This 3.5-year doctoral programme is funded by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) - an executive agency of the UK Ministry of Defence.
Military and security personnel encounter an array of potentially life-threatening dangers, with body armour pivotal in protecting these individuals by reducing the possibility of sustaining life-threatening injuries.
This research seeks to utilise prominent digital design and manufacturing technologies (such as 3D scanning, 3D printing, additive manufacture, etc.) to enhance the user-centred design practices of body armour and equipment manufacturers, with a view to maximise the physical performance of the future defence and security workforce.
Given the nature of the funder, specifics relating to the anticipated research activities cannot be disclosed at present.
Primary Supervisor: Dr Andrew Johnson
Secondary Supervisors: Dr Christopher Parker (SDCA) and Dr Carolyn Plateau (SSEHS)
Entry requirements for United Kingdom
Applicants should have or expect to achieve least a high 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. A Master’s degree and/or relevant research experience will be an advantage.
English language requirements
Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.
How to apply
All applications should be made online. Under programme name, select ‘Design’ and quote the advert reference number: SDCA-AJ-2023.
To avoid delays in processing your application, please ensure that you submit the minimum supporting documents and a CV.