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Current PhD Opportunities and Studentships

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Latest opportunities

 

Developing and evaluating an e-cigarette cessation intervention (NAUGHTONF_U23FMH)

E-cigarettes are effective for helping people to stop smoking tobacco and consequently UK public health guidance promotes their use for tobacco cessation....

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Supporting unaffected siblings and parents of individuals with learning disabilities - what and how?

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Healthy siblings and parents of people with a chronic neurodevelopmental condition can experience associated stresses that...

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What makes us age well? Health care, food and activity in people over 50 (STEELN_U23FMH)

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As a country we’re getting older. By 2070, there’ll be an extra 8.6 million people aged 65 or over compared to today. How...

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PhD in the renal-bone axis, inflammation and diet (SCHOENMAKERS_U23FMH)

Vacancy for a PhD studentship in the

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Multimodal imaging for the early diagnosis of dementia (SAMIS_U23FMH)

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The retina shares it developmental origins with the brain and may be vulnerable to the same neurodegenerative processes that...

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Investigating fatty acid metabolism in acute leukaemia (RUSHWORTHS_U23FMH)

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AML is a highly lethal disease in which the overall survival rate has not improved over the last 25 years. AML is primarily...

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Sleep as a contributor to the mortality gap in psychosis (REEVES_U23FMH)

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Sleep problems have long been known to be common amongst people with psychotic disorders, yet they have historically been...

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The Impact of Smell Loss on Declarative Memory (PHILPOTTC_U23FMH)

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Studies of age-differences in declarative memory have repeatedly reported a decline of episodic memory but generally...

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Exploring outcomes from pregnancies following bariatric surgery (PARRETTIH_U23FMH)

Applications are invited for a 3-year fully-funded PhD studentship starting October 2023. 

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Bariatric surgery is...

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Harm reduction approaches to improve health outcomes for severely disadvantaged groups (NOTLEYC_U23FMH)

Groups in society who suffer the most severe social and economic disadvantage, such as those experiencing unstable housing, food insecurity and migrant...

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Addressing inequalities in access to healthy lifestyles among people living with a disability (MILTONK_MED)

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In England, there are 10.9 million people with a disability. Disability has a large impact on lifestyle behaviors, meaning...

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Statistical and Machine Learning approaches using Big data for personalised prevention of dementia (KHONDOKER_U23FMH)

 This is an exciting opportunity to work with ‘Big data’ including phenotypic and genotypic measures from the UK Biobank cohort (n=500,000) for dementia...

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Dietary Intervention to Prevent Myeloma Cancer Progression (HORWOODN_U23FMH)

Background 

Multiple Myeloma (MM) is a haematological cancer caused by abnormal plasma cell expansion in the bone marrow.  MM is preceded...

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'Sweet Memories' - Continuous glucose monitoring and cognitive impairment in in-patient diabetes

‘Sweet Memories’ – Continuous glucose monitoring and cognitive impairment in in-patient diabetes (HORNBERGERM_U23FMH)

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Understanding and promoting a Mediterranean diet and physical activity to prevent cognitive decline (HARDEMANW_U23FMH)

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The number of people living with dementia continues to increase. We need effective interventions to prevent or delay...

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Enhancing Social Connection and Community Engagement following stroke or acquired brain injury (ENSConCE)

Enhancing Social Connection and Community Engagement following stroke or acquired brain injury (ENSConCE) (GRACEYF_U23FMH)

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Four-dimensional flow cardiovascular magnetic resonance for cardiovascular haemodynamics (GARGP4DF_U23FMH)

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Four-dimensional flow cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging is a cutting-edge technology which allows to measure and...

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Genomic signatures of pathogen evolution in Acinetobacter (EVANSB_U23FMH)

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Some species in the bacterial genus Acinetobacter are responsible for causing serious infections that can be difficult to...

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Hot fat - molecules to promote brown adipose tissue thermogenesis for better (CRICHTONP_U23FMH)

As well as conventional white fat that stores calories, it has recently been established that adult humans can also produce brown adipose tissue, which has...

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A PhD determining how prostate cancer evolves by analysing molecular subtypes in single-cell sequencing data

A PhD determining how prostate cancer evolves by analysing molecular subtypes in single-cell sequencing data (BREWERD_U23FMH)

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Prevalence and correlates of physical activity in people living with a chronic condition (ATKINA_U23FMH)

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Physical activity is a ‘wonderdrug’, capable of enhancing physical and mental health at all stages of life, even amongst...

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