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Management of health, safety and wellbeing in the construction industry

PGR-P-306

Key facts

Type of research degree
PhD
Application deadline
Ongoing deadline
Country eligibility
International (open to all nationalities, including the UK)
Funding
Non-funded
Supervisors
Dr Apollo Tutesigensi
Additional supervisors
Dr Apollo Tutesigensi
Schools
School of Civil Engineering
<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

Health, safety and wellbeing (HS&amp;amp;W) of workers are some of the important issues in the construction industry today and their importance can be expected to persist into the future. Management of HS&amp;amp;W in the construction industry involves addressing factors that pertain to the environment within which work is done, organisations involved in the delivery of projects and individuals involved in the delivery of the project activities. Different countries and sectors of the construction industry address the factors differently. Different countries and sectors of the construction industry also score differently on HS&amp;amp;W performance measures. Across countries, the differences may be explained by differences in HS&amp;amp;W management systems while at national level, the differences may be explained by differences in sectoral responses to prevailing HS&amp;amp;W management systems. Of course there may be other explanations for the differences.<br /> <br /> Researchers in this project will be seeking to address a combination of two or more of the following: evaluating HS&amp;amp;W management systems, developing improvements to HS&amp;amp;W management systems, developing tools to improve HS&amp;amp;W performance and investigating relationships between HS&amp;amp;W performance measures and other performance measures (at project, organisational and/or national levels).

<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<p>Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/130206/applying/91/applying_for_research_degrees">University&#39;s website</a>. Please state clearly in the research information section&nbsp;that the research degree you wish to be considered for is &lsquo;Management of health, safety and wellbeing in the construction industry&rsquo; as well as&nbsp;<a href="https://engineering.leeds.ac.uk/staff/167/dr_apollo_tutesigensi">Dr Apollo Tutesigensi</a>&nbsp;as your proposed supervisor.</p> <p>If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University&#39;s minimum English language requirements (below).</p> <p><em>We welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.</em></p>

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">Entry requirements</h2>

Applicants to research degree programmes should normally have at least a first class or an upper second class British Bachelors Honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline. The criteria for entry for some research degrees may be higher, for example, several faculties, also require a Masters degree. Applicants are advised to check with the relevant School prior to making an application. Applicants who are uncertain about the requirements for a particular research degree are advised to contact the School or Graduate School prior to making an application.

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">English language requirements</h2>

The minimum English language entry requirement for research postgraduate research study is an IELTS of 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each component (reading, writing, listening and speaking) or equivalent. The test must be dated within two years of the start date of the course in order to be valid. Some schools and faculties have a higher requirement.

<h2 class="heading">Funding on offer</h2>

<p><strong>Self-Funding Students are welcome to apply.</strong></p> <p><strong>UK&nbsp;students</strong>&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;The&nbsp;<a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk/funding/138-leeds-doctoral-scholarships-2021-january-deadline">Leeds Doctoral Scholarship (January deadline)</a>&nbsp;is available to UK applicants. &nbsp;<a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk/funding/60-alumni-bursary">Alumni Bursary</a> is available to graduates of the University of Leeds.</p> <p><strong>Non-UK students</strong>&nbsp;&ndash;The&nbsp;<a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk/funding/48-china-scholarship-council-university-of-leeds-scholarships-2021">China Scholarship Council - University of Leeds Scholarship</a>&nbsp;is available to nationals of China. The&nbsp;<a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk/funding/73-leeds-marshall-scholarship">Leeds Marshall Scholarship</a>&nbsp;is available to support US citizens. &nbsp;<a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk/funding/60-alumni-bursary">Alumni Bursary</a> is available to graduates of the University of Leeds.</p>

<h2 class="heading">Contact details</h2>

<p>For further information regarding your application, please contact Doctoral College Admissions by&nbsp;email:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:EMAIL@leeds.ac.uk">p</a><a href="mailto:phd@engineering.leeds.ac.uk">hd@engineering.leeds.ac.uk,</a>&nbsp;or by telephone: +44 (0)113 343 5057</p> <p>For furher information regarding the project, please contact Dr Apollo Tutesigensi by email:&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="mailto:A.Tutesigensi@leeds.ac.uk">A.Tutesigensi@leeds.ac.uk</a></p>


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