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[ecrea] Doctoral Training Opportunities on AHRC‐funded Project in Liverpool

Fri Feb 23 16:31:37 GMT 2018

Doctoral Training Opportunities on AHRC‐funded Project in Liverpool

Application Deadline: 1st March 2018

Key Contact: Dr Niamh Thornton, University of Liverpool, (n.thornton /at/<mailto:(n.thornton /at/>

Team: Dr Liz Greene Liverpool John Moores University; Dr Catherine Wilkinson, Edge Hill University; Dr Samantha Wilkinson, Manchester Metropolitan University; Prof Caroline Wilkinson, Liverpool John Moores University; Sarah Shrimpton, Liverpool John Moores University; Roger McKinley, FACT Liverpool. We are inviting applications for doctoral research training opportunities with an AHRC‐funded project in Liverpool, Brews and Brows: Gathering Stories through Research as Practice as Novel Interface Between the Humanities and the Sciences. Successful applicants will be provided with expert training in research as practice, qualitative research, equipment handling and media communication.

About the project: Brews and Brows is a project that gathers stories about the cultural importance of the eyebrow and the Scousebrow to Liverpool. We will provide training for five doctoral students in a variety of information gathering methods using a variety of tools. In a project that places a focus on research as practice, those selected will gain a mix of specialist technical (A/V documentation, equipment support) and transferrable skills (media communication, working with human subjects, focus groups). Those selected will assist in the storytelling event at FACT media arts centre ( from the 25th‐28th April 2018 and a follow up event with fellow students in October 2018. It is an ideal opportunity to acquire new skills, understand research as practice, and work collaboratively across disciplines.

We will provide training in the making of documentary film; as well as the use of the face scanning equipment; support in the gathering of qualitative data; and a hands‐on introduction to digital humanities research skills through the management and maintenance of a social media feed related to a research event. This is a great opportunity to learn about research and public engagement first‐hand supported by specialists in several fields.

Eligibility criteria: Open to Humanities and Social Science postgraduates with priority given to AHRC‐funded students. Must be available for the following dates: 23rd‐29th April 2018.

Desirable criteria: Training will be provided. However, preference will be given to those with one or more of the following: qualitative research experience, experience working with participants, and/or practice based research including filmmaking.

How to apply: Applications should include name, institution, contact details, brief and concise summary of research including methodological approach (no more than 300 words), and CV (no more than 1 page) to Dr Niamh Thornton ((n.thornton /at/ Deadline for submission is 1st March 2018. Interview date 8th March and notification of outcome 9th March 2018.

Additional information: Travel and subsistence expenses will be provided. Working in partnership with FACT and Local SMEs including hair and beauty salons, this is a public engagement and research impact event. As a strategic partner FACT will facilitate the event. Successful applicants will be trained to provide assistance in the management and promotion of the event and will be given key insights in the reporting of the findings and process in the follow up research event. This is a major opportunity, we invite all interested parties to apply.

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