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  Resourcing resilience: Positive psychology among adolescents living with HIV
  Prof C Llewellyn, Dr M Pantelic, Dr C Iwuji
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Applications for this PhD position beginning October 2020 are invited to join the Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) at the Universities of Brighton and Sussex, for a 3-year PhD working on an exciting study on positive psychology and HIV.
  Positive fashion and life transitions: Consumption of sustainable fashion as a factor in adolescent and menopausal mental wellbeing.
  Prof N Radclyffe-Thomas, Prof C Currie, Dr D Khalifa
Applications accepted all year round

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“Fashion” has been conceptualised as material object, abstract concept, phenomenon, system, cultural value or norm or attitude (Kawamura, 2011).
  The application of the science and evidence base of Health Psychology theories and frameworks within mental health settings
  Dr F Satti
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a PhD research student on a project assessing the impact of Health Psychology within mental health settings.
  Psychological intervention, cognitive training, functional rehabilitation and well-being in clinical populations with brain degeneration
  Dr A Ho
Applications accepted all year round

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The concept of human well-being is a fundamental aspect of our existence and is often particularly vulnerable upon diagnosis and/or progression of long-term neurological conditions for which there is no cure, such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s disease.
  PhD Psychology

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Particular areas of interest include Cyberpsychology, Interpersonal Behaviour, Health and Relationships, Psychology of Creativity and Performance Expertise, and Educational Development.
  Using interpersonal touch as a means to improve carer and patient relationship
  Research Group: Centre for Societies and Groups
  Dr C Jansson-Boyd, Dr D Antoniotti de Vasconcelos e Sa, Dr J Aspell
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Centre for Societies and Groups https://aru.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/aru-centre-for-societies-and-groups.
  Supporting Behaviour Change - using research in cognitive and social psychology that has identfied strategies that improve the transition from an individual’s intentions and their actual behaviours
  Prof J Ellis
Applications accepted all year round

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There are many areas of human activity where it is important to bring about a change in behaviour e.g., eating a healthier diet, taking more exercise.
  The role of emotions in developing a sense of identification, solidarity and engagement with the cause of refugees in the UK
  Dr M Gheorghiu, Mr J Blake
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Recent events in the United Kingdom and Europe have brought to the fore of public attention the issue of migration. Starting with the 2015 refugee “crisis” and the EU referendum vote in the UK, the rights of immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers have been even more contested.
  Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) PhD Opportunities at School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR)

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 The studentship is specifically related to the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). This would be suited to a student who is enthusiastic about behaviour analytic research and is an opportunity to work collaboratively with the ABA and Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) programme team at the Tizard Centre.
  An investigation of psychological and clinical factors associated with the development of chronic or persistent pain in children and young people with inflammatory and non-inflammatory musculoskeletal conditions.
  Dr L Cordingley, Prof W Thomson, Dr R Lee, Dr J McDonagh
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) is an inflammatory arthritis presenting in children and young people. Pain is one of the main features of JIA and it is often described as one of the most burdensome yet invisible symptoms of this long-term condition.
  Infants’ early understanding of word meaning
  Dr A Ferry, Prof A Theakston
Applications accepted all year round

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While children begin to say their first words around 12 months of age, there is evidence that they start to understand the meaning of common words much earlier in development, suggesting that infants have already started to build a vocabulary.
  VC International Scholarship in Human-Building Interaction in a Changing Climate (HBICC): Delivering Resilience in Performance, Wellbeing, Health and Safety (eligibility criteria apply)
  Research Group: Complex Systems
  Dr J A Gwilliam, Dr P Eslambolchilar
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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Buildings account for about one third of greenhouse gas emissions globally. exacerbated by poor maintenance, building systems inefficiencies and other human activities.
  Face identity recognition: Exploring the role of observer motion and motion of viewed person
  Dr K Lander, Dr P Warren
Applications accepted all year round

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The ability to identify people around us is crucial to our everyday lives, determining the nature of our social interactions and relationships.
  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.
  Understanding factors that influence behaviour change talk in routine dental care to prevent oral health problems in young children
  Dr S Peters, Dr J Goldthorpe
Applications accepted all year round

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Dental decay is a preventable disease that impacts significantly on children’s development and wellbeing. Tooth extraction due to decayed teeth is the number one reason for hospital admission in young children and in Greater Manchester, a 1/3 of children have dental decay by the time they start school.
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