Potential Projects: Global Health

2023-24 MRC LID Studentships – potential projects under the Global Health theme.

Applicants should note that this list is incomplete. Additional projects may be added until the end of November 2022.

Supervisors Project Title Cross Institutional Supervision Theme/s Keywords
Amiya Bhatia & Daniel Carter & Karen Devries How do childhood contexts affect violence against young people as they grow up? A quantitative, longitudinal and intersectional analysis of cohort data in Uganda No Global Health; Health Data Science Social epidemiology; violence against children; causal inference; intersectionality; inequality
Jon Friedland & Deborah Chong The role of platelet-fibroblast interactions in the pathology of pulmonary tuberculosis No Infectious Disease; Global Health Tuberculosis; Innate immunity; Fibroblasts; Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs); Platelets
Giorgia Gon & Sarah Whitmee & Rosemary Green Social norms for climate change transformation No Global Health Social norms; climate change transformation
Ozan Gundogdu & Brendan Wren Campylobacter pathogenesis: the Unfolded Protein Response (UPR), inflammation and human disease No Infectious Disease; Global Health Campylobacter, Gastroenteritis; inflammation; Unfolded Protein Response (UPR)
Sally Hargreaves & Julia Pescarini & Nuria Sanchez Clemente Migrant health in children and young people in Europe: An analysis of Europe-wide routine datasets Yes Global Health Migrant; children; young people; infectious diseases; sexual health; screening
Gwen Knight & Jodi Lindsay Antimicrobial Resistance Diversity: quantification, evolution, and importance for public health Yes Infectious Disease; Health Data Science; Global Health; Translational & Implementation Research Antimicrobial resistance; mathematical modelling; MRSA; resistance diversity; intervention impact
Julian Ma & Audrey Teh Engineering monoclonal secretory antibodies for mucosal immunotherapy No Infectious Disease; Translational & Implementation Research; Global Health Antibody engineering; mucosal immunotherapy; molecular farming; passive immunisation
Finn McQuaid & Gwen Knight Comparing drug-resistant tuberculosis empirical treatment choices No Infectious Disease; Global Health; Health Data Science Tuberculosis; Drug-resistance; Modelling; Health Economics
Lucy Pembrey & Phil Cooper & Karin Van Veldhoven Defining new asthma phenotypes using high dimensional data Yes Health Data Science; Global Health Big data; Biomarkers; Asthma; Microbiome; Epigenomics
Anoop Shah & Poppy Mallinson & Alex Lewin Applying deep learning to cardiac imaging to understand the pathology of premature heart disease in South Asian populations No Health Data Science; Global Health Cardiac pathology; echocardiography; imaging; deep learning; statistics; disease mechanisms; India
Henry Staines & Elisabetta Groppelli Development and evaluation of novel point-of-need cervical cancer screening devices to improve women’s health in low resource settings No Infectious Disease; Global Health Molecular biology; PCR; Diagnostics; Infectious diseases; Cervical cancer
Henry Staines & Kirsty Le Doare & Elisabetta Groppelli Impact of climate change on human health: detection of known and emerging mosquito-transmitted arboviruses in East Africa No Infectious Disease; Global Health Molecular virology; Diagnostic development; Climate change impact on human health

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