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Full details of all funding opportunities will be advertised on this webpage as and when they become available.
If you are interested in undertaking a research degree at Oxford Brookes University, visit the 'Areas of research' webpage to find out more about the range of subject areas offered within our research communities, centres, groups, academic faculties and schools.
There are currently no funded studentship available.
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Three year full time Oxford Brookes University PhD Research Studentship, funded
by the Elizabeth Casson Trust
(part time considered following discussion)
Project Title: Elizabeth Casson PhD
Director of Studies: Professor. Helen Dawes
(Elizabeth Casson Trust Chair)
Eligibility: UK/EU Applicants
who have qualified from a World Federation of Occupational Therapists approved programme
Closing Date: 29th October 2017
Start date: 22nd January 2018
(possibility of September 2017 enrolment)
£14,553 per annum (pro
rata for academic year 2017/18) plus fees and reasonable project
Entry requirement is a Masters degree
which has included research training and a research project. In exceptional
cases, applicants who have a good honours degree (or equivalent) may apply for
direct registration to PhD if they have appropriate research or professional
experience at postgraduate level which has resulted in published work, written
reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.
established Research Centre within the Oxford Institute for Nursing, Midwifery
and Allied Health Research (OxINMAHR) is currently exploring research themes that
range from improving mental health and wellbeing management in people with
long-term conditions to the development of therapeutic interventions for the
ageing population. Projects are being delivered through close relationships
between the Centre and its partners: OxINMAHR, Oxford Health (OH), Oxford
University Hospitals (OUH) and Higher Education England Thames Valley (HEETV).
studentship, the successful candidate will join the Centre for an exciting opportunity
within a new PhD programme. Funded by the Elizabeth Casson Trust, the Elizabeth
Casson PhD award aims to develop and promote the evidence base of occupational
therapy in order to increase the understanding of the efficacy and unique
contribution of occupational therapists to those people with occupational needs
within the UK. We invite applications for projects which pursue research in
line with this aim. Projects that also align with the evolving UK care agenda
successful candidate will be expected to present at relevant scientific
meetings and to publish their work. Additionally, the candidate will be
required to report on progress to the funders. Appropriate training relevant to
undertaking a PhD will be provided.
successful applicant will be subject to a DBS search once they enrol. In view
of checking procedures they will be required to exhibit specified documents:
opportunities for PhD studentships will be made available in the future.
further information on the project please e-mail Professor Helen Dawes firstname.lastname@example.org
There are currently no funded Studentships available.
School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics
Low Carbon Vehicles Group
Four year full-time funded PhD Studentship
Eligibility: Home/EU and International Students
Bursary: £16,000 per annum
A further £3,000 is available to cover project costs
Fees: Tuition fees will be paid by the University.
Deadline: 25 September 2017
Start date: October 2017 or the latest January 2018“Electric Powertrain Design and Optimisation”
The Faculty of Technology Design and Environment at Oxford Brookes University is pleased to offer a four-year full-time PhD studentship to a new student commencing in October 2017. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Professor Denise Morrey and her team and with Oxford Brookes Racing Formula Student Team.
For information about the Low Carbon Vehicles Group, see: http://www.brookes.ac.uk/ecm/research/engineering/low-carbon-vehicles/
The Formula Student Team has been very successful with ICE solution for two decades. The Team now wishes to create an advanced electric powertrain-based solution to align with the current trends in Europe.
The current electric powertrain control relies greatly on the off-the-shelf automotive controllers and much work is to be done to develop and implement highly-optimised advanced powertrain control and power delivery using advanced control strategies. Current controllers and approach do not take account of interactions between sub-systems and, as a result, key attributes such as efficiency do not reach the full potential available within the chosen hardware and controls.
This project will develop and apply a new analytical, multi-objective, dynamic, optimisation methodology to simultaneously optimise across multiple vehicle systems, with specific intent to maximise power and range. The project also aims to demonstrate a game changing rapid electronic prototyping strategy that will substantially improve UK Automotive engineering competitiveness.
The project will seek to identify effective and feasible strategies to enhance performance and range of the test vehicle. The project also aims to develop improved modelling techniques and methodologies for motor mapping. The research activity will ultimately deliver improved, exploitable, fundamental knowledge of motor control and optimisation for performance and range of electric vehicles including associated test strategies.
We are looking to recruit a candidate of the highest quality who is capable of submitting a PhD thesis within 4 years. Applicants would be expected to have a good relevant Engineering degree. They should be able to demonstrate strong research capabilities and be fluent in spoken and written English.
The selection criteria will focus on academic excellence, suitability of research experience and skills, subject knowledge and references.
If you would like to apply for this position, you should request an application pack from the Research Support Office, email@example.com, quoting “PhD Studentship in Electric Powertrain”.
Fully completed applications must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, by 5.00 pm on Monday 25/09/17. As part of the application process you must submit your CV, along with a supporting statement (2 page maximum) which explains why you believe you are the best candidate for this job. Please be advised that the selection process may involve an interview.
For all informal requests about the project and this post, please contact Gordana Collier via email: email@example.com