If you are interested in applying for the studentship, you should e-mail Sharinjeet Dhiman (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your CV (including the names of two referees), a transcript of your degree results and a covering letter (750 words maximum) outlining your research interests, your research experience to date and what you hope to achieve from this PhD. Please include your contact details (telephone; e-mail). If you have general questions about the MODIFY project, or specific questions about the studentship, contact Dr Joshua Stott on
The UCL Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology (CEHP) is offering a 3-year PhD studentship, which aims to better understand how psychological therapies can be adapted and implemented for people living with dementia. The work will draw on the resources of the ground-breaking MODIFY project, funded by the Alzheimer’s Society, which aims to investigate the utility of psychological therapy for anxiety and depression in preventing dementia as well as helping people living with dementia. The project will be supervised by Dr Joshua Stott, Professor Marcus Richards, Dr Amber John, and Dr Georgina Charlesworth.
The studentship will be hosted within CEHP, a vibrant, world-leading clinical psychology research centre. The successful candidate will become a member of the UCL ADAPT lab and develop connections with internationally renowned dementia and ageing experts through their close work with the MODIFY research team, which includes senior UCL researchers in Population Science, Psychology, Psychiatry and Engineering. The student will develop skills in multiple methodologies ranging from advanced statistical analysis to qualitative research. They will learn how to promote impact through writing peer-reviewed papers, conference presentations and engagement with senior clinicians and experts by experience.
Applicants should have a first or 2:1 degree in Psychology or a related discipline and ideally a Masters in one of those areas. They should have advanced statistical analysis skills, be confident in working with large, complex datasets and fulfil requirements for UK residency such that fees are paid at a UK/EU rate. They should be highly motivated, talented, organised individuals with good interpersonal skills and a strong interest in improving the lives of people living dementia.