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  Accounting as constitutive: a historical and contemporary perspective
  Dr A-C Frandsen, Dr W Ben-Khaled
Application Deadline: 27 April 2020

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This project will investigate accounting and accountability as a primary driver of both managing and governing, as exemplified by managing via accounting, in both contemporary and historical settings.
  Accounting as constitutive: a historical and contemporary perspective
  Dr A-C Frandsen, Dr W Ben-Khaled
Application Deadline: 27 April 2020

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This project will investigate accounting and accountability as a primary driver of both managing and governing, as exemplified by managing via accounting, in both contemporary and historical settings.
  Communicating Difficult Health Messages
  Prof I Szmigin, Dr S Leek
Application Deadline: 27 April 2020

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Social media has changed marketing from the simple dissemination of information by organisations to the creation, sharing and exchange of ideas between various stakeholders.
  How tax policy is shaping environmental goals
  Prof P Tuck, Dr R Ormeño- Pérez
Application Deadline: 27 April 2020

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This qualitative project will look at the growth in environmental taxation and analyse the way in which different forms of environmental tax policy can shape the environmental space.
  Relationships between wearable technology, self-efficacy and well-being
  Prof L Harris, Dr R Akamavi
Application Deadline: 27 April 2020

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Wearable technology (WT)’s ownership (e.g. smartwatch, fitness band/sport watch has increased from 3% (2015) to 17% (2018) in UK.
  Stock market disclosure requirements as a source of corporate normativity
  Prof J Bebbington, Dr N Rowbottom
Application Deadline: 27 April 2020

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Stock exchanges are influential shapers of company disclosure expectations with respect to environmental risks but little is known about how stock exchanges view this role nor what risks might be inherent in the distribution of industry listings on particular stock exchanges.
  Deprivation of Liberty in Mental Capacity Law and Practice: A socio-legal study of the new Liberty Protection Safeguards
  Dr R Harding
Applications accepted all year round

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The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 introduced a new legal framework for protecting people with mental capacity impairments from being unlawfully deprived of their liberty through care and treatment arrangements.
  Fully-funded PhD scholarship exploring the merits and challenges inherent in a variety of data sharing models, including bottom-up data Trusts
  Prof S Delacroix
Application Deadline: 17 April 2020

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This scholarship is to support a PhD candidate wishing to study the merits and challenges inherent in a variety of data sharing models, including bottom-up data Trusts.
  Planning for the Future: Legal Decision-Making and Dementia
  Dr R Harding
Applications accepted all year round

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People with dementia and those who care for them are some of the most disadvantaged and powerless people in our society. They require special attention in both law and society to ensure that their voices are heard, their rights are respected, and their interests are protected.
  Adaptive optimisation of road transport infrastructure management
  Dr H Evdorides
Applications accepted all year round

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A road transport system should aim to achieve a fair balance between safety, user satisfaction, condition, cost and the environment.
  Collapse investigation and retrofit of ageing infrastructure against hazardous events
  Dr K Skalomenos
Applications accepted all year round

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Our futuristic vision for Sustainable and Resilient Structures is one that has transparent expectations of structural performance against time, increased loads, environmental changes and natural disasters.
  Data mining techniques for road safety policy making
  Dr H Evdorides
Applications accepted all year round

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Road safety is associated with target setting at policy making lever. Such targets are usually associated with statistical analysis of accident data.
  Effective infrastructure measures to improve pedestrian safety at unsignalised crossings
  Dr H Evdorides
Applications accepted all year round

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The safety of pedestrians is a critical area for improvement in international programmes. The pedestrian star ratings used by iRAP provide an initial benchmark of safety performance and priority improvements that are cost effective.
  Investigating the Interactions between Drilling Mud and Surrounding Soil in Horizontal Directional Drilling
  Dr A Royal, Prof D N Chapman
Applications accepted all year round

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Horizontal directional drilling is a technique that offers the ability to install pipes and cables without the need for open cut excavation.
  Methods of estimation of pedestrian flow suitable for low and middle income countries
  Dr H Evdorides
Applications accepted all year round

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The safety of pedestrians is a critical area for improvement in international programmes. The pedestrian star ratings used by iRAP provide an initial benchmark of safety performance and priority improvements that are cost effective.
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