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University of Stirling PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

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Testing Cognition in Three Rodent Models of Intellectual Disability

Recent advances have allowed the creation of rat models of monogenic (single gene) causes of intellectual disability. However, little is known about how these animals perform in complex behavioural tasks. Read more

Solitary and social bees’ cognition: is there a difference?

Applications are invited for a self-funded PhD project to investigate cognitive skills in solitary and social bees. The supervisors will be Dr Gema Martin-Ordas and Dr Mario Vallejo-Marin (University of Stirling). Read more

A multidisciplinary approach to understanding the evolution of human healthcare networks

Human healthcare networks are unique in the animal kingdom. While many species provide care to kin (genetic relatives), humans are the only species which also provide widespread, cooperative care to strangers (i.e., doctors, nurses). Read more

Stress and health: Lifespan stress and cardio-metabolic disease risk pathways through cardiovascular stress reactivity

  Research Group: SPARKLE - Stirling Physical Activity Research, Knowledge & Learning Exchange
An exciting opportunity for a full-time PhD period of study is available in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport, University of Stirling. Read more

Defining the metabolic and neuromuscular mechanisms of skeletal muscle adaptation to reduced physical activity and subsequent recovery throughout adult lifespan

  Research Group: PENRG - Physiology Exercise and Nutrition Research Group
Physical inactivity is the 4th leading cause of death in the world. People with the highest prolonged sedentary time have greater chance of developing health problems such as cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes, and a greater risk of dying younger. Read more

Coaching the sport coaches: Sport coach developers and coach development processes and practices

  Research Group: Sport Social Science
There is increased recognition of the contribution sports coaches and quality sport coaching have with regards to individual (e.g., competence, confidence, health, well-being, achievement) and social (e.g., connection, community cohesion, crime reduction, national identity) outcomes of participation and performance in sport (Scottish Government, 2018; Sport England, 2016). Read more
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