Job Vacancies & PhD Studentships
Prospective Research Fellows & PhD Students
Professor McDonald is interested in supporting PhD students and collaborating with fellows in any of our key research areas:
- Wildlife management and conservation
- Conflicts and disputes about animals and their management
- Ecology and management of domestic animals in the environment
- Animal social networks and their implications for ecology and diseases
- Ecology and management of introduced and invasive species
“Most of my work is conducted on mammals and birds in the UK, and this will continue to be the priority. Right now, I am especially keen to undertake further work on dormice and woodland management, predators, predation and shooting interests, badgers and bTB, cats, dogs and other domestic animals in the environment and other gnarly problems with wildlife.
I am especially keen on supervising students in collaboration with colleagues in other disciplines, across campus and beyond. Most of my PhD projects on badgers and TB are undertaken in this way. PhD supervision is also undertaken in collaboration with a number of my colleagues at partner organisations, including Professor Richard Shore at Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Professor Dez Delahay at National Wildlife Management Centre, Dr Henry Schofield and Dr Jenny Macpherson at The Vincent Wildlife Trust, Dr Robin Gill at Forest Research, Dr Ruth Cromie at Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust and Dr Menna Jones at the University of Tasmania. I also co-supervise students across the GW4+ network with Dr Sarah Perkins and Dr Liz Chadwick at Cardiff University.
For all PhD students, funding is hard to come by and all scholarships for which I have secured funding will be advertised here and on findaphd.com.
I am always keen to hear from UK resident graduates, with excellent academic credentials with a view to applying for Doctoral Training Partnership and other highly competitive scholarships. If you fit this bill and are keen to develop a project in the areas above, or related areas, get in touch at any time.”
The next entry date for PhD students is September 2020, with applications between now and then.