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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.
  Comparing romantic jealousy and friendship rivalry
  Dr A Schuetzwohl
Applications accepted all year round

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The main project aim is to test whether the same or different psychological mechanisms are defending against threats to romantic relationships and friendships emanating from a rival or competitor using a variety of methods.
  Sex differences of ultra-endurance running: Profiling of female ultra-runners
  Dr H Moir
Applications accepted all year round

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Ultra-endurance running has become increasingly popular, both in amateur and recreational athletes, with an exponential increase in the number of ultra-marathon finishers between 1998 and 2011 (Cejka et al., 2013; Hoffman & Krishnan 2013;).
  Will ship emitted black carbon drive warming in the Arctic and North Atlantic? PhD in Geography (NERC GW4 + DTP)
  Dr J Browse
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr Jo Browse, Department of Geography, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter. Additional Supervisors.
  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.
  Crystal structure prediction based NMR crystallography
  Dr G Day
Applications accepted all year round

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Project description. A fully funded 4 year PhD studentship is available in computational materials chemistry at the University of Southampton.
  The Ethos of Crusade in Late Medieval Scotland
  Dr A MacDonald, Dr ML Ehrenschwendtner
Applications accepted all year round

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Crusade is a neglected theme in the historiography of medieval Scotland. Despite being a key aspect of life in Latin Christendom, there has been only one monograph relating to the Scottish dimension of crusading, now 35 years old (Alan Macquarrie, Scotland and the Crusades 1095-1560 (1984)).
  Pore scale investigation of geophysical properties in unsaturated porous medium
  Dr Y Zhou
Application Deadline: 5 November 2019

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Pore scale modelling method has been used extensively in evaluation of single phase petrophysical properties (e.g.
  Vulnerabilities’ and ‘Capabilities’ within the Context of Protracted Displacement Crises
  Dr K Sharapov, Dr T Guma
Application Deadline: 9 May 2020

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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.
  Psychology

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Psychological research is led by Prof. Brendan Gough (Director of Research) and is conducted within the School of Social Sciences, mainly by staff working in Psychology and Speech & Language Science, but also by a few colleagues in Criminology.
  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).
  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.
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