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  PhD in International Business and Strategy at Henley Business School

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International Business and Strategy (IBS) at Henley Business School offers 4. fully-funded PhD scholarships. for September 2020 entry.
  PhD in Finance at Henley Business School

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 The PhD in Finance Programme of the Henley Business School, University of Reading, is run by the ICMA Centre. The ICMA Centre is the product of the first active collaboration between the securities industry and a university finance department.
  PhD at Henley Business School

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Henley Business School offers. 32 fully-funded PhD scholarships. for September 2019 entry. Join high calibre doctoral candidates from more than 25 countries in the world and study at a triple-accredited global business school.
  Modelling the cardiovascular side-effects of anaesthesia
  Prof I Bojak
Applications accepted all year round

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"Propofol is currently the anaesthetic most commonly employed in surgical operations. However, it has a variety of cardiovascular side-effects that are potentially life-threatening, in particular for fragile patients.
  The influence of adventurous play and outdoor activities on child anxiety
  Dr H Dodd
Applications accepted all year round

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When children are given opportunities to take risks in their play or take part in adventurous outdoor activities such as climbing or kayaking, it is likely that they learn about fear, coping and uncertainty.
  Targeting key symptoms and mechanisms in adolescent depression
  Dr F Orchard
Applications accepted all year round

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Depression is the biggest cause of disability worldwide and is usually experienced for the first time during adolescence. Long-term implications of experiencing depression at this age are serious, and existing evidence-based treatments for depression are only moderately effective.
  Modelling and understanding of biological systems, using physics as a tool
  Dr Y Hayashi
Applications accepted all year round

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Living systems are complex, and are based on the basic building blocks of genes, proteins, chemical reactions, and physical forces.
  Understanding the Electric Field in Electrical Stimulation for biomedical application
  Prof W Holderbaum, Prof S Nasuto
Applications accepted all year round

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"Functional electrical stimulation (FES) is a treatment that applies small electrical charges to a muscle that has become paralysed or weakened, due to damage in your brain or spinal cord.
  Complex network control of stem cell derived cultures
  Prof S Nasuto, Dr E Delivopoulos, Dr Y Hayashi
Applications accepted all year round

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"In order to create a next generation of interfaces between prosthetic devices and the nervous system or to create next generation of intelligent robots – hybrids between artificial and biological systems, it is necessary to understand the principles that allow biological networks to achieve control of bodies.
  Biological role of neurooestrogens in behaviour
  Dr N Vasudevan
Applications accepted all year round

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Our laboratory primarily investigates animal behaviour through the lens of neuroendocrinology i.e. hormones. We are interested in non-classical ways in which hormones may act to regulate behaviours.
  How do hormones improve learning and memory?
  Dr N Vasudevan, Prof P G Knight
Applications accepted all year round

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Deficiencies of thyroid hormone, in particular subclinical hypothyroidism is common throughout the globe. Adult-onset hypothyroidism affects around 8-10% of the population and has been associated with reproductive disorders, anxiety, depression and impairment of memory.
  Molecular-genetic analysis of intra- and extra-cellular iron reduction systems in bacteria: role in gut colonisation and utilisation of dietary iron sources.
  Prof S C Andrews
Applications accepted all year round

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The innate immune defense systems respond to bacterial infection by reducing the amount of available iron in order to restrict bacterial growth.
  How does urbanization affect the abundance and diversity of species?
  Prof M D E Fellowes
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD will focus on the influence of human behaviour on the dynamics and behaviour of species in urban and suburban settings. By altering the environment (e.g.
  The molecular mechanisms of thrombosis and haemostasis
  Dr C.E. Hughes
Applications accepted all year round

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A healthy cardiovascular system relies on the cells lining the blood vessels (endothelial cells) and heart cells (cardiomyocytes) to function normally.
  Health behaviours in sport
  Dr A Hollywood
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will use qualitative and quantitative research methods to explore health behaviours in people who participate in sport.
  Ubiquitin-dependent signalling pathways in ageing
  Dr E Kevei
Applications accepted all year round

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Ageing is characterized by a general functional decline of cells with increased risk of disease. Maintenance of protein homeostasis is a long-term challenge not only for individual cells but also for the entire organism.
  Understanding the link between healthy ageing and social interaction
  Dr E Kevei, Dr N Vasudevan
Applications accepted all year round

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Healthy ageing is a priority for all countries since we are living longer than ever before. A number of studies show that social behaviours can prevent some detrimental aspects of aging such as dementia and memory loss.
  The non-human biological trace evidence of shallow graves
  Dr M A Perotti
Applications accepted all year round

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"A number of non-human biological traces are present in or around corpses shallowly buried in soil. This project attempts to characterize the different types of traces, and inform on the role they can play in the forensic analysis of a crime scene.
  Treating eating disorders in young people
  Dr P Jenkins
Applications accepted all year round

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"Eating disorders are serious psychiatric illnesses affecting both adults and young people, and are associated with a number of severe health consequences.
  Microbiology and ecology of microbes in our rivers - their niche distribution and functional implications
  Dr S Gweon
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"The distributions of microorganisms in our rivers and their interactions play an important role to environment and human health.
  The earliest Lower Palaeolithic of the Middle Thames: Re-assessing the chronology and distribution of the high-level ancient river terraces
  Dr R Hosfield, Dr S Black
Applications accepted all year round

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The majority of Britain’s earliest Palaeolithic sites are associated with estuaries and/or the lower reaches of major rivers. This distribution of sites suggests that the earliest colonisers may have been restricted to coastal habitats, with their milder micro-climates and distinctive resources.
  Son preference and sex selection: Diffusion processes and re-evaluation of policies in India.
  Dr S Dubuc
Applications accepted all year round

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Amartya Sen’s seminal article ‘More Than 100 Million Women Are Missing’ in 1990, brought the topic of sex-selection against females to global attention and inspired academic work in the field1.
  The politics of hydropower: a study of the main drivers behind the resurgence of the hydropower sector in the Global South.
  Dr F Menga
Applications accepted all year round

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"The University of Reading, Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences, seeks to appoint a postgraduate student to carry out innovative research exploring the politics of large hydropower plants (henceforth, HPPs).
  Biomechanics and activity analysis in the wild
  Prof W Harwin, Prof F Hwang
Applications accepted all year round

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Movement analysis and recording has been confined to dedicate gait and motion capture facilities, but this only only records movements for a single part of one day in an unusual environment.
  Enhancing botany education in Britain
  Dr J Mitchley
Applications accepted all year round

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Plants are a vital element of the biosphere and without plants there is no animal life. An understanding of plant diversity and the ability to identify, name and understand plants in their habitats (field botany) is essential to underpin ecology, conservation and sustainable development sciences.
  Plant-insect interactions in a changing world
  Dr S Gripenberg
Applications accepted all year round

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Insects associated with plants comprise one of the most diverse groups of species on earth. Their impact on the ecology and evolution of their host plants is widely recognised, as is their contribution to a number of important ecosystem functions.
  Biological role of neuropeptides and their receptors
  Dr L Lander
Applications accepted all year round

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"Cell signalling is critical to the co-ordination and functioning of all cells. Cell signalling allows cells to co-ordinate activities within the intracellular environment as well as ensuring cells know how to correctly respond to other cells and to an ever-changing extracellular environment as well.
  Chemical reaction to mechanical motion towards the physio-chemical model of heart cells.
  Dr Y Hayashi, Dr Z Wang, Dr N Vasudevan
Applications accepted all year round

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Living systems are complex, and are based on the basic building blocks of genes, proteins, chemical reactions, and physical forces.
  Fractional order modelling of neurons
  Dr S Hadjiloucas, Dr E Delivopoulos
Applications accepted all year round

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Fractional order calculus (integro-differential equations that are of non-integral order) is an emerging methodology with wide applications across all areas of Physics and Engineering.
  Designing Technology for Personalised Nutrition
  Prof F Hwang
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD investigates the design of technology to provide personalised nutrition advice. Non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease are major challenges globally, and can be addressed, in part, by eating a healthier diet.
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