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  (Structured PhD) Child and Youth Research

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 The PhD in Child and Youth Research is a four year full-time or six year part-time structured PhD programme delivered as part of a collaboration between the School of Psychology and the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre (CFRC) at the School of Political Science and Sociology.
  Evaluating the effect of child and maternal care policies on health care use and health in Low income settings
  Dr Laura Anselmi, Dr Ralitza Dimova
Applications accepted all year round

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Improving child and maternal care and health has been a priority in low and middle countries for decades. Interventions have encompassed reorganization and financing of healthcare provision to increase service availability and have been evaluated in isolation to understand the impact on care use.
  The experiences of families of African descent within the statutory child protection intervention in Scotland.
  Dr I Jackson, Dr S Jackson, Dr N Farmer
Applications accepted all year round

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Project reference number. SHLS019022. There is a paucity of research that has sought to explore the experiences of families of African descent within the statutory child protection context in Scotland.
  Embodied learning: How motor difficulties constrain learning during parent-child interaction in infants/toddlers with Down syndrome and Williams syndrome
  Research Group: Brain and Cognition Research Group
  Dr D D'Souza, Dr H D'Souza, Dr J Lambie
Applications accepted all year round

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Proposed supervisory team. Dr Dean D’Souza ([email protected])- (Anglia Ruskin University), Dr Hana D’Souza - (Cambridge University), Dr John Lambie ([email protected])- (Anglia Ruskin University).
  PhD in Child Health - Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) for diagnosis in ex-preterm children
  Dr W Watkins, Dr M Chakraborty, Prof S Kotecha
Applications accepted all year round

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This is a self-funded/sponsored PhD opportunity. BACKGROUND. Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a major respiratory consequence of premature birth (Walsh et al., 2006).
  The balancing act: Family state support, entrepreneurship and child care post-birth
  Prof K Trehan, Dr S Forbes
Application Deadline: 17 November 2019

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UK self-employed parents are often excluded from statutory family friendly policies designed to support families with children. This can represent yet another burden on a group, who already face multiple barriers to sustainable and well-paid work.
  Comparing the utility of different reporters in understanding child psychopathology
  Dr R Rowe, Dr CB Stride
Applications accepted all year round

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Clinicians often receive information from multiple informants (e.g., parents, teachers, and children) when assessing psychopathology in children and adolescents.
  Development of prospective memory in early childhood
  Research Group: Brain and Cognition Research Group
  Dr R Ford
Applications accepted all year round

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Proposed supervisory team. Dr Ruth Ford ([email protected]). https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-technology/about/psychology/our-staff/ruth-ford.
  Research opportunities in the School of Health and Community Studies

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The School hosts a wide-range of doctoral and research students - including full-time students and part-time students, who are often studying alongside their professional role.
  The influence of adventurous play and outdoor activities on child anxiety
  Dr H Dodd
Applications accepted all year round

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When children are given opportunities to take risks in their play or take part in adventurous outdoor activities such as climbing or kayaking, it is likely that they learn about fear, coping and uncertainty.
  Neutrophils, TLR4 and Streptococcus pneumoniae and RSV co-infection of airway epithelial cells
  Dr C Smith
Application Deadline: 29 November 2019

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A 3-year PhD Studentship is available within the Respiratory, Critical Care and Anaesthesia Section, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health under the supervision of Dr Claire Smith, and Professor Rosalind Smyth to start on 1st September 2020, or earlier.
  Understanding mealtime: are an individual’s attitudes to meal composition predictive of what they eat and is this an effective target for dietary advice?
  Research Group: Applied, Social and Health Psychology Research Group
  Dr S Forwood, Dr L Smith
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Applied, Social and Health Psychology Research Group - http://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-technology/research/our-research-institutes-and-groups/applied-social-and-health-psychology.
  An exploration of professionals’ decision making in the protection of vulnerable adults
  Dr M Kettle, Dr S Grant
Applications accepted all year round

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Project reference number. SHLS019024. The recent Care Inspectorate thematic inspection of Adult Support and Protection in Scotland highlights a number of key issues.
  PhD programmes in Education

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 . Mary Immaculate College (MIC) offers a diverse suite of postgraduate programmes in Education to masters and doctoral level.
  The acquisition of morphology in children: understanding the factors involved in children’s comprehension and production of correct inflections
  Prof E Lieven, Prof A Theakston
Applications accepted all year round

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Morphology is the study of the prefixes or endings that change the meanings of words (called inflections). In English, -s, codes number (girl-girlS); -ed codes past tense (eg.
  Education PhD opportunities

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The Manchester Institute of Education facilitates research at the cutting edge of theory and practice. We have a commitment to addressing social justice, and to enabling evidence informed educational change through both our scholarly activities and our collaborative partnerships with professionals.
  Heterogeneity in the development of antisocial behaviour
  Dr R Rowe, Dr CB Stride
Applications accepted all year round

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Antisocial behaviour is a very wide-ranging term including fighting, stealing temper tantrums and callousness among many other things.
  Establishing whether children form stereotypes via statistical learning
  Dr D Martin, Dr J Hutchison
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will establish how children’s social stereotypes form as they repeatedly encounter social information across different situations.
  What can pregnancy tell us about maternal behaviour? A neurohormonal investigation
  Research Group: Brain and Cognition Research Group
  Dr J Aspell, Dr F Cardini
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Brain and Cognition Research Group - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/brain-and-cognition.
  Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) for diagnosis in ex-preterm children
  Dr W Watkins, Dr M Chakraborty
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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The ‘GW4 BioMed MRC DTP’ is awarding up to 18 studentships with an October 2020 start date, aligned with the themes of Infection, Immunity and Repair; Neuroscience and Mental Health; and Population Health.
  Single-Cell Analysis of γδ T cell Biotherapeutics in Tumour Microenvironment Organoids
  Dr C Tape, Dr E Sahai
Application Deadline: 29 November 2019

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Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a devastating disease that that kills approximately 700,000 people worldwide every year (>16,000 in the UK).
  What place for PE? The meaning of Physical Education within school children’s lives
  Dr J Stirrup
Applications accepted all year round

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Within the UK there has been increased government focus on issues of health, particularly in relation to children. In line with this, schools have increasingly been looked to as vehicles through which to address public health outcomes.
  Returning to work after a career break: The case of first time mothers (SF19/LHRM/BADER)
  Dr K Bader
Applications accepted all year round

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Due to demographic changes and resulting labour shortages in many industrialised countries, organisations have started hiring a more diverse pool of employees.
  Economic Modelling of Female Participation in a Mixed Health Care System of Developing Economies
  Dr K Y Lim
Applications accepted all year round

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Physician dual practice has long been documented in the Health Economics literature as a prevalent feature in the national health system of developing countries.
  Mothers in Business
  Dr S Beesley, Dr M Ehret, Dr L Q Siebers
Applications accepted all year round

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The main purpose of this research is to gather evidence to understand why women give up work after having a child to focus on setting up their own business.
  Enhance Your Academic Career at the Blizard Institute

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The Blizard Institute (https://www.qmul.ac.uk/blizard/) is the largest institute of Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, part of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
  Cognitive Robotics and Human Robot Interaction
  Prof A Cangelosi
Applications accepted all year round

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Research on cognitive robotics focuses on the design of intelligent behaviour and sensorimotor and cognitive skills in robots, by taking inspiration from human cognition (psychology) and brain mechanisms (neuroscience).
  (MRC DTP) Peri-conceptional stress signalling through O-GlcNAcylation: effects on the early maternal-embryonic interface
  Prof J Aplin, Prof D Brison, Dr Peter Ruane, Dr A Stevens
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Cellular stress during the peri-conceptional period, including that caused by assisted reproductive treatment (ART), can lead to early pregnancy loss, reduced gestation or birthweight and altered postnatal growth, with short- (neurodevelopmental delay) and long- (cardiovascular and metabolic disease)-term health consequences.
  Identifying the role of glycosaminoglycans and microglia in early pathology of mucopolysaccharide diseases
  Dr B BIgger, Dr R Holley, Prof S Flitsch
Applications accepted all year round

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Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) are inherited metabolic disorders caused by the deficiency of specific lysosomal enzymes required for the catabolism of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) where each MPS type lacks a specific enzyme resulting in the build-up of GAGs in all cells of the body.
  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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