Fully funded PhD for Coastal Heritage

Fully funded PhD studentship for a UK/EU student only at the University of Southampton, UK. For details, please see below.

Title: How will sea-level rise effect our coastal heritage?

Cultural heritage is a major local and national asset, providing added cultural, tourist and economic value to their environs. Sea-level rise threatens cultural heritage, particularly in low-lying areas. This PhD questions how coastal heritage sites will be threatened by future sea-level rise and other adverse risk by analysing past events, the engineering challenges to protect the site and the wider economic area, and what could be done to remediate risk, both in the UK and on a global scale.

This PhD brings together the fields of sea-level rise, hazards, coastal morphodynamic change, heritage, GIS and computer science. An exciting feature of the project is the many directions and opportunities it could take into what is a yet little explored research area.

Our aim is to recruit an excellent, enthusiastic student. Ideally, the student would have a multi-disciplinary background with at least a 2:1 in engineering, earth science, geography or oceanography, and preferably with a Master’s degree. Students would be expected to undertake further training as part of their PhD programme, including training from the funder, the Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarship scheme.

For further information, an informal discussion or if you intend to apply, please contact:

Sally Brown (sb20@soton.ac.uk)
Robert Nicholls (R.J.Nicholls@soton.ac.uk)
Ivan Haigh (I.D.Haigh@soton.ac.uk)

Closing date: 13th February. Interviews in March 2017.

Dr Sally Brown
Senior Research Fellow
Faculty of Engineering and the Environment
University of Southampton
University Road
SO17 1BJ
02380 594796

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