As they launch the Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) studentship competition in Psychology, Dr. Simon Clarke and Prof Sarah Crafter, the pathway leads for the DTP, tell you a bit about how to apply for this year’s studentships (deadline 12/01/21). Are you considering applying for a PhD in psychology? Are you looking for funding? Would you like to study at… Continue reading Are you considering applying to do a PhD in psychology? – with additional information
School academic Dr Simon Clarke, Lecturer in Critical Mental Health, has just successfully completed his second PhD. This is unusual (should we now call him 'Doctor Doctor'?) and the PhD is additionally unusual because it utilises the method of autoethnography. Here Simon demonstrates an autoethnographic approach in a series of short extracts. It’s the usual… Continue reading Madhouse and the Whole Thing There: A PhD Story
Sue Nieland writes about an under-valued group of UK citizens, and the consequences of that undervaluing. I started my PhD last October with hope, excitement and some disbelief that, after so many years of collecting Masters degrees, I had the opportunity to join the elite group of postgraduate researchers within the OU. I knew it… Continue reading They’re killing my participants!
Some of the School’s PhD students presented their work in progress at a recent CuSP session. Their projects indicate innovative data possibilities for psychology research. Ayca Gunaydin Kaymakcioglu is analysing an education programmethat is rather like an OU module, except that it comes from the Turkish government. Part of the government’s policy is to encourage… Continue reading Families, WhatsApp and ‘investment citizens’: Innovative data analyses in PhD research
The Open University is offering a fully funded PhD studentship to explore the feasibility of using mobile and wearable technology to identify and support panic attacks. The School of Psychology and Counselling and the School of Computing and Communications at the Open University are seeking a candidate for a fully funded PhD studentship to explore… Continue reading A PhD Opportunity: Wearable technology and panic attacks