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  Understanding social, genetic and environmental risks factors across eating disorders.
  Dr G Breen, Prof J Treasure
Application Deadline: 1 March 2019
Eating disorders are severe psychiatric illnesses associated with greatly reduced quality of life (Ágh et al., 2016) and increased mortality, rendering them the most lethal psychiatric disorders (Chesney, Goodwin, & Fazel, 2014).
  Investigating mechanisms of mindfulness-based prevention for eating disorders
  Dr M Atkinson
Application Deadline: 29 January 2019
Eating disorders are debilitating conditions that confer many significant consequences for health and well-being. Treatment is intensive and associated with modest recovery rates, underscoring the need for effective prevention and early intervention.
  Executive control over eating: Prefrontal regulation of metabolic sensors in the hypothalamus
  Dr J Apergis-Schoute, Dr T V Gerdjikov
Application Deadline: 21 January 2019
The prefrontal cortex (PFC) is critical for optimising behavioural outcomes by prioritising choices relevant to an animal’s well-being1.
  The impact of transcultural migration on body image and disordered eating
  Prof V Swami
Applications accepted all year round
Research Group. Applied, Social and Health Psychology. https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-technology/research/our-research-institutes-and-groups/applied-social-and-health-psychology.
  Impulsivity in decision making: investigating the relationship between inhibitory control and rational decision-making in different contexts and modalities
  Dr P Warren, Dr J McBride
Applications accepted all year round
Impulsivity plays an important role in healthy behaviour, but it can also be dysfunctional and has been linked to mania, substance abuse, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, pathological gambling, and eating-disorders (e.g., De Wit, 2009; Evenden, 1999; Moller et al., 2001, Verdejo, Lawrence, & Clark, 2008).
  The role of preoccupation in anxiety related disorders
  Dr A Apergis-Schoute
Application Deadline: 21 January 2019
Patients with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) suffer from persistent intrusive thoughts (obsessions) and an urge to perform repetitive behaviours (compulsions) aimed at alleviating stress and anxiety.
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