Fully-funded 3 year PhDs
The BHF Centre of Research Excellence offers 3 year fully-funded PhDs for Clinicians. One of our flagship training programmes, clinicians have the opportunity to undertake a PhD research programme at the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, bringing their clinical experience and knowledge together with basic science to explore a specific research pathology question in the field of vascular science and biomedicine.
Previous BHF CoRE Clinical Fellows have investigated topics such as; cardiovascular and metabolic associations in chronic inflammatory disease, vascular effects of chemotherapeutic agents: molecular mechanisms and clinical implications, salt homeostasis in cardiovascular disease, the cardiovascular complications of chronic kidney disease and more.
Available PhD Projects
Investigating extracellular vesicle-mediated signalling in vascular and cardiac remodelling and hypertensive heart disease (Nicklin, Delles and Loughrey
The NAD kinase HSP20 complex (Baillie)
The effects of dapagliflozin compared with placebo on left ventricular remodelling in patients with asymptomatic left ventricular systolic dysfunction after myocardial infarction: a randomised, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, cardiac-MR based trial (McMurray, Docherty, Jhund, Petrie)
Genetics of NOX4/5 DNA variation and cardiovascular function and disease (Touyz and Padmanabhan)
Microvascular remodelling in the heart: role of endothelial-mesenchymal transition (Berry, Loughrey, Touyz, Nicklin)
Low calorie diets as a treatment for microvascular angina and /or heart failure: Pilot studies to test safety, feasibility and potential efficacy prior to progression to large-scale trials (Sattar with Berry, Petrie, McMurray, Gill and Lean)
Immune memory and recurrent hypertension: Translational studies in women who had hypertension in pregnancy (Delles and Guzik)
Utilising repeated measures data to personalise prognosis in heart failure (Jhund)