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  A comparative study of vocational education: implications for international vocational teacher education
  Ms S Cornelius, Dr S Thomson
Applications accepted all year round

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Research will explore the opportunities and challenges for a global approach to vocational teacher education. The project will aim to identify barriers to internationalisation and explore the theoretical and practical aspects of a more global approach.
  Exploring “Learning Spaces” in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  Dr R Shanks, Dr V Greenier
Applications accepted all year round

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This study will explore the ways in which the physical learning environment (i.e.
  Student Teachers and their Emotions on School Placement
  Dr R Shanks, Dr D Johnston
Applications accepted all year round

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Taking a closer look at student teachers’ experiences of learning on school placement very often reveals the emotionally charged nature of working in a school environment.
  Education of health and care staff on LGBT issues using behaviour-change techniques.
  Prof C Meads, Dr D McDermott
Application Deadline: 9 February 2020

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A recent community survey of 3000 UK health and social care staff (Unhealthy Attitudes Survey; Stonewall 2015) found that 25% of patient- or client-facing staff had heard colleagues make negative remarks about sexual orientation and 20% had heard negative remarks about gender identity.
  Enhancing Social Inclusion of Migrant Pupils in Disadvantaged Communities
  Dr C Schneider, Dr M Guha, Dr J Baxter
Application Deadline: 9 February 2020

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This project is supported by colleagues in Storylab. Context. Social inclusion research has found that pupils with a migration background are more likely to socialise with pupils who have a similar background.
  Promoting and Supporting Diversity in School Leadership Development
  Dr C Lee, Prof M Moreau, Dr D McDermott
Application Deadline: 9 February 2020

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This research examines and raises awareness of the experiences of UK-based school teachers who identify as LGBT. It will focus on those teachers participating in the UK’s only LGBT Leadership programme for teachers, Courageous Leaders.
  Investigating methods and applications of citation context analysis
  Dr T Cribbin, Dr S Lauria, Prof G Ghinea, Dr A Money
Applications accepted all year round

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Traditionally, scientometric/text-mining approaches have treated the content of scientific articles and their citations as distinct units of analysis.
  Investigating the value of using emotionally intelligent artificial conversational agents to carry out assessments in higher education or healthcare.
  Dr A Money, Dr T Koulouri
Applications accepted all year round

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Artificial conversational agents, can be embodied (physical robots or digital avatars on a screen) or not embodied (chat-bots or digital assistants).
  PhD opportunities in Education at Brunel University London

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 . Qualification type. MPhil / PhD. Location. Uxbridge, London. Mode of study. Full-time and Part-time. Research students are welcomed to Brunel as valued members of our thriving, research-intensive community.
  WALES ESRC DTP FULLY FUNDED PHD 'GENERAL' STUDENTSHIPS - School of Social Sciences

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Cardiff University School of Social Sciences invites applications for PhD study with the possibility of being awarded a fully-funded ESRC DTP Studentship, available to start in October 2020, which are available in the areas of.
  WALES ESRC DTP PHD ‘COLLABORATIVE’ STUDENTSHIP - School of Social Sciences: Explaining immunisation against violence against the person in Wales and its implications for a narrative approach to evidence-based policy-making
  Dr A Edwards, Dr R Beneito-Montagut
Application Deadline: 3 February 2020

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External Collaborator. All Wales Policing Group, Violence Prevention Unit. https://www.rsph.org.uk/about-us/news/an-introduction-to-the-all-wales-violence-prevention-unit-vpu.html.
  WALES ESRC DTP PHD ‘COLLABORATIVE’ STUDENTSHIP - School of Social Sciences: Learning lessons: Informing suicide prevention from a documentary analysis of Child Practice Reviews (CPRs) and Adult Practice Reviews (APRs).
  Dr T Slater
Application Deadline: 3 February 2020

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Cardiff University School of Social Sciences invites applications for PhD study with the possibility of being awarded a fully-funded ESRC DTP Studentship, available to start in October 2020, which is available in the area of Social Work and Social Care.
  WALES ESRC DTP PHD ‘COLLABORATIVE’ STUDENTSHIP - School of Social Sciences: Paths for People
  Dr C Bates, Dr T Hall
Application Deadline: 3 February 2020

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Cardiff University School of Social Sciences invites applications for PhD study with the possibility of being awarded a fully-funded ESRC DTP Studentship, available to start in October 2020, which is available in the area of Sociology.
  WALES ESRC DTP PHD ‘COLLABORATIVE’ STUDENTSHIP - School of Social Sciences: Pupils’ Experiences of and Involvement in School Curriculum Reforms
  Dr P Hemming, Dr K Smith
Application Deadline: 3 February 2020

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Cardiff University School of Social Sciences invites applications for PhD study with the possibility of being awarded a fully-funded ESRC DTP Studentship, available to start in October 2020, which is available in the area of Education.
  WALES ESRC DTP PHD ‘COLLABORATIVE’ STUDENTSHIP - School of Social Sciences: Understanding the Nature and Impact of Online Hate Speech Victimisation
  Prof M Williams, Dr L Sloan
Application Deadline: 3 February 2020

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Cardiff University School of Social Sciences invites applications for PhD study with the possibility of being awarded a fully-funded ESRC DTP Studentship, available to start in October 2020, which is available in the area of Digital Economy and Society.
  Embedding STEM in Learning and Teaching
  Dr L Pfeiffer, Prof B Knight
Applications accepted all year round

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In response to the identified shortage of future STEM professionals, particularly in regional locations, the overall aim of this research is to improve the STEM capacity of regional teachers, thereby potentially influencing the STEM skills of future generations.
  Student Group Interactions and the Learning Environment for Physics
  Dr C. Kalman
Applications accepted all year round

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Understanding the dynamics and functionality of student group interactions is vital for the effectiveness of the learning environment.
  Student Group Interactions: teaching and learning Physics
  Dr C. Kalman
Applications accepted all year round

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This study aims to provide a reliable process for science teachers to tackle demanding conceptual parts of material. Some students’ world view is knowledge-in-pieces (KiP) as described by diSessa, Gillespie, & Esterly (2004).
  Fully-funded PhD studentships for Higher Education Research

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Partners. Coventry University, Centre for Global Learning. Education and Attainment (GLEA), United Kingdom and Aarhus University Centre for Higher Education Futures (CHEF) at the Danish School of Education, Denmark (Copenhagen).
  Investigating the Effectiveness of Virtual Reality Training Tools for Industrial Training
  Dr B Horan
Application Deadline: 15 February 2020

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Want to undertake your PhD in the emerging Virtual Reality research field, in conjunction with a leading public utility provider?.
  Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) PhD Studentships - Education

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A fantastic opportunity to study for a fully funded doctorate whilst gaining valuable teaching experience.
  Application of Bacteriophages in Biocontrol
  Dr S Foley
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Bacteriophages (phages) are viruses that specifically infect and kill bacteria.
  Biofilm prevention and eradication: investigating the potential of novelbiosurfactants as biocides
  Dr F Stainsby, Dr H Vaughan
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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The global rise of antimicrobial resistance has potentially devastating consequences, particularly within. the healthcare sector, and requires urgent attention.
  Developing prioritisation strategies for the protection of blue carbon stores in Kenya
  Dr R Briers, Dr M Huxham
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION. This project aims to explore and develop strategies for the prioritisation of protection of blue carbon stores within Kenyan coastal ecosystems.
  Investigating anti-metastatic drugs in human melanoma cells
  Dr S Vass, Prof M Rae
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Metastasis is the term used to describe the movement of cancer cells from the primary site of disease to other areas of the body.
  Investigating the effect of ‘vaping’ flavouring fluids on human lung cells and fresh water crustaceans
  Dr S Vass, Dr S Rueckert
Application Deadline: 1 May 2020

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The use of electronic cigarettes or ‘vaping’ devices has dramatically increased in recent years. The number of users in the UK was estimated to be 3.2 million in 2018 (ASH, 2018).
  Master by Research: Gregarine apicomplexan parasites in freshwater invertebrates
  Dr S Rueckert, Dr J Dodd
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION. Gregarine apicomplexans are micro-eukaryotic parasites that are found in almost every group of terrestrial, freshwater and marine invertebrates (Leander 2008; Desportes & Schrével 2013).
  Masters by Research: Understanding the drivers of biodiversity potential in urban ponds
  Dr R Briers, Dr J Dodd
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION. Urban freshwater ecosystems are often characterised as impacted with limited biological life. Throughout the last century however, urban water quality has been improving, with concomitant changes in biological diversity.
  Optimising Creativity in the Workplace
  Dr L Carruthers, Dr R MacLean
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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The use of creativity in the workplace is imperative to many organisations worldwide (Mumford & Simonton, 1997), and the correlation between employee creativity and both individual and organisational success is well documented (Anderson, Potocnik, & Zhou, 2014).
  Soil microbial communities and biodegradable plastic
  Dr A Blaud, Prof I Singleton
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Plastic pollution is a major problem across the globe, affecting oceans, freshwater, soil and organisms. There is an urgent need to reduce plastic pollution.
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