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  Study for a self-funded PhD in the Sheffield Business School

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We are recruiting self-funded PhD students to work within the following newly formed research clusters. The Experiencescape research cluster.
  Neurotransmitters, brain blood flow and functional brain imaging signals.r
  Dr C Martin
Applications accepted all year round

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The function of modulatory neurotransmitter systems such as serotonin, dopamine or acetylcholine are implicated in a wide range of brain diseases and are targeted by a wide range of therapeutic drugs.
  Function Brain imaging in disease: what are the activation maps really telling us?
  Dr C Martin
Applications accepted all year round

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Functional brain imaging methods such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) have already revolutionized how we can study the processes and functioning of the healthy human brain and are making an increasing impact on our understanding on what goes wrong in disease of the brain.
  Understanding and measuring individual differences in executive attention
  Dr C Von Bastian
Applications accepted all year round

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Executive attention – the ability to monitor and control ongoing thoughts and actions – is thought to account for a substantial amount of individual differences in working memory capacity and fluid intelligence (e.g., Kane & Engle, 2003).
  A network approach to bipolar disorder: developing a network analysis of the relationship between depression and mania
  Prof R Bentall
Applications accepted all year round

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Project description. Abstract. Bipolar disorder is a severe but complex condition, which may not be entirely separate from the other psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia (Tamminga et al., 2014).
  Adolescent anxiety - Approach and avoidance
  Dr L Levita
Applications accepted all year round

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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.
  Analysing Big Data to Understand Learning
  Dr T Stafford
Applications accepted all year round

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I have access to large existing data sets which contain the potential to show skill development on real-world tasks for large numbers of people (i.e.
  Assessing the hemodynamic signal sources of fMRI based spontaneous connectivity maps and how neuronal plasticity such as increased spatial working memory can change these networks
  Dr J Berwick
Applications accepted all year round

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Many psychiatric (e.g. schizophrenia) and neurological diseases are characterised by a disturbance of the connections between different parts of the brain that need to communicate with one another.
  Attachment style and relation to health and coping in adults
  Dr J Martin, Dr A Millings
Applications accepted all year round

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Different attachment styles are known to be associated with differences in cognition, affect, and behaviour with regard to close relationships in adults.
  Autonomic Regulation in Individuals with Childhood Maltreatment History
  Dr A Debowska, Dr L Levita
Applications accepted all year round

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The adverse effects of child maltreatment on mental and physical health are well documented in the literature. Although direct pathways via physiological mechanisms have been proposed for this association, research using biomarkers elucidating autonomic regulation in childhood maltreatment survivors is rare.
  Body image treatment: The role of mirror exposure in reducing eating pathology
  Prof G Waller
Applications accepted all year round

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The most effective treatment for negative body image is mirror exposure, reducing avoidance and providing accurate feedback on appearance.
  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.
  Comparing the utility of different reporters in understanding child psychopathology
  Dr R Rowe, Dr CB Stride
Applications accepted all year round

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Clinicians often receive information from multiple informants (e.g., parents, teachers, and children) when assessing psychopathology in children and adolescents.
  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.
  Developing a Practice Research Network (PRN) for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) concerning the treatment of Personality Disorder
  Dr S Kellett
Applications accepted all year round

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Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT) is a brief integrative psychotherapy developed for use in the public sector. CAT is practised around the world and is used primarily to treat complex mental health disorders in Secondary Care settings.
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