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We have 16 occupational PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

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Black Lives in the Workplace – the reproduction and mobilisation of racialised work

The aim of this research is firstly to understand and conceptualise the social and material structures that underpin the experiences of UK Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) workers. Read more

PhD studentship opportunities in Environment and Health

We are pleased to invite applications for 3-year PhD studentships in the Medical Research Council Centre for Environment and Health (MRC-CEH) and two National Institute for Health Research funded Health Protection Research Units (HPRU) in Environmental Exposures and Health and in Chemical and Radiation Threats and Hazards. Read more

PhD Studentship in Human-Systems Integration for Rail Freight

Overview. Rail Freight is key to decarbonisation and the economy. However, there are human performance risks in rail freight - safety risks to staff, and to the safe operation of freight on the rail network. Read more

Musculoskeletal loading from a minimal wearable sensor system during rehabilitation

Project details. “In the future… training and rehabilitation programmes will use wearable and simple imaging technologies to estimate tissue level biomechanics derived from personalised neuromusculoskeletal modelling in real-time in the real-world. Read more

Predicting musculoskeletal loading from video during rehabilitation

Project details. Background. Knowledge of tissue-specific loads on the muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments of the human musculoskeletal system has implications for the prescription and monitoring of exercises across clinical, sporting, and occupational rehabilitation. Read more

Better outcomes in motor neuron disease– NIHR funded clinical and non-clinical doctoral studentships

The specialist Sheffield MND Care and Research Centre at the Sheffield Institute of Translational Neuroscience (SITraN), University of Sheffield is leading the drive to develop and implement new technologies to improve the care for patients with motor neuron disease (MND). Read more

Virtual Reality and Games for Physical Rehabilitation

  Research Group: Intelligent Systems
Upper or lower limb rehabilitation (rehab) is commonly required in various health conditions. For example, post-Stroke, post-Cardiac arrest, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Phantom Limb, Brain Injury, and post-Breast Cancer Surgery. Read more
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Predictors of surgical outcomes in knee osteoarthritis

  Research Group: Nursing and Health
Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is a common type of arthritis in Northern Ireland. A debilitating condition, sufferers report locking, grinding and instability of the knee, with severe difficulties in walking, standing, domestic and occupational activities. Read more

The lived experience of farming households in the contemporary agricultural transition – An Irish cross-border perspective

  Research Group: Business and Management
Agricultural production is an important facet of the economy on the island of Ireland. However, its sustainability is threatened by climate change and the associated pressures this brings to reconfigure traditional farming practices. Read more

Ethnographic explorations of information security at the margins

Please note that advertised projects are sample projects and prospective applicants are not required to apply to one of the advertised projects, but are welcome to discuss broader research interests with the academic named in the advert - and/or to apply with their own research proposal. Read more

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