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Child experiences of trauma: social context and influences on psychological outcomes

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Project Description

Many children in the UK and internationally are exposed to severe adverse experiences each year. Psychological trauma in young people is associated with the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other adverse outcomes. The current studentship would consider the social factors (e.g., aspects of parental support, family context, community levels of adversity) that influence psychological adjustment in young people exposed to trauma; and also the psychological or biological processes that may mediate or moderate outcomes. The focus could include national or international populations of young people. We are particularly interested to study international populations where youth are coping with multiple adversities.

We are seeking a student with a degree in psychology or related discipline, with a predicted or actual grade at 1st/2:1 level or equivalent. A demonstrable interest in developmental and/or clinical psychology is a requirement.

Funding Notes

Dr Halligan will now consider applications from those applicants who are happy to compete for University and Graduate School funding or obtain external funding. Funding is difficult to obtain and highly competitive. You are responsible for researching sources of funding early (in some cases up to 12 months in advance) and applying (in conjunction with your agreed supervisor) for as many as possible. Please see the webpages at View Website

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