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PhD topics for research students

Find below a list of currently available self-funded PhD topics.

We encourage all students to contact the supervisor or the alternative contact person for more information and an informal chat to discuss the process of applying and preparing your research statement. For more information on how to apply click here.

Description
Supervisor
Application Deadline
Funding
Behaviour change interventions to improve population health and well-being
Unhealthy lifestyles, such as smoking and physical inactivity, leads to conditions such as cancer and cardiovascular diseases, reducing health, quality of life, and burdens our society. Behaviours are...
22/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Investigating thrombo-inflammation associated with cardiovascular diseases
Cardiovascular disease (CVD), including heart disease and stroke are leading causes of mortality in the UK and worldwide. CVD is a multifactorial disease in which the number of risk factors correlates...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Development of decision support tools for adaptation of critical coastal industrial infrastructure to rising sea levels
This exciting research project is focused on the UK’s many coastal industrial assets which may come under significant threat in the next 50 to 100 years and beyond due to rising sea levels. The aim of...
02/02/2023

Self Funded

Self Funded
Development of smart android middleware for reducing monetization through cyberattacks
The rapid growth of Internet of Things over the last few years and the working from home culture over the last 12 months as a result of Covid-19 have both contributed to the booming of the cybereconom...
01/03/2023

Self Funded

Self Funded
Embodiment in professional practice
The student will be part of a wider project aiming to understand the possible implication of an embodied awareness on professional practice in a range of professions and disciplines.  This will be a q...
01/03/2023

Self Funded

Self Funded
Artificial intelligence experimental design for healthcare data
The PhD research will investigate efficient ways of applying artificial intelligence in healthcare. Artificial intelligence and, in particular, machine learning algorithms have proved extremely effici...
07/07/2023

Self Funded

Self Funded
Investigating KAT2A as a novel therapeutic target in neuroblastoma
The Pina lab is looking for a highly-motivated, technically-able and independent-thinking candidate to undertake a PhD project researching the role of histone acetyl-transferase KAT2A in neuroblastoma...
07/07/2023

Self Funded

Self Funded
How do individual histone modifications help cells make decisions?
We are looking for a highly-motivated, independent-thinking candidate to undertake a PhD project exploring the role of individual histone modifications in nuclear organisation, regulation of transcrip...
07/07/2023

Self Funded

Self Funded
Fear & Falls: The role of psychological factors in the control of posture and gait in older adults
Falls are a major health concern in the older adult (>65 years) population, affecting almost 30% of people on a yearly basis. Research has shown that increased fall risk is a multifactorial problem, t...
07/06/2023

Self Funded

Self Funded
Climate resilience of interdependent transport and energy infrastructure informed by emerging digital technologies
The performance of transport and energy infrastructure is continuously challenged by multiple natural hazards, exacerbated by climate change. The frequency and intensity of disasters including flash f...
25/06/2023

Self Funded

Self Funded