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School of Arts, English and LanguagesSchool of History and Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics, School of LawQueen’s Management SchoolSchool of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work School of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringSchool of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, School of Mathematics and PhysicsSchool of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringSchool of Natural and Built EnvironmentSchool of Psychology School of Biological Sciences School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical SciencesSchool of Nursing and MidwiferySchool of Pharmacy

Supervisor Contact Description School

Matthew Rodger

Open to PhD applications in: auditory perception in relation to coordination / mobility (including in people with visual impairments or Parkinson’s disease); auditory augmented feedback in skill acquisition / rehabilitation; skill acquisition in music, particularly in musical improvisationSchool of Psychology

Nicola Irwin

Open to PhD applications in the field of responsive drug delivery, polymer formulation, bacterial-surface interactions and functional coating technologies.School of Pharmacy

Ian Cantley

- Mathematics education, particularly at post-primary level
- Aspects of educational assessment and evaluation, particularly in relation to their theoretical foundations
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Tim Loane

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Writing for screen
- Writing for theatre
School of Arts, English and Languages

Hilary Downey

Open to students interested in consumer culture, consumer vulnerability, health, wellbeing and experiential consumption.Queen's Management School

Jennifer McNeill

Dr McNeill is open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Maternal and child health and midwifery specifically in relation to practice, education or improving clinical outcomes.
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Paul McCafferty

- Social work decision-making

Shu Li

Open to PhD applications in the field of multi-component pharmaceutical materials (including pharmaceutical cocrystals), mechanochemical synthesis, enabling formulation strategies and medical device preparation via hot-melt extrusion.School of Pharmacy

Simon Statham

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Critical Discourse Analysis
- Language of Crime
- Language in the Media
- Language and the Law
- Language and Literature
School of Arts, English and Languages

Cathal McManus

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Conflict and Conflict transformation
- Nationalism and identity politics
- Political extremism
- Othering and Populist Politics
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Gary Mitchell

I have an interest in the following broad topic areas:
- Older People
- Care Homes
- Dementia
- Delirium
- Palliative Care
- Communication
- Restraint
- Oncology
- Oral Chemotherapy
- Ethnography
- Qualitative Research
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Mei Zhou

Open to PhD applications in the field of natural bioactive peptide discovery, peptide pharmacology, therapeutic peptide design and development. School of Pharmacy

Jelena Vlajic

I welcome prospective PhD students and colleagues interested in the supply chain management in the context of circular economy, reverse logistics, supply chain risks and vulnerability, contemporary logistics practices and related topics. Queen's Management School

James Burrows

Open to PhD applications in the field of the biology, characterisation and therapeutic targeting of mammalian and microbial proteases.
- USP17 as a therapeutic target in cancer
- Targeting bacterial proteases as an antimicrobial strategy
School of Pharmacy

Peter O'Halloran

Dr O'Halloran is open to PhD applications in the fields of;
- Palliative care
- Chronic illness
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Garry Laverty

Open to PhD applications in the field of peptide-based materials (hydrogels and nanotubes), sustained and targeted drug delivery, biomaterials, antimicrobial drug design.School of Pharmacy

Aisling O'Boyle

- TESOL and English Language Learning (ESL, EFL, EAL)
- Academic Discourse and English for Specific Purposes
- Applied Corpus Studies
- Speaking Skills
- English Language Learning and Migration
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Alison FitzGibbon

Interested to co-supervise students in the following areas:
Arts Management (as both nonprofit and social enterprise)
Stakeholder management in cultural activity
Creative Industries Management
Cultural Labour and the role of the artist
Cultural Leadership
Events and Festivals
Children's/Youth Arts in policy
School of Arts, English and Languages

Jennifer McGaughey

Dr McGaughey is open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Management of acute deterioration
- Critical care education
- Family and patient involvement in escalation of care
- Development of online educational resources
- Feasibility testing of protocols/ interventions to improve sleep, dysphasia and delirium in ICU
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Jennifer Johnston

Please contact Dr Johnston if you are interested in pursuing an MSc or PhD project in medical education, using qualitative methodologies.School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

James Nelson

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Religion and education
- Pedagogy and religious education
- Inter-cultural and inter-religious dialogue in educational environments
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Declan Nolan

Simulation Intent
Engineering Design
Composite Simulation
CAD-CAE Integration
Structural Analysis
FEA
Modelling
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Fiona Lynn

Dr Lynn is open to PhD applicants interested in exploring the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of interventions to improve outcomes in health and wellbeing for parents, children, families and communities.
All methodological approaches welcome.
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Esther Reid

Dr Reid is open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Public Health aspects of maternal and child health
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Garrett Carr

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Creative Non-Fiction
- Fiction
- Young Adult Fiction
School of Arts, English and Languages

Louise Carson

Open to PhD applications in the following areas:
- Biomaterial design, synthesis and characterisation
- Host-material inflammatory response (cell biology)
- Microbiological evaluation of biomaterials
School of Pharmacy

Karen Kerr

• Outdoor learning
• Connection to nature
• Teacher professional development in science
• Science education for primary aged children
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Steven Wilson

French Studies Medical Humanities

French literature (19th century to the present) and illness, disease, pain

French Thanatology

Literary representations of medical practice, care and experience

Literature and religion, especially in the 19th century

School of Arts, English and Languages

Sandra Scott-Hayward

Open to PhD applications in the fields of:

- SDNFV security
- Predictive analytics for network security
- Network monitoring and forensics
- Edge-based network security
- Performance-optimized security implementation
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Anne Holloway

Early Modern Spanish literature, particularly: Poetry (Peninsular Spain and Spanish America), Women's writing, Religious writing. The reception of the literature and culture of Spain's 'Golden Age'. School of Arts, English and Languages

Barry Quinn

Artificial intelligence and machine learning in finance, regulatory impacts in banking, professional football analytics, financial cooperatives. Queen's Management School

Stephen McMahon

Dr McMahon is open to PhD applications in areas of modelling responses to radiotherapy, including;
- Proton Relative Biological Effectiveness
- Intrinsic radio sensitivity
- The impacts of intercellular communication on radiation responses
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Declan Bradley

I am interested in conducting research into how to apply data science and systems engineering and design methods to improve the safety and quality of health and social care. I am interested in working with prospective PhD students or collaborators on the use of systems approaches, behavioural science, analytics/intelligence and modelling to improve the quality and safety of health and social care.School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Danielle Turney

I am open to PhD applications in the following areas:
• Social work with children, young people and families
• Child welfare and protection
• Relationship-based practice in social work
• Social work assessment, decision-making and use of professional judgement
• Theorising social work practice(s)
• Social work practice with parents with learning difficulties
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Paula Devine

- Ageing
- Social Isolation
- Social Attitudes
- Recording Public attitudes
- Good Relations
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Brendan Gilmore

Open to PhD applications in the field of biofilm microbiology, antimicrobial discovery, bacterial protease biochemistry, host pathogen interactions, microbial biocatalysis.School of Pharmacy

Anne Grant

Dr Grant is open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Maternal mental health
- Intervention design and evaluation, especially in relation to improving services for families when parents have mental illness and/or substance use problems.
All methodological approaches welcome.
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Jeremy Watkins

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Moral philosophy, including applied ethics, bioethics and normative moral theory
- Transitional justice
- Legal philosophy
- Analytical political philosophy
- Philosophy for children
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Joe Morrison

I would be delighted to discuss the possibility of supervising PhD students who have interests in any of the following areas:

- General Philosophy of Science
Anything to do with evidence (prediction, confirmation, explanation), pragmatic features of theory choice (‘loveliness’ etc.), (ir)rationality of science, holism.
Scientific realisms: abundance-theories vs. minimalism, fictionalism and Inference to the Best Explanation.
Science as social knowledge.
‘Scientism’ and anti-science attitudes.
Natural kinds and social kinds.
- Philosophy of Mind and Psychology
Mental fictionalism / eliminativism
Inference and reasoning
- Quine, Naturalism and Naturalised Epistemology
Quine’s naturalism, Quine’s holism, Quine’s criterion of ontological commitment
Indispensability arguments
- Methodology
(Anti-)psychologism in philosophy, in epistemology, in logic.
Philosophical methods: a priori knowledge, intuitions.
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Trevor Agus

- Adapting soundtracks automatically for listeners with hearing loss
- The psychoacoustics of singing in tune (or close enough)
- Perceptually motivated dynamic-range compression for adverse listening conditions
- Recognising sounds in noisy conditions
School of Arts, English and Languages

Julie Norman

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Middle East politics, especially Israel-Palestine, Lebanon, and Iraq
- Detention, interrogation, and political imprisonment
- Critical security and P/CVE
- Unarmed/civil resistance
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

John Cunningham

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Early Modern Ireland
- Seventeenth-Century Britain
- History of Medicine
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Sinead Sturgeon

I welcome PhD applications in the field of nineteenth-century Irish writing in English, particularly: Gothic literature, Irish Romanticism, James Clarence Mangan, and the development of the short story.
School of Arts, English and Languages

Bernadette Kelly

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Disability studies
- Transitions to Adult Life
- Children and young people in care
- Care leavers
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Christopher Graham

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Clinical Health Psychology
Functional neurological disorders
School of Psychology

Fran Brearton

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of modern poetry, 20th century war writing, modern Irish literature, and modernist literature.School of Arts, English and Languages

Sian Barber

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- British film history
- Film censorship
- Film controversy
- Audiences
School of Arts, English and Languages

Geoffrey Gobert

I am open to PhD applications from individuals holding or expecting to hold at least a 2.1 degree (or equivalent) in the fields of immunology, biochemistry or parasitology. A strategy for obtaining funding for a PhD is required. Applicants should be interested in helminthology or parasitology with a view to research pathogens of clinical and/or veterinary significance.School of Biological Sciences

Piotr Blumczynski

I welcome original and ambitious research proposals exploring the shared ground between translation and philosophy, logic, theology, linguistics, literature, ethnography, history, science, and other areas.School of Arts, English and Languages

Caitlin Donnelly

- Schools and Conflict
- Faith schools
- Education policy
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

James McAleavey

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Playwriting for stage and radio
- Screenwriting
School of Arts, English and Languages

Subhadip Chakrabarti

Open to PhD applications in the field of game theory, operations research and industrial organisation.Queen's Management School

David Robb

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Politics in music and song (all genres/ national/ international/ contemporary / historical)
- Folk Song and Tradition
- Cabaret and Music Theatre
School of Arts, English and Languages

Michael Pierse

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Twentieth and twenty-first century Irish writing (mainly drama and fiction)
- British and Irish working-class writing
- Community Theatre
- Diaspora and migrant writing
- Race/ethnicity in contemporary Irish theatre
School of Arts, English and Languages

Michael Clarke

Mike is keen to hear from prospective PhD or MD students wanting to:
- investigate improving the quality and usefulness of trials and reviews;
- conduct health services research more generally; or
- conduct research relevant to humanitarian emergencies.
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Gillian Carter

Dr Carter is open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- The needs of carers of individuals living with a chronic illness
- The development of peer led interventions using the Experience Based Co Design.
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Peter Gray

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Nineteenth-century Irish history
- Comparative famine history
- Pre-Troubles history of Northern Ireland
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Anna Tristram

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- French sociolinguistics
- Variation and change (in any language)
- Sociohistorical linguistics
- Language attitudes
- Language and gender
- Prescriptivism and standard languages
School of Arts, English and Languages

Ian Campbell

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Early Modern British and Irish History.
- European Intellectual History and the History of Political Thought.
- Renaissance Humanism.
- Scholasticism and Early Modern Universities.
- Church History, whether Catholic or Protestant.
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Anna Zhigun

Mathematical models for cancer invasion with a focus on their analysisSchool of Mathematics and Physics

Leon Litvack

I would welcome new PhD proposals in
- Dickens studies
- 19th-century British writers
- 19th-century Irish literature and culture
- 20th-century Irish literature
- Modern post-colonial fiction and theory
- 19th-century women's travel writing
- The literature of landscape
- Film and fiction
- TV adaptations of 18th-century/Victorian fiction
- 20th and 21st-century fiction and poetry
- Textual criticism
- Landscape literature
- The literature of place
School of Arts, English and Languages

Seyedyaser Mahmoudi Larimi

I am open to PhD applications in Experiment and Computational Fluid Dynamics (LES/RANS) in the fields of
1- Advanced Thermal Engineering
2- Solar Photovoltaic Systems
3- Thermal Management using Porous Materials
4- Aeroacoustic in Gas Turbines
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Jonathan Lanman

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Cognitive Anthropology of Religion and Ritual
- Cognitive Anthropology of Atheism
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Anthony Ziegelmeyer

Open to PhD students in the field of behavioural economics with a special interest in social learning.Queen's Management School

Rajnish Kumar

Mechanism Design; Game Theory; Network Economics; Welfare Economics; Development EconomicsQueen's Management School

Margaret Topping

Modern French/francophone literary and visual cultures; travel, tourism and mobility; the ethics of representation and display; museology and curation; festivalisation; urban art and culture; Orientalism and exoticismSchool of Arts, English and Languages

Nathan Congdon

Professor Cogdon is interested in PhD applications in the fields of:
- Strategies to correct and prevent myopia among children in low-resources areas of LMICs
- Measuring early outcomes in cataract surgery in under served areas
- Improved care for complex diseases such as glaucoma and diabetic eye disease in rural Asia
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Justin Livingstone

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of Victorian literature and culture, and colonial and postcolonial studies. I particularly invite applications on:
- Imperial travel writing and the literature of exploration
- Nineteenth and twentieth-century colonial fiction
- The African novel in English
School of Arts, English and Languages

Kurt Taroff

I am very happy to work with students on PhD and research projects in areas such as: Monodrama, Symbolist Theatre, Expressionism, Adaptation and Translation, American Drama, the Fin-de-Siecle Avant Garde in Europe, Political Theatre, and Commemoration and Community Theatre, among other areas.School of Arts, English and Languages

Stefano Baschiera

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Italian cinema
- European Screen Industries
- Film and space
- New Wave cinema
- Film distribution
School of Arts, English and Languages

William Megarry

Geospatial techniques in archaeology
Heritage management and documentation
Landscape archaeology and the archaeology of island cultures
School of Natural and Built Environment

Timofey Skvortsov

Open to PhD applications in the following areas: Biology and genomics of bacteriophages and viruses of archaea; Metatranscriptomics of biofilms; Horizontal gene transfer in biofilms; Antimicrobial discovery; Discovery and engineering of biocatalysts.School of Pharmacy

Christopher Raymond

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Social cleavages
- Elections and voting behaviour
- Party systems
- Political parties
- Parliamentary politics
- Representation
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Richard Schoch

Shakespeare in performance, theatre history and historiography, 19th-century drama and theatreSchool of Arts, English and Languages

Mary-Louise Corr

Youth offending
Youth justice and young people in conflict with the law
Offending Careers
Biographical Research
Domestic violence
Experiences of marginalised youth
Homelessness and housing careers
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Krishnagoud Manda

- Bioresorbable scaffolds for the repair and regeneration of natural bone
- 3D biofabrication of structurally graded scaffolds and tissue regeneration in vitro bioreactor system
- Characterisation of nonlinear time-dependent behaviour of bone

Open to PhD applications in the field of bone and cartilage tissue engineering, tissue regeneration due to mechanical stimulation and constitutive modelling of soft/hard tissue’s time-dependent behaviour, computational soft/hard tissue mechanics and fundamental mechanobiology of cells/tissues.

Individuals interested in working with Dr Manda are welcome to contact him to discuss ideas and/or possible collaborations.
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Richard Gault

- Sensory systems
- Computational neuroscience
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Laura Pfuntner

I am open to PhD applications in the field of Roman history.School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Irina Tikhonova

Open to PhD applications in the field of multiscale modelling of biomolecular systems (peptides, proteins, allosteric drugs and membrane), pharmaceutical materials (hydrogels and polymers), nanostructures to improve therapeutic targeting and diagnostic applications. School of Pharmacy

Aoife McGrath

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Dance Studies
- Choreographic Practices and Processes
- Practice as Research
- Affect Studies in performance
- The Maternal in performance
- Movement practices and performance
- Interdisciplinary performance practices
- Collaborative performance practices
School of Arts, English and Languages

Fiona Furlong

Open to PhD applications in the field of cancer research, cancer pharmacology, chemoresistance, cell and molecular biology, transcriptomics, biomarker development and drug discovery. Applications should meet the University's English language requirements, secured a source of funding, and who wish to pursue a research project in a relevant research topic.

Exemplar PhD projects are detailed below:

Mechanism of Drug activity in cancer
https://www.dropbox.com/s/1r3f337i5m6mh32/PhD%20Studentship_HDAC6.pdf?dl=0

Molecular Pharmacology of GPCRs
https://www.dropbox.com/s/04vjtc24i8svt3k/PhD%20Studentship_Neropeptide_galin.pdf?dl=0
School of Pharmacy

Stefanie Lehner

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Contemporary Irish Literature and Culture, specifically Northern Irish fiction and drama since the 1998 Agreement
- Comparative studies in Post-conflict cultures, specifically in relation to issues of dealing with the past and reconciliation
- Comparative studies in trauma and memory studies with a focus on the contemporary Irish cultural context.
School of Arts, English and Languages

Tom Walker

I am open to PhD applications in the field of applied ethics.
- Medical ethics
- Public health ethics
- Ethics and new technologies
- Ethics and risk
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Tori Holmes

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Digital culture in Brazil and Latin America
- Representation of urban Brazil (particularly the favelas of Rio de Janeiro)
- Contemporary Brazilian audiovisual production (especially documentary)
- Urban violence in Brazil
- Brazilian/Latin American cultural studies
- Critical data studies
- Digital ethnography and digital humanities, broadly understood
School of Arts, English and Languages

Gregory Toner

Prof. Toner undertakes supervision in any area of medieval Irish language and literature, particularly, textual editing, lexicography, and narrative analysis.School of Arts, English and Languages

Jinguang Han

Access control;
Anonymous authentication;
Post-quantum Cryptography;
Privacy-preserving systems
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Heather Dickey

Applied research in labour economics and regional economics; particularly in the areas of inequality, labour mobility, and policy evaluation. Queen's Management School

Michelle Butler

Imprisonment
Criminological Psychology
Penal Reform
Reducing Reoffending and Desistance
Social Media Crimes
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Alex Murray

I would be interested in supervising PhD students in most areas of modern literary studies, particularly:
-Decadence and Aestheticism;
-Oscar Wilde;
-Modernism;
-literature and place;
-the politics of literary form;
-literary theory.
Please contact me if you would like to discuss prospective projects.
School of Arts, English and Languages

Leonie Hannan

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- social and cultural history, gender, family and material culture
- histories of home
- histories of intellectual life and/or letter-writing
- heritage collections and adult learning
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Andrew Newton

I am happy to discuss potential Ph.D. projects investigating any (but not restricted to) of the following: Carbon Capture and Storage (Sequestration); Climate Change; Glacial Geomorphology; Glaciology; Marine Geology and Geophysics; Oceanography; Lake and River Ice Phenology.School of Natural and Built Environment

Stephen Glover

Yes, projects in the area of Battery research / EV's as well as land based flow batteriesSchool of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Thai Son Mai

Data Mining, Machine Learning, High Performance Computing, Data Mining and Machine Learning applications in other fields such as Medicine, Neuroscience, Environment, and Transportation.School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Oana Istrate

3D printed polymer nanocomposites School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Cahal McLaughlin

Prisons Memory Archive www.prisonsmemoryarchive.com
Documentary Theory and Practice
Creative Practice
Irish cinema
Representation of Conflict, Trauma and Transitional Justice
School of Arts, English and Languages

Heather Johnson

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Refugees and Migration
- Citizenship and Non-Citizenship
- Critical theories of mobility and migration
- Activism and protest
- Critical security studies, particularly focused on borders
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Breidge Boyle

Dr Boyle is open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- All aspects of neonatal and children's health
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Sheila McConnellogue

• Aspects of school-based mental health strategies, such as suicide-prevention;
• Aspects of (first language) English Education and literacy, such as reading comprehension
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Aislinn Clarke

I am available as a second or co-supervisor.School of Arts, English and Languages

Sue-Ann Harding

I am open to original and ambitious PhD proposals in the interdisciplinary fields of translation, social narrative theory, travelling theory, complexity theory, Russian area studies, literature, music, space and other related areas.School of Arts, English and Languages

Gareth Campbell

PhD applications are welcome for students in any area of Finance, particularly those interested in Asset Pricing, Corporate Finance or Financial History.Queen's Management School

Mark Palmer

Institutions
Markets - industrial, upstream market actors
Old and new technologies
Innovation
Queen's Management School

Elodie Fabre

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Political parties, party organisation and democracy
- Territorial politics and devolution in the UK and in a comparative perspective
- Citizen engagement and democratic innovations
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Aglaia De Angeli

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Sino-Western encounter, especially China and Italy, France, Ireland or Russia
- Visual sources and historical photography in China
- Sir Robert Hart and Chinese Customs
- Law and society in modern China
School of History and Anthropology

Oliver Dunnett

I am interested in supervising PhD projects on a range of topics in cultural, historical and political geography, particularly in the following areas:
- Geographies of outer space
- Literary geographies and geographies of popular culture
- Landscape and identity in Britain and Ireland
- Historical geographies of science and technology
School of Natural and Built Environment

Marc Richards

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Syntax and/or morphology (theoretical, comparative)
- Cross-linguistic variation and its formal modelling
- Diachronic linguistics and language change
- Language acquisition (first or second, particularly the acquisition of grammatical knowledge)
School of Arts, English and Languages

Zeynep Bulut

Voice, Experimental Music, Sound and Media ArtSchool of Arts, English and Languages

Paul Toner

I offer PhD projects on addiction (with a particular focus on alcohol) and mental health research utilising psychological approaches to prevention, assessment and intervention. These can utilise quantitative (e.g. have expertise in psychometrics for questionnaire development/validation) or mixed methods. School of Psychology

Evropi Chatzipanagiotidou

Anthropology of Conflict and Peace-building
Migration, Displacement, Diasporas
Ethnicity, Nationalism, Anti-Nationalism
Politics of Memory and Trauma
Political Violence and Justice
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Beatrice Smyth

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Sustainable energy and environmental systems
- The circular economy for energy and materials
- Biogas, biomass and biofuels
- Energy, carbon and environmental life cycle assessment

School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Robert Gilles

Game Theory; Social Division of Labour; Network Economics; Economics of Supply Chains.Queen's Management School

Alexander Lennon

Open to PhD applications in the fields of biomechanics/biomaterials for surgical planning, medical device design/evaluation, and/or fundamental mechanobiology of cells/tissues.

Individuals interested in working with Dr Lennon are welcome to contact him to discuss ideas and/or possible collaborations.
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Amar Kumar Behera

Computer aided process planning for multi-tasking machines and multi-machine tasks
https://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofMechanicalandAerospaceEngineering/Study/PostgraduateResearch/FileStore/Filetoupload,866733,en.pdf

Voice orchestrated design tools
https://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofMechanicalandAerospaceEngineering/Study/PostgraduateResearch/FileStore/Filetoupload,865445,en.pdf
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Isabel Torres

I welcome doctoral and post-doctoral applications from suitably-qualified candidates across the broad spectrum of early modern Spanish literature and culture. I have also supervised the critical component of creative writing (poetry) theses. The following fields are, therefore, indicative only:
Early Modern Spanish poetry and poetics
Theories and practice of the lyric
Golden Age 'comedia'
Legacy and reception of the Classics in the Spanish Renaissance (and beyond)
Cervantine Studies
Comparative Literary Studies
School of Arts, English and Languages

Irene Grant

Open to PhD applications from those having at least a 2.1 BSc degree (or equivalent) in Microbiology, Food Microbiology or Microbial Biochemistry. Please refer to my publications for clarification and inspiration. School of Biological Sciences

David Jones

Biocompatible implants for improved pain control post-surgery

Mucoadhesive platforms for enhanced drug delivery to the oral cavity

Production methods for mucoadhesive microspheres based on fluid dynamics
School of Pharmacy

Maeve McCusker

I would be happy to supervise suitably qualified students in the general area of postcolonial writing and theory. I have experience supervising comparative projects (on French and English language writing for example) and on early colonial writings. I would also be happy to supervise students working on contemporary fiction and autobiography.School of Arts, English and Languages

Christopher Allen

Open to PhD applications from those having preferably a 1st class honours in microbiology, biochemistry, bioinformatics or a related discipline (or equivalent, including other research experience). I particularly value pre-doctoral research experience very highly, and I would encourage prospective PhD students to gain one or more year’s research experience in a research field commensurate with their interests before starting a PhD. Mature students are especially welcome.School of Biological Sciences

Christopher Marsh

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Early modern British history, particularly social and cultural history
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Gary Menary

I am willing to take PhD students in the following areas
Simulation of polymer processing (Blow Moulding and Thermoforming)
Modelling the behaviour of polymers - creep, biaxial deformation
Process Control
Using artificial intelligence for modelling polymer behaviour
Characterization and Modelling of bioresorbable stents
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

David Grant

Applied Drama, Irish Theatre, Northern Ireland Theatre, Applied Puppetry, Post-Conflict Drama, Arts EvaluationSchool of Arts, English and Languages

Katrina Lloyd

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Children’s health and Wellbeing
- Surveys of children and young people
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Shirley-Ann Hazlett

I am interested in supervising students in the broad areas of business ethics, corporate social responsibility and sustainability, the role of business in society, stakeholder managementQueen's Management School

Mark Phelan

Irish Theatre;
Theatre and conflict;
Post-conflict theatre and performance in Northern Ireland;
Greek Tragedy and Performance;
Theatre History/Historiography
School of Arts, English and Languages

Paul Murphy

• Simulation-based education for healthcare and allied healthcare professions.
• Arts-based interventions for public health.
School of Arts, English and Languages

Karim Dib

Title of the project: To investigate the role of the histamine four receptor in the pathogenesis of chronic lung infections.
We would like to test the hypothesis that accumulation of histamine in lung fluids impairs airways neutrophils in chronic lung diseases by engaging the histamine four receptor (H4R) in neutrophils. Engagement of the H4R may block the ability of neutrophils to kill pathogens. We will investigate whether H4R antagonists can be used to boost the anti-microbial functions of pulmonary neutrophils during chronic lung infections.
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Yo Tomita

* On J. S. Bach's notational habits and performance implications
* Reception history of Bach's works in the long 19th century
School of Arts, English and Languages

Desmond O'Rawe

I am currently open to new PhD applications in the following areas:
- Cinema and the Visual Arts
- Political Cinema
- Documentary Film Studies

School of Arts, English and Languages

Pedro Rebelo

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Sound art
- Socially engaged arts
- Context-focused Composition and performance
- Multimodal food experience
School of Arts, English and Languages

Caroline Sumpter

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of
- Victorian Literature, Culture and Politics (including the 1890s)
- Literature and Science
- Literature and Ethics
- Periodical Culture
- Nineteenth-Century Fantasy, including Science Fiction and Fairy Tale
School of Arts, English and Languages

Lisa Smyth

- Critical theory analysis of social roles, in contexts such as gender, family life and employment
- Studies of the emotional quality of social politics , including abortion, breastfeeding, and motherhood
- Interactionist analyses of emotions, roles and social change
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Keith Breen

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- political ethics
- theories/philosophies of work and economic organization
- democracy and workplace democracy
- contemporary republicanism
- just war theory
- the thought of Max Weber, Hannah Arendt, Jürgen Habermas, Alasdair MacIntyre
- contemporary political and social theory generally
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Joan Rahilly

Phonetics; Phonology; Clinical phonetics and linguistics; Irish English; LiteracySchool of Arts, English and Languages

Martin Dempster

Improving quality of life among people with long term physical health conditions and their carers
Measurement of quality of life
Learning and teaching of statistics
School of Psychology

Sarah McCleave

I am open to PhD applications related to G.F. Handel, Thomas Moore, London theatre history (c.1725-1825), Music in Ireland (c. 1750-1850), 19th-century book tradeSchool of Arts, English and Languages

William Allen

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Investigations of Higher Education and related Andragogies
- Investigations of Higher Education approaches in Multidisciplinary settings
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Joseph Butterfield

I am interested in supervising PhDs in the following areas:

Digital Manufacturing, Automated Design Methods, Through Life Engineering, Rotational Moulding, Supply Chain Modelling, Manufacturing Automation, Intelligent Autonomous Manufacturing Systems, Virtual Reality, Autonomous Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs).
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Gabriel Sanchez Espinosa

-Spanish 18th-century Literature and Culture
-Spanish Enlightenment
-Spanish Book History
School of Arts, English and Languages

Ramona Wray

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Early Modern Women’s Writing
- Shakespeare
- Adaptation
- Memory Studies
School of Arts, English and Languages

Daniel Roberts

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Eighteenth-century Periodicals
- Literature and empire
- Indian Literature in English
- The Lake Writers
- Ireland and Empire
School of Arts, English and Languages

Andrew Pepper

Global crime fiction
Contemporary US fiction
US crime fiction
Contemporary fiction and violence
Suspense, spy, thriller, espionage fiction
School of Arts, English and Languages

Deirdre Gilpin

Open to PhD applications in the field of respiratory microbiology and molecular biology , antimicrobial discovery and repurposing.School of Pharmacy

Lorraine Martin

Open to PhD applications in the field of ion channel modulation, proteases as potential biomarkers and therapeutics targets, infection and inflammation, chronic diseases, to include respiratory diseases and chronic wounds. School of Pharmacy

Moyra Haslett

I welcome PhD applications in any aspect of literature in English written and published between 1680 and 1830, particularly: women’s writing, Jonathan Swift, Byron, Irish writing in English, and feminist approaches to literature and culture of this period.School of Arts, English and Languages

Stephen Kelly

Late medieval literature and culture
Fifteenth century religious and devotional literature and culture
Book history and digital textualities
Historiographical writing
Critical and cultural theory
Translation theory
Critical digital studies
School of Arts, English and Languages

Fiona Murphy

I am willing to take PhD students in my research areas of Indigenous studies, migration, sustainability and business anthropologyQueen's Management School

Miguel Ortiz

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Digital Instrument Design and Performance Practice
- Technology Mediated Composition
School of Arts, English and Languages

Sparky Booker

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Law and society in English Ireland (c.1160-c.1540)
- Medieval Irish towns
- Women in Medieval Ireland

I am also open to interdisciplinary co-supervision with Queen's colleagues with medieval interests working in Archaeology, English and Irish.
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Tony Klein

[1] Financial Econometrics with Application to Commodity Markets
[2] Crisis Prevention Mechanisms in Financial Markets
Queen's Management School

Emma Evergren Mills

Dr Evergren is open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Receptor signalling
- Membrane trafficking
- Inter-organelle interactions
Her lab uses cell biological assays, protein biochemistry, and imaging techniques to investigate mechanisms of receptor endocytosis, signalling and membrane trafficking.
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Alister Miskimmon

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Conceptual and empirical studies of Strategic Narrative in International Relations
- Studies in Public Diplomacy
- Research on the development of international order, including China’s emerging role.
- European and transatlantic security policy
- German foreign and security policy, including German European policy.
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Simone Cerroni

PhD and Post-doc opportunities are constantly available. Please, get in touch with Dr Cerroni, if interested in conducting research on the topics mentioned above.School of Biological Sciences

Zahur Ullah

Multi-scale and multi-physics modelling of 3D-textile composites

http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofMechanicalandAerospaceEngineering/Study/PostgraduateResearch/FileStore/Filetoupload,879376,en.pdf
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Adrian Murphy

I am open to experimental and simulation based PhD applications in the fields of
1- Aerospace structural design and manufacturing
2- Process cost modelling
3- Multi-physics simulations, e.g. Lightning strike on composite materials

See example project outputs at http://go.qub.ac.uk/amurphy
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Gunnar Schroeder

We are always looking for excellent, highly motivated students to join the team! Please get in touch to discuss opportunities!School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Okan Yurduseven

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Antennas and Propagation
- Metamaterials and Metasurfaces
- Microwave and Millimetre-Wave Imaging
- Compressive Sensing and Signal Processing
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Ibrar Bhatt

- Digital Literacy and Language and New Media
- TESOL, Language Education and Applied Linguistics
- Educational Technologies
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Simon Mawhinney

I am interested in supervising PhD projects that explore topics in composition, including:
Score-based composition
Computer-based composition (acousmatic works/works with live electronics)
Computer-assisted composition (OpenMusic)
School of Arts, English and Languages

Andrew Biggart

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Youth Transitions
- Inequalities in Educational Attainment
- Post-compulsory education and training
- Literacy programme Evaluation
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Karen Winter

- Children in care
- Children’s rights and social work
- Communication and relationships with Children
- Experiences and outcomes of State care
- Early intervention/family support
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Eric Morier-Genoud

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- African history and the Portuguese-speaking world
- Religion, Christian missionaries, and Islam
- Civil wars, conflict resolution, negotiations and mediation
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Niamh Buckley

Open to PhD applications in the field of cancer research, personalised medicine, biomarkers and novel treatment options.School of Pharmacy

Peter McLoughlin

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- The Northern Ireland problem and peace process
- Ethnic conflict and peace-making
- International contributions to peace-making (particularly US and EU roles)
- The role of diaspora communities in ethnic conflict and peace-making
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Roberta Burden

Open to PhD applications in the fields of protease biology and inhibitor development (small molecule and biological inhibitors). School of Pharmacy

Sirin Sung

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Gender and Social Policy: comparative perspectives
- Gender, Work and Family
- Qualitative research relating to the issue of gender
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Diarmid Finnegan

I welcome PhD applications in the following areas, informed by an overarching interest in the historical geographies of knowledge:

- History of geographical knowledge (since 1800)
- History of modern science and religion
- History of the earth and life sciences

School of Natural and Built Environment

Ruth Morrow

Happy to take on students across any of my research areas: 1. engaged social practice and 2. Socialization of technology 3. Architectural / Design Pedagogy School of Natural and Built Environment

Paul Stapleton

Critical Improvisation Studies, New Musical Instrument Design, Music Performance, Sound Design, Sound ArtSchool of Arts, English and Languages

Sarah Miller

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Child development
- Social emotional learning
- Using experimental methodology, systematic review and meta-analysis to generate and better understand evidence of what works
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Rosalind Silvester

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Francophone-Chinese Studies
- Intermediality
- Contemporary literature, including women’s writing
- Migration / Mobility Studies
- Sartrean Studies
School of Arts, English and Languages

Dirk Schubotz

- Most areas of children’s and young people’s lives
- Sexuality, gender and sexual health
- Policy making processes, especially community relations in Northern Ireland
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Shaun Regan

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Eighteenth-century literature (1660-1820)
- Prose fiction: Behn to Austen
- Laurence Sterne
- Literature of slavery and abolition, 1660-1840
- Contemporary historical fiction
School of Arts, English and Languages

Laura Dunne

- Health and wellbeing in schools
- Early childhood development
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Maarten Van Walstijn

Dr Van Wakstijn is open to PhD applications in the following areas:

- Simulation of musical instruments, audio circuitry and audio processing systems
- Design and development of sensor interfaces for virtual-acoustic instruments
- Interactive sounding objects in VR/AR/MR environments
- Study of musician-instrument interaction and participatory design strategies
- Interactive Virtual-Acoustic Spaces
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Yan Jin

I am open to PhD applications in the field of:
- Design of parallel robot/manipulators/mechanisms
- Variation propagation modelling and control in manufacturing processes
- Robotised intelligent manufacturing
- Drilling metallic/composite materials
- Scheduling and lean digital manufacturing
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Ciaran Connolly

Open to PhD applications in the areas of the financial and performance measurement aspects of the charity and public sectors.Queen's Management School

Carole Parsons

Open to PhD applications in the field of medicines use and optimisation in palliative, hospice and end of life care.School of Pharmacy

Piers Hellawell

My record is in the training of composers: I therefore welcome applications from those wishing to develop a portfolio of works in acoustic mediaSchool of Arts, English and Languages

Mark Burnett

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Global Shakespeare
- Early Modern Literature and Culture
- Shakespeare and Film
School of Arts, English and Languages

John Brewer

- Forces in Mind Trust ‘Negative Transitioning of Ex-Service Personnel’School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

David Johnston

I offer supervision across a wide range of areas relating to translation, interpretation and representation. If you would like more information or think you would to like to discuss a research proposal with me (which I advise you to do before formally submitting an application) I am more than happy to advise you on the development of a proposal.School of Arts, English and Languages

Roger Woods

There are PhD opportunities open in creation of innovative embedded systems:

- New Edge Computing Solutions for Machine Learning
- Physical Layer Security Approaches for Internet-of-Things
- Advanced Data Analysis for Manufacturing Applications
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Samuel Mitchell

MEMS device fabrication
MEMS technology
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Micheal O Mainnin

onomastics; dialectology; language and identity in Ireland and Scotland; language and conflict; early modern Irish and Scottish Gaelic language and literatureSchool of Arts, English and Languages

Eric Morgan

Prediction, diagnosis and management of parasite infections in animals.School of Biological Sciences

Derek Johnston

Gothic / horror, science fiction, fantasy in and across media and literature.
Representations of history in media and literature.
History of media, particularly in the UK.
School of Arts, English and Languages

Marcas Mac Coinnigh

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Linguistics: formulaic language, multiword-fixed expressions in Irish
- Memory Studies: ideas of collective and cultural memory in linguistic landscapes
- Folkloristics: the narrative tradition and verbal arts.
School of Arts, English and Languages

Michael Crone

I am interested in supervising PhD students with topics related to my research or teaching interests.Queen's Management School

Damian Downey

I will support research programs in all aspects of CF and bronchiectasis care, this could include clinical trials, pulmonary exacerbation exploration, microbiology and basic science mechanisms.School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Gerald McKenna

I am always happy to hear from potential PhD students who are interested in undertaking projects in:
1. Gerodontology
2. Links between oral health and nutrition
3. Oral health services research
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Vien Ngo

- Machine learning, robotics, planningSchool of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Kieran McLaughlin

Cyber security for Industrial Control Systems (ICS), smart grid and SCADA networks
Network forensics for smart grid and ICS
Secure cloud platforms for smart grid and ICS
Information Centric Networking (ICN): Application to ICS, and cyber security aspects
Network intrusion detection
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Eneko Larraneta Landa

Open to PhD applications in the field of pharmaceutical/medical materials for drug delivery applications.
Individuals interested in working with Dr Larraneta are welcome to contact him to discuss their ideas and/or possible collaborations.
School of Pharmacy

Janice Carruthers

I am open to PhD applications in the following fields:
- French Sociolinguistics and Variation
- The Structure of Spoken French
- Temporality (tense, connectives, frames)
- The Linguistic Structure of Oral Narrative
- Language Policy
School of Arts, English and Languages

Carlos Reano

- Data science and scalable computing
- The use of accelerators in HPC clusters and Cloud/Edge environments
- The use of HPC networks, such as InfiniBand
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

John Garry

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Voting behaviour and public opinion
- Deliberative mini-publics
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Richard Turkington

Dr Turkington is open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Laboratory based investigations of novel drugs and biomarkers
- Discovery of resistance mechanisms to therapy
- Innovative biomarker development using clinical samples
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Jonathan Coulter

Open to PhD applications in the field of Nanotherapeutics, radiobiology, radiopharmaceuticals, DNA damage, cancer stem cells, drug resistance, 3-dimentional bio-assays.
- Gold nanoparticle/drug combinations
- Solid tumour nanoparticle transport models
School of Pharmacy

Isobel Maria Healy

Dr Healy is open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Promoting physiological birth and positive birth experiences
- Implementation of guidelines for the provision of midwife-led care
-Understanding women and health care providers experience of care
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Heather Barry

Open to PhD applications in the fields of health services research, primary care, prescribing, medicines optimisation, older people.School of Pharmacy

Deborah Coleman

Dr Coleman is open to postgraduate applications from adult field students with a particular focus on;
- Care of the older person
- Primary health care topics
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Helen McCarthy

Open to PhD applications in the field of nano-drug delivery, biopharmaceutics, vaccine technology, repurposing of phosphate-based drugs, nucleic acid therapies and bone repair.

- Development of nanomedicines for cancer
- Design of non-viral delivery systems
School of Pharmacy

Olinda Santin

Dr Santin is open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Psycho-oncology
- Development of supportive and psychological supports for patients and carers
- Understanding the health and social care needs of minority groups
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Neil Robertson

The unknown unknowns: dealing with uncertainty in deep machine learning (see https://tinyurl.com/y27qrlff)School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Allen Thurston

I would be interested in supervising students working in the area of cooperative learning, peer tutoring and improving literacy for students aged 3-18 years old.School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Christopher Cardwell

Dr Cardwell is open to PhD applications in any area of epidemiology, and particularly in pharmacoepidemiology.School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Michael Bourne

Critical Security Studies;
Security Technology Politics;
Arms Control and Disarmament;
New materialism, ANT, Post-humanism and International Relations
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Una McMenamin

Dr McMenamin is interested to hear from students and clinical trainees who wish to pursue PhD/MD/MPhil projects using population-based research methods to identify risk factors for cancer (or precancer) development and progression. School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

John Barry

I am open to PhD applications covering the following areas:
- Green political economy;
- Post-growth economics and politics;
- Green political theory;
- Civic republicanism, socialism, Marxist, feminism and green issues;
- Low carbon energy transitions;
- Climate change politics, policy and governance;
- Heterodox political economy;
- Class, loyalism and republicanism in Northern Ireland
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Stefan Andreasson

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- political economy of development in Africa
- energy transitions and the future of fossil fuels
- politics and political economy of South Africa
- American Political Development (selected aspects, including energy politics and comparative approaches to race and inequality in South Africa and the American South)
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Fiona Magowan

Fiona Magowan is open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Music and storytelling in conflict transformation/peacebuilding
- Arts and reconciliation
- Sense and emotion
- Dance, movement and empathy
- Indigenous ritual, religion and performance
- Christianity and missions
- Gender and performance
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Joseph Diekemper

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Space and time
- Properties
- Events
- Persons
- Divine attributes
- Divine foreknowledge and human freedom
- Theological anthropology
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

David Morales

Potential PhD and Postdoctoral researchers are welcome to show their interest anytime. A range of research topics is available in the following fields:

- Statistical Signal Processing
- Random Matrix Theory
- Machine Learning

with applications to:

- Wireless Communications
- Multipe-antenna systems (Massive MIMO)
- Computational Biology
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Hamza Shakeel

- MEMS based Sensor
- IOT applications of Sensors
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Joanne Murphy

I welcome students who are interested in organisational change, leadership, complexity, policing and the interaction of organisational processes with wider political processes.School of Law

Dmitry Zelenchuk

- mm-wave antennas and systems
- Wideband millimetre wave imaging antenna
- Automotive radar sensor antenna system
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Brian Green

Projects are available for enthusiastic new researchers to investigate:
- High resolution LC-MS/MS metabolite profiling of novel animal model of ageing and dementia
- Discovery of novel metabolomic biomarkers indicating risk of delirium or cognitive decline
- Food and plant bioactives with therapeutic actions in diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease
School of Biological Sciences

Anastasios Koidis

Open to PhD applications from those having at least a 2.1 degree (or equivalent) in a chemistry and food science based subject, who are interested in using multivariate statistical methods, fingerprint analysis and novel processing technologies when relevant to advance our understanding of the chemical and physical parameters of foods in relation to their structure, bioactivity and their authenticity via development of cutting edge analytical methods, please read my publications for clarification and inspiration. School of Biological Sciences

Dermot Green

I currently have fully-funded PhD studentships (stipend+fees) in theoretical and computational physics and chemistry, primarily focussing on antimatter interactions with atoms, molecules and condensed matter. The projects are funded by the European Research Council and DEL NI. See http://web.am.qub.ac.uk/wp/ctamop/postgrad/ for the project descriptions and to apply.

School of Mathematics and Physics

Liam O'Hare

- Design, implementation and evaluation of educational programmes and social interventions
- Community based participatory research
- Critical thinking
- Educational attainment
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Oliver Perra

Dr Perra is open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Charting, monitoring, and understanding the development of learning and behaviour of term and pre-term infants
- Interventions to improve term and pre-term infants’ learning and social learning skills
- Developmental outcomes of Cerebral Palsy children
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Katherine Rogers

Dr Rogers is open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Bioscience education for healthcare professions
- Cancer-related projects particularly those with a treatment/pharmacology or epidemiological focus
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Christine Brown Wilson

Professor Brown Wilson is open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Older person’s nursing and dementia care, including support of carers and staff education. Qualitative approaches welcome.
Current Funded PhD Opportunity: Embedding Digital Health Knowledge, Capabilities and Attributes into University Nursing Curriculum: a cross cultural study is currently available.
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Joanne Reid

Professor Reid is open to PhD applications in the fields of cachexia in chronic illness and health servicesSchool of Nursing and Midwifery

Efterpi Kostareli

If you are interested in learning more about current research projects in the field epigenetics and working on my group, please email me: E.Kostareli@qub.ac.uk.School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Mary Traynor

Simulation Based Education; Values Based recruitment eg MMIs; OSCE; Clinical Assessment School of Nursing and Midwifery

Ivor McGowan

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- The Politics of Brexit
- Populism in Europe and North America
- Far Right Politics
- Right-wing violence in Europe
- Competition policy and single market governance
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Debbie Lisle

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Tourism, Militarism and Everyday Life
- Migration, Borders and Security
- Surveillance, Visuality and Technology
- New Materialism, STS and post-humanism in global politics
- Media, technology and global politics
- Creative practice accounts of global politics (esp. film and visual art)
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Muiris MacCarthaigh

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Irish Government and Politics
- Public Administration
- Public Policy
- Local Government
- Public Sector Reform
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Beverley Milton-Edwards

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Middle East Politics (small and big P)
- Political Islam
- Security and Conflict
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Katharina Edkins

Open to PhD applications in the field of pharmaceutical solid-state investigations.
- Pre-nucleation clusters in the crystallisation of pharmaceuticals
- Impact of bio-isosteric replacement on the occurrence of multiple crystal forms
- Tailoring supramolecular gels for sub-cutaneous injection
School of Pharmacy

Laura Sherrard

Open to PhD applications in the field of clinical pharmacy, molecular biology, microbiology and bacterial genomics.School of Pharmacy

Luke Moffett

Reparations, non-state armed groups, victims' rights (TJ), space and IHLSchool of Law

Brian Kelly

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- 19th and 20thc. African American history
- US labour and social history
- History of the American Left
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Olwen Purdue

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- The British and Irish industrial city 1850-1930
- Urban poverty and welfare 1850-1930
- Public history and memory; heritage
- Child and family welfare
- Urban development and public health Irish landed estates and country houses
School of History and Anthropology

Kieran Connell

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Race and immigration
- Urban history
- The New Left
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

James Davis

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Medieval social and economic history
- Medieval urban history
- Pre-modern markets and trade
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Wafa Al-Jamal

I am always open to PhD applications in the field of nanopharmaceutical, targeted delivery, smart and novel nanomaterials, exosomes, immunotherapy, tumour microenvironment, and nanotoxicology.School of Pharmacy

Adone Tielenius Kruythoff-Mohd Sarip

Open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- chromatin remodelers
- epigenetics
- cancer metastasis
- proteomics
- molecular cell biology
- biochemistry
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Andrew Thomson

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Violence, Terrorism and Security
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Graham Walker

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Northern Irish and Scottish politics
- Modern Scottish and Irish history
- Religious identity in Scotland and Northern Ireland
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Anthony Gallagher

I am open to PhD proposals in the areas of:
- The role of education in divided societies generally
- The relationship between education policy and educational practice
- Collaboration between schools and the role of social networks
- Issues related to educational leadership
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Jannette Elwood

Open to PhD applications in the fields of:

- Educational assessment
- Gender and achievement
- Inequalities in educational achievement
- Assessment policy reform and implementation
- Single-sex and mixed-sex schooling
- Gender and education
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Colin McCoy

Open to PhD applications in the field of drug delivery, biomaterials, sensor development, SMART materials, and medical device enhancement. Polymer and small-molecule synthesis, materials characterisation, biological and microbiological performance are all areas of expertise in our research.School of Pharmacy

Helen Noble

Dr Noble is open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Improving systems of patient care with end-stage kidney disease
- The development of supportive and palliative care services
- The use of advance care planning
- The identification of cachexia as patients deteriorate
- Interventions to improve quality of life including reflexology and arts based interventions.
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Gemma Carney

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Social policy and ageing
- Social gerontology
- Gender
- Cultural gerontology
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Dina Belluigi

- Staff equality in higher education
- Academic development, or staff educational development
- Creative arts education in higher education
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Jonathan G Heaney

- Sociology of Emotions – especially in relation to the dynamics of emotions and power; digital sociology of emotion

- Political Sociology of Emotions – especially in relation to party politics, politicians, the state, post-conflict emotions, nationalism, war, Ireland

- Social/Sociological Theory – especially in relation to power, emotion, affect, habitus; process ontologies; relational sociology; processual sociology; new materialism
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Shadd Maruna

- Uses and Misuses of the Antisocial Personality Disorder/psychopathy label
- Ex-Prisoner organisations and social movement theory
- When social elites are imprisoned
- Parole board decision making and desistance signaling
- Prisons and higher education
- Desistance, recovery and rethinking personality disorders
- Rehabilitative Culture in prisons and beyond
School of Law

Gavin Andrews

PhD and Post-doctoral openings in the field of preclinical oral dose development including targeted drug delivery, amorphous solid dispersions, Hot-Melt Extrusion, 3D printing, continuous processing and PAT.School of Pharmacy

David Phinnemore

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Brexit negotiations
- Brexit and Northern Ireland/island of Ireland
- EU Enlargement
- EU External Relations
- EU Treaty Reform
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Ahmad Elkhateb

- Developing Power Converters for power networks and renewable energy systems.
- Developing Power Converters for the next Generation of Electric Vehicles.
- Topics related to Power Electronics, Renewable Energy, Energy Conversion, and Power Conditioning Systems are welcome to be discussed and proposed for PhD positions.
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Victoria Kett

Open to PhD applications in the field of pharmaceutics, vaccine technology, mucosal and thermal analysis including amorphous and polymorphic systems.
- Novel mucosal delivery of biofilm penetrating antibiotics
- Vaccine delivery via mucosal routes
- Novel spray-dried powders for delivery to the lung
School of Pharmacy

Robert Malcolm

Open to applications for postgraduate research from suitably-qualified applicants who meet the University's English language requirements, who have secured a source of funding, and who wish to pursue a research project in a relevant research topic.

Exemplar PhD projects are detailed below:

1. Surface-modified silicone elastomers for reduced bacterial adherence and biofilm formation / https://www.dropbox.com/s/hcmz7ry0bz7qgtv/PhD%20Advert%201.pdf?dl=0

2. Exploring the influence of silica-based fillers on drug release from silicone elastomer implants / https://www.dropbox.com/s/p6ues1dplqbbqa5/PhD%20Advert%202.pdf?dl=0

3. Novel sustained-release formulation strategies for vaginal administration of drug-loaded nanoparticles / https://www.dropbox.com/s/1u02ncywh2ebun7/PhD%20Advert%203.pdf?dl=0
School of Pharmacy

William McClune

- Science education
- Literacy in Science
- Scientific Literacy
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Aidan Feeney

Thinking and reasoning and their development
Beliefs about social categories
The psychology of debt and indebtedness
School of Psychology

Denise Currie

Interested in supervising PhD projects in the broad area of employment relations, human capital development, workplace conflict management, work and employment in non profit and voluntary sector.Queen's Management School

Fraser Buchanan

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Bioresorbable Biomaterials, processing, evaluation and optimising
- Tissue Scaffold fabrication methods
- Orthopaedic fixation devices
- Biodegradable polymers
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Ulrike Vieten

- Gender and intersectionality
- Gender, (institutional) violence and far right populism
- Migration, minorities and citizenship
- Loss, displacement and the spatial-social nexus
- Cosmopolitanism and nationalism in Europe
- Far-Right populism, racism and gender
Queen's University Belfast

Michail Matthaiou

I am permanently looking for outstanding UK/EU candidates interested in pursuing a PhD thesis in:

- wireless communications
- signal processing for communications
- massive MIMO
- millimeter-wave systems

The successful candidates should have strong mathematical background and willingness to work in a diverse research team.
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Kieran Conroy

Looking to supervise PhD students in the broad area of international management. Examples of particular topics include, SME internationalisation, international strategy, emerging market firms and global working arrangements such as international assignments or international business travel. Interested in hearing from students with interdisciplinary backgrounds such as political science, sociology human rights and economic geography. Queen's Management School

Vincent Fusco

Open to high impact industry relevant PhD applications in modern application areas such as:

- Autonomous vehicles
- The internet of things
- Satellites
- Healthcare imaging and sensors
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Muhammad Ali Babar Abbasi

Applied electromagnetics and AI
Active/passive microwave/millimeter-wave antennas
Metamaterials and transformation electromagnetics
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Alexander Fisher

I am particularly interested in PhD applications in the following areas:
–Music in film
–African cinemas
–Cinema and diaspora
-Film and migration
-Cross-cultural approaches to film
School of Arts, English and Languages

Duncan McVicar

social policy evaluation; disability and the labour market; contingent employment; education; health behavioursQueen's Management School

Gavin Davidson

- Mental health
- Inequalities
- Human rights
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

David Hayes

- The involvement of family members and children and young people in child protection and welfare processes
- Service user experiences of the child protection and criminal justice systems
- Child protection social work practice
- Assessment and decision-making in work with children and families
- Family group conferencing
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Mandi MacDonald

- Adoption, kinship care, leaving care
- Parenting capacity
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Dan Sun

Novel Nanohybrid Coatings for Controlling the Degradation Rate of Bioresorbable Medical Devices

https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/novel-nanohybrid-coatings-for-controlling-the-degradation-rate-of-bioresorbable-medical-devices/?p106109
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Lorna Montgomery

- Adult safeguarding including the investigative processes
- Working with diverse cultures
- Bereavement
- Culturally competent therapeutic interventions
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Rachel Killean

I am particularly willing to supervise PhD students with an interest in transitional justice, sexual and gender based violence or green criminology. Students with an interest in Southeast Asia would be particularly welcome.School of Law

Viviane Gravey

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Brexit and public policy (environment, agriculture, etc.)
- Environmental Policy in the European Union
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

John Moriarty

- Workplace wellbeing
- Mental health
- Use of linked administrative data
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Karen McCutcheon

Dr McCutcheon is open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Educational research
- Clinical supervision
- Curriculum development
- Nursing leadership
- Ophthalmic and perioperative practice
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Christopher Creevey

Open to Ph.D. applications from those having at least a 2.1 degree (or equivalent) in a biological or computational subject and with a strong interest in learning computational biology.
Postdoctoral research positions are available for candidates with a Ph.D. and experience in the analysis of biological data.
School of Biological Sciences

David Cutting

Collaboration opportunities in academic and industry around understanding and evolving software.School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Gladys Ganiel

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Religion, Conflict and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland
- Religion, Conflict and Reconciliation in Sub-Saharan Africa
- The Emerging Church Movement
- Catholicism on the island of Ireland
- Evangelicalism
- Secularisation and Religious ‘Nones’
- Dealing with the past in Northern Ireland
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Paul Williams

Open to PhD applications in the field of biogeochemistry and global food security.School of Biological Sciences

Veronique Altglas

- Sociological and Anthropological approaches to religion
- Identity formation in Northern Ireland and beyond
- Racism and anti-Semitism
- Social class
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Biqiong Chen

PhD research topics:
1. Smart and multifunctional polymer nanocomposites
2. Sustainable polymers and polymer nanocomposites
3. Biomimetic materials for soft tissue reconstruction
4. Biodegradable polymers or multifunctional nanomaterials for drug delivery
5. Smart elastomer nanocomposites for stretchable devices
Candidates who are interested in other types of polymers, nanocomposites, biomaterials or energy materials are also welcome to make enquiries.
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Laura Lundy

- Children’s Rights and Education
- Children’s Participation in decision-making
- Implementation of the UNCRC
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Helen Kerr

Dr Kerr is open to PhD applications in the fields of:

- Interventions and evaluations to improve the transition from children’s to adult services

-Oncology and palliative care nursing

- Educational interventions for teaching oncology and palliative care nursing
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Tianbao Chen

Open to PhD applications in the fields of peptide sciences, antibiotic resistance, anti-cancer drug development.School of Pharmacy

Trevor Robinson

Finite Element Modelling; Mesh generation; Computer-Aided Design; Biohaviour; Design Systems; Simulation IntentSchool of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Laura Basell

Please contact me for further informationSchool of Natural and Built Environment

Fabian Schuppert

I am happy to supervise students across a wide range of topics in political theory and practical philosophy, with a particular focus on intergenerational justice, social egalitarianism, republicanism, climate ethics, risk ethics, moral responsibility, social norms, global justice, moral free-riding, and natural resource governance.School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Hans Vandierendonck

- High-performance computing
- Runtime systems and compilation
- Performance and scalability aspects of data analytics, in particular graph analytics
- Blockchain technology
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Georgios Karakonstantis

PhD projects


School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Jane Lugea

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of…
- The language of literature
- (Cognitive) Stylistics
- (Critical) Discourse Analysis
- Translation Studies (of audiovisual/literary texts or from a linguistic perspective)
School of Arts, English and Languages

Edel Lamb

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- early modern studies, particularly Shakespeare and Renaissance performance cultures
- age, childhood and gender in early modern literature and culture
- early modern literature (especially drama) and civil unrest, including protest, riot.
School of Arts, English and Languages

Gail McConnell

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Contemporary Poetry
- Modern Irish and British poetry
- Poetics
I supervise students undertaking both critical and creative projects in poetry.
School of Arts, English and Languages

Helen Coleman

Dr Coleman is interested to hear from students and clinical trainees who wish to pursue PhD/MD/MPhil projects in:
- Data analysis
- Epidemiology projects related to oesophageal or colorectal cancer and pre-malignant conditions
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Tom Hulme

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Urban culture from the late 19th to mid-20th century in Britain
- The nature of citizenship and belonging
- The place of the past, and especially of historical re-enactment
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Timofey Agarin

Any proposal for a research project that deals with aspects of ethnic politics from a comparative perspective is warmly welcome. I am particularly interested in the interplay of social and institutional change in postcommunism in issue areas of non-discrimination, minority protection, migration and civil society. In the past I looked at the dynamic relations between national identity, power relations and ethnic conflict across the postcommunist region and particularly at institutions of the nation-state.School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Dominic Bryan

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Rituals, symbols and group identity
- Commemoration and memory
- The anthropology of Ireland
- Conflict transformation
- Political violence
- Anthropology and policy
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Pamela Cowan

I am open to EdD applications in the fields of:
- E-learning or Technology Enhanced Learning
- Computer Science including Programming, Coding or Computational thinking
- Teacher Education particularly post-primary and/or STEM
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Graham Ellison

I am interested in supervising PhD projects on sex work / sex trafficking; policing, crime prevention and victimisation School of Law

Anna Krasnodembskaya

Dr Krasnodembskaya is open to PhD applications from motivated and enthusiastic students who is interested in Mesenchymal Stem Cells biology and therapeutic applications in lung diseases. Potential PhD projects on the following topics are available (the list is not exhaustive) :
Investigation of the role of MSC exosomal miRNAs in epithelial and endothelial repair in ARDS
The role of MSC mitochondrial transfer in lung regeneration
The role of apoptosis in MSC therapeutic effects in ARDS
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Sarah Bowskill

I would be delighted to hear from students interested in pursuing doctoral research in the following areas:

Mexican literature and culture

Cultural production from/about the Mexico/US border

Latin American women's writing

The politics and aesthetics of cultural institutions as they relate to Latin America e.g film festivals, book fairs, publishing houses, galleries etc.

Latin American multimedia cultural production
School of Arts, English and Languages

Franziska Schroeder

I am open to PhD applications in any field that has music /music performance and improvisation at its focus. I am particularly interested in research that reaches beyond music and draws on other areas of research. Current interest includes designing musical environments in VR and working with disabled musicians.
School of Arts, English and Languages

Andrew Holmes

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Protestantism in Ireland since 1600
- Comparative history of evangelical Protestantism
- Pre-Troubles religious history of Northern Ireland
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Alan de Bromhead

I am interested in supervising projects relating to aspects political economy from an historical perspective.Queen's Management School

Sinead Weldon

Dr Weldon is open to PhD applications from motivated and enthusiastic students in the areas of;
- Airway inflammation and host defence
- Repair and regeneration in the lung
- MiRNAs as mediators of inflammation/disease and their potential therapeutic value
- Pathogenesis of lung diseases such as Cystic Fibrosis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Claire Kerr

Open to MSC/PhD applications in paediatric neurodisability and rehabilitation School of Nursing and Midwifery

Leontia Flynn

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of poetry and creative writing.School of Arts, English and Languages

Ruth Hunter

Dr Hunter has opportunities available to get involved in two core programmes of research:
- The role of social networks and network interventions for behavior change
- Developing and investigating the public health impact of population level built and social environment interventions
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Cheryl Lawther

I am happy to discuss potential PhD projects in the following areas: Transitional Justice; Truth recovery and dealing with the past; Victims; Ex-Combatants; Reparations; Emotions; Dark tourismSchool of Law

Alan Fernihough

I believe that research in economic history can be advanced with better data and methods. In particular, I see a lot of opportunities in the digitization of historical documents and maps, and analyzing these data with cutting edge econometrics methods.Queen's Management School

Paul Corthorn

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- British Political History after 1918, including the Thatcher Era
- Britain and the Cold War
- British Political History and Northern Ireland
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Derek Brazil

My team offers an ideal environment for students interested in signal transduction and molecular cell biology, as well as mouse models of disease and drug discovery targeting Grem1 and other proteins involved in human disease.School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Victoria Durrer

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of sociology, arts, arts management and cultural policy with particular interest in:
- Policy design / delivery
- Inclusion and inequality in arts / cultural production and consumption
- Social processes of cultural production and participation
School of Arts, English and Languages

Bronagh Byrne

- Rights of children and young people with disabilities
- Inclusive education
- Children’s rights
- Disability studies
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Dimitrios Lamprou

If you are interested to pursue a Ph.D. in one of our research areas, and you have already secured you own funding (e.g. government source, charity, industry, research council) or you are Self-Funded, you are encouraged to contact the PI, with full CV and one-page letter of motivation.School of Pharmacy

Paul Best

- Mental Health Research (General)
- Social Work
- Digital Mental Health
- Interventions within Health and Social Care
- Dementia Care
- School Based Interventions
- Help-seeking
- Coproduction/participatory research
- Virtual reality and immersive technologies
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Paul McCafferty

Issues in working with children and families in child welfare.
Decision making in child welfare.
Children's participation in child welfare.
Practice teaching in social work education.
Supervision in child welfare.
Critical thinking in social work.
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Qiaozhu Su

Dr Su is open to wide-ranging PhD applications from candidates with a basic science or clinical background. Her fields of interest include:
• Nutritional signalling, Energy metabolism, and metabolic disease
• Gut microbiota
• Pharmacology
Previous research experience is desirable.
School of Biological Sciences

Ricki O'Rawe

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Argentine Literature and Art
- The Fantastic in Literature/Art/Film
- Hispanic Surrealism and Avant Garde Movements
- Religion and Spirituality in Hispanic Art and Literature
- Questions of Self and Subjectivity in Latin American Literature and Art
- Political Aesthetics in Hispanic Literature and Art
School of Arts, English and Languages

John D'Arcy

Practical research / creative projects in areas of sound art, performance, digital media, digital art, voice, immersive media and interdisciplinary practice. School of Arts, English and Languages

Richard English

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of: Irish politics and history; the politics and history of nationalism; political violence and terrorism. School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Shane Brighton

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Critical war studies
- Sociological and postcolonial approaches to armed conflict
- Society, identity and security
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Neil Sadler

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Arabic-English translation
- Translation in the Arab world
- Media and journalistic translation
- Citizen media
- Narrative approaches
- Non-professional translation
- Digital culture
- Activist translation
School of Arts, English and Languages

Richard O'Sullivan

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
Experimental film and video practice
Screenwriting
Landscape and film

School of Arts, English and Languages

Carsten Stahn

I am willing to supervise PhD projects in the areas of public international law, international criminal law, human rights, transitional justice and peace and security. School of Law

Keira Williams

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Twentieth-Century U.S. History
- Gender Studies
- African American Studies
- U.S. Cultural Studies
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Gavin Duffy

I am willing to take PhD proposals in the area of:

School collaboration and school networks
Educational leadership
Education in divided societies
Education in custodial settings
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Wil Verhoeven

I welcome PhD inquiries and proposals in the following subject areas:

The Politics of Progress: Revolution and Enlightenment, 1650-1800
Transatlantic studies, 1600-1900
British and American culture, literature and history, 1600-1900
History of the book and textual cultures
American studies
Historical biography
Cultural theory
Digital humanities
School of Arts, English and Languages

Ian Sansom

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
Creative Writing Prose (Fiction/Non-Fiction)
20th and 21st century Fiction
Literature of the 1930s
Literature and Ethics
Literary Criticism
Narrative Theory
Diaries/Memoirs
Digital Cultures
Cultural Theory
Crime Fiction
Genre Fiction
Short Stories
W.H.Auden
The Novel
Radio
School of Arts, English and Languages

Helen Haswell

I am willing to co-supervise PhD projects in the following areas:
- Animation
- Popular Cinema
- Film Marketing
- Screen Industries
School of Arts, English and Languages

Stephen Sexton

I am open to PhD projects in the field of Creative Writing: Poetry.School of Arts, English and Languages

Alessandro Corda

criminal law; sentencing; comparative penal policiesSchool of Law

Sarah Jankowitz

• Peacebuilding, reconciliation and transitional justice
• Civil society contributions in conflict and peace
• Group identities and intergroup processes in intractable conflict
• Social construction and representation of victims, victims’ advocacy, victims policy
• Gender and social justice
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Catherine Storey

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Educational Technologies
- Inclusive Education
- Developmental Disorders and Challenging Behaviour
- Developmental Disorders and Communication
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Robert Best

Distribution network modernization
Electrical energy storage
Grid integration of renewable generation
Power system ancillary services and power system analysis
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Panagiotis Manesiotis

Molecular Imprinting
Supramolecular chemistry
Nutrient recovery and recycling
Biosensors and optical sensors
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Xueqin Liu

- Smart Grid data analytics including Wind/Solar energy/Demand forecasting,
- Smart Grid Event Detection and Classification
- Energy storage optimization to facilitate renewable energy integration
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Glenn Patterson

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Creative Writing Prose
School of Arts, English and Languages

Aikaterini Dounavi

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- applied behaviour analysis
- developmental disorders including autism
- applications of the analysis of verbal behaviour for teaching communication skills
- effective, values-driven professional training in behaviour analysis
- socially valid parent-mediated interventions and parental training
- the use of telehealth in the provision of evidence-based interventions
- behaviour analytic interventions that address wider societal challenges
- high quality systematic reviews for informed decision making and policy changing
School of Education

Chantal Ski

Dr Ski has a keen interest in a broad range of psychosocial aspects of cardiovascular health, RCTs and mixed methods. With much experience in systematic reviews and eHealth, Dr Ski is most interested in evidence-based cutting edge projects that impact on practice. School of Nursing and Midwifery

Mark Linden

Projects relating to children, adolescents and young adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities, particularly in relation to education and criminal justice. School of Nursing and Midwifery

Kathryn Higgins

- Drugs and Alcohol misuse in young people
- Drugs misuse in young offenders
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Andrew Percy

Topic areas include adolescent development, quantitative criminology, longitudinal research and alcohol and drug use. School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Maria Lohan

Professor Lohan is open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Gender and Health
- Men, Sexual Health, Reproduction and Parenting
- Intervention design and evaluation
All methodological approaches welcome.
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Crawford Gribben

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Puritanism, especially John Owen
- John Nelson Darby
- Contemporary American evangelicalism
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Andrew Kunzmann

Early detection of pancreatic cancer using clinical risk factors and serum biomarkers
https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/early-detection-of-pancreatic-cancer-using-clinical-risk-factors-and-serum-biomarkers/?p106197
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Patricia McNeilly

Dr McNeilly is open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Children, young people and their families' experiences of living with disability
- Complex and palliative care needs
- Public Patient Participation
Methodological approaches include creative and participatory approaches to researching with children and qualitative methodologies.
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Sinead O'Sullivan

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Carolingian history
- Early medieval intellectual history
- Glossing studies
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Dominique Jeannerod

Open to PhD applications in the fields of Film popular culture, media cultures, French and European Cinema, International Crime Fiction, French 20th and 21st Century literature.
- Popular Cinema
- French Thrillers
- Literary Celebrity
School of Arts, English and Languages

Graham Brownlow

I'm interested in supervising in a wide range of topics in economic and business history as well as contemporary topics. Interested students should email me to discuss supervision possibilities. Queen's Management School

Peter Nockemann

1) Nanocatalysts for conversion of CO2 to hydrocarbons
2) Redox Flow Battery - synthesis and characterisation of new high-power-density electrolytes
3) Sodium semi-solid-state batteries - developing electrolytes and devices
4) Separation of rare earth metals with new sustainable extract ants
5) Ionothermal synthesis of polynuclear metal complexes - new approaches for the synthesis of molecular magnets
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Ronagh McQuigg

Domestic violence; human rights and violence against women.School of Law

Gareth Arnott

Open to PhD applications in the area of animal behaviour and welfare.School of Biological Sciences

Kevin Brown

Criminal Law, Criminal Justice, Sentencing, Victims' Rights, Law and Technology, Public Space. School of Law

Maria Tavares

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Postcolonial literatures and film from Portuguese-speaking Africa
- Comparative Studies
- Gender Studies
- Biography
- Representations of Heroism
School of Arts, English and Languages

Geraldine Lawless

Spanish literature, 19th and early 20th centuries, particularly looking at questions of periodization, modernity, science and futuristic fiction, women's writing.School of Arts, English and Languages

Gary Hardiman

I am open to PhD applications from individuals holding or expecting to hold at least a 2.1 degree (or equivalent) in the fields of computer science, bioinformatics, biochemistry, microbiology or marine biology. A strategy for obtaining funding for a PhD is required. Applicants should be interested in computational biology approaches, multi-omics data integration and systems and network biology.

Individuals interested in working with Prof Hardiman are welcome to contact him to discuss ideas and/or possible collaborations.
School of Biological Sciences

Lynne Marsh

Dr Marsh is open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Health and wellbeing of people with learning disabilities
- Intellectual disability nursing
- Fathers’ and families' experiences of children with intellectual disabilities
All methodological approaches welcome.
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Philip McGowan

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- American Poetry, in particular Wallace Stevens, Elizabeth Bishop and the Middle Generation
- American Fiction (19th, 20th, 21st centuries)
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Transcendentalism
- Addiction and Literature
- Literature and Suicide
- Literature and Theology, Literature and Philosophy
School of Arts, English and Languages

Sean O'Connell

I am open to PhD applications, with a British or Irish focus, in the fields of:
- Oral history
- Working class community (including deindustrialisation)
- Gender history
- Social history of Belfast since Partition
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

John Karamichas

- Risk (social/health/environmental)
- Environmental harm and crime
- Environmental justice
- Green criminology
- Sports Mega-Events
- Protest and social movements
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Yiwei Tian

amorphous solid dispersion, nanoparticle drug delivery systems, surface acoustic waves, supersonic spray drying, thermodynamic modelling, non-classic nucleation, neglected tropical diseases.School of Pharmacy

Teresa Degenhardt

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Security, Technology, Border
- military and police continuum: criminal justice, police and punishment in war, and military in civilian spaces
- Crime and Conflict: war as crime, and crime in war
- Reactions to harmful behaviour and different forms of social control
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Christopher Colvin

I am open to supervise projects across the field of economic history, broadly defined. I am of the view that economic history needs to be re-inserted into the teaching and research agendas of economics departments and business schools. Consequently, my PhD students must always relate their economic history research to bigger economic and social questions.Queen's Management School

Keith Farnsworth

Open to PhD applications from those having at least a 2.1 degree (or equivalent) in a strongly mathematically based subject, who are interested in using information, cybernetic or network theory to advance our understanding of life as a phenomenon: please read my publications for clarification and inspiration. School of Biological Sciences

Chen-En Ho

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Cognitive studies of translation and interpreting
- Translation and interpreting pedagogy
- Translation and interpreting industries
- Conference and community interpreting
- Professionalization of translators and interpreters
School of Arts, English and Languages

Fearghal McGarry

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Modern Irish history
- Politics and culture in 20th century Ireland
- Commemoration and historical memory
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Catherine Prendergast

Open to PhD applications in the field of history of economic thought particularly that relating to the themes of development, innovation, the role of knowledge, and the relationship between ethics and economics.Queen's Management School

Ken Mills

There are opportunities to investigate molecular mechanisms in myeloid blood cancers including epigenetic alterations, DNA repair deficiency, altered signal pathways to identify therapeutic targets for novel agents or repurposed drugs using drug screens and/or NGS technologies to improve patient outcomes.School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Gillian Prue

Dr Prue is open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Supportive and palliative care, with a particular interest in exercise
- Exercise training in ovarian cancer
- Pre-habilitation in lung cancer
- Exercise to enhance the effectiveness of radiotherapy
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Carmel Hughes

Open to PhD applications in the field of primary care, prescribing, older people, and medicines optimisation. Most projects which students undertake are mixed methods in nature i.e. using both qualitative and quantitative approaches. School of Pharmacy

Jayne Woodside

Professor Woodside is open to PhD applications in the fields of nutrition, particularly dietary intervention studies, projects involving innovative dietary assessment and behaviour change interventions.School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Ryan Donnelly

Open to PhD applications in the field of microneedles/microarray patches, minimally-invasive patient monitoring/diagnosis, transdermal drug delivery, including biomolecules, vaccine delivery, photodynamic therapy, nanomedicine delivery, HIV treatment and prevention, delivery of therapeutics for tropical diseases and rare conditions.School of Pharmacy

Michael Tunney

A range of PhD projects are available within our group focusing on the improved detection and treatment of chronic respiratory infection and development of molecular diagnostic assays.School of Pharmacy

Mark Mooney

Open to PhD applications from those having at least a 2.1 degree (or equivalent) in a biological science or analytical chemistry related field, who are interested in development of techniques for more effective detection and monitoring of emerging chemical threats and endemic diseases affecting food safety and sustainable food production.School of Biological Sciences

Emma Allott

Obesity, metabolic health and prostate cancer
https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=103920
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Tancredi Caruso

Open to PhD applications from those who are interested in experiments that test general ecological theory on soil organisms. Also open to Plant/Soil projects with a more applied focused.School of Biological Sciences

Aoife Foley

I welcome original research masters, PhD and Research Fellowship applications from ambitious candidates with a passion for sharing knowledge, who are committed to sustainability and positive research for the betterment of society and our environment.

To discuss opportunities and possibilities, please email me with your outline 1 page proposal (i.e. state aim and novelty, the research hypothesis, problem solved and a clear methodology with appropriate relevant references).
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Peter Knipe

synthetic chemistry, homogeneous catalysis, asymmetric synthesis, enantioselective synthesis, supramolecular chemistry, chemical biology, continuous flowSchool of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Frank Kee

Opportunities in life-course epidemiology and methods, complex public health interventions and decision sciences. School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Desmond Greer

- Software engineering including Automated Software Refactoring
- Requirements Engineering and Evolution
- Software Evolution prediction
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Karola Dillenburger

- ABA-focussed PhD in any social important area (on-campus or distant learning options)
- Applicants have to be Board Certified Behaviour Analysts or at least hold a MScABA
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

David Grieve

Dr Grieve is open to wide-ranging PhD applications from candidates with a basic science or clinical background.
His fields of interest include:
- cardiovascular biology
- pathophysiology
- pharmacology
Previous research experience is desirable although not essential.
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Vahid Garousi

Software engineering, software testing, empirical software engineeringSchool of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Audrey Roulston

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
Social work
Professional decision making
Palliative and end of life care
Psychological impact of living with life-limiting illness
Dementia, Cancer and Parkinson's Disease
Bereavement (experiences, needs assessment, interventions and policy)
Psychological interventions for bereavement
Student social work experiences of placement (inc. failing placement)
Social work supervision and reflective practice
Stress, resilience and burnout in social workers/student social workers
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Seyed Mehdi Jafarnejad Shourkaei

Cancer
mRNA translation
micorRNAs
mRNA decay
Ribosome quality control
Translatome
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Elaine Farrell

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Nineteenth-century social history
- Crime history
- Women’s history
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Amy McKnight

https://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/mdbs/Research/MeetourResearchers/DrAmyJayneMcKnight/School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Alexander Maxwell

Professor Maxwell is open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Large scale genomics of chronic kidney disease including genome-wide and epigenetic association studies
- Clinical epidemiology of chronic kidney disease
- Decision making and conservative management of end-stage renal disease
- Medical education projects with focus on intravenous fluid therapy
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Blesson Varghese

Fog and Edge computing
Cloud computing
Parallel and distributed systems
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Thomas Hastings

I am enthusiastic about taking on Ph.D. students with morally permissible funding who share my academic interests.Queen's Management School

Raghu Thakur

Open to PhD applications in the field of small and large molecule delivery using novel platforms such as injectable implants, micro-/nanoparticle, microneedles, and medical devices for ocular and transdermal applications.School of Pharmacy