|Location:||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Funding amount:||£17,668 (2022-23 UKRI rate)|
|Placed On:||12th December 2022|
|Closes:||28th February 2023|
100% Home fees covered and a minimum tax-free annual living allowance of £17,668 (2022-23 UKRI rate)
Interested in the role of interactive technology in transitioning to Net Zero? This PhD will investigate how interactive technology enables collaborative exploration of effective and socially-just transitions to Net Zero.
Whilst numerous human-computer interaction (HCI) projects have explored how interactive technology engages people with climate change and climate action, many focus on the negative impacts of unchecked climate change and do not directly support action. ClimateOuteach.org also highlight that ‘just transitions’ should begin with the concerns of those impacted, create people-centred policy, and not create or increase social inequalities.
This PhD will investigate how interactive technology can address these challenges and include topics such as:
This PhD will be shaped by the candidate’s own interests and experience. The supervisory team will be expanded to provide additional expertise in the relevant area.
Number Of Awards
Application Closing Date
28 February 2023
School of Computing, Newcastle University
Dr Simon Bowen, Lecturer in Human-Computer Interaction
You must have, or expect to gain, a minimum 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject including Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction or User Experiencer (UX) Design, and Computer Science. Enthusiasm for research, the ability to think and work independently, excellent analytical skills and strong verbal and written communication skills are also essential requirements.
Applicants whose first language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each subsection. International applicants may require ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance.
The studentship covers fees at the Home rate, International applicants are welcome to apply but will need to cover the difference between Home and International fees.
How To Apply
You must apply through the University’s Apply to Newcastle Portal
Select ‘Create a Postgraduate Application’.
Use ‘Course Search’ to identify programme of study:
You will need to provide the following information in the ‘Further Questions’ section:
You will need to upload the following supporting documentation:
Dr Simon Bowen firstname.lastname@example.org
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