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Nursing, Midwifery & Allied Health Professions PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in the UK

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  Developing smart, dementia-friendly signage
  Research Group: Built Environment Research Group
  Dr F Pascale, Dr A Pooley
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Built Environment Research Group. https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-technology/research/our-research-institutes-and-groups/built-environment-research-group.
  What can pregnancy tell us about maternal behaviour? A neurohormonal investigation
  Research Group: Centre for Mind and Behaviour
  Dr J Aspell, Dr F Cardini
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Centre for Mind and Behaviour https://aru.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/aru-centre-for-mind-and-behaviour.
  Social workers and body practitioners: an inter-professional exploration
  Dr Y Hakak
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD project will examine how social work practitioners who are also body practitioners – dancers, yoga teachers, physiotherapists, massage therapists, choreographers etc - implement and integrate their heightened awareness of the human body into their social work practice.
  Accurate measurement of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in adults with a spinal cord injury
  Dr D Bailey
Applications accepted all year round

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The proposed research will be conducted with an industry partner to develop a device for accurate measurement of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in adults with a spinal cord injury who use a manual wheelchair (those with paraplegia).
  Reducing sedentary behaviour and increasing physical activity for the prevention and management of Type 2 diabetes
  Dr D Bailey
Applications accepted all year round

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This proposed research will follow a process of intervention development and evaluation targeted at reducing and breaking up sitting time for the prevention and/or management of Type 2 diabetes.
  The impact of health and fitness social media on physical activity and body image in adolescents
  Dr C Kerner
Applications accepted all year round

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Around 50% of young people engage with health and fitness content on social media (Crane et al., 2015). Young people’s engagement with health-related social media has been shown to impact their health-related knowledge and behaviours, such as physical activity, diet and mental health (Goodyear and Quennerstedt, 2019).
  A Cross-Cultural Exploration into Caring for Someone with Cancer: A Qualitative Study in Scotland
  Ms J Young, Dr C Gray Brunton
Applications accepted all year round

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Cancer is a multifaceted diagnosis that is bound up in a range of factors that will affect an individual’s lived experience of this disease.
  Constructing mobile dating apps: How do heterosexual adults understand, create meaning and make use of this modern phenomenon?
  Dr D Whiteley, Dr C Gray Brunton, Dr S Brown
Applications accepted all year round

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Online platforms for initiating sexual and romantic relationships have become a significant feature of the dating scene over the last decade.
  Development of interventions combining exercise, patient education and pain management on free-living physical activity and quality of life in individuals with intermittent claudication.
  Research Group: Ageing Well
  Dr C Seenan, Dr U Abaraogu, Dr P Dall
Applications accepted all year round

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Ref. SHLS20036 Seenan. Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a common vascular disease which is characterised by pain and exercise intolerance, termed Intermittent Claudication (IC), due to reduction in blood flow to skeletal muscles in the lower limbs.
  What are the attitudes and experiences of those with COPD and healthcare professionals around using M-health apps?
  Research Group: Ageing Well
  Dr N Roberts, Dr E McElhinney
Applications accepted all year round

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Reference. SHLS20043. People increasingly use mobile health apps (m-health) in their everyday life and these tools have the potential to help older adults manage their health.
  Developing an intervention to maximise nurse antibiotic prescribing for Upper Respiratory Tract Infections (URTI).
  Research Group: Safeguarding Health through Infection Prevention
  Dr V Ness, Dr L Price, Dr K McAloney-Kocaman
Applications accepted all year round

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Ref. SHLS20034 Ness. Antimicrobial resistance is a public health priority with human, financial and social costs. One of the main contributors to this resistance is the inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics.
  Optimising the nursing contribution to improving antimicrobial stewardship in hospitals: development of a multi-component intervention
  Research Group: Safeguarding Health through Infection Prevention
  Dr V Ness, Dr D McDonald
Applications accepted all year round

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Ref. SHLS20033 Ness. ‘Antimicrobial resistance’ (AMR) means that many antibiotics may not work in future, putting hospital patients at increased risk of serious infections.
  Measuring the Impact of Visual Impairment on Face Perception: A Combined Behavioural and Haemodynamic Approach
  Research Group: Vision Research
  Dr A Logan, Dr U Shahani, Dr L Cameron
Applications accepted all year round

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Ref. SHLS20025. Faces contain a wealth of information. a brief glimpse is typically sufficient to recognise a familiar face or interpret a facial expression.
  The Power of Positivity: Positive Expressive Writing and Wellbeing (Ref: SF20/PSY/SMITH)
  Dr M Smith
Applications accepted all year round

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Expressive writing paradigms, which involve writing about emotive topics, have been shown to benefit psychological and physical health.
  PhDs in Health and Social Care

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Health and Social Care research at Sheffield Hallam University includes an extensive range of research, evaluation and development work.
  Development and validation of an observational measure of children’s conversational skills: application to children who have Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder or High-functioning autism spectrum disorder
  Dr C Adams, Dr J Freed
Applications accepted all year round

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Social communication impairments in school-aged children are a fundamental feature of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and are prominent in a type of language disorder called Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder (SPCD).
  Exploring the epidemiology and care of complex wounds in lower and middle income countries
  Prof J Dumville, Prof N Cullum
Applications accepted all year round

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Complex wounds cannot be closed, for example by sutures, staples or glue, but are left open to heal. These open wounds, which include leg, pressure and foot ulcers, can be painful, at risk of infection and limit people’s health-related quality of life.
  Exploring the epidemiology and care of complex wounds in lower and middle income countries
  Prof N Cullum, Prof J Dumville
Applications accepted all year round

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Complex wounds cannot be closed, for example by sutures, staples or glue, but are left open to heal. These open wounds, which include leg, pressure and foot ulcers, can be painful, at risk of infection and limit people’s health-related quality of life.
  Ensuring efficient, equitable and sustainable support for people with care needs in ageing societies
  Dr Marcello Morciano, Prof M Sutton
Application Deadline: 14 June 2020

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The PhD will be undertaken within the Economic Sustainability research theme of the National Institute for Health Research Applied Research Collaboration for Greater Manchester (ARC-GM).
  Conversation analysis of health communication
  Dr S Speer
Applications accepted all year round

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Good communication can enhance health outcomes. In order to optimise health communication in different settings it is important to understand what interactional techniques are used, and which techniques work well and less well.
  Understanding factors that influence behaviour change talk in routine dental care to prevent oral health problems in young children
  Dr S Peters, Dr J Goldthorpe
Applications accepted all year round

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Dental decay is a preventable disease that impacts significantly on children’s development and wellbeing. Tooth extraction due to decayed teeth is the number one reason for hospital admission in young children and in Greater Manchester, a 1/3 of children have dental decay by the time they start school.
  The Manchester Dementia Prediction Database: Using advanced statistical methods to optimise diagnosis and prognosis for people with degenerative neurological conditions.
  Dr J Thompson, Dr A Woollams, Dr M Jones
Applications accepted all year round

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Early diagnosis and accurate prognostic information are key priorities to enable people with neurodegenerative dementia to know what to expect and to enable them to plan effectively for their future needs.
  Health PhD

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Overview. As a PhD student in the Department for Health at Bath you will have the opportunity to undertake original, in-depth research under expert supervision working in one of the top rated research Universities in the UK.
  Professional Doctorate in Health at the University of Bath

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The renowned Professional Doctorate in Health programme at the University of Bath is a part-time distance learning programme, designed specifically to help develop research and leadership skills in health and social care.
  Delay to diagnosis and treatment in pancreatic cancer with patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals
  Prof A Topping
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a 3-year full time self-funded PhD Studentship (part time would be considered). Patients with pancreatic cancer are commonly diagnosed with advanced disease.
  Computerised assessment of visuo-spatial neglect following stroke
  Dr D Punt
Applications accepted all year round

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Following a stroke, it is common for people to have problems with spatial awareness (also referred to as ’visuo-spatial neglect’, or just ‘neglect’).
  Educational priorities for radiography: Towards a globally unified curriculum
  Prof M Hardy
Applications accepted all year round

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The focus of the PhD project is to determine the clinical expectations of radiography in the future and, through consensus modelling, determine the essential and desirable components of a potentially unified radiography graduate curriculum.
  PhD Psychology

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Particular areas of interest include Cyberpsychology, Interpersonal Behaviour, Health and Relationships, Psychology of Creativity and Performance Expertise, and Educational Development.
  Drinking tools – what helps older people drink well? PhD opportunity to test and disseminate user friendly tools to help older people drink well and prevent dehydration (HooperLU19SF)
  Dr L Hooper, Dr D Bunn
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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Background and Aims. One in every five older people living in residential care has low-intake dehydration, due to drinking insufficient fluids to replace obligatory losses (1).
  Effects of methodological decisions on the outcomes of systematic reviews (HooperL-SongFU19SF)
  Dr L Hooper, Dr F Song
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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Background and Aims. Our systematic reviews for the World Health Organization assessed health effects of dietary fats in long-term randomised controlled trials (1-5).
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