Covid-19 and emergent changes in work practices

   Business School

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  Dr Shainaz Firfiray, Dr Elham Moonesirust  Applications accepted all year round  Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Project

Covid-19 has accelerated the adoption of new work arrangements such as remote working, hybrid work, flexible hours, and virtual meetings. These changes have led to a range of social-psychological and health-related costs for people who had to rapidly adapt to a new work environment. We are inviting applications from highly motivated and ambitious graduates for a full-time PhD programme to undertake research on emergent changes in work practices and their implications for work-life balance and employee well-being.

The University of Aberdeen’s Business School is internationally recognised for its excellent research and is home to several research centres, each focussing on different subject areas. The Business School offers a dynamic research environment that creates unique opportunities for collaboration and critical problem-solving.

Our PhD students will be supported through regular meetings with the supervisory team, personalised career advice, and training on skills such as academic writing and presentation of research findings. Successful candidates will actively participate in our vibrant research community, and there will be opportunities to travel nationally or internationally to attend academic conferences.

Applicants are required to develop a PhD project proposal of not more than 1500 words. The proposal should outline your main research questions, engage with the relevant literature and provide a brief description of the research methods that will be applied to your project.

Applications will be assessed based on academic performance and the quality of the research proposal. Applicants are welcome to discuss their research proposals with Dr Shainaz Firfiray or Dr Elham Moonesirust prior to formally applying.

Applicants should have or are expected to have achieved by the start date of the PhD programme, at least an undergraduate honours degree and a master’s degree in a relevant Social Sciences discipline.

Funding Notes

This PhD project has no funding attached and is therefore available to students (UK/International) who are able to seek their own funding or sponsorship. Supervisors will not be able to respond to requests to source funding.
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-Apply for 'PhD in Management Studies'
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