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  Exploring Employee Engagement in Context
  Dr S Pass
Applications accepted all year round

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Employee engagement has long been popular in the public and private sector (see MacLeod and Clarke, 2009; Rayton et al 2012), but has only recently become an academic ‘hot topic’ (Purcell, 2014).
  Strategy in Hybrid Organisations
  Research Group: Strategy and International Business group
  Dr S Ljubownikow
Applications accepted all year round

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Hybrid organisations have received increased attention within the literature on organisations, strategy, and particular strategy practice.
  Tensorial Impedance Surfaces for Antennas
  Prof A P Hibbins, Dr S Horsley, Prof J R Sambles
Application Deadline: 31 May 2019

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The studentship is part of the UK’s Centre of Doctoral Training in Metamaterials (XM2) based in the Departments of Physics and Engineering on the Streatham Campus in Exeter.
  Quantitative biology of cell fate and tissue dynamics: Modelling stem cell fate and alterations due to mutations
  Dr E Morrissey
Application Deadline: 26 July 2019

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The group uses a combination of deep learning, stochastic models and Bayesian modelling to study questions relating to stem cell fate dynamics and how mutations in stem cells alter their normal behaviour, become fixed and accumulate in the tissue eventually leading to cancer.
  Career Pathways toward Third-age Social Entrepreneurship
  Dr A Drencheva
Applications accepted all year round

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Third-age entrepreneurship, that is to say entrepreneurs aged 50+, has become a focus of public (e.g. PRIME) and academic debate (e.g.
  Community resilience in an age of austerity – examining volunteering as a response to public sector cuts
  Research Group: Strategy and International Business group
  Dr G Nichols, Dr M McGuinness
Applications accepted all year round

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This research will examine community response to cuts in local government support of traditional leisure services through the theoretical frameworks of social capital (1), the big society (2, 3), community resilience (4,5) and how these are constructed and understood in the context of disruption to local community structures arising from austerity measures.
  Third-age Social Entrepreneurship for Personal Wellbeing
  Research Group: Centre for Regional Economic and Enterprise Development (CREED)
  Dr A Drencheva
Applications accepted all year round

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Population ageing is a Grand Societal Challenge that has an impact on labour markets, productivity, health, and wellbeing for older individuals and society at large.
  Vulnerabilities’ and ‘Capabilities’ within the Context of Protracted Displacement Crises
  Dr K Sharapov, Dr T Guma
Application Deadline: 31 July 2019

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Whilst the ’vulnerabilities’ of individuals forced to cross borders and of internally displaced persons have been often highlighted and documented over several decades, less is known about the ’capabilities’ of displaced people themselves to respond to contexts of exile/displacement.
  Alternative Lifestyles: Mobile Home Parks in the Metropolitan Fringe ¬ a UK/US comparison.
  Dr P Garside
Applications accepted all year round

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Mobile homes are growing in popularity for those who cannot afford conventional housing (Yarnal and Aman, 2009). There are now approximately 250,000 people living in park homes in the UK while in the US over 22m people live in one.
  A multi-tissue in vitro model of osteoarthritis
  Prof M.P. Lewis, Dr D Player
Applications accepted all year round

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Osteoarthritis (OA) is a joint disorder which is predominantly found in elderly individuals (Lee et al., 2013), but has recently been linked to sports participation at high levels (Vannini et al., 2016).
  Innovative Development of Platform Train Interface Hardware.
  Dr C Johnson
Applications accepted all year round

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Reference Number. CIJ-2018-1-PhD. Project Summary. This research will look into developing realistic and adaptable technologies for improving the platform train interface for those with a disability or impairment.
  The role of endogenous retroviruses in human health and disease
  Dr G Magiorkinis
Applications accepted all year round

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More than 10 years have passed since the first high quality (nearly) complete version of the human genome and we are still exploring its functionality.
  The ’future’ accountant: the role of accounting education in preparation for professional realities (SF19/AFM/BURDON)
  Dr W M Burdon, Dr P Sproat
Applications accepted all year round

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“our knowledge about the incomplete connection that exists between student academic experiences and professional realities (e.g., work-life expectations, professional certifications) has been substantively established [….] we now need to identify and evaluate the types of educational interventions that close this gap most effectively” Apostolou et al.
  Economic Modelling of Female Participation in a Mixed Health Care System of Developing Economies
  Dr K Y Lim
Applications accepted all year round

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Physician dual practice has long been documented in the Health Economics literature as a prevalent feature in the national health system of developing countries.
  Mothers in Business
  Dr S Beesley, Dr M Ehret, Dr L Q Siebers
Applications accepted all year round

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The main purpose of this research is to gather evidence to understand why women give up work after having a child to focus on setting up their own business.
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