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  Health and Social Care PhD Opportunities at School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR)

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 We are offering three 3-year PhD scholarships (full-time or 5 years part-time) to be based in the Centre for Health Services Studies (CHSS) and Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) in the School of Social Policy and Social Research (SSPSSR), University of Kent.
  School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research

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The School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR) at Kent is one of the leading and largest research centres for social science in the UK and Europe.
  Researching human trafficking policies and programmes in West Africa
  Dr A Balch
Application Deadline: 8 November 2019

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Human trafficking and ‘modern slavery’ have been identified as among the key priorities in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals but there is a lack of high quality, critical research into the production of evidence in this area, and its uptake by policymakers, particularly in low and middle-income countries.
  Son preference and sex selection: Diffusion processes and re-evaluation of policies in India.
  Dr S Dubuc
Applications accepted all year round

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Amartya Sen’s seminal article ‘More Than 100 Million Women Are Missing’ in 1990, brought the topic of sex-selection against females to global attention and inspired academic work in the field1.
  Autonomic Regulation in Individuals with Childhood Maltreatment History
  Dr A Debowska, Dr L Levita
Applications accepted all year round

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The adverse effects of child maltreatment on mental and physical health are well documented in the literature. Although direct pathways via physiological mechanisms have been proposed for this association, research using biomarkers elucidating autonomic regulation in childhood maltreatment survivors is rare.
  The cognitive building blocks of early maths skills
  Dr E Blakey
Applications accepted all year round

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Maths skills at school entry predict a child’s academic success across a range of domains both concurrently and years later. Furthermore, there is an achievement gap between children from lower socioeconomic homes compared to children from higher socioeconomic homes.
  Speaking up about unethical behaviour
  Research Group: Institute of Work Psychology (IWP)
  Dr S Brooks, Dr M Patterson
Applications accepted all year round

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Acts of unethical behaviour can be particularly devastating for organisations, both in terms of performance and reputation.
  Speaking Up about Unethical behaviour: The factors that are likely to contribute towards the voicing (or silence) of unethical behaviour
  Research Group: Institute of Work Psychology (IWP)
  Dr S Brooks
Applications accepted all year round

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Acts of unethical behaviour can be particularly devastating for organisations, both in terms of performance and reputation.
  Struggling for independence? Health practices of young adults living in the parental home.
  Prof P Curtis, Dr V Whitaker
Applications accepted all year round

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Within a number of industrialised, and post- industrialised nations such as the UK, there are strong cultural narratives that associate autonomous adulthood with independent living, away from the parental home.
  Research opportunities in the Department of Psychology

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Our Department of Psychology is among the world's top psychology departments*, excelling in both teaching and research. We offer two research degree programmes.
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