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Geography (knowledge) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  The effects of high-speed rail on innovation and developing inter-connected high-tech science landscape in Taiwan
  Dr C Chen, Dr O Sykes, Dr C Wong, Dr C Li
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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This PhD research project aims to examine the impacts of high-speed rail (hereafter HSR) on facilitating innovation and unpack the phenomenal clustering of knowledge spill-over across high-tech and knowledge-intensive activities and actors in Taiwan.
  Transport of radioactive waste along the Sellafield shoreline: climate change impact and mitigation strategies through nature based solutions
  Dr N Leonardi, Prof A Plater
Applications accepted all year round

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This proposal aims to build on previous collaboration across the Department of Geography and Planning and NNL on the ARCoES project.
  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.
  Data synthesis and integration for improved climate impact assessment, modelling and policy
  Dr R Cornforth, Dr E Tarnavsky
Applications accepted all year round

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Climate change is already demonstrated in changes in the frequency and severity of extreme weather events.
  Sensory Navigation: Reading the Sensescape of a City
  Dr Carolina Vasilikou, Prof L Shao
Applications accepted all year round

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Sensory navigation proposes to introduce a novel way of experiencing the city centre of Reading, through the senses, including the visual, thermal, acoustic, visual and olfactory environment.
  PhD Studentship Opportunity in Sustainable Innovation at Heathrow
  Dr M Mulheron
Application Deadline: 18 August 2019

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Heathrow has a bold ambition as it sets a direction towards a future of sustainable aviation. Its sustainability strategy – Heathrow 2.0 – sets stretching objectives in diverse areas such as community wellbeing, climate change and the circular economy.
  SEESALT: Novel ways to ’SEE’ coastal ’SALT’ marshes using low-cost drones and sensors
  Dr D Green, Dr D Mauquoy
Applications accepted all year round

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Saltmarshes are found extensively along low wave energy coastlines resulting from fine sediment accumulation and vegetation establishment.
  KESS2 PhD Scholarship: Research into Microbially Enhanced Mine Water Geothermal Energy
  Dr A Mitchell
Application Deadline: 18 August 2019

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Low enthalpy geothermal heat recovery and storage in abandoned flooded coal mines is an area of increasing interest as we move towards decarbonised heating and energy systems in both domestic and industrial settings.
  Community Resilience – Benefit or Burden?
  Dr T Coates
Applications accepted all year round

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Community resilience has become a central part of disaster management approaches over recent years, adopted by policymakers and practitioners’ worldwide.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Geospatial Systems - 4 year PhD Studentships

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 The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Geospatial Systems invites high-quality applications for up to 9 fully funded 4-year PhDs at Newcastle University and University of Nottingham.
  Investigating the impact of climate change on riverine flooding (Advert Reference: SF18/MCE/MOTTA)
  Dr D Motta
Applications accepted all year round

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Riverine flooding evaluation typically includes a hydrologic analysis to estimate the flood peak discharge or hydrograph for a reference return period, and a hydraulic model to compute the corresponding water surface elevations and flooded areas.
  PhD position, Biomass supply chain planning and Life Cycle Assessment
  Dr A Sosa
Application Deadline: 20 August 2019

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The successful candidate will join a 4-year research project funded by the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI).
  Scholarships available for SECReT: The International Training Centre for Security and Crime Related Research Degrees

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SECReT. The International Training Centre for Security and Crime Related Research Degrees View All CDTs UCL SECReT SECReT.
  Reconstructing BSE: Government Policy and Public Health across Humans and Animals (October 2019 or January 2020 start)
  Dr J Stark, Prof G.J.N Gooday, Dr D Gilfoyle
Application Deadline: 30 August 2019

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This is a collaborative doctoral project with The National Archives and explores the intersection of public health policy, science communication, and human-animal interactions.
  Making the Invisible Visible: Environmental Data Visualisation for Research and Public Engagement
  Research Group: School of Biology
  Dr C Hassall
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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Note. This project is a self-funded MSc by Research. That means that the candidate would need to pay their own fees and maintenance.
  Marine ecology and spatial planning for changing coral reef ecosystems
  Research Group: School of Biology
  Dr M Beger
Applications accepted all year round

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This is an open call for international or self-funded students who wish to develop their skill base in marine conservation science.
  Change lives and shape futures with a PhD in Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences

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Join a research community that transcends disciplinary boundaries to tackle the biggest challenges facing humanity. United, we're tackling global challenges such as environmental sustainability, climate change, business innovation, social justice, poverty and conflict response.
  Planning and Environment PhD opportunities

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Planning and Environmental Management at The University of Manchester concerns the development of the communities and places in which we live and work.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Geospatial Systems - 4 year PhD Studentships

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 The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Geospatial Systems invites high-quality applications for up to 9 fully funded 4-year PhDs at Newcastle University and University of Nottingham.
  The fourth agricultural revolution: social and ethical issues at the interfaces between technology and farming communities
  Dr D Rose
Application Deadline: 7 September 2019

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Agriculture sits on the cusp of a fourth technology revolution. New technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, Drones, Big Data, the Internet of Things, robotics, gene editing (and more!), have the potential to transform food production beyond recognition.
  Architectural Atmospheres: Tools, Methods and Design Processes - what agents and processes are brought into play to make the notion of atmosphere operational in defining new tools and design methodologies
  Dr I Wieczorek, Prof F B Samuel
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD is open to those who wish to explore and promote the sensory dimension of the built environment and, particularly, to evaluate and critically reflect on the notion of ambiance/atmosphere (as a spatial phenomenon) and its importance for the design of lived space, and thus, its implications for architectural production.
  The definition of an Architect. Professional identity in a changing world and the role of the architect in the future
  Prof F B Samuel, Prof L Farrelly
Applications accepted all year round

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What it means to be an architect is highly contested.
  PhD Studentship Opportunity in the Influence of urban natural capital on public attitudes and behaviour towards climate change action
  Prof R Murphy
Application Deadline: 25 August 2019

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Wates is one of the largest privately-owned construction, development and property services companies in the UK.
  Information extraction from large point cloud datasets
  Dr L Fan, Dr C Zhang
Applications accepted all year round

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This project aims to develop new/improved data analytic methods for information (e.g. key data points, features) extraction from large-scale point cloud datasets to support some typical applications such as data simplification, object recognition, classification and 3D reconstruction in built environment.
  Predicting future compound hazards of coastal flooding
  Dr P Robins
Application Deadline: 1 September 2019

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This scholarship aims to understand the present and future risks posed by flooding and associated poor water quality in estuaries.
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