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University of Manchester Psychology & Psychiatry PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  (BBSRC DTP) Mapping the structural and functional organisation of the human brain via in vivo neuroimaging and complex network analysis.
  Dr L Cloutman, Dr A Woollams
Application Deadline: 31 January 2019
The performance of the wide range of cognitive tasks we carry out in our daily lives including remembering, speaking, deciding and planning depends upon the interaction of complex networks of widely distributed brain regions.
  An exploration of mechanisms of change in help-seeking for self-harm
  Dr N Husain, Dr P Taylor
Applications accepted all year round
The decision to seek help can be the first step towards recovery for individuals who are struggling with self-harm, but it can also result in negative attitudes from others and lead to greater secrecy, feelings of shame, and potentially a exacerbation of the self-harm itself.
  Characterising motor impairments in autism using computational techniques
  Dr E Gowen, Dr E Poliakoff
Applications accepted all year round
Autism is a life-long developmental condition that affects how a person communicates and interacts with people.
  Characterising the mechanisms of optic flow parsing
  Dr P Warren, Dr R Champion
Applications accepted all year round
Humans move in their environment. As a result complex patterns of motion called optic flow arise on the retina. It is well known that the brain has regions that are sensitive to optic flow, however there is some debate about their functional role.
  Developing a questionnaire to assesses patients’ experiences of audiology services
  Prof K Munro, Prof C Armitage
Applications accepted all year round
There is growing interest in measuring patients’ experiences of clinical services. This can be used to measure quality, evaluate quality improvement initiatives and compare services.
  Emotion regulation in strategic decision-making: A cognitive neuroscience approach
  Dr D Talmi, Prof G Hodgkinson, Dr P Warren
Applications accepted all year round
The emotional response to wins and losses influences decision-making. Emotion regulation refers to a family of techniques that modify the emotional response.
  Encouraging retention in clinical trials (ERIC)
  Dr S Cotterill, Dr S Peters, Prof A Vail
Applications accepted all year round
Clinical trials often require longer term follow-up measures, collected months or years after completion of the intervention. Such trials struggle to retain participants, leading to.
  Epigenetic mechanisms of behavioural, placental and cognitive impairment in a neurodevelopmental model for schizophrenia
  Dr R Hager, Prof J Neill, Dr J Glazier
Applications accepted all year round
A fundamental question in disease research is how stressors experienced during critical developmental periods influence the genesis or ‘programming’ of adult disease (Estes & McAllister 2016).
  Evaluating new technologies for promotion of healthy active ageing: using smartphone apps and sensors to promote activity- acceptability and adherence measurement?
  Prof C Todd, Dr E Boulton, Dr H Hague
Applications accepted all year round
Health apps, and wearable technologies such as smartwatches and other body worn sensors connected to smartphones or other recording and transmitting systems, are becoming increasingly common.
  Feasibility of delivering group psychological support to stroke survivors in community settings
  Dr E Patchwood, Prof A Bowen, Dr S Knowles
Applications accepted all year round
Supporting people to come to terms with persisting disability and life after stroke is a high priority for stroke research. There is an urgent need for evidence-based, clinically and financially effective psychological interventions that can be feasibly delivered for community-based stroke survivors.
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