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Development Studies PhD Projects in the UK

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  The environmental trade-offs of mining in a biodiversity hotspot
  Dr S Willcock
Application Deadline: 27 January 2019
Historically nations have traded-off environmental degradation to achieve economic development. However, a turning point is sometimes observed above a certain level of wealth where countries invest in pro-environmental efforts.
  Co-Developing Strategies to Promote Inclusive Water Governance in Malawi
  Dr H PRICE, Dr E Adams, Dr T Morse
Application Deadline: 31 January 2019
We are seeking a highly motivated individual to carry out PhD research in the field of water governance, social science and geography.
  Participation, Inclusion, Transparency, Integrity and Rights to Domestic Water Provision in Dar es Salaam
  Dr N Munro, Dr C Miller, Dr O Kweka
Application Deadline: 31 January 2019
Background. In Dar es Salaam, the largest city of Tanzania, water access has been described as “unjust, inequitable and uneven,” with a combination of electricity outages and overall water shortage affecting supply (Smiley 2016, p.1320).
  Transforming practice for health equity: Using the Health Inequalities Assessment Toolkit (HIAT)
  Prof J Popay, Dr A Porroche-Escudero
Application Deadline: 23 January 2019
There is accumulating evidence that some interventions and/or policies can unintentionally increase health inequalities.
  Long-term performance and sustainability of post-disaster housing projects (Advert Reference: RDF19/EE/ABE/WEDAWATTA)
  Dr G Wedawatta
Application Deadline: 25 January 2019
One of the four key priorities of the Sendai Framework of Action 2015-2030 (1) is to ‘Build Back Better’ in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction.
  Genetic contributions to neurodevelopmental disorders
  Dr D Newbury, Prof I Bermudez
Application Deadline: 3 January 2019
Neurodevelopmental disorders, such as Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Intellectual Disability and Developmental Language Disorder are all known to have substantial and overlapping genetic risk contributions that, presumably, affect early brain development (Newbury, Monaco, Paracchini, 2014).
  Transdisciplinary Analysis of the Likelihood of Farming Community Adoption of Different Soil Restoration Strategies, Using a Co-Designed, Integrated Biophysical, Social and Economic Simulation Model
  Dr J Yeluripati, Dr M Hare, Dr J Hillier
Application Deadline: 4 January 2019
Soil degradation is a formidable challenge, disproportionately affecting food security and economic well-being in lower and middle- income countries (Tilahun et al., 2018).
  Homeless Health and Physical Activity: Movement Practices as Resources for Health and Wellbeing
  Dr B Clift, Dr C Pheonix
Application Deadline: 29 January 2019
This PhD project seeks to develop an understanding of the ways in which physical activity can me mobilized as a social and health resource for those in various stages of recovery from homelessness.
  Participatory Action Research on Children’s Exploitative Labour
  Research Group: Centre for Death & Society
  Dr N Howard
Application Deadline: 29 January 2019
This PhD will link up with a DFID-funded programme, ‘Tackling the drivers of child labour and modern slavery – a child-centred approach ’.
  Global Tobacco Supply Chains and Farming
  Dr Michael Bloomfield, Prof J Copestake
Application Deadline: 16 January 2019
Although much is understood about the major tobacco manufacturers, less research has documented evolving tobacco leaf supply chains, including alternatives to tobacco growing in countries, mainly in Africa, that are highly dependent on tobacco leaf.
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