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Postgraduate research opportunities

Funded PhD studentships

We are pleased to offer seven fully-funded PhD studentships, funded by the University of Hull, in the following clusters:

Homeless Healthcare Hull – three fully-funded PhD studentships

The aim of this interdisciplinary research cluster is to better understand and improve healthcare services for homeless people in the UK.  Three distinct PhDs will examine homeless healthcare service users with particular attention to hospital admissions and discharge, experiences of homelessness, barriers to self-care, and access to primary care services.  

Homeless people are more likely than the general population to be victims of violent crime and abuse and significantly at more risk of numerous health issues including mental health problems, substance misuse, chronic diseases, skin problems, infectious diseases and oral health problems.

These issues are frustrated by difficulties accessing primary healthcare services or feeling stigmatised by healthcare providers. Improved homeless healthcare provision has the potential to avoid premature deaths and significantly improve the lives of homeless people in the UK.  Homeless Healthcare Hull is an exciting opportunity for three candidates to undertake doctoral research into this challenging but crucially important area.

As members of the Academy of Primary Care and Institute for Clinical and Applied Health Research, you will join a vibrant research environment with dedicated facilities and resources. You will be based at the award-winning Allam Medical Building where you will be supported by an interdisciplinary supervisory team with expertise in generalist medicine, patient-centred care, drug addiction, victimisation, alcohol dependence, long-term conditions, social inclusion and health inequalities.

Your doctoral research will make use of our collaborative connections with primary care networks, local hospitals, Hull City Council and homeless healthcare services.  

Application deadline: Wednesday 29 January 2020

Visit the University of Hull website for details of the following studentships and to apply:

Homeless hospital admissions and discharge: a mixed methods study of service users and providers

Motivations and barriers of homeless people accessing and using primary care services

Exploring the homeless perspectives and experiences of chronic illness, self-care and healthcare

Clinical Application of Next Generation Microbiome Profiling – four fully-funded PhD studentships

We are looking for talented candidates to join a multi-disciplinary cluster of four fully funded PhD studentships. Working with a major industry partner you will develop and apply cutting edge microbiome profiling technologies to real world clinical and consumer applications.

We are covered, inside and out, by diverse communities of microorganisms, collectively termed our ‘microbiota’. These microorganisms are intimately associated with their micro-environment, producing a range of factors that regulate both our heath and susceptibility to disease.

As a student within this cluster you will focus on understanding the microbial complexity of the skin or respiratory tract, two tissues that are currently poorly studied. You will explore new ways to promote a “healthy” microbiome, test the microbe-supporting effects of new products, or develop new methods to characterise the resistance of wound bacteria at the population level.

Supervised by a team of internationally recognised academics you will have access to outstanding research facilities, including the Hull “VIPER” high performance computing, and NHS/clinical partners.

These projects will provide unique “big data” bioscience training, within a vibrant, supportive research environment, equipping you with skills that are essential for a future career in modern academia or industry. 

Application deadline: Wednesday 29 January 2020

Visit the University of Hull website for further details of the following studentships and to apply:

Innovative bioinformatics pipeline development for microbiota analysis

Understanding factors that regulate respiratory microbiota

Supporting healthy microbiota in aged skin

Applying population-level microbiota resistance profiling in skin wounds

 

The application deadline for these opportunities is Wednesday 29 January 2020.

For further information about the studentships and to apply, please visit the University of Hull website.


Funded opportunities

Fully-funded PhD opportunities
Project titleClosing date 
Homeless hospital admissions and discharge: a mixed methods study of service users and providers 29 January 2020
Motivations and barriers of homeless people accessing and using primary care services 29 January 2020
Exploring the homeless perspectives and experiences of chronic illness, self-care and healthcare 29 January 2020
Innovative bioinformatics pipeline development for microbiota analysis 29 January 2020
Understanding factors that regulate respiratory microbiota 29 January 2020
Supporting healthy microbiota in aged skin 29 January 2020
Applying population-level microbiota resistance profiling in skin wounds 29 January 2020
Cervical screening participation among seldom heard groups in Yorkshire 13 March 2020
Functional morphology and masticatory biomechanics of British red squirrels 16 March 2020

 

Self-funded opportunities

Funded PhD opportunities
 Project titleClosing date 

How does the vascular matrix environment influence platelet activation?

Research centre: Centre for Atherothrombosis and Metabolic Disease

Self-funded PhD

Open ended

Identification of novel glucose-dependent alterations responsible for platelet dysfunction in Type 2 diabetes

Research centre: Centre for Atherothrombosis and Metabolic Disease

Self-funded PhD

Open ended

Investigating models of survivorship care for patients with haematological malignancie

Research centre: Centre for Atherothrombosis and Metabolic Disease

Self-funded PhD

Open ended

Modulation of platelet-mediated innate immune responses in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

Research centre: Centre for Atherothrombosis and Metabolic Disease

Self-funded PhD

Open ended

Precision-cut lung slices to investigate the effect of human rhinovirus on cough and airway inflammation

Research centre: Centre for Atherothrombosis and Metabolic Disease

Self-funded PhD

Open ended

Re-purposing diabetes medicines to manage bleeding complications in myeloproliferative neoplasms

Research centre: Centre for Atherothrombosis and Metabolic Disease

Self-funded PhD

Open ended

Platelets and hypoxia: how do varying oxygen concentrations affect platelet function and signalling?

Research centre: Centre for Atherothrombosis and Metabolic Disease

Self-funded PhD

Open ended

The role of CCR5 in embryo development

Research centre: Centre for Atherothrombosis and Metabolic Disease

Self-funded PhD

Open ended 

Targeting chronic inflammation to improve vein graft function following bypass surgery

Research centre: Centre for Atherothrombosis and Metabolic Disease

Self-funded PhD

Open ended