About the Project
As part of your doctoral training, you will carry out experimental work with both typically developing infants and infants at higher likelihood for neurodevelopmental disorders. You will have access to bespoke research facilities in the School of Psychology (http://www.uea.ac.uk/developmental-dynamics-lab/research-facilities) and in the school of Health Sciences (The Sleep Lab: https://www.uea.ac.uk/health-sciences/innovation/facilities/sbru). You will learn how to use a variety of methods including polysomnography and eye-tracking and will gain advanced data analytical skills. You will work as part of a diverse team which has the aim to develop new technologies for monitoring and improving sleep.
This PhD will suit you if you have a background in psychology, cognitive sciences or medical/clinical sciences. Ideally, you will have a first-class undergraduate degree and a postgraduate qualification that included a research project e.g., MSc or MRes. Evidence of research output (e.g., contribution to peer-reviewed publication, newsletter article, conference presentation) would be advantageous. Good writing skills are essential.
Informal enquiries may be made directly to Dr. Teodora Gliga ([Email Address Removed]).
For more information on the supervisor for this project, please go here: https://people.uea.ac.uk/t_gliga
This is a PhD programme.
The start date of this project is 20 January 2020.
The mode of study is full-time/part-time. The length of studentship is 3 years for full-time students and 6 years for part-time students.
Acceptable first degree in Psychology, cognitive sciences or relevant other discipline.
The standard minimum entry requirement is 2:1.
Masters or equivalent experience.
ii) Gliga, T., Jones, E. J., Bedford, R., Charman, T., & Johnson, M. H. (2014). From early markers to neuro-developmental mechanisms of autism. Developmental Review, 34(3), 189-207.
iii) Gliga, T., Bedford, R., Charman, T., Johnson (2015). Enhanced visual search in infancy predicts emerging autism symptoms. Current Biology, 25(13), 1727-1730.
iv) Lázár, A. S., Lázár, Z. I., Bíró, A., Győri, M., Tárnok, Z., Prekop, C., ... & Bódizs, R. (2010). Reduced fronto-cortical brain connectivity during NREM sleep in Asperger syndrome: An EEG spectral and phase coherence study. Clinical neurophysiology, 121(11), 1844-1854.
v) Tzischinsky, O., Meiri, G., Manelis, L., Bar-Sinai, A., Flusser, H., Michaelovski, A., ... & Dinstein, I. (2018). Sleep disturbances are associated with specific sensory sensitivities in children with autism. Molecular autism, 9(1), 22
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