Call for a PhD position in Forensic Psychology on Sexual (mis)perception and sexual coercion

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Kent-Lille  A jointly supervised PhD : Massil Benbouriche & Ó Ciardha, 2020

The project will examine individual and situational factors involved in sexual (mis)perception and develop knowledge regarding the processes and mechanisms through which sexual misperception may lead to sexual coercion.
A general social information processing framework will be favored, but the project should help to examine the contribution of different theoretical models. While the project may rely on a variety of methodological approaches, the proposal should include at least one experimental study (i.e., a lab-based protocol). Clinical and social applications of expected results should be discussed in the research proposal.

A jointly supervised PhD
Jointly supervised PhDs (widely known as cotutelles) offer PhD students the chance to be jointly supervised by the University of Lille (France) and the University of Kent (UK), resulting in a dual award: a PhD from Kent and a doctorate from the University of Lille.
Specifically, the successful candidate will be funded for three years in a cotutelle arrangement where the student is mainly based at the University of Lille (France), but will spend at least 12 months at the University of Kent, UK.
• Dr Massil Benbouriche, Associate Professor in Psychology and Justice, Department of Psychology, University of Lille.
• Dr Caoilte Ó Ciardha, Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology, School of Psychology, University of Kent.

Calendar and general submission process
• Candidates must address a cover letter, including an initial outline (one page) for a research proposal, along with a CV and their transcript before April 11 to Dr Benbouriche and Dr Ó Ciardha and: massil.benbouriche @ ; C.C.OCiardha @
• The selected candidate will be responsible for completing and submitting the application form by April 29th . The final research proposal (3 pages) will be discussed with Dr Benbouriche and Dr Ó Ciardha, but must be on sexual (mis)perception and sexual coercion, and include an experimental component.
• Selection of projects: May 2020
• Notification of results: June 2020
• Start of thesis: September/October 2020

Cotutelle Project Massil Benbouriche & Ó Ciardha, 2020

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