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  Glasgow School for Business and Society

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Glasgow Caledonian University's commitment to the Common Good is realised in applied research which addresses major societal challenges, enabling communities in the UK and internationally to build inclusive societies and live healthy lives in sustainable environments.
  Microalgae as an alternative for antimicrobial resistance pressure reduction
  Dr A Escudero
Application Deadline: 2 June 2020

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This project is one of 16 four year PhD Studentships funded by Medical Research Scotland (https://www.medicalresearchscotland.org.uk) to be delivered jointly by the named University and External Partner Organisation (EPO).
  An evaluation of the impact of the Scottish government’s economic strategy on gender equality.
  Dr J Campbell, Ms E Thomson, Dr V Chiotis
Applications accepted all year round

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Inclusive growth has been described by the OECD as “economic growth that creates opportunity for all segments of the population and distributes the dividends of increased prosperity fairly across society”.
  Fairness in Supply Chain Exchanges
  Dr N Palit
Applications accepted all year round

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The concept of fairness/justice was conceptualised since the time of Aristotle and Plato (Liu et al., 2012). This concept of fairness has been studied in various economic and social exchanges (Geerberg & Cropanzano, 1993).
  From marketing to communication: investigating co-creation in the context of charitable foundations
  Dr L Carey, Mr E Galan Cubillo, Ms I Garcia Medina
Applications accepted all year round

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The philanthropic ambitions of large corporations can take the form of monetary donations to charitable organisations and other sporadic interventions related to the benefit of their employees or wider society.
  Promoting Internationalisation in Higher Education – an investigation into the impact of international exchange opportunities in Scottish Colleges of Further Education
  Prof R Gilmour, Dr L Carey, Mr B McEwan
Applications accepted all year round

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Increasing Organisational Capacity to deliver relevant and impactful International Exchange opportunities for Scotland’s Colleges of Further Education (FE)…
  Representations of the Workings of the Human Mind in Cinema and Television Fiction
  Prof J Cook, Dr H Bassil-Morozow
Applications accepted all year round

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Project Reference Number. GSBS-2020-002. From the dawn of cinema, fantasy has been intrinsic to film narrative. Films have also explored and represented memory and dreams.
  Supply chain coordination for effective implementation of the blockchains
  Dr N Palit
Applications accepted all year round

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The use of blockchains in the supply chains has got the attention of many of the industries of late e.g. organisations like Walmart and IBM are collaboratively working for the applications in the food sector (IBM, 2019).
  The impact of interactive technologies on the development of omni-channel retailing and consumption behaviour.
  Dr N Siddiqui, Prof V Charissis, Prof M Mannion
Applications accepted all year round

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Project Reference Number. GSBS-2020-007. Retailers have embraced a variety of online interactive technologies to successfully engage their customers to browse, “try before you buy” and complete a purchase.
  The Sub-Contracting Social Entrepreneur?
  Dr A Aitken, Dr S Ogden
Applications accepted all year round

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Social entrepreneurs often possess useful and unique skills and knowledge (Kelly, 2007) and engage in commercial activity that is primarily focussed on the achievement of social impact rather than profit (Roy, et al.
  Adaptive design of the UK dwellings to reduce summertime overheating
  Dr I Wong, Prof A Klemm, Dr D McCormick
Applications accepted all year round

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SCEBE-20-001-ILWSF. Background. The traditional UK dwellings are generally designed with small area of façade openings and building facades with lower U-values to reduce heat losses in winter.
  Advanced Data Analytics for Condition Assessment of Smart Grid Power Electronic Systems
  Dr A Aboushady, Dr G Morison
Applications accepted all year round

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SCEBE-20-011-AASF. Power converters are becoming an integral part of future smart grids. These provide a necessary interface between the source of power available and the load/network by conditioning the energy flow to meet pre-defined system specs and/or grid code requirements.
  Developing A Smart Venturi Wet-Gas Meters To Foster Efficient Gas Production And Digital Transformation
  Prof D McGlinchey, Dr S Smith, Dr G Chinello
Applications accepted all year round

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SCEBE-20-020-DMSF. Wet gas metering is essential to enable optimized and cost-effective production of natural gas. There is demonstrably significant industrial demand for a smart metering device with diagnostic capabilities.
  Feasibility testing of Robotics and Part handling by Advanced Simulation for Small and Medium sized Enterprises
  Dr C Harrison, Dr M Mata, Mr D Semple
Applications accepted all year round

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SCEBE-20-010-CHSF. Background. Robotics has found increasing application in UK PLC industry in larger volume applications (by parts count) and in bigger companies (typically multinationals and FTSE350 companies) however its adoption by Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SME’s) has been more problematic.
  Intelligent Self Explaining Systems
  Prof M Mannion, Prof H Tianfield
Applications accepted all year round

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SCEBE-20-014-MMS. Background. In the context of the increasing presence of intelligent computer-based systems that are making decisions for humans or giving advice that is acted upon, the provision of explanations for these decisions and this advice is an enduring concern for society at large.
  Machine Learning Based Multi-Agent Control of Distribution Networks for Optimal Utilization of Ancillary Services
  Dr M Farrag, Mr A Arshad
Applications accepted all year round

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SCEBE-20-021-MEFSF. Traditionally, power system is dominated by large generators that inject power into high voltage transmission, is transported to passive distribution networks and delivered to consumers at various voltage levels.
  Methods for Smart Sustainable Electrochemical Drilling
  Dr A Gomez, Prof A De Silva
Applications accepted all year round

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SCEBE-20-005-AAGGSF. The development of novel materials for the aerospace, and oil and gas industries requires the development of advanced and efficient manufacturing processes such as Electrochemical Machining (ECM).
  Process Developments for Sustainable Electrochemical Machining (SECM)
  Dr A Gomez, Prof A De Silva
Applications accepted all year round

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SCEBE-20-015-ADSSF. Electrochemical machining (ECM) has established itself in niche areas of manufacturing, e.g.
  Procuring and delivering large publicly funded construction projects for the Common Good
  Dr C Thomson, Dr N Callaghan
Applications accepted all year round

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SCEBE-20-003-CTSF. Increased public investment is seeing a rise in large scale multi-million construction projects which play a significant role in providing services but also in shaping the urban environment and communities within which they sit.
  Regulation of water and nutrient cycles with Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) in a changing environment
  Dr A Ollauri, Dr A Escudero, Dr S B Mickovski
Applications accepted all year round

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SCEBE-20-002-AGOSF. Climate change and population growth are threatening the quality and resilience of the Earth’s ecosystems. On the one hand, climate change is dramatically increasing the recurrence and impact of floods throughout Europe.
  The Investigation of Cold-Formed Thin-Walled Structural Members with Perforations Subjected to Different Loading Conditions
  Dr M Kulatunga, Prof M Macdonald
Applications accepted all year round

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SCEBE-20-017-MKSF. Background. Cold-formed steel sections have become competitive structural components in the modern building construction due to their inherent favourable characteristics over conventional hot-rolled steel members.
  Two-Lobe Swirl Duct Design Template for Blood Flow
  Prof D McGlinchey, Dr E Smith, Dr T Jones
Applications accepted all year round

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SCEBE-20-018-DMSF. Background. The first design of swirl-inducing duct was patented in 1899 to improve the dredging of river sediments.
  An exploration of decision-making processes in adult protection in Scotland
  Dr M Kettle, Dr S Grant
Applications accepted all year round

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Ref. SHLS20026. The recent Care Inspectorate thematic inspection of Adult Support and Protection (ASP) in Scotland highlights a number of key issues.
  Assessment of Spectacle Independence with Multifocal IOLs utilising Patient Reported Outcomes
  Dr C Hamer, Dr K Bannigan
Applications accepted all year round

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Ref. SHLS20024 Hamer. In cataract surgery, the assessments, procedure and implants (intraocular lenses, IOLs) have all improved to such an extent, that it is now possible to correct pre-existing refractive error (need for spectacles) [1-4].
  Determinants associated with physical activity levels in chronic neuropathic pain
  Mr T Chee-Wee, Mr P Cameron, Dr P Dall
Applications accepted all year round

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Ref. SHLS20035 Tan. People with chronic neuropathic pain (CNP) experience poor quality of life, health and physical function outcomes.
  Developing an intervention to maximise nurse antibiotic prescribing for Upper Respiratory Tract Infections (URTI).
  Dr V Ness, Dr L Price, Dr K McAloney-Kocaman
Applications accepted all year round

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Ref. SHLS20034 Ness. Antimicrobial resistance is a public health priority with human, financial and social costs. One of the main contributors to this resistance is the inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics.
  Development of interventions combining exercise, patient education and pain management on free-living physical activity and quality of life in individuals with intermittent claudication.
  Dr C Seenan, Dr U Abaraogu, Dr P Dall
Applications accepted all year round

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Ref. SHLS20036 Seenan. Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a common vascular disease which is characterised by pain and exercise intolerance, termed Intermittent Claudication (IC), due to reduction in blood flow to skeletal muscles in the lower limbs.
  Evaluation of interventions to address hepatitis C virus infection among children born to mothers with a history of injecting drug use in Scotland
  Prof S Hutchinson, Dr N Palmateer
Application Deadline: 19 June 2020

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REF SHLS-20002 Hutchinson. There are an estimated 41,000 to 59,000 children of problem drug using parents in Scotland, representing about 4-5% of children aged under 16.
  Exploring eye care pathways, patient priorities and economics in low and middle-income countries
  Dr S Jonuscheit, Dr N McHugh, Prof N Strang
Applications accepted all year round

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Ref. SHLS20031. Background. Worldwide, about 400 million people are visually impaired or blind, constituting considerable demand for eye care.1 Effective and accessible eye care can make a significant difference to the lives of millions of people as 80% of all causes of visual impairment are preventable or curable.
  Exploring the relationship between contemporary environmental concerns and social work
  Prof S Webb, Dr H Lynch
Applications accepted all year round

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Ref. SHLS20021 Webb. It is clear from current evidence that contemporary environmental challenges impact disproportionality on those who are socially and economically disadvantaged.
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