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  Sharing Rhymes and Rhythms Across Generations: Mutual Benefits of Music & Reading Aloud Between Children and Individuals with Dementia
  Research Group: Developmental Science
  Dr S Gerson
Application Deadline: 3 February 2020

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Even in the early stages of dementia, those affected face more than recall problems, including enduring issues with communication, often resulting in social exclusion.
  Physical and socio-economic drivers of changing fire dynamics in Ethiopia’s drylands and impacts on ecosystem services.
  Dr E Tebbs, Prof M Wooster
Application Deadline: 14 February 2020

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Fire is a critical component of the ecology of African savannas and it is used by humans as a tool for rangeland management. Across much of northern Africa there has been a decreasing trend in burned area, but the drivers and impacts of these changes are not yet fully understood.
  Human Geography: ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Partnership PhD Collaborative Studentship ‘Urban-Economic Development, Urban Density, and Purpose Built Student Housing’
  Dr C Muellerleile
Application Deadline: 3 February 2020

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Swansea University, supported by the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership for Wales (Wales DTP), invites applications for funded PhD study, available to start in October 2020.
  Geography PhD opportunities

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For more than 125 years, The University of Manchester has produced globally excellent geographical research. When you undertake your PhD with us you'll be integrated into our research ethos and practices, which aim to produce both theoretically significant and policy-relevant contributions to geographical knowledge.
  Physical activity, energy expenditures, and time use in agriculture and rural livelihood
  Dr G Zanello
Applications accepted all year round

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The limited uptake of agricultural innovations with proven productivity-enhancing potential and the translation of productivity increases into improvements in nutrition are two major development challenges facing Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs).
  Who Counts? Understanding and enabling synergies between routine mortality data and data systems inform and rural primary health systems in South Africa
  Dr L D'Ambruoso, Prof P Byass
Application Deadline: 26 June 2020

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Described as the single most critical development failure of the past 30 years, in Africa and Asia the majority of births, deaths, and causes of deaths are never recorded.
  5 PhD Scholarships in Economics

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Collaboration between Charles Darwin University and Treasury & Finance in the Northern Territory Government. Researching. Economics, the Environment, Law, Social and Public Policy, and Changing demographics.
  ESRC CASE PhD studentship: The contribution of equitable governance of protected areas to achieving effective biodiversity conservation
  Dr K Schreckenberg, Mr P Franks
Application Deadline: 14 February 2020

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Background. Protected areas (PAs) are a key tool for combating extreme rates of biodiversity loss.
  Self-Regulation, Self-regulation Difficulties and Mental Health in Youth Sport
  Dr J Cumming
Applications accepted all year round

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Self-regulation is fundamental to successful learning and performance and having having well-developed skills to manage thoughts, feelings, and behaviours enables young athletes to realise their potential in sport as well as other life domains.
  University of Cambridge ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships

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University of Cambridge ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships. The University of Cambridge ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership [DTP] is pleased to offer 33 studentships available for admission in October 2020, in the following broad areas of enquiry in the social sciences.
  Postgraduate Research Opportunities in Global Development, Politics and International Relations & Security

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The School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) is at the forefront of interdisciplinary research into international development, international relations and political studies.
  Music and language processing in autism and amusia
  Dr F Liu
Applications accepted all year round

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Music and language are fundamental traits of human existence. They both rely on complex sound sequences to convey meaning. It has been hotly debated whether the two are processed through distinct cognitive modules or using shared mechanisms.
  PhD opportunities in the Department of Geography- in the top 50 worldwide

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The University is rated in the top 100 by the QS World University Rankings, priding itself on research-led critical thinking that aims to make an impact in the world.
  Participatory Disaster Risk Reduction for Multihazard Decision Making in Nepal: Developing Indicators of Success
  Dr K Crowley, Dr M Creed
Application Deadline: 27 January 2020

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Summary. Kathmandu city is a growing rapidly and located in a multi-hazard environment. Working in collaboration with the GCRF Tomorrow’s Cities Hub this project will examine best practice in disaster risk reduction for decision-making to inform future land use planning for Kathmandu.
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