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FUNDED PhD: Dr Ian Kelleher - Psychiatric epidemiology

This is an exciting opportunity to complete a fully funded PhD by conducting new research into understanding the developmental trajectory from childhood to adulthood mental ill health. Using large European datasets, the PhD project will look at the evolution of mental disorders from childhood to adulthood, and investigate factors that contribute to recovery versus prolonged illness and disability.

Project title

Youth Mental Health and Risk for Psychosis

Project description

This is an exciting opportunity to complete a fully-funded PhD by conducting new research into understanding the developmental trajectory from childhood to adulthood mental ill health. Using large European datasets, the PhD project will look at the evolution of mental disorders from childhood to adulthood, and investigate factors that contribute to recovery versus prolonged illness and disability.

The research will help to identify factors in childhood and adolescence that are predictive of future serious mental disorders (with a particular interest in schizophrenia/psychosis). Identifying these factors will help clinicians to appropriately target interventions and resources earlier than the evidence base currently allows.

There will be excellent opportunities to gain and build on skills in epidemiology and statistical analysis, to attend and present at national and international conferences and to take part in (and build additional skills in) other aspects of research, including clinical, neurocognitive and neuroimaging assessment and research in secondary mental health services.

  • Title: PhD student
  • Department: Psychiatry
  • Tenure: Four years
  • Location: 123 St Stephen's Green
  • Reporting to: Dr Ian Kelleher
  • Salary: €18,000 per year
  • Deadline for application: Friday, 31 March 2017 
Please complete the application form and go to the RCSI School of Postgraduate Studies Recruitment portal to apply for this scholarship.

 

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