Deepti Adlakha I am open to PhD applications in the field of:

Built/Natural Environment and Public Health
Active Living and Transportation
Community Health and Well-being
Urban Transformations in Developing Countries/Global South
Big Data and Emerging Technologies
Colin Adrain Dr. Adrain encourages PhD applications from candidates from a basic science or clinical background. Work in the Adrain lab combines cellular biochemistry, cell biology and mutant mouse models. His lab’s interests include:

-Organismal and cellular metabolism
-Organismal biology and pathophysiology
-Inflammatory signaling
-Growth factor signaling
-Proteolysis
-Protein biogenesis/protein quality control
-Protein trafficking in the secretory pathway
Emma Allott Identifying mechanisms leading to improved prostate cancer outcomes in statin users
https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/identifying-mechanisms-leading-to-improved-prostate-cancer-outcomes-in-statin-users/?p116301
Augusto Azuara-Blanco Clinical trials methodology, evidence synthesis, quality of life measures, ophthalmology
Finian Bannon Dr Bannon is open to PhD applications from candidates interested in studying how to develop and apply statistical methodology to better understand cancer epidemiology and cancer patient survival outcome.
Eleni Beli Dr Beli is open to PhD applications from candidates with a basic science or clinical background.

Areas of interest include:
- Microbiota derived Metabolites in Vascular Physiology and Inflammation
- Circadian Rhythms in long-term Diabetes

Previous research experience is desirable although not essential.
Jose Bengoechea Prof Bengoechea is keen to PhD applications from candidates with a basic or clinical background.
My laboratory focus is to understand the host-pathogen interface, with major focus on multidrug reistant pathogens, to develop new therapeutics. We employ in vitro and in vivo models of disease, and exploit a multidisciplinary approach bridging Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Biology.
Previous research experience is desirable although not essential.
Paul Best - Mental Health Research (General)
- Social Work
- Digital Mental Health
- Interventions within Health and Social Care
- Dementia Care
- School Based Interventions
- Help-seeking
- Coproduction/participatory research
- Virtual reality and immersive technologies
Bronagh Blackwood I welcome expressions of interest to undertake a PhD from candidates with a healthcare background. My fields of interest are: critical care, particularly in the area of mechanical ventilation and delirium; intensive care survivorship; translating evidence into practice; and clinical trial core outcome set development.
Jaine Blayney Translational bioinformatics research projects within the domain of stratified medicine.

Including:
-development of novel methods to facilitate i) data quality control, ii) data integration, and iii) re-analysis of archived datasets;
-modelling progression pathways from inflammatory disease to cancer;
-developing prognostic and predictive biomarkers associated with molecular subtypes.

Projects focus on statistical modelling - unsupervised and supervised learning. Suitable for those with maths/computing/life sciences backgrounds.
Declan Bradley I am interested in research using data science and systems methods to understand and simulate health outcomes, and design interventions to improve health and health services.
Judy Bradley Professor Bradley is open to wide-ranging PhD candidates from candidates with a clinical or allied health professional or other therapy background.
Her fields of interest include:
-Bronchiectasis
- Cystic Fibrosis
-Airway Clearance
-Exercise and rehabilitation
-Methods of optimizing clinical trials.
-Outcome assessment
Previous research experience is desirable although not essential
Derek Brazil My team offers an ideal environment for students interested in signal transduction and molecular cell biology, as well as mouse models of disease and drug discovery targeting Grem1 and other proteins involved in human disease.
Malcolm Brown Open to PhD candidates with an interest in: Supportive Care; Exercise for prehabilitation / rehabilitation; Exercise Physiology.
Niamh Buckley Open to PhD applications in the field of cancer research, personalised medicine, biomarkers and novel treatment options.
John Busby Dr. Busby would like to hear from PhD candidates with a statistical or clinical background. His fields of interest include

- Severe asthma epidemiology
- Geographic variations in healthcare processes and outcomes
- Social determinants of disease
Karl Butterworth Dr Butterworth is open to wide-ranging PhD applications from candidates with a basic science or clinical background.
His fields of interest include:
-Radiation Biology, Radiation Oncology and Cancer Imaging.
-Nanomedicine.
-Preclinical models and small animal radiotherapy.

Previous research experience is desirable although not essential.
Christopher Cardwell Dr Cardwell is open to PhD applications in any area of epidemiology, and particularly in pharmacoepidemiology.
Mei Chen Dr Chen is open to wide-range PhD applications, her fields of interest include: immunopathogenesis of age-related retinal degeneration, ocular drug delivery.
Michael Clarke Mike is keen to hear from prospective PhD or MD students wanting to:
- investigate improving the quality and usefulness of trials and reviews;
- conduct health services research more generally; or
- conduct research relevant to humanitarian emergencies.
Helen Coleman Professor Coleman is interested to hear from students and clinical trainees who wish to pursue PhD/MD/MPhil projects in data analysis and epidemiology of gastrointestinal cancers and conditions, particularly oesophageal or colorectal cancer and pre-malignant conditions.

Please note the earliest available capacity for new students would be Autumn 2021.

Nathan Congdon Professor Cogdon is interested in PhD applications in the fields of:
- Strategies to correct and prevent myopia among children in low-resources areas of LMICs
- Measuring early outcomes in cataract surgery in under served areas
- Improved care for complex diseases such as glaucoma and diabetic eye disease in rural Asia
Guilherme Costa We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic students to embark on a PhD project that addresses questions in the fields of messenger (m)RNA localisation and local translation in the context of angiogenesis. Your work will help to answer how and why particular mRNAs are translated into proteins at the front of endothelial cells as they migrate to form new blood vessels.
Your project will be carried out in an exciting and collaborative environment at the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine, where you will work next to worldwide experts in the field of vascular research.
Lisa Crawford Primary field of interest relates to investigating the molecular mechanisms involved in dysregulation of the ubiquitin proteasome system in multiple myeloma and applying this knowledge to identify therapeutic opportunities.
Timothy Curtis Professor Curtis is open to PhD applications from candidates with a basic science or clinical background.

His areas of interest include:
- Vascular Physiology
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Therapeutics for Eye Disease

Previous research experience is desirable although not essential.
Karim Dib Title of the project: To investigate the role of the histamine four receptor in the pathogenesis of chronic lung infections.
We would like to test the hypothesis that accumulation of histamine in lung fluids impairs airways neutrophils in chronic lung diseases by engaging the histamine four receptor (H4R) in neutrophils. Engagement of the H4R may block the ability of neutrophils to kill pathogens. We will investigate whether H4R antagonists can be used to boost the anti-microbial functions of pulmonary neutrophils during chronic lung infections.
Yvonne Dombrowski I am happy to discuss PhD opportunities in my lab with enthusiastic candidates. The focus of the project should be on MS, neuroinflammation, regenerative inflammation, inflammasomes in tissue damage and repair.
Michael Donnelly PhD projects in the areas of applied, policy and practice-relevant health and well-being research designed to develop appropriate and effective service responses that will benefit significantly health and social care systems, patients and service users locally and elsewhere.
Damian Downey I will support research programs in all aspects of CF and bronchiectasis care, this could include clinical trials, pulmonary exacerbation exploration, microbiology and basic science mechanisms.
Philip Dunne 1) Molecular subtyping in colorectal cancer.
2) Stromal and immune interactions in colorectal cancer.
3) Tumour invasion and dissemination.
Ikhlas El Karim Dr El Karim is accepting PhD applications from individuals with dental and non dental background who are interested in the following research areas:

Stem cells and regenerative endodontics

Orofacial pain

Minimal intervention dentistry

Oral infections and systemic health
Emma Evergren Mills Dr Evergren is open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Receptor signalling
- Membrane trafficking
- Inter-organelle interactions
Her lab uses cell biological assays, protein biochemistry, and imaging techniques to investigate mechanisms of receptor endocytosis, signalling and membrane trafficking.
Leandro Garcia Enquiries from prospective students are welcome in any of the research areas listed in the "Research Focus" section below.
David Grieve Professor Grieve is open to wide-ranging PhD applications from candidates with a basic science or clinical background.
His fields of interest include:
- cardiovascular biology
- pathophysiology
- pharmacology
Previous research experience is desirable although not essential.
Paul Hamilton Optimising stress to maximise learning in medical simulation environments -.https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/optimising-stress-to-maximise-learning-in-medical-simulation-environments/?p127175
Liam Heaney Professor Heaney is open to wide-ranging PhD applications from candidates with a basic science or clinical background.
His fields of interest include:
- asthma
- medication adherence
- precision medicine in asthma and COPD
Previous research experience is desirable although not essential.
Neil Heron Sport and Exercise Medicine
Cycling medicine
Rehabilitation
TIA and 'minor' stroke research
App development
General Practice (GP)
Complex health service intervention development
Blanaid Hicks Dr Hicks is open to PhD applications from candidates with a background in health-related sciences, a quantitative subject (e.g. statistics) or clinical trainees who wish to pursue projects in pharmacoepidemiology or cancer epidemiology
Ruth Hogg Dr Hogg is open to wide-ranging PhD applications from candidates with epidemiological, public health or clinical background.
Her fields of interest include:
- Ophthalmic Epidemiology
- Visual Function and Psychophysics
- Ophthalmic Nutrition
- Home monitoring of eye disease
Previous research experience is desirable although not essential.
Ruth Hunter Dr Hunter has opportunities available to get involved in two core programmes of research:
- Application of systems-thinking and complexity science approaches, for example, network analysis, agent-based modelling, for NCD prevention
- Investigating the impact of the urban environment on health
Seyed Mehdi Jafarnejad Shourkaei Cancer
mRNA translation
micorRNAs
mRNA decay
Ribosome quality control
Translatome
Suneil Jain Dr Jain is open to wide-ranging PhD applications from candidates with a basic science or clinical background.

His fields of interest include:
- prostate cancer
- radiotherapy
- radiotherapy and drug combination studies
- nanotechnology
- biomarker - genomic and radiomic

Previous research experience is desirable although not essential.
Jacqueline James Dr James is open to wide-ranging PhD applications from candidates with an interest in molecular pathology research.

Previous research experience is desirable although not essential. Areas of interest include application of digital pathology and tissue hybridisation technologies
Jennifer Johnston Please contact Dr Johnston if you are interested in pursuing an MSc or PhD project in medical education, using qualitative methodologies.
Frank Kee Opportunities in life-course epidemiology and methods, complex public health interventions and decision sciences.
Richard Kennedy Precision Medicine
Immune Oncology
DNA repair
Efterpi Kostareli If you are interested in learning more about current research projects in the field epigenetics and working on my group, please do not hesitate to contact me: E.Kostareli@qub.ac.uk.
Anna Krasnodembskaya Dr Krasnodembskaya is open to PhD applications from motivated and enthusiastic students who is interested in Mesenchymal Stem Cells biology and therapeutic applications in lung diseases. Potential PhD projects on the following topics are available (the list is not exhaustive) :
Investigation of the role of MSC exosomal miRNAs in epithelial and endothelial repair in ARDS
The role of MSC mitochondrial transfer in lung regeneration
The role of apoptosis in MSC therapeutic effects in ARDS
Andrew Kunzmann Early detection of pancreatic cancer using clinical risk factors and serum biomarkers
https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/early-detection-of-pancreatic-cancer-using-clinical-risk-factors-and-serum-biomarkers/?p106197
Mark Lawler Prof Lawler has an international reputation in cancer research and recently received the prestigious 2018 European Health Award. His research focuses on developing a molecular understanding of cancer to improve patient care, including through precision medicine. approaches As Associate Director of Health Data Research Wales Northern Ireland, he also has a keen interest in health data research with particular relevance to cancer. Additionally, his research into cancer inequalities has been influential at both national and European levels
Imre Lengyel Our group is particularly interested in translational medicine in the eye. We work on age-related macular degeneration, Alzheimer's disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Down Syndrome. Particular interest is how diet, especially that modifies trace element levels, affect disease development and progression.
Lynne Lohfeld Dr Lohfeld is open to wide-ranging PhD applicants from candidates with a background in global public health and/or health services research. They should have an interest in learning (if needed) and conducting a project using a mixed-methods or qualitative research design.

Her fields of interest include:
- reducing the impact of breast or children's cancers
- adult or pediatric palliative care
- blindness prevention.

Previous research experience is desirable but not essential.
Noemi Lois Professor Lois is open to PhD applications within the field of Retina from national or international candidates with a basic science or clinical background. Prof Lois is also open to develop projects with potential candidates.
Her fields of interest include:
- Diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular oedema and proliferative diabetic retinopathy
- Retinal vascular diseases : retinal vein occlusion
- Retinal ischaemia, retinal fibrosis, retinal revascularisation and retinal
neovascularization
- Diagnostic technologies
- Early and late phase clinical trials
- Evidence-based clinical research
- Vitreoretinal surgery
Previous research experience is desirable.
Aideen Maguire Dr Maguire is open to PhD applications from candidates with an interest in understanding mental ill-health and/or suicide risk using large scale and population wide data sets.
Previous research experience is preferred along with good basic statistical skills.

Her fields of interest include:
- depression
- anxiety
- suicide
- psychotropic medication use
- large scale data linkage

Dessi Malinova Open to PhD applications in immunology and immune cell biology
Andriana Margariti Dr Margariti is open to wide-ranging PhD applications from candidates with a basic science or clinical background.

Her fields of interest include:

- Stem Cells
- Diabetes
- Cardiovascular biology
- Vascular Diseases
- Endothelial Dysfunction
- RNA binding proteins
- Epigenetics

Previous research experience is desirable although not essential.
Alexander Maxwell Professor Maxwell is open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Large scale genomics of chronic kidney disease including genome-wide and epigenetic association studies
- Clinical epidemiology of chronic kidney disease
- Decision making and conservative management of end-stage renal disease
- Medical education projects with focus on intravenous fluid therapy
Danny McAuley Professor McAuley is open to PhD applications from candidates with a basic science or clinical background.

His major interest is the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). My research strategy in ARDS is to investigate potential novel therapeutic agents in ARDS in vitro, in vivo in human models of ARDS and in phase 2 clinical trials to inform subsequent phase 3 clinical trials. I am currently investigating the role of MSCs, statins and ECCO2R in ARDS.
My other current research interests are patient stratification in ARDS, sepsis diagnostics and delirium.

Previous research experience is desirable although not essential.
Karen McCloskey We will consider applications from self-funding PhD candidates who are interested in urological cancers, radiation toxicity or bladder dysfunction.
Noleen McCorry Health services research, particularly: the development, evaluation, and implementation of interventions for older populations, and people with long-term conditions; healthcare quality improvement; implementation science.
Simon McDade Dr McDade functional genomics (FGG) lab, utilises a range of genomic technologies (RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, CRISPR screen) and integrative data analysis tools to identify novel treatment strategies to improve treatment of cancer patients outcomes.

The labs field of interest include:
- Transcription factor dysfunction in cancer
- Epigenetic lab and data analysis tool development
- Colorectal, Prostate and Squamous cancer
- Data analysis and Shiny app development

We are open to wide ranging lab and data analysis projects from those with a background biology, genomics, data analysis and computational backgrounds. Previous research experience is desirable although not essential
Denise McDonald Dr McDonald is open to wide-ranging PhD applications from candidates with a basic science or clinical background.
Her fields of interest include:
- vascular biology
- vision research
- pharmacology
Previous research experience is desirable although not essential.
Claire McEvoy Dr McEvoy is open to PhD applications in the field of nutrition and ageing research, particularly projects involving data analysis in cohort studies and clinical/community-based dietary and lifestyle interventions.
Bernadette McGuinness Dr McGuinness is open to wide ranging PhD applications from candidates with both a clinical and science background. Her fields of interest include:
The role of inflammation in dementia
The role of diet in cognitive decline
Clinical trials in Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment
Cognitive impairment in longitudinal studies
Previous research experience is desirable.
Gareth McKay Open to wide-ranging PhD applications from candidates with a basic science or clinical background.
Fields of research interests include: Diabetic complications, biomarker discovery, stratified medicine and ageing.
Previous research experience is desirable although not essential.
Gerald McKenna I am always happy to hear from potential PhD students who are interested in undertaking projects in:
1. Gerodontology
2. Links between oral health and nutrition
3. Oral health services research
Michelle McKinley Open to PhD applications in the field of nutrition and prevention/management of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Including observational and intervention approaches; mixed methods E.g.
• Weight management before, during and after pregnancy
• Understanding diet and lifestyle behaviours of different population groups
• Developing and evaluating lifestyle behaviour change interventions
• Exploring the role of nutrients, foods and dietary patterns in prevention and management of obesity and chronic disease
Amy McKnight Dr McKnight is open to wide-ranging PhD applications from candidates with a basic science or clinical background.

Her fields of interest include:
- Molecular epidemiology of complex disorders, primarily kidney disease
- Multi-omic risk factors for diseases with a focus in aging populations
- Improving the lives of individuals living and working with rare disease(s): improving diagnosis, identification, reporting, information and communication
Stephen McMahon Dr McMahon is open to PhD applications in areas of modelling responses to radiotherapy, including;
- Proton Relative Biological Effectiveness
- Intrinsic radio sensitivity
- The impacts of intercellular communication on radiation responses
Una McMenamin Dr McMenamin is interested to hear from students and clinical trainees who wish to pursue PhD/MD/MPhil projects using population-based research methods to identify risk factors for cancer (or precancer) development and progression.
Ronan McMullan Dr McMullan is open to applications from candidates with a clinical background for projects related to clinical trials and diagnostic accuracy studies in infection.
Charlene McShane Dr McShane is open to hearing from students and clinical trainees wishing to pursue PhD/MD/MPhil projects in:

*Cancer epidemiology
*Premalignant disease research including impact of receiving a pre-malignant diagnosis
*Early detection of cancer
*Cancer education/awareness
*Global health
Reinhold Medina Dr Medina offers research projects investigating vascular stem cell biology with focus on vascular ageing, cellular therapies, and diabetic vasculopathy.
Ken Mills There are opportunities to investigate molecular mechanisms in myeloid blood cancers including epigenetic alterations, DNA repair deficiency, altered signal pathways to identify therapeutic targets for novel agents or repurposed drugs using drug screens and/or NGS technologies to improve patient outcomes.
John Moriarty - Workplace wellbeing
- Mental health
- Use of linked administrative data
Ciaran Mulholland I am interested in taking on students most specifically in the areas of aetiology of psychotic illnesses and the "at risk mental state". I will also consider projects more broadly from across the field of mental health.
Paul Mullan Dr Mullan's group is open to wide-ranging PhD applications from candidates with a basic science or clinical background.
His fields of interest include:
- Molecular Oncology
- Cancer Biology and Signal Transduction
- Drug discovery and development
- Biomarkers, diagnosis and early detection of cancer
Previous research experience is desirable although not essential.
Cecilia O'Kane Professor O'Kane is open to wide-ranging PhD applications from candidates with a basic science or clinical background.
Her interests include respiratory failure in the critically ill, particularly the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), mechanisms if tissue damage and repair in the lung, mycobacterial infection including Tuberculosis and Non-Tuberculous Mycobacterial infection, and novel therapies including biological and cellular therapies to treat infection and inflammation in the lung. Her group works in both wet lab and clinical research, and has a particular focus on human models of the lung environment.
Previous research experience is desirable although not essential.
Ciaran O'Neill Currently I am not accepting new PhD candidates
Nicholas Orr Dr Orr is open to wide-ranging PhD applications from candidates with a basic science or clinical background.
His fields of interest include:
- genetic epidemiology of cancer
- biological mechanisms of cancer predisposition
- functional genomics
Previous research experience is desirable although not essential.
Tunde Peto Prof Peto has a wide range of projects on the field of diabetic retinopathy, global ophthalmic health and ophthalmic image analysis. These projects apply to high and low income countries. Prof Peto is also working on ophthalmic image analysis in neuro-degenerative diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer disease.
Bianca Plouffe Dr Plouffe is open to PhD applications from candidates with a basic science background. Her fields of interest include: G protein-coupled receptor signalling, biased signalling and selectivity, compartmentalised G protein signalling, bioluminescence resonance energy transfer (BRET)-based biosensors, type 2 diabetes, glioblastoma multiforme, inflammation, and atherosclerosis. Previous lab experience is highly desirable.
Ultan Power Professor Power is open to PhD applications from candidates with a basic or clinical background. His fields of interest include:
- virus/host interactions, with particular interest in respiratory viruses, such as RSV
- virus vaccine vectors
- primary airway epithelium cultures, in particular well-differentiated air-liquid interface cultures
Gholamreza Rafiee Improving the performance of student learning experience by the use of social media as a complementary learning tool in higher education (MSc/PhD Supervision)
Olinda Santin Dr Santin is open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Psycho-oncology
- Development of supportive and psychological supports for patients and carers
- Understanding the health and social care needs of minority groups
Kienan Savage Dr Savage is open to wide-ranging PhD applications from candidates with a basic science or clinical background.
His fields of interest include:
- DNA repair
- DNA damage Response
- DNA damage driven Immune Responses
- Breast Cancer
-Inherited Breast Cancer
Previous research experience is desirable although not essential.
Gunnar Schroeder We are always looking for excellent, highly motivated students who are enthusiastic about investigating the fascinating arms race between bacterial pathogens and human host in order to develop new treatments to fight antibiotic resistance.


Our approach is highly interdisciplinary, using state-of-the art imaging, proteomics and single cell transcriptomics to dissect processes at the interface of microbiology, cell biology and immunology.

Please get in touch to learn more!
David Simpson Dr Simpson welcomes PhD applications from candidates with appropriate science or clinical background.
His research applies molecular biology and bioinformatics to study vision and cardiovascular diseases.
Alan Stitt Pathogenic mechanisms in diabetic retinopathy and vasodegenerative diseases
Mechanisms of vasopermeability
Pathophysiological mechanisms underpinning retinal angiogenesis
Vascular regeneration and the role of stem cells
Cell therapy for occlusive diseases
Metabolic plasticity and vascular disease
Clifford Taggart Professor Taggart is open to wide-ranging PhD applications from candidates with a basic science or clinical background.
His fields of interest include:
- acute and chronic lung disease eg. Cystic Fibrosis (CF), Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Respiratory Innate Immunity
- Protease and protease inhibitor function in lung disease
Previous research experience is desirable although not essential.
Adone Tielenius Kruythoff-Mohd Sarip Open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- chromatin remodelers
- epigenetics
- cancer metastasis
- proteomics
- molecular cell biology
- biochemistry
Richard Turkington Dr Turkington is open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Laboratory based investigations of novel drugs and biomarkers
- Discovery of resistance mechanisms to therapy
- Innovative biomarker development using clinical samples
Miguel Valvano Professor Valvano is willing to accept PhD students with diverse backgrounds of biology research and those who reply yes to any of the following questions:

Do you enjoy adventure and exploration and don't care being frustrated from time to time?
Have you ever wondered how does it feel to discover something new?
Do you like a life with excitement?

Research topics include:
- Cellular Microbiology: interactions of bacteria with innate immune cells
- structure/function/assembly of Gram-negative bacterial outer membrane with a focus on lipopolysaccharide biogenesis and functional modifications
- molecular mechanisms of intrinsic antimicrobial resistance and heteroresistance.

For more details, especially concerning style of supervision and required experience visit http://publish.uwo.ca/~mvalvano/graduate-ad.html.
Sandra Van Schaeybroeck Dr. Van Schaeybroeck is interested in PhD applications from candidates with a basic science or clinical background in the fields of;

- Laboratory based investigations into molecular mechanisms including altered pro-survival signaling pathways in RASMT and BRAFMT CRC
- Discovery of novel resistance mechanisms to therapy mechanisms in RASMT and BRAFMT CRC
- Innovative biomarker development using samples from RASMT and BRAFMT CRC patients
Gianni Virgili Avoiding research waste: addressing unit of analysis errors in trials and systematic reviews in Eyes and Vision -

Clinicians and patients need access to up-to-date high quality research to make evidence-informed decisions about health care. Systematic reviews are a rigorous approach to identifying, appraising and synthesising the results of individual studies. Systematic review authors cannot always use all the data available in individual studies because of the way that studies are reported, including unit of analysis issues, leading to avoidable research waste.
The aim of this proposal is to explore the nature and extent of unit of analysis errors in trials and systematic reviews in Eyes and Vision, investigate the impact on the results of systematic reviews and develop solutions and guidance for trialists and systematic review authors. This will be an important contribution to the quality of evidence in this field.
Despite the fact that unit of analysis issues are widely acknowledged, an assessment of how common these concerns are in Eyes and Vision systematic reviews is lacking and few studies have been conducted in general. Thus, investigating the extent and the impact of errors concerning UAIs in trials and reviews is important to quantify the impact of this type of bias and minimise research waste.

Thomas Waterfield Suitable candidates should make contact to discuss projects and funding opportunities.
Chris Watson Dr Watson is open to wide-ranging PhD applications from candidates with a basic science or clinical background.

His fields of interest include;

· Heart failure, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac remodelling

· Diabetes, Hypertension, Ischaemia

· Biomarkers, Epigenetics, Fibrosis

· Global Health
Sinead Weldon Dr Weldon is open to PhD applications from motivated and enthusiastic students in the areas of;
- Airway inflammation and host defence
- Repair and regeneration in the lung
- MiRNAs as mediators of inflammation/disease and their potential therapeutic value
- Pathogenesis of lung diseases such as Cystic Fibrosis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Richard Williams My lab is open to medicinal chemistry and biochemistry PhD studentships applications.
Research fields of interest include:
- small molecule inhibitors
- protease chemical biology
- cancer
- respiratory diseases
- cystic fibrosis
Previous research experience is desirable although not essential.
Jayne Woodside Professor Woodside is open to PhD applications in the fields of nutrition, particularly dietary intervention studies, projects involving innovative dietary assessment and behaviour change interventions.
Heping Xu Professor Xu is open to wide-ranging PhD applications from candidates with a basic science or clinical background.
His fields of interest include:
- Retinal degenerative and angiogenic diseases
- Retinal immune regulation in health and disease
- Ocular drug delivery
Previous research experience is desirable although not essential.