|Location:||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students|
|Funding amount:||Not Specified|
|Placed On:||22nd May 2020|
|Closes:||30th June 2020|
Value of award
100% of UK/EU tuition fees paid and annual living expenses at UK RI rate. Successful non-EU international students will be required to make up the difference between the UK/EU fees and international fees. A research training support grant of £5000 per year is available to cover research costs and local, national and international travel (conferences and exchanges).
Number of awards: 1
Start date and duration: September 2020 for 3 years full time
Orthostatic hypotension (OH) affects 1 in 5 older people. It is a disabling condition which makes even simple everyday tasks very challenging. Despite this, the evidence base for treatment is lacking.
OH is diagnosed in the presence of a significant BP reduction on moving from a lying to a standing position. Continuous BP monitoring is becoming common place in falls, syncope and geriatrics clinics. This provides clinicians with a detailed BP profile but has little to no impact on clinical management compared to traditional BP measurement.
It has recently been shown that the morphology of BP drop on standing upright reflects the underlying vascular pathophysiology: 1) small drop fast recovery (arteriolar); 2) medium drop slow recovery (venular); 3) large drop non recovery (mixed). There is potential for a step-change in the management of OH using the orthostatic BP morphology to influence the choice of treatment.
Postural BP morphology will predict response to treatment in people with OH.
Ultimately the candidate will determine how we can predict who will respond to which treatments in people with OH.
Sponsor: Newcastle University (www.ncl.ac.uk/?utm_source=referral-jobs&utm_medium=advert&utm_content=ph003-nu-homepage&utm_campaign=PG3PL-jobs-ac-uk-advert)
Name of supervisor(s): James Frith and Julia Newton
The successful applicant will have, or expect to obtain, an upper second class or above in a biomedical or physiological area; a Masters degree (Merit or above), or additional research experience, is desirable but not essential. If your first language is not English you need an overall IELTS score of 7.0 (with at least 6.5 in all sub-skills) or equivalent language qualification. Non-UK candidates should contact email@example.com regarding eligibility and fees.
How to apply
You must apply through the University’s online postgraduate application system by creating an account. To do this please select ‘How to Apply’ (www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply/?utm_source=referral-jobs&utm_medium=advert&utm_content=ph003-apply&utm_campaign=PG3PL-jobs-ac-uk-advert) and choose the ‘Apply now’ button.
All relevant fields should be completed, but fields marked with a red asterisk must to be completed. The following information will help us to process your application. You will need to:
*You will not be able to submit your application until you have submitted your degree transcript/s.
Professor Julia Newton (Julia.Newton@newcastle.ac.uk)
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