This Friday (1st February) we are very pleased to host a panel discussion on ‘Microplastics in the Environment’. We have invited three panelists with diverse expertise and experience: (i) Chiara Bancone (Department of Geography, UCL): microplastics in aquatic systems (ii) … Continue reading
Water at the Margins (2018) Documentary screening and discussion With director Maria Rusca (Uppsala University, Sweden) and story consultant Nathalie Richards (King’s College London, UK) ‘Water at the Margins (2018)’ Drawing on our experience in undertaking a videography project in Maputo, Mozambique, this seminar reflects … Continue reading
We are inviting applications for a fully funded PhD in ‘Improving Efficiency and Equity of Ambulance Services through Advanced Demand Modelling‘. See full details below.
Job posting – Full-funded PhD position (LISS-DTP 1+3/3+)
Overview of the position
We are looking for a PhD student who will join the Geocomputation Research Domain at the Geography Department of King’s College London. The appointed PhDstudent will work on the project titled “Improving Efficiency and Equity of Ambulance Services through Advanced Demand Modelling”, funded by the ESRC – LISS-DTP and supervised by Dr Chen Zhong and Prof. Judith Green. This PhD project is a collaborative project together with London Ambulance Service (LAS), where Dr Leanne Smith will supervise the project as an industrial advisor. We are seeking a candidate for 1+3/3+ term depending on the qualification of the candidate. For more information about the scholarship, please visit LISS-DTP (https://liss-dtp.ac.uk/case-studentships-student-applicants/).
King’s Geocomputation research (https://kingsgeocomputation.org/) spans a range of contemporary social, environmental and geographical issues, collaborating intensively with experts in the field from universities abroad. PhD candidate selected for this project will also have the opportunity to closely work with the forecasting and planning team at LAS, and research domain/centres at KCL including CUSP, SUPHI.
Project non-technical summary
Demand for Ambulance Services in England has risen dramatically over recent years, with growing pressure anticipated for future years. The disparity between the increasing demand and limited ambulance resources makes the major challenge for maintaining a high-quality service. In 2017, NHS England undertook a significant national reform called the Ambulance Response Programme (ARP), designed to address efficiency and performance issues. It noted the over-use of immediate dispatch decisions and the insufficient allocation of resources to incidents. Key issues concerned: the quality of care; its cost-eﬀectiveness, and the equality of provision across areas and population groups. In view of the growing pressures of NHS, and the necessity of ambulance services to understand the needs of the populations they serve, the proposed PhD project aims to develop an advanced demand prediction model for ambulance services taking LAS as a case study. The research is to find the best correlated socioeconomic, environmental, and spatiotemporal factors and to model these factors as predictors of ambulance demand. The final component of the PhD will develop the implications of the model as Demand Management innovations, for future testing.
– You must be eligible for ESRC funding and will be asked to pursue either the 1+3 (MSc+PhD) or +3 (PhD only) track. The cost of the MSc is included in the ESRC award.
– MSc/BSc degree in Urban Informatics, Urban Analytics, Spatial Analysis, Transport planning, Geography, or related field
– Excellent written and oral communication in English
– Knowledge of spatial data analysis techniques and GIS applications are an asset
Applications for admission to the 2019/20 Masters programme close in March 2019. To ensure anyone on 1+3 track to be admitted to the relevant Master’s programme in time, we have set an application deadline of 23:59 on Thursday 21ST Feb 2019. All studentship applications must include:
1. A CV (no more than 2 pages) highlighting relevant study and work experience.
2. A cover letter (no more than 2 pages).
3. 2 references, at least one of which will be academic.
4. copies of transcripts for all relevant degrees
We expect to conduct in-person interviews in late February or the first week of March. Please contact Dr Chen Zhong (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any project related questions. You should email LISS DTP (email@example.com) if you have any general questions regarding the application process, or core methods training requirements.
King’s Water welcomes Nora Buletti, who is joining us from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. She will be collaborating with us and finalising her PhD research on participatory processes for watercourse management in Switzerland. As part of a joint research … Continue reading
King’s Water with colleagues from University of New South Wales and Arizona State University are currently in Botswana undertaking field activities with a PLuS Alliance support project on river sustainability of the Okavango basin. Check live twitter from the field … Continue reading
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King’s Water member, Dr Naho Mirumachi, joined a collective of authors to pen an opinion article on water wars. This piece serves as a reality check to the hype around water wars, especially when water issues are in the limelight … Continue reading
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The King’s Water Activity Hub is proud to announce our 2017-2018 Annual Lecture, featuring Professor Richard Thompson from Plymouth University. The Annual Lecture will be held Tuesday January 30th, between 4:30 and 6pm in the Pyramid Room (K4U.04), Department of … Continue reading