(English) Improving usability and acceptability of mobile health applications for congestive heart failure patients (PhD Scholarship)

Improving usability and acceptability of mobile health applications for congestive heart failure patients

School of Mathematics, Cardiff University

Project ID: CUK236
Annual Stipend: Doctoral stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum
Application Deadline: 20 April 2018

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) is a major chronic condition characterised by the inability of the heart to pump sufficient blood through the body.

According to the British Heart Foundation and Stats Wales, 32,000 people live with heart failure in Wales and more than 500,000 people in the UK.

In the UK, up to £11 billion is spent each year relating to cardiovascular diseases, which is expected to increase substantially not only in the UK but also in other countries such as the US. CHF readmissions is one of the major contributors to this burgeoning cost. Readmissions, defined as a subsequent hospital admission within 30 days following an original admission, has become a major burden on the many healthcare systems.

Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships 2 (KESS2) is a pan-Wales higher-level skills initiative led by Bangor University on behalf of the Higher Education sector in Wales.

How to Apply

For further information on how to apply, please visit:

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/funding/view/kess2-phd-in-mathematics-improving-usability-and-acceptability-of-mobile-health-applications-for-congestive-heart-failure-patients

To be eligible, the successful candidate will need to be resident in the convergence area of Wales (West Wales and the Valleys) on registration, and must have the right to work in the region on qualification.

Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships (KESS 2) is a pan-Wales higher level skills initiative led by Bangor University on behalf of the HE sector in Wales. It is part funded by the Welsh Government’s European Social Fund (ESF) convergence programme for West Wales and the Valleys.