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PhD topics for research students

Find below a list of currently available self-funded PhD topics.

We encourage all students to contact the supervisor or the alternative contact person for more information and an informal chat to discuss the process of applying and preparing your research statement. For more information on how to apply click here.

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Supervisor
Application Deadline
Funding
Police brutality as a public health concern
The PhD student will investigate how the prevalence and threat of police brutality results in negative health consequences for racially minoritised persons. Specifically, they will utilise empirical e...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
The economics of the private security sector in the UK
This PhD project seeks to understand the determinants and consequences of the increase of the private protection sector in the UK over the last years.   Private protection is a flourishing business in...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Assessing unintended consequences of structural coastal flood protection
Floods are the most frequent and damaging natural hazards, with impacts expected to increase significantly due to future climate and socio-economic changes. Historically, hard engineering coastal defe...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
The effect of different activities on subsequent task performance
In our everyday life, we may have made the experience that different activities have different effects on how we 'feel' and 'think'. For instance, after having been to a movie theatre watching a 2.5-h...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Grid-edge energy flow management in dynamic system charging models
Grid-edge balancing services will be required to manage the flexibility issues in future power grids. In this mindset, the supply and demand are matched locally. Current practices involve energy commu...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Design meets Dyslexia
Dyslexia is a hidden disability. Many designers are dyslexic and their verbal, visual and making skills compensate for their reading and writing problems. The hypothesis is that dyslexic designers can...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Sustainable stainless steel structures in fire
The successful applicant will join the internationally recognised researchers in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. This exciting research project is focused on understanding and o...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Experimental Investigation of Combustion and Emission Performance of Advanced Synthetics Biofuels in Diesel Engines
The blending of synthetic, fossil, aromatics, and oxygenates leads to different H/C/O ratio leading to different thermo-physical-chemical properties. The impact of thermos-physical-chemical property v...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Textual Analysis in Accounting and Finance
In the last decade, there has been a growing interest in textual analysis on the linguistic characteristics of financial disclosures, such as the tone (sentiment), readability, and attribution of fina...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Wireless communication for Air Traffic Controllers
We are working closely with a company that designs new technology for airplanes and air traffic controllers. Currently, ATCs need to man their posts using old wired technology, especially on their hea...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded