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Social Work, Social Policy & Administration PhD Projects

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  Improving the effectiveness of social advertising
  Research Group: Applied, Social and Health Psychology Research Group
  Dr M Zawisza, Dr D McDermott
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Applied, Social and Health Psychology Research Group - http://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-technology/research/our-research-institutes-and-groups/applied-social-and-health-psychology.
  The impact of transcultural migration on body image and disordered eating
  Research Group: Applied, Social and Health Psychology Research Group
  Prof V Swami
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Applied, Social and Health Psychology Research Group - http://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-technology/research/our-research-institutes-and-groups/applied-social-and-health-psychology.
  Using interpersonal touch as a means to improve carer and patient relationship
  Research Group: Applied, Social and Health Psychology Research Group
  Dr C Jansson-Boyd, Dr D Antoniotti de Vasconcelos e Sa, Dr J Aspell
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Applied, Social and Health Psychology Research Group - http://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-technology/research/our-research-institutes-and-groups/applied-social-and-health-psychology.
  The investigation of the fire risk of clothes contaminated with different skin emollients and paraffin based personal care products
  Research Group: Forensic & Investigative Sciences Research Group
  Dr S Hall, Dr J Morrissey
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Forensic & Investigative Sciences Research Group - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/forensic-and-investigative.
  Develop smart, dementia-friendly signage
  Research Group: Future Cities Research Network
  Dr F Pascale, Dr A Pooley
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Future Cities Research Network - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/future-cities.
  Mitigation, adaptation, built asset management and climate change
  Research Group: Future Cities Research Network
  Prof K Jones, Dr A Coday
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Future Cities Research Network - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/future-cities.
  An exploration of professionals’ decision making in the protection of vulnerable adults
  Dr M Kettle, Dr S Grant
Applications accepted all year round

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Project reference number. SHLS019024. The recent Care Inspectorate thematic inspection of Adult Support and Protection in Scotland highlights a number of key issues.
  Exploring the relationship between social work and the UK Government’s Prevent Strategy
  Prof S Webb, Dr S Jackson, Dr N Farmer
Applications accepted all year round

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Project reference number. SHLS19021. The Prevent policy is a strand of the Governments Countering Violent Extremism (C.V.E) policy CONTEST.
  The experiences of families of African descent within the statutory child protection intervention in Scotland.
  Dr I Jackson, Dr S Jackson, Dr N Farmer
Applications accepted all year round

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Project reference number. SHLS019022. There is a paucity of research that has sought to explore the experiences of families of African descent within the statutory child protection context in Scotland.
  Understanding the therapeutic relationship between residential care staff and young people with substance use problems.
  Prof L Elliott, Prof S Dawe
Applications accepted all year round

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Project reference number. SHLS19008. A number of studies highlight a significant relationship between ‘Adverse Childhood Experiences’ (A.C.E), and the development of problematic substance use.
  PhD Studentship opportunity exploring young people’s school to work transitions
  Prof S Gewirtz, Dr T de St Croix
Application Deadline: 7 October 2019

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Location. London. Funding for. UK Students, EU Students. Funding amount. £17,675 stipend pa for four years (tax free), home/EU tuition fees (also for four years) plus up to £1000 pa for training and support and up to £1600 for an overseas institutional visit.
  Safety in Voluntary Construction (Advert Reference: SF18/MCE/CRAPPER)
  Prof M Crapper
Applications accepted all year round

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Commercial construction work is dangerous, often subject to profitmaking pressures that can hinder improvements in safety.
  Conversation analysis of health communication
  Dr S Speer
Applications accepted all year round

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Good communication can enhance health outcomes. In order to optimise health communication in different settings it is important to understand what interactional techniques are used, and which techniques work well and less well.
  Working to identify support needs for staff working within prison environments.
  Prof J Shaw, Dr A Shepherd
Applications accepted all year round

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Prisons represent intense sites of mental distress and suffering. Epidemiological studies demonstrate consistently high rates of mental disorder amongst prisoners globally.
  Addressing barriers to maternity care for migrant women
  Research Group: Health Inequalities
  Dr M Cooper
Applications accepted all year round

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It is well documented that migrant women experience barriers accessing maternity care. These include language barriers, cultural differences, lack of understanding of services and also financial barriers.
  Master's by Research Scholarship. Past Times: Evaluating a Community Project for Older Adults
  Dr D Leeming, Dr K Shibazaki
Application Deadline: 28 October 2019

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This is an exciting opportunity for a funded Master’s by Research Scholarship within the School of Human and Health Sciences at the University of Huddersfield.
  Investigating models of survivorship care for patients with haematological malignancie.
  Dr D Allsup
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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The haematological cancers lymphoma, leukaemia and myeloma represent 8% of all cancers and collectively are the fifth commonest cancer.
  Criminology
  Prof C Shilling
Applications accepted all year round

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Criminology is an important part of the activities of the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR. The atmosphere of the School is informal and friendly and there is a lively and diverse postgraduate community.
  Social Policy
  Prof C Shilling
Applications accepted all year round

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We offer research supervision across a broad range of social policy topics and themes. The study of welfare arrangements is a fundamental part of what we do.
  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.
  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
Applications accepted all year round

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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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