PhD Studentship - Understanding how Therapy Works for the Eating Disorders

University of Sheffield

Fully Funded PhD Scholarship in Psychology at the University of Sheffield

This is one of many projects in competition for the current funding opportunities available within the Department of Psychology

Project title: Understanding how therapy works for the eating disorders

Primary supervisor: Prof G Waller

Project description: Clinicians and researchers have suggested a number of factors that influence the outcome of psychological treatment for the eating disorders. Those factors have been suggested to include the therapeutic techniques involved, the personality of the patient, the working alliance, early behavioural change, sudden symptom reduction, and the personality and delivery style of the therapist. This PhD will address a subset of those factors, in order to develop recommendations about improving evidence-based treatments. The research will involve: the validation of a novel measure of outcomes; appraisal of factors that do (or do not) drive or influence clinical improvement; and developing profiles of patients who are likely to respond to different therapeutic factors.

Start date: 1 October 2018

Requirements: Applicants must have a minimum of a first class or high upper second-class undergraduate honours degree and a distinction or high merit at Masters level in psychology or a related discipline.

Funding: Tuition fees £4,194 per year Living Expenses £14,500.00

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For further details and the application process please visit:

www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgradapplication

Closing date for applications is 5pm Wednesday 24 January 2018

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PhD

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Northern England