Photo 1 Studentship opportunity - Improving Sleep after stroke: A behavioural Intervention for Treating Post-stroke Insomnia. Application deadline: Wednesday 8th April 2020, 12pm. Contact Maria Gardani - Maria.Gardani@glasgow.ac.uk
Photo 2 Outstanding applicants are being sought from areas such as Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science and related disciplines to join our interdisciplinary team. Post-stroke fatigue has significant implications for morbidity, disability and quality of life affecting between 25 to 85% of stroke survivors, with the variability depending on definitions used. It is persistent over time with significant consequences for post-stroke outcome, including failure to complete daily tasks, inability to participate socially, care for others and drive. It is associated with poorer physical health, later return to work and higher risk of death. Despite the pervasiveness of this symptom, at present, there are no recognised treatments. Over the course of the PhD, we would like the student to test a neurofeedback approach that we expect to improve sustained attention (a core executive brain function) and fatigue in patients with post-stroke fatigue symptoms. The project combines a psychological approach mapping changes in EEG alpha rhythms and their effects on a sustained attention performance measure, using a neurofeedback clinical therapy technique. The student would also measure the impact of this neurofeedback manipulation on subjective fatigue. The overarching aim would be the testing of a new interdisciplinary methodological approach that may evolve into a therapeutic avenue for tackling post-stroke fatigue. More information on how to apply is available at https://www.sgsss.ac.uk/studentship/post-stroke-fatigue/ For informal enquires please contact Monika.Harvey@glasgow.ac.uk DEADLINE: 9th April 2020
Photo 3 What: Pub Quiz run by the department of Neuroscience and Psychology Athena SWAN Where: QMU Games Bar When: Thursday March 12 from 7:30-10pm Join us during International Women’s Week for an evening of trivia and fun-facts celebrating women’s history, challenges, and accomplishments in Glasgow and beyond! The rounds will be fun and funky, so we invite everybody to come along. Collude with your colleagues, ponder with pals, but make sure to brush up on your women’s history for this night of remembering and celebrating our favorite female inventors, scientists, writers, media icons, politicians, and philosophers! There will be FREE FOOD and FREE ENTRY for the quiz, and over £150 of prizes given out, so don't miss out. See you there!
Photo 4 Interested in exploring the future of human-AI social interaction? Apply for an industry aligned four-year PhD studentship programme available for September 2020 entry. Our Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Socially Intelligent Artificial Agents is a unique interdisciplinary centre awarded by UK Research and Innovation (£4.9 million) as part of a UK-wide investment in training the next generation in 16 AI Doctoral Training Centres. They are offering 15 fully funded 4-year PhD Studentships in Computing Science and Psychology with Integrated Study. Benefit from: - 120 credits of taught interdisciplinary courses in Year One - A three-year research project supported by a generous conference travel fund - Cohort building and training events - Collaboration and internship opportunities with our 16 international industrial partners - Participation in leadership programmes, outreach events and student-led workshops - Unique links with the Scottish Graduate School for Social Sciences - take part in their advanced training and popular annual Summer School Explore the wide range of our PhD projects and find out how to apply on our website: www.social-cdt.org Applications close 28th February
Photo 5 A team of students and staff from the School of Psychology and the Institute of Health and Wellbeing has won the MVLS 2019 Engagement award for their public engagement activity Connecting Through Music. The initiative, led by Dr Satu Baylan and funded by a Wellcome Trust Vacation Scholarship to 4th year Psychology undergraduate student Šimon Hanzal, focused on the therapeutic use of music in neurological conditions. The activities allowed visitors to learn how music is processed in the brain, to contribute to research on music preferences and the use of music to influence mood.
Psychology at the University of Glasgow is rated very highly for research and teaching.
In the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework, Psychology at Glasgow was ranked #1 in research intensity (jointly with UCL) according to the Times Higher Education. We earned the highest grade possible (4*) for a very high proportion (44%) of research. For teaching, we are consistently ranked 1st in Scotland and in the top 5 in the UK in national league tables, such as #2 in the 2015 Guardian Universities Guide.
The Subject Area of Psychology spans two colleges:

-  the College of Science
   and Engineering


-  the College of Medical,
    Veterinary and Life Sciences
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