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  Doctoral research opportunities in science and technology at Sheffield Hallam University

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Our research aims to develop innovative, practical solutions to real world problems. We welcome applications for research degree study across our areas of research strength in science and technology.
  Comparing the utility of different reporters in understanding child psychopathology
  Dr R Rowe, Dr CB Stride
Applications accepted all year round

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Clinicians often receive information from multiple informants (e.g., parents, teachers, and children) when assessing psychopathology in children and adolescents.
  Exploring appetite control and weight management strategies in individuals from low and high socio-economic status (SES) groups
  Dr N Buckland
Applications accepted all year round

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Individuals from low SES groups are more likely to be obese compared to individuals from higher SES groups. Recent research has shown that low SES groups are more responsive to dietary manipulations that promote increased food intake (e.g.
  Adolescent anxiety - Approach and avoidance
  Dr L Levita
Applications accepted all year round

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Adolescence does not end until one’s mid-twenties, it is a prolonged period of change both physically and mentally. Unfortunately, it is also a period associated with high levels of anxiety and risk for developing anxiety disorders.
  Determinants and psychological correlates of sustained behaviour change and recovery from addiction
  Prof M Field
Applications accepted all year round

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Although difficult, many people who are addicted to alcohol or drugs eventually recover from their addiction, often without any formal treatment.
  Engagement of executive functions and motivated behaviour
  Prof M Field
Applications accepted all year round

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Disorders of motivated behaviour such as obesity and addiction are associated with deficits in executive functions such as inhibition, task-switching, and working memory.
  Responses to threat: what is a normative threat response in development versus a pathological one
  Dr L Levita
Applications accepted all year round

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Adults and adolescents respond to different kinds of threat differentially, for example in the way they learn to predict danger and learn something is safe via fear conditioning and extinction.
  Neurological reserve as a pivotal mechanism for psychiatric symptoms in Alzheimer’s disease
  Prof A Venneri
Applications accepted all year round

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Patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) may experience and show a whole range of clinical symptoms. Of these, psychiatric symptoms such as apathy, depression and anxiety play a major role in that they are highly debilitating for patients and carers.
  The influence of Apolipoprotein E genotypes on pathways of neurotransmission measured in vivo. Implications for dementia research.
  Dr M De Marco
Applications accepted all year round

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Monoaminergic midbrain nuclei are currently emerging as major players in the definition of the pathological changes of early Alzheimer’s disease (AD) stages.
  Longitudinal study on the relationship of the gut microbiome to disease progression in the UK MND population
  Prof C McDermott
Applications accepted all year round

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Motor neurone disease (MND) is a devastating neurodegenerative condition characterised by progressive deterioration of motor functions until death normally results from respiratory failure.
  Investigating the role of adenosine deaminase in motor neuron disease
  Dr S P Allen
Applications accepted all year round

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In a recent study published in Brain (https://doi.org/10.1093/brain/awy353) and highlighted in a number of media articles (www.sheffield.ac.uk/news/nr/disrupted-pathway-motorneurone-disease-1.830534) we have identifed a novel disruption in an energy generating pathway in astrocytes (neuronal support cells) derived from motor neurone disease (MND) patients.
  What is the impact of atypical neurogenesis on brain activity, cognition and behaviour?
  Dr A McNeill, Dr M Freeth
Applications accepted all year round

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Neurogenesis is the process by which stem cells form brain cells. This process is disrupted by genetic mutations causing childhood neurological disorders which cause symptoms such as learning disability, behaviour problems and epilepsy.
  Anti-accommodation in anisometropic amblyopia
  Dr S Toor, Dr C Codina
Applications accepted all year round

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Accommodation has always been considered to be a symmetrical process, with each eye accommodating an equal amount, even in anisometropia.
  MicroRNA and Extracellular Vesicles Mediation of Embryo-Maternal Communication
  Prof A Fazeli, Dr P Heath
Applications accepted all year round

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Infertility is a substantial problem affecting couples worldwide. The scars inflicted on couples as a result of not being able to conceive affects their general health, mental well-being and even raising social issues particularly in the old age.
  Application of data science to inherited genetic variants of apoptosis genes and susceptibility to breast cancer
  Prof A Cox, Dr K Walters
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Background. The identification of the breast and ovarian cancer genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 two decades ago has resulted in both improved patient risk assessment and the use of PARP-inhibitors for treatment.
  Novel bone-targeted therapy for multiple myeloma
  Dr M Lawson, Dr A Chantry
Applications accepted all year round

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Myeloma remains an incurable cancer despite improvements in survival outcomes over the last few years, due to the development of better therapies.
  Bacterial-derived magnetosomes as nanocarriers for cancer-killing oncolytic viruses.
  Dr M Muthana, Dr F Howard
Applications accepted all year round

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Dysfunctional cellular processes that are the markers of neoplasms provide the ideal environment for viral infection including sustained proliferation and resistance to cell death.
  Evaluation of ex vivo screening methodology
  Dr S Danson, Prof T Helleday
Applications accepted all year round

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Cancer affects over 14M individuals worldwide each year and in the UK only 50% of patients have a 10 year survival following cancer diagnosis.
  Exploring the role of OGG1 in fibroblast senescence
  Dr D Lambert, Prof T Helleday
Applications accepted all year round

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Fibroblasts are the major cell type of connective tissue. They play a critical role in maintaining the extracellular matrix, the ‘glue’ in which most cells reside, and maintaining normal function of other types of cells such as epithelial and immune cells.
  Characterisation of in vitro models of human salivary glands and their use in functional studies
  Dr L Bingle, Prof C Bingle
Applications accepted all year round

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Saliva is produced by three pairs of major salivary glands and multiple minor glands in the lips, associated with the tongue and also with the palate.
  Characterisation of the genotype and phenotype of epithelial cells invaded by the periodontal pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis.
  Dr S Whawell, Dr G Stafford
Applications accepted all year round

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The presence of the Gram negative anaerobe Porphyromonas gingivalis is consistently associated with the more severe forms of periodontal disease and its ability to invade host epithelial cells is thought to be important in the pathogenesis of the disease.
  The oral microbiome, ROS and the development of oral cancer: a role in Fanconi anemia?
  Prof K Hunter, Dr S Collis
Applications accepted all year round

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Many patients with Fanconi Anemia (FA) develop cancers of the mouth, esophagus or anogential region. A number of reasons have been suggested, but the millions of bacteria that are naturally resident in these body sites might be a significant contributory factor.
  Modelling the epigenome in oral dysplasia and early invasive carcinoma
  Prof K Hunter, Dr H Colley
Applications accepted all year round

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The key molecular events which lead to the development of premalignant oral lesions and their progression to oral cancer are still poorly understood.
  The Role of Fusion Genes Tumourigenesis
  Dr L Bingle, Prof C Bingle
Applications accepted all year round

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Salivary gland tumours are uncommon but have a varied and complex pattern of histopathological features.
  Does fatty acid uptake by oral cancer cells drive metastasis?
  Dr C Murdoch, Dr H Colley
Applications accepted all year round

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The cell surface receptor CD36 belongs to a large scavenger receptor family that primarily bind lipid-containing molecules. Until recently their expression was thought to be restricted to macrophages and endothelial cells but recent data suggest that epithelial cancer cells may also express this receptor.
  Struggling for independence? Health practices of young adults living in the parental home.
  Prof P Curtis, Dr V Whitaker
Applications accepted all year round

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Within a number of industrialised, and post- industrialised nations such as the UK, there are strong cultural narratives that associate autonomous adulthood with independent living, away from the parental home.
  Patient experience of the Mesothelioma Stratified Therapy Trial (MiST): a qualitative study
  Prof A Tod, Dr B Taylor
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD provides a unique opportunity for a student to conduct a qualitative patient experience health services research study within a complex stratified clinical trial for people with malignant mesothelioma (MM), the Mesothelioma Stratified Therapy Trial (MiST).
  Factors influencing successful implementation of advanced nursing practice roles in oncology: a qualitative inquiry.
  Prof A Tod, Dr R King
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD provides a unique opportunity for a student to conduct an in-depth qualitative study exploring factors influencing the successful implementation of Advanced Nursing Practice (ANP) roles in an oncology setting.
  How does cytokine signalling cause kidney hyperplasia?
  Dr M Fragiadaki, Prof J Sayers
Applications accepted all year round

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Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is the most common genetic kidney disorder, with more than 12 million people are affected worldwide.
  Next generation multi-laser based additive manufacturing of metallic alloys
  Dr K Mumtaz
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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Are you interested in pushing the boundaries of metal additive manufacturing? We have an exciting PhD opportunity within the MAPP Future Manufacturing Hub to develop the next generation of laser based additive manufacturing systems.
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