One 3-year doctoral studentship in the area of addictive behaviour is available from September 2010 in the Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London. This studentship will be completed under the supervision of Dr Andrew Cooper and Prof Jane Powell. Recreational substance use by young people in the UK is prevalent and often associated with a raft of health and social problems, which frequently persist across the individual’s lifetime. Broadly, this studentship will focus on pathways to problematic substance use by examining the risk and resilience factors associated with the onset and development of substance use across adolescence. The studies will use a mix of cross-sectional and longitudinal research designs, and incorporate a range of behavioural, self-report and demographic measures. Outcomes from the studies will have the potential to inform prevention strategies for problematic substance use in adolescence.
A stipend of £17,030 per annum will be provided, inclusive of university fees (£3440 pa).
Qualifications and skills
Applicants for this studentship will have completed a Masters degree in Psychology or a highly related area. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong aptitude and motivation to work in a research team undertaking both collaborative and individual research projects in a scientifically rigorous way. We are also looking for a candidate who will be able to: work with adolescents, parents and schools in South East London; present research at national and international scientific meetings; and submit research manuscripts for publication. Finally, please note that some teaching will be required to be undertaken as part of this studentship.
Applications should be submitted by 16 July. Short-listed candidates should expect to be notified by 22 July for an interview in the week beginning 26 July. The application material can be found on the departmental PhD application page. All applicants should complete form 1 on that page and the Studentship Application Form. You are encouraged to contact Dr Cooper to discuss your application or address any queries you may have about the studentship.
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