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Collaborative PhD Scholarship - Evaluation of Mobile Systems & Mobile Analytics


Leeds University Business School

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About the Project

Applications are invited for an N8 Policing Research Partnership (N8 PRP) Collaborative PhD scholarship in the University of Leeds, commencing on 1 October 2015 for students from the United Kingdom and European Union.

Information systems evaluation remains a ‘thorny problem’ for both scholarship and practice. The current generation of mobile systems in use in organisations provide particular challenges for evaluation but also provide new forms of data which can be used in the evaluation process. The research will address the evaluation of mobile information systems and the use of new forms of data in a particularly challenging context: policing in the UK. It will be based on action research cycles and located within one UK police service.

The successful applicant will take up their research in Leeds University Business School’s AIMTech Research Centre, whose focus is on the inter-relationship between new technologies, information management and organisational change. The researcher will also be associated with the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies (CCJS) in the School of Law, one of the leading criminological centres of its genre.

Leeds University Business School has entered the top ten business and management research institutions in the UK, according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014). The Business School has been ranked ninth in the UK for the quality its research, with 82% of research submitted judged by experts to be either ’world leading’ or ’internationally excellent’.

The School of Law is one of the leading law schools in the UK and has been providing instruction in law since its inception in 1899. It has a community of around fifty dedicated academic staff and fifteen support staff who foster a supportive environment for legal and criminological studies. The School has been ranked 8th in the UK for the quality and impact of its research, according to the REF 2014.

This collaborative studentship is one of nine being supported by the N8 Policing Research Partnership (N8 PRP) as part of a Higher Education Council for England funded programme “Innovation and the Application of Knowledge for More Effective Policing”. The N8 Research Partnership is a collaboration of the eight most research intensive universities in the North of England.

You will be a member of a mutually supportive research community of postgraduate researchers engaged in collaborative PhD programmes that have been designed in conjunction with policing partners. You will also be part of an innovative training network supported by the N8 PRP through which you will benefit from advanced training, methods and skills development.

More information about the project is available by contacting Professor David Allen at [Email Address Removed] or Dr Stuart Lister at [Email Address Removed].

Funding Notes

The award is available for UK or EU candidates undertaking full-time study commencing on 1 October 2015. The award will be made for one year in the first instance and is renewable for a further period of up to two years, subject to satisfactory academic progress.

The successful candidate will be eligible for full tuition fees at the UK/EU rate and maintenance at standard Research Council rates (currently £14,057 for 2015/16)

All candidates must meet our PhD programme entry requirements.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo security clearance before undertaking action research within the collaborating police service.


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