|Kingston upon Hull
|UK Students, EU Students, International Students
|£18,622 per year (2023/24 rate)
|6th December 2023
|24th January 2024
Supervisors: Dr. Pedro Beltran-Alvarez, Dr. Emma Wolverson, Dr. Simon Dankyi
Hours: 4 years Full time
Social Sciences & Social Care (Human & Social Geography); Health & Medical (Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology); Physical & Environmental Sciences (Environmental Sciences).
Climate change has complex relationships with water cycles and related extreme events, health and disease, which are governed by levels of exposures and vulnerabilities. Different peoples with different vulnerabilities face multiple stressors with synergistic effects that are aggravated by climate change - with the most vulnerable and least resilient populations (e.g., some people with disabilities) worst affected. Building on our recent work around the roles of climate change, sanitation, hygiene and water in human health, in this project you will investigate the climate-water-hygiene-health nexus for people with disabilities.
We aim to incorporate human and planetary health as new metrics of accountability (a new ‘currency’) at the centre of ‘health in all’ climate strategies, particularly for some of the most vulnerable, that is, people with disabilities. You will investigate how supported behavioural change strategies can lead to disease prevention approaches that benefit societies as a whole, and are cost- and health-effective. You will explore the relationships between disabilities and accessibility to clean drinking water and hygiene standards, using the UK and Ghana as case studies. Climate change has been labelled as the greatest public health opportunity this century and you will contribute towards realising this for people with disabilities.
This is a funded 4-year PhD studentship to start in September 2024. An exciting opportunity for an ambitious, talented and enthusiastic researcher to conduct interdisciplinary research in order to advance thinking within the area of blue-green humanities.
To watch our recent webinar which includes an introduction to this research scholarship click here.
If you have any queries about this project, please address them to firstname.lastname@example.org, rather than contacting the supervisor directly. This is to support our inclusive recruitment practices. Our Water Cultures Professional Services Team will liaise with Supervisors and ensure you receive responses to your queries.
This PhD scholarship is funded for 48 months, covering fees at the UK rate, a maintenance grant of £18,622 per year (2023/24 rate), and a research and training support grant.
You should have a good first degree (at least a 2:1 Honours degree, or international equivalent) in a relevant subject (e.g., medical, health sciences or related disciplines) and ideally a Masters in a related subject.
If your first language is not English, or you require Tier 4 student visa to study, you will be required to provide evidence of your English language competency. The IELTS requirement is 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in each skill.
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