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  A Critical Study of the Role of Science Diplomacy in Promoting Environmental Protection and Public HealthProject Reference Number: GCUL-2019-009 Morgan
  Prof A Morgan, Prof N Ayad, Dr M Guzkowska
Application Deadline: 17 June 2019

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As more and more of the world population migrate in large waves to live in overcrowded cities in densely populated urban areas, serious environmental issues have arisen.
  Roots, Revivals, and Reinventions: Community Business in Regional Perspective since the 1970sProject Reference Number GSBS-2019-140
  Dr J Greenlees, Dr G Murray
Application Deadline: 28 June 2019

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Project Reference Number GSBS-2019-140. During the 1970s Britain’s long-standing traditions of co-operation and voluntarism experienced a period of innovation and evolution.
  Using child maintenance as a tool to enhance the circumstances, outcomes and wellbeing of lone mothers and children.
  Research Group: Institute for Social Policy, Housing and Equalities Research
  Dr M Treanor, Prof G Bramley
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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When lone-mothers receive child maintenance the risk of poverty reduces and the poverty gap closes by 30% in the UK. Child maintenance is where a non-resident parent regularly gives money to the parent with whom the child lives most of the time as a contribution towards the costs of raising a child.
  Exploring appropriate disaster risk awareness raising methods among informal construction sector
  Dr K Chmutina
Applications accepted all year round

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Rapid but often poorly controlled urbanisation and the increase in construction delivered by informal workers with low levels of education and vocational training in locations highly vulnerable to impacts of natural hazards is common in Low and Middle-Income Countries around the world.
  Understanding the impact of building regulations and planning policies on achieving sustainable and resilient cities
  Dr K Chmutina
Applications accepted all year round

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It is commonly agreed that building regulations and planning policies play an important role in reducing disaster risks; yet there is little understanding about disaster risk creation in the contexts where building regulations and planning policies are absent or poorly implemented.
  Values and political orientations of India’s middle class [ political psychology international politics / development ]
  Dr T Capelos
Applications accepted all year round

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With Dr. Ipshita Basu at Westminster University we are investigating the role of values and emotions as determinants of the political orientations of India’s middle class.
  Psychosocial factors influencing use of performance enhancing drugs in sport and exercise
  Dr I D Boardley
Applications accepted all year round

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This project can be offered either on a full-time or a part-time basis. Please email the prospective supervisor for more details.
  Community based water management institutions for delivering water and health
  Research Group: International Development
  Dr PB Anand, Prof Amir Sharif
Applications accepted all year round

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Until recently community based water institutions have been justified mainly on financial grounds and as mechanisms for delivering services in a context where state institutions have been withdrawing from this space due to neoliberal policy changes.
  Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Studentship
  Dr C Padden
Application Deadline: 5 July 2019

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The studentship is specifically related to the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). This would be suited to a student who is enthusiastic about behaviour analytic research and is an opportunity to work collaboratively with the ABA and Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) programme team at the Tizard Centre.
  Sociology
  Prof C Shilling
Applications accepted all year round

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Sociology at Kent covers a range of areas, including social and critical theory, social movements, globalisation and everyday life, cities and space, media and technology, class, ‘race’ and ethnicity, gender, work, visual sociology, the welfare state, risk and society, violence, NGOs and organisations, and social aspects of the body.
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