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Psychology & Psychiatry PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in Manchester

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  (MRC DTP) The role of eye movements in memory processing in Neurofibromatosis type 1
  Dr D Montaldi, Dr S Garg, Dr A Kafkas, Dr E Burkitt-Wright
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Neurofibromatosis type 1(NF1) is a common single gene autosomal dominant genetic disorder affecting 1 in 2500 people. Around 80% children with NF1 are affected by cognitive impairments and approximately 50% are affected by neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
  (MRC DTP) Harnessing digital patient-generated health data to improve clinical decisions in people with long-term conditions
  Dr S Van der Veer, Dr Alan Davies, Prof JA Ainsworth
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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One in four people in the UK live with one or more long-term conditions.
  (MRC DTP) What is the best way for healthcare professionals to communicate changes in estimated risk of breast cancer?
  Prof D French, Prof Anthony Howell, Dr L McWilliams, Prof G Evans
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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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.
  (MRC DTP) Virtual Reality as a tool for mobility measurement and rehabilitation in Visual Impairment
  Prof C Dickinson, Dr P Warren, Dr S Harper
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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The World Health Organisation estimates that 253 million people worldwide are visually impaired, and 39 million people are blind (see.
  (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%.
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