název organizaceCardiff University
ZEMĚ PŮVODU ORGANIZACEUnited Kingdom
OBLAST VÝZKUMUProfessions and applied sciences
STÁDIUM KARIÉRYFirst Stage Researcher (R1) (Up to the point of PhD)
Injection of anti-VEGF drugs for the treatment of neovascular age-related
macular degeneration (AMD) is todayone of the most common medical interventions in secondary eye care,
with repeated injections often required indefinitely. Whilst treatment
is widely considered successful in preventing vision loss, many patients
report experiencing pain during or following an injection. This study
will investigate the nature, associations and causes of this pain, and
the role this plays in progression to disability.
The student will undertake a mixed methods investigation of pain associated
with individual injections. Methods will include pain questionnaires,
focus groups and structured interviews combined with anterior eye
optical coherence tomography (OCT) and electrodermal activity (EDA)
providing objective outcome measures.
He/she will be expected to analyse and interpret data, and write up findings
for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He/she will also
be expected to represent the research group, Schools, and University,
and present findings at national and international research conferences.
The project will involve collaboration with clinicians at the University Hospital of Wales.
What is funded
|Tuition fee support||Full UK/EU tuition fees|
|Maintenance stipend||Doctoral stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum|
|Residency||Open to all UK/EU students without further restrictions|
Applicants with an optometry (optometrist),
psychology or relevant healthcare background are desirable. Your
bachelor’s degree must be a 2:1 or above. A master’s degree is required
for non-optometrist applicants.