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  The Ethos of Crusade in Late Medieval Scotland
  Dr A MacDonald, Dr ML Ehrenschwendtner
Applications accepted all year round

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Crusade is a neglected theme in the historiography of medieval Scotland. Despite being a key aspect of life in Latin Christendom, there has been only one monograph relating to the Scottish dimension of crusading, now 35 years old (Alan Macquarrie, Scotland and the Crusades 1095-1560 (1984)).
  Climate change and the development of built asset adaptation strategies
  Research Group: Built Environment Research Group
  Prof K Jones, Prof A Jones
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Built Environment Research Group, Global Sustainability Institute. https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-technology/research/our-research-institutes-and-groups/built-environment-research-group.
  Developing smart, dementia-friendly signage
  Research Group: Built Environment Research Group
  Dr F Pascale, Dr A Pooley
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Built Environment Research Group. https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-technology/research/our-research-institutes-and-groups/built-environment-research-group.
  Global resilience assessment using artificial neural network
  Research Group: Built Environment Research Group
  Dr M Imani, Dr D Hajializadeh
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Built Environment Research Group. https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-technology/research/our-research-institutes-and-groups/built-environment-research-group.
  Mitigation, adaptation, built asset management and climate change
  Research Group: Built Environment Research Group
  Prof K Jones, Dr A Coday
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Built Environment Research Group. https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-technology/research/our-research-institutes-and-groups/built-environment-research-group.
  Resilience-based asset management in Integrated Urban Wastewater System (IUWS)
  Research Group: Built Environment Research Group
  Dr M Imani
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Built Environment Research Group. https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-technology/research/our-research-institutes-and-groups/built-environment-research-group.
  Green cities: how our decisions affect landscape biodiversity
  Research Group: Applied Ecology Research Group (AERG)
  Dr A Helden, Dr T Ings
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Applied Ecology Research Group (AERG) - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/applied-ecology.
  Design fictions
  Prof J Giacomin
Applications accepted all year round

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With the dramatically increasing rate of technological and societal change it is becoming more-and-more difficult to estimate future trends and to design complex systems which take many years to develop.
  Design for behaviour change in African urban informal settlements
  Dr F Ceschin
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD is linked to a 5-year research project entitled ‘Mainstreaming Gender for Energy Security in Poor Urban Environments’, in short Gender for Energy Security (GENS).
  Design for meaning
  Prof J Giacomin
Applications accepted all year round

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Problem Statement. With the increasing availability of affordable products, systems and services the attention of architects and designers is turning more-and-more to the properties of “experience” and “meaning”.
  CCTV surveillance and narrative in the smart city
  Dr R Bloomberg
Applications accepted all year round

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This project looks at the proposals for and practice of ubiquitous CCTV coverage in urban areas. It might understand these practices as amounting to a kind of documentary film studio.
  KESS 2 East Studentship on The State of the City Region: Developing a Data Visualisation Tool
  Dr G Bristow, Dr B Webb
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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The main aim of the project is to establish a data set and form of digital tools and visualisations to help the Economic Growth Partnership and the Cardiff Capital Region Cabinet to track development trends and benchmark the region’s performance over time.
  KESS 2 East studentship on Understanding sectoral strengths: developing the tools to analyse priority economic sectors and activity in the Cardiff Capital Region
  Dr G Bristow, Prof M Munday
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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The main aim of the project is to establish a robust methodology for identifying key economic sectors and consumption activity in the Cardiff Capital Region (CCR).
  VC International Scholarship in Decarbonising the Historic and Traditional Built Environment – Technical and Philosophical challenges
  Dr C Whitman
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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World Leaders have pledged to decarbonize our built environment by 2050 under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, 2016 Paris Agreement.
  VC International Scholarship in Designing the Public Realm: Learning from Informality, Innovation and Impact in the Global South
  Prof A Inam
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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One of the most vital aspects of urbanism is the design of the public realm, which includes the standard definition of public space and integrates the design of their governance and design of the everyday experience of their "publicness." The public realm embraces the city as a phenomenon in time by engaging with designing spaces, systems, and processes simultaneously.
  VC International Scholarship in Human-Building Interaction in a Changing Climate: Delivering Resilience in Performance, Wellbeing, Health and Safety
  Dr J Gwilliam, Dr P Eslambolchilar
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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This interdisciplinary project aims to enable resilient building use and maintenance in the context of climate change in developing countries.
  VC International Scholarship in Large-scale 3D Printing of Sustainable Indigenous Material
  Dr W Jabi
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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Large-scale robotic 3D printing has focused almost exclusively on concrete, a primary producer of greenhouse gases.
  Building energy efficiency triage ecosystem SEBE0031
  Dr J Bros Williamson
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Retrofitting of the existing building stock has a significant role to play in a national decarbonisation strategy. Despite improvement in building regulations, the UK’s housing stock has some of the oldest and least efficient buildings in Europe.
  Data-mining the Built Environment SEBE0032
  Dr BD D'amico, Dr FP Pomponi
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Given the current forecasts in global population to reach 9.7 billion by 2050 [1], a huge increase in construction activities is expected to follow on the same trend.
  Intertwining the Tangible and Intangible Aspects of Historic Building Information Modelling (HBIM) SEBE0025
  Dr S Jaradat, Prof J Currie
Application Deadline: 3 June 2020

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION. We currently live in data-rich societies where we constantly collect various forms of data in both systematic and unsystematic ways.
  Adaptive design of the UK dwellings to reduce summertime overheating
  Dr I Wong, Prof A Klemm, Dr D McCormick
Applications accepted all year round

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SCEBE-20-001-ILWSF. Background. The traditional UK dwellings are generally designed with small area of façade openings and building facades with lower U-values to reduce heat losses in winter.
  Procuring and delivering large publicly funded construction projects for the Common Good
  Dr C Thomson, Dr N Callaghan
Applications accepted all year round

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SCEBE-20-003-CTSF. Increased public investment is seeing a rise in large scale multi-million construction projects which play a significant role in providing services but also in shaping the urban environment and communities within which they sit.
  Classics PhD

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About Classics PhD. Latest REF rankings. 3rd in the country according to the ‘power' metric, which takes into account both the quality and quantity of research activity.
  Molecular Imaging of Collagen in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
  Dr A Phinikaridou
Application Deadline: 1 August 2020

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Project Summary. Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) are permanent dilations of the aorta that exceed 50% of the original size of the vessel or that are greater than 3cm in maximum diameter.
  Shape optimisation for aesthetics/functional requirements in the context of additive manufacturing
  Dr P Khazaeinejad
Applications accepted all year round

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Despite significant advances in techniques of structural design in the past decades, there are still significant hurdles for achieving a harmonious balance between form and function.
  School of Art, Architecture and Design

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The school is interested in receiving applications in the field of architectural research, addressing in particular the relationship between architecture theory and the design process in the urban environment, and the influence on the specifically architectural of other spatial and critical practices.
  PhD Studentship: School of Design and Creative Arts

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Application details. Reference number. DS2019DEG. Start date of studentship. 1 October 2020. Closing date of advert. 14 February 2020.
  Impact and Evaluation of Future Transport Zones (FTZs)
  Dr M Frost
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Reference number. ABCE20/FTZ. Start date of studentship. 1 October 2020. Closing date of advert. 31 May 2020. Interview date. tbc.
  Big data in energy
  Dr E Barbour
Application Deadline: 5 July 2020

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With current energy systems generating ever-increasing amounts of data, there are new opportunities arising both in terms of economics and sustainability.
  Energy Resilience and the Built Environment (ERBE CDT) Loughborough and UCL (UK) and MaREI (IRL)

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The EPSRC CDT in Energy Resilience and the Built Environment (ERBE) brings together established energy research centres at Loughborough University (LU) and University College London (UCL) with the MaREI Research Centre (Ireland).
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