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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.
  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.
  Fully funded PhD: Temporary spaces for artists - community and individual impact
  Dr E Carnegie, Dr A Drencheva
Application Deadline: 1 July 2019

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Sheffield University Management School is seeking applications for a fully funded PhD from exceptional UK/EU/International students with an outstanding academic record (distinction/high merit or equivalent), as well as a proven record in research training.
  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.
  Transformative Marketing Strategies
  Dr M Ehret, Dr L Q Siebers
Applications accepted all year round

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Marketing and Business activities are in the process of fundamental transformation. Public debate and service research raise awareness that business activities destroy as well as create value.
  Comparing the effect of two different implant surface technologies on successful osseointegration in over-prepared osteotomy sites with reduced primary stability.
  Dr S Shahdad
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Research leading to the development of newer dental implant materials as well as understanding the cellular and acellular healing mechanisms between implant surface and surrounding hard and soft tissues have been in progress for over six decades.
  Plant responses to stress, metabolites for health and fuel from cell walls.
  Prof A Devoto
Applications accepted all year round

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Projects are available in the following areas. Stress responses in crops and sustainable biomass production and processing. The project aims at elucidating several aspects of the control of plant defences and to identify environmentally friendly forms of plant protectants, leading to enhanced crop yields.
  Structure/function studies of component proteins of anti-feeding prophage (Afp), a bacteriophage tail-like particle using high-resolution cryo-EM and x-ray crystallography
  Prof A Mitra
Applications accepted all year round

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We are seeking a highly motivated candidate to carry out structure/function studies of component proteins of anti-feeding prophage (Afp), a bacteriophage tail-like particle using high-resolution cryo-EM and x-ray crystallography.
  Understanding and combatting antimicrobial resistance plasmids
  Dr M Buckner, Dr J Blair
Applications accepted all year round

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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major crisis for human medicine. Globally, untreatable bacterial infections are rapidly increasing, leaving us with limited treatment options.
  Epitranscriptomic mechanisms in the maternal to zygotic transition of vertebrate embryos
  Dr M Soller, Prof F Mueller
Applications accepted all year round

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Most mRNAs contain modified nucleotides in mRNA, but we know very little about their function (Haussmann et al, 2016, Dezi et al, 2016, Roignant and Soller, 2017).
  Impact of diet on cardiovascular responses to acute mental stress
  Dr C Rendeiro, Dr JJCS Veldhuijzen van Zanten
Applications accepted all year round

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Cardiovascular diseases remain the second cause of premature death in the UK. In particular, mental stress is a known important contributing factor to mechanisms underlying cardiovascular events, with mounting evidence suggesting that mental stress can negatively affect human endothelial function (Poitras et al., 2013).
  MSC PROJECT: Life Cycle Assessment of LED Lighting for Pullet and Layer Barns
  Dr N Pelletier
Applications accepted all year round

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Lighting systems for livestock production, in particular for poultry, are influential for animal health and productivity (Er et al.
  Signalling pathways maintaining human embryonic stem cells
  Prof S J Kimber, Prof D Brison
Applications accepted all year round

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The aim of this project is to determine the function of novel genes predicted to have critical roles in preimplantation human development and in disease in later life.
  Interactive Sequential Pattern Mining of Web Logs
  Dr M Vigo
Applications accepted all year round

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Sequential pattern mining algorithms are extremely useful to identify the most salient patterns in sequences of events [1,2]. These events can be transactions on a database or time-series data.
  Improved time-stepping schemes in weather and climate models
  Prof P Williams, Dr H Weller
Applications accepted all year round

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"The task of predicting weather and climate may be reduced to the following iterative procedure. First, given the state of the system at any time (the input), use the governing equations to compute the state at a slightly later time (the output).
  Paranoia and trust - examining the role of automatic, implicit processes in mistrust and paranoid thinking
  Prof R Bentall
Applications accepted all year round

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Abstract. Paranoid delusions are the most common symptom of psychosis but less severe forms of paranoid ideation and mistrust are common in everyday life and lie on a continuum with the rarer clinical forms (Elahi, Perez Algorta, Varese, McIntyre, & Bentall, 2017).
  The lived experience and characteristics of individuals who engage in consensual non-monogamy
  Dr H Driscoll
Applications accepted all year round

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In consensually non-monogamous relationship, partners agree that they may engage in sexual and/or romantic relationships with others.
  Empowering consumers in threatening market contexts
  Research Group: Applied, Social and Health Psychology Research Group
  Dr M Zawisza, Dr D McDermott
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Applied, Social and Health Psychology Research Group - http://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-technology/research/our-research-institutes-and-groups/applied-social-and-health-psychology.
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