Developing a Model of Biosecurity Persuasion for Bovine Tuberculosis: An Examination of Different Styles of Biosecurity Communication Employed by Farm Vets and Advisors
This research will work with the TB Advisory Service to examine the geographical variations in the implementation of biosecurity by farmers in different areas of animal disease risk, and examine how different styles of biosecurity communication are used by vets and farm advisors to encourage farmers to implement biosecurity.
The research will be undertaken in collaboration with the TB Advisory Service and Vet Partners
Cardiff University, School of Geography and Planning, supported by the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership for Wales invites applications for funded PhD study. These ‘collaborative studentships’ involve liaison with a non-academic organisation. They will commence in October 2022. The following collaborative studentships are available:
In the Environmental Planning pathway, “Developing a Model of Biosecurity Persuasion for Bovine Tuberculosis: An Examination of Different Styles of Biosecurity Communication Employed by Farm Vets and Advisors”
TB Advisory Service and Vet Partners
Both the University and the ESRC Wales DTP value diversity and equality at all levels and we encourage applications from all sections of the community. To increase recruitment of currently underrepresented groups, applications from Black British, Asian British, minority ethnicity British and mixed- race British candidates are particularly encouraged. We welcome applications for both full and part-time study.
Candidates should have a background in the social sciences, holding a 1st or strong upper 2nd class degree; applications from those with a relevant research training Masters degree (or equivalent research training) will be considered for a +3 award. Wales DTP studentships are available to both home and international (including EU/EEA) students. All applicants will be eligible for a full award consisting of a maintenance stipend and payment of tuition fees at the UK research organisation rate. Applicants must satisfy studentship eligibility requirements. For further details see the UKRI web site. Successful international student applicants will receive a fully-funded Wales DTP studentship and will not be charged the fees difference between the UK and international rate.
1+3 OR +3?
A 1+3 studentship provides funding for four years (or part-time equivalent), completing a research training Masters in the 1st year, followed by 3 years research funding for a PhD. A +3 studentship provides funding for the three years PhD research study only (or part-time equivalent).
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants to Cardiff University should apply via the direct application service at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying/how-to-apply by the ESRC deadline of 12 noon, on 31st May 2022. In the funding section, please select “I will be applying for a scholarship/grant” and “ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Partnership”.
Supporting documents (and any queries) should be sent to [Email Address Removed]. Applicants should indicate in the funding section of the PhD application form that they are applying for ESRC funding.
Incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.
1. Covering letter: Please address to Dr Enticott. The covering letter (2 pages maximum) must name the collaborative studentship being applied for. It must set out your reasons and motivation for applying; expectations of doctoral study; your academic interests generally, and particularly how these relate to the description of the project supplied. Please specify whether you wish to apply on a +3 or 1+3 basis.
2. Academic / Professional Qualifications: Where appropriate, this should also include proof of English Language Competency (see institutional entry requirements).
3. References: Two academic references. Candidates must approach referees themselves and include references with their application.
4. Curriculum Vitae: no longer than two pages.
5. Research Proposal: For collaborative studentships, the proposal should build directly on the outline description that has been supplied. The proposal should be up to a maximum of 1000 words, not including bibliographic references. We suggest using the following five headings in your research proposal:
· Your reflections on the title, aims and purpose of the research;
· An overview of key research literature relevant to the study;
· Your proposals for developing the design and methods of the study;
· A description of potential outcomes of the project for understanding, knowledge, policy and practice;
· Bibliographic references
This program is available in English only. To request information in Welsh contact the Postgraduate Recruitment Team ([Email Address Removed]).