Case Studies

Lloyd's Register Foundation Thomas Chapman Scholarship

PhD projects supported by HEC.

Grant awarded: £150,000

Timeframe: 2018-2022


Project overview

The Lloyd's Register Foundation Thomas Chapman Scholarship comprises two PhD projects managed by the University of Hull in partnership with the Lloyd’s Register Foundation's Heritage & Education Centre. One project will investigate ship design in the mid-nineteenth century through the lens of Lloyd's Register Survey Reports. The second project will focus on safety measures in the distant-water trawl fisheries since 1900.


Enhanced Public Understanding of Risk: the 'impact' events that are central to this project's agenda are specifically designed to meet one of the Foundation's key objects - instilling a better understanding of the risks, incentives and regulations that have formed a critical part of the relationship between human societies and the marine environment over the centuries.

Improved Educational Outcomes: in funding these Doctoral Training Programme, the Foundation will improve knowledge and understanding of the complex interplay between technological, economic and cultural drivers in the development of maritime activity since the mid-nineteenth century. This will be achieved through case study research based on the archives held by the Heritage & Education Centre, through the dissemination to scholars and practitioners of the original findings of the two investigations and, ultimately, through the introduction of the results of the research into future teaching modules and decision-making processes.

Project progress

To follow soon.