Two NATS EngD Studentships Available

Two NATS EngD Studentships Available

From: Tim Kelly <tim.kelly_at_xxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 25 May 2006 12:39:25 +0100
Message-ID: <002801c67fef$e145d800$6f71a8c0@xxxxxx>


National Air Traffic Services and University College London


"Human Factors in Safety Engineering"

/and/ "Safety Arguments"


These are both 4-year EngD studentships which 

give a postgraduate student the opportunity to 

conduct research within an industrial context. 

These EPSRC funded studentships are available to 

UK citizens and permanent residents.  They will 

pay a tax-free stipend of approximately 17,000 

per year, and fees will also be paid.


The posts will be based at the National Air 

Traffic Services (NATS) Corporate & Technical 

Centre near Fareham, with travel to other NATS 

sites and to UCL as required.  They are also 

associated with UCL Interaction Centre 

(, under the 

Communications Technology EngD scheme 



The proposed research for one project is to 

validate and refine a novel human factors 

assessment approach (called HERTES) within the 

NATS context, and for the other is to establish a 

framework for building claims, arguments and 

evidence into a safety case.  See 

for details. The industrial supervisor will be Dr 

David Bush and the academic supervisor Professor 

Ann Blandford ( 

The Safety Case project also involves Dr Tim Kelly (University

of York:


The successful candidates will have an upper 

second undergraduate degree and/or a Masters 

degree in a relevant discipline, such as Safety 

Engineering, Computer Science, Human Factors or 

HCI, and outstanding research potential. Informal 

enquiries can be made to Dr David Bush 

(David.Bush@xxxxxx) or Professor Ann 

Blandford (A.Blandford@xxxxxx). See 

for instructions on how to apply and a copy of 

the application form. Alternatively you can 

request an application pack from Pat Johnson 

(p.johnson@xxxxxx).  At the same time as 

submitting the application form, please send a 

copy direct to Dr Richard Young, UCLIC Manager, 

UCL, Remax House, 31-32 Alfred Place, London WC1E 7DP.


There is no fixed deadline for applications, as 

an Engineering Doctorate can start at any time of 

the year. However, applicants are advised to 

submit their application forms as soon as 

possible, since competition for places is significant.



Dr Tim Kelly

Lecturer in Critical Systems
Department of Computer Science
The University of York,
York, YO10 5DD, UK

Tel: 01904 432764 Fax: 07976 889545


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