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Northumbria University Social Work, Social Policy & Administration PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Are Place-based governance arrangements ‘fit for purpose’ in delivering the UK Industrial Strategy? (RDF20/BL/LHRM/LIDDLE)
  Prof J Liddle
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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A new meta-level of regional governance was introduced in 2014 with Northern Powerhouse, (& counterpart meta-structures in other places).
  Embracing the gig economy? Choice versus necessity in late-life-working (RDF20/BL/LHRM/EGDELL)
  Dr V Egdell
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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As the workforce ages, government is encouraging older workers to work for longer. Concurrently workers are increasingly ‘embracing’ the gig economy.
  A participatory approach to improving child welfare systems for children and young people in care (ref: RDF20/SWECW/DISNEY)
  Dr T Disney, Dr S Vincent, Dr K Heslop
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Children in care represent some of the most vulnerable members of any society (Disney, 2017), and transitions beyond these systems are often marked by adversity (Stein, 2006).
  An Investigation of Holiday Clubs and Household Food Insecurity in North East England (ref: RDF20/SWECW/DEFEYTER)
  Prof G Defeyter, Prof P Stretesky, Dr A Clear
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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An estimated three million children face hunger during the summer months when schools are not in session. To mitigate this situation holiday clubs have formed across the United Kingdom (UK).
  Exploring interventions to tackle service provider discrimination against Roma, Gypsy and Traveller Communities (ref: RDF20/SWECW/LHUSSIER)
  Dr M Lhussier, Dr N Forster, Dr J Davies
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) communities experience among the poorest health outcomes in society [1, 2]. Numerous structural barriers underpin these inequalities, including significant difficulties in accessing health services, accommodation, education and employment [3-5].
  Young people bringing nature to their communities (ref: RDF20/SWECW/HENDERSON)
  Dr E Henderson
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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In the UK, young people’s mental health is suffering due to a complex range of factors, with inequalities, poor predicted life outcomes and unfit health and social care systems being amongst the most prominent.
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