Tuesday, 24 October 2023 09:12

4 PhD studentships at the University of Strathclyde

Please see below four PhD studentship opportunities that may be of interest to you or your networks. For more information and contact details please click on the links below.

Economy-wide, distributional & policy analysis of the low carbon transition: implications for a sustainable economy, jobs and equity

The University of Strathclyde’s Centre for Energy Policy (CEP) is offering a number of exciting and funded PhD projects which align with CEP’s current research. CEP investigates the economy-wide and societal outcomes of different pathways and actions to reach net zero.

The four projects are:

  1. Developing a mixed methods approach to support the dual ambition of delivering the low carbon heat transition and eradication of fuel poverty in Scotland
  2. Understanding the economy-wide implications of different policy actions to address barriers to and improving the outcomes of adopting energy efficiency improvement measures
  3. Assessing the international trade, jobs and skills of the future international hydrogen market | University of Strathclyde
  4. Policy Response Analysis of Fuel and Transport Poverty in the Transition to Low Carbon Systems

We're interested to support the development of a range of methodological approaches, including computable general equilibrium (CGE) modelling involving applied scenario development, systematic review of existing evidence, system dynamics and other energy systems modelling approaches, and/or analysis that supports wider public policy decision making through an understanding of the political economy.

This is an opportunity for four PhD candidates to join a growing team of researchers, academics and knowledge exchange professionals at the University of Strathclyde’s Centre for Energy Policy (CEP). CEP was part of the School of Government and Public Policy’s submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF), which Times Higher Education has ranked as number 1 across the UK in the Politics and International Studies Unit of Assessment.

Virtually all of the School’s research outputs were rated as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ and 100% of the impact of this research, which included a CEP impact case study, was rated as outstanding (4*). At CEP, the students will have access to a team of researchers working across the Net Zero space and would benefit from interaction with them, as well as access to personal development training fund which is provided centrally from the University. These funds could support, for example, attendance at conferences and participation in relevant training.

Successful candidates will undertake a PhD project that will contribute to expanding the evidence base and providing policy and decision-makers with the necessary evidence to effectively address the challenge of transitioning to a prosperous, sustainable, and more equitable net-zero economy in the UK.

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