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Musculoskeletal disease


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="">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>

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<p>To submit an application in this research area please complete an <a href="">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="">English language requirements</a>.</p> <p><em>We welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.</em></p>

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