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Projects which our ACFs have done - often in preparation for a DPhil/PhD application.

GENERAL PRACTICE DIAGNOSTIC ACCURACY OF SPEED BUMPS IN ACUTE APPENDICITIS

Can patients’ reports of pain when going over speed bumps on the way to hospital help diagnose appendicitis? 

GENERAL PRACTICE Understanding prognosis for patients with chronic heart failure

Information is needed to inform management decisions, advanced care planning, and public health and policy planning.   

HAEMATOLOGY HAEMATOLOGY AND TRANSFUSION: ACQUIRED COAGULOPATHIES

What defines acquired coagulopathies in patients in intensive care? How adequately is risk of bleeding being assessed in patients in intensive care or with liver cirrhosis? 

HISTOPATHOLOGY THE PATHOLOGY OF THE GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT

Investigating the role of metabolism in angiogenesis in a cancer cell line. 

MEDICAL ONCOLOGY THE GENETICS OF INHERITED AND SPORADIC COLORECTAL CANCER

Sequencing genes in a large cohort of individuals with cancer to identify carriers of genes implicated in cancer and characterise their phenotypes. 

Paediatrics HIV evolution in early infancy and mother to child transmission 

Looking at how the HIV virus evolves can provide evidence of the immune system acting on the virus to drive mutations. 

PSYCHIATRY | NEURODEGENERATION IN ALTZHEIMER’S DISEASE

Using a drosophilia model to look for therapies to treat and prevent Alzheimer’s disease. 

PUBLIC HEALTH STUDYING INTERACTIONS BETWEEN NUTRITION, HEALTH, AND SUSTAINABILITY

What is the potential impact on chronic disease of a UK tax based on foods’ greenhouse gas emissions? Do health and sustainability goals align? 

RESPIRATORY MEDICINE ULTRASOUND MARKERS OF SUCCESSFUL PLEURODESIS IN MALIGNANT PLEURAL EFFUSION

Finding ultrasound markers that may allow clinicians to identify patients whose pleurodesis has been successful and can be discharged home earlier than currently

SURGERY AND TRAUMA & ORTHOPEDICS :

CLINICAL OUTCOME ASSESSMENT IN HAND SURGERY

Assessing the validity, responsiveness and interpretability of existing patient-reported outcome measures, and understanding the impact of hand conditions and their treatment. 

BREAST CANCER – DIAGNOSIS AND OUTCOMES

Investigating outcomes for women with ductal-carcinoma-in-situ (DCIS), one of the most common types of non-invasive breast tumour.

NEURAL CORRELATES OF CHRONIC PAIN IN CHRONIC PANCREATITIS

How can patients with chronic pancreatitis be more effectively treated in order to decrease the impact of their disease on everyday life?

OUTCOMES FOLLOWING SURGICAL INTERVENTIONS FOR CONGENITAL ANOMALIES

How effective is prescribing prophylactic anti-reflux medication to reduce the rate of post-operative oesophageal stricture formation?

THE ROLE OF ABSORBABLE NANO-FIBRE SCAFFOLDS IN TREATING CHRONIC TENDINOPATHY

Research in to improving the way we treat patients with chronic tendon and ligament degenerative disease. 

INVESTIGATING THE POTENTIAL TRANSLATION OF REGULATORY CELLULAR THERAPIES INTO PAEDIATRIC SURGICAL PATIENTS

A study which will analyse the frequency and function of Regulatory T Cells (Treg) in paediatric patients with T1DM compared to healthy children undergoing elective surgery.