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  2-4 fully-funded PhD Scholarships (within the ESRC White Rose Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership) at the University of Hull

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The University of Hull is part of the ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership https://wrdtp.ac.uk/ - a collaboration between the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield, York, Sheffield Hallam, Hull, Bradford and Manchester Metropolitan University - and through this is able to offer a range of ESRC funded Postgraduate Scholarships.
  Postgraduate Research Scholarships Scheme

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 The University of Hull is delighted to announce the launch of its flagship Postgraduate Research scholarships scheme. We are awarding a total of 19 scholarships across five interdisciplinary research themes, all addressing major global concerns.
  WRDTP ESRC PhD Studentships 2020/21

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 . WRDTP ESRC PhD STUDENTSHIPS 2020/21.
  (MSc Scholarship-Biofuels) REclaiming lignin rich sludge for repurposing into a secondary Fuel source for thermochemical transformation. (Re-Fuel)
  Dr V Skoulou, Dr M Taylor
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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To celebrate the University's research successes, the University of Hull is offering a full-time UK/EU MSc Scholarship for candidates applying for the following Research England Funded project.
  Behavioural insights and policing
  Prof J Connelly, Dr A Hatzistavrou
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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This project will consider the theory, practice and ethics of behavioural interventions (nudges) in the police service. In collaboration with Humberside Police, this project will seek to identify and test opportunities to modify police practice and procedures.
  Evidence based personnel selection
  Dr F Why, Dr R Weil
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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Policing is highly stressful and stress increases illness susceptibility, which has substantial costs for the workforce and the organisation.
  Improving police response to domestic abuse
  Dr N O'Leary, Dr I Brennan
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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This project will focus on how the police respond to domestic abuse incidents. In particular, it will seek to evaluate the three main areas of.
  Life after modern slavery - dignity and rights
  Dr L Arocha, Prof H Johnston
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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This project is one of three PhD scholarships exploring the consequences of modern slavery and will examine the recovery and (re)-integration processes for victims of modern slavery once they have exited the situation of exploitation.
  Preventing online child sexual exploitation
  Dr D Demetis, Prof Y Merali
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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Technological developments (mobility of internet access, social networking, dark web) have changed the nature of crime with rapid expansion of online and online-facilitated offending.
  Protecting children from Organised Crime Gangs
  Dr S Green, Dr L Cartwright
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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Although Local Authorities hold a wealth of information about children and young people who are referred to them, information on child criminal exploitation (CCE) is not collected systematically.
  Understanding the multi-agency sharing of information about violence
  Dr I Brennan, Prof T Phillips
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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Multi-agency data sharing is seen as a ‘holy grail’ for services involved in reducing health, criminal justice and social problems.
  Unintended victims of humanitarian anti-slavery measures
  Dr E Robson, Dr L Arocha
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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This project is one of three PhD scholarships exploring the consequences of modern slavery. You will research the impact of humanitarian anti-slavery measures on the livelihoods of the population groups these measures are intended to protect, especially those of children and young people.
  Victim testimonies, courts and justice
  Dr E Faulkner, Dr S Green
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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This project is one of three PhD scholarships exploring the consequences of modern slavery. You will examine the significance of victim testimonies in securing (or not securing) justice.
  How does serotonin affect sexual behaviour in fish?
  Dr D Joyce
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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There is a possible role for serotonin in the sand-castle building behaviour of cichlid fishes, behaviour carried out by males to attract females.
  Pollution of freshwaters with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors: a health perspective
  Dr P Beltran-Alvarez
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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A range of pharmaceuticals including selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) have routinely been measured in waterways, such as rivers and estuaries, in the ng/L range (e.g.
  The role of serotonin in crayfish anti-predatory behaviour and dominance
  Dr T Breithaupt
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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Serotonin is involved in anxiety-like behaviour as well as in dominance fights in crayfish. Anxiety-like behaviour can be elicited by a stressful experience such as exposure to chemical predation cues or intraspecific fight experience.
  Applying Population-Level Microbiota Resistance Profiling in Skin Wounds
  Dr A Oates, Prof M Hardman, Mr G Smith
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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This PhD project is based in Hull York Medical School. Antimicrobial resistance is recognised as a major global health and economic threat.
  Cervical screening participation among seldom heard groups in Yorkshire
  Dr J Cairns, Prof U MacLeod
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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This doctoral research will examine barriers and facilitators to cervical screening participation among seldom heard women living in Yorkshire.
  Epidemiology of common endocrine disorders and diabetes
  Dr T Sathyapalan
Applications accepted all year round

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A PhD project is available in Prof Sathyapalan group with a focus on the epidemiology of common endocrine disorders and diabetes at the University of Hull.
  Exploring the homeless perspectives and experiences of chronic illness, self-care and healthcare
  Prof L Walker, Dr P Whybrow, Mrs K Brady, Dr N O'Leary
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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This PhD project is based in Hull York Medical School. ‘Homelessness’ is complex concept that refers to large heterogeneous group of people.
  Homeless hospital admissions and discharge: a mixed methods study of service users and providers
  Prof J Reeve, Dr P Whybrow, Mrs K Brady, Prof T Phillips
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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This PhD project is based in Hull York Medical School. Homeless people underuse primary care services but are more likely to attend emergency services and to stay in hospital for longer.
  How does the vascular matrix environment influence platelet activation?
  Dr S Calaminus
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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The platelet is a blood cell that plays a key role in the prevention of bleeding. For platelets to form a clot or thrombus effectively, they must rearrange their actin cytoskeleton to withstand high shear stress from blood flow in the arteries.
  Identification of novel glucose-dependent alterations responsible for platelet dysfunction in Type 2 diabetes.
  Prof Tim Palmer, Dr F Rivero
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a growing global healthcare problem. Clinical findings suggest that more than 70% of patients with T2DM will die of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) including heart attack and stroke.
  Identification of novel glucose-dependent alterations responsible for vascular dysfunction in Type 2 diabetes.
  Prof Tim Palmer, Dr R Sturmey
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Diabetes is a growing global healthcare problem. The majority of people living with diabetes have Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), characterised by a resistance of the body to the action of insulin.
  Innovative Bioinformatics Pipeline Development for Microbiota Analysis
  Dr D H Lunt, Dr A Oates, Prof M Hardman
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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Recent advances in metagenomics, particularly long-read sequencing, are delivering a wealth of new and detailed community level profiling data.
  Investigating models of survivorship care for patients with haematological malignancie.
  Dr D Allsup
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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The haematological cancers lymphoma, leukaemia and myeloma represent 8% of all cancers and collectively are the fifth commonest cancer.
  Modulation of platelet-mediated innate immune responses in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
  Dr M Arman
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) is the most common form of leukaemia in the Western World. B-cell receptor-induced intracellular signals are critical for the survival of leukaemia cells and disruption of this pathway by the Bruton’s tyrosine kinase (Btk) inhibitor ibrutinib is a highly effective CLL therapy.
  Motivations and barriers of homeless people accessing and using primary care services
  Prof J Reeve, Prof L Walker, Dr P Whybrow, Dr N O'Leary
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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This PhD project is based in Hull York Medical School. Being homeless significantly increases a person’s risk of numerous health issues including mental health problems and chronic diseases.
  Platelets and hypoxia: how do varying oxygen concentrations affect platelet function and signalling?
  Dr M Arman
Applications accepted all year round

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Platelets have key functions in regulating haemostasis and maintaining vascular integrity, which can cause cardiovascular disease if unbalanced.
  Precision-cut lung slices to investigate the effect of human rhinovirus on cough and airway inflammation
  Dr L Sadofsky
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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The human Rhinovirus (RV) is the major cause of the common cold. There are no current treatments or vaccines for the virus other than over the counter preparations to alleviate symptoms.
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