PhD Researchers responding to COVID-19

Expressions of interest are sought from current PhD students whose research speaks to, or can be applied to, the multifaceted recovery of the Liverpool City Region from the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Sustainable and Resilient Cities Research Theme (SARC) is recruiting PhD students who are willing to discuss their research with colleagues who work within the SARC theme. These discussions will be recorded in 30 minute ‘episodes’, to be circulated on the institution webpages and social media platforms. Further information about the work of SARC can be found here, including recent policy briefings developed by colleagues to support Liverpool’s response to COVID19.

We are seeking to disseminate knowledge and engage with audiences both within and outside the institution, including policy makers, community organisations and civic leaders. By engaging with PhD students we are seeking to draw attention to the rich body of work which exists within the PhD community at the University of Liverpool. Participation in this project aims to highlight the crucial research being undertaken by current PhD students without demanding a significant time commitment. Students will be asked to give an overview of their research and respond to a few (pre-agreed) questions which directly speak to issues currently being experienced across the city region.

We welcome participation from students at any stage of their PhD and from all disciplinary areas. If you would like to express your interest in this opportunity, please submit no more than 300 words outlining your PhD project and detailing how your research can aide understanding of the response needed within the Liverpool City Region to the current global pandemic.

Please submit expressions of interest to by 10th August 2020.