Career mobility in hospitality and food culture and the domestic kitchen
We are inviting applications for two Hospitality Management PhD bursaries in the School of Service Management at the University of Brighton (Eastbourne Campus). The successful candidates will conduct a programme of research for the degree of PhD. Candidates should have a first or upper second class Honours degree in a discipline related to their proposed research and should also hold (or be working towards) a masters degree in a related subject. In all but exceptional cases, an MBA or similar generalist masters in management will not usually be considered.
The awards are fees only for three years beginning in October 2012. We welcome applications in the below two areas.
1. Career mobility in hospitality
Our Brighton Hospitality Research team and the Savoy Educational Trust are interested in research that investigates Career Mobility and employee engagement in the hospitality industry. This research project is expected to engage in a qualitative deep understanding of the reasons why hospitality students may end up not following a career in hospitality.
Proposals that show evidence of an understanding of Lifework history analysis will be considered an advantage.
2. Food culture and the domestic kitchen
- Based in the Faculty of Education and Sport.
- Supervisors: Dr Cathy Palmer; Dr Jo-Anne Lester; Dr Ioannis Pantelidis.
- Closing date for the first tranche of applications is 20 July 2012. Apply now.
The domestic kitchen is frequently referred to as the heart of the home and in this capacity it is capable of creating, reflecting and challenging a whole range of meanings and understandings. How a kitchen is imagined, constructed and used; how it is furnished with appliances, gadgets and ephemera; how it is talked about and represented has the potential to reveal much about the social and cultural characteristics of the society in which it is located. This project will explore the cultural significance of domestic kitchen space in terms of what it can contribute to our understanding of the human condition.
Project proposals should be contextualized within a theoretical framework encompassing, anthropology, sociology, cultural studies and hospitality studies.