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SCDTP Studentship - Emotion regulation, reward-related neural activity, and well-being

Centre for Research on Self and Identity

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £15009
(19/20 UKRI rate)
Closing Date:  Tuesday 18 June 2019
Reference:  1077918JW

Emotion regulation, reward-related neural activity, and well-being

A fully funded studentship awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership (SCDTP) commencing in 2019/20 Academic Year.

Supervisory Team:

Dr Nicholas Kelley (Psychology) (

Emotion regulation contributes to consequential outcomes like physical health, mental health and success in work, school, and relationships. Previous research has investigated the effects of emotion regulation on threat processing, but has neglected the role of emotion regulation in reward processing, despite the relevance of reward processing to consequential outcomes like mood disorders and addictive behaviors. Here we ask how emotion regulation influences reward processing and whether biomarkers of reward processing account for links between emotion regulation and changes in consequential outcomes over time.

Skills Required

Experience w/EEG required. Experience w/MatLab and SEM desirable.


South Coast DTP Funding provides an annual maintenance grant (tax free) of £15,009 (2019/20 UKRI rate), plus payment of all programme fees.  Other funding available for SCDTP funded students can be found on the SCDTP website (

Funding is provided for 3 years full-time PhD study (pro-rata for part-time students).  Applications for 1+3 funding for students completing a Master's year prior to the commencement of PhD study are also welcome (details available at

Application Procedure

The closing date and time for applications is 4.00pm on 18th June 2019.  The full application procedure, the funding application form, and more information on the South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership can be found at:

For further information about this project, please contact the lead supervisor detailed above.  For questions relating to the application procedure, or for more information about the SCDTP, please visit the SCDTP website or contact us at

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