PhD Studentship in Environmental Engineering – Climate Emergency and Healthcare in the NHS (CLEANER NHS)
Newcastle University- PhD Studentship in Environmental Engineering – Climate Emergency and Healthcare in the NHS (CLEANER NHS)
100% fees covered, and a minimum tax-free annual living allowance of £17,668 (2022-23 UKRI rate). Plus, substantial additional research costs (for travel, consumables, and additional living funds).
The NHS accounts for >6% of England’s greenhouse gas emissions. Climate change also poses significant risks to health and healthcare delivery. There is therefore a need for rapid progress towards Net Zero healthcare systems that are also adapted to future climates.
In this PhD you will have the opportunity to work with a committed team at the Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT) to address some of these critical sectoral challenges which could include:
- describing primary-secondary care interfaces and developing an inventory of services. Targeting services of high volume and undertaking whole-care pathway analysis could identify high emission hotspots to target emissions reductions.
- reviewing existing policies to identify those that impede progression towards Net Zero targets.
- identifying appropriate standard metrics to assess mitigation action in a healthcare setting as part of a Net Zero framework.
- develop a framework for assessing the risk associated with climate hazards in healthcare settings and identify adaptation actions consistent with Net Zero, identifying possible trade-offs between climate action and health.
This PhD project provides the opportunity to develop skills in a range of areas including network mapping, data analysis, coding, analysis of climate/environment data, climate science, and impact and risk assessment.
Number Of Awards
18th September 2023
Application Closing Date
13th March 2023
Get your application in- https://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/fees-funding/search-funding/?code=eng111