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).
Recent advances in rehabilitation for people with neurological disease have identified the role of illness narratives. My current work has considered master plots of people with neurological conditions.
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 PhD project with Prof Thomas will focus on the epidemiology of chronic disease. For example delineating the inter relationships between determinants of chronic disease such as lifestyle and biochemical parameters and their impact on the incidence of disease outcomes or in physical or cognitive decline.