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Examining social cognition in dementia syndromes and with healthy ageing

This project examines how abilities which we usually take for granted, such as recognizing how someone else is feeling, and being able to empathise with them, can be affected in peo more...

Supervisor(s): Kumfor, Fiona (Dr)

What drives motivation?

This project aims to investigate the neural and behavioural mechanisms underpinning apathy in healthy adults and people with dementia. Loss of motivation and reduction in goal-direc more...

Supervisor(s): Kumfor, Fiona (Dr)

Using virtual reality environments to investigate cognitive function and psychological disorders

The School of Psychology has developed a large laboratory for developing immersive virtual environments. I am looking for students to use these tools to develop tests for assessing more...

Supervisor(s): Johnston, Ian (Dr)

Does fast weight loss influence cognitive function in obese adults?

This project aims to determine the impact of increasingly popular yet severely energy-restricted diets on cognitive function in obese adults. more...

Supervisor(s): Salis, Amanda (Associate Professor)

Exploring the neurobiology of Parkinson’s disease with multimodal techniques

This study will examine the neurobiology underlying some of the most troubling features of Parkinson's disease. This opportunity will utilise a range of novel neuroimaging, neurophy more...

Supervisor(s): Lewis, Simon (Associate Professor), Naismith, Sharon (Associate Professor)

Exercise intervention for the treatment of substance use and mental health

This project will be based in a hospital environment and involve evaluating the effect of exercise on mental health symptoms and substance use rehabilitation. These projects are ide more...

Supervisor(s): Morley, Kirsten (Dr)