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Autonomic Regulation in Individuals with Childhood Maltreatment History


   Department of Psychology

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  Dr A Debowska, Dr L Levita  Applications accepted all year round  Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Project

The adverse effects of child maltreatment on mental and physical health are well documented in the literature. Although direct pathways via physiological mechanisms have been proposed for this association, research using biomarkers elucidating autonomic regulation in childhood maltreatment survivors is rare. Therefore, the proposed study will focus on examining the potential impact of childhood maltreatment on heart rate variability (HRV) during a resting baseline and in response stress.

Funding Notes

Self funded or externally sponsored students only. Intakes are usually October and March annually.

NB The University has some scholarships under competition each year. More details can be found - View Website
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