Gardens and Gardening for Mental and Physical Health in North West England, c. 1450-1650
Dr K Hurlock
14 January 2019
This collaborative project between Manchester Metropolitan University and the National Trust investigates the external spaces of gentry houses in the North West (Little Moreton Hall, Speke Hall, Rufford Old Hall) to explore the ways in which they were designed and planted to aid physical and mental health.
The Policy Impacts of Mental Health and Wellbeing in Higher Education in the UK
Dr J Creaton, Prof K Heard-Laureote, Dr J Priego Hernandez
24 January 2019
This is a fully-funded 3-year PhD or 4-year Master’s and PhD studentship, to start in October 2019.The studentship is funded by the ESRC South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership (SCDTP), a collaboration between the universities of Portsmouth, Southampton and Brighton.
Impact of diet on cardiovascular responses to acute mental stress
Dr C Rendeiro, Dr JJCS Veldhuijzen van Zanten
Applications accepted all year round
Cardiovascular diseases remain the second cause of premature death in the UK. In particular, mental stress is a known important contributing factor to mechanisms underlying cardiovascular events, with mounting evidence suggesting that mental stress can negatively affect human endothelial function (Poitras et al., 2013).