PhD studentship for research investigating big data and policing

University of Bath

In partnership with the Police Foundation, the University of Bath is offering a three year funded PhD for research examining police effectiveness, legitimacy and public trust.

The research project will examine questions of police effectiveness, legitimacy and public trust. You will apply data science techniques to analyse police operational data, crime statistics and social media usage.

Research supervision
Your research project will be coordinated by the Institute for Policy Research (IPR), with a supervisory team drawn from IPR, the Department of Psychology and the Institute for Mathematical Innovation (IMI).

The studentship is co-funded by the Police Foundation, the independent policing research institute. It is expected that the you will work closely with the Police Foundation in the formative and subsequent phases of the doctorate.

Your research will be directed by professors Nick Pearce (Director of IPR), Julie Barnett (Department of Psychology) and Jonathan Dawes (Director of IMI).

Award funding
If successful, you will be supported for three years.

The funding includes:

  • a £14,296 (2016/17 rate) per-annum stipend
  • Home/EU tuition fees
  • an annual Training Support Grant

Apply for this studentship
Apply for this studentship through the University of Bath.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 12.00 noon (GMT) on Thursday 10 November 2016.

Informal enquiries
Project enquiries: Professor Nick Pearce

Application enquiries
Isla Holmes

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