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  Supporting Behaviour Change - using research in cognitive and social psychology that has identfied strategies that improve the transition from an individual’s intentions and their actual behaviours
  Prof J Ellis
Applications accepted all year round

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There are many areas of human activity where it is important to bring about a change in behaviour e.g., eating a healthier diet, taking more exercise.
  Targeting key symptoms and mechanisms in adolescent depression
  Dr F Orchard
Applications accepted all year round

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Depression is the biggest cause of disability worldwide and is usually experienced for the first time during adolescence. Long-term implications of experiencing depression at this age are serious, and existing evidence-based treatments for depression are only moderately effective.
  The cognitive Neuroscience of Attention and Working Memory, and Causal Functional Connectivity.
  Dr E Feredoes
Applications accepted all year round

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Our lab uses cutting-edge combinations of neuroimaging and analytic techniques to investigate aspects of human cognition. Specifically, we’re interested in the following.
  The influence of adventurous play and outdoor activities on child anxiety
  Dr H Dodd
Applications accepted all year round

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When children are given opportunities to take risks in their play or take part in adventurous outdoor activities such as climbing or kayaking, it is likely that they learn about fear, coping and uncertainty.
  Network-based cognitive training in amnestic mild cognitive impairment: Effect on memory and neuroanatomical variables that influence response to treatment
  Dr M De Marco, Dr D Blackburn
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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Project for inclusion in China Scholarship Council – University of Sheffield competition. More information is available at https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/phd/scholarships/csc.
  Neurological reserve as a pivotal mechanism for psychiatric symptoms in Alzheimer’s disease
  Prof A Venneri, Dr M De Marco
Applications accepted all year round

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Patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) may experience and show a whole range of clinical symptoms. Of these, psychiatric symptoms such as apathy, depression and anxiety play a major role in that they are highly debilitating for patients and carers.
  What is the impact of atypical neurogenesis on brain activity, cognition and behaviour?
  Dr A McNeill, Dr M Freeth
Applications accepted all year round

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Neurogenesis is the process by which stem cells form brain cells. This process is disrupted by genetic mutations causing childhood neurological disorders which cause symptoms such as learning disability, behaviour problems and epilepsy.
  Adolescent anxiety - Approach and avoidance
  Dr L Levita
Applications accepted all year round

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Adolescence does not end until one’s mid-twenties, it is a prolonged period of change both physically and mentally. Unfortunately, it is also a period associated with high levels of anxiety and risk for developing anxiety disorders.
  Advancing personalised care: treatment selection and outcome prediction research
  Dr J Delgadillo, Prof M Barkham
Applications accepted all year round

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Personalized medicine, defined as “the use of marker-assisted diagnosis and targeted therapies” (Ginsburg & McCarthy, 2001), has enhanced health and preventive care for conditions such as cardiovascular problems, cancer and osteoporosis.
  Computational modelling of the emergence of somatosensory cortical maps
  Dr H Saal, Dr SP Wilson
Applications accepted all year round

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The aim of this project is to to build a computational model of the development of cortical somatotopy in humans, focusing specifically on the representation of the hand.
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