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  Funded and self-funded Professional Doctorates – apply now for 2020 entry

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Funded and self-funded Professional Doctorates – apply now for 2020 entry. UEA is a research intensive university and is 10th in the UK for quality of research outputs (Times Higher REF 2014 analysis).
  Development of learner autonomy in student-centred learning environments in engineering
  Dr E Ventura-Medina, Dr A Anderson
Applications accepted all year round

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More than ever engineering disciplines are playing a key role in the development of solutions to the current and future grand challenges that societies around the globe face.
  Building scholarly communities of practice with an active and collaborative learning pedagogy (team-based learning (TBL))
  Research Group: Education Innovation Research and Development
  Dr G Quinn, Dr S Twedell
Applications accepted all year round

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A ‘Community of Practice’ is a group of people who share a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.
  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.
  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.
  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).
  Carnegie School of Education

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In joining the Carnegie School of Education you would be joining a vibrant and growing community of around 100 other research students across a number of research degree programmes offered in our School.
  Belongingness in Faculty: What does it mean and how is it experienced by sessional tutors?
  Dr M Moffat, Dr S Schofield
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a 3-year full time PhD self-funded studentship. The studentship will focus on belongingness in faculty development.
  Belongingness in Health Professions Education: What does it mean and how is it experienced by distance learners?
  Dr S Schofield, Dr M Moffat
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a 3-year full time PhD self-funded studentship. The studentship will focus on belongingness in distance learning.
  Health and Social Care PhD Opportunities at School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR)

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 We are offering three 3-year PhD scholarships (full-time or 5 years part-time) to be based in the Centre for Health Services Studies (CHSS) and Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) in the School of Social Policy and Social Research (SSPSSR), University of Kent.
  Chemistry Education and/or Science Communication Research
  Dr S George-Williams, Dr A Motion, Dr R Pullen, Assoc Prof S Schmid
Applications accepted all year round

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The area of research is flexible and the project can be designed to suit the interests of the successful candidate.
  PhD Opportunities at University of Winchester

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 The University of Winchester is seeking talented, enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals to become part of our expanding and vibrant postgraduate research community.
  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.
  Expanding the Evidence Base Through Inter-Sectoral Partnerships for Action on Health Equity
  Dr L D'Ambruoso, Prof I Theodossiou, Prof P Abbott
Applications accepted all year round

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Described as the single most critical development failure of the past 30 years, the majority of births, deaths and causes of death in Africa and Asia are never recorded.
  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.
  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.
  Exploring the impact of sustainability through Eco-School activities: Learning through play
  Dr E Ritch, Dr J Thomson, Dr K McAloney-Kocaman
Applications accepted all year round

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Project reference number. GSBS-2019-112. This research explores the impact of Eco-School activity within the Scottish education system.
  Conversation analysis of health communication
  Dr S Speer
Applications accepted all year round

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Good communication can enhance health outcomes. In order to optimise health communication in different settings it is important to understand what interactional techniques are used, and which techniques work well and less well.
  Infants’ early understanding of word meaning
  Dr A Ferry, Prof A Theakston
Applications accepted all year round

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While children begin to say their first words around 12 months of age, there is evidence that they start to understand the meaning of common words much earlier in development, suggesting that infants have already started to build a vocabulary.
  The influence of agency and engagement with animals on conservation and welfare education in zoos
  Dr K Jensen, Dr S Shulltz
Applications accepted all year round

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A defining role of zoos and museums is to educate visitors about animal welfare and conservation. One important aspect for the educational value of zoos and museums is the emotional connections visitors form.
  Understanding the experience of burnout within cancer therapists
  Dr A Soundy
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will look to undertake. The PhD will include the following elements; (1) an integrative review of past interventions for health care professionals who have suffered burnout.
  An investigation into the effect of team-based learning (TBL) on the development of professionalism in pharmacy students
  Research Group: Education Innovation Research and Development
  Dr G Quinn, Dr S Jones, Dr S Twedell
Applications accepted all year round

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In 2015 the General Pharmaceutical Council reviewed its Standards of Conduct, Ethics and Performance, aiming to ensure that patients and others are “confident that they are receiving care from professionals who are wholly focused on delivering patient-centred care” (GPhC, 2015).
  Investigation of the impact of a student-centred pharmacy curriculum delivered predominantly by Team-Based Learning (TBL) Using a Mixed Methods Approach
  Research Group: Education Innovation Research and Development
  Dr S Jones, Dr S Twedell, Dr S McLean
Applications accepted all year round

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Some would consider that there is a misalignment between educational practice and educational research with a high reliance of content delivery and less on information processing.
  What is the impact of atypical neurogenesis on brain activity, cognition and behaviour?
  Dr A McNeill, Dr M Freeth
Applications accepted all year round

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Neurogenesis is the process by which stem cells form brain cells. This process is disrupted by genetic mutations causing childhood neurological disorders which cause symptoms such as learning disability, behaviour problems and epilepsy.
  Investigating the relationship between human responses and major safety incidents in the process industries
  Dr E Ventura-Medina
Applications accepted all year round

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Typically safety events, including major safety incidents, can have far reach consequences in terms of losses for businesses and society as a whole.
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