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PhD projects

By joining our doctoral student research scheme you will have

  • supervision with active researchers in your chosen area
  • access to world class equipment, research laboratories and resources
  • part-time teaching to enhance your PhD experience and maximise employability
  • funding to help with study costs
  • a vibrant calendar of events, research talks and workshops. We will host the 2019 Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group Conference.
  • membership of the PhD forum and research interest groups
  • awards for high-achieving students

Current research students

Our current students are studying topics across a broad and diverse range of applied social science topics. They are encouraged to disseminate their work through peer-reviewed publications and conference attendance. Each year students organise their own research symposium to present their work.

Some of our recent studies have addressed

  • how bilinguals store and access words in dual languages
  • The Threat to Disrupt and Target in transnational child sex offenders
  • the effects of augmenting nutrition after a traumatic brain injury
  • the barriers and facilitators to weight management in pregnancy
  • metacognitive analyses of internatational students' experience of UK education
  • the transition to fatherhood
  • tracking eye movement to social stimuli after a traumatic brain injury
  • Hosting the Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group Conference 2019

Get in touch and apply today

We welcome enquiries from potential research students - why not contact us today?

Find out about how to apply for a research degree, then download your postgraduate application form and email it directly to u cebsap@shu.ac.uk

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