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  The Economics of Superstars: Wages in Sport - understanding using primary data the changes over the postwar period in sport for its foremost performers
  Dr J Reade, Dr S Jewell
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The work of Sherwin Rosen (1981) established a literature on the economics of superstars - an attempt to explain the very high premia top performers in a given field are able to attract.
  Modern and contemporary social and political theatre
  Dr V Angelaki
Applications accepted all year round

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In the recent period we have been witnessing a considerable turn towards experimentation and formal flow on British stages. For a theatre culture that had previously been, with few notable exceptions, profoundly embedded in traditions of social realism, the turn has been as notable as it has been significant.
  Smart textiles to support rehabilitation and daily living activities post stroke
  Prof R McCrindle
Applications accepted all year round

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"The aim of this PhD is to investigate how smart textiles and/or other wearables can be used to assist people who have had a stroke with their communication, rehabilitation, and/or reengagement in daily living activities and hobbies.
  Co-designing alcohol Interventions
  Dr R Dhital
Applications accepted all year round

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Background Alcohol use has been identified as the cause of approximately 3.3 million deaths worldwide every year, approximately 5.9% of all deaths (WHO, 2014).
  Auditory cognition and human factors
  Dr P Beaman
Applications accepted all year round

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Expressions of interest are invited on any topics related to either auditory cognition and working memory or to human factors as they relate to energy conservation and climate change.
  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.
  Collaboration and business value proposition in multi-organisational construction projects
  Dr S Kabiri, Dr M Shahrestani
Applications accepted all year round

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Despite a wealth of research on the topic of collaboration among construction participants, conflicting instances affecting project success remains as one of the challenges in construction industry with various levels of negative impacts on the output of the project.
  Collaboration in Design and Construction Teams: Exploring the factors that may influence the adoption of Integrated Project Insurance (IPI) and its potential to improve collaboration among project participants
  Prof J Connaughton
Applications accepted all year round

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Effective collaboration among design and construction teams is an ongoing challenge in modern building construction due primarily to the increasingly complex and highly-specialised range of inputs required from architects, engineers, specialist manufacturers and installers.
  Construction Cost Management
  Dr L Mbugua, Prof J Connaughton
Applications accepted all year round

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The traditional role of a Quantity Surveyor, focused on measurement and preparation of bill of quantities, is changing as the construction industry embraces new technologies.
  Developing a security-minded but open and transparent digital built environment sector
  Prof C Harty
Applications accepted all year round

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The built environment sector in the UK has been undergoing a digital transformation.
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