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  How do prenatal steroids elevate autism risk?
  Dr N Vasudevan
Applications accepted all year round

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"Autism and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a devastating disorder that affects 1% of the population and is the most costly condition in the UK.
  Characterising coordination difficulties in autism using computational techniques
  Dr E Gowen, Dr E Poliakoff, Dr A Casson
Applications accepted all year round

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Autism is a life-long developmental condition that affects how a person communicates and interacts with people. ~80% of autistic individuals also have altered motor control such as less accurate eye-hand coordination and abnormal gait patterns, causing considerable problems with activities of daily living.
  Autism, Inclusion and Formative Assessment
  Dr J Ravet, Dr K Darling-McQuistan
Applications accepted all year round

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As a direct consequence of inclusion legislation and policy, teachers are expected to raise standards of learning in the classroom whilst addressing a wide and complex range of needs.
  Heterogeneity within the autism spectrum
  Prof E Milne
Applications accepted all year round

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Autism spectrum conditions are highly variable and heterogeneous. This project will establish whether subgroups of individuals with autism can be detected within a large database of phenotypic data.
  Music and language processing in autism and amusia
  Dr F Liu
Applications accepted all year round

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Music and language are fundamental traits of human existence. They both rely on complex sound sequences to convey meaning. It has been hotly debated whether the two are processed through distinct cognitive modules or using shared mechanisms.
  Attention and Perception in autism spectrum conditions
  Prof E Milne
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will investigate perception and attention in individuals with autism spectrum conditions using a mixture of behavioural psychophysics and EEG methodologies.
  Using Sport as a Vehicle to Enhance Communication Skills in Young People Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
  Dr J Mills, Dr T Foulsham, Dr E Hope, Dr N Sore
Application Deadline: 28 October 2019

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Basic Funding details – Full-time Home/EU fees and a stipend of £15,009 p.a. Application deadline – 28th October 2019. Start date – January 2020.
  Anxiety and motivation in Autism – are social behavioural features driven by social anxiety rather than by a reduced reward response to social stimuli?
  Prof B Chakrabarti
Applications accepted all year round

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Social behavioural difficulties are commonly reported by individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC). One of the leading theories suggests that these difficulties are brought about by a reduced reward response to social stimuli, i.e.
  Analytics Theory and Applications for Teaching Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  Dr H Liu, Dr Z Ju
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a self-funded, 3-year full-time or 6-year part-time PhD project, to commence in October 2019 or February 2020.
  Investigating the incidence of falls and relationship to motor ability in autistic adults
  Dr E Gowen, Dr E Stanmore, Dr E Poliakoff
Applications accepted all year round

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Autism is a life-long developmental condition that affects how a person communicates and interacts with people. In addition to these social symptoms, >70% of autistic individuals show signs of altered motor control such as less accurate eye-hand coordination, unstable balance and abnormal gait patterns.
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