Engaging people with landscapes and greenspaces
16 January 2017
New fully funded studentship will explore better engagement with local communities in the preparation of neighbourhood plans and in understanding the current state of water-related infrastructure.
Building on previous research this studentship ‘Qualitative Geospatial Methods for Active Participation’ or QUALMAP will work in the Upper Thames river catchment project to develop a software ‘toolkit’ for capturing, integrating, and analysing geo-referenced qualitative data within a GIS framework. This data will be gathered from neighbourhood planning meetings, catchment management workshops and in the field using mobile devices.
The Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI), University of Gloucestershire and the School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University, supported by the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership for Wales (Wales DTP), is looking for applications for this fully funded PhD studentship. This particular studentship is offered under the Environmental Planning Pathway of the ESRC Wales DTP, and is a ‘collaborative studentship’ which involves liaison with a non-academic organisation, at many key stages of the research programme.
Deadline for applications is 1st February 2017 and the studentship will begin in October 2017. The successful applicant will be based at the CCRI (www.ccri.ac.uk) in Gloucester. Interviews are expected to take place in March 2017 and successful applicants can expect to hear by mid-April 2017.
For more information and how to apply please visit the University of Gloucestershire website.