Science Without Borders PhD Studentships

The University of Dundee's Schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing & Health Sciences are currently offering a range of full time PhD projects through the Brazilain Science Without Borders scheme.

Title School Subject Area Supervisor
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
Use of mobile phone technology (SMS messaging or ‘apps’) for information and support for infant feeding. Nursing & Midwifery Dr Heather Whitford
Use of a prediction scoring rule to identify women in need of breastfeeding support and target intervention accordingly Nursing & Midwifery Dr Heather Whitford
Understanding the link between BRCA1 and genome instability in Breast and Ovarian Cancers Medicine Biochemistry, Cancer Professor Kevin Hiom
Understanding consequences of the work environment on staff well-being and care delivery in qualified nurses Nursing & Midwifery Professor Martyn Jones
The spatio-temporal dynamics of induction of the Keap1/Nrf2 pathway Medicine Biochemistry, Cancer Dr A Dinkova-Kostova
The role of neighbourhood characteristics in the promotion of physical activity and social participation Nursing & Midwifery Dr Thilo Kroll
The regulation of oncogenic signalling through the Ras/MAP kinase pathway by dual-specificity protein phosphatases Medicine Biochemistry, Cancer Professor Steve Keyes
The interaction between the Growth Factor VEGF and the Signal Transduction Molecule Akt in Oral Cancer Dentistry Cancer Dr Ian Ellis
Targeting the ubiquitin-proteasome system for cutaneous SCC therapy Medicine Cancer Dr Mark Saville
Supporting self-management in patients with long term conditions Nursing & Midwifery Professor Martyn Jones
Specific cognitive deficits in a mouse model of Huntington's disease (HD). Medicine Neuroscience Dr Ros Langston & Prof Jerry Lambert
Regulation of the Sodium Pump By Palmitoylation of its Accessory Subunits Medicine Cardiovascular Dr Will Fuller, Professor Mike Ashford
Professional practices and institutional attitudes with marginalised groups Nursing & Midwifery Dr Fernando Fernandes
Predictors of coping and recovery following Internal Cardiovertor Defibrillator (ICD) implantation Nursing & Midwifery Dr Karen Smith
Post-traumatic stress and opportunities for social participation for people living with the disabling consequences of violence Nursing & Midwifery Dr Thilo Kroll
Periodontal disease Dentistry Cancer Dr D.H.Edwards
Palatogenesis: Is there a Relationship between TGFβ3 and Hyaluronan Synthase Expression in vitro? Dentistry Dr Sarah Jones
Outcomes of Elderly ICU survivors Nursing & Midwifery Dr Janice Rattray
Novel leptin based therapies to treat neurodegenerative disease. Medicine Neuroscience Dr Jenni Harvey
New methods for the synthesis of qualitative and quantitative data Nursing & Midwifery Dr Steve MacGillivray
Mutations in the Garb1 gene promote ethanol consumption: Exploring a genetic and physiological basis for alcoholism. Medicine Neuroscience Professor Jerry Lambert
Is there a Role for Activated Akt in Palatogenesis? Dentistry Dr Sarah Jones
Inhibition of P53 Tumour Suppressor Function by Metastasis-Associated Mage-A Proteins Medicine Cancer Dr David Meek
Inequality and Marginalisation Nursing & Midwifery Dr Fernando Fernandes
Inequalities Nursing & Midwifery Dr Linda Orr
Inclusive measurement: adapted health and well-being surveys Nursing & Midwifery Dr Thilo Kroll
Identification of novel clinical response biomarkers in colorectal cancer Medicine Cancer Dr Gillian Smith
Identification of genes involved in F. nucleatum virulence & investigation of the response of eukaryotic cells to invasion Dentistry Cancer Dr David Edwards
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
Ethical dimensions of compassion and care Nursing & Midwifery Dr Alison O'Donnell
Environmental stress and the brain Medicine Diabetes, Neuroscience Professor Rory J McCrimmon
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
Early-life adversity and depression: nature versus nurture. Medicine Neuroscience Professor Jerry Lambert
Discovery of novel anticancer therapies that target transcription factor Nrf2 Medicine Biochemistry, Cancer, Pharmacology Professor John D Hayes
Developmental rodent models for the study of cognitive disorders. Medicine Neuroscience Dr Ros Langston
Developing new concepts and methods to tackle inequalities Nursing & Midwifery Dr Fernando Fernandes
Develop interventions to support engagement in physical activity in particular long-term disabling conditions. Nursing & Midwifery Dr Jacqui Morris
Determining how BACE1 activity regulates neuronal glucose metabolism Medicine Diabetes, Neuroscience Professor Mike Ashford
Democracy, civic engagement and the right to the city Nursing & Midwifery Dr Fernando Fernandes
Control of the cell response to chemotherapy by modulating degradation of p53 protein isoforms Medicine Biochemistry, Cancer Dr Jean-Christophe Bourdon
Cocaine Addiction and α2-GABAA Receptors Medicine Neuroscience Professor Jerry Lambert
Chronic Heart failure [CHF] and the study of pharmacogenomics: Towards customized medicine in CHF therapy Medicine Cardiovascular Professor Colin Palmer and Professor Chim Lang
Caregivers of ICU patients Nursing & Midwifery Dr Janice Rattray
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
An investigation into cognitive dysfunction in honeybees and bumblebees as models for human neurodegenerative disease Medicine Neuroscience Dr Chris Connolly
An exploration of fatherhood research and how it applies to ‘social mothers’ Nursing & Midwifery Dr Elaine Lee