Cardiff University PhD Studentships: Clinical Epidemiology IRG (PhD Studentship)
Reference Number: R435
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Key Award Information
Cardiff School of Medicine invites applications for PhD studentships in the area of Clinical Epidemiology. A minimum of 3 Research Council and School of Medicine studentships will be awarded.
The Clinical Epidemiology IRG aims to undertake internationally-recognised research that makes an important difference to patient care. Research in clinical epidemiology applies the concepts and methods of epidemiology and other relevant disciplines to health care problems encountered at the individual and population levels. It seeks to generate evidence to guide practice and inform policy.
The Group evaluates developments in fundamental science and other specifically designed complex interventions and innovations as they enter healthcare practice, assessing their effectiveness in real world contexts.
Research Focus: Research within the Clinical Epidemiology IRG is focused on three broad domains:
- Applied Infection - the epidemiology, diagnosis, decision making, treatment and prevention of infection and antibiotic resistance;
- Encounter Research - focusing on the development, evaluation and dissemination of complex interventions with emphasis on decision making and behaviour change;
- Large Scale Epidemiology - the analysis of hypothesis-driven questions in large-scale epidemiological studies.
Applications are invited for the following projects:
A) Title: Development of a decision support intervention for risk management options in familial
Supervisor: Dr Kate Brain and Professor Glyn Elwyn
B) Title: Development of a physical activity booklet for cancer survivors and its evaluation in a pilot RCT.
Supervisors: Dr Nefyn Williams and Professor Clare Wilkinson
C) Title: Evaluation of an interactive web-based decision support intervention (www.amniodex.com) using an online randomised controlled trial.
Supervisors: Professor Glyn Elwyn and Professor Kerry Hood.
D) Title: Internet trial of the effect of loving-kindness meditation (LKM) on the psychological
resources available to men and women aged 40-59 years.
Supervisors: Dr John Gallacher and Professor Paul Bennett
E) Title: Validating a predictive tool for Non Accidental Head Injury in Paediatric Clinical Practice
Supervisors: Dr Alison M Kemp and Professor Frank Dunstan.
Full proposals can be viewed at: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/medic/irg-clinicalepidemiology/phdstudentships
This award will cover UK/EU fees and include a full stipend matching the UK Research Council rate (£13,290 pa for 2009/10), plus access to the IRG Conference Support Scheme to fund conference attendance, travel and accommodation.
Number of awards available: 3
Academic Criteria: Applicants should hold, or expect to obtain, a first-class or upper-second-class Honours degree biomedical science, psychology, sports and exercise science, social science, medicine, epidemiology, public health, nursing, allied health disciplines or a related area.
Residency: this award is open to all UK and EU citizens.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should forward a current CV and covering letter by email to ceIRG@cardiff.ac.uk
Application Deadline: Applications should be submitted by 19th February 2010
For more information please contact Angela Watkins:
Telephone: 029 206 87190