PhD Studentships

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Providing Research Opportunities

The quality and breadth of research at the University of Lincoln was highlighted in the Research Excellence Framework 2014, where more than half of the University’s submitted research was rated as internationally excellent or world leading (3* or 4*). If you undertake a PhD studentship here at Lincoln, you too could join this community of world-leading researchers.

At the University of Lincoln, our PhD students are committed to making research breakthroughs and inspiring those around them, and we are committed to helping them achieve their goals. That’s why the University is making a significant investment to provide research opportunities for exceptional doctoral candidates through our annual half-million pound Research Investment Fund.

Studentships

View our current studentship opportunities:

Lincoln International Business School

Lincoln International Business School is offering 4 graduate teaching assistantship (GTA) bursaries to support new PhD students starting in September 2018.

Applicants must have:

  • Undergraduate degree with a 2:1 or above and/or Merit at Masters.
  • IELTS score of 6.5 with no individual element less than 6.0

£14,553 (2017/18) per annum stipend – stipend will be paid at the 2018/19 RCUK rate.

The studentship will require you to do up to six hours of teaching or related work per week, the income from which will go towards the cost of your tuition fees and any surplus fees will be paid by the College. Professional development will be provided to support teaching.

An application of a one-page CV and one-page covering letter including a brief insight into the research topic area should be emailed to Kelly Hallam at libspgr@lincoln.ac.uk Those called for interview will be required to complete an online application form and prepare a presentation. Please quote the project ID in the subject line of the email.

Closing date: 7th May 2018

Interviews: w/c 29th May 2018

Start date: 17th September 2018

Suitably qualified candidates worldwide may apply, although international students must self-fund the difference between the International and UK/EU fee rate.

The call is for interest in Studentships within the following subjects:


1. Research in Strategy and Enterprise:

Lead & contact Andrea Caputo: acaputo@lincoln.ac.uk 01522 835621

1.1 Industry 4.0 and its implications for Micro-businesses - LIBS2018 – SE1

This research focuses on the role that the digitalisation of industry and services (I4.0) may play to create, maintain and improve interactions between micro-businesses and other types of organisations. The aim is to identify protocols that result in more resilient and sustainable Supply Frameworks (i.e. direct marketing, chains, networks and communities). This theme covers topics such as collaboration, resource building and information exchange inside supply arrangements. The research methods could be either empirical, and/or based on mathematical modelling (particular interest is in modelling through System Dynamics and Agent-based approaches).

1.2 Research in Entrepreneurship - LIBS2018 – SE2

This research opportunity will investigate the area of entrepreneurial cognition and decision-making processes. As such, the investigation is likely to delve attention to aspects such as entrepreneurial passion, negotiation and conflict management in SMEs and for entrepreneurs, how emotions, culture and individual differences impact the entrepreneurial decision-making process. The project is related to a new stream in entrepreneurship research, showcased by the university at EURAM2018 (Entrepreneurial Decisions and Behaviour).

1.3 Innovation in the Brewing Sector – LIBS2018 – SE3

Rapid growth in the craft and microbrewery sector provides an opportunity to explore the drivers and pathways that generate new innovations.  Preferably with a focus on rural areas, LIBS is offering to fund a PhD study to investigate innovation processes within the brewing sector and particularly the impacts of different types of innovation for local economic development (spatial spill over effects) as well as for stimulating growth within the brewing sector (through heightened competition and sector-based knowledge spill overs). The successful candidate will be expected to support teaching on innovation and enterprise in Lincoln International Business School and will have opportunities to collaborate with international researchers and present their research at international conferences. 

1.4. Blockchain research project - LIBS2018 – SE4

The Department of Strategy and Enterprise is interested in research that investigates the use of Blockchain as a platform in non-currency transactions. The importance of security, transparency and integrity of transactions has placed a heightened importance to the role of Blockchain in the world economy. No more so than in the use of cryptocurrencies (i.e. Bitcoin). Blockchain offers a greater potential use as a secure platform for non-currency transactions, and is seeing application in areas such as logistics, diamonds, food, commodities, and educational qualifications.


2. Research in Accounting, Finance and Economics:

Lead and contact Marian Risov mrizov@lincoln.ac.uk 01522 835679

2.1. Empirical Trade, Labour, and Industrial Organization (IO) - LIBS2018 – AFE1 

PhD Economics researchers are sought to explore the potential of existing large-scale firm-level datasets of China and India. Emphasis is potentially in foreign direct investment (FDI) and finance related topics, firms’ export behaviour, product pricing, employment and wage, industrial allocation, input-output information, and ownership structure. We seek to adopt recent policy evaluation techniques from micro econometrics and construct empirical models from game and behavioural theory perspective which would lead to advantages in terms of originality of the topics and prospects of publications in good quality journals. 

2.2. Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Regional Development - LIBS2018 – AFE2

In this theme a PhD in Economics could investigate the role of innovation and entrepreneurship in economic development in both high income as well as middle and low income countries. The theme also covers innovation efficiency, networks and technology spill overs in the context of globalization. Furthermore, we have staff specialising and publishing in topics related to urban economics, housing economics, and the spatial dimension of TFP clustering and agglomeration.

2.3. Financial Economics and Applied Time Series - LIBS2018 – AFE3

In the field of finance staff research expertise focuses on financial economics, especially applied time series modelling, asset pricing for financial assets, trading strategies in financial markets, market efficiency, and behaviour finance. Further topics of interest are in the field of corporate finance and capital structure decisions.

2.4. Governance, Corporate Governance and Performance: The case of the Emerging Markets - LIBS2018 – AFE4

Within this theme a potential PhD researcher would explore ‘good-governance’ as a facilitator of corporate governance and in turn performances of firms. The research will address:

i) the linkages between good-governance and corporate governance;

ii) the linkages between corporate governance and firms performances in the presence of good-governance.

The research should be conducted in the emerging markets context.


3. Research in Marketing and Tourism:

Lead and contact Martin Hingley mhingley@lincoln.ac.uk 01522 835683

3.1. The Marketing of Food and Place - LIBS2018 – TM1

We seek to appoint a PhD student with a background in Marketing, Supply Chain or Tourism to research the role of food production in the development of ‘place’. This topic has been chosen due to the relevance that food production has gained over time. Indeed, it has become a facilitator that is used to attract tourism flows to a destination; for instance in food and wine trails. Furthermore, food production has also been used in order to promote the economic development of areas that, in some cases, were experiencing lack of growth. A PhD candidate would be expected to carry out research on different cases in the UK and other countries in order to understand the extent to which food production can be used as a leverage in developing ‘place’ from a tourism and an economic point of view.

3.2. Tourism/Event Management - LIBS2018 – TM2

Several colleagues are engaged in research on the ‘eventful’ or ‘festival city’ and are asking questions such as: do coordinated events serve to strengthen place identity? What kinds of local governance promote eventful cities? Do eventful cities serve the interests of local communities, and if so, how? What does sustainability mean in the context of large-scale festivals and events? Our research tends to focus on UK cities but we are interested in comparative international dimensions as well. We seek to appoint a PhD researcher who will investigate these or similar themes on the growth of eventful cities.  

3.3. Culture and Heritage Management - LIBS2018 – TM3

Increasingly, cultural heritage sites are required to broaden their audience base while simultaneously addressing potentially conflicting interpretations of heritage among such new audiences. We seek to appoint a PhD researcher whose project will help understand the strategies that can be employed to address contested heritage, in ways that promote social cohesion.


4. Research in People and Organisations:

Lead and contact Matthijs Bal mbal@lincoln.ac.uk

LIBS2018 - PO 

We look to appoint a PhD Student with a background in human resource management, organizational psychology or sociology, or any area related to these. The PhD student is open to submit any application which focuses on research within the area of people and organizations, but is encouraged to submit a proposal fitting with the Responsible Management Group, focusing on how issues of people in organizations can be approached and investigated from an angle of responsible management. Topics of research include work-life balance, workplace dignity, employment relationships, workplace flexibility etc. The team is open for multiple methodological approaches, including case studies, quantitative and qualitative approaches, meta-analyses, research on dynamics over time, and multilevel research.

 

 

College of Social Science

PhD GTA Funded Studentship

Reference Number: COSS2018-3

Project Leads: Dr Stephen Turner; Professor Duncan French

PhD GTA Funded Studentship in "Global Environmental Governance - the development of solutions in the field of corporate reporting and accountability that relate to environmental, social and governance issues"

Applicants with a sound understanding of corporate law and global environmental governance are eligible to apply. The successful candidate should demonstrate a strong aptitude for the development of solutions in the field of corporate reporting and accountability that relate to environmental, social and governance issues. Ideally the successful candidate will also have a practical awareness of the broader legal, commercial and economic factors that affect developments in this area.

Contact Dr Stephen Turner: +44(0)1522 835646stturner@lincoln.ac.uk.

Applicants should have a first or upper second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant area. Applicants with a relevant Master's are particularly welcome. Applicants should possess excellent report writing and English language communication skills and an ability to work to deadlines.

An application of a one-page CV and one-page covering letter including a brief insight into the research topic area should be emailed to Maureen Young at studentshipscss@lincoln.ac.uk. Those called for interview will be required to complete an online application form and prepare a presentation. Please quote the project ID in the subject line of the email.

Closing Date: 26 February 2018

Interviews:  w/c 19 March 2018

Start date: 3 September 2018

Suitably qualified candidates worldwide may apply, although international students must self-fund the difference between the International and UK/EU fee rate.

£14,553 (2017/18) per annum stipend – stipend will be paid at the 2018/19 RCUK rate.

The studentship may require you to do up to six hours of teaching or related work per week, the income from which will go towards the cost of your tuition fees and any surplus fees will be paid by the College.

PhD GTS Funded Studentship

Reference number: COSS2018-1

Project Leads: Dr Jennifer Johnston; Dr Rachael Sharpe

Pathways into teaching: Maximising regional mathematics and science teachers’ recruitment and retention post Initial Teacher Training (ITT)

This cross-disciplinary project will investigate the different pathways (for example Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) only, School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) and the traditional University-led PGCE) in preparing mathematics and science teachers to teach in the secondary schools in the UK. This research will explore pre-service and service teachers' attitudes regarding their views of their preparation for teaching, their beliefs and practice, and their plans to remain in teaching. Applicants from education, teacher education or related areas are eligible to apply.

Contact Dr Jennifer Johnston: +44(0)1522 886246jjohnston@lincoln.ac.uk.

Applicants should have a first or upper second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant area. Applicants with a relevant Master's are particularly welcome. Applicants should possess excellent report writing and English language communication skills and an ability to work to deadlines.

An application of a one-page CV and one-page covering letter including a brief insight into the research topic area should be emailed to Maureen Young at studentshipscss@lincoln.ac.uk. Those called for interview will be required to complete an online application form and prepare a presentation. Please quote the project ID in the subject line of the email

Closing Date: 26 February 2018

Interviews:  w/c 19 March 2018

Start date: 3 September 2018

Suitably qualified candidates worldwide may apply, although International students must self-fund the difference between the international and UK/EU fee rate.

£14,553 (2017/18) per annum stipend – stipend will be paid at the 2018/19 RCUK rate.

The studentship may require you to do up to six hours of teaching or related work per week, the income from which will go towards the cost of your tuition fees and any surplus fees will be paid by the College.

PhD GTA Funded Studentship

Reference Number: COSS2018-2

Project Leads: Professor Graham Law; Dr Simon Durrant

Sleep research, and metabolic health

The successful candidate will join an active research team working on how sleep interacts with metabolic health. The team run a two-bedroom sleep laboratory, which will be used to collect data. In particular the team are working on a gadget that can be worn to improve deep sleep, with the anticipation this will improve blood sugar control in people with diabetes. Experience in scientific research in relation to health and in particular sleep will be desirable but not essential. Strong scientific qualities will be essential.

Contact Professor Graham Law: glaw@lincoln.ac.uk

Applicants should have a first or upper second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant area. Applicants with a relevant Master's are particularly welcome. Applicants should possess excellent report writing and English language communication skills and an ability to work to deadlines.

An application of a one-page CV and one-page covering letter including a brief insight into the research topic area should be emailed to Maureen Young at studentshipscss@lincoln.ac.uk. Those called for interview will be required to complete an online application form and prepare a presentation. Please quote the project ID in the subject line of the email.

Closing Date: 26 February 2018

Interviews:  w/c 19 March 2018

Start date: 3 September 2018

Suitably qualified candidates worldwide may apply, although international students must self-fund the difference between the International and UK/EU fee rate.

£14,553 (2017/18) per annum stipend – stipend will be paid at the 2018/19 RCUK rate.

The studentship may require you to do up to six hours of teaching or related work per week, the income from which will go towards the cost of your tuition fees and any surplus fees will be paid by the College

PhD GTA Funded Studentship

Reference Number: COSS2018-4

Project Leads: Dr Kay Ritchie; Dr Robin Kramer; Dr Bonaventura Majolo

Social contexts and face perception.

The successful applicant will investigate the influence of social contexts and social motivation on face memory, face recognition and first impression formation. We know from previous research that perceptual factors such as the variability between images of the same person’s face can influence face learning. This project aims to investigate social factors underlying face perception. For example if you are in a queue in a shop, there is little motivation to learn and commit to memory the faces of each of your fellow queue members. However if you join a new workplace, it is important for you to quickly learn who is who. This project will use face learning, recognition and matching paradigms among others to investigate social motivations that are important for face processing.

The School of Psychology has just moved into a new purpose-built building with an extensive range of well-equipped, dedicated research facilities. These include a new 3D scanner which can take 3D pictures of faces and bodies which can then be morphed to alter different features.

Applicants from psychology or related areas are eligible to apply. Experience in experimental design is essential and using software such as MATLAB is desirable. Prior research experience in face processing would be an advantage.

Contact Dr Kay Ritchie: +44(0)1522 835463kritchie@lincoln.ac.uk.

Applicants should have a first or upper second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant area. Applicants with a relevant Master's are particularly welcome. Applicants should possess excellent report writing and English language communication skills and an ability to work to deadlines.

An application of a one-page CV and one-page covering letter including a brief insight into the research topic area should be emailed to Maureen Young ( studentshipscss@lincoln.ac.uk ). Those called for interview will be required to complete an online application form and prepare a presentation. Please quote the project ID in the subject line of the email.

Closing Date: 26 February 2018

Interviews:  w/c 19 March 2018

Start date: 3 September 2018

Suitably qualified candidates worldwide may apply, although international students must self-fund the difference between the International and UK/EU fee rate.

£14,553 (2017/18) per annum stipend – stipend will be paid at the 2018/19 RCUK rate.

The studentship may require you to do up to six hours of teaching or related work per week, the income from which will go towards the cost of your tuition fees and any surplus fees will be paid by the College.


PhD GTA Funded Studentship

Reference Number: COSS2018-8

Project Leads: Dr Louise O’Hare; Dr Patrick Dickinson; Dr Adrian Parke

Virtual reality: immersion, self-regulation, discomfort

“Aim: To investigate the role of immersion, self-regulation and discomfort in virtual reality using head-mounted visual displays.”

This is a multi-disciplinary project investigating the experience of virtual reality. The aim of the project is to investigate physiological and psychological aspects of virtual reality using head-mounted visual displays.

Virtual reality (VR) is becoming increasingly popular, with applications for training, recreation and the in the games industry. Virtual reality devices such as head-mounted visual displays are becoming increasingly popular due to technological advances and reduced costs. Increasing popularity might indicate that more time will be spent using such devices.

Head-mounted visual displays are thought by some to be more immersive than other displays, e.g. desktop displays (e.g. Diemer et al., 2015). Immersion might have positive outcomes as a training tool (e.g. Dede, 2009). However, there are also potential negative outcomes of immersive environments, for example a reduced ability to self-regulate the amount of time spent in virtual reality (Jennett et al., 2008). There are also some potential side effects of head-mounted displays, due to the challenge they pose for the visual system. Such potential side effects might include eyestrain, headache, balance and motor co-ordination issues.

Whilst motion sickness in virtual reality (particularly head-mounted visual displays) has been extensively studied, there is less research on individual variation in susceptibility to visual discomfort in head mounted visual displays from other sources, e.g. impact of display quality, and the individual variation in susceptibility to visual discomfort. It is possible that immersive tasks might reduce the individual’s ability to self-regulate time spent in virtual reality, thus potentially increasing the likelihood of negative consequences. The focus of this project is to look at the interplay between immersion, self-regulation and discomfort in head-mounted visual displays.

This PhD will give students the opportunity to investigate human-computer interactions, with expertise in both visual and psychological factors for investigating human experience, and will help them develop their technical expertise using modern display technology. The project will involve measuring subjective judgements using a variety of behavioural methods, for example psychophysical methods, as well as measuring the objective correlates of these subjective judgements. Subjective perceptions of presence and immersion, the ability to regulate the length of time playing and the negative consequences of challenging visual stimuli, and how these interact will be investigated.

The role of individual variation in immersion and discomfort from head-mounted visual displays will also be taken into account. This is a collaboration between the Schools of Psychology and Computer Science and the candidate should share the interest in applied research. Applicants should have a strong background in either psychology, computer science, engineering or other related discipline. An understanding of mathematics and statistics is desirable. Experience of programming e.g. MATLAB/Python would be an advantage. Contact Dr Louise O’Hare: LOHare@lincoln.ac.uk.

Dede, C. (2009). Immersive interfaces for engagement and learning. Science323(5910), 66-69.

Diemer, J., Alpers, G. W., Peperkorn, H. M., Shiban, Y., Mühlberger, A., (2015). The impact of perception and presence on emotional reactions: a review of research in virtual reality. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 26.

Jennett, C., Cox, A. L., Cairns, P., Dhoparee, S., Epps, A., Tijs, T., & Walton, A. (2008). Measuring and defining the experience of immersion in games. International journal of human-computer studies, 66(9), 641-661.

Applicants should have a first or upper second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant area. Applicants with a relevant Master's are particularly welcome. Applicants should possess excellent report writing and English language communication skills and an ability to work to deadlines.

An application of a one-page CV and one-page covering letter including a brief insight into the research topic area should be emailed to Maureen Young at studentshipscss@lincoln.ac.uk. Those called for interview will be required to complete an online application form and prepare a presentation. Please quote the project ID in the subject line of the email.

Closing Date: 26 February 2018

Interviews:  w/c 19 March 2018

Start date: 3 September 2018

Suitably qualified candidates worldwide may apply, although international students must self-fund the difference between the International and UK/EU fee rate.

£14,553 (2017/18) per annum stipend – stipend will be paid at the 2018/19 RCUK rate.

The studentship may require you to do up to six hours of teaching or related work per week, the income from which will go towards the cost of your tuition fees and any surplus fees will be paid by the College.

PhD GTA Funded Studentship

Reference Number: COSS2018-6

Project Leads: Dr Patricia Jackman; Daniel Martin; Dr Lee Crust 

Low energy availability and psychophysiological functioning in exercising females

Low energy availability and psychophysiological functioning in exercising females: Psychological health was recently proposed as a factor that may be influenced by low energy availability in exercising females, although research in this area is limited. The successful applicant will adopt an interdisciplinary approach to investigate psychophysiological factors related to the health of exercising females with low energy availability. Applicants with a good honours degree in sport and exercise science, psychology or related areas are welcomed. A strong understanding of psychophysiological research methods and experience of psychological, physiological or psychophysiological research is desirable. Contact Patricia Jackman: +44(0)1522837105 ; pjackman@lincoln.ac.uk.

Applicants should have a first or upper second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant area. Applicants with a relevant Master's are particularly welcome. Applicants should possess excellent report writing and English language communication skills and an ability to work to deadlines.

An application of a one-page CV and one-page covering letter including a brief insight into the research topic area should be emailed to Maureen Young at studentshipscss@lincoln.ac.uk. Those called for interview will be required to complete an online application form and prepare a presentation. Please quote the project ID in the subject line of the email.

Closing Date: 26 February 2018

Interviews:  w/c 19 March 2018

Start date: 3 September 2018

Suitably qualified candidates worldwide may apply, although international students must self-fund the difference between the International and UK/EU fee rate.

£14,553 (2017/18) per annum stipend – stipend will be paid at the 2018/19 RCUK rate.

The studentship may require you to do up to six hours of teaching or related work per week, the income from which will go towards the cost of your tuition fees and any surplus fees will be paid by the College.


PhD Funded Studentship

Location: University of Lincoln, UK (primary), and University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Reference Number: COSS2017-9

Project Leads: Dr Hannah Henderson; Dr Adam Evans; Professor Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson

Sociology of ageing, exercise and cardiac rehabilitation

Participation and adherence to Phase IV exercise-based Cardiac Rehabilitation remains low, even amongst those with a direct referral. These trends are particularly notable amongst older participants. This research project will investigate older participants’ perceptions and experiences of age-related cardiac illness, exercise and identity, including how socioeconomic, ethnic and gendered factors influence how older participants perceive and rationalise their embodied health in relation to physical activity, healthcare and risk of illness.  We are seeking an outstanding postgraduate student, working from a sociological perspective, to undertake a ‘double’ PhD in the School of Sport and Exercise Science, University Lincoln and the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sport, University of Copenhagen. The PhD will be awarded by both Universities and co-supervised by Dr Henderson, Professor Allen-Collinson (Lincoln) and Dr Evans (Copenhagen). Contact: Dr Hannah Henderson: hhenderson@lincoln.ac.uk or Dr Adam Evans: abe@nexs.ku.dk

Applicants should have a first or high upper second-class honours degree, and a relevant Master’s degree in sociology or sport sociology, with substantial experience of qualitative research, excellent writing and English language communication skills, ability to work to deadlines and be willing to stay in Copenhagen for extended periods.  

An application of a one-page CV and one-page covering letter including a brief insight into the research topic area should be emailed to Maureen Young at studentshipscss@lincoln.ac.uk. Those called for interview will be required to complete an online application form and prepare a presentation. Please quote the project ID in the subject line of the email.

Closing Date: 15 February 2018

Interviews: TBC

Start date: 1 April 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter

Suitably qualified candidates worldwide may apply, although international students must self-fund the difference between the International and UK/EU fee rate.

Funding: £14,553 (2017/18) per annum stipend – stipend will be paid at the 2018/19 RCUK rate, plus payment of Home/EU tuition fees and £1,500 per annum research budget.

PhD GTA Funded Studentship

Reference Number: COSS2018-5

Project Leads: Dr Sundari Anitha; Dr Agnieszka Rydzik; Dr Catherine Bochel

Women workers’ experiences in the gig economy.

The successful candidate will investigate women workers’ experiences, including issues of security, flexibility, labour process and pay/conditions within the gig economy. What are the processes through which women workers manage their productive and reproductive labour within this ‘flexible’ mode of employment? How can an intersectional perspective inform our understanding of women’s agency and constraints within a polarised labour market? To what extent do existing regulatory mechanisms respond to the challenges posed by changing contemporary landscapes of employment? Applicants with a background in sociology, industrial relations, business studies, labour geography and gender studies are all eligible to apply. We also welcome applications from candidates with postgraduate qualifications who have experience in relevant practice environments.

Contact Dr Sundari Anitha: sanitha@lincoln.ac.uk.

Applicants should have a first or upper second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant area. Applicants with a relevant Master's are particularly welcome. Applicants should possess excellent report writing and English language communication skills and an ability to work to deadlines.

An application of a one-page CV and one-page covering letter including a brief insight into the research topic area should be emailed to Maureen Young at studentshipscss@lincoln.ac.uk. Those called for interview will be required to complete an online application form, and prepare a presentation. Please quote the project ID in the subject line of the email.

Suitably qualified candidates worldwide may apply, although international students must self-fund the difference between the International and UK/EU fee rate.

£14,553 (2017/18) per annum stipend – stipend will be paid at the 2018/19 RCUK rate.

The studentship may require you to do up to six hours of teaching or related work per week, the income from which will go towards the cost of your tuition fees and any surplus fees will be paid by the College.


PhD GTA Funded Studentship

Reference Number: COSS2018-7

Project Leads: Dr Joshua Skoczylis; Dr Julie Van de Vyver; Professor Peter Somerville

The social context of radicalisation

Extremism and political violence are influenced not only by personal beliefs, but also by the wider social context in which individuals live in. We are looking for an applicant who is interested in investigating the impact that this wider socio-economic context has on radicalisation and resulting extremist beliefs, attitudes and behaviours. Your project might examine the impact of the real and/or perceived grievances, such as social injustice, socio-economic inequality, government policy, and cultural and political factors and how these shape individuals' radicalisation journey and resulting extreme behaviours, attitudes and actions. As part of your project you may further consider how the internet has (re)shaped on and offline social interactions and influences radicalisation.

You should be confident in statistical analyses (e.g. using SPSS or R) and also be willing to carrying out qualitative research. Applicants from with a background in Social Sciences and Social Psychology are all eligible to apply.

Please contact Dr Joshua Skoczylis +44(0)1522 886122Jskoczylis@lincoln.ac.uk.

Applicants should have a first or upper second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant area. Applicants with a relevant Master's are particularly welcome. Applicants should possess excellent report writing and English language communication skills and an ability to work to deadlines.

Please email your CV (no longer than two pages) and a one-page cover letter to Maureen Young at studentshipscss@lincoln.ac.uk. Those called for interview will be required to complete an online application form, and prepare a presentation. Please quote the project ID in the subject line of the email.

Closing Date: 26 February 2018

Interviews: w/c 19 March 2018

Start date: 3 September 2018

Suitably qualified candidates worldwide may apply, although international students must self-fund the difference between the International and UK/EU fee rate.

£14,553 (2017/18) per annum stipend – stipend will be paid at the 2018/19 RCUK rate.

The studentship may require you to do up to six hours of teaching or related work per week, the income from which will go towards the cost of your tuition fees and any surplus fees will be paid by the College.

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“I am currently halfway through my PhD research in which I am exploring the nature of wandering cats and cat management in the UK; paying close attention to electronic containment fences for cats and assessing their potential welfare implications. Through my work with the School of Life Sciences, I had the chance to appear on a BBC documentary in which the team and I were filmed exploring the hidden life of the domestic cat. This provided a great opportunity to disseminate our research to the broader public and the programme was well received by a national audience. I came to Lincoln as I was interested in joining a university that is making incredible gains. The University puts in a lot of effort to provide tailored support for its postgraduate students.”

Kevin Mahon, PhD student in the School of Life Sciences

The Doctoral School

The Doctoral School at the University of Lincoln provides a highly collegiate setting where our postgraduates can enjoy support for their research studies, as well as acclimatise and integrate into academic life. It is a dedicated department for postgraduate students promoting the opportunities for postgraduate activities and championing the interests of postgraduate students throughout the University. The Doctoral School offers education and training courses for both students and academic colleagues, monitors student satisfaction, hosts networking and social events, and organises an annual Postgraduate Student Conference. Our aim is to fully engage the postgraduate community and support and enhance the student journey.

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Dr Michael Mosley

Dr Michael Mosley gave a recent talk at the University of Lincoln as part of our Great Lives series. He is a science presenter, writer and executive producer and his work includes BBC2’s The Story of Science, The Truth About Exercise, and Eat, Fast & Live Longer – which led to the hugely popular 5:2 diet.

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