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  In-work poverty and occupational mobility among ethnic minorities
  Research Group: Centre for the Analysis of Social Policy
  Dr R Kanabar
Application Deadline: 29 January 2019
In-work poverty has become a highly topical and policy relevant issue, particularly since the financial crises. Recent evidence has shown ethnic minorities are more likely to enter and persist in poverty (Kanabar et al., 2018).
  Irrigation poverty traps in the Eastern Gangetic Plains
  Research Group: Molecular Environmental Sciences
  Dr T Foster, Prof D Polya
Application Deadline: 6 February 2019
Agriculture is central to the livelihoods of millions of rural households across South Asia. For the majority of smallholder farmers in this region, the dominant source of irrigation water supply is groundwater.
  How does alternative land use policy in deltas affect food production and development: A case of the Mahanadi?
  Prof J Dash, Prof EL Tompkins
Application Deadline: 12 January 2019
Developing country river deltas are climate change hotspots and these are in urgent need of transdisciplinary research to address the drivers of social and physical vulnerability (Cochrane et al., 2017).
  Why is small scale agriculture unsustainable in Odisha, India?
  Prof J Dash, Prof EL Tompkins
Application Deadline: 12 January 2019
Recent work in Odisha, India by the two supervisors (Dash and Tompkins) has highlighted the crushing impact on agricultural rural households of chronic poverty, social-cultural systems and repeated cycles of damaging natural hazards (Duncan et al., 2017a).
  Finding sustainable solutions to witchweed (Striga) infection of finger millet in Kenya.
  Dr A.C Brennan, Dr S Chivasa, Dr L Blake
Application Deadline: 11 January 2019
The project will address major developmental challenges in the sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region, primarily food insecurity and malnutrition focused on Kenya as a case study.
  Smart meters and the fuel poor: assessing perceived personal advantage at the convergence of culture, structure and agency
  Dr T Woodall, Mrs J Rosborough
Applications accepted all year round
Smart meters are at the vanguard of a new breed of intrusive domestic technologies that will, ultimately, need to be promoted, accepted, and normalised into daily lives.
  Protection and agency of vulnerable and marginalised persons in disaster prevention and management: A human rights based approach.
  Dr M Aronsson-Storrier
Applications accepted all year round
It is widely acknowledged that disasters, such as devastating earthquakes, cyclones or tsunamis, disproportionality affect the already marginalised, and create negative cycles of marginalisation and poverty, as well as that such disasters are not the result of natural hazards, but rather of hazards in combination with human-made vulnerabilities (eg Wisner et al 2004; Kelman et al 2016).
  Green economy transitions in tourism in the Margaret River region (WA, Australia)
  Dr P Niewiadomski, Dr T Jones
Application Deadline: 10 December 2018
The green economy (GE) is defined by UNEP (2011. 1) as ‘an engine for growth’ that will improve human well-being, foster social equity, reduce environmental risks, generate new jobs and eradicate poverty.
  PhD opportunities in Journalism at Brunel University London
Qualification type. MPhil / PhD. Location. Uxbridge, London. Mode of study. Full-time and Part-time. You are very welcome to undertake your PhD or MPhil in one of our research areas and work alongside our researchers.
  Predicting African insect crop pests in real-time
  Dr S White, Dr C Cobbold, Dr P Gonzalez-Moreno, Dr S Murphy
Application Deadline: 18 January 2019
Crop pests are of serious and growing concern throughout Africa, causing significant economic and dietary impacts on humans and livestock.
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