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We have 122 Health Sciences PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

Self-organisation as a theory of brain development

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. Read more

The development of well being and its links with psychopathology

Nurturing psychological well being across development has become an important issue in educational policy. Debate continues over the extent to which well being is at the opposite end of a continuum of psychopathology or whether it is a separable construct. Read more

The synthetic littermate project: How do natural experiences shape the functional organisation of the developing brain?

How do natural experiences shape the functional organisation of the developing brain? To address this question directly, we have been developing a novel robotic technology - the synthetic littermate (or ’surrogate’). Read more

The virtual body schema project: How can body schema be objectively defined and measured?

The body schema can be loosely defined as the representation of the body in space, i.e., how you know you can reach the pint at the bar but not the bottle behind it; that you can fit through the door but not the cat-flap; that you must dive to kick a ball or duck to avoid a punch. Read more

To increase understanding of the health benefits of self-compassion in the context of chronic illness and other long-term health conditions

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. Read more

Using psychology to improve sleep

Sleep underpins many of the functions necessary for everyday living (Hafner, Stepanek, Taylor, Troxel & van Stolk, 2017). However, increasing economic and social demands mean that we are rapidly evolving into a 24-hour society (Rajaratnam and Arendt, 2001). Read more

Young people’s stigma towards dementia: The impact of media.

Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD studentship to join the internationally recognised Centre for Dementia Studies, Brighton and Sussex Medical School at the University of Sussex Campus. Read more

Detecting subtle but clinically significant cognitive change in an ageing population

A major challenge facing dementia research is identifying the earliest indicators of clinically-significant cognitive decline. This research project will be linked to the newly established Memory Assessment & Cognitive Ageing Research Unit (MACARU), led by the primary supervisor. Read more

PhD opportunities in Sociological Studies

About the Programme. White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships 2021/22. Nominations are now open for White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership (WRDTP) Studentships commencing in October 2021. Read more

Doctoral Programmes at the University of Aveiro

Join an international community with people from 96 countries, studying, researching and living together in one of the cities with best quality of life in Portugal. Read more

Our Mission: to Educate, Nurture and Discover for the benefit of Human Health

Our ultimate purpose is to work in service of patients. RCSI was founded by Royal Charter on 11th February 1784, to set and support professional standards for surgical training and practice in Ireland. Read more

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