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Fully-funded 3 year EPSRC DTP PhD studentship, Universities of Brighton and Durham, USA
Applications are open for a fully funded 3 year EPSRC DTP studentship which will be jointly supervised by the Universities of Brighton and Durham with industrial collaboration from Northwest Hydraulic Consultants, Seattle (USA). The studentship aims to generate new process-based understanding of river adjustment in relation to flood sequencing and its impact on flood risk. The studentship will include, but is not limited to:

1. field work in the Yorkshire Dales on an upland gravel-bed river with documented flooding and sediment aggradation problems
2. laboratory experiments using the state-of-the-art flume facilities at Loughborough University to simulate bed response to increasing magnitude and frequency of flooding
3. application of a numerical model, in conjunction with the University of Durham, to predict the impact of future changes to flood characteristics on river stability
4. a visit to project collaborators in Seattle to develop best practice guidelines for stakeholders involved in river management.

This studentship has strong field and flume financial support that goes substantially beyond the EPSRC project support. EPSRC funding provides a tax-free stipend and fees for three years for home students and fees only for EU students. The student will join a growing cohort of graduates on the EPSRC Doctoral Training Programme (DTP) and the University Alliance Doctoral Training programme (DTA).

Supervisors:
Dr Annie Ockelford (University of Brighton)
Professor Phil Ashworth (University of Brighton)
Dr Rich Hardy (University of Durham)
Industry Collaborators:
Dr Joanna Curran - Northwest Hydraulic Consultants, Seattle

Full details on the project and application procedures are below.
https://www.brighton.ac.uk/research-and-enterprise/postgraduate-research-degrees/funding-opportunities-and-studentships/2017-predicting-future-river-response-to-changing-flood-risk-in-the-uk.aspx

Details of contacts for any queries about this project are available via the link above. We welcome enquiries and applications from all those who are eligible and appropriately qualified.
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