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Does heading the football affect the brain?

   Faculty of Natural Sciences

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  Dr Magdalena Ietswaart  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

About the Project

Little is known about the consequences of repeated subconcussive head impact, actually very routine in sport. Sensitive brain measures from cognitive neuroscience may shed a light on what happens in the brain following such impacts. The multidisciplinary team of has PhD opportunities on this topic starting shortly. Experience with TMS, EEG, and MRI/MRS neuroimaging is welcome.

The studentship will have an anticipated registration date of 1 October 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Informal enquiries to Magdalena Ietswaart, [Email Address Removed] or Linda Cullen ([Email Address Removed] Tel: +44 (0) 1786 466854. You may also look at our websites and

Please apply via the online application, selecting ‘Research Degree in Psychology’:
with the following information: (i) Your academic CV with contact details for two academic referees. (ii) One A4 page covering letter outlining your suitability, why you are interested in pursuing a PhD in this area, and any other information relevant to the application. (iii) Copies of your academic transcripts.

Once you have started the application process, please email [Email Address Removed] to ask to be exempted from the ‘find-a-supervisor’ process.

Funding Notes

The studentships are available for three-years, and include a tax-free stipend of approximately £14,777 p.a. Tuition fees will be met by the University at the home/EU rate. Subject to satisfactory progress review at the end of the first year, the studentship will be renewed for a second year and thereafter for a third year.
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