Design your dream permaculture PhD around health...?

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About the Job: 

This competitive opportunity gives scope to creatively develop a PhD proposal around permaculture improving health & wellbeing and for regenerative development.  Perhaps around food and nutrition security?


From Simon Cohn at The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Diseases (LSHTM):

"This year's competition for full and part-time PhD studentships (entry Sept 2020) and express our interest in working with a prospective individual towards submitting a competitive social science application in any health related topic to be based at The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Diseases (LSHTM) - see


The ESRC UBEL awards 40-50 grants for prospective PhD researchers at a number of partner London institutions, including LSHTM. UK residents receive full fees and a stipend; EU students would only have their fees paid. See


If successful, the student will have the opportunity to work closely with other social scientists at LSHTM. We are keen to attract someone who has a strong anthropology, sociology, STS, economics or policy-related first degree (and possibly Masters) who can draw on these theories and methods in a short research proposal.


If you are interested in submitting an application  to this grant scheme and join our expanding faculty, please make contact with Simon Cohn (, or Andrew Hutchings ( as soon as possible to discuss possible topics and who might be best to supervise you.


In collaboration with potential supervisors, a preliminary application is due January, and then if it is progressed, the deadline for full applications is at the end of February 2019."


Closing date for applications
Thursday, 31 January, 2019