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PhD project titles

Project Proposal Supervisory Team

Number 1: Identifying activities and occupations to improve inpatient mental health care: A mixed methods study

Prof Alan Simpson

Dr Sally Barlow

Dr Mary Birken (external)

Number 2: Develop and test the feasibility of an intervention to improve the care of patients with mental health problems in acute care settings

Prof Alan Simpson

Dr Lisa Reynolds

Number 3: The effect of mindfulness meditation on executive function for people with neurological conditions

Dr Angeliki Bogosian

Dr Catherine Hurt

Number 4: Online feedback delivery and its impact on the educational attainment and personal aspirations of HE students in Health Sciences

Dr Byki Huntjens

Prof Rachael-Anne Knight

Prof Pam Parker

Number 5: Paediatric Eye Care in the UK

Dr Catherine Suttle

Dr Miriam Conway

Dr Irene Ctori

Dr Rakhee Shah

Number 6: Evaluation of the integration of group antenatal care (‘Pregnancy Circles’) within a midwifery caseloading team

Prof Christine McCourt

Dr Ellinor Olander

Number 7: Exploratory study of the use hydrotherapy to offer choice to healthy women with a previous caesarean section in labour

Prof Christine McCourt

Dr Lucia Rocca-Ihenacho

Number 8: One or two windows of opportunity for behaviour change? A mixed methods programme of research exploring weight management support during and after pregnancy

Dr Ellinor Olander

Prof Debra Salmon

Number 9: Investigating pre-literacy skills and the home literacy environment in deaf and hard of hearing children

Dr Fiona Kyle

Dr Ros Herman

Number 10: Computation of positional statistics by the human visual system

Joshua Solomon

Michael Morgan

Number 11: A feasibility randomised controlled trial of adapted Semantic Feature Analysis delivered in EVA Park

Prof Katerina Hilari

Prof Jane Marshall

Dr Madeleine Pritchard

Number 12: Dating after brain injury: what people with brain injury want and how to assess

Prof Katerina Hilari

Dr Nicholas Behn

Number 13: A feasibility study of peer befriending for people following brain injury with cognitive-communication disorders

Prof Katerina Hilari

Prof Alan Simpson

Dr Nicholas Behn

Number 14: Behaviour Activation Therapy for people with aphasia with low mood or mild depression post-stroke: delegated delivery

Prof Katerina Hilari

Dr Shirley Thomas (external)

Dr Sarah Northcott

Number 15: Development of an intervention to support informal carers in their delivery of physical healthcare

Dr Kathleen Mulligan

Prof Stan Newman

Number 16: Developing and testing a strategy to address Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)

Prof Leanne Aitken

Number 17: Supporting the implementation and scaling-up of midwifery units in Europe: how can capacity in the maternity workforce be developed?

Dr Lucia Rocca-Ihenacho

Prof Christine McCourt

Number 18; Evaluating delivery by teaching assistants of a working memory training intervention for children with developmental language disorder

Prof Lucy Henry

Prof Shula Chiat

Prof David Messer (Visiting Prof)

Number 19: Exploring Discourse Therapy for Aphasia in a Virtual World

Dr Madeline Cruice

Dr Lucy Dipper

Number 20: Gaining consensus on core intervention components of Communication Partner Training (CPT) in aphasia: A European perspective

Dr Madeline Cruice

Dr Suzanne Beeke (external)

Number 21: Development, feasibility, acceptability, and initial efficacy of a novel UK Intensive and Comprehensive Aphasia Programme (ICAP-City)

Dr Madeline Cruice

Prof Jane Marshall

Dr Madeleine Pritchard

Number 22: The effect of near-infrared light exposure on visual function

Dr Marisa Rodriguez-Carmona

Dr Mike Powner

Number 23: Perinatal mental health screening and assessment

Dr Rose Coates

Prof Susan Ayers

Number 24: Impact of CF on Healthy Siblings

Prof Susan Ayers

Dr Jane Chudleigh

Dr Ella Clark

Number 25: How does an aging RP retina look? Can this direct future treatments?

Dr Tamsin Callaghan

Dr Mike Powner

Number 26: Investigating home monitoring for patients with glaucoma

Dr Tamsin Callaghan

Dr Peter Campbell

Prof David Crabb

Prof Dave Edgar

Number 27: Services for young people and adults with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) in the UK

Prof Vicky Joffe

Number 28: The effect of antenatal imaging (ultrasound/ MRI) on maternal and paternal fetal attachment (bonding)

Prof Susan Ayers

Dr Christina Malamateniou (external)