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  A comparative study of vocational education: implications for international vocational teacher education
  Ms S Cornelius, Dr S Thomson
Applications accepted all year round

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Research will explore the opportunities and challenges for a global approach to vocational teacher education. The project will aim to identify barriers to internationalisation and explore the theoretical and practical aspects of a more global approach.
  Autism, Inclusion and Formative Assessment
  Dr J Ravet, Dr K Darling-McQuistan
Applications accepted all year round

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As a direct consequence of inclusion legislation and policy, teachers are expected to raise standards of learning in the classroom whilst addressing a wide and complex range of needs.
  Exploring “Learning Spaces” in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  Dr R Shanks, Dr V Greenier
Applications accepted all year round

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This study will explore the ways in which the physical learning environment (i.e.
  Student Teachers and their Emotions on School Placement
  Dr R Shanks, Dr D Johnston
Applications accepted all year round

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Taking a closer look at student teachers’ experiences of learning on school placement very often reveals the emotionally charged nature of working in a school environment.
  Expanding the Evidence Base Through Inter-Sectoral Partnerships for Action on Health Equity
  Dr L D'Ambruoso, Prof I Theodossiou, Prof P Abbott
Applications accepted all year round

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Described as the single most critical development failure of the past 30 years, the majority of births, deaths and causes of death in Africa and Asia are never recorded.
  Investigating methods and applications of citation context analysis
  Dr T Cribbin, Dr S Lauria, Prof G Ghinea, Dr A Money
Applications accepted all year round

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Traditionally, scientometric/text-mining approaches have treated the content of scientific articles and their citations as distinct units of analysis.
  Investigating the value of using emotionally intelligent artificial conversational agents to carry out assessments in higher education or healthcare.
  Dr A Money, Dr T Koulouri
Applications accepted all year round

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Artificial conversational agents can be embodied (physical robots or digital avatars on a screen) or not embodied (chat-bots or digital assistants).
  KESS2 PhD Scholarship: An analysis of effective strategies to re-engage KS4 pupils with Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties in alternative settings in terms of well-being, educational outcomes and attendance
  Prof G Beauchamp, Dr K Hodgkin
Application Deadline: 4 September 2019

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Project Team. Prof Gary Beauchamp (Academic Lead Supervisor). Dr Kieran Hodgkin (Academic Supervisor). Mr Rob Williams (Lead Company Supervisor).
  What place for PE? The meaning of Physical Education within school children’s lives
  Dr J Stirrup
Applications accepted all year round

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Within the UK there has been increased government focus on issues of health, particularly in relation to children. In line with this, schools have increasingly been looked to as vehicles through which to address public health outcomes.
  Enhancing Digital Literacy and Career Aspirations among Young People and their Key Influencers (Advert Reference: SF18/CIS/STRACHAN)
  Dr R Strachan
Applications accepted all year round

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Young people in the UK and elsewhere often have narrow or stereotypical career aspirations. Furthermore, although they may be confident at using social media and other forms of technology through mobile phones and other devices, their digital literacy and digital capabilities are often under developed.
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