|Location:||Kingston upon Hull|
|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Funding amount:||£17,668 per annum|
|Hours:||Full Time, Part Time|
|Placed On:||18th January 2023|
|Closes:||10th February 2023|
About this project
This project is part of a PhD cluster on Sustainable Terrestrial and Maritime Food Systems: Environmental Technologies and their Implications. The project will examine how farmers incorporate tools developed using information technology and smart sensors into farm management practices. It will also consider how farmers use decision support tools to make improvements and informed decisions on their farms. The project will involve in-depth research with farmers focusing on potential use and understanding of, and possibly resistance towards, the technologies. To understand this, we will explore how such tools might be learned about, engaged with, challenged, or used in unexpected ways, by farmers. It will also investigate how such tools might change farm management practices and with what effects for the environmental impacts of farming and sustainable food production. The project will critically analyse the impacts and implications of technologies in complex on-farm environments.
For informal discussion, please contact Dr. Sarah Shaw (Sarah.email@example.com)
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.
Supervisors Dr. Sarah Shaw, Dr. Sushma Kumari and Prof. Graham Ferrier Funding
Eligibility and entry requirements
Please 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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