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Current opportunities for graduate study in Psychology

The department currently has about 150 PhD and taught postgraduate programme students. These students are funded by the UK Research Councils, University Scholarships and from overseas funding sources. In addition, we welcome self-funded students. We are currently seeking applications in all areas of the department’s research interests. Please consider the projects listed below if you are seeking to enrol as a postgraduate research student. Please see the following page for our current funding opportunities: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/psychology/prospectivepg/funding . Please use the filter arrows to help with your search.

Project TitleSupervisorCo-supervisorsResearch Group
Children’s recognition of advertising messages in new mediaDr Mark Blades.Developmental.
Young children’s first understanding of economicsDr Mark Blades.Developmental.
Interviewing child eyewitnessesDr Mark Blades.Developmental.
The neurophysiological basis of spontaneous fluctuations in neuroimaging signalsDr Myles JonesDr Jason Berwick.Systems Neuroscience.
Simultaneous measures of brain and blood oxygenation: Revealing the function behind ‘functional\\\' brain mapping signalsDr Myles JonesDr Jason Berwick.Systems Neuroscience.
Identifying the neural processes underlying skilled anticipation in sportDr Richard RoweDr Elizabeth Milne.Developmental.
Improving skill learningDr Tom Stafford.Computational Neuroscience and Robotics.
Seeing as Bayesian inferenceDr JV Stone.Computational Neuroscience and Robotics.
Can we direct our imagination towards helpful ends? Professor Peter Totterdell.Social, Health and Environmental.
Understanding and preventing relapse after CBTDr Jaime DelgadilloDr Steven Kellett.Clinical Psychology Unit.
Cognitive Neuroscience of Dyslexia and related learning disabilitiesProfessor Rod Nicolson.Developmental.
Positive Ageing: Crafting one’s job to one’s strengthsProfessor Rod Nicolson.Developmental.
Mathematical Modelling of Neurovascular functionDr Jason Berwick.Systems Neuroscience.
Attachment style and relation to health and coping in adultsDr Jilly MartinDr Abi Millings.Social, Health and Environmental.
Transforming political action intentions into political behaviourDr Aarti IyerDr Chantelle Wood.Social, Health and Environmental.
Increasing pro-environmental behaviour using the Question-Behaviour EffectDr Chantelle WoodDr Chris Jones.Social, Health and Environmental.
The development of flexible cognition in children and adultsDr Daniel Carroll.Developmental.
The discovery of communication in infancyDr Danielle Matthews.Developmental.
Pragmatic developmentDr Danielle Matthews.Developmental.
Promoting inclusion and reducing discriminationDr Chantelle Wood.Social, Health and Environmental.
Mindfulness and compassion in parentingDr Lisa-Marie EmersonDr Fuschia Sirois.Clinical Psychology Unit.
What are the psychological benefits of engaging with another person’s imagination? Professor Peter Totterdell.Social, Health and Environmental.
Habit and health behaviourDr Paul Norman.Social, Health and Environmental.
‘The Ostrich Problem’: Motivated Inattention to Information Pertaining to Goal ProgressDr Thomas Webb.Social, Health and Environmental .
Planning and health behaviourDr Paul Norman.Social, Health and Environmental.
How negation informs action and/or label learning in infants and toddlersDr Elena Hoicka.Sheffield Cognitive Development.
Understanding how therapy works for the eating disordersProfessor Glenn Waller.Clinical.
Augmenting the senses with remote touchProfessor Tony PrescottDr Tom Stafford.Computational Neuroscience and Robotics.
Understanding beneficiary responses to affirmative actionDr Aarti Iyer.Social, Health and Environmental.
Positive Dyslexia: Working to one’s strengthsProfessor Rod Nicolson.Developmental.
Solidarity in social movements: Antecedents and consequences of high-status groups’ participation in social justice effortsDr Aarti Iyer.Social, Health and Environmental.
Self-organisation as a theory of brain developmentDr Stuart Wilson.Computational Neuroscience and Robotics.
The breakdown of neurovascular coupling in the diseased state specifically Epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease.Dr Jason Berwick.Systems Neuroscience.
Assessing the hemodynamic signal sources of fMRI based spontaneous connectivity maps and how neuronal plasticity such as increased spatial working memory can change these networks.Dr Jason Berwick.Systems Neuroscience.
Using pharmacological agents to investigate the mechanisms of the neuronal vascular couplingDr Jason Berwick.Systems Neuroscience.
Heterogeneity within the autism spectrumDr Elizabeth Milne.Developmental.
Body image treatment: The role of mirror exposure in reducing eating pathologyProfessor Glenn Waller.Clinical.
The physiological roots of behaviour in the therapy room: Why do clinicians drift away from evidence-based practice?Professor Glenn WallerDr Liat Levita.Clinical.
Understanding neurovascular coupling and its importance in the interpretation of modern neuroimaging techniquesDr Jason Berwick.Systems Neuroscience.
Psychological interventions for dual diagnosisDr Jaime DelgadilloProfessor Petra Meier.Clinical Psychology Unit.
All aspects of food marketing to children and its effects on children\\\'s diet and obesityDr Mark Blades.Developmental.
Learning-dependent potentiation in development - functional significance Dr Liat Levita.Systems Neuroscience.
Learning Analytics on Big DataDr Tom Stafford.Computational Neuroscience and Robotics.
Toddlers’ and preschoolers’ understanding of complex intentionsDr Elena Hoicka.Sheffield Cognitive Development.
Links between social learning and creativity in toddlersDr Elena Hoicka.Sheffield Cognitive Development.
The synthetic littermate projectDr Stuart WilsonProfessor Tony Prescott.Computational Neuroscience and Robotics.
The virtual body schema projectDr Stuart WilsonDr Tom Stafford.Computational Neuroscience and Robotics.
Understanding the effects of brain disease on what functional brain imaging signals are telling us about neuronal activityDr Chris Martin.Systems Neuroscience.
Integrating insights from neuroscience research into the development of interventions to change health behaviourDr Jilly MartinDr Chris Martin.Social, Health and Environmental.
Advancing personalised care: treatment selection and outcome prediction researchDr Jaime DelgadilloProfessor Michael Barkham.Clinical Psychology Unit.
The reward circuits of the striatumDr Enrico Bracci.Systems Neuroscience.
Investigating the consequences of presynaptic interactions for basal ganglia functionDr Enrico BracciProfessor Paul Overton.Systems Neuroscience.
Efficient coding in touchDr Hannes SaalDr Stuart Wilson.Computational Neuroscience and Robotics.
Sensory regulation of dopaminergic neuronsProfessor Paul Overton.Systems Neuroscience.
Treating compulsive hoarding Dr Steven Kellett.Clinical.
Treating compulsive acquisitionDr Steven Kellett.Clinical.
Accelerated long-term forgetting in temporal lobe epilepsyDr Nikki Hunkin.Systems Neuroscience.
Early engagement processes in psychological treatments for depressionProfessor Gillian HardyProfessor Michael Barkham.Clinical .
What use to patients make of therapy between sessions?Professor Gillian Hardy.Clinical.
Individual Differences in the Generation of Functional and Dysfunctional Counterfactual ThoughtsDr Fuschia Sirois.Social, Health and Environmental.
What a waste! Understanding public perceptions of Carbon Dioxide Utilisation (CDU)Dr Chris Jones.Social, Health and Environmental.
Understanding the mechanisms and use of Compensatory Green Beliefs (CGBs)Dr Chris Jones.Social, Health and Environmental.
Heterogeneity in the development of antisocial behaviourDr Richard RoweDr Chris Stride.Social, Health and Environmental.
Evolution and the Baldwin EffectDr JV StoneDr Stuart Wilson.Computational Neuroscience and Robotics.
Computational modelling of the emergence of somatosensory cortical mapsDr Hannes SaalDr Stuart Wilson.Computational Neuroscience and Robotics.
Attitudes toward robotsDr Thomas WebbProfessor Tony Prescott.Social, Health, and Environmental .
Applying social psychology techniques to assistive technologyDr Abi MillingsDr Chantelle Wood.Social, Health and Environmental.
Attention and Perception in autism spectrum conditionsDr Elizabeth Milne.Developmental.
The role of attachment issues in coping with a long-term skin conditionDr Andrew ThompsonDr Abi Millings.Social, Health and Environmental.
Intrusive thoughts and paranoiaDr Georgina RowseDr Lisa-Marie Emerson.Clinical Psychology Unit.
When do astrocytes contribute to the control of brain blood flow?Dr Clare Howarth.Systems Neuroscience.
Neurovascular coupling and ageingDr Clare HowarthDr Jason Berwick.Systems Neuroscience.
Trying to be perfect in an imperfect world: The role of perfectionism in adjustment to skin conditions.Dr Fuschia SiroisDr Andrew Thompson.Social, Health and Environmental.
Self-compassion, health, and adjustment to long-term health conditionsDr Fuschia SiroisDr Georgina Rowse.Social, Health and Environmental.
Understanding and Addressing the Temporal Mood-Regulation Dynamics of Procrastination: Cognitive and neurobiological mechanisms Dr Fuschia SiroisDr Liat Levita.Social, Health and Environmental.
The role of sex hormones and brain activity in risk-taking and antisocial behaviour in adolescenceDr Richard RoweDr Liat Levita.Social, Health and Environmental.