|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Funding amount:||£17,668 p.a. (subject to satisfactory progress), other allowances include up to £5,000 per annum bench fees|
|Placed On:||25th November 2022|
|Closes:||6th January 2023|
Applications are invited for a PhD studentship in the School of Engineering, which is tenable for up to 3.5 years full time (subject to satisfactory progress). UK/Home and EU/International Applicants may apply but Tuition Fees are only covered at the UK/Home rate for up to 3.5 years. EU/International Applicants need to pay the difference to make up the EU/International rate. The studentship will provide an annual stipend at the UKRI rate, currently £17,668 p.a. (subject to satisfactory progress). other Allowances include up to £5,000 per annum bench fees.
It is expected the successful applicant will commence March 2023.
Project Title: Combining physical coastal change indicators with socio-economic projections to estimate the impacts and risks of climate change along UK coastlines
The UK coastline varies significantly in terms of morphology and human use and is renowned for its distinctive natural beauty and diverse ecosystems. Some stretches of UK coastline are amongst the fastest eroding in Europe, which has led to property loss and threatened natural capital (including SSSIs and AONBs). While several worldwide studies have evaluated coastal vulnerability based on these changes, there is limited research integrating the impact of socio-economic variables. This aspect is particularly pertinent to the UK as it undergoes a current period of rapid socio-economic change.
The proposed PhD project will build on this research by integrating Met Office UKCP18 climate and sea level rise scenarios and socio-economic projections up to 2100. The project will use numerical modelling and data analysis to generate updated indicators of coastal vulnerability and assess the potential impact and risk to UK coastlines. Working with industry and governmental stakeholders, the project will also explore the potential impact on key infrastructure, generate vulnerability maps and publish a policy workbook.
The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with British Geological Survey at Nottingham (UK) and gain unique and practical experience in the collection of coastal vulnerability data from the ground level.
The successful applicant will also part of the Doctoral Training Centre at the University of Central Lancashire, which supports fully funded PhD studentships on an annual basis and provides bespoke training and development opportunities.
Informal project related enquiries about the post can be made to Dr. Komali Kantamaneni- UCLan (Primary Supervisor). Email: email@example.com
For the application form and full details go to: https://www.uclan.ac.uk/research/research-degrees/studentships
Completed application forms should be returned to the Research Admissions email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the studentship reference number DTC01
Closing Date: 06/01/2023
Proposed Interview Date: 17/01/2023
CURRENT UCLAN RESEARCH STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THIS RESEARCH STUDENTSHIP
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