Self-regulation is fundamental to successful learning and performance and having having well-developed skills to manage thoughts, feelings, and behaviours enables young athletes to realise their potential in sport as well as other life domains.
The decision to seek help can be the first step towards recovery for individuals who are struggling with self-harm, but it can also result in negative attitudes from others and lead to greater secrecy, feelings of shame, and potentially a exacerbation of the self-harm itself.
Current theory indicates that the self-kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness components of self-compassion can foster adaptive responses to the perceived setbacks and shortcomings that people experience in the context of living with a chronic illness.
A fully funded PhD studentship is available to work under the co-supervision of Dr. Martijn Zwijnenburg and Dr. Rob Palgrave on understanding the electronic properties of self-assembled materials by a combination of theory and experiment.