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Long-term Conditions

PGR-RA-84

Expertise of research area
long-term outcomes; Nursing; health


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

The Long Term Conditions (LTC) research theme brings together a range of researchers across the School of Healthcare who are involved in understanding the impact, causes and management of long-term conditions, including the social determinants of health and personal empowerment to support health and wellbeing.

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

<h2>What do we do and why</h2> <p>Long term conditions (LTC) are conditions that have no cure and are likely to be treated by on-going management. Some LTC are life-long, others develop in childhood or adulthood. Examples of our LTC research specialisms include musculoskeletal conditions, diabetic foot ulcers and chronic pain. We also conduct research focussed on the care needs of populations who may have a number of conditions.</p> <p>As the health needs of our local and global populations change, it is more important than ever that healthcare professionals are able to provide the most appropriate intervention and care for those populations. Our internationally recognised research is fundamental to ensuring that people with LTCs have the best futures ahead of them. We are passionate about the populations we serve.&nbsp;</p> <h2>How we conduct our research</h2> <p>The LTC group is dynamic and we have expertise in many methodological approaches. At the heart of all our research are the people:&nbsp; both those with LTC and the general public whose health we seek to improve. Within our research projects, we consult with patient and professional groups to ensure that our work meets patient need.</p> <p>As Athena Swan Silver award holders within the School of Healthcare, LTC research group members are particularly proactive in ensuring equality for our members and our wider community.</p> <h2>Are you interested in working with us?</h2> <p>We have a strong history of collaborative practice across faculties, with healthcare providers and other research institutions. We invite potential collaborators to contact us to discuss opportunities for future projects.</p> <p>We want to create a research culture that supports evidence-based practice, but also works as a springboard for those interested in LTC research. We have a number of pre-doctoral, postgraduate researchers and post-doctoral researchers&nbsp;within the group. We particularly welcome enquiries from individuals who are interested in undertaking a PhD with a Long Term Conditions focus.</p> <p>Please see&nbsp;<a href="https://medicinehealth.leeds.ac.uk/stafflist/189/long-term-conditions-0">Our People</a>&nbsp;section for contact information.</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>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>

<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>