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Psychology (equality) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Evaluating appropriate routes of personalising dietary advice (Ref: SF20/APP/BROWNLEE3)
  Dr I Brownlee
Applications accepted all year round

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Consumer-driven trends are increasing the focus of the food, nutraceutical and health technology industries to “personalise” their offerings.
  Evaluation of the validity and utility of emerging technologies to track health, diet and lifestyle (Ref: SF20/APP/BROWNLEE2)
  Dr I Brownlee
Applications accepted all year round

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Mobile technologies and wearable devices provide novel approaches to collect data that could form the basis of management of diet and lifestyle in reducing long-term risk of disease.
  It’s not what you see, but what it means to you: Changing perceptions of the environment to impact sedentary behaviour in children (ref: SF20/SER/LING)
  Dr F Ling
Applications accepted all year round

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In the UK, 3 in 5 children are insufficiently physically active, spending on average 6 hours a day engaging in sedentary activities.
  Mechanisms underpinning competition: The science behind winning (Ref: SF20/SER/HETTINGA2)
  Prof F Hettinga
Applications accepted all year round

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Sport is an ideal scenario to explore psychological as well as (neuro) physiological mechanisms underpinning competition. In middle distance and endurance sports such as athletics, rowing, cycling or speed skating, an athlete’s pacing strategy is widely recognized as an essential determinant for performance.
  Narrative therapy, a potential intervention for student-athlete hazardous drinking (ref: SF20/SER/PARTINGTON)
  Dr E Partington
Applications accepted all year round

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Hazardous alcohol consumption is the most prevalent public health concern on university campuses in the UK and Ireland. Student-athletes have been identified as being particularly at risk for hazardous drinking and, importantly, also highly resistant to current alcohol interventions.
  Pain responses in athletic populations (Ref: SF20/SER/THORNTON)
  Dr C Thornton
Applications accepted all year round

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Athletes are able to tolerate more pain than non-athletes. Furthermore, those who are routinely exposed to pain during sport (e.g.
  The Power of Positivity: Positive Expressive Writing and Wellbeing (Ref: SF20/PSY/SMITH)
  Dr M Smith
Applications accepted all year round

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Expressive writing paradigms, which involve writing about emotive topics, have been shown to benefit psychological and physical health.
  Learning and cognition: Investigating the pathways from genetic variation to phenotypic expression
  Dr M Malanchini
Application Deadline: 16 March 2020

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A fully funded PhD studentship is available to start in September 2020 in Dr Margherita Malanchini’s group. The project will be co-supervised by Dr Kaili Rimfield and Professor Robert Plomin of King’s College London.
  Funded PhD Opportunities in the School of Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast 2020-21

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Funded PhD Opportunities in the School of Psychology at Queen's University Belfast 2020-21. The School of Psychology at Queen's University Belfast invites applications for fully funded PhD opportunities in the following areas.
  Access All Sports: A mixed methods evaluation of what helps or hinders disabled students to access university sport and how this impacts on their wellbeing. (DeaneKU19SF)
  Dr K Deane, Dr L Beaumont
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Background. Sports activities improve students’ wellbeing, fitness and sense of belonging to the university community and this enhances their resilience to mental-health challenges.
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