|Funding for:||UK Students|
|Placed On:||14th February 2023|
|Closes:||25th April 2023|
Dr Jonathan Denniss, Dr Lindsay Rountree
We seek a highly motivated individual to study for a full-time PhD under the supervision of Dr Jonathan Denniss and Dr Lindsay Rountree in the School of Optometry & Vision Science at the University of Bradford. The successful applicant will work on the further development of en face OCT imaging for assessment of retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) defects in the eye disease glaucoma.
En face OCT is an emerging technology that enables us to assess RNFL defects in unprecedented detail. Our previous work1-4 has advanced the field of en face OCT imaging, developing new objective techniques to detect defects in these images that have potential to improve the early diagnosis of glaucoma.
This project will involve using the latest OCT technology to image the retina in patients with glaucoma and healthy volunteers, contributing to the further development of new methods to evaluate en face OCT images, and advancing our understanding of the causes of early defects within the disease process.
The successful applicant will be supported to develop valuable skills in computer image processing and data analysis, whilst gaining hands-on experience in advanced OCT imaging and other clinical tests relevant to glaucoma. The student will also gain experience in designing and conducting studies on clinical populations and in clinical test development.
The ideal candidate would be a clinically-qualified optometrist, ophthalmologist or other eyecare professional with knowledge and/or experience of glaucoma. Experience in coding would be advantageous but is not essential as training will be provided. Aptitude for numerical work and motivation to learn new skills are essential.
Potential candidates are encouraged to email the supervisors for informal discussion.
The scholarship includes UK (home)-rate tuition fees for 3 years, a tax-free UKRI-aligned stipend for 3 years, equating to £17,668 per year in 2022/23, and research project costs.
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