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Social Work, Social Policy & Administration PhD Projects

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  Community resilience in an age of austerity – examining volunteering as a response to public sector cuts
  Research Group: Strategy and International Business group
  Dr G Nichols, Dr M McGuinness
Applications accepted all year round

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This research will examine community response to cuts in local government support of traditional leisure services through the theoretical frameworks of social capital (1), the big society (2, 3), community resilience (4,5) and how these are constructed and understood in the context of disruption to local community structures arising from austerity measures.
  Exploring the psychological factors that influence change in online behaviour
  Dr N Davinson
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Psychologists recognise the way in which someone engages with technology can present threats to online security. Phishing attacks and identity theft attempts often arise from unsafe online behaviours, and users have a significant role to play in avoiding such attacks.
  Exploring the vulnerable suspects’ pathway through the criminal justice system to improve on practice-based frameworks.
  Dr L Farrugia
Applications accepted all year round

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Current guidance makes some provisions for vulnerable suspects to be treated with ‘special care’ upon first entering police custody.
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