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  Home, hospital or care home: preferred place of care for older people with frailty and life limiting conditions in remote and rural areas.
  Prof L Locock, Dr S Makin
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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The Scottish rural population is aging – 25% of people in remote rural areas are aged over 65, compared to 18% of people living in urban areas.1 As many localities and health care services are facing the challenge of providing health and social care for older people, it is often assumed that people would strongly prefer to be cared for at home.
  Multitasking
  Dr A Szameitat
Applications accepted all year round

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When people do two or more things at the same time, i.e. multitasking, they usually become slower and make more errors. One reason for this might be that multitasking demands additional control processes which coordinate the concurrent performance of two tasks.
  The effect of different activities on subsequent task performance
  Dr A Szameitat
Applications accepted all year round

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In our everyday life we may have made the experience that different activities have different effects on how we ’feel’ and ’think’.
  PhD opportunities in Education at Brunel University London

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Qualification type. MPhil / PhD. Location. Uxbridge, London. Mode of study. Full-time and Part-time. Research students are welcomed to Brunel as valued members of our thriving, research-intensive community.
  ESRC Wales DTP Studentship - Paths for People
  Dr C Bates, Prof T Hall
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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Cardiff University School of Social Sciences invites applications for PhD study with the possibility of being awarded a fully-funded ESRC DTP Studentship, available to start in October 2020, which is available in the area of Sociology.
  VC International Scholarship in Social Sciences – Establishing intergenerational Socially Perceived Necessities in Senegal (January 2021 start)
  Dr M Pomati, Dr S Nandy
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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The first Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) tasks countries with eradicating poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions.
  VC International Scholarship in Social Sciences - Migration and non-monetary chronic poverty in Low and Middle Income Countries (January 2021)
  Dr S Nandy, Dr M Pomati
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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Chronic poverty – that is prolonged exposure to the conditions associated with or caused by insufficient resources to attain a minimally acceptable standard of living – is a major global challenge, affecting the lives of hundreds of millions around the world.
  VC International Scholarship in Social Sciences – Urbanisation and nutritional transitions: a secondary data analysis study (January 2021 start)
  Dr M Pomati, Dr S Nandy
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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Over the last 40 years, there has been a significant increase in overweight and obesity in high, middle- and low-income countries.
  Developing globally competent educational researchers

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Coventry University (CU) is inviting applications from suitably-qualified graduates for a self-funded PhD studentship. Developing globally competent educational researchers.
  Application of Bacteriophages in Biocontrol
  Dr S Foley
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Bacteriophages (phages) are viruses that specifically infect and kill bacteria.
  Biofilm prevention and eradication: investigating the potential of novelbiosurfactants as biocides
  Dr F Stainsby, Dr H Vaughan
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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The global rise of antimicrobial resistance has potentially devastating consequences, particularly within. the healthcare sector, and requires urgent attention.
  Developing prioritisation strategies for the protection of blue carbon stores in Kenya
  Dr R Briers, Dr M Huxham
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION. This project aims to explore and develop strategies for the prioritisation of protection of blue carbon stores within Kenyan coastal ecosystems.
  Investigating anti-metastatic drugs in human melanoma cells
  Dr S Vass, Prof M Rae
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Metastasis is the term used to describe the movement of cancer cells from the primary site of disease to other areas of the body.
  Master by Research: Gregarine apicomplexan parasites in freshwater invertebrates
  Dr S Rueckert, Dr J Dodd
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION. Gregarine apicomplexans are micro-eukaryotic parasites that are found in almost every group of terrestrial, freshwater and marine invertebrates (Leander 2008; Desportes & Schrével 2013).
  Masters by Research: Understanding the drivers of biodiversity potential in urban ponds
  Dr R Briers, Dr J Dodd
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION. Urban freshwater ecosystems are often characterised as impacted with limited biological life. Throughout the last century however, urban water quality has been improving, with concomitant changes in biological diversity.
  Optimising Creativity in the Workplace
  Dr L Carruthers, Dr R MacLean
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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The use of creativity in the workplace is imperative to many organisations worldwide (Mumford & Simonton, 1997), and the correlation between employee creativity and both individual and organisational success is well documented (Anderson, Potocnik, & Zhou, 2014).
  Soil microbial communities and biodegradable plastic
  Dr A Blaud, Prof I Singleton
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Plastic pollution is a major problem across the globe, affecting oceans, freshwater, soil and organisms. There is an urgent need to reduce plastic pollution.
  The role of emotions in developing a sense of identification, solidarity and engagement with the cause of refugees in the UK
  Dr M Gheorghiu, Mr J Blake
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Recent events in the United Kingdom and Europe have brought to the fore of public attention the issue of migration. Starting with the 2015 refugee “crisis” and the EU referendum vote in the UK, the rights of immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers have been even more contested.
  Understanding the barriers to embedding industry-relevant skills into higher education curricula.
  Dr C Garden, Dr F Smart
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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PhD studentship opportunities in Applied Science Education at Edinburgh Napier University.
  Promoting Internationalisation in Higher Education – an investigation into the impact of international exchange opportunities in Scottish Colleges of Further Education
  Prof R Gilmour, Dr L Carey, Mr B McEwan
Applications accepted all year round

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Increasing Organisational Capacity to deliver relevant and impactful International Exchange opportunities for Scotland’s Colleges of Further Education (FE)…
  Carnegie School of Education

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In joining the Carnegie School of Education you would be joining a vibrant and growing community of around 100 other research students across a number of research degree programmes offered in our School.
  Carnegie School of Sport

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The Carnegie School of Sport is an increasingly attractive destination for those wanting to work on projects of real-world significance that are co-produced with practitioners, industry experts and policy-makers in the world of sport and physical activity.
  Automated assessment and feedback in mathematics
  Dr I Jones
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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This project will involve a research student investigating how to improve the assessment and feedback offered by the STACK online assessment system.
  Students' note taking habits and engagement with learning
  Dr P Iannone
Application Deadline: 25 June 2020

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Lecturing is the most common way of teaching in higher education and in mathematics this often takes the form of the lecturer writing on the board while the students take notes (Chalk and Talk, Artemeva and Fox, 2011).
  The Philosophy of Mathematical Practice
  Dr F Tanswell
Application Deadline: 24 June 2020

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The last decade has seen a practice-based turn in the philosophy of mathematics, seeking to investigate and explain interesting aspects of how mathematics is actually done.
  The Role of Schools and Physical Education in Addressing Childhood Obesity
  Prof L Cale
Application Deadline: 30 May 2020

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Childhood obesity is a global concern and obesity prevention is now firmly on the agendas of most governments.
  PhD studentship in Biological Sciences - Assessing Pedagogic Benefits of the Virtual World for Enhancing Fieldwork
  Dr S Marsham, Dr R Bevan
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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Number of awards. 1. Start date and duration. September 2020. Four year PhD with Postgraduate Teaching Assistant Placement. Overview.
  Branding destination image: Sustaining the UK’s competitive advantage as the ultimate international education destination (Advert Reference: SF19/BL/MOS/SHAMS)
  Dr R Shams, Mr N Coates
Applications accepted all year round

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The USA is the most popular international education destination (IED)1. In 2018, Australia surpassed the UK and came second2. The UK experienced the lowest growth in recent years among the top nine most popular IEDs3.
  The Embedding of Marketing and Business Simulations by UK Business Schools: Benefits, Barriers and Implications for Subject Development, Pedagogy and Learners (Advert Reference: SF19/BL/MOS/BROWN)
  Dr D Brown, Prof A Robson
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD project investigates barriers to adoption of business simulations (aka business games) within UK universities, contributing to subject discipline knowledge in Marketing, Business and Management, and to Learning and Teaching and the student experience.
  The role of Forest School in mental health and wellbeing: a longitudinal study (Ref: SF20/SER/ALLIN)
  Dr L Allin
Applications accepted all year round

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The aim of this studentship will be to examine how nature based programmes, such as Forest School, can impact on the mental health and wellbeing of children and/or adults.
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