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Musculoskeletal disease

PGR-RA-139

Expertise of research area
connective tissue diseases; Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases; Musculoskeletal diseases; osteoarthritis


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<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

Our research focuses on conditions including inflammatory arthritis, connective tissue diseases and common painful disorders such as osteoarthritis.

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Full description</h2>

<p>Our work covers the spectrum from basic science and translational studies through early and late phase trials and health services research, with a focus on improving understanding and therapy for these diseases.</p> <p>We collaborate with the Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, which has expertise in the area of musculoskeletal systems with research focusing on joint replacement, tissue re-engineering and functional spinal interventions. We also work with the School of Dentistry, which is&nbsp;focused on understanding the fundamental mechanisms of oral and other diseases, particularly musculoskeletal,<strong>&nbsp;</strong>in order to improve treatment, restore function and address the needs for prevention.</p> <p>We are&nbsp;in close partnership with the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, particularly as a strategic partner in the&nbsp;Leeds Biomedical Research Centre (<a href="https://leedsbrc.nihr.ac.uk/">Leeds BRC</a>) &ndash;&nbsp;a&nbsp;National Institute for Health Research-funded centre of excellence&nbsp;for translational musculoskeletal research. The Leeds BRC&nbsp;strives to deliver excellence in patient-based research and we have a strong Patient and Public Involvement Group embedded within it.</p>

<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<p>To submit an application in this research area please complete an <a href="https://studentservices.leeds.ac.uk/pls/banprod/bwskalog_uol.P_DispLoginNon">online application form</a> and submit this alongside a research proposal, a full academic CV, degree transcripts (or marks so far if still studying) and degree certificates. If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the Faculty&rsquo;s minimum <a href="https://medicinehealth.leeds.ac.uk/faculty-graduate-school/doc/entry-requirements-1">English language requirements</a>.</p> <p><em>As an international research-intensive university, we welcome students from all walks of life and from across the world. We foster an inclusive environment where all can flourish and prosper, and we are proud of our strong commitment to student education. Across all Faculties we are dedicated to diversifying our community and we welcome the unique contributions that individuals can bring, and particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to Black, Asian, people who belong to a minority ethnic community, people who identify as LGBT+ and people with disabilities. Applicants will always be selected based on merit and ability.</em></p>

<h2 class="heading">Contact details</h2>

<p>For further information please contact the Graduate School Office<br /> e:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:fmhpgradmissions@leeds.ac.uk">fmhpgradmissions@leeds.ac.uk</a>, t: +44 (0)113 343 8221.</p>


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