PhD studentship: Application of artificial intelligence (AI) to identify risk patterns and potential solutions for patients with Multiple Long-Term Conditions (multi-morbidity)

Newcastle University

Award Abstract

100% of residence tuition charges paid and annual dwelling bills at UKRI price, at present £17,668 per 12 months. A analysis coaching assist grant of £5000 per 12 months is accessible to cowl analysis prices (e.g. information prices) and native/nationwide/worldwide journey (e.g. conferences). 

Profitable worldwide candidates will probably be required to fund the distinction between the house charges and worldwide charges. 

These interdisciplinary positions are funded by Nationwide Institute for Well being and Care Analysis (NIHR) Affected person Security Analysis Collaborative (PSRC) in Newcastle. A key goal of which, is to ship actual, significant modifications in affected person security for these with A number of Lengthy-Time period Situations (MLTCs).  


The Newcastle NIHR PSRC is a partnership between three universities (Newcastle, Northumbria, and Queen Mary, London) and Newcastle Hospitals NHS Basis Belief. Put up-graduate college students will be a part of a vibrant group of Newcastle-based researchers throughout the PSRC.   

The PSRC contains 4 analysis themes and a affected person and public involvement programme. These PhD initiatives will probably be based totally throughout the theme of:     

  • Synthetic intelligence and information science in MLTCs  

Our analysis theme embraces the distinctive capability of synthetic intelligence (AI) to identify patterns in huge collections of digital well being information ( Our major goal is discerning threat patterns at each inhabitants and particular person affected person ranges, offering a brand new lens to view and perceive affected person well being. Key areas of focus will embrace understanding the trajectories and care pathways of MLTCs in dermatology, ophthalmology and immune mediated inflammatory ailments. 

As well as, there will probably be essential alternatives to collaborate cross theme (outlined beneath) and profit from a devoted post-graduate coaching program. 

These studentships will present unparalleled alternatives for post-graduate coaching and interdisciplinary working. 

Quantity Of Awards: 1 award

Begin Date: January 2024 

Award Length: 3 years 

Software Closing Date: 24 November 2023


Nationwide Institute for Well being and Care Analysis (NIHR), NuTH and Newcastle College 


These awards principal supervisors will embrace: 

Professor Nick Reynolds – Employees Profile  

Professor Mike Barnes – Employees profile

It’s seemingly that different educational and medical colleagues will probably be concerned in supervision from our broader themes: 

Safer administration of polypharmacy in MLTCs  

Safer built-in well being and social care environments   

Safer administration of MLTCs in deprived communities   

Eligibility Standards

A 2:1 honours diploma, or worldwide equal, in a related topic (e.g. pc science, well being sciences, epidemiology, statistics, maths). A Masters with sturdy analysis coaching component can be extremely advantageous. 

Candidates whose first language will not be English require an IELTS rating of 6.5 total with a minimal of 5.5 in every subsection.

How To Apply

You have to apply by the College’s Apply to Newcastle Portal   

  • As soon as registered choose ‘Create a Postgraduate Software’.   

Use ‘Course Search’ to establish programme of research:   

  • Please apply for the 2023 educational 12 months for January 2024 begin   
  • Search ‘Course Title’ utilizing programme code: 8317F
  • Depart ‘Analysis space’ discipline clean
  • Choose programme of research: ‘PhD in Pharmacy (PHS) (FT)’

You then want to supply the next info within the ‘Additional Particulars’ part: 

  • A ‘Private Assertion’ (necessary discipline) – add a doc or write a press release immediately within the software type   
  • Use studentship code NIHR25 within the ‘Studentship/Partnership Reference’ discipline.   
  • When prompted concerning your analysis proposal – choose ‘Write Proposal’. Define that you’re within the Synthetic intelligence and information science in MLTCs theme. No have to add a analysis proposal.   

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