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CIRAL has a thriving student community who are integral to the Centre, contributing to our wide-ranging research portfolio.
There are currently 29 Doctoral students, with a further 10 students registered on the MRes (Masters in Clinical Research Studentships) programme, and students currently being shortlisted for the INCA (Interdisciplinary Non-Medic Clinical Academic Research) programme.
We welcome applications from suitably qualified self-funded or sponsored PhD candidates that relate to our current research themes. If you think you have what it takes to study for a PhD with us and have an idea you would like to discuss before you apply, please contact Dr. Anita Franklin.
If your enquiry relates to PhD study within the wider Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, please contact Coventry University's Postgraduate Research Support Office.
Current CIRAL doctoral research includes projects across all three of the Centre's research themes, ranging from palliative care to occupational therapy, midwifery to homelessness.
For more information on the range of doctorate titles and current PhD students in our centre please see our PhD Students page.
CIRAL also specialises in Clinical Academic Research and runs a number of research capability and skills development projects which provide students with the advanced clinical research skills and tailored knowledge sets to ensure they are equipped for clinically based research in the 21st century.
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The aim of this PhD is to appraise the use of an acoustic monitoring system (either as standalone or in combination with other systems) and its effectiveness in preventing night-time falls and explore the opportunity for machine learning of the system within a residential care home for people with dementia. Some data will already be available for analysis, but other data will need to be collected during the PhD.