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SCDTP Studentship - Improving public policy and private investment decision-making to achieve sustainable outcomes for the energy-water-food-environment nexus

Decision Analytics & Risk

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £15,009
(19/20 UKRI rate)
Closing Date:  Thursday 23 January 2020
Reference:  1205919TR

Improving public policy and private investment decision-making to achieve sustainable outcomes for the energy-water-food-environment nexus

A fully funded studentship awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership (SCDTP) commencing in 2020/21 Academic Year.

Supervisory Team:

Dr M H Kunc, Head of Department of Decision Analytics & Risk (m.h.kunc@soton.ac.uk) Dr. Jonathan Klein, Department of Decision Analytics & Risk (J.H.Klein@soton.ac.uk)

Applicants are needed to research how systems thinking can be used to improve problem structuring and decision-making to achieve sustainable outcomes within the energy-water-food-environment nexus. The research will look at the application of System Dynamics in the conservation sector to model interacting systems qualitatively and quantitatively to identify leverage points on a static and dynamic basis. A broad set of subject matter expertise including: development and environmental economics; entrepreneurship; System Dynamics; stakeholder management and public policy.

Skills Required

Simulation; systems thinking; Systems Dynamics; Public policy; Economic development; Environmental economics; Entrepreneurship, Stakeholder management.

Funding

South Coast DTP Funding provides an annual maintenance grant (tax free) of £15009 (2019/20 UKRI rate), plus payment of all programme fees.  Other funding available for SCDTP funded students can be found on the SCDTP website (www.southcoastdtp.ac.uk).

Funding is provided for 3 years full-time PhD study (pro-rata for part-time students).  Applications for 1+3 funding for students completing a Master's year prior to the commencement of PhD study are also welcome (details available at www.southcoastdtp.ac.uk).

Application Procedure

The closing date and time for applications is 4.00pm on 23rd January 2020.  The full application procedure, the funding application form, and more information on the South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership can be found at: http://southcoastdtp.ac.uk/apply/

For further information about this project, please contact the lead supervisor detailed above.  For questions relating to the application procedure, or for more information about the SCDTP, please visit the SCDTP website or contact us at scdtp@soton.ac.uk


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