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  Developing methodologies and concepts concerning water system efficiencies in Post-Covid19 urban environments; do we save water by working at home and can we benefit from related behavioural changes?
  Dr K Hyde
Applications accepted all year round

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Major improvements are expected in building design requirements in 2021, including those for water systems in buildings. Relationships between conceptual and behavioural changes in attitudes towards new building designs and water-using attributes are not well understood in current contexts.
  Translating Latin America in the Twenty-First Century
  Dr C McAllister
Applications accepted all year round

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This project explores the translation of Latin American literature in the first two decades of the twenty-first century.
  Understanding construction sector policy through the lens of the Poulson affair
  Prof S.D. Green
Applications accepted all year round

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Current issues in construction sector policy too often tend to be debated ahistorically. The construction sector is invariably seen to be slow to change, and to adhere to an outdated businesss model.
  Water Sensitive Cities and Commons: using recycled water for maintenance irrigation to sustain green-blue infrastructure and to supplement the urban form hydrology
  Dr K Hyde
Applications accepted all year round

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Communities with existing urban water infrastructure face barriers to engagement between the urban community and the urban water environment; for example in the case of streams still culverted or unhealthy, overgrown feeder streams and ponds that have lost a social role or function.
  Design Apothecary of Embodied Knowledge for Inclusive Spaces
  Dr Carolina Vasilikou
Applications accepted all year round

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The Design Apothecary of Embodied Knowledge aims to bring together hybrid processes informed by design, movement practices and emerging technologies to examine how we can better map thinking in ways of movement in architectural design.
  Sensory Navigation: Reading the Sensescape of a City
  Dr Carolina Vasilikou, Prof L Shao
Applications accepted all year round

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Sensory navigation proposes to introduce a novel way of experiencing the city centre of Reading, through the senses, including the visual, thermal, acoustic, visual and olfactory environment.
  Buildings, energy and professional ways of thinking
  Dr L Schweber, Dr P Boyd
Applications accepted all year round

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The challenge of designing and constructing energy efficient buildings is both a social and a technical problem.
  Digital transformation of construction SMEs in partnership with technology firms: A business model perspective
  Dr S Kabiri, Dr K Razmdoost
Applications accepted all year round

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Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in the UK construction are “key drivers for economic growth, innovation, employment and social integration”.
  Exploring creative practice as catalyst for adult public play in the city
  Dr P Plaza
Applications accepted all year round

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Play is ‘about creating a truly playable city where the inherent playfulness of people of all ages can be expressed’ (Mahdjoubi and Spencer, 2015, p.
  Deep Learning for Architectural Design Exploration
  Dr J. E. Harding, Dr V Ojha
Applications accepted all year round

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"Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) are an emerging research area in deep learning that have demonstrated impressive abilities to synthesize designs, however their application in architecture has been limited, especially for 3D applications (Newton, 2019).
  Institutional Urbanism: Contested Identities, Cultural Institutions and Urban Growth
  Dr S. G. Gage
Applications accepted all year round

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Originally scheduled to open its doors in 2020, the Barack Obama Presidential Library in Chicago has yet to break ground.
  Smart textiles to support rehabilitation and daily living activities post stroke
  Prof R McCrindle
Applications accepted all year round

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"The aim of this PhD is to investigate how smart textiles and/or other wearables can be used to assist people who have had a stroke with their communication, rehabilitation, and/or reengagement in daily living activities and hobbies.
  Architecture of pharmacies: community pharmacy service users’ and staffs’ experiences of the community pharmacy spaces
  Dr R Dhital
Applications accepted all year round

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"Background. The community pharmacy is the most accessed health space in the UK and many other countries. However, we currently do not know what effects, for example, a small and cluttered pharmacy consultation room, pharmacy counter, shop floor or dispensary could have on pharmacy patients and staff.
  Prosecuting Piracy in Peacetime: Crime, Empire, and the High Court of Admiralty, 1607-1618
  Dr R Blakemore, Dr D Gosling
Application Deadline: 21 June 2020

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PhD Studentship in History in Collaborative Doctoral Partnership with The National Archives. By studying the criminal branch of the High Court of Admiralty, this project will explore the relationship between law, crime, and empire in the early modern maritime world.
  The Economics of Superstars: Wages in Sport - understanding using primary data the changes over the postwar period in sport for its foremost performers
  Dr J Reade, Dr S Jewell
Applications accepted all year round

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The work of Sherwin Rosen (1981) established a literature on the economics of superstars - an attempt to explain the very high premia top performers in a given field are able to attract.
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