Available funded projects
Currently available funded PhD studentships
Usher Institute Postgraduate Research Programmes
There are three postgraduate research programmes within the Usher Institute: Population Health Sciences, Global Health and Medical Informatics.
Currently available PhD studentships as part of these programmes are listed below.
|The social life of (bio)technologies in sexual and reproductive health||Ingrid Young / second supervisor TBC||Population Health Sciences||Thursday 1 February 2018|
|Sarah Chan / second supervisor TBC||Population Health Sciences||Thursday 1 February 2018|
|New public roles in healthcare governance||Ellen Stewart / second supervisor TBC||Population Health Sciences||Thursday 1 February 2018|
Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research
The Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research (AUKCAR), based at the University of Edinburgh, also offer PhD studentships. These studentships sit within the noted research programmes at the Usher Institute.
Currently available PhD studentships offered by AUKCAR are listed below.
Precision Medicine Doctoral Training Programme
The MRC Precision Medicine Doctoral Training Programme, a joint programme between the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, has some studentships that are supervised by members of the Usher Institute.
A list of currently available projects which have a connection to the Usher Institute is listed below. The complete list of projects is available on the Precision Medicine website.
Anti-depressant and anti-psychotic drug use in people with diabetes
|Dr Caroline Jackson / Dr Sarah Wild / Prof Daniel J Smith||Wednesday 10 January 2018|
|Longitudinal outcome assessment of clinical interventions in neurodevelopmental disorders using different modalities||Dr Athanasios Tsanas / Prof Daniel Smith / Dr Donald MacIntyre||Wednesday 10 January 2018|
|Genetically regulated variability of blood pressure as a causal factor for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease||Dr Xia Shen / Prof James F Wilson / Prof Chris S Haley / Prof Yudi Pawitan||Wednesday 10 January 2018|
|Personalising treatment in critical illness using precision medicine to identify distinct health trajectories||Dr Nazir Lone / Dr Saturnino Luz / Dr J Kenneth Baillie||Wednesday 10 January 2018|
|Utilizing high-dimensional omics datasets of breast cancer linked with pathology imaging to inform public health, prevention and treatment||Dr Jonine Figueroa / Dr Andrew Sims / Ass Prof Nick Tobin||Wednesday 10 January 2018|