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Current PhD Opportunities and Studentships

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Designing inhibitors of essential protein-interactions for bacterial cell division (BEEKMANA_U22SF)

Primary Supervisor - Andrew Beekman
Secondary Supervisor - Susan Schilmpert (John Innes Centre)

Antibiotic-resistant pathogens are a huge threat...

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Spatial Cognition and Healthy Aging (ZhaoM U22PSY)

Spatial cognition is fundamental to many aspects of our everyday life, from understanding STEM concepts to finding our way around. Deficits in this crucial...

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The relation between infant cognitive processing and typical v. atypical vocabulary development in toddlers

The relation between infant cognitive processing and typical v. atypical vocabulary development in toddlers (SamuelsonL_U22PSY)

It is well known that...

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Escape Room: Psychophysiological measurements of decision-making in an immersive environment (SambrookT_U22PSY)

This PhD project investigates the biological and computational mechanisms of human decision making. You will explore how moment-to-moment decisions arise from...

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Understanding age-related differences in declarative memory (RenoultL_U22PSY)

This project aims to offer a comprehensive exploration of declarative memory in ageing and in relation with genetic risk (APOE4 carriers) for Alzheimer’s...

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Memory-Based Cognition (PennyW_U22PSY)

A recent body of cutting-edge research in psychology and neuroscience investigates the degree to which memories are involved in human cognition. Key to this...

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Using echolocation and sensory substitution devices to guide navigation by blind individuals. (KolarikA_U22PSY)

Blindness and low vision are prevalent conditions, including almost 2 million people in the UK, for whom hearing plays a fundamental role in navigating the...

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Dynamic interactions between cognition and emotion during childhood and adolescence: impacts on learning

Dynamic interactions between cognition and emotion during childhood and adolescence: impacts on learning (HolmesJ_U22PSY)

Applicants are invited to...

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Hybridization and climate change in Alpine Orchids (BYERS_UJIC22ARIES)

Primary Supervisor - Dr Kelsey Byers

Supervisory team - Professor Cock Van Oosterhout (University of East...

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Redefining the metabolism of nitrogen cycling microbes using Dual Stable Isotope Probing (LEHTOVIRTA_UBIO22ARIES)

Primary Supervisor - Dr Laura Lehtovitra-Morley
Secondary Supervisor - Professor Matt Hutchings (John Innes Centre)
Supervisory Team - Professor...

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Spatial language and spatial cognition (CoventryK_U22PSY)

Talking about where objects are located (e.g. in the cup; in front of the cinema; to the left of the stapler; this phone, etc.) is an essential part of language...

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Homesickness: Causes, Consequences, Cures. (CoulsonM_U22PSY)

Homesickness is an important factor affecting the well-being of people who move from an identified home to a new place, whether for reasons of work, study,...

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Team as Secure Base model - Measuring effectiveness (BiggartL_U22PSY)

The Team as Secure Base model was developed as part of the

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Perceived Loneliness in Brain and Behaviour (BengtssonS_U22PSY)

Perceived loneliness is characterized by a willingness to get to know new friends but at the same an elevated unconscious fear of strangers (Cacioppo et al.,...

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Leaky Ocean Eddies (ZHAI_UENV22ARIES)

Scientific background

Mesoscale eddies are ubiquitous and the most energetic features of the global ocean circulation. They play a key role in...

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Why do weather and climate models get the Indian Ocean wrong? (WEBBER_UENV22ARIES)

Primary Supervisor - Dr Benjamin Webber
Secondary Supervisor - Professor Adrian Matthews (UEA, ENV)
Supervisory Team - Dr José Rodríguez (UK Met...

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Developing more sustainable crustacean fisheries through improved age determination and stock assessment

Developing more sustainable crustacean fisheries through improved age determination and stock assessment (TAYLOR_UBIO22ARIES)

Primary Supervisor - Dr...

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The Antarctic Circumpolar Current and the role of bathymetry, eddies and sea ice (STEVENS_UMTH22ARIES)

Primary Supervisor - Professor David Stevens
Secondary Supervisor - Dr David Munday (British Antarctic Survey,

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Understanding lifelong and multigenerational inbreeding effects in the Seychelles warbler (RICHARDSON_UBIO22ARIES)

Primary Supervisor - Professor David S Richardson
Secondary Supervisor - Dr Lewis Spurgin (Biological sciences UEA)
Supervisory Team - Professor...

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Can we restore Blue Carbon? - Assessing carbon dynamics in restored UK salt marshes through molecular tools

Can we restore Blue Carbon? – Assessing carbon dynamics in restored UK salt marshes through molecular tools (NOLTE_UENV22ARIES)

Primary Supervisor -...

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The role of zinc in the adaptation of diatoms to conditions of polar oceans (MOCK_UENV22ARIES)

Primary Supervisor - Professor Thomas Mock
Secondary Supervisor - Professor Cock van Oosterhout (UEA, ENV)
Supervisory Team - Dr Glen Wheeler (The...

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