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early years PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 435 early years PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

Inclusive Physical Development, Physical Activity and Active Play in the Early Years SSEHS/JCSC24

While there is a growing literature examining inclusive physical education and physical activity for school age children with disabilities, very little research has examined inclusive environments for very young children with disabilities who attend early years settings (e.g. Read more


Promoting school mental health in early childhood is a critical period for identifying, supporting and addressing mental health. Early intervention can support children on how to cope with stress and challenges promoting resilience to build health relationships and communication skills. Read more

Same toys = Different skills: Exploring the impact of gender stereotypical activities on skill development in nursery children

Applications are invited for a fully-funded three-year PhD to commence in October 2024. The PhD will be based in the Department of Psychology (Faculty of Science & Health), and will be supervised by Dr Kagari Shibazaki and Dr Eszter Somogyi. . Read more
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24-hour Movement Behaviours, Child Development, and Early Childhood Settings: SUNRISE Scotland

The SUNRISE Scotland project aims to explore young children’s 24-hour movement behaviours and child development outcomes and the role of early childhood settings in Scotland using quantitative and qualitative methods. . Read more

PhD Study : Keep it simple? Eye-tracking the learning of numbers in early childhood

  Research Group: Psychology
Achievement gaps in numeracy start early, with children with low mathematical skills displaying a lower growth rate in mathematical achievement over time (Cahoon et al., 2021; Duncan et al., 2007). Read more

Structuring Role of Confined Water in Biointerfaces under Extreme Conditions

50 years of structural lipid bilayer modelling has led to a detailed knowledge on the structural and mechanical properties of biomimetic membrane models and helped enormously our understanding of cell life and has led to a vast amount of ground-breaking applications in for instance advanced drug delivery and bioenergy solutions. Read more

Vegetables for breakfast: Exploring the impact of offering vegetables to children at breakfast time SSEHS/EH23

Our project aims to explore the impact of offering vegetables at breakfast time to children. UK children’s vegetable intake is low, and vegetables are commonly disliked by children, yet eating a variety of vegetables is linked to better health and wellbeing. Read more

PhDs in Education

Our research aims to improve policy and practice in education locally, regionally and internationally. We invite applications for research study in any of our research strengths:  . Read more

Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD)

Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD) - we are now recruiting for January 2024 entry. Undertake advanced research in the field of education and make an original contribution to policy and practice. . Read more

Integrative model of inflammation, cognition and brain changes in individuals with psychosis

Additional supervisor. Dr Zia Katshu - Person Specification. Applicants should have a strong background in clinical neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience or neuroimaging, and ideally a background in mental health, advanced multivariate statistical analyses or data science. Read more

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