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  Using child maintenance as a tool to enhance the circumstances, outcomes and wellbeing of lone mothers and children.
  Research Group: Institute for Social Policy, Housing and Equalities Research
  Dr M Treanor, Prof G Bramley
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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When lone-mothers receive child maintenance the risk of poverty reduces and the poverty gap closes by 30% in the UK. Child maintenance is where a non-resident parent regularly gives money to the parent with whom the child lives most of the time as a contribution towards the costs of raising a child.
  Collaborative PhD scholarships in Child Health Technology

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 Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust and Sheffield Hallam University are inviting applications for collaborative PhD scholarships in the area of Child Health Technology.
  (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.
  How are assessment tools and chronologies used by health and social care professionals to identify child neglect?
  Prof J Appleton, Dr A Cocks, Dr S Bekaert
Application Deadline: 28 May 2019

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Neglect is a common yet under-recognized form of child abuse. Across the UK, it is the most common category of abuse for children who are the subject of a Child Protection Plan, accounting for 48% of child protection plans at July 2017 (NSPCC, 2019).
  Promoting positive parenting: Evaluating the impact of ‘kitbag’ tools and strategies to promote maternal and child mental health in diverse settings.
  Dr M Clark
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a 3-year full time or 5 year part time /self-funded PhD Studentship starting February 2019. Maternal and child mental health is a global public health priority (WHO 2013, WHO 2018).
  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).
  Exploring ‘child’ to parent violence
  Research Group: Criminology and Sociology
  Prof C Rogers
Applications accepted all year round

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To what extent is child to parent violence recognised within the legal system, as adults with challenging behaviours commit acts of violence against their parents and how is this experienced as an everyday occurrence?.
  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.
  The Epigenetics of Child Language - exploring the involvement of DNA methylation in the development of languageskills in children.
  Dr G Sharp
Applications accepted all year round

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Oral Language skills are essential to everyday life. Most children acquire them effortlessly but. some are “language impaired”. It is currently unclear what causes this variability between.
  Machine Learning for the next generation of paediatric wheelchairs
  Dr P Paoletti, Dr S Luo
Application Deadline: 28 May 2019

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The project is supported by the University of Liverpool Doctoral Network in Future Digital Health, which is directed at creating and maintaining a community of AI health care professionals that can realise the benefits that AI can bring to Health Care.
  Developmental neuroscience: Longitudinal study of growth patterns, body composition, energy expenditure and dietary intake in children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  Prof F Muntoni, Prof M Fewtrell, Dr G Baranello
Application Deadline: 31 May 2019

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A 3-year PhD Studentship is available within the Developmental Neuroscience Department – Dubowitz Neuromuscular Centre, UCL GOS Institute of Child Health under the supervision of Professor Francesco Muntoni, Professor Mary Fewrtrell and Dr Giovanni Baranello.
  Developmental neuroscience: Natural history and data mining in Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: implications for therapy
  Prof F Muntoni, Dr G Baranello
Application Deadline: 31 May 2019

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A 3-year PhD Studentship is available within the Developmental Neuroscience Department – Dubowitz Neuromuscular Centre, UCL GOS Institute of Child Health under the supervision of Professor Francesco Muntoni, Dr Giovanni Baranello and Ms Deborah Ridout.
  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.
  Protection of minors in football: Do football’s regulatory frameworks serve the best interest of young players?
  Dr S Yilmaz, Dr C Mason
Application Deadline: 14 June 2019

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Application details. Reference number. SSEHS/SY. Start date of studentship. 1 October 2019. Closing date of advert. 14 June 2019.
  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.
  Assessing and improving the reliability of memory evidence from children
  Dr M. Colloff, Dr H Flowe
Applications accepted all year round

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Last year, 1 in 10 children were victims of crime (ONS, 2018). The number of children contributing memory evidence by providing police statements and courtroom testimony has increased by 60% according to the most recently available data (2006-2009; Plotnikoff & Woolfson, 2011).
  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.
  CRUK Clinical Research Training Fellowship: developing novel T-cell immunotherapy for paediatric high grade glioma
  Dr K Straathof, Prof D Hargrave, Prof J Anderson
Application Deadline: 4 June 2019

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This position at the Glioma Centre of Excellence will offer high quality training in tumour immunology and translational research to a suitably motivated individual who seeks to combine a clinical career in neuro-oncology with scientific research.
  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.
  Trust and information disclosure in online interactions with individual and institutional partners
  Prof K Moser
Application Deadline: 27 May 2019

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What the research project is about.
  The role of iron deficiency, micronutrient supplements and the host microbiome among infants in Peru: understanding the nutritional double burden
  Dr E Rousham, Dr O Markey
Application Deadline: 24 June 2019

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An exciting opportunity to work on infant nutrition and global health alongside leading UK and Peruvian investigators. Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014).
  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.
  PhD Studentship in Human Rights and Health

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 Number of awards. 1. Start date and duration. October 2019 for 3 years. Overview. Applications are invited from suitably qualified graduates for a fully funded three-year PhD studentship in human rights and health.
  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.
  OIST International PhD Program

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The OIST Graduate University offers an individualized PhD program providing a secure foundation in the fundamentals of your field, with unparalleled opportunities for cross-disciplinary research.
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