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  Sex differences in association between sleep loss and energy metabolism; implications for lifestyle modifications (Ref: SF20/SER/MCIVER)
  Dr V McIver
Applications accepted all year round

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The incidence of reduced sleep in the UK is increasing. A report from the Sleep Council has shown that despite a recommendation of 7-9 hours of sleep per night, 74% of individuals sleep less than 7 hours (The Sleep Council, 2017).
  Combined Effects of Acute Exercise and Sleep Restriction on Cognition
  Dr T. Dang-Vu
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD position in the Sleep, Cognition and Neuroimaging Lab (SCNLab) at Concordia University, Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Applied Physiology.
  Competing for Sleep? Factors that Affect the Amount and Quality of Sleep Obtained by Elite Athletes
  Assoc Prof C Sargent, Prof G Roach, Dr M Lastella
Applications accepted all year round

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Good sleep is an important requisite for both physical and mental health. For an elite athlete, optimal sleep is imperative if they are to perform at their best.
  Sleeping to boost walking recovery after stroke: SleepWalk, a PhD self-funded studentship (PomeroyVU19SF)
  Prof Valerie Pomeroy, Dr A Lazar
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Stroke survivors are disappointed by the level of walking ability they regain after stroke. They have called for better treatments as a research priority.
  Characterising changes and covariation in physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep during childhood and adolescence (AtkinAU19SF)
  Dr A Atkin
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Public health interventions often seek to change the amount of time that people spend in particular behaviours, such as increasing physical activity or reducing sedentary behaviour, with the aim of enhancing health.
  Dissecting the mechanisms underlying sleep disturbances in Parkinson’s Disease
  Dr S Chawla, Dr C J H Elliott
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Ageing and neurodegenerative disorders, such as Parkinson’s, are characterized by a progressive loss of neurons in particular brain regions leading to characteristic behavioural changes including cognitive decline and sleep disruption.
  Monitoring blood glucose levels with imaging photoplethysmography
  Dr J Alastruey, Dr P Lamata, Dr J Dennis, Dr M Nilchian
Applications accepted all year round

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This project is part of the joint King's College London - Imperial College London EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Smart Medical Imaging.
  Monitoring blood glucose levels with imaging photoplethysmography
  Dr J Alastruey, Dr P Lamata, Dr J Dennis, Dr M Nilchian
Applications accepted all year round

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This project is part of the joint King's College London - Imperial College London EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Smart Medical Imaging.
  PhD Scholarship in Neuroecology - Investigating the neural bases of animal behaviour in the context of its habitat and ecology.
  Prof S P Collin
Applications accepted all year round

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Our Research Laboratory lies at the intersection of two major fields of biology (Neurobiology. the study of the nervous system, and Ecology.
  PhD in Engineering - Remote Imaging for Infectious Disease Diagnosis
  Prof J Cooper, Prof D Faccio, Dr J Reboud
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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Professors Cooper and Faccio have a collaborative research programme on the use of quantum sensor technology and quantum-inspired imaging, combined with artificial intelligence (AI), to provide new sensors systems for future “intelligent homes”.
  Targeting key symptoms and mechanisms in adolescent depression
  Dr F Orchard
Applications accepted all year round

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Depression is the biggest cause of disability worldwide and is usually experienced for the first time during adolescence. Long-term implications of experiencing depression at this age are serious, and existing evidence-based treatments for depression are only moderately effective.
  Sport-Based Approaches to Monitor and Enhance Health and Performance in the General Population, Athletes and Referees
  Dr A Scanlan, Dr V Dalbo, Dr J Guy, Dr N Elsworthy
Applications accepted all year round

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This research seeks to explore various methods and technologies to quantify the training and competition demands, as well as health status and behaviours of team sport athletes and referees.
  Transcutaneous auricular vagus nerve stimulation for fatigue self-management in multiple sclerosis
  Mr T Chee-Wee
Applications accepted all year round

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Ref. SHLS20027 Tan. Fatigue is one of the most common and persistent complaints from persons with multiple sclerosis (pwMS). Increasing physical activity is encouraged as a self-management strategy.
  Departmental and SeNSS ESRC PhD Studentships in Psychology at Royal Holloway

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The Department of Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London invites applications for PhD Studentships starting in the academic year 2019-20.
  Lateral hypothalamus as a visual centre controlling arousal, autonomic function and reflex behaviours
  Dr T Brown, Dr D Bechtold
Applications accepted all year round

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In addition to supporting our conscious perception of the world around us, light and visual stimuli exert wide ranging effects on animal physiology and behaviour via hard-wired ‘reflexes’ which range from simple effects of light on sleep, alertness and neuroendocrine function to the avoidance of rapidly approaching objects.
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