“You must be on your period”: using smartphones and wearables to study changes in mental wellbeing throughout the menstrual cycle

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MRCNMH24Ex Sharp

Research Theme

Neuroscience and Mental Health

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The menstrual cycle can influence mental wellbeing for a variety of biological and psychosocial reasons, but high-quality data are lacking. This is an exciting opportunity to co-produce and trial a cutting-edge smart technology method to collect real-time data on menstrual experiences. You will advance our understanding of the important intersection of the menstrual cycle and mental health and develop skills highly valued in academia and the FemTech industry.

Lead Supervisor

Dr Gemma Sharp

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