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


Biomarkers to detect perioperative brain injury

Researching the association between neuronal injury, electroencephalography, and postoperative cognitive dysfunction


The role of immune cells in colitis

Using single-cell technologies to investigate the pathophysiology of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)


Understanding prognosis for patients with chronic heart failure

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


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 


Characterising the sequelae of COVID-19

Using large-scale electronic health records data to understand the neurological and psychiatric consequences of SARS-CoV-2 infections


Nature, mental health and well-being

Seeking to understand the impact of nature on mental health and well-being


Hyperpolarised xenon magnetic resonance imaging 

Investigating the use of a novel non-radioactive gas contrast imaging technique 


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 


The role of absorbable nano-fibre scaffolds in treating chronic tendinopathy

Research into 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