PhD Studentships - Faculty of Health University of East Anglia

PhD Studentships - Faculty of Health University of East Anglia

Faculty of Health
Exciting PhD Opportunities

The Faculty of Health are currently offering three PhD studentships:

- Measures of effect size in clinical trials.
Primary Supervisor Dr Lee Shepstone. Funded by the Medical Research Council.

- How metal ions lead to failure in metal-on-metal hip replacement.
Primary Supervisor Dr Simon Donell. Funded by Action Arthritis.

- One studentship in the area of preventative medicine (broadly defined) jointly
funded with The Institute of Food Research.

A number of exciting projects are available for this studentship :

Use of trangenic mice to study the role played by autophagy in inflammatory bowel disease.

Impact of diet and genetics on measures of inflammatory status, oxidative status and metabolic state in twins discordant for body fat.

Evaluation of the importance of meat for iron nutrition using dietary intake and iron status measurements in UK twins.

Theory of planned behaviour, taste and attribution: A quantitative and qualitative survey of eating 5 portions of fruit and vegetables per day.

Modifying self-efficacy: improving well-being and enhancing effective take up of healthy behaviours.

Vitamin D status, diet, genetic variability and disease risk.

Students will register during the 2008/09 academic year for a three year full-time MPhil/PhD degree. Funding includes UK/EU tuition fees, maintenance expenses of £12,940 and some appropriate training costs.

Entry requirements

1) Applicants should have a good first degree in mathematics or statistics and, ideally, an MSc in a relevant discipline (eg medical statistics or epidemiology). An interest and experience in clinical trials would be an advantage.

2 & 3) Applicants should hold a 2:1 degree or above or a master's degree in science, social science or health related subject or equivalent.

Those applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate evidence of appropriate English language proficiency, normally defined as a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (Overall Band Score) with 6.5 in all elements or equivalent.

Further information

For further information research projects please contact the named supervisors in each project. Click here for further information on The Institute of Food Research

How to apply

The deadline for applications is 29 July 2008.

Please click here for an application pack.

Each applicant is required to:

complete an application form and attach a CV
identifiy which project(s) they are applying for
write up to 1500 words giving an outline of how they will undertake the research, their current knowledge and skills that will enable them to complete the research, their training needs and an indication of anticipated problems.

Expected interview dates: 1) 28 August, 2) 22 August, 3) 21 August 2008.

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