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

Award Abstract

100% of dwelling tuition charges paid and annual residing bills at UKRI price, at present £17,668 per yr. A analysis coaching help grant of £5000 per yr is offered to cowl analysis prices (e.g. knowledge prices) and native/nationwide/worldwide journey (e.g. conferences). 

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

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


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

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

  • Synthetic intelligence and knowledge 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 main 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 illnesses. 

As well as, there might be necessary alternatives to collaborate cross theme (outlined under) 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 Period: 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 possible that different educational and scientific colleagues might 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. laptop science, well being sciences, epidemiology, statistics, maths). A Masters with robust analysis coaching ingredient could be extremely advantageous. 

Candidates whose first language isn’t English require an IELTS rating of 6.5 total with a minimal of 5.5 in every subsection.

How To Apply

You could apply by means of the College’s Apply to Newcastle Portal   

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

Use ‘Course Search’ to determine programme of research:   

  • Please apply for the 2023 educational yr for January 2024 begin   
  • Search ‘Course Title’ utilizing programme code: 8317F
  • Go away ‘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’ (obligatory discipline) – add a doc or write an announcement instantly within the utility kind   
  • Use studentship code NIHR25 within the ‘Studentship/Partnership Reference’ discipline.   
  • When prompted relating to your analysis proposal – choose ‘Write Proposal’. Define that you’re within the Synthetic intelligence and knowledge science in MLTCs theme. No have to add a analysis proposal.   

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