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Psychology & Psychiatry PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in the UK

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  Targeting key symptoms and mechanisms in adolescent depression
  Dr F Orchard
Applications accepted all year round

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Depression is the biggest cause of disability worldwide and is usually experienced for the first time during adolescence. Long-term implications of experiencing depression at this age are serious, and existing evidence-based treatments for depression are only moderately effective.
  The cognitive Neuroscience of Attention and Working Memory, and Causal Functional Connectivity.
  Dr E Feredoes
Applications accepted all year round

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Our lab uses cutting-edge combinations of neuroimaging and analytic techniques to investigate aspects of human cognition. Specifically, we’re interested in the following.
  The influence of adventurous play and outdoor activities on child anxiety
  Dr H Dodd
Applications accepted all year round

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When children are given opportunities to take risks in their play or take part in adventurous outdoor activities such as climbing or kayaking, it is likely that they learn about fear, coping and uncertainty.
  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.
  Advancing personalised care: treatment selection and outcome prediction research
  Dr J Delgadillo, Prof M Barkham
Applications accepted all year round

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Personalized medicine, defined as “the use of marker-assisted diagnosis and targeted therapies” (Ginsburg & McCarthy, 2001), has enhanced health and preventive care for conditions such as cardiovascular problems, cancer and osteoporosis.
  Computational modelling of the emergence of somatosensory cortical maps
  Dr H Saal, Dr SP Wilson
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The aim of this project is to to build a computational model of the development of cortical somatotopy in humans, focusing specifically on the representation of the hand.
  Developing a Practice Research Network (PRN) for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) concerning the treatment of Personality Disorder
  Dr S Kellett
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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.
  Efficient coding in touch: Exploring cortical feature tuning in the somatosensory system through the lens of efficient coding
  Dr H Saal, Dr SP Wilson
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Efficient coding models can successfully explain the emergence of different features detectors along the visual pathway, such as center-surround receptive fields, simple and complex cells, and even higher-level visual neurons.
  Exploring appetite control and weight management strategies in individuals from low and high socio-economic status (SES) groups
  Dr N Buckland
Applications accepted all year round

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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.
  Identifying the neural processes underlying skilled anticipation in sport
  Dr R Rowe, Prof E Milne
Applications accepted all year round

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A large body of evidence indicates that skilled sports players can anticipate the actions of their opponents more accurately than novices, for example in sports such as tennis.
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