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  (MRC DTP) Investigating the impact and underpinnings of complex post-traumatic disorder (CPTSD) in people with schizophrenia spectrum disorders
  Dr F Varese, Prof R Elliott, Dr K Berry, Dr S Bucci
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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People with psychotic disorders report high levels of traumatic life experiences in childhood and adulthood (e.g. Varese et al., 2012).
  (MRC DTP) How do people move from contemplating to attempting suicide: Investigating the cognitive mechanisms of loss of control and limited awareness of goals
  Dr D Pratt, Dr W Mansell, Dr S Tai
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Suicide is a global problem and it remains unclear how individuals transition from contemplating suicide (ideators) to attempting suicide (attempters).
  (MRC DTP) Observation and Imagery of Action in Parkinson’s
  Dr E Poliakoff, Dr E Gowen, Dr P Warren
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition affecting around 1 in 500 people, with significant impact on movements, which are typically slower and smaller.
  (MRC DTP) Improving the lives of older adults with hearing loss: developing a self-report measure of effortful listening to guide clinical practice
  Dr R Millman, Dr A Heinrich, Dr H Chilton, Prof K Munro
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Hearing loss increases with age and is the most prevalent sensory deficit. Hearing loss results in communication difficulties, which in turn can lead to social isolation, depression and reduced quality of life.
  (MRC DTP) Using realist methods to develop a complex intervention to discourage adolescents from engaging in knife crime
  Dr C Lennox, Dr Isabelle Hunt
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Background. Knife crime is a serious public, criminal justice and health concern. The number of young people convicted or cautioned for a knife or offensive weapon offence has increased by almost half since 2015.
  (MRC DTP) Early development of Understanding the neurobiology of autism spectrum disorder in neurofibromatosis type 1
  Prof J Green, Prof A Theakston, Dr S Garg
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a highly heritable neurodevelopmental disorder, with an onset around 3 years and population prevalence of >1%.
  (MRC DTP) Methodology to develop prognostic models for symptom exacerbation in early psychosis through digital interventions
  Dr S Bucci, Dr G P Martin, Dr M Sperrin
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Psychosis is a severe mental health problem characterised by unusual experiences such as hallucinations and persecutory beliefs; it is a major cause of distress, disability and personal and societal burden.
  (MRC DTP) Allostatic overload of precarious workers: Ambulatory assessment and intervention
  Prof C Armitage, Prof M van Tongeren, Dr K Dienes
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Allostasis in humans refers to the return to homeostasis following a response to an environmental stressor (McEwen, 2012).
  (MRC DTP) Characterising chronic pain experiences in children and young people with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and chronic pain
  Dr L Cordingley, Prof W Thomson, Dr R Lee, Dr J McDonagh
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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The proposed PhD will investigate pain in children and young people with musculoskeletal conditions, including Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (or JIA).
  (MRC DTP) Exploring therapeutic alliance for digital mental health
  Dr K Berry, Dr S Bucci
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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It is well established that successful psychological therapies require the development of a therapeutic alliance (TA) between therapist and client based on the negotiation of shared treatment goals.
  Fluency and Context in Recognition Memory
  Dr J Taylor, Dr A Kafkas
Applications accepted all year round

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This project relates to a sort of ‘memory illusion’. On a recognition memory test, increasing the perceptual fluency of a test cue increases the likelihood that the word will be endorsed as ‘familiar’, even if it hasn’t been seen in the study phase (and therefore should have been called ‘new’).
  The influence of agency and engagement with animals on conservation and welfare education in zoos
  Dr K Jensen, Dr S Shulltz
Applications accepted all year round

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A defining role of zoos and museums is to educate visitors about animal welfare and conservation. One important aspect for the educational value of zoos and museums is the emotional connections visitors form.
  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.
  Lateral hypothalamus as a visual centre controlling arousal, autonomic function and reflex behaviours
  Dr T Brown, Dr D Bechtold
Applications accepted all year round

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In addition to supporting our conscious perception of the world around us, light and visual stimuli exert wide ranging effects on animal physiology and behaviour via hard-wired ‘reflexes’ which range from simple effects of light on sleep, alertness and neuroendocrine function to the avoidance of rapidly approaching objects.
  Parallel processing by neurons in the thalamocortical pathway
  Dr R Petersen
Applications accepted all year round

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Each of our brains contains more neurons than there are people on the planet. Everything that we experience or do involves large groups of neurons operating in concert.
  Exploring therapeutic alliance for digital mental health
  Dr K Berry, Dr S Bucci
Applications accepted all year round

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It is well established that successful psychological therapies require the development of a therapeutic alliance (TA) between therapist and client based on the negotiation of shared treatment goals.
  An investigation of psychological and clinical factors associated with the development of chronic or persistent pain in children and young people with inflammatory and non-inflammatory musculoskeletal conditions.
  Dr L Cordingley, Prof W Thomson, Dr R Lee, Dr J McDonagh
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) is an inflammatory arthritis presenting in children and young people. Pain is one of the main features of JIA and it is often described as one of the most burdensome yet invisible symptoms of this long-term condition.
  Developing prognostic models in early psychosis through digital interventions
  Dr S Bucci, Dr G P Martin, Dr M Sperrin
Applications accepted all year round

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Psychosis is a severe mental health problem characterised by unusual experiences such as hallucinations and persecutory beliefs; it is a major cause of distress, disability and personal and societal burden.
  The effectiveness of nurture groups for secondary school pupils
  Dr C Lennox, Dr Sandra Flynn
Applications accepted all year round

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Children with emotional difficulties often experience problems at school, especially around academic progress and within peer relationships.
  Characterising coordination difficulties in autism using computational techniques
  Dr E Gowen, Dr E Poliakoff, Dr A Casson
Applications accepted all year round

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Autism is a life-long developmental condition that affects how a person communicates and interacts with people. ~80% of autistic individuals also have altered motor control such as less accurate eye-hand coordination and abnormal gait patterns, causing considerable problems with activities of daily living.
  What is the best way for healthcare professionals to communicate changes in estimated risk of breast cancer?
  Prof D French, Prof G Evans
Applications accepted all year round

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Risk estimation models for common multifactorial diseases such as breast cancer are often used, e.g. in Family History Clinics to inform decisions about prevention options.
  Perceptual stability in Virtual Reality across the adult lifespan
  Dr P Warren, Dr R Champion
Applications accepted all year round

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When we move, stationary parts of the world around us move on the retina. Of course, usually we correctly interpret this retinal motion as due to our own movement and not movement of the surrounding environment.
  Machine Learning and Cognitive Modelling Applied to Video Games
  Dr K Chen
Applications accepted all year round

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Video games have been viewed as an ideal test bed for the study of AI. However, most of the academic work in this area focused on traditional board and card games where limited AI techniques have been tested.
  How do people move from contemplating to attempting suicide: Investigating the cognitive mechanisms of loss of control and limited awareness of goals
  Dr D Pratt, Dr W Mansell, Dr S Tai
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

PhD Type

Suicide is a leading cause of death and it remains unclear how individuals transition from contemplating suicide (ideators) to attempting suicide (attempters).
  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.
  Investigating the attentional consequences of the uncanny valley
  Dr E Poliakoff, Dr E Gowen, Dr C Capek
Applications accepted all year round

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The “uncanny valley” was hypothesed by roboticist Mori in 1970, whereby people would like robots of increasingly human-likeness until they were close to, but not fully human.
  Triggering movement in Parkinson’s through imagery and observation
  Dr E Poliakoff, Dr E Gowen, Dr P Warren
Applications accepted all year round

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Parkinson’s disease is one of the commonest neurodegenerative diseases, which profoundly affects movement. Typically, a person is slower to initiate movements and the movements themselves are of lower amplitude.
  When more yields less: Understanding therapeutic gains according to lesion profile in chronic stroke aphasia.
  Dr A Woollams, Dr L Cloutman
Applications accepted all year round

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Aphasia is a common consequence of stoke ultimately affecting one in five cases, with the most common residual difficulty being word finding difficulties, or anomia.
  Biologically-Plausible Continual Learning
  Dr K Chen
Applications accepted all year round

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Continual learning (aka lifelong learning) refers to a problem on how a learning system learns multiple tasks in succession over the lifespan where later tasks do not degrade the performance of the system learned for the earlier tasks and, ideally, the system can leverage the knowledge learned in previous tasks to facilitate learning the new tasks better.
  Improving quality of life through addressing communication needs for people in residential care living with dementia
  Dr P Dawes, Dr R Millman, Dr I Leroi
Applications accepted all year round

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The majority of the 420,000 UK care home residents are affected by both dementia and hearing impairment. Many cases of hearing impairment in care home settings are undiagnosed and/or unsupported.
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