Funded PhD Project: Researching and Innovating for Business Stakes – ARU
Funded PhD Project (UK Students Only)
Anglia Ruskin University
This successful applicant for this project will receive a studentship award which covers UK tuition fees and provides an annual stipend of £15,609 for three years (UKRI equivalent minimum annual stipend).
Towards Net Zero Carbon: Researching and Innovating for Citizen and Business Stakes
ARU’s Global Sustainability Institute and the Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) are progressing ideas to form a new way of enabling existing technologies and know-how to accelerate sustainable solutions for our economy. Taking a Transitions Management (TM) approach within a Participatory Action Research (PAR) Frame, the challenge is to develop new ways to substantially (and equally) engage private, public, third sector and citizens’ needs into policies, plans and actions in different contexts in Essex. Transitions Management is an approach to managing change which aims to build consensus.
The PAR frame will allow for cumulative and collective learning to feed into the process and outcomes set up in Essex. Intellectually we believe this is an exciting new development of socio-technical transition theory and practice, combined with a systems perspective that brings meaningful outcomes along the pathway of 2 devoted PhD researchers.
The focus will be on Essex County Council’s Net Zero Innovation Network. The doctoral researchers will coordinate and facilitate a TM / PAR programme that will inform the scoping and planning of medium to longer-term business and profit gains alongside sustainability innovation on the ground. New partnerships of active practitioner researchers from all sectors are needed to break bonds with previously limited policies, practices and at best incomplete or disparate decisions or actions. More information here.