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Epidemiology of chronic disease

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Project Description

A PhD project with Dr Thomas will focus on the epidemiology of chronic disease. For example delineating the inter relationships between determinants of chronic disease such as lifestyle and biochemical parameters and their impact on the incidence of disease outcomes or in physical or cognitive decline. A major focus is on the Guangzhou Biobank Cohort study. The specific focus can be tailored based on the student’s interest and availability of the data. Further details on the available datasets and examples of work from current or previous students is available on the website (http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/neil-thomas) or directly from Dr Thomas.

To find out more about studying for a PhD at the University of Birmingham, including full details of the research undertaken in the School, the funding opportunities available for your subject, and guidance on making your application, you can order a copy of our Doctoral Research Prospectus, at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/drp


Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study (GBCS): http://ije.oxfordjournals.org/content/35/4/844.long

GBCS-Cardiovascular Disease Subcohort: http://www.nature.com/jhh/journal/v24/n2/full/jhh200952a.html

How good is research at University of Birmingham in Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 44.70

Research output data provided by the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

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