Fully Funded PhD Scholarship in Psychology at the University of Sheffield: Strategies for Weight Loss Maintenance

University of Sheffield - Department of Psychology

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

Project title: Strategies for weight loss maintenance

https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/psychology/prospectivepg/phd/projects

Primary supervisor: Dr Nicola Buckland

Project description: In 2015, 58% of women and 68% of men in the UK were overweight or obese. In efforts to control body weight, two thirds of women report engaging in a recent weight loss attempt. However, such attempts are largely unsuccessful with most individuals regaining any lost weight in the long term. This PhD project will explore and test strategies (for example, psychological, dietary) to improve weight loss maintenance and it will examine the psychological traits associated with successful weight loss maintenance.

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 £4194 per year Living Expenses £14,500.00

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As a PhD student in one of the science departments at the University of Sheffield, you'll be part of the Science Graduate School. You'll get access to training opportunities designed to support your career development by helping you gain professional skills that are essential in all areas of science. You'll be able to learn how to recognise good research and research behaviour, improve your communication abilities and experience the breadth of technologies that are used in academia, industry and many related careers. Visit www.sheffield.ac.uk/sgs to learn more.

For further details and the application process please visit:

https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/psychology/prospectivepg/phd/funding 

Closing date for applications is 5pm Wednesday 24 January 2018

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