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  Can behaviour beat climate change? Quantifying the extent of variation in behavioural thermoregulatory behaviour, its evolutionary potential, and the strength and variation of selection on this behaviour
  Prof T Tregenza
Application Deadline: 3 June 2019

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Location. University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK. Project description. Climate change poses a profound threat to biodiversity.
  Epigenetic mechanisms of behavioural, placental and cognitive impairment in a neurodevelopmental model for schizophrenia
  Dr R Hager, Prof J Neill, Dr J Glazier
Applications accepted all year round

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A fundamental question in disease research is how stressors experienced during critical developmental periods influence the genesis or ‘programming’ of adult disease (Estes & McAllister 2016).
  Behavioural Decision Making in Project Management (SF19/MOS/SKOUMPOPOULOU1)
  Dr D Skoumpopoulou
Applications accepted all year round

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The management of projects involves various decisions that need to be undertaken for the purpose of the successful completion. There is a vast amount of tools and methods that can aid the rational decision making process.
  MASTERS BY RESEARCH PROJECT: Developing Drosophila as a model to study the molecular and behavioural changes underlying Parkinson’s disease
  Dr J Hodge
Applications accepted all year round

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Start 23 September 2019. This MSc by Research is a laboratory-based project which offers the exciting opportunity to spend 1 year in one of our State-of-the-Art laboratories (plus 1 year thesis writing) at the University of Bristol and experience life as a researcher.
  Developing and evaluating a new pathway to smoking cessation: preventing early lapse using cognitive-behavioural techniques to promote long term abstinence (NAUGHTONU19FMH)
  Dr F Naughton, Dr C Notley
Application Deadline: 31 May 2019

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Project. Annually around 100,000 people die in the UK and 6 million worldwide due to smoking. One-third of smokers attempt to quit every year in the UK, though most relapse after just a few months.
  Behavioural, physiological and production effects of dairy cow-calf rearing systems
  Dr G Charlton
Application Deadline: 21 June 2019

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PhD studentship (36 months). Background. Naturally, following parturition the calf would remain with the cow, nursing for many months and forming strong bonds with its mother and other cows and calves within the herd.
  Behavioural ecology, disease biology and immuno-ecology in Malagasy shorebirds
  Prof O Kruger, Prof T Szekely
Application Deadline: 31 May 2019

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Mating systems and parental behaviour are among the most diverse social behaviours, and recent research suggests that the social environment influences these behaviours.
  Psychological, Physiological, and Behavioural Responses to Stress
  Dr S Williams
Applications accepted all year round

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By its very nature, sport and physical activity can be very stressful. How an individual responds to these demands, and whether they appraise this stress as challenging or threatening can influence whether they excel or fall to pieces in such situations.
  A behavioural study on licensing decision making under risk of infringement
  Dr G Solinas
Applications accepted all year round

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This opportunity will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found. Main research topics considered for supervision. innovation, intellectual property rights, organizational design, and contract theory.
  Spatiotemporal variability in social, emotional and behavioural development of children
  Dr S Barry
Applications accepted all year round

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One fully funded, 3 year PhD studentship in Statistics is available at the University of Strathclyde Mathematics and Statistics department to a highly motivated UK or EU student.
  A proteomic study of serum from children with neurofibromatosis type 1 autism
  Prof J Green, Dr S Garg, Dr R Unwin
Applications accepted all year round

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Proteomic approaches using mass spectrometric analysis have proved a valuable tool in understanding the molecular pathogenesis of complex disorders such as schizophrenia and ASD.
  Experiential Learning, Behavioural Competencies, and Entrepreneurial Intentions
  Dr M Furlotti
Applications accepted all year round

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Entrepreneurial intention is “a self-acknowledged conviction by a person who intends to set up a new business venture and consciously plans to do so at some point in the future” (Thompson 2009.
  Impact of maternal intermittent fasting on cognitive development
  Dr N Ashton, Prof J Neill
Applications accepted all year round

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Many pregnant Muslim women take part in the daily fast during the month of Ramadan, even though they are exempt. The long term effects on the child are not fully known; however an association between exposure to fasting in utero and an increased incidence of mental impairment in children has been shown.
  Linking Personality to Ageing in a wild bird.
  Dr P Bize, Dr J Martin
Applications accepted all year round

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Understanding the causes of individual variation in the rate of ageing is a major topic in gerontology and evolutionary biology with clear application to human health.
  The evolution of primate vocal signals: from call production to signal function
  Research Group: Behavioural Ecology Research Group (BEEC)
  Dr J Dunn, Dr C Wascher
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Behavioural Ecology Research Group (BEEC) - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/behavioural-ecology.
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