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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.
  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.
  Behaviour change interventions to improve population health and well-being
  Dr K Cheung, Dr N Anokye, Dr S Pokhrel
Applications accepted all year round

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Unhealthy lifestyles, such as smoking and physical inactivity, leads to conditions such as cancer and cardiovascular diseases, reducing health, quality of life, and burdens our society.
  Implicit self-regulatory mechanisms – The skulking culprit of physical activity behaviour (ref: RDF20/SER/LING)
  Dr F Ling, Dr G Tempest, Dr F Hettinga
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Childhood obesity is a global epidemic and poses serious health and economic consequences. Attempts to increase children’s physical activity show limited (long-term) effectiveness.
  Characterising changes and covariation in physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep during childhood and adolescence (AtkinAU19SF)
  Dr A Atkin
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Public health interventions often seek to change the amount of time that people spend in particular behaviours, such as increasing physical activity or reducing sedentary behaviour, with the aim of enhancing health.
  Understanding the health behaviour behind GP help-seeking with potential cancer symptoms.
  Prof P Murchie, Dr D Powell, Dr R Vieira
Applications accepted all year round

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  Development of new theoretical approaches and digital interventions, to support people with cardiovascular conditions in sustainable healthy behaviour change.
  Prof R Crutzen, Dr S T Kulnik
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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The interdisciplinary research team at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital Health and Prevention in Salzburg, Austria, offers a 4-year funded PhD position for a candidate with prior education in psychology and interest in digital technologies and interventions for people with cardiovascular conditions.
  Ecology and behaviour of urban wildlife
  Dr P J Baker
Applications accepted all year round

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The construction and development of urban areas is a relatively recent phenomenon. Urbanisation does, however, impose a range of advantages and disadvantages for biological organisms and which can bring them into conflict with humans.
  Making every contact count: Health Professionals impact on health promotion in Scottish practice
  Dr E McKay, Dr J Hislop, Dr I Atherton
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Average life expectancy in Scotland remains lower than the other countries of the UK and Western Europe as a result the Scottish Government(2018) has identified 6 Public Health Priorities which include the impact of lifestyle.
  Understanding mealtime: are an individual’s attitudes to meal composition predictive of what they eat and is this an effective target for dietary advice?
  Research Group: Applied, Social and Health Psychology Research Group
  Dr S Forwood, Dr L Smith
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Applied, Social and Health Psychology Research Group - http://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-technology/research/our-research-institutes-and-groups/applied-social-and-health-psychology.
  Intergrating feedback from Electronic Healthcare Data in medication adherence support in primary care in Scotland for pattients with polypharmacy
  Dr R Paterson, Dr A Mair
Application Deadline: 17 December 2019

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Adherence to medications is increasingly important for population health, as chronic conditions become more prevalent. Electronic Healthcare Data (EHD) can be used to calculate adherence and visualise medication histories.
  Physical Activity and Health of Young Adults - A Self Funded PhD
  Dr B Dagger, Dr M Jackson
Applications accepted all year round

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Young adults are an often overlooked population with regards to health monitoring and intervention. However, research suggests that emerging adulthood is a critical window during which lifestyle habits are formed and continue into older adulthood.
  Psychosocial factors influencing use of performance enhancing drugs in sport and exercise
  Dr I D Boardley
Applications accepted all year round

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This project can be offered either on a full-time or a part-time basis. Please email the prospective supervisor for more details.
  The effect of air pollution on the interaction between bacteria and bacteriophage
  Dr J Morrissey, Prof M Clokie, Dr A Millard
Application Deadline: 12 January 2020

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Air pollution is the world’s largest single environmental health risk, being responsible for an eighth of all global deaths per year (World Health Organisation, 2017).
  Development of a diabetes prevention intervention using a blood glucose meter
  Assoc Prof J Evans, Dr C Eades
Applications accepted all year round

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Type 2 diabetes is a global epidemic, but lifestyle changes relating to diet and physical activity can delay or prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes among high risk individuals, such as people with impaired glucose regulation (IGR) (those with high blood glucose levels, but not high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes).
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