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Ulster University - Coleraine Campus, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 58 Ulster University - Coleraine Campus, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

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We have 58 Ulster University - Coleraine Campus, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

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Targeting kisspeptin for the treatment of metabolic diseases

  Research Group: Biomedical Sciences
Kisspeptin is a 54 amino acid hypothalamic peptide hormone that activates KISS1 receptors. However, the physiological function of kisspeptin is not confined to the hypothalamus, as the hormone and its receptor are expressed in various tissues, including the endocrine pancreas and liver. Read more

Myopia Management - Is it Just for Kids?

  Research Group: Biomedical Sciences
‘Myopia Management’ through optical and pharmacological technologies designed to slow eye growth and the progression of myopia have been shown to be safe and effective for children and their availability is set to revolutionise how optometrists manage childhood myopia. Read more

Molecular dissection of key bacterial biofilm development processes using MSI and advanced imaging

  Research Group: Biomedical Sciences
Bacteria can grow in multicellular structures called biofilms, that protect them from antibiotics. This is particularly problematic in chronic wound infections, as it complicates treatment and leads to amputation – 8000 chronic wound patients undergo amputations each year, costing the NHS >£3bn annually. Read more
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An earthquake in slow motion: Investigating the familial and psychological impact of the MICA/defective block property decay crisis in the Republic of Ireland

  Research Group: Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience
The trauma literature explains the context and psychological consequences of disrupted living and displacement due to natural disasters (fire) (Dominguez & Yeh, 2020); flood (Masson et al., 2019); earthquake (Stroebe et al., 2021); tsunami (Yonejura et al., 2013) and so on. Read more
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Measuring, developing and sustaining the health and wellbeing of university students

  Research Group: Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience
University can be a stressful time for students, and an increased sense of freedom and independence can be a life affirming experience, and can lead to exciting opportunities, but also, for some students, a significant sense of anxiety and difficulty can emerge. Read more
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An exploration of the human-digital interface in the application of Low – Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in a Primary Care setting

  Research Group: Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Background. There has been an increased demand for access to evidence based psychological therapies for the most common mental health problems (anxiety and depression) in recent years. Theme 3 of the Northern Ireland Mental Health Strategy (2021-2031) has called for new ways of working. Read more
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Promoting adolescent mental health awareness and self-care in sport: applying virtual reality technologies

  Research Group: Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience
There is mounting concern about the high prevalence of mental illness among adolescents. Early identification of mental health needs and the introduction of services have been shown to be effective in supporting young people from developing further illness. Read more
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Exploring the developmental trajectories of adolescents mental health and associated risk and protective factors

  Research Group: Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience
It is generally recognised that a significant percentage of common mental health problems can be traced to adverse experiences during childhood and adolescence  (e.g. Read more
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Examining population-level changes in mental health, wellbeing, and social behaviour during unprecedent times: an analysis of the longitudinal COVID-19 Psychological Research Consortium (C19PRC) Study data (2020-2023)

  Research Group: Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Commencing in March 2020, the COVID-19 Psychological Research Consortium (C19PRC) Study is the longest running online survey to collect data to monitor and assess the psychological, social, economic, and political impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more
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The Wellbeing in Northern Ireland Schools (WiNIS) study: understanding predictors of health and wellbeing among primary school aged children

  Research Group: Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience
This PhD will continue the Wellbeing in Northern Ireland Schools (WiNIS) study, a large-scale longitudinal study of the health and wellbeing of school aged children living in Northern Ireland (NI) (baseline data has been collected at age 8-9 years). Read more
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Examining attitudes towards abstinence from alcohol in the UK: a multi-perspective investigation

  Research Group: Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Alcohol remains the most significant drug of choice for citizens across the UK (Department of Health, 2021). In 2021, 350 alcohol-specific deaths were registered in NI (2% of all deaths), one less than in 2020 when the highest number of alcohol-specific deaths was ever recorded here. Read more
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Understanding how best to measure sleep outcomes in parents of children with a chronic or life-limiting condition / Health and Aging

  Research Group: Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Caregivers of children with medical complexity often report sleep problems. The risks of failing to act to improve parent sleep mean that parents struggle to maintain their wider health, their household and the ongoing care of their child. Read more

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