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  Music and language processing in autism and amusia
  Dr F Liu
Applications accepted all year round

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Music and language are fundamental traits of human existence. They both rely on complex sound sequences to convey meaning. It has been hotly debated whether the two are processed through distinct cognitive modules or using shared mechanisms.
  Understanding the biomechanical changes associated with a popular walking programme to optimise care for individuals with arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions.
  Dr K Martin, Dr D Blana
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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This is an exciting, interdisciplinary project that brings together social science, data science and engineering, and will give the student invaluable skills for a career in academia or the medical technology sector.
  Better shared decision making within cancer care (CANDECIDE)
  Dr S MacLennan, Prof M Ryan
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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This is an innovative interdisciplinary project within the important area of supportive care. The student will join a small expert team within the Institute of Applied Health Sciences which has good links with NHS Grampian and UCAN (Urological Cancer Charity).
  Chronic pain: from public health impact to impact on public health policy
  Prof G Macfarlane, Dr K Oliver
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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Chronic pain represents a frequent and disabling condition and it is generally acknowledged that it represents and important public health problem and economic burden.
  Delivering person-centred care in the community: what works for LTC?
  Dr K Martin, Dr S MacLennan
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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This is an innovative project within the important area of long-term conditions. The student will join a small expert team within the Institute of Applied Health Sciences which has strong links with NHS Grampian and Third Sector organisations within Aberdeen.
  Dynamic prediction modelling in Parkinson’s disease
  Dr D McLernon, Dr A Macleod, Dr C Counsell
Application Deadline: 24 April 2020

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1. Background to the project. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive, disabling, neurodegenerative disorder which is common in the elderly.
  Epidemiology and outcomes of psoriatic arthritis
  Dr G Jones, Prof G Macfarlane, Dr R Hollick
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) presents a unique clinical challenge. Characterised by inflammatory joint disease, enthesitis, skin and nail disease, it is also associated with vascular risk and increased likelihood of metabolic syndrome.
  Home, hospital or care home: preferred place of care for older people with frailty and life limiting conditions in remote and rural areas.
  Prof L Locock, Dr S Makin
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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The Scottish rural population is aging – 25% of people in remote rural areas are aged over 65, compared to 18% of people living in urban areas.1 As many localities and health care services are facing the challenge of providing health and social care for older people, it is often assumed that people would strongly prefer to be cared for at home.
  Investigating the association between maternal obesity and offspring fertility
  Dr S Bhattacharya, Prof P A Fowler
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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Mounting evidence suggests that exposure to maternal obesity in the womb programmes the offspring to poor health outcomes in later life.
  Is breast cancer more aggressive when developed by rural-dwellers compared to those living in the city?
  Prof P Murchie, Prof Z Miedzybrodzka, Prof V Speirs, Dr R Vieira
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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  Managing the effects of cancer: developing a nutrition intervention for the side and late effects of different treatment modalities for breast, prostate and bowel cancers (ICANEAT)
  Dr S MacLennan, Dr K Kiezebrink
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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This is an innovative interdisciplinary project within the important area of supportive care. The student will join a small expert team within the Institute of Applied Health Sciences which has good links with NHS Grampian and UCAN (Urological Cancer Charity).
  Predicting the risk of moderate and severe exacerbations in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) using linked electronic health records
  Dr M Nath, Dr J Haughney, Prof A Lee
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive lung disease requiring timely diagnosis and assessment of the severity as well as intensive treatment and health care support to prevent disease progression.
  Understanding how rural-dwellers respond to potential cancer symptoms: A mixed methods PhD project using a community-based cohort assessing prevalence and response to potential cancer symptoms
  Prof P Murchie, Dr J Allan, Dr R Vieira
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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1. Background to the project. Scottish people living further from key healthcare facilities have less chance of prompt cancer diagnosis and poorer cancer survival than those living closer-by[1].
  What are the personal, clinical and social impacts of longer waiting times? A multi-methods study.
  Prof C Ramsay, Prof L Locock
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Waiting times for elective surgery remain an important topic for health policy and health services research. The standard national treatment time guarantee in Scotland is 12 weeks.
  What is the role of opioids in postoperative pain? Epidemiological and clinical perspectives
  Prof P Forget, Prof G Macfarlane
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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The question seems trivial but remains largely unresolved. The present project aims to address the question using different approaches.
  Who Counts? Understanding and enabling synergies between routine mortality data and data systems inform and rural primary health systems in South Africa
  Dr L D'Ambruoso, Prof P Byass
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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Described as the single most critical development failure of the past 30 years, in Africa and Asia the majority of births, deaths, and causes of deaths are never recorded.
  Developmental dyslexia: a multi-sensory approach
  Dr B Jennings, Prof T Wydell
Applications accepted all year round

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The aim of the proposed project will be to investigate the multi-sensory integration of light and sound information, i.e., the combination of processing in the visual and auditory systems, in children and young adults with developmental dyslexia.
  Use of inertial sensors for fall prediction in older people
  Dr A Shaheen, Dr A Cocks
Applications accepted all year round

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Falls in older people are a common cause of morbidity, mortality and loss of function. The physiological changes to the motor and sensory functions caused by ageing combined with the presence of other age-related diseases put this population at a high risk of falling.
  Interpretation of Features in Biological Images
  Dr A Managh
Application Deadline: 30 September 2020

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We are seeking applicants with an interest in data analysis and programming to develop methods to extract information from high resolution images of metals in tissue.
  mGeohealth: emerging applications of mobile technology
  Assoc Prof M Campbell
Application Deadline: 30 April 2020

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Health and medical geography approaches have normally focused on residence-based conceptualisations as an approximation for multiple types of exposure.
  A Nutrigenetics approach to study gene-diet interactions on Cardio-metabolic diseases in different ethnic groups
  Dr V Karani, Prof J Lovegrove
Applications accepted all year round

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"We are seeking a highly motivated candidate for a PhD project that will focus on genetic epidemiology and statistical genetics.
  Appetite across the lifespan
  Dr M Clegg
Applications accepted all year round

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"Appetite research is of importance at key stages of the lifespan for different reasons. In infancy, childhood, and adolescence developing healthy eating behaviours can lead to healthy habits and diets that carry through into adulthood.
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