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- 1. Bayesian Modelling of Disease Progression In juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM)
- 2. Mind-body interactions influencing the outcome of treatment for epilepsy
- 3. Treating retinal inflammation: bridging the divide between common problems in the eye and the brain
- 4. Development of a Novel In Vivo Animal Model for Schizophrenia Drug Testing
- 5. Immune mechanisms in Developmental Programming of Non-Alchoholic Fatty Liver Disease
- 35. Using social media big data to understand the genetic and environmental aetiology of mental health and disorder in emerging adulthood
- 10. Molecular Control of Pain Processing
- 11. Understanding the mechanisms of insulin secretion in patients with HADH mutations
- 12. Origins of cortico-subthalamic “hyperdirect” pathway in the motor cortex: electrophysiology and imaging
- 13. The mechanical control of tissue regeneration.
- 14. Investigating community severance in Southend and its effects on health and access to healthcare
- 15. Ageing of the liver and protection from injury: from flies to mice to humans
- 16. Intelligent nanomaterials against antibiotic resistant bacteria
- 17. Retroviral restriction factors that control species-specific gene regulation and stem cell fate
- 18. Improving women’s choice and uptake of effective contraceptive methods through development of interactive digital interventions
- 19. From embryonic cell to neuron: understanding the complexity of developmental decisions
- 20. Identification of mitochondrial biomarkers and therapeutic targets in pancreatic cancer
- 23. Television subtitling for deaf and hearing-impaired viewers: a route to improve English language skills for UK migrants with normal hearing
- 24. Large-scale phylogenomic mapping of domain architecture changes to elucidate gene function evolution
- 26. Real-time and nanometre-scale visualisation of membrane perforation in pathogen attack and immune response
- 27. Forming a sensory map: the role of auditory and visual cues in the hippocampal representation of space
- 29. Human amniotic fluid-derived induced pluripotent stem cells for the treatment of osteogenesis imperfecta.
- 31. Understanding the immunopathogenesis of juvenile-onset SLE: could targeting lipid biosynthesis control disease progression and reduce cardiovascular risk?
- 33. Shedding light on the ethnic attainment gap: The influence of intercultural relations on students’ learning and performance
- 35. The development and evaluation of positive psychology outcome measures for people with dementia
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Supervisor Pair: Judith Stephenson and Ann Blandford
Potential Student’s Home Department: IfWH, Department of Reproductive Health
Reducing unintended pregnancy is a national and global priority. This goal requires many steps including timely education about effective methods of contraception. However, many women are still not aware of the range of methods available. The less well known methods (implants and coils) are over 20 times more effective at preventing pregnancy than the well-known methods (pill and condoms) but misperceptions about their effects, e.g. on weight and return to fertility, are common. Finding cost-effective ways of delivering accurate information and helping women to choose the best contraceptive option for them is key to reducing unintended pregnancies.
Increasingly, women turn to digital resources for information on healthcare and NHS services need to respond accordingly. By combining UCL’s internationally recognised expertise in sexual & reproductive health with human computer interaction, this project will develop and test an interactive digital intervention (IDI) to help women decide between different contraceptive choices.
Once developed, the IDI will undergo feasibility testing with a small cohort of women recruited from general practice, sexual health and abortion services, to evaluate patient and provider views, leading to recommendations for large scale evaluation of the cost-effectiveness of the IDI on choice of contraceptive method, uptake and adherence.