About our partnership with Team GB
The University’s partnership with Team GB was announced in January 2019 and includes the Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024 Olympic Games, and the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games. The partnership is borne out of a synergy between the University’s ambitions and values, and those of Team GB, and is built on the belief that there is the extraordinary in everyone. The partnership has gone from strength to strength, and we have recently announced double Olympic Champion, Max Whitlock, as our new ambassador as part of our two-year anniversary celebrations.
Find out more about our partnership with Team GB.
About this project
Elite sport has many benefits for global society, including its ability to promote an environmental message to those who are hard to reach by other routes. However, it has its own significant environmental footprint which should be recognised and minimised.
One of Team GB’s strategic goals is to understand and reduce its carbon footprint, and this PhD project will work in partnership with Team GB and two of the University’s research institutes – the Energy and Environment Institute and the Logistics Institute – to further this goal. This will be achieved by performing a carbon audit of the team’s activities, informed by a series of interviews, to build understanding of which parts of its operations are the most carbon-expensive and where there is potential for improvement. In collaboration with Team GB we will develop recommendations for change, and produce a data-driven decision support tool to help them optimise an area of their operations. Where appropriate, our findings will be generalised to allow other similar units to benefit from the new understanding.
As this is an interdisciplinary project, the successful candidate will be a member of both the Energy and Environment Institute (EEI) and the Logistics Institute (LI) at the University of Hull. The project aligns with the primary objectives of the Energy and Environment Institute, which involve exploring the interdisciplinary space around climate change and a low carbon transition, while also building on extensive existing expertise within the LI regarding carbon footprinting and impact reduction of commercial activities and logistics.
Based in the EEI, you would be part of a large multidisciplinary team that offers unique approaches to solving big problems in a supportive, collegiate environment.
Find out more at our webinar
To find out more about the Team GB PhD projects and to hear direct from Team GB and the personal supervisors you can register to attend a webinar on Wednesday 12 May at 6 pm. This is your opportunity to ask questions and also to find out more from your potential future supervisors. Register to attend here.