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Psychology & Psychiatry PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in Sheffield

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  Sensory processing in Autism Spectrum Conditions and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  Dr P Overton, Dr T Stafford
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Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are prevalent. neurodevelopmental conditions.
  Neurological reserve as a pivotal mechanism for psychiatric symptoms in Alzheimer’s disease
  Prof A Venneri, Dr M De Marco
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Patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) may experience and show a whole range of clinical symptoms. Of these, psychiatric symptoms such as apathy, depression and anxiety play a major role in that they are highly debilitating for patients and carers.
  What is the impact of atypical neurogenesis on brain activity, cognition and behaviour?
  Dr A McNeill, Dr M Freeth
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Neurogenesis is the process by which stem cells form brain cells. This process is disrupted by genetic mutations causing childhood neurological disorders which cause symptoms such as learning disability, behaviour problems and epilepsy.
  Exploring appetite control and weight management strategies in individuals from low and high socio-economic status (SES) groups
  Dr N Buckland
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Individuals from low SES groups are more likely to be obese compared to individuals from higher SES groups. Recent research has shown that low SES groups are more responsive to dietary manipulations that promote increased food intake (e.g.
  Adolescent anxiety - Approach and avoidance
  Dr L Levita
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Adolescence does not end until one’s mid-twenties, it is a prolonged period of change both physically and mentally. Unfortunately, it is also a period associated with high levels of anxiety and risk for developing anxiety disorders.
  Responses to threat: what is a normative threat response in development versus a pathological one
  Dr L Levita
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Adults and adolescents respond to different kinds of threat differentially, for example in the way they learn to predict danger and learn something is safe via fear conditioning and extinction.
  Weight stigma and health behaviours
  Dr N Buckland, Dr A Iyer, Dr C Wood
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Obesity is one of society’s greatest challenges with 2/3rds of UK adults being overweight or obese. Weight stigma (anti-fat attitudes, weight-based prejudice and discrimination) is experienced by 54% of adults and deters individuals from engaging in healthy behaviours targeted in obesity interventions (e.g.
  The virtual body schema project: How can body schema be objectively defined and measured?
  Dr SP Wilson, Dr T Stafford
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The body schema can be loosely defined as the representation of the body in space, i.e., how you know you can reach the pint at the bar but not the bottle behind it; that you can fit through the door but not the cat-flap; that you must dive to kick a ball or duck to avoid a punch.
  The synthetic littermate project: How do natural experiences shape the functional organisation of the developing brain?
  Dr SP Wilson, Prof AJ Prescott
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How do natural experiences shape the functional organisation of the developing brain? To address this question directly, we have been developing a novel robotic technology - the synthetic littermate (or ’surrogate’).
  Training numerical skills in children and adults
  Dr F Sella
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Proficient mathematical learning represents a key aspect of academic achievement, and it is also an essential skill for a competitive workforce.
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