Applications are sought from suitably qualified candidates for a joint ESRC-Scottish Government PhD three-year (â€˜+3â€²) studentship. The project entitled â€˜Designing and Managing Forests for Healthâ€™ has been developed in collaboration with the Forestry Commission Scotland and seeks to examine the links between forestry and community health across Scotland.
The successful candidate will be based in the Centre for Research on Environment, Society and Health (CRESH) in the School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh. They will also be active members of the universityâ€™s OPENspace Research Centre and the Human Geography Research Group.
Applications will be particularly welcome from candidates with a social science / environmental background (e.g. geography, landscape architecture, sociology, environmental science), and quantitative methods will be emphasised in project and training plans. Applicants must have a Masters degree or equivalent in an appropriate field. A working knowledge in GIS would be advantageous.
Start Date: September 2012
Further details on the project and information on how to apply can be found here.
The deadline for submission is 27th April 2012. Interviews will take place during May 2012.
Applicants may discuss the project with any member of the supervisory team: Prof. Jamie Pearce (firstname.lastname@example.org), Prof. Catharine Ward Thompson (email@example.com) or Dr Niamh Shortt (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The first supervisor is Jamie Pearce, Professor of Health Geography, Institute of Geography, School of GeoSciences University of Edinburgh, Drummond Street Edinburgh EH8 9XP
Tel: + 44 131 650 2294
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