Funded PhD in Flood Research at Kingston University London

Kingston is now offering 35 prestigious research studentships to students who wish to study for a full-time PhD beginning in 2015-16 (part-time studentships are not available). The studentship covers the Home/EU fee only (which is £3,996 for the academic year 2015/16), plus a maintenance stipend at £16,057, for three years only.

Title: Crossing the qualitative/quantitative divide: multimedia databases in flood research

This project will create a countrywide data portal, providing for the first time easy access to a wide range of mixed media secondary data sources. This will include Environment Agency records and reports, documents produced by local government and emergency services, media outputs (print, video and web based) as well as both quantitative and qualitative research. A piece of place-based research using the database will both explore and illustrate the potential of the portal to enable innovative original research which combines media types and crosses the traditional quantitative/qualitative divide. The project will meet the current demand for more effective use of secondary data, enabling it to be explored in new ways by academics, policy makers, emergency services, flood practitioners, community groups and the wider public.

The applicant will ideally be a geographer with a good Honours degree and an MSc which has a significant floods/disasters element. They must have experience with both quantitative and qualitative research methods and have sufficient computer based skills to create and manage the flood database.

Applications must be submitted by 12 midday GMT on 20 March 2015

The project details can be found here under ‘Geography, Geology and Environment’

How to apply:

Contact: Dr Tracey Coates –