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  Self-Portraits: Visualising the Bodily Self-Representation
  Dr L Maister
Application Deadline: 1 March 2020

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For many centuries, humanity has had a deep fascination with the way in which people depict themselves, as evidenced by the long-running practice of creating self-portraits.
  Self-Regulation, Self-regulation Difficulties and Mental Health in Youth Sport
  Dr J Cumming
Applications accepted all year round

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Self-regulation is fundamental to successful learning and performance and having having well-developed skills to manage thoughts, feelings, and behaviours enables young athletes to realise their potential in sport as well as other life domains.
  Mental Health Research UK Suicide PhD Scholarship: Understanding pathways to self-harm and suicide ideation in high risk young people: an unmissable opportunity for suicide prevention.
  Prof E Townsend
Application Deadline: 1 March 2020

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Self-harm is a crucial element of suicide prevention that is now recognised in government strategy (Department of Health and Social Care, 2017).
  Psychology: ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Partnership PhD Collaborative Studentship ‘Tuning into your Body to Manage Self-harm: Conceptualisation and Test of a Novel Treatment Paradigm’
  Dr H Young
Application Deadline: 3 February 2020

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PhD Type

Swansea University, supported by the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership for Wales (Wales DTP), invites applications for funded PhD study, available to start in October 2020.
  Self-Harm and Suicide in Women in India (GCRF)
  Prof C Robinson, Dr R McPhillips
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Suicide rates in India are among the highest in the world, and suicide presents far-reaching social, emotional and economic consequences for families, communities and society as a whole.
  Financial Capital, Human Capital, and Self-Employment in the UK
  Dr Z Wu
Applications accepted all year round

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Why become self-employed and what are the key factors causing the utility from self-employment to exceed that from paid employment? Mark Taylor (1996) has shown that higher expected earnings in self-employment relative to paid employment are a major attraction.
  Self-management in burns aftercare: exploratory research
  Dr J Mathers, Dr I Litchfield
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Some 250,000 individuals sustain burns in the UK every year with the potential of lasting impact on appearance, and psychological, social, and physical functioning.
  Synthesis and Verification of Dynamic Assurance Cases for Self-Adaptive Systems
  Dr R Calinescu, Dr I Habli
Applications accepted all year round

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Research areas. Automated and Model-Driven Software Engineering; Autonomous and self-adaptive systems; Safety analysis, system safety;.
  To increase understanding of the health benefits of self-compassion in the context of chronic illness and other long-term health conditions
  Dr F Sirois, Dr G Rowse
Applications accepted all year round

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Current theory indicates that the self-kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness components of self-compassion can foster adaptive responses to the perceived setbacks and shortcomings that people experience in the context of living with a chronic illness.
  Exploration and development of self-management strategies for people with intellectual disabilities who have asthma.
  Dr Lisa O'Leary, Dr N Ring, Dr N Roberts
Application Deadline: 1 February 2020

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Respiratory disorders are one of the leading causes of death in people with intellectual disabilities (PWID) (O’Leary et al., 2018).
  Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network Network "SMARTINCS - Self-healing Multifunctional Advanced Repair Technologies in Cementitious Systems"

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The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network "SMARTINCS - Self-healing Multifunctional Advanced Repair Technologies in Cementitious Systems" funded by the European Commission (H2020) invites applications for multiple full-time Early Stage Researcher (ESR) positions, with a duration of 36 months (M), starting at 1/06/2020.
  Baby-beats: Cardiac Interoception in Infancy
  Dr L Maister
Application Deadline: 1 March 2020

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Interoception, the sensitivity to visceral sensations, plays an important role in homeostasis and guiding motivated behaviour in adults.
  Development of new nano-absorptive materials for air filtration and self-cleaning coatings in closed environment (Advert Reference: RDF20/EE/MCE/QIAN)
  Dr Zi Qian
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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The number of metro commuters has continuously increased over recent years in metropolitan cities such as London. The air quality and thermal comfort in the subway indoor environment is of particular public concern.
  Self-organized collective patterns on graphs (ESR 3)
  Prof M Hutt
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Over the last few years, diverse studies have established that many forms of dynamics self-organize on networks to give rise to large-scale collective patterns.
  Improving outcomes of chronically ill patients through promotion of effective self-regulation
  Prof S Orbell, Dr V Lamarche
Application Deadline: 2 March 2020

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PhD Type

Apply to University of Essex for a place to study by Monday 20 January 2020. Apply for SeNSS studentship funding by 12.00pm on Monday 2 March 2020.
  PhD Studentship: Schrödinger operators with complex potentials
  Dr J Cuenin
Application Deadline: 14 February 2020

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Application details. Reference number. JC/MA/2020. Start date of studentship. 1 October 2020. Closing date of advert. 14 February 2020.
  Self-organisation as a theory of brain development
  Dr SP Wilson, Dr JV Stone
Applications accepted all year round

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Self-organisation is a general theory of how function is assigned to cortical microcircuits. The theory predicts that a balance between cooperative and competitive interactions in local cortical circuits, consolidated by Hebbian learning, results in similar inputs being represented by nearby neurons.
  Implicit self-regulatory mechanisms – The skulking culprit of physical activity behaviour (ref: RDF20/SER/LING)
  Dr F Ling, Dr G Tempest, Dr F Hettinga
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Childhood obesity is a global epidemic and poses serious health and economic consequences. Attempts to increase children’s physical activity show limited (long-term) effectiveness.
  Self-assembling peptide hydrogels for large-scale organoid culture
  Dr M J Ellis
Application Deadline: 10 February 2020

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Supervisory team. Dr Marianne Ellis (Dept of Chemical Engineering) and Dr Paul De Bank (Dept of Pharmacy & Pharmacology). Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Marianne Ellis ([email protected]).
  Peptide Self-assembling for Biomedical Applications
  Dr X Zhao
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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PhD Type

Designed short peptides can self-assemble into different nanostructures (such as nanovesicles and nanofibrils) through weak interactions and have a variety of applications.
  Internet of Things Infrastructure for Sustainable Wildlife Conservation (Self-Funded Students Only)
  Research Group: Complex Systems
  Prof O F Rana, Dr C Perera
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will investigate the design and development of an end-to-end, distributed, Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure to support sustainable wildlife conservation.
  Developing and evaluating a self-help intervention for adverse and/or potentially traumatic life experiences for adolescents and young adults
  Dr F Varese, Dr S Bucci
Applications accepted all year round

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Exposure to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) represent one of the most important factor influencing the risk of developing physical and mental health difficulties in adulthood.
  Improving the lives of older adults with hearing loss: Developing a self-report measure of effortful listening to guide clinical practice
  Dr A Heinrich, Prof K Munro, Dr R Millman
Applications accepted all year round

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Hearing loss is the most prevalent sensory deficit. In the UK, more than 10 million adults have a hearing loss. Because it is often associated with old age and the size of the older population is growing, it is predicted that there will be more than 14 million people with a hearing loss by 2030.
  A 3-year PhD studentship in self-standing Cathodes for high-performance Zn-ion batteries
  Prof I P Parkin
Application Deadline: 20 July 2020

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PhD Type

This position is fully funded by the UCL-A*STAR Collaborative Programme via the Centre for Doctoral Training in Molecular Modelling and Materials Science (M3S CDT) at UCL.
  Promoting self-management and developing resilience to protect and promote nurses’ physical and mental health and wellbeing.
  Dr Louise Hoyle, Dr Carol Bugge
Applications accepted all year round

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Nurses make up the largest part of the NHS Scotland workforce (43%) and nearly 50% of the global health workforce. Yet, nurses suffer more than average from health problems due to the physical and mental stress of their jobs.
  Study for a self-funded PhD in the Sheffield Business School

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We are recruiting self-funded PhD students to work within the following newly formed research clusters. The Experiencescape research cluster.
  Continuous Manufacturing with Carbon Nanoreactor Supported Nanoparticle Catalysts for the Self-Optimisation of Heterogenous Reduction Reactions
  Dr T Chamberlain, Dr R Bourne
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Project details. This industrially sponsored project, between Dr Thomas Chamberlain and Dr Richard Bourne (University of Leeds) and Dr Kevin Leslie and Dr Graeme Clemens (Process Chemistry at AstraZeneca), will enable high throughput, flow hydrogenation at scale enabling robust, continuous manufacture.
  DPhil opportunity - Development of organo-layered double hydroxides nanocomposites for self-healing polymer synthesis
  Prof D O'Hare
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Applications are invited for a DPhil position in Inorganic Chemistry, available from October 2020 to work with Professor Dermot O’Hare in the Chemistry Research Laboratory, University of Oxford, UK.
  Bioactive Peptide Nanostructures: The relation between bioactivity and molecular self-assembly into diverse nanostructures
  Prof I W Hamley
Applications accepted all year round

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Research into bioactive peptides includes work on antimicrobial peptides, amyloid-related peptides with relevance to protein misfolding diseases such as Alzheimers, lipopeptides with applications in immune therapies and for wound healing and skincare.
  Identifying guidance mechanisms for plant immunity. Self Funded Biosciences PhD
  Dr M Deeks
Application Deadline: 27 January 2020

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Lead supervisor. Dr Mike Deeks, Department of Biosciences, College of Life and Environmental Sciences. Project description. Phytopathogen contact with a plant triggers cell signalling that results in either the arrest of the pathogen or a disease-causing infection.
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