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  Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) PhD Opportunities at School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR)

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 The studentship is specifically related to the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). This would be suited to a student who is enthusiastic about behaviour analytic research and is an opportunity to work collaboratively with the ABA and Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) programme team at the Tizard Centre.
  Behaviour change interventions to improve population health and well-being
  Dr K Cheung, Dr N Anokye, Dr S Pokhrel
Applications accepted all year round

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Unhealthy lifestyles, such as smoking and physical inactivity, leads to conditions such as cancer and cardiovascular diseases, reducing health, quality of life, and burdens our society.
  Accurate measurement of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in adults with a spinal cord injury
  Dr D Bailey
Applications accepted all year round

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The proposed research will be conducted with an industry partner to develop a device for accurate measurement of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in adults with a spinal cord injury who use a manual wheelchair (those with paraplegia).
  Reducing sedentary behaviour and increasing physical activity for the prevention and management of Type 2 diabetes
  Dr D Bailey
Applications accepted all year round

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This proposed research will follow a process of intervention development and evaluation targeted at reducing and breaking up sitting time for the prevention and/or management of Type 2 diabetes.
  Influence of nutritional intervention on antisocial behaviour in young people (Ref: SF20/APP/YOUNG)
  Dr J Young
Applications accepted all year round

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Evidence supports the idea that poor diet can lead to antisocial behaviour and work by Gesch et al (2002) has shown that supplementing prisoner’s diets with vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids can lead to a reduction in antisocial behaviour.
  It’s not what you see, but what it means to you: Changing perceptions of the environment to impact sedentary behaviour in children (ref: SF20/SER/LING)
  Dr F Ling
Applications accepted all year round

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In the UK, 3 in 5 children are insufficiently physically active, spending on average 6 hours a day engaging in sedentary activities.
  Characterising changes and covariation in physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep during childhood and adolescence (AtkinAU19SF)
  Dr A Atkin
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Public health interventions often seek to change the amount of time that people spend in particular behaviours, such as increasing physical activity or reducing sedentary behaviour, with the aim of enhancing health.
  Managing the effects of cancer: developing a nutrition intervention for the side and late effects of different treatment modalities for breast, prostate and bowel cancers (ICANEAT)
  Dr S MacLennan, Dr K Kiezebrink
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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This is an innovative interdisciplinary project within the important area of supportive care. The student will join a small expert team within the Institute of Applied Health Sciences which has good links with NHS Grampian and UCAN (Urological Cancer Charity).
  Feasibility of a lifestyle behaviour change programme to promote cardiovascular and health benefits in patients with low-grade abdominal aortic aneurisms attending follow-up screening (Ref: SF20/SER/CUCATO)
  Dr G Cucato
Applications accepted all year round

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Project Rationale and Description* [300 words max]. Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a degenerative condition of the abdominal aorta which is frequently lethal if it ruptures.
  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.
  Physical Activity and Health of Young Adults - A Self Funded PhD
  Dr B Dagger, Dr M Jackson
Applications accepted all year round

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Young adults are an often overlooked population with regards to health monitoring and intervention. However, research suggests that emerging adulthood is a critical window during which lifestyle habits are formed and continue into older adulthood.
  PhD Psychology

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Particular areas of interest include Cyberpsychology, Interpersonal Behaviour, Health and Relationships, Psychology of Creativity and Performance Expertise, and Educational Development.
  The application of the science and evidence base of Health Psychology theories and frameworks within mental health settings
  Dr F Satti
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a PhD research student on a project assessing the impact of Health Psychology within mental health settings.
  Improvement is in the air: Using citizen scientists to co-produce, implement and evaluate theory-based interventions to improve air quality at the school gate
  Dr A Barnes, Dr K Pringle, Dr R McEachan
Application Deadline: 22 May 2020

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Project details. The Yorkshire and Humber Applied Research Collaboration (YH_ARC) is a multidisciplinary and collaborative programme, supporting local people-powered research to tackle inequalities and improve health and well-being (https://www.arc-yh.nihr.ac.uk).
  Development of a diabetes prevention intervention using a blood glucose meter
  Assoc Prof J Evans, Dr C Eades
Applications accepted all year round

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Type 2 diabetes is a global epidemic, but lifestyle changes relating to diet and physical activity can delay or prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes among high risk individuals, such as people with impaired glucose regulation (IGR) (those with high blood glucose levels, but not high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes).
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