|Funding for:||UK Students, International Students|
|Funding amount:||Not Specified|
|Placed On:||22nd February 2021|
|Closes:||16th April 2021|
We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic, self-motivated person to work on a co-produced PhD project supporting community-driven initiatives to improve air quality in and around schools in Bradford and/or Sheffield.
The project is part of a White Rose-funded Studentship Network and the Early Years and Prevention theme of the Yorkshire and Humber Applied Research Collaboration (YH_ARC); a collaborative programme supporting people-powered research to tackle health inequalities (https://www.arc-yh.nihr.ac.uk) (theme leads: Professor Kate Pickett, University of York, and Dr Rosie McEachan, Bradford Institute of Health Research).
The White Rose Studentship Network brings together three university partners (Sheffield, Leeds, York) for co-supervision.
About the Project:
The PhD will involve working with schools, Councils and community organisations in Bradford and/or Sheffield to co-produce community-driven initiatives to improve air quality in and around schools (e.g. anti-idling, traffic restrictions, green walls, active travel).
Using community development, behaviour change and improvement science approaches, the project will involve:
You will be based at the University of Sheffield under supervisor Dr Amy Barnes (School of Health and Related Research); with co-supervision from Dr Kirsty Pringle (University of Leeds) and Dr Rosie McEachan (Bradford Institute of Health Research).
The project will be supported by an experienced advisory panel: air quality assessment (Maria Val Martin, University of Sheffield, Jim McQuaid, University of Leeds), school-based initiatives (Ruth Ellis-Sims, University of Leeds) and behaviour change (Rebecca Lawton, University of Leeds).
You will have access to research group meetings/events at each partner institution, and networking opportunities with world-leading atmospheric scientists, air pollution modellers, and geography and public health researchers. You will benefit from access to the Born in Bradford programme who will support engagement with schools, access to air quality monitoring equipment and provide hot-desking facilities.
Interviews: End of April/start of May 2021
Start date: 1 October 2021
How to apply:
Apply online at the University of Sheffield by completing a Postgraduate Research Application form: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/scharr/prospective_students/researchdegrees/apply.
Please clearly state: title of the studentship, prospective main supervisor and select ScHARR as the department.
You will also need to include:
Please feel free to contact lead supervisor Dr Amy Barnes firstname.lastname@example.org before applying.
Funding comment: 3-year studentship: Home fees, stipend at Research Council rates, one-time support grant (approximately £2,500).
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