PhD Studentship in Psychology

Egham, United Kingdom
29 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: Egham
Closing Date: Wednesday 14 November 2018
Reference: 1018-418

PhD Studentship in Psychology at Royal Holloway

The Department of Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London invites applications for 1 PhD Studentship starting in January 2019. 

The Department has an active and expanding postgraduate research community, is well-equipped for research, and is situated on a beautiful campus close to London. We were ranked 6th out of 82 UK Psychology Departments in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), with 93% of our research classified as world-leading or internationally excellent. Research in the department spans a breadth of topics across psychological sciences and neuroscience. We are supported by excellent facilities including a research-designated functional neuroimaging unit (fMRI), EEG, TMS, tDCS and eye-tracking; as well as labs dedicated to sleep, vestibular-multisensory integration, psychophysiology, psycholinguistics and infant cognition. Further information on our research environment can be found here.

Applications are invited for 1 studentship funded by Royal Holloway with the title ‘Recognising others’ internal states in autism and eating disorders’. The project will involve testing the interoceptive abilities of autistic individuals, those with eating disorders, and typical control participants across a range of interoceptive domains (e.g. cardiac, respiratory, gastric) and investigating the degree to which these predict recognition of non-emotional internal states (e.g. hunger, satiety, breathlessness, fatigue) in others. The project will be supervised by Dr Rebecca Brewer (Department of Psychology).

Applicants should ideally hold, or be predicted to achieve, a first class undergraduate degree or equivalent in Psychology or related disciplines (minimum requirement: 2.1). An MSc in a psychology- or neuroscience-related subject is desirable but not essential. 

You do not need to submit a research proposal for this project. Instead, please submit your CV and a personal statement where you explain how your past research experience and studies have prepared you for this project. Please contact Dr Rebecca Brewer with further queries.

The deadline for applications is 14th November. The date for interviews is week beginning 19thNovember.

For further information on how to apply, visit: