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The University of Manchester, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health Psychology PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  (BBSRC DTP) Stress reactivity and social loss: the effects of adverse childhood experiences on neurobiology throughout the lifespan
  Dr N Muhlert, Prof R Elliott
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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We are living in an ageing population. Roughly one in five people in the UK is aged over 65. As people live longer there is an increasing need to discover factors that promote healthy ageing.
  (MRC DTP) "And Now, Today’s Pain Forecast" - Putting Predictive Models in Patients’ Pockets
  Dr J McBeth, Prof W Dixon, Prof D Schultz, Dr T House
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Background. A third of the UK population has chronic pain. Pain severity and the impact it has on patient’s lives varies from day to day, it has a major impact on patient-perceived control and is one of the main reasons for poor quality of life.
  (MRC DTP) Allostatic overload of precarious workers: Ambulatory assessment and intervention
  Prof C Armitage, Prof M van Tongeren, Dr K Dienes
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Allostasis in humans refers to the return to homeostasis following a response to an environmental stressor (McEwen, 2012).
  (MRC DTP) Characterising chronic pain experiences in children and young people with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and chronic pain
  Dr L Cordingley, Prof W Thomson, Dr R Lee, Dr J McDonagh
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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The proposed PhD will investigate pain in children and young people with musculoskeletal conditions, including Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (or JIA).
  (MRC DTP) Early development of Understanding the neurobiology of autism spectrum disorder in neurofibromatosis type 1
  Prof J Green, Prof A Theakston, Dr S Garg
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a highly heritable neurodevelopmental disorder, with an onset around 3 years and population prevalence of >1%.
  (MRC DTP) Exploring therapeutic alliance for digital mental health
  Dr K Berry, Dr S Bucci
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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It is well established that successful psychological therapies require the development of a therapeutic alliance (TA) between therapist and client based on the negotiation of shared treatment goals.
  (MRC DTP) Harnessing digital patient-generated health data to improve clinical decisions in people with long-term conditions
  Dr S Van der Veer, Dr Alan Davies, Prof JA Ainsworth
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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One in four people in the UK live with one or more long-term conditions.
  (MRC DTP) How do people move from contemplating to attempting suicide: Investigating the cognitive mechanisms of loss of control and limited awareness of goals
  Dr D Pratt, Dr W Mansell, Dr S Tai
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Suicide is a global problem and it remains unclear how individuals transition from contemplating suicide (ideators) to attempting suicide (attempters).
  (MRC DTP) Improving the lives of older adults with hearing loss: developing a self-report measure of effortful listening to guide clinical practice
  Dr R Millman, Dr A Heinrich, Dr H Chilton, Prof K Munro
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Hearing loss increases with age and is the most prevalent sensory deficit. Hearing loss results in communication difficulties, which in turn can lead to social isolation, depression and reduced quality of life.
  (MRC DTP) Observation and Imagery of Action in Parkinson’s
  Dr E Poliakoff, Dr E Gowen, Dr P Warren
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition affecting around 1 in 500 people, with significant impact on movements, which are typically slower and smaller.
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