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  Links between animal behaviour, health and welfare
  Dr SDE Held
Applications accepted all year round
An animal’s behaviour both causes and reflects changes in its health and welfare. The biological processes underlying these relationships are increasingly well understood in humans.
  PhD Swine Welfare - the influence of early life management practices towards the development of resilience characteristics in pigs
  Dr Y Seddon
Application Deadline: 15 May 2019
Research area. The focus of this work is to determine the contribution of specific early life management practices towards the development of resilience characteristics in pigs, and the relationship to pig welfare.
  Sound analysis of broiler chicken - what can we tell about health, welfare and productivity from sound patterns during growth
  Dr A Butterworth
Application Deadline: 3 June 2019
The project. Vocalisation sounds in broiler chickens, reared under intensive farm conditions, may have potential to be used as a tool to improve their health and welfare status.
  Harnessing deep learning and data science to create a research data platform of intensively monitored cattle to underpin sustainable food security and animal welfare research
  Prof A Dowsey
Application Deadline: 8 April 2019
The project. A growing population and climate change are stressing the availability of food worldwide. At the same time, high animal welfare and health practice is more important than ever.
  PhD studentship in animal welfare: Refining weaning age in macaques destined for neuroscience research
  Dr M Bateson
Application Deadline: 3 April 2019
Number of awards. 1. Start date and duration. September 2019 for a three-year PhD. Overview. Newcastle University and the Centre for Macaques (CFM) are looking for a PhD student for an NC3Rs funded project studying the impacts of different weaning ages in laboratory primates (rhesus and cynomologus macaques).
  Animal emotion and welfare: a decision-making and computational approach
  Prof M Mendl
Application Deadline: 8 April 2019
The project. An animal’s welfare depends on its emotional state (states elicited by rewarding and punishing events).
  Lumpfish Welfare and Nutrition on Growing Farms: developing optimal nutritional requirements for juvenile lumpfish based on a survey of wild populations
  Dr S Rey
Application Deadline: 28 March 2019
The University of Stirling is one of the UK’s most progressive research universities, with leading expertise in the fields of culture and society, health and wellbeing, the environment and people, enterprise and the economy, and sport.
  Human Capital Investment and Public Policy - Investigating investment in human capital in the presence of government intervention
  Dr J Skatun, Prof C Montagna
Application Deadline: 29 March 2019
Purpose. The purpose of this PhD proposal is to investigate investment in human capital in the presence of government intervention.
  Valuing the direct impact of climate change on households
  Research Group: Climate change
  Prof D J Maddison, Prof R J R Elliott
Application Deadline: 31 March 2019
Although significant research has sought to predict the wider impacts of climate change, noticeably less research has attempted to value the direct impacts of climate change on households.
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