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  School of Cultural Studies and Humanities

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The. School of Cultural Studies and Humanities. is the home of English Literature, Creative Writing, History and Media Studies research at Leeds Beckett University.
  ‘Smart Speaker’ personal assistants to improve independence, communication and well-being in social care settings
  Dr G Powell
Application Deadline: 20 March 2020

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The emergence of affordable mainstream smart technologies offers an unprecedented opportunity to improve well-being, communication, and independence in social care.
  Exploring the effects of multi-sensory environments on autistic children
  Research Group: Developmental Science
  Dr C Jones, Dr G Powell
Application Deadline: 20 March 2020

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This project offers a unique opportunity to investigate the use of multi-sensory environments (MSEs; also called Snoezelen® or sensory rooms) by autistic children.
  Game (not) Over! Associative Learning Experiments in Video Games
  Research Group: Cognitive Psychology
  Dr M Johansen
Application Deadline: 20 March 2020

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Video games are an ever-increasing part of daily life predominantly because playing them is fun, intrinsically enjoyable. As such assessing in-game behaviour is becoming more relevant to psychology because an increasing proportion of human behaviour is happening in virtual environments, particularly games.
  Improved stereo separation for bilateral bone-anchored hearing aids.
  Research Group: Cognitive Psychology
  Prof J Culling
Application Deadline: 20 March 2020

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Bone-anchored hearing aids (BAHAs) restore hearing to patients with hearing losses located in the middle or outer ear. They vibrate the patient’s skull, and sound is transmitted directly to the inner ear through the bone.
  Mapping subicular mnemonic circuitry
  Research Group: Cognitive Neuroscience
  Dr J O'Neill
Application Deadline: 20 March 2020

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The formation of memory for places and events represents a systems level process that engages multiple brain regions, coordinated by the hippocampus and subiculum.
  Predicting the form of words: Investigating the precision of people’s linguistic predictions using Welsh mutations.
  Research Group: Cognitive Psychology
  Dr C Gambi, Dr L Bott
Application Deadline: 20 March 2020

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People show a remarkable ability to anticipate what others will say, or how a sentence they are reading will continue (see Pickering & Gambi, 2018, for a recent review).
  Psychological issues in congenital skin disorders
  Research Group: Health and Mental Health
  Dr W Davies, Dr T Humby
Application Deadline: 20 March 2020

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Many skin disorders are associated with psychological issues, which may arise from either stigma associated with the skin condition and/or from loss of function of the underlying genes which act in both the skin and the brain; additionally, these disorders may be associated with medical comorbidities which could have effects on quality of life.
  Regulatory RAS activity in WT mice and a knock-in mouse model of Alzheimer’s pathology
  Research Group: Behavioural Neuroscience
  Prof M Good
Application Deadline: 20 March 2020

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Recent evidence from our laboratory Evans et al., (2020; Acta Neuropathologica) indicates that promoting the activity of the brain’s regulatory renin angiotensin system (via boosting ACE2 activity) both protects against the development of and reverses established cognitive deficits and reduces amyloid pathology in mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease.
  Spatial primacy in communication and debate
  Dr U von Hecker
Application Deadline: 20 March 2020

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In political and campaign contexts, a lot of attention is placed on getting politicians to appear in the “right” place in photos, greetings, handshakes, and debates.
  Computerised assessment of visuo-spatial neglect following stroke
  Dr D Punt
Applications accepted all year round

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Following a stroke, it is common for people to have problems with spatial awareness (also referred to as ’visuo-spatial neglect’, or just ‘neglect’).
  Deliberate self-harm in UK dance students: Prevalence, predictors, and prevention
  Dr J Cumming, Dr A Lavis
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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ESRC DTP Collaborative PhD Studentship - University of Birmingham and One Dance UK. The Midlands Graduate School is an accredited Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP).
  Peer led storytelling intervention for individuals with cancer
  Dr A Soundy
Applications accepted all year round

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The most recent developments in my research is the establishment and benefits of story telling for people with cancer. We have developed an intervention training package for health care professionals that needs testing.
  Understanding the experience of burnout within cancer therapists
  Dr A Soundy
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will look to undertake. The PhD will include the following elements; (1) an integrative review of past interventions for health care professionals who have suffered burnout.
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