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PhD topics for research students

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

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Contextual influences on the success of self-management post stroke
Health reform has led to a prioritisation of self-management, a means whereby people with long term conditions are helped to develop the skills and behaviours required to manage the long term effects ...
Self Funded
Concrete 3D printing
The four key characteristics of the fresh concrete relevant to 3D printing are: (1) Pumpability: the ease and reliability with which material is moved through the delivery system; (2) Printability: th...
Self Funded
Multitasking abilities – Are computerised laboratory tasks predictive of real-world tasks?
Multitasking, i.e. the concurrent performance of two or more tasks, has been investigated in many different domains. In Cognitive Psychology, experimental paradigms such as the task switching paradigm...
Self Funded
Interplay between psychological processes and cultural contexts
Much of the psychological literature is based on the research findings from Western cultures, and we cannot assume that such psychological findings can be generalized to people in non-Western cultures...
Self Funded
Inducing the reversal of cellular ageing in model cell systems
As normal cells age they can only go through a finite number of cell divisions. Once they have achieved this they become irreversibly growth arrested known as replicative senescence. The transcriptome...
Self Funded
Understanding effects and mechanisms of anti-depressant drug pollution on molluscs
Pharmaceuticals, persisting in the environment are becoming a growing concern for wildlife health.  Antidepressants act by modulating the action of neurotransmitters such as serotonin. Because many bi...
Self Funded
Design Guidelines for Musemedia – multiple sensorial media
Mulsemedia - multiple sensorial media - makes possible the inclusion of layered sensory stimulation and interaction through multiple sensory channels. The recent upsurge in technology and wearables pr...
Self Funded
Artificial intelligence technology development for medical applications
In this project, advanced deep learning algorithms will be developed for medical data (e.g. biomedical signals, images, sound, touch, pressure, etc.). The sensors will be studied, signal processing me...
Self Funded
Differential expression patterns and transport characteristics of aged cells
Ageing is associated with a number of diseases and manifests itself at the organ level (e.g. the morphological changes in the skin) as well as cellular level. Cellular function is dependent on correct...
Self Funded
Deep Learning for Video Compression
This project will firstly examine and analyse deep learning techniques particularly in the context of their applicability to ultra high resolution (4K/8K) image/video compression. The project will loo...
Self Funded