About the Project
You will work with female vocational dance students and professional dance performers and teachers, initially collecting interview and focus group data to identify the concerns of the participants. This will then inform future studies that may involve both qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis.
The School of Psychology and Wellbeing at the University of Buckingham has a thriving research community gathered into 3 research hubs. You would join the Centre for Research in Expertise Acquisition, Training and Excellence (CREATE) (https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/research/create); a thriving research hub focusing upon research in: Expertise and the Drivers of Excellence; Insight and Creativity; Performance Science (Music, Dance); Niche Populations.
This project will be supervised by:
Dr Rachel Manning (https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/directory/dr-rachel-manning/) is a social psychologist whose work is informed by spatial, collective, and critical psychological approaches, and has an interest in the development of novel methodologies.
Dr Helen Clegg’s (https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/directory/dr-helen-clegg/) research is focused on individual differences and creativity with a particular interest in dance psychology. Recent projects have considered gender and wellbeing in dancers. Dr Clegg’s work uses a mixed methods approach.
In terms of entry qualifications, PhD applicants must hold at least a 2:1 Honours BPS-accredited degree in Psychology or an associated subject at Undergraduate level (including at least a 2:1 in their final year dissertation, and a good working knowledge of research design and stats), and would typically be expected to have an MSc degree (or equivalent) although this may be waived in the case of an exceptional applicant. The candidate should be enthusiastic about the research area and have excellent written and oral communication skills along with experience of qualitative and quantitative methodologies.
Continuation on the PhD will be subject to suitable progress, assessed after one year.
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