Phd Departmental Research Studentship

The Department of Psychology intends to award a 3-year internally funded research bursary to start on 1 January 2014. £15,726 per annum is payable to support full-time PhD research studies and Home/EU tuition fees are paid by the Department.

Successful applicants will be expected to undertake teaching assistant duties such as supporting research methods across the curriculum, up to 6 hours per week and up to 20 weeks of the year. Research students are not permitted to carry out more than 6 hours work outside their studies (including the 6 hours assistance with teaching) for 45 weeks per year. The Department has excellent research laboratories and observation spaces equipped with up-to-date facilities including video cameras and video editing facilities; eye tracking equipment; software for running psychological experiments and excellent psychophysiology resources including EEG and (f)MRI.

This bursary is specifically intended for research investigating Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) supervised by Dr Jennifer Mayer. Proposals are welcome on either auditory processing in high-functioning adults with ASD using EEG methodologies OR sensory processing and social orientation/understanding in high-functioning children and/or adults with ASD using eye-tracking methodologies.

Details of Dr Mayer’s research interests and publications can be found here:

Details of the Department of Psychology, including other academic staff and their research interests can be found through the departmental website:

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Dr Jennifer Mayer as soon as possible (; +44 (0)20 83923661).

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Applicants should hold a 1st or 2:1 honours BSc degree, and a good Masters degree or equivalent, in psychology, nutrition or other related discipline.

Applications must be made by submission of an Initial Application Form (RDB1) available from the apply button below.

You are also required to submit a full CV and a written statement (not exceeding 500 words) outlining why you would like to study for a PhD at the University of Roehampton and the skills that you can bring. Application forms can be submitted by e-mail to:

Closing date: 5pm, Thursday 31October 2013

Interviews will be held during the week beginning 11 November 2013. If necessary, interviews can be conducted by telephone.

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