Advanced Care Research Centre

PhD Projects

The ACRC is offering intensive 48-month, structured thematic programmes of PhDs with Integrated Study in Advanced Care.

PhD Studentships for 2024/5 are open

The deadline for application is 30 May 2024. We will interview and make offers in the period leading up to the deadline, so please apply as early as possible. 

The ACRC Academy will be based at the Usher Building at Edinburgh BioQuarter.

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Independence in the 'Elder Experience'

Lead Supervisor: Prof Robin Williams  

School of Social and Political Science 

 

Independence in the 'Elder Experience'

Predicting harm from prescribed drugs in people with polypharmacy, multimorbidity and frailty

Lead Supervisor: Prof Bruce Guthrie

Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences  

 

Predicting harm from prescribed drugs in people with polypharmacy, multimorbidity and frailty

Understanding Everyday Financial Practices and the Impact and Opportunities of Financial Technologies during Care Transitions

Lead Supervisor: Dr Chris Elsden

Edinburgh College of Art 
Understanding Everyday Financial Practices and the Impact and Opportunities of Financial Technologies during Care Transitions

Automatic behaviour monitoring through privacy-preserving multimodal data analysis in health and care applications.

Lead Supervisor: Prof Saturnino Luz

Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences
Automatic behaviour monitoring through privacy-preserving multimodal data analysis in health and care applications

A cross-disciplinary soft systems engineering approach to improving the quality of care of an ageing population  

Lead Supervisor: Prof Ian Underwood

School of Engineering

A cross-disciplinary soft systems engineering approach to improving the quality of care of an ageing population

Spirituality, Well-being and Care 

Lead Supervisor: Prof Heather Wilkinson

School of Health in Social Science 
Spirituality, wellbeing, and care

Advanced virtual & mixed reality for Diagnosis, tracking, and simulating visual impairments in members of ageing population

Lead Supervisor: Prof Ian Underwood 

School of Engineering 

Advanced virtual & mixed reality for Diagnosis, tracking, and simulating visual impairments in members of ageing population

Exploring the potential role of assistive technology in reducing street drug overdose risk and homelessness  for older people experiencing homelessness with problematic substance use

Lead Supervisor: Dr Stewart Smith

School of Health in Social Science 

Exploring the potential role of assistive technology in reducing street drug overdose risk and homelessness for older people experiencing homelessness with problematic substance use
   

PhD Studentships for 2024/5 which have closed

Applications are now closed while we consider a high level of applications. We may reopen applications for individual projects if they have not been recruited to. To be alerted to this please sign up to receive updates from ACRC, ticking the PhD studentships box. Sign up to receive updates from ACRC | The University of Edinburgh

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Addressing Acceptability and an Emergent ‘Digital Divide’ in Care Technologies for Ageing-in-Place: A Science and Technology Studies Approach 

Lead Supervisor: Dr Sarah Parry 

School of Social and Political Science 

 

Addressing Acceptability and an Emergent ‘Digital Divide’ in Care Technologies for Ageing-in-Place: A Science and Technology Studies Approach

Exploring the health and social care priorities of people with multimorbidity and their care partners  

Lead Supervisor: Dr Emily Adrion

School of Social and Political Science 

 

Exploring the health and social care priorities of people with multimorbidity and their care partners

Lifecourse predictors of increasing care needs in the Lothian Birth Cohort 1936  

Lead Supervisor: Prof Susan Shenkin

Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences

 

Lifecourse predictors of increasing care needs in the Lothian Birth Cohort 1936

Music Listening and Transitions

Lead Supervisor: Prof Ian Underwood 

School of Engineering 

 

Music Listening and Transitions

Sans everything: sensory loss in the 7th age

Lead Supervisor: Prof Baljean Dhillon

Deanery of Clinical Sciences 

 

Sans everything: sensory loss in the 7th age

Understanding the role of community arts-based activities in the relationship between caregiver and care recipient in later life: A coproduced study 

Lead Supervisor: Dr Caroline Brett

School of Health in Social Science

 

Understanding the role of community arts-based activities in the relationship between caregiver and care recipient in later life: A coproduced study

Nutritional and Lifestyle Management of Metabolic Multimorbidity in the Elderly

Lead Supervisor: Dr Ahmad Al-Mrabeh

Deanery of Clinical Sciences 

 

Nutritional and Lifestyle Management of Metabolic Multimorbidity in the Elderly

Developing a digital health mechanism for wearable devices to record and feedback strength and balance activity towards supporting healthy ageing

Lead Supervisor: Prof Thanasis Tsanas

Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences

 

Developing a digital health mechanism for wearable devices to record and feedback strength and balance activity towards supporting healthy ageing

Co-Design of Smart and Data-Driven Health Monitoring Furniture for Care Applications

Lead Supervisor: Prof Tughrul Arslan

School of Engineering

 

Co-Design of Smart and Data-Driven Health Monitoring Furniture for Care Applications

Data driven insight into the relationship between pain and frailty

Lead Supervisor: Prof Michelle Luciano

School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

 

Data driven insight into the relationship between pain and frailty

Mixed quantitative and qualitative approaches to understanding transitions in housing and transitions in care in later life

Lead Supervisor: Prof Bruce Guthrie

Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences

 

Mixed quantitative and qualitative approaches to understanding transitions in housing and transitions in care in later life

The accommodation and healthcare needs of older people experiencing homelessness who drink in problematic ways

Lead Supervisor: Prof Sarah Johnsen 

School of Health in Social Science

 

The accommodation and healthcare needs of older people experiencing homelessness who drink in problematic ways