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If you are interested in undertaking a research degree at Oxford Brookes University, visit the Areas of research web page to find out more about the range of subject areas offered within our research communities, centres, groups, academic faculties and schools.
Please note that if you are applying for one of the Studentships offered here, you must follow the application guidance that is detailed at the end of each advert. Do not apply directly via the University's online application system at this stage.
Centre for Coaching and Mentoring Studies
Brookes Business School
Full-time, 3 year funded PhD Studentship
Relationship between the world of coaching
practice and the world of coaching research
Bursary: £16,000 pa (with no inflation
Fees: Full time fees at the Home rate will be
paid for 3 years
Start date: January 2020
Eligibility: Home/EU only
Deadline: The closing date for applications
is October 7, 2019 (12 Noon UK
Interview date: Interviews will be held on 14
The International Centre for Coaching and Mentoring
Studies at the Oxford Brookes Business School, Oxford Brookes University is
offering a studentship to an exceptional candidate seeking to study for a full
time PhD in Relationship between the world of coaching practice and the
world of coaching research starting in January 2020.
full-time 3 year studentship is subject to satisfactory academic progress and includes
a commitment of seminar teaching to undergraduate students for no more than 20
hours a week.
Please note previous applicants need not
It is a
long-held ambition of many commentators in the field of coaching for practice
to be more evidence-based. This implies that coaching approaches and methods
are informed by rigorous research findings and underpinned by robust conceptual
work. Although the principles are widely held, the realities of practice do not
seem to match. Research findings and
serious conceptual publications remain less influential than opinion-based
sources. For a relatively new
discipline, it is important to explore the nature and extent of this phenomenon
and to understand its roots and driving forces. The PhD candidate would be
expected to conduct a study in the area of research-informed practice, the
production of knowledge, and the needs, attitudes and reservations of coaching
practitioners in relation to research. The study would contribute to
understanding what influences the relationship between the worlds of coaching
research and practice.
are expected to hold a good undergraduate degree and a good Master’s degree at
merit level or above in a relevant area of the discipline in social
sciences (e.g. coaching, psychology, organization
studies, sociology, business and management). Applicants should also be able to
demonstrate strong research capabilities, preferably an experience of having conducted
fieldwork, and be fluent in spoken and written English.
looking to recruit a candidate of the highest quality and who is capable of
submitting a PhD thesis within 3 years. Funding will cover the three year
period subject to the candidate making satisfactory progress annually. PhD
students will take part in the School’s PhD programme, which offers seminars
and training on research methodology as well as a collegiate environment to
present work in progress.
interested in discussing their proposals can contact the supervisory team: Tatiana
Bachkirova firstname.lastname@example.org and Peter Jackson email@example.com
information about research in the Business School: /business/research/
How to apply: For further details
of how to apply, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ensure you quote Coaching practice and
research in the email title when applying.
There are not funding opportunities available at the moment.
3 year, full-time funded PhD Studentship
Social Innovation in Low Carbon Transition: Bridging
the Gap between Energy Research and Social Sciences
Qualification Type: PhD
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students & International
Funding amount: £15,009 per annum (with no inflation increase) for three years;
Fieldwork allowance: - £2,500 for 3 years
Hours: Full Time
Closes: 28 October 2019
Fees: Tuition fees up to Home/EU level
will be paid by the University Primary supervisor:Dr Esra KurulShort Introductory Paragraph
The School of the Built Environment and the School of Architecture are
jointly offering a 3-year full-time PhD Studentship. This inter-disciplinary
study cuts across the Smart Construction and Impact
Assessment and Low Carbon Building research groups,
which are part of the Oxford Institute for Sustainable
The studentship includes an annual bursary of £15,009 for three years (no annual increase) and fees
up to the Home/EU level. Any international student awarded the studentship
would need to cover the difference between international and Home/EU fees. Please
note, fees increase by 4% annually. The studentship has a start date of 20 January 2020. An April or September 2020 start may
also be possible. Full Project Detail
The key research question is:
How can the technological and digital literacies of
communities be developed/enhanced to set-up and operate renewable
energy systems that facilitate the move towards low carbon/smart
cities and communities?
The overarching goal is to
contribute to existing knowledge on urban social innovation in the field of
energy. Potentially using a mixed-method approach, the research will focus
The successful candidate will be supervised by Dr Esra Kurul, Prof Rajat Gupta and Dr. Maurizio Sibilla. Entry requirements
We are looking for a highly competent and capable candidate to submit
his/her PhD thesis within 3 years. Candidates would be expected to have at
least an upper second class degree (or equivalent) and/or Masters in a related
subject (e.g. sociology, urban geography, architecture, planning, energy
studies, environmental studies, engineering, anthropology). They should
be able to demonstrate strong interdisciplinary research capabilities, be
fluent in spoken and written English.
The selection criteria will focus on academic excellence, suitability of
research experience/ skills, and subject knowledge. A demonstrable interest in social
innovation would be an advantage.
Please contact Dr Kurul (email@example.com) for informal enquiries.
How to apply
For further information on how to apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application pack, quoting “Social innovation in low carbon transition”
in the subject line.
year, full-time funded PhD Studentship - Deep Learning for Modelling Complex
Eligibility: UK ,EU &
Bursary: £16,000 per year (no annual inflation increase)
Fees: Tuition fees will be paid by the University
Deadline for applying: Friday 4 October 2019
Primary supervisor: Professor
The Faculty of Technology Design
and Environment at Oxford Brookes University is pleased to offer a three-year
full-time PhD studentship to a new student commencing January 2020. The successful candidate will work within the
Visual Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, under the supervision of Professor
Full Project Detail
The Visual Artificial
Intelligence Laboratory is one of the top research groups in deep learning for
action detection. In 2017 we designed the first system able to localise
multiple actions in a video in real time. The Laboratory is running on a budget
of around £1.5 million, with six live funded projects, and is projected to
comprise 20/25 people in 2020. We closely collaborate with Oxford University,
Cambridge University, IIT Bombay, and others.
The successful candidate will contribute to
the research conducted under a new Research Agreement with Huawei Technologies
on “Deep learning for complex activity recognition”. The project aims to
explore new deep learning models of complex activities composed by multiple
events/actions, such as cooking a meal, or autonomous driving scenarios
involving, e.g., multiple vehicles negotiating an intersection.
successful candidate will be required to:
Develop new deep learning models for the detection of complex
Find out more
Please also consult the Lab’s web
site at http://cms.brookes.ac.uk/staff/FabioCuzzolin/.
essential selection criteria include:
A good first degree in Machine Learning, Computer Vision or
desirable selection criteria include:
Experience and knowledge of deep learning techniques.
For all informal requests contact
Professor Fabio Cuzzolin (email@example.com
How to apply:
To apply please request an
application pack by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org quoting “PhD Studentship in Deep Learning for
Modelling Complex Video Activities”.
As part of the application
process you must submit your CV, with a supporting statement (2-page maximum)
which explains why you believe you are the best candidate for this studentship.
School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics
Low Carbon Vehicles Group
3.5 year full-time funded PhD Studentship
Eligibility: Home/EU and International
A further £3,000 p.a. is
available to cover project costs
Fees: Tuition fees will be paid by the University.
Deadline: Monday 16th September
Start date: January 2020 (Home/EU
students and International)
“Electric Powertrain Design and Optimisation/
Formula Student EV”
The Faculty of Technology Design and Environment at Oxford Brookes
University is pleased to offer a 3.5 year full-time PhD studentship to a new
student commencing in 2020. The
successful candidate, will work under the supervision of Prof Denise Morrey and
her team, and will also support the Oxford
Brookes Racing Formula Student Team.
For information about the Low Carbon Vehicles Group, see: /ecm/research/engineering/low-carbon-vehicles/
For information about the Oxford Brookes Racing Team, see:
The Formula Student Team has been very successful in the competition,
using an ICE based powertrain for two decades. The team now wishes to create an
advanced electric powertrain-based solution to align with the current trends in
Europe. This solution aims to utilise in-hub motors for a high performance four
wheel drive racing car.
The current electric powertrain relies on off the shelf motors and
inverters. This project aims to develop and improve motor inverter technology,
control, and HV architecture integration. The current motor inverters does not account
for interactions between sub-systems and, as a result, key attributes such as
efficiency do not reach the full potential available within the chosen envelope
of hardware and controls.
This project will develop and apply a new HV motor inverter design and
system architecture to maximise vehicle integration and efficiency. This
project also aims to develop improved modelling techniques and methodologies
for battery and motor modelling.
We are looking to recruit a candidate of the highest quality who is
capable of submitting a PhD thesis within 3.5 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 16/09/19. 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 role. Please be advised that the
selection process may involve an interview.
For all informal requests about the project and this post, please
contact Denise Morrey via email: email@example.com
Applications are open for Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships for PhD candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries to spend 12 months at a UK university as part of their doctoral studies in their home country.
The scholarships are for study starting in October 2019, and are aimed at high-quality graduates whose proposed research has a developmental focus and who have the potential to become influential teachers or researchers in their home countries.
Split-site Scholarships are delivered through an institutional or departmental link between the candidate's home university and proposed UK university.
The closing date for applications is 4 February 2019. For full details, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, visit