Studying with us
Every year, we welcome undergraduate, placement, Masters, and PhD students into our labs. We also regularly hire technicians, research assistants, and postdoctoral research fellows.
We offer several competitive PhD studentships every year.
If you are interested in pursuing an addiction-related PhD, our faculty members would be happy to discuss your ideas with you and guide you through the application process.
Below you can find links to Sussex programmes that provide support for your PhD:
- Cognitive Science
- Sussex Neuroscience
- Social Work and Social Care
- Law Studies
We are also happy to discuss potential PhD research projects that are either self-funded or receive monetary support from an external organisation. See other funding opportunities.
Get in touch with individual SARIC researchers to discuss potential opportunities.
Recently Completed SARIC PhD Dissertation Projects
- "Addiction is a brain disease, and it doesn't matter: How the aetiology of neurological impairment guides Magistrates’ perceptions of criminal responsibility" by Dr Nicholas Sinclair-House, supervised by Prof Hans Crombag.
- "Attentional, hedonic and interoceptive correlates of implicit processes in addiction: a learning perspective" by Dr Mateo Leganes Fonteneau, supervised by Prof Dora Duka.
- "Genetic investigation of α4-containing GABAA receptors’ different roles in alcohol consumption and conditioned behaviours influenced by cocaine" by Dr Johnathan Robertson, supervised by Dr Sarah King.
- "An investigation into the role of mesoaccumbal GABAA receptor a2 subunit in mediating cocaine-facilitated conditioned behaviours using the RNA interference system" by Dr Marsha Moniaga Sindarto, supervised by Dr Sarah King and Prof Dai Stephens.
- "Intrinsic and synaptic adaptations in neuronal ensembles following recall of appetitive associative memories: investigations in the striatum and prefrontal cortex with the Fos-GFP mouse" by Joseph Ziminski, supervised by Dr Eisuke Koya.
- "Arc and homer 1a expression following intravenous administration of heroin and cocaine: a novel application of the catFISH technique" by Dr Philip Vassilev, supervised by Prof Aldo Badiani.
- "Substance-specific modulation of the affective and neurobiological effects of heroin and cocaine in human addicts" by Dr Silvana De Pirro, supervised by Prof Aldo Badiani and Prof Dora Duka.
- "Translational approaches to studying reward-based purposive behaviours" by Dr Kate S Doran, supervised by Prof Hans Crombag and Prof Dora Duka.
- "Attitude toward, knowledge and use of the “sensible drinking” message and unit-based guidelines in University students: a mixed-methods approach" by Dr Nina Furtwängler, supervised by Dr Richard de Visser.