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Queen’s University Belfast PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  PhD Accounting

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The accounting group is energetic and continuously strives for excellence in teaching and its scholarship. The group's research strengths range from accounting change to accounting education, and from performance measurement to financial accounting, using both quantitative and qualitative research techniques.
  PhD Economics

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OVERVIEW. The economics group is an energetic and enterprising research cluster that continuously strives for excellence in both its teaching and its scholarship.
  PhD Education

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OVERVIEW. You'll be part of a dynamic doctoral research environment and will study alongside students from over 25 different countries; we supervise students undertaking research in key educational areas including.
  PhD English

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OVERVIEW. The School of Arts, English and Languages offers programmes which map broadly onto the following research areas. Broadcast Literacy.
  PhD Finance

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OVERVIEW. The finance group is an energetic and enterprising research cluster that continuously strives for excellence in both its teaching and its scholarship.
  PhD History

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OVERVIEW. Modern History is a dynamic and growing research area at Queen's, with additional appointments adding to our strength in intellectual and religious history, modern Ireland, modern Britain and its empire, the United States and twentieth-century Europe.
  PhD Law

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OVERVIEW. The School of Law at Queen's has a long and distinguished record of achievement in both education and research.
  PhD Management

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OVERVIEW. The management group is an energetic and enterprising research cluster that continuously strives for excellence in both its teaching and its scholarship.
  PhD Politics

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OVERVIEW. The School has a strong international reputation for innovative research, across a wide range of specialist research strengths.
  PhD Translation

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OVERVIEW. Translation is part of the Modern Languages research cluster, which provides a vibrant environment for both disciplinary and interdisciplinary scholarship.
  Queen's University Belfast-NCI Cancer Research Four-Year Doctoral Training Programme

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KEY PROGRAMME INFORMATION. ENTRY YEAR. 2020. PROGRAMME LENGTH*. 4 year(s). * In year 1, you will complete a Masters Programme at Queen's University Belfast, followed by a three-year PhD programme based at the US National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Washington DC, USA.
  Redox Flow Battery Materials for Energy Storage
  Dr P Nockemann
Applications accepted all year round

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INTRODUCTION. Applications from students (only UK/EU nationals due to funding restrictions) are invited for a research studentship at the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Queen’s University of Belfast.
  Evaluation of natural plant based botanicals as alternative to therapeutic antibiotics
  Dr C Situ
Applications accepted all year round

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It has become widely recognised that antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the biggest health threats that mankind faces encompassing huge health and economic burdens on governments and societies in every region of the globe.
  Law at Queen's: Postgraduate Research Opportunities

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Profile Description. Research at the School of Law, Queen's University Belfast. Law has been taught at Queen's University Belfast for over 150 years and we are proud of our long tradition of delivering first-class legal education in stunning surroundings.
  Developing and Analysing models for cancer invasion
  Dr A Zhigun
Application Deadline: 30 November 2019

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Cancer cell migration is an essential stage in the development and expansion of tumours and their metastases. Once a malignant tumour arises in some part of the body, it can grow and make its way through the surrounding tissue matrix in order to reach the blood vessels.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Photonic Integration & Advanced Data Storage

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EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Photonic Integration & Advanced Data Storage.
  3D printed polymer nanocomposites
  Dr O Istrate, Prof B Chen
Application Deadline: 12 March 2020

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Additive manufacturing (3D printing) is one of several new technological breakthroughs that are expected to lead the factories of the future, where conventional equipment will be replaced by smart, flexible and customized systems.
  CFD of Flow and Temperature Control Using Porous Materials
  Dr Y Mahmoudi Larimi
Applications accepted all year round

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The use of porous materials (i.e. solid medium permeated by a network of pores), in particular, for passive control of flow and thermal purposes has received considerable academic and industrial attention over the past five decades.
  Design and productionisation of aerodynamic bearings using foil and hybrid air bearing technology for high speed turbo-machinery applications
  Prof S Spence
Application Deadline: 27 March 2020

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The project is funded by EPSRC and Westwind Ltd, which is the world’s leading specialist air bearing designer and manufacturer.
  Finite Element Modelling for Optimisation of Renewable packaging
  Dr G Menary
Applications accepted all year round

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This project aims at developing fundamental knowledge of the processing behaviour for a new bio sourced polymer that will transform the packaging industry (an industry worth 57 billion) by replacing petroleum based PET containers for the carbonated soft drink (CSD) and water industries.
  Future retail electricity market structure and operations with increasing customer engagement
  Dr A Foley
Applications accepted all year round

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SSE supply electricity and gas to around 9 million household and business accounts. SSE is one of the UK’s largest QUB - Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering PhD Project 2019-2020.
  Modelling Aircraft Fatigue Load Spectra and the Effect of Novel Aircraft Designs
  Dr A Murphy, Dr M Geron
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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This project is funded through a prestigious EPSRC iCASE award and will be carried out within a large research team (including academics, PhDs and Post-Doctoral researchers) who conduct exciting and innovative research in collaboration with Rolls-Royce.
  Multifunctional polymer nanocomposites for energy or healthcare applications
  Prof B Chen
Applications accepted all year round

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Multifunctional elastomer nanocomposites are promising in a variety of applications including stretchable electronic devices, soft robotics, actuators, sensors, wearable medical devices and soft tissue scaffolds.
  SALine INtrusion in coastal Aquifers (SALINA): Hydrodynamic Assessment and Prediction of Dynamic Response
  Dr G A Hamill
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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Currently 53% of people live on the 10% of the earth’s surface that is within 200km of the coast. Meeting the needs of coastal communities forms one of the major challenges facing society in the 21st Century and in particular an engineering solution is needed to the provide sustainable fresh water supplies.
  3D printing of drug delivery implants
  Dr P Boyd, Prof K Malcolm
Applications accepted all year round

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Additive manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing (3DP) encompasses a wide range of. processes that create structures through deposition or binding of materials in successive.
  A randomised pilot study of a theory-based intervention to improve appropriate polypharmacy in older people in primary care (PolyPrime)
  Prof C Hughes, Dr H Barry
Applications accepted all year round

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Historically, polypharmacy was viewed negatively (too many medicines), but the advent of multimorbidity and the plethora of treatment guidelines have led to prescribing of multiple medicines, particularly in the older population.
  Adaptation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in people with bronchiectasis during chronic inhaled treatment
  Dr L Sherrard, Dr M Tunney
Applications accepted all year round

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Some individuals with bronchiectasis have respiratory infections with Pseudomonas aeruginosa which may lead to a worse clinical trajectory.
  Antimicrobial prescribing in hospice and palliative care
  Dr C Parsons, Dr D Gilpin
Applications accepted all year round

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Terminally ill patients are at high risk of infections and antimicrobial exposure near the end of life. However, the evidence-base to guide prescribers in the use of antibiotics for the treatment of infections in patients receiving hospice and palliative care is currently lacking.
  Clinical application of machine learning algorithms to determine appropriate antibiotic use in children with Gram-negative bacteria infections
  Dr Y Hsia, Prof C Hughes
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Digital health is a growing and productive field in recent years. The application of machine learning (ML) techniques in electronic healthcare databases has been successfully used for clinical diagnosis, outcome prediction, and disease progression.
  Computational prospecting of bacteriophage genomes and prophages for biotechnologically and pharmaceutically relevant enzymes
  Dr T Skvortsov
Applications accepted all year round

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The number of bacteriophage genomes available in public databases keeps growing, but the problem of accurate prediction of functions of bacteriophage genes remains far from being solved.
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