PhD Studentships in Lifespan Health and Wellbeing

Two positions

Members of this group study health and wellbeing across the lifespan in order to develop a better understanding of the processes and mechanisms involved. The group includes researchers in longitudinal epidemiology and experimental psychology with common interests in the factors that determine and/or the mechanisms that underlie healthy living, development, and ageing. Emphasis is placed, particularly, on translational research or how basic findings can be translated into clinical practice and influence health policy. With their unique expertise and skill sets, members provide the foundation for developing a distinctive, world-leading centre for research into lifespan, health and wellbeing. The Group’s affiliates are interested in combining longitudinal, epidemiological approaches to test experimental findings or theories in the real world.

The Studentship

We invite applicants for two three-year PhD Studentship fully funded by the Psychology Department in any area of Lifespan Health & Wellbeing. Some teaching support duties will be required.

Listed below are specific research projects for which supervisors wish to recruit a PhD student. For more information on these, please contact the named supervisor(s). We also welcome applicants who have original ideas for their own research projects, providing these fit with the research interests of a member of staff within the Lifespan Health and Wellbeing group (see for staff interests). Please specify on your application form TWO choices of research topic, one of which may be your own project idea. You should also include with your application a short document (1-2 pages) detailing why you are a suitable candidate for studying your first choice of topic, e.g. your qualifications, interests and relevant experience. If you are applying for one of the specific research projects, you do not need to also submit a research proposal as part of your application.

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Specific research projects

For further details on the specific research projects, see:

Award available: 2 award available.

Funding Details: Fees and maintenance at RCUK level.

Length of Award: 3 years.

Eligibility: Applications are open to all nationalities. Overseas applicants are welcome to apply but, if successful, will have to pay the difference between the Home/EU and Overseas Fees. Exceptional non-UK/EU students may be put forward to Chancellor’s International Fellowships (initial deadline 13 January 2014), which include the Overseas-level tuition fees.

Start Date: September 2014.

Application Details: an application form must be completed if you wish to be considered for this scholarship.

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Departmental studentship: Any member of the Lifespan, Health and Wellbeing Group in Psychology.

Deadline: 31 January 2014. 

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