West Yorkshire (WY) Academic Posts

  • 18 Academic Research Programmes.
  • 3 Academic Research Placements in General Practice 
  • Enrolment on the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Research

The full academic rotations for YHFS are available at the bottom of the page (filter by West).

 

How to Apply

For details of how to apply, please see our Recruitment and Retention section. If you have any queries, please contact foundation.yh@hee.nhs.uk

 

What Does WY Offer to Academic Trainees?

Within West Yorkshire there are 21 Academic Foundation Training Programmes.  These incorporate a standard F1 training programme and an F2 training programme which includes a 4 month academic research attachment at the University of Leeds and enrolment onto the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Research.

  • 18 of the Academic Foundation Research Placements are offered in research areas linked to a broad range of clinical specialties
  • 3 of the Academic Foundation Placements are in Primary Care

 

Projects and Supervisors

Projects and Supervisors

West Yorkshire Academic Foundation placements are available with the following supervisors in the research areas indicated below. Please indicate three projects you would be interested in undertaking in order of preference by emailing Jo Bentley (J.Bentley@leeds.ac.uk) who will then put you in touch with the appropriate academic. If there is not a project offered in a particular specialty you are interested in pursuing research in contact Jo Bentley (J.Bentley@leeds.ac.uk) to discuss and we will advise you. 

Academic Foundation Projects and Supervisors – West Yorkshire (for 4-month F2 projects in Aug 20-Jul 21)

 

Supervisor

Clinical Specialty

Project description

1

Prof Else Guthrie

Psychiatry

Characterising the clinical activity  of liaison psychiatry services

2

Prof Allan House

Psychiatry

Repeated self-harm: reasons for which people repeatedly self-harm; use of social media by people who self-harm; developing new interventions

3

Prof Allan House

Psychiatry

The nature and treatment of medically unexplained symptoms

4

Prof Allan House

Psychiatry

Living with long term conditions: understanding those with severe or complex problems of adjustment

5

Prof Else Guthrie

Psychiatry

Validating a clinical tool for measuring outcome in liaison psychiatry

6

Prof Else Guthrie

Psychiatry

A systematic review of high cost patients with medically unexplained symptoms

7

Prof Mike Bennett

Dr Matt Mulvey

Palliative Medicine

Quantifying cancer pain: investigating the association between self-reported pain and altered pain processing (neurophysiological mechanisms) in patients with cancer pain using Quantitative Sensory Testing [Training in QST and patient data collection

8

Prof Mike Bennett

Dr Matthew Allsop

Palliative Medicine

Variations in palliative care duration before death for specific cancer and non-cancer diseases, and associated patient or service characteristics [Training in stats for analysis of big data sets]

9

Prof Mike Bennett

Dr Maggie Fu

Palliative Medicine

Developing palliative care self-management support tools for patients with advanced COPD [Training in intervention development and patient evaluation]

10

Prof Mike Bennett

Dr Gemma Clarke

Palliative Medicine

Understanding access to palliative care by ethnic minority groups in UK: analysis of qualitative or healthcare record data [Training in ethnicity research and data analytics] 

11

Prof Ann Henry

Clinical Oncology

Delivering radiotherapy in patients with Cancer and Dementia: Understanding patient pathways and outcomes

12

Dr Adel Samson

Dr Steve Griffin

Medical Oncology

Non-replicating viral immunotherapy for hepatocellular carcinoma

 

13

Prof Phil Quirke

Histopathology

3D visualization of early development of bowel  cancer using the novel iDIsco technique

14

Prof Phil Quirke

Histopathology

Investigating the immune response in bowel cancer - the microbiome and colonic inflammation

15

Prof Phil Quirke

Histopathology

Use of the new 3 dimensional light sheet microscope to study tumour invasion in bowel cancer

16

Dr Darren Treanor

Histopathology (Digital Pathology)

Evaluating new systems for digital pathology

17

Dr Darren Treanor

Histopathology (Digital Pathology)

Are you sure it’s cancer? Cognition, error and image quality in diagnostic pathology

18

Dr Darren Treanor

Histopathology (Digital Pathology)

“Artificial intelligence and digital pathology for the diagnosis of cancer"

19

Prof Rory O’Connor

Prof Hemant Pandit

Rehabilitation Medicine

Evaluating cognitive impairment following major trauma or anaesthesia

 

20

Prof Rory O’Connor

Prof Hemant Pandit

Rehabilitation Medicine

Technology-enhanced prehabilitation prior to total knee replacement

 

21

Ms Grainne Bourke

Plastic Surgery

Patient related outcome measures in children's hand surgery. This project would focus on duplicate thumb.

22

Ms Grainne Bourke

Plastic Surgery

Soft tissue tumours in the hand - pathway evaluation, demographics and patterns of disease.

23

Ms Grainne Bourke

Plastic Surgery

Patient related outcome measures after hand trauma. This project would focus on fingertip injury and consequences for the working population.

24

Prof Hemant Pandit

Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery

Direct Anterior Approach for Total Hip Arthroplasty – clinical and cost-effectiveness

25

Prof Hemant Pandit

Prof Simon Howell

Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery

– perioperative medicine

Perioperative Risk Stratification and Modification in Patients Undergoing Elective Joint Arthroplasty – impact of ethnicity

26

Dr Anthony Howard

 

Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery

 

How we manage polytrauma - evaluation of the physiological and psychological pathways

27

Dr Anthony Howard

Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery

Consent and trauma surgery a prospective study.

28

Dr Anthony Howard

Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery

Study into medical error in surgery both in the UK and Internationally

29

Prof Dermot Burke

General Surgery

A trial to prevent post operative infection following colorectal surgery

30

Mr Chris Derham

Dr Ryan Mathews

Neurosurgery

Biomechanical stability of the cervical spine. Pathological processes implicated in degenerative cervical disc disease.

31

Dr Ryan Mathews Matthew Smith

Neurosurgery

Is immersive technologies in the neurorehabilitation of neurosurgical patients feasible and does it increase engagement with therapy.

32

Dr Ryan Mathews

Neurosurgery

Evaluating Microsoft HoloLens immersive technology for neuronavigation.

33

Dr Ryan Mathews

Mrs Suzanne Spink.

Neurosurgery

Can neurolinguistic pattern recognition using machine learning detect brain tumours?

34

Prof Julian Scott 

Dr Marc Bailey

Mr Mohammed Waduud

Vascular Surgery

Multi-morbidity and mortality in vascular surgery.

Task: Refine existing datasets with co-morbidity data. Analyse outcomes in relation to no. of morbidity cut offs and identify trends.

35

Dr Marc Bailey

Mr Mohammed Waduud

Dr Russell Frood

Prof Julian Scott

Vascular Surgery

Unveiling hidden data in CT scans in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm to predict disease progression using radiomics”

 

 

36

Prof Julian Scott 

Dr Marc Bailey

Mr Mohammed Waduud

Vascular Surgery

Mortality following intervention turndown in AAA disease.

Task: Use M&M and the virtual clinic notes to identify AAA intervention turndown cohort and compare outcomes to the intervened cohort of patients

37

Prof Julian Scott 

Dr Marc Bailey

Mr Mohammed Waduud

Vascular Surgery

Outcomes associated with peripheral compartment syndrome.

Task: Identify cohort of patient who have undergone fasciotomies at the Leeds Vascular Institute and identify morbidity outcomes.

38

Prof Julian Scott 

Dr Marc Bailey

Mr Mohammed Waduud

Vascular Surgery

Management and outcomes of upper limb DVTs in a tertiary vascular centre.

Task: Identify cases of upper limb DVTs from an existing dataset and collect/refine patient outcome data.

39

Prof Julian Scott 

Dr Marc Bailey

Mr Mohammed Waduud

Vascular Surgery

Cost effectiveness of the Leeds Vascular Institute ultrasound graft surveillance programme.

Task: To audit the last 12 months of graft surveillance in Leeds (and subsequent intervention) and determine the cost effectiveness of the programme.

40

Prof Simon Howell

Anaesthesia/Intensive Care

Developing personalised anaesthetic and perioperative care for frail high risk patient

41

Prof Simon Howell

Anaesthesia

Use of digital tools in surgical pre-assessment

42

Prof Simon Howell

Anaesthesia

Mechanisms of sarcopenia.  We are planning work with colleagues in biological sciences on the biological mechanisms of acute muscle loss following surgery. These include the inflammatory and endocrine responses to surgery and the subsequent molecular changes.

43

Prof Simon Howell

Anaesthesia

Big data analyses.  We have access to a large ResearchOne dataset of patients who have undergone surgery.  This includes data the electronic frailty index. The thrust here is to bring primary care data to both the assessment of frailty and the follow-up of patients following surgery.

44

Prof Simon Howell

Anaesthesia

Pre and postoperative exercise training.  We are collaborating with colleagues in Sports Science using novel exercise modalities to for physical training in elderly patients.

45

Prof Simon Howell

Anaesthesia

Health Services Research.  We are collaborating with colleagues in Psychology on research into the working of clinical teams and MDTs when dealing with high risk patients and the management of blocks to changing clinical and patient behaviours.

46

Dr Ramzi Ajjan

Dr Afroze Abbas

Endocrinology

Cardiovascular risk in hyperparathyroidism: the role of thrombosis

47

Dr Ramzi Ajjan

Endocrinology

Mortality reduction following severe hypoglycaemia: the role of structured intervention

48

Dr Ramzi Ajjan

Endocrinology

Thrombosis risk and dysglycaemia following myocardial infarction

49

Prof Ann Morgan

Dr Euan Baxter

Dr Jim Robinson

Rheumatology

Assessing signalling events in the Fc gamma receptor FcgRIIa: an important therapeutic target

50

Prof Ann Morgan

Dr Euan Baxter

Dr Jim Robinson

Rheumatology

Optimising therapeutic monoclonal antibody design for autoimmunity and cancer

51

Prof Ann Morgan

Dr Euan Baxter

Dr Jim Robinson

Rheumatology

Unravelling how autoantibodies potentiate rheumatoid arthritis through studying Fcg Receptor biology

52

Prof Ann Morgan

Dr Sarah Mackie

Dr Aruna Chakrabarty

Rheumatology

Can blindness and ischaemic symptoms in giant cell arteritis be predicted by histological features?

53

Prof Ann Morgan

Dr Sarah Mackie

Dr Aruna Chakrabarty

Rheumatology

Does macrophage polarization in giant cell arteritis tissue biopsies predict response to treatment?

54

Prof Ann Morgan

Dr Sarah Mackie

 

Rheumatology

Can response to steroids be predicted at disease onset in in giant cell arteritis? Can we identify patients who require additional immunosuppressant therapy/biologics at presentation?

55

Prof Ann Morgan

Dr Sarah Mackie

Rheumatology

How do we know our treatment has worked? Validation of key patient-reported outcome measures in polymyalgia rheumatica.

56

Prof Ann Morgan

Dr Sarah Mackie

Rheumatology

Predictors of patient-reported steroid toxicity in patients with polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis.

57

Prof Ann Morgan

Dr Sarah Mackie

Rheumatology

Could mannequin diagrams have diagnostic utility in patients with suspected polymyalgia rheumatica?

58

Prof Ann Morgan

Dr Sarah Mackie

Dr Charlotte Harden

Rheumatology

Diet and nutrition in patients with giant cell arteritis.

59

Prof Ann Morgan

Dr Ana Tiganescu

Dr Charlotte Harden

Rheumatology

Steroid Education: evaluation of patient's knowledge of the side-effects of long-terms steroid use

60

Prof Ann Morgan

Dr Sarah Mackie

Dr Charlotte Harden

Rheumatology

NETIMIS project: service evaluation of patients with giant cell arteritis within the LTHT using web-based computer simulation

61

Prof Ann Morgen

Prof Andrew Scarsbrook

Dr Harry Tsoumpas

Rheumatology

Enhancing PET-CT analysis and reporting in large vessel vasculitis through novel analytical techniques.

62

Prof Philip Conaghan

Dr Sarah Kingsbury

Rheumatology

The relationship of changes in physical activity with pain in a large cohort of people with osteoarthritis with 8 year follow-up

63

Prof Philip Conaghan

Dr Sarah Kingsbury

Rheumatology

The impact, burden and care of musculoskeletal conditions in the NHS workforce

64

Dr Ed Vital

Dr Miriam Wittmann

Rheumatology

Explaining, predicting and preventing the onset of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in people at risk

65

Prof Anne-Maree Keenan

Prof Anthony Redmond

Rheumatology/Diabetes

Foot Stress Fractures in Peri-menopausal Women:  incidence and impact

66

Prof Anthony Redmond

Dr Andrew Grainger

Dr Jill Halstead

Rheumatology/Radiology

Supplement to the La Trobe Foot (Radiographic) Atlas for Osteoarthritis: development and validation of a scoring system based on oblique view X-rays.

67

Prof Anthony Redmond 

Dr David Lunn

Rheumatology

Proficiency in performing activities of daily living following total hip replacement

68

Prof Andy Scarsbrook

Radiology

Prediction of patient outcome in anal squamous cell carcinoma following chemoradiatherapy - comparative effectiveness of MRI and FDG PET-CT

69

Prof Andy Scarsbrook

Dr Russell

Radiology

Exploring the utility of artificial intelligence for characterisation of incidental adrenal lesions detected on CT

70

Dr Peter Swoboda

Cardiology (Cardiac MRI)

Mechanisms and significance of cardiac fibrosis detected by MRI in endurance athletes

71

Dr Peter Swoboda

Cardiology (Cardiac MRI)

Cardiac MRI assessment of fibrosis in patients with heart failure and type 2 diabetes

72

Dr Klaus Witte,

Dr Richard Cubbon,

Prof Mark Kearney

Cardiology

Defining the contribution of skeletal muscle dysfunction to symptoms of heart failure

73

Dr Richard Cubbon,

Dr Stephen Wheatcroft, Prof Mark Kearney

Cardiology

Defining how diabetes and obesity accelerate the development of vascular disease

74

Dr Andrew Walker,

Dr Richard Cubbon,

Prof Mark Kearney

Cardiology

Understanding factors that promote healthy cardiovascular ageing

75

Dr Erica Dall’Armellina, Prof Jurgen Schneider, Prof Sven Plein

Cardiology

Understanding myocardial fibres and their deformation: a CMR study

76

Dr Eylem Levelt,

Dr Richard Cubbon,

Dr Klaus Witter

Cardiology

How does diabetes influence heart failure re-hospitalisation?

77

Dr Eylem Levelt,

Prof Eleanor Scott,

Prof Sven Plein

Cardiology

Multiparametric MRI phenotyping study in gestational diabetes

78

Dr Malenka Bissell

Cardiology

Advanced Cardiac MRI Assessment in Tetralogy of Fallot to guide timing of interventions

79

Dr Christopher Mannion

Medical Education

Education in human factors – looking at the medical team. 

80

Dr Christopher Mannion

Medical Education

Feedback and reflection in Foundation Years doctors.

81

Dr Christopher Mannion

Medical Education

Multi professional working and the educational impact on training.

82

Dr Christopher Mannion

Medical Education

Inter professional education in the context of 'one health'- working across veterinary and medical education (linked to University of Surrey School of Veterinary Medicine).

 

Placements in Primary Care

Academic Foundation Placements in Primary Care – West Yorkshire

 

Why primary care?

Primary care is a diverse, challenging and exciting speciality which brings together acute care, continuing care and prevention. Primary care in the UK is responsible for both individual and population-based approaches to healthcare and health – so it offers a chance to make a real difference to individual patients and whole communities.  Up to 90% of patient contacts with the NHS occur in primary care. International comparisons indicate that strong primary care systems are associated with better population health, narrowing of inequalities and reduced costs.

 

Why academic primary care at Leeds?

We have a vibrant and growing academic team. Academic primary care is integrated within the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences (LIHS), thereby ensuring an interdisciplinary approach incorporating expertise in research methods, behavioural sciences, health economics, informatics and statistics.

 

Research

We can offer opportunities to become involved in or lead projects which span a range of evaluation methods, such as systematic reviews, qualitative studies and quantitative studies.

We possess particular strengths in:

  • Primary care oncology - particularly early diagnosis of cancer and survivorship (led by Professor Richard Neal);
  • The health and wellbeing of older people; trials of complex healthcare interventions (led by Professor Suzanne Richards); and
  • Implementation science – understanding and changing professional behaviour to improve the uptake of evidence-based practice (led by Professor Robbie Foy).

 

Education

Primary care has a central role in the Leeds medical undergraduate curriculum with a well-established and successful spiral curriculum. Our GP team has a track record of educational innovation and scholarship, including leading projects to widen participation and selection of entrants to medicine, and playing a key role in the development of educational resources such as clinical skills e books and cases for the Virtual Community. We are leading the conceptualisation, development and testing of a personalised adaptive learning system (MyPAL@Leeds), which is a major contributor to School strategy in medical education.

This placement will therefore be of interest to doctors who wish to combine learning about research and/or teaching methods with opportunities to make a difference to patient care and outcomes.

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