|Location:||Kingston upon Hull|
|Funding for:||UK Students|
|Funding amount:||£17,668 per annum. This rises each year in line with the UKRI's recommended stipend allowance.|
|Hours:||Full Time, Part Time|
|Placed On:||18th January 2023|
|Closes:||10th February 2023|
About this project
Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD studentship evaluating the social and cultural impacts and behavioural responses of fishers to decarbonising the UK fishing fleet.
Inshore and small-scale fishing is socially and culturally important and economically critical to rural coastal communities. The combined drivers of higher fuel prices and pressure on the fishing industry to decarbonise are creating shifts in fisher behaviour and the technology used for fishing. This PhD will evaluate the current and future responses of fishers in response to the push for decarbonising the fishing fleet in UK and the policy landscape into which decarbonising the fishing fleet fits.
The successful student will benefit from interaction with stakeholders from industry and government. In addition, you will join a collaborative, multidisciplinary and nurturing environment, and will be provided with excellent opportunities for external networking.
For informal inquiries, please contact Dr. Charlotte Hopkins (firstname.lastname@example.org)
About the research cluster / about the research environment
Sustainable terrestrial and maritime food systems: environmental technologies and their implications
This PhD project is part of a cluster of inter-related, inter-disciplinary projects, which between them focus on the implications of environmental technologies for the practices of people involved in primary food production on both land and sea. Our food and energy production systems contribute significantly to environmental problems, including climate change, and technological solutions are often proposed as ways of reducing their carbon footprints. Yet these can be challenging to implement and can have unanticipated effects on the practices of those engaged in farming and fishing. This cluster of projects involves a combination of scientific projects aiming to develop and test different environmental technologies, and social science projects aiming to look at the effects on the practices of primary food producers as society aims for a low carbon world.
Dr Charlotte Hopkins Dr Magnus Johnson
With advice from Dr Karen Alexander, Heriot-Watt University
Submission of thesis
Submission of your final thesis is expected within three years and three months from the start of your PhD scholarship for full-time and within five years and six months if studying part-time.
Eligibility and entry requirements
See the University of Hull webpage.
This opportunity comes with a Home fee waiver only, which will not cover the full International fee. You will therefore need to pay the difference between the Home fee and the International fee and will need to provide evidence that you have sufficient funds to cover this.
How to apply
Applications are via the University of Hull webpage
Closing date for applications
10 February 2022
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