We have 14 University of Bradford, Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

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University of Bradford, Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 14 University of Bradford, Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

Virtual Engagement: The Impact of Avatars on Metaverse Retailing

  Research Group: School of Management
In 2020, the Metaverse was valued globally at US$487 billion, encompassing gaming, social media, live entertainment, and gaming/Virtual reality (VR)/Augmented reality (AR) (Bloomberg, 2021), with projections to exceed US$1 trillion by 2030 (Bloomberg, 2022; Precedence Research, 2022). Read more

The Experiences of Being an Adoptive Parent in the UK

  Research Group: Psychology
Most adopted children have experienced neglect, trauma, or disruption to early caregiving, all of which can result in elevated levels of mental health difficulties and additional needs (Hornfeck et al, 2019). Read more

The effects of fiction consumption on Theory-of-Mind in adults

  Research Group: Psychology
Past studies have shown that reading fiction is linked to better Theory of Mind (ToM). Yet not much is known about literary aspects or whether the type of fiction modality that drives this superior performance. Read more

The Effects of Befriending on Cognitive Function

  Research Group: Psychology
Poor social relationships can contribute to cognitive decline [1], and vice versa; cognitive decline may strain social relationships [2] and curtail social engagement [3] and leading to loneliness and social isolation. Read more

Responsible FinTech: Risks and Governance Implications of Financial Technology

  Research Group: School of Management
As new and rapidly developing technologies hold incredible promise for the advancement of human welfare, they also hold the potential to generate more inequality and more insecurity (UN, 2018). Read more

Popular music, identity and community

  Research Group: Criminology and Sociology
This research topic focuses on the extent to which popular music, of whatever genre, has meaning at individual or group levels. Read more

Payments for cold weather and wellbeing

  Research Group: School of Management
The UK Government provides a “Cold Weather Payment” to people receiving certain benefits. The payment is triggered whenever the temperature in the person’s home location falls below zero degrees Celsius (or is forecast to be below zero) for seven consecutive days. Read more

Islamophobia in Higher Education

  Research Group: Criminology and Sociology
Islamophobia has now arguably become the most ‘acceptable’ form of racism. It has permeated across the consciousness of society impacting all institutions – including academia (Chaudry, 2022). Read more

Consumer dependency on ChatGPT and its impact on their wellbeing

  Research Group: School of Management
The advent of conversational artificial intelligence (AI) platforms, particularly ChatGPT, represents a significant evolution in the way information is accessed and decisions are made in our daily lives. Read more

Climate change resilience of global supply chains

  Research Group: School of Management
Climate change is posing significant challenges to global supply chains that they need to respond to multifaceted challenges. Supply chains need to be resilient to climate-change related disruptions such as floods, draughts, hurricanes, fires, and extreme temperatures (Ali et al., 2023). Read more

Assessing the Impact of Digital Technologies on Retail Consumer Decision-Making Among Underserved Groups

  Research Group: School of Management
This PhD project investigates the influence of digital technologies on consumer decision-making in the retail sector, with a primary focus on underserved groups, e.g., older individuals, people with disabilities, ethnic minorities, individuals from lower socio-economic backgrounds and people with limited qualifications or educational attainment. Read more
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