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PhD Studentship in Dentistry/Psychology, University of Exeter, UK

The Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry with its parent Institutions, the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, are seeking to attract PhD candidates of outstanding ability to join their exciting and rapidly expanding programme of internationally rated research. As part of our new developments and our commitment to research excellence, applications are invited from suitably qualified graduates, for a PhD studentship. International students must also have IELTS [International English Language Testing System] score of 7 and above (or equivalent qualification).

This cross disciplinary PhD studentship in Dentistry/Psychology will examine how psychological techniques can be used to reduce dental patient anxiety before, during and after treatment with the aim of improving oral health. Phase 1 will explore when and where anxiety occurs and Phase 2 will test the effectiveness of different interventions designed to help patients manage anxiety at these time points. Applicants should have either a Bachelor of Dental Surgery or a 2.1 degree in Psychology or a related discipline and preferably further training in research methods or evidence of applied research in a related context.


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