Fully ESRC-funded PhD opportunity: A critical analysis of biodiversity in urban planning and development


The studentship will commence in October 2023 and will cover tuition fees as well as a maintenance grant (currently £17,668 p.a. for 2022/23 for full-time students, updated each year). This would be a great opportunity for someone looking to start a research career and contribute to this policy area.

The project is concerned with developing a critical analysis of biodiversity ‘enhancement’ via urban planning and the development process. A key aim is to examine the practice of ‘net benefit for biodiversity’ via the planning system in Wales. More broadly, the project has the potential to compare the divergence of Welsh and English approaches to understand the political and institutional factors that have shaped these and how these influence ecological outcomes in local places. However, the precise scope of the project will be co-designed between the successful applicant and the project partners. There is therefore significant potential to shape the project to suit your interests. Applications are welcome from candidates that have an interest in ecology, political theory, planning and/or governance.

For more information, feel free to contact Edward Shepherd (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Further details and how to apply can be accessed here: https://www.findaphd.com/phds/programme/a-critical-analysis-of-biodiversity-in-urban-planning-and-development/?p5155