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

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  Professional Doctorate in Health at the University of Bath

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 . Professional Doctorate in Health at the University of Bath. The renowned Professional Doctorate in Health programme at the University of Bath is a part-time distance learning programme, designed specifically to help develop research and leadership skills in health and social care.
  Self-management in burns aftercare: exploratory research
  Dr J Mathers, Dr I Litchfield
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Some 250,000 individuals sustain burns in the UK every year with the potential of lasting impact on appearance, and psychological, social, and physical functioning.
  Understanding depression and treatment in South Asian (Pakistani/Indian/Bangladeshi) populations
  Dr Q Fazil
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a 3-year fully-funded/self-funded PhD Studentship. A PhD project with Dr Qulsom Fazil will focus on understanding the expression of depression and social treatment approaches of recovery in people from South Asian backgrounds.
  Perception in a dynamic multisensory world
  Prof U Noppeney
Applications accepted all year round

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The aim of this project is to unravel the computations and neural mechanisms that enable us to perceive, understand and interact effectively with the dynamic multisensory world around us.
  Being a good sportsman: Consequences of prosocial and antisocial sport behaviour
  Dr M Kavussanu, Prof C Ring
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.
  Neural mechanisms underlying pain interference with motor learning in the human spinal cord
  Prof D Falla, Dr A Khatibi
Application Deadline: 30 November 2019

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The project involves simultaneous imaging of the brain and spinal cord using Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Humans. The successful applicant will conduct a project evaluating changes in the connectivity between the brain and the spinal cord following the acquisition of new motor skills during the experience of pain.
  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 use and value of the comic illness narrative for patients with chronic and palliative illness
  Dr A Soundy
Applications accepted all year round

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I would like to offer a PhD with a focus on the use and value of comedy in illness and rehabilitation. I will support a student. Identify a population of interest.
  Understanding the experience of burnout within cancer therapists
  Dr A Soundy
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will look to undertake. The PhD will include the following elements; (1) an integrative review of past interventions for health care professionals who have suffered burnout.
  Optimising the efficiency of systematic reviews of diagnostic test accuracy studies
  Dr P Whiting
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Diagnostic test accuracy (DTA) systematic reviews (SR) provide the most reliable form of evidence for decision makers on the accuracy of a diagnostic test.(1) A full SR is extremely resource intensive, often taking months or years to complete.
  The impact of change and the ability to deal with it on an individual’s affective state and welfare
  Prof M Mendl
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

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The project. Unexpected change exerts a potent influence on an organism’s emotional (affective) state and wellbeing. Recent research indicates that mismatches between an individual’s predictions about its environment and the actual environment drive changes in affective state and welfare.
  Combatting brain and body ageing through exercise
  Prof H Piggins, Dr K Ellacott, Prof A E Pickering
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

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It is popularly accepted that the way to a long life is through regular exercise, good sleeping habits and a healthy diet.
  The role of VTA GABA neurons in reward learning
  Dr Paul Dodson, Dr R Ponte Costa
Application Deadline: 2 December 2019

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Understanding how we learn to make associations between rewarding outcomes and the cues that predict them remains a central challenge for neuroscience and is critical for tackling maladaptations like drug addiction.
  Molecular, Genetic and Lifecourse Epidemiology Wellcome Trust 4 year PhD Programme

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Wellcome Trust 4-year PhD Programme in Molecular, Genetic and Lifecourse Epidemiology (MGLE). We are seeking enthusiastic scientists to join the next generation of inter-disciplinary researchers who will exploit the wealth of new data being generated in population health sciences.
  Creativity in Medical School Education: Enhancing the Diagnostic Skills of Tomorrow’s Doctors
  Dr K Friedlander, Dr P Fine, Dr C Stewart
Application Deadline: 30 November 2019

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This is a Psychology project, in the applied field of medical creativity. Medical experience is not therefore necessary, but a background in Psychology and good data analysis skills are essential.
  Psychology PhD by Research at the University of Buckingham

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The University of Buckingham School of Psychology and Wellbeing is a vibrant community that fosters a culture of collaborative, multidisciplinary research.
  The impact of male partners on breastfeeding initiation, exclusivity, and continuation: An investigation of new and expectant fathers in the UK
  Dr E Doe
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a PhD research student on a project assessing the role male partners play in the initiation, exclusivity and continuation of breastfeeding, with the ultimate aim of intervention design.
  Understanding Everyday Creativity: using and developing phenomenological approaches to provide a more ecologically valid understanding of the insight moment (MSc/PhD)
  Dr G Hill, Dr K Friedlander
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a full-time PhD opportunity. Applications will also be considered for those wishing to pursue this topic as a full-time MSc.
  A neuroeconomic map of the brain’s valuation centres. (SambrookTU20PSY2)
  Dr T Sambrook
Application Deadline: 28 November 2019

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Decision-making in humans and other animals is heavily influenced by prior experience with the decision problem at hand.
  Biological and computational mechanisms of human decision making (SambrookTU20PSY)
  Dr T Sambrook
Application Deadline: 20 January 2020

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This PhD project investigates the biological and computational mechanisms of human decision making. You will be exploring how moment-to-moment decisions that humans take arise from the interplay of three separate behavioural controllers in our decision-making circuitry.
  Investigating infant sleep to understand Autism Spectrum Disorders (GligaTU20PSY)
  Dr T Gliga
Application Deadline: 20 January 2020

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Learning difficulties double the economic cost of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) but their biological causes are poorly understood.
  Investigating parietal lobe function in cardiovascular disease and vascular dementia (RossitSU20PSY)
  Dr S Rossit
Application Deadline: 20 January 2020

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Dementia is one of the greatest medical threats facing our ageing population. Major risk factors for cognitive impairment relate to the vascular system such as hypertension, obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol and lack of physical exercise.
  Postgraduate Research Studentships in Social Sciences

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The Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of East Anglia, England, has an excellent internationally renowned research reputation with strong international and European links to universities, research institutes and research councils throughout the world.
  A neuroeconomic map of the brain’s valuation centres (SambrookTU20PSY2)
  Dr T Sambrook
Application Deadline: 28 November 2019

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This is a part-time 0.5 FTE project linked with a 0.5 FTE employment contract as an EEG technician. Decision-making in humans and other animals is heavily influenced by prior experience with the decision problem at hand.
  Funded and self-funded Professional Doctorates – apply now for 2020 entry

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Funded and self-funded Professional Doctorates – apply now for 2020 entry. UEA is a research intensive university and is 10th in the UK for quality of research outputs (Times Higher REF 2014 analysis).
  Precision Medicine DTP - Understanding the neurobiological basis of co-morbid chronic pain and depression by integrating genomics, peripheral biomarkers and neuroimaging data
  Research Group: Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences
  Dr H Whalley, Prof M Fallon, Dr D Smith, Dr T-K Clarke
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. Chronic pain is a major public health problem affecting one fifth of the general population(1). Major depressive disorder (MDD) is also a major health concern and is now the leading cause of disability worldwide(2).
  Precision Medicine DTP – Using Omics to Understand the Genes and Pathways Underlying Alcohol Use Disorder
  Research Group: Centre of Genomic and Experimental Medicine
  Dr K Evans, Dr T-K Clarke, Dr S Glerup
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a chronic relapsing brain disease characterised by compulsive alcohol use, loss of control over alcohol intake, and a negative emotional state when not using alcohol.
  EASTBIO: Unravelling the circuit changes mediating the development of episodic memory
  Dr E Wood, Dr R Langston, Dr P A Dudchenko
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Episodic memory in humans emerges relatively late during juvenile development in comparison to other forms of memory, and is particularly vulnerable to disruption in normal ageing, as well as in neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative diseases.
  Investigating the contribution of rare genetic variants to disease
  Research Group: Institute of Evolutionary Biology
  Dr S Knott, Dr P Navarro, Prof C Haley
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) are revealing the role of common genetic variants in the control of diseases and underlying traits.
  Precision Medicine DTP - Investigating the contribution of rare genetic variants to depression
  Research Group: Institute of Evolutionary Biology
  Dr S Knott, Dr P Navarro, Prof C Haley
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) are revealing the role of common genetic variants in the control of diseases and underlying traits.
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