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  Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) PhD Opportunities at School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR)

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 The studentship is specifically related to the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). This would be suited to a student who is enthusiastic about behaviour analytic research and is an opportunity to work collaboratively with the ABA and Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) programme team at the Tizard Centre.
  What can pregnancy tell us about maternal behaviour? A neurohormonal investigation
  Research Group: Brain and Cognition Research Group
  Dr J Aspell, Dr F Cardini
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Brain and Cognition Research Group - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/brain-and-cognition.
  Understanding factors that influence behaviour change talk in routine dental care to prevent oral health problems in young children
  Dr S Peters, Dr J Goldthorpe
Applications accepted all year round

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Dental decay is a preventable disease that impacts significantly on children’s development and wellbeing. Tooth extraction due to decayed teeth is the number one reason for hospital admission in young children and in Greater Manchester, a 1/3 of children have dental decay by the time they start school.
  Changing health, social and environmental behaviours with the Question-Behaviour Effect.
  Dr C Wood
Applications accepted all year round

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The Question-Behaviour Effect (QBE) is a simple intervention whereby asking questions about a future behaviour increases the likelihood of that behaviour being performed.
  Determinants and psychological correlates of sustained behaviour change and recovery from addiction
  Prof M Field
Applications accepted all year round

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Although difficult, many people who are addicted to alcohol or drugs eventually recover from their addiction, often without any formal treatment.
  Exploring the psychological factors that influence change in online behaviour
  Dr N Davinson
Applications accepted all year round

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Psychologists recognise the way in which someone engages with technology can present threats to online security. Phishing attacks and identity theft attempts often arise from unsafe online behaviours, and users have a significant role to play in avoiding such attacks.
  Examining the extent to which planning moderates intention-behaviour relations for various health-related behaviours
  Prof P Norman
Applications accepted all year round

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Intention is the most proximal determinant of future behaviour in many models of health behaviour. However, there is a less-than-perfect relationship between people’s intention and their behaviour – the “intention-behaviour gap”.
  Engagement of executive functions and motivated behaviour
  Prof M Field
Applications accepted all year round

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Disorders of motivated behaviour such as obesity and addiction are associated with deficits in executive functions such as inhibition, task-switching, and working memory.
  Design for behaviour change in African urban informal settlements
  Dr F Ceschin
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD is linked to a 5-year research project entitled ‘Mainstreaming Gender for Energy Security in Poor Urban Environments’, in short Gender for Energy Security (GENS).
  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.
  Habit and health behaviour: to examine the impact of habit strength on a range of health-related behaviours
  Prof P Norman
Applications accepted all year round

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Past behaviour is typically found to be the strongest predictor of future behaviour. When this occurs it is usually taken to reflect the operation of habits – i.e., learned sequences of acts that have become automatic responses to specific cues.
  The role of sex hormones and brain activity in risk-taking and antisocial behaviour in adolescence
  Dr R Rowe, Dr L Levita
Applications accepted all year round

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While there are a number of reasons to hypothesise that circulating testosterone performs an important role in many risky behaviours, the findings of empirical studies remain unclear.
  Can understanding people’s mental models of cybersecurity improve security behaviour?
  Prof Adam Joinson, Dr J Hinds
Application Deadline: 20 April 2020

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The University of Bath is inviting applications for the following PhD project based in the School of Management under the supervision of Professor Adam Joinson (https://researchportal.bath.ac.uk/en/persons/adam-joinson) and Dr Joanne Hinds (https://researchportal.bath.ac.uk/en/persons/joanne-hinds).
  Heterogeneity in the development of antisocial behaviour
  Dr R Rowe, Dr CB Stride
Applications accepted all year round

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Antisocial behaviour is a very wide-ranging term including fighting, stealing temper tantrums and callousness among many other things.
  Managing the effects of cancer: developing a nutrition intervention for the side and late effects of different treatment modalities for breast, prostate and bowel cancers (ICANEAT)
  Dr S MacLennan, Dr K Kiezebrink
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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This is an innovative interdisciplinary project within the important area of supportive care. The student will join a small expert team within the Institute of Applied Health Sciences which has good links with NHS Grampian and UCAN (Urological Cancer Charity).
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