PhD Opportunities

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Title of Project School Subject Area Supervisor
An exploration of fatherhood research and how it applies to ‘social mothers’ Nursing & Midwifery Dr Elaine Lee
An investigation into cognitive dysfunction in honeybees and bumblebees as models for human neurodegenerative disease Medicine Neuroscience Dr Chris Connolly
Analysis of the molecular basis of individuality in RTK pathway expression in human ovarian tumours – identification of patient selection biomarkers for personalised cancer medicine Medicine Cancer Dr Gillian Smith
Caregivers of ICU patients Nursing & Midwifery Dr Janice Rattray
Chronic Heart failure [CHF] and the study of pharmacogenomics: Towards customized medicine in CHF therapy Medicine Cardiovascular Professor Colin Palmer and Professor Chim Lang
Clinical gait analysis of patients with cerebral palsy using musculoskeletal computer modelling techniques Medicine Biomechanics, Orthopaedics Dr Weijie Wang
Clinical PhD in Orthodontics Dentistry Professor David Bearn, Professor Pete Mossey, Dr Grant McIntyre
Cocaine Addiction and α2-GABAA Receptors Medicine Neuroscience Professor Jerry Lambert
Control of apoptosis during mitosis and in response to anti-cancer drugs Medicine Cancer Professor Paul Clarke
Control of the cell response to chemotherapy by modulating degradation of p53 protein isoforms Medicine Biochemistry, Cancer Dr Jean-Christophe Bourdon
Creating and sharing knowledge for service improvement in the NHS Nursing & Midwifery
DDX5 lncRNA and encoded miRNAs- potential roles in cell motility and invasion and implications in Melanoma Medicine Cancer Dr Frances Fuller-Pace
Democracy, civic engagement and the right to the city Nursing & Midwifery Dr Fernando Fernandes
Determining how BACE1 activity regulates neuronal glucose metabolism Medicine Diabetes, Neuroscience Professor Mike Ashford
Develop interventions to support engagement in physical activity in particular long-term disabling conditions. Nursing & Midwifery Dr Jacqui Morris
Developing new concepts and methods to tackle inequalities Nursing & Midwifery Dr Fernando Fernandes
Development of an alternative alveolar bone graft for cleft lip and palate Dentistry Dr Sarah Jones
Developmental rodent models for the study of cognitive disorders. Medicine Neuroscience Dr Ros Langston
Discovery of novel anticancer therapies that target transcription factor Nrf2 Medicine Biochemistry, Cancer, Pharmacology Professor John D Hayes
Drug safety and improving primary care prescribing safety Medicine Pharmacoepidemiology, Primary Care Professor Bruce Guthrie
Early-life adversity and depression: nature versus nurture. Medicine Neuroscience Professor Jerry Lambert
EGF and TGFα Motogenic activities are mediated by the EGF receptor: Identification of the signalling pathways involved in oral cancer Dentistry Cancer Dr Ian Ellis
Environmental stress and the brain Medicine Diabetes, Neuroscience Professor Rory J McCrimmon
Ethical dimensions of compassion and care Nursing & Midwifery Dr Alison O'Donnell
Examination of ways to develop established rehabilitation interventions into tailored interventions for supported self-management of rehabilitation for long-term conditions in community settings. Nursing & Midwifery Dr Jacqui Morris
Examine the roles of rehabilitation health professionals in supporting self-management of rehabilitation activities in long-term disabling health conditions. Nursing & Midwifery Dr Jacqui Morris
Exploration of ways of using the SWHMR maternity record to facilitate woman centred care. Nursing & Midwifery Dr Heather Whitford
Heart failure - what does it mean to me? Nursing & Midwifery Dr Karen Smith
History, power and healthcare Nursing & Midwifery Dr Alison O'Donnell
How do cells decide which pathway to use to repair DNA Breaks and what is the impact on cancer? Medicine Cancer Professor Kevin Hiom
Hypoglycaemia in the post-infarct period induces cellular oxidative stress Medicine Cardiovascular Dr Will Fuller
Identification of genes involved in F. nucleatum virulence & investigation of the response of eukaryotic cells to invasion Dentistry Cancer Dr David Edwards
Identification of novel clinical response biomarkers in colorectal cancer Medicine Cancer Dr Gillian Smith
Inclusive measurement: adapted health and well-being surveys Nursing & Midwifery Dr Thilo Kroll
Inequalities Nursing & Midwifery Dr Linda Orr
Inequality and Marginalisation Nursing & Midwifery Dr Fernando Fernandes
Inhibition of P53 Tumour Suppressor Function by Metastasis-Associated Mage-A Proteins Medicine Cancer Dr David Meek
Investigation of the molecular mechanism of metformin Medicine Diabetes Dr Graham Rena
Is there a Role for Activated Akt in Palatogenesis? Dentistry Dr Sarah Jones
Leptin: a novel therapeutic target in Alzheimer’s disease? Medicine Neuroscience Dr Jenni Harvey
Linking Genomics to Imaging data: Elucidation of the mechanisms of novel genes that predispose to heart disease Medicine Cardiovascular, Diabetes Professor Colin Palmer
MRI Assessment of Lesion heterogeneity with textural analysis in patients with breast cancer Medicine Cancer Dr Sarah Vinnicombe
Mutations in the Garb1 gene promote ethanol consumption: Exploring a genetic and physiological basis for alcoholism. Medicine Neuroscience Professor Jerry Lambert
New methods for the synthesis of qualitative and quantitative data Nursing & Midwifery Dr Steve MacGillivray
Novel leptin based therapies to treat neurodegenerative disease. Medicine Neuroscience Dr Jenni Harvey
Outcomes of Elderly ICU survivors Nursing & Midwifery Dr Janice Rattray
Palatogenesis: Is there a Relationship between TGFβ3 and Hyaluronan Synthase Expression in vitro? Dentistry Dr Sarah Jones
Palmitoylation and the regulation of the “funny” current HCN4 channel Medicine Biochemistry, Cardiovascular Dr Will Fuller & Prof Jules Hancox
Periodontal disease Dentistry Cancer Dr D.H.Edwards
Personalised medicine for blood pressure and diabetes control and prevention of kidney disease. Medicine Biochemistry, Epidemiology, Genetics, Informatics, Pharmacology, Population Health Prof Colin Palmer
Personalised Medicine in Fatty Liver Disease Medicine Biochemistry, Epidemiology, Genetics, Informatics, Pharmacology, Population Health Prof Colin Palmer & Prof John Dillon
Post-traumatic stress and opportunities for social participation for people living with the disabling consequences of violence Nursing & Midwifery Dr Thilo Kroll
Predictors of coping and recovery following Internal Cardiovertor Defibrillator (ICD) implantation Nursing & Midwifery Dr Karen Smith
Probing the function of individual Cyclin/Cdk complexes during the cell cycle Medicine Biochemistry, Cancer Dr Adrian Saurin
Professional practices and institutional attitudes with marginalised groups Nursing & Midwifery Dr Fernando Fernandes
Regulation of BRCA1 by post-translational modifications. Relevance in cancer Medicine Cancer Dr Laureano de la Vega
Regulation of the Sodium Pump By Palmitoylation of its Accessory Subunits Medicine Cardiovascular Dr Will Fuller, Professor Mike Ashford
Scaling up anti-Hepatitis C therapy for people who inject drugs Medicine Dr John Dillon
Spatial feedback controls during mitosis Medicine Biochemistry, Cancer Dr Adrian Saurin
Specific cognitive deficits in a mouse model of Huntington's disease (HD). Medicine Neuroscience Dr Ros Langston & Prof Jerry Lambert
Supporting self-management in patients with long term conditions Nursing & Midwifery Professor Martyn Jones
Targeting the ubiquitin-proteasome system for cutaneous SCC therapy Medicine Cancer Dr Mark Saville
Targeting Wnt Signalling in Skin Cancer Medicine Cancer Dr Vicky Sherwood
Telomere interactions and signaling during the cell division cycle Medicine Cancer Professor Paul Clarke
TGF-beta signalling in cancer stem cells and metastasis Medicine Cancer Dr Gareth Inman
The genomics of cardiovascular disease and drug response in type 2 diabetes Medicine Cardiovascular, Diabetes Prof Colin Palmer
The interaction between the Growth Factor VEGF and the Signal Transduction Molecule Akt in Oral Cancer Dentistry Cancer Dr Ian Ellis
The regulation of oncogenic signalling through the Ras/MAP kinase pathway by dual-specificity protein phosphatases Medicine Biochemistry, Cancer Professor Steve Keyes
The RNA helicase p68 (DDX5) as a selective modulator of p53-dependent cell cycle arrest and apoptosis Medicine Cancer Dr Frances Fuller-Pace
The RNA helicase p68 (DDX5) as a selective modulator of the p53 response to chemotherapy Medicine Cancer Dr Frances Fuller-Pace
The Role of Inflammation in Predisposition to Cardiovascular Disease Risk in South Asians: A Comparison of Populations in Scotland and Singapore Medicine Cardiovascular Dr Faisel Khan
The role of neighbourhood characteristics in the promotion of physical activity and social participation Nursing & Midwifery Dr Thilo Kroll
The spatio-temporal dynamics of induction of the Keap1/Nrf2 pathway Medicine Biochemistry, Cancer Dr A Dinkova-Kostova
The use of a novel in vitro microfluidic model to understand how neurons in a network work together to respond to a local injury. Medicine Neuroscience Dr Chris Connolly
The use of a novel in vitro microfluidic model to understand how neurons in a network work together to respond to a local injury. Medicine Neuroscience Dr Chris Connolly
Understanding consequences of the work environment on staff well-being and care delivery in qualified nurses Nursing & Midwifery Professor Martyn Jones
Understanding the link between BRCA1 and genome instability in Breast and Ovarian Cancers Medicine Biochemistry, Cancer Professor Kevin Hiom
Use of a prediction scoring rule to identify women in need of breastfeeding support and target intervention accordingly Nursing & Midwifery Dr Heather Whitford
Use of mobile phone technology (SMS messaging or ‘apps’) for information and support for infant feeding. Nursing & Midwifery Dr Heather Whitford
What regulates the alternative splicing of the TP53 gene and how can we take control of it to change cell fate outcome in response to cellular stress? Medicine Biochemistry, Cancer Dr Jean-Christophe Bourdon
Why does Glucophage (metformin) help some people with diabetes? Medicine Diabetes Dr Graham Rena