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Examples of research areas which our foundation doctors have chosen to work in.

Primary Health Care Research 

Experiences from the Behavioural Medicine Group

Research with the Oxford Tropical Network group

Developing estimates of the newborn disease burden for Nairobi City County in collaboration with the Kenyan Medical Research Institute (KEMRI-Wellcome Trust)

Genetic variations in type 2 diabetes risk and associated traits

Looking at genes related to islet cell development and type 2 diabetes risk, and analysing sequencing data to determine possible expression quantitative trait loci (eQTLs) related to type 2 diabetes risk

Working with the HIV research group

Mother-to-child HIV transmission: understanding the selection biases underlying successful perinatal infection

systematic literature review - the effects of antimalarial drugs on cardiac adverse events

To determine whether antimalarial drugs, particularly quinoline antimalarials, caused cardiovascular side effects such as prolongation of the QT interval on the electrocardiogram.

congenital malformations and ovarian cysts

Investigating congenital malformations, and treatment for prenatally diagnosed ovarian cysts

New Therapeutic Antibodies

Could agonistic antibodies that activate inhibitory pathways in lymphocytes be developed for therapeutic purposes?


What genetic mechanisms contribute to the formation and survival of kidney cancer cells?


Investigating the outcomes of patients with the Oxford unicompartmental knee replacement, the impact of Daylight Savings Time transitions on road injuries, and the effect of weather conditions on trauma workload.


Investigating small cell lung cancer and the value of Germ Cell Tumour Multidisciplinary Teams in affecting patient management.


Academic Foundation Project Library 

View more example projects from 2013 and 2014