PhD position: Gamification research towards carbon emission reduction

Project Description

A PhD scholarship opportunity is available in the area of gamification research towards carbon emission reduction. The University of Liverpool (UoL) and Dendrite Labs are seeking to recruit a motivated PhD student to undertake a three-year doctoral research programme utilizing serious games/gamification focused on developing a universal solution to automatically sense, control and optimise key parameters of laboratories.

The project is jointly funded by Dendrite Labs & the Low Carbon Eco-Innovatory. The centre brings together the expertise and resources of UOL, Liverpool John Moores & Lancaster University to create innovative low carbon goods, processes and serviced developed through collaborative (R&D) partnerships between local companies in the Liverpool City Region and local universities.

The Goal
To create a Sim City – type lab simulation through serious games/gamification which users will be able to interact with to optimize laboratory metrics and increase lab collaboration while establishing clear direction(s) on how to reduce the lab’s carbon footprint efficiently. The work should provide a scalable model for future data sharing across the industry providing analytics which contribute to complex problems within the relevant industry sectors.

The Candidate

Ideally the PhD candidate should possess a strong background in a STEM (e.g. engineering, computer science or chemistry) subject at the MSc level (2.1), however candidates with a strong management science background in such areas as operations management/operations research are welcomed.


Please see the following for the online applications process

LCEI Studentship

Reference:      PhD-Gamification-ULMS

Funding:        Funding is available for a 3 year (+3) PhD            

– Payment of academic fees, at the standard Home/EU rate for three years (International applicants are strongly encouraged to apply but will be responsible for tuition balances not covered by the funding.)

– Maintenance Grant £15,000 for three years

Closing date:  Sunday 20th November

Interview date:  1st week Dec

Please note internationally students will be subject to international the tuition rate less the proposed allocated funding from industry. 

For further information, please contact Dr. Ronald Dyer at


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