PhD Scholarship in Psychology at the University of Sheffield: What a waste! Understanding public perceptions of Carbon Dioxide Utilisation (CDU)

University of Sheffield - Department of Psychology

Fully Funded PhD Scholarship in Psychology at the University of Sheffield

This is one of many projects in competition for the current funding opportunities available within the Department of Psychology

Project title: What a waste! Understanding public perceptions of Carbon Dioxide Utilisation (CDU)

Primary supervisor:  Dr C Jones

Project description:  Carbon Dioxide Utilisation (CDU) technologies hold promise for making use of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted from carbon intensive processes like fossil-fuel power generation. CDU uses CO2 as a feedstock for things like plastic and transport fuel manufacture, and for use in enhanced oil recovery (EOR). Thus, CDU could help limit atmospheric releases of CO2 while providing saleable and scalable products for what is otherwise a ‘waste’ greenhouse gas. While there is growing investment in the research and development required to test the technical and economic viability of CDU; to date there has been little systematic research into public perceptions of the technology.This PhD would run studies to investigate current attitudes towards CDU and to identify the antecedents of these attitudes.
This project would come under the Environment & Behaviour Research Group (EBRG)
http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/psychology/research/groups/ebrg/index

Start date: 1 October 2017

Requirements:  Applicants must have a minimum of a first class or high upper second-class undergraduate honours degree and a distinction or high merit at Masters level in psychology or a related discipline.

For further details and the application process please visit:

http://www.shef.ac.uk/psychology/prospectivepg/funding

Closing date for applications is 5pm Wednesday, 1 February 2017

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