Collaborative Project Studentships

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Drugs, the Death Penalty and Deterrence in Indonesia

ESRC Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) collaborative doctoral studentship at the Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford with The Death Penalty Project

The Oxford Centre for Criminology is awarding a collaborative doctoral studentship in partnership with The Death Penalty Project, a leading international legal action charity that provides free legal representation to those facing the death penalty in more than 30 countries around the world; participates in capacity building with criminal justice professionals; and engages in research with the aims of influencing policy and practice. This doctoral research will study the deterrent effects of death sentences and executions on drug offending in Indonesia. While building on US deterrence work, this study will be unique in its focus on drug offences, developing methodological and theoretical scholarship of relevance throughout Asia. Visit here for full details on the project and how to apply.

Application deadline: 06 March 2020

Gender and AI

ESRC Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) collaborative doctoral studentship with the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society

The Oxford Internet Institute are awarding a collaborative doctoral studentship in partnership with the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society. This doctoral research will make use of a range of social science methods to study the gender impact of artificial intelligence (AI) systems in business or work contexts. AI is widely recognised as a transformative technology across sectors, and more organisations need to take steps to implement best practice for its responsible application, in ways that will empower and benefit everyone inclusively. The “gender data gap” (Perez 2019) of less data about women in health and safety drives one of the concerns about the potential of new AI-enabled tools to increase social inequalities. The other is making existing differences in social outcomes such as gendered pay gaps or differences in hiring a part of seemingly accurate systems. Gender bias in AI systems and in the development of AI are well-known problems with no easy solutions. This project will be an opportunity to do doctoral research on how organisations recognise and respond to this problem. Visit here for full details on the project and how to apply.

Application deadline: 28 February 2020

Understanding presentations and admissions to hospital towards the end of life for people with frailty

ESRC Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) collaborative doctoral studentship with Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care in the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Languages (WELS) at The Open University is awarding a collaborative doctoral studentship, in partnership with Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Building on existing local retrospective data about hospital emergency department presentations and admissions for patients with frailty within the last year of life, this doctoral research will use an ethnographic approach to explore patient pathways to/from hospital and experiences of care during these times. The research will be based within Worthing Hospital and findings from this research will be used to inform clinical service improvements. Visit here for full details on this project and how to apply. 

Application deadline: 04 March 2020

Improving outcomes for vulnerable young people through trauma-informed interventions to support agency for learning

ESRC Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) collaborative doctoral studentship at the Department of Education, University of Oxford with Villiers Park Educational Trust

The ESRC Grand Union DTP is awarding a collaborative doctoral studentship based in the Rees Centre within the Department of Education.  It is being offered in conjunction with Villiers Park Educational Trust – a national charity specialising in improving educational outcomes for disadvantaged young people. The main aim of this innovative doctoral project is to co-devise and co-evaluate a new educational enhancement programme for young people with a history of childhood trauma, with a particular focus on those who are – or have been – in the care system.  Children in care have educational outcomes that are significantly below the national average.  The reasons for this are complex and multidimensional, but one element is that traumatic experiences such as abuse or neglect can exercise a profound and lasting impact on engagement with schooling. Visit here for full details on this project and how to apply. 

Application deadline: 28 February 2020