|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Funding amount:||Fully funded|
|Placed On:||27th March 2023|
|Closes:||12th May 2023|
Supervisor: Dr Sam Jones
Applications are invited for a fully funded three-year PhD studentship within the Department of Psychology at Bangor University. The studentship includes a tuition fee waiver and a stipend of approximately £17,668 per year for three years, as well as a generous research allowance. The studentship can begin between August 2023 and January 2024, but an October 1st start date is preferred.
Speech, language, and communication skills are essential to human wellbeing. This project will examine factors contributing to variation in these skills during infancy and childhood. The project will be developed together with the successful applicant but should involve theoretical and applied components. Theoretical questions of interest may include the role of auditory perception, attention, working memory, prediction, statistical learning, reward, or meta-reasoning in speech, language, and communication skills. The applied component of this project may involve the development of a tool to measure or improve speech, language, and communication skills, for instance a language ability screener, a parent and teacher questionnaire, or an intervention resource. The aim is to use the theoretical insight we develop to build something that solves a real-world problem.
The Department of Psychology offers an excellent research environment, with a large community of PhD students and research-active faculty and facilities including a research-dedicated 3T MRI centre, TMS suite, and EEG and fNIRS laboratories. We are committed to fostering a diverse and family-friendly environment. Bangor University is situated between Snowdonia National Park and the coast, making it an ideal choice for applicants looking to combine advanced research with a love of the outdoors. In addition to immediate access to some of the world’s most beautiful mountains and coastline – plus woodlands, castles, prehistoric sites, and beautiful seaside towns – Bangor maintains close transport links to some of the U.K.’s largest cities, including Manchester and Liverpool.
How to apply
Apply via the ‘Apply’ button above.
Informal enquiries about the studentship should be directed to Sam Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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