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PhD Studentship (ESRC South Coast DTP) - Understanding travel patterns of multi-location workers

Geography & Environment

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £14553
Annual stipend of £14553 (2017/18 RCUK rate) plus payment of programme fees
Closing Date:   Wednesday 31 January 2018
Reference:  SCDTP947917WR

Understanding travel patterns of multi-location workers

A fully funded studentship awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership (SCDTP) commencing in 2018/19 Academic Year.

Supervisory Team:

Doctor Darja Reuschke (Geography and Environment, Lead Supervisor) (D.Reuschke@soton.ac.uk), Doctor Simon Blainey (Engineering and the Environment)

This project will study various forms of multi-location working (where workers usually work in more than one place) to understand how the work and non-work travel of multi-location workers impacts on society and environment. Does multi-location working increase or decrease travel and under which circumstances? Secondary datasets will be analysed and multivariate models developed. The PhD student will be based in geography and work closely with the interdisciplinary Transportation Research Group in Engineering.

Skills Required

The student will work with complex secondary datasets (e.g. National Travel Survey and European Working Conditions Survey) and therefore needs to have a good knowledge of multivariate statistical analysis and secondary data analysis. Knowledge of multilevel statistical analysis would be beneficial but is not a necessary requirement.

Funding

South Coast DTP Funding provides an annual maintenance grant (tax free) of £14553 (2017/18 RCUK 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 11.59pm 31st January 2018.  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/how-to-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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