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Optimising the multi-agency approach to detention - part time PhD studentship

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    Dr Ritchie
    Dr Dunnett
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  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

This research contributes to the existing research at Loughborough’s Schools of Business and Economics and Aerospace and Automotive Engineering on simulation and deployment of police resources. This research will take a system view of detention within the current context of reducing public sector budgets. It will consider how different models of facility placement and process design influence the use and efficiency of resources. Specifically two contrasting models of facility consolidation (centralisation) and local provision (distributed) operating models will be compared using simulation methods. This research builds upon existing site-level research and resource optimisation methods to inform practice. It is expected that this research will impact practice both at a regional and national level and will therefore be expected to inform the existing policy debate.

With the nature of this study, successful applicants will be required to pass police vetting before confirmation of the award.

Supervisors

Dr Ross Ritchie, School of Business and Economics, Dr Sarah Dunnett and, Dr Lisa Jackson, Aerospace and Automotive Engineering

Entry criteria
Masters degree (with average programme mark of no less than 65%) or relevant work experience.
Application

Applications are made online at http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/apply/research/.

Please upload all the supporting documents listed below: A curriculum vitae
• A 500 word personal statement explaining your interest in, and aptitude for, the topic of this research project. In particular we would like to learn about:
o What qualities do you feel you can bring to the project?
• 2-3 samples of writing such as MSc dissertation, journal or conference article, essays from your MSc degree
• Copies of your transcripts/certificates
• Two academic references (or references from your employer).
Closing date for applications is 8th February 2016. Please quote reference SBE-RR2 in the financial section of the application form. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed shortly after the closing date.

Informal enquiries about the project should be made to Dr Ross Ritchie ([email protected]).

Funding Notes

Applications are invited for the above studentship commencing 1st April 2016 on a part time basis. The studentship is open to home/EU applicants only. It will run for 3 years, with the option of extending to 4th and 5th year, and includes:

• A part time fee waiver equivalent to the home/EU rate (currently £2,431 pa)

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