In-depth Profiling for Precision Treatment in patients with Diabetic Foot Ulcers

University of Hull

Concerning the Mission

Diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) have an effect on 25% of individuals with diabetes and are sometimes exhausting to heal, with greater than 50% difficult by ischaemia and an infection. Improved remedy for DFU are a nationwide affected person analysis precedence, Extracorporeal shockwave remedy (ESWT) is an evolving new intervention to advertise therapeutic by angiogenesis and tissue regeneration.

This interdisciplinary venture will contain working collaboratively with the Educational Vascular Surgical Unit (AVSU), the Hull York Medical Faculty (HYMS) Biomedical Institute for Multimorbidity (BIM) and groups inside Hull College Educating Hospitals NHS Belief (HUTH) Diabetes crew. The venture will contain evaluation of swabs and biopsies taken from DFU (neuropathic and neuroischaemic) handled with ESWT (100 pulses/cm2 or 500 pulses/cm2) or sham ESWT (0 pulses/cm2). Samples taken earlier than the intervention, after the intervention and at 6, 12 and 24 weeks can be analysed to match adjustments in biomarkers of therapeutic and microbiome. Biochemical markers can be correlated with medical outcomes. This knowledge can be used to determine which sufferers with DFU will profit from ESWT.

By enterprise this PhD, the candidate will play an instrumental position in serving to to affect steering over the position of ESWT in routine DFU care, supplementing the rigorous evaluation of ESWT to scale back the burden of DFUs to sufferers, healthcare and society.

Casual enquires

Vascular Analysis Supervisor – Judith Lengthy:


  • Professor Matthew Hardman, Director of Analysis, Chair in Wound Therapeutic
  • Dr Holly Wilkinson, Lecturer in wound Therapeutic
  • Ms Louise Hitchman, NIHR Doctoral Analysis Fellow, Vascular Surger


  • The profitable applicant will obtain a charge waiver and a upkeep grant / stipend for three years (full-time) or six years (part-time), which covers the analysis interval of the PhD. The charge waiver for 23/24 is £4712 (Residence charge) and the upkeep grant is £18622 every year. This rises annually in keeping with the UKRI’s beneficial stipend allowance.
  • When you transfer right into a fourth 12 months (full time) or seventh 12 months (part-time) to finish your thesis, please be aware that you’ll not obtain a tuition charge waiver or upkeep grant throughout this era and you may be required to pay a continuation charge.


Candidates ought to have a minimal 2:1 diploma in a associated topic. A taught MSc or Masters by Analysis in a related topic could be a bonus.

For extra particulars on our entry necessities please go to the postgraduate admissions webpage.

This scholarship is obtainable for full-time and part-time research.

Worldwide candidates:

This chance comes with a Residence charge waiver solely, which won’t cowl the total Worldwide charge. You’ll due to this fact must pay the distinction between the Residence charge and the Worldwide charge and might want to present proof that you’ve adequate funds to cowl this.

Find out how to Apply:

You’ll need to provide a private assertion when making use of for this scholarship place. Find out more about writing a personal statement.

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Closing Date:

15th February 2024

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