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SMMI PhD Studentship (Southampton Law School) - "Law and Risk Regulation: A Case Study of Solid Bulk Cargo Liquefaction"

Southampton Law School

Location:  Highfield Campus
Closing Date:  Friday 06 March 2020
Reference:  1239320JJ

This PhD project forms part of a grant funded by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation ‘Solid Bulk Cargo Liquefaction: Strategies for Effective Controls’. The project has 3 key work streams across engineering, data mining and law. The student will have the opportunity to interface with the other academic teams on the project and the various partners to the project, which include international industry across the sector, government agencies, NGOs and seafarers’ associations. 

This project provides the successful candidate with a rare opportunity to undertake research in regulatory theory and cost benefit analysis with a strong emphasis on application to develop regulatory approaches to address a clearly defined problem: the loss of life, ships and cargo caused by solid bulk cargo liquefaction. Throughout this project the successful candidate will be part of a wider team including granular material specialists, experts in naval architecture and ship science, oceanographers and, GIS analysts along with a host of external partners drawn from across the sector. 

The outcomes of this project are expected to be taken up by the sector and therefore have direct impact on the industry by improving the safety of seafarers and reducing loss of life at sea. 

Please note that a PhD proposal is required as part of the application for this studentship and that the deadline for submission of the application and research proposal has been extended to 6 March 2020.

This funded PhD Studentship will cover 'home' rate tuition fees, UKRI rate maintenance stipend, and a Research Training Support Grant for up to 3 years commencing September 2020.

Applicants should apply for the PhD Law.  Further details of our PhD Programme and how to apply can be found at

Applicants should state that they wish to be considered for this funded PhD in the 'funding' section of the on-line application form.  Please also email to indicate that you are applying.

For further details about this project, please contact Professor Emily Reid at 

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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