[Comp-neuro] PhD funded position in Psychology (Birmingham City University) -New insights into ADHD through behavioural and modelling studies

Eirini Mavritsaki Eirini.Mavritsaki at bcu.ac.uk
Thu Feb 19 14:08:25 CET 2015

PhD Student Bursary, School of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.

3 year funded bursary.

REF BLSS PhD PSYCH 1 - New insights into ADHD through behavioral and modelling studies
There are many limitations on the behaviour of complex neural systems, but one primary constraint is to filter incoming input in order that actions can be programmed to behaviourally relevant stimuli. This is the limit of ‘attention’. A major challenge for current researchers is to understand how (and why) these limitations arise, especially in conditions like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) where the attentional system is dysfunctional. The projects main aims are to access differences in visual attention between children diagnosed with ADHD and typically functioning children and the role of diet in this. We aim to do this using a novel interdisciplinary approach, behavioral and computational modelling study together with a food diary.  The PhD is part of a bigger research project that is in collaboration with The University of Oxford (Prof. Glyn Humphreys) and Russell Hall Hospital (Dr Chrysavgi Tsakona).
The successful applicant will join the newly-established Centre for Applied Psychological Research (CAP Research) within the Division of Psychology at Birmingham City University. This centre is part of a vibrant and rapidly expanding research community, which offers applicants with an excellent opportunity to develop their research career. This can include the opportunity to gain teaching experience, to participate in research seminars and to co-supervise undergraduate projects.

Lead Supervisor - Dr Eirini Mavritsaki (eirini.mavritsaki at bcu.ac.uk<mailto:eirini.mavritsaki at bcu.ac.uk>).

For further information please visit http://www.bcu.ac.uk/courses/social-sciences

Eirini Mavritsaki, Ph.D., CPsychol
Co-Director of the Centre for Applied Psychological Research (CAP Research)
Business Development Coordinator for Social Sciences
Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology

Faculty of Business Law and Social Sciences
Birmingham City University
D 3.17 Dawson Building
City North Campus
Perry Bar, Birmingham
B42 2SU

eirini.mavritsaki at bcu.ac.uk<mailto:eirini.mavritsaki at bcu.ac.uk>
0121 331 6361

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