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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 ScienceSchool 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

Paul McCafferty

- Social work decision-making

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

David Grieve

Professor 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

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

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

Rory Doherty

I am open to PhD Applications in the following areas:
• Circular Economy, (design of materials to be easily recycled and reused)
• Land and Groundwater Quality - Investigation, risk assessment and sustainable remediation
• Mechanisms around the restoration and monitoring of peatlands
School of Natural and Built Environment

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

Simon McDade

Dr McDade functional genomics (FGG) lab, utilises a range of genomic technologies (RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, CRISPR screen) and integrative data analysis tools to identify novel treatment strategies to improve treatment of cancer patients outcomes.

The labs field of interest include:
- Transcription factor dysfunction in cancer
- Epigenetic lab and data analysis tool development
- Colorectal, Prostate and Squamous cancer
- Data analysis and Shiny app development

We are open to wide ranging lab and data analysis projects from those with a background biology, genomics, data analysis and computational backgrounds. Previous research experience is desirable although not essential
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

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

Alberto Longo

Environmental valuation
Agri-food economics
Energy economics
Health economics
School of Biological Sciences

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Patrick McCole

The Role of Trust in Different Contexts: Online (Re)purchasing Behaviour; The Internet of Things (IoT); Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Concepts relating to SMART contexts (consumer adoption, new business models, value co-creation and delivery)

E-business, Social CRM, Service Industries, SMEs
Queen's Management School

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

Paul Stapleton

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

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

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

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

Hilary Downey

Open to students interested in consumer culture, consumer vulnerability, health, wellbeing and experiential consumption.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

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

Sarah Lappin

Sound and architecture; architectural history of the island of IrelandSchool of Natural and Built Environment

Paul Williams

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

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

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

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

Claire McEvoy

Dr McEvoy is open to PhD applications in the field of nutrition and ageing research, particularly projects involving data analysis in cohort studies and clinical/community-based dietary and lifestyle interventions.School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Aidan Feeney

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

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

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

Anthony Ziegelmeyer

Open to PhD students in the field of behavioural economics with a special interest in social learning.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

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

Roberta Burden

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

Mei Zhou

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

Ronagh McQuigg

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Niamh O'Connell

Farm animal behaviour and welfareSchool of Biological Sciences

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stephen Glover

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

Ciaran O'Neill

Currently I am not accepting new PhD candidatesSchool of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical 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

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

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

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

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

Luke Moffett

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

Gavin Davidson

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

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

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

Merav Amir

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Conflict and activism
Critical border studies
Critical security studies
Geography and gender identities
Geography and queer/LGBT identities
The geography of time and futurity
School of Natural and Built Environment

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

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

Damian Quinn

- Finite Element Modelling of aero-structures
- Design and analysis of composite structures
- Advanced manufacturing methods for aerospace components
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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

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

Teresa Rushe

I am interested in hearing from students who have an interest in PhD study in areas related to childhood adversity research, and/ or the neurodevelopmental factors in psychotic disorders.School of Psychology

Mark Palmer

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

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

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

Kienan Savage

Dr Savage is open to wide-ranging PhD applications from candidates with a basic science or clinical background.
His fields of interest include:
- DNA repair
- DNA damage Response
- DNA damage driven Immune Responses
- Breast Cancer
-Inherited Breast Cancer
Previous research experience is desirable although not essential.
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

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

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

Cecilia O'Kane

Professor O'Kane is open to wide-ranging PhD applications from candidates with a basic science or clinical background.
Her interests include respiratory failure in the critically ill, particularly the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), mechanisms if tissue damage and repair in the lung, mycobacterial infection including Tuberculosis and Non-Tuberculous Mycobacterial infection, and novel therapies including biological and cellular therapies to treat infection and inflammation in the lung. Her group works in both wet lab and clinical research, and has a particular focus on human models of the lung environment.
Previous research experience is desirable although not essential.
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

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

Clive Walker

I am open to PhD applications that seek to use textual analysis in financial economic research. Queen's Management School

Graham Brownlow

Economic History
Business History
Institutional Economics
Economic Organisation
Economics of Brexit
Economics of Political Decentralisation
Regional Economics

Queen's Management School

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

George Hutchinson

Development and application of Experimental, Behavioural, and Valuation Methodologies in Economics in the following areas:

- Environmental and Ecological Economics and Management.

-Agricultural Economics and Food Marketing including Economics of Agri-Environment and Forestry Policy

-Energy Economics and Management

-Health Economics, Patient Preference, Public Health, Physical Activity and
Human Nutrition.

-Economics of Outdoor Recreation, Land Management, Waste Management and
Planning.

-Economics of Air and Water Management and Economics of Climate Change.
School of Biological Sciences

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

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

Lisa Crawford

Primary field of interest relates to investigating the molecular mechanisms involved in dysregulation of the ubiquitin proteasome system in multiple myeloma and applying this knowledge to identify therapeutic opportunities.School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Mandi MacDonald

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

Barry Quinn

- Artificial intelligence and machine learning in finance
- Financial regulation in banking
- professional football finance
- Financial cooperatives
Queen's Management School

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

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

Philip Boland

I am happy to supervise PhD students in the following areas:
1. Neoliberal urbanism
2. Economic development
3. Waterfront regeneration
4. Illegal drugs
5. Economics of religion
6. City branding
7. Cultural policies
School of Natural and Built Environment

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

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

Andrew Thomson

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

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

Gul Kacmaz Erk

Cinema and the City
Architecture and Film
Architecture and (Voluntary and Forced) Migration
Minorities in the City
Urban space/Architectural space/Film space/Sci-fi space
Digital Mapping in the Humanities
Architectural Media and Representation
Architectural Design Education
School of Natural and Built Environment

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

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

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

Marios Soutsos

Cement Replacement Materials, e.g., Fly Ash, Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag, Condensed Silica Fume and Metakaolin, especially their use in Fast-Track Construction,

Thermal Stresses in Concrete at Early Ages,

Non-Destructive Testing of Concrete in Structures,

Use of Construction and Demolition Waste as Aggregate in Concrete, for example, Developing Precast Concrete Products made with Recycled Construction and Demolition Waste,

The Effect of Environmental Factors on the Early Age Strength Development of concretes

Reactive Powder Concrete, e.g., Mix Design, Mechanical Properties and Impact Resistance of Reactive Powder Concrete,

Geopolymer "Cementless" Concrete,

Ultra High Performance Fibre Reinforced Concrete (UHPFRC) for Bridge Structures, e.g., nonlinear fracture mechanics for modelling punching shear response of UHPFRC bridge decks.
School of Natural and Built Environment

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

Lynne Lohfeld

Dr Lohfeld is open to wide-ranging PhD applicants from candidates with a background in global public health and/or health services research. They should have an interest in learning (if needed) and conducting a project using a mixed-methods or qualitative research design.

Her fields of interest include:
- reducing the impact of breast or children's cancers
- adult or pediatric palliative care
- blindness prevention.

Previous research experience is desirable but not essential.
School of Nursing and Midwifery

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

Yang Liu

New product development in multinational corporations; boundary spanning in new product development; subsidiary management in multinational corporations.Queen's Management School

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

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

Alessandro Corda

criminal law; sentencing; comparative penal policiesSchool of Law

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

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

Tunde Peto

Prof Peto has a wide range of projects on the field of diabetic retinopathy, global ophthalmic health and ophthalmic image analysis. These projects apply to high and low income countries. Prof Peto is also working on ophthalmic image analysis in neuro-degenerative diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer disease.School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Noemi Lois

Professor Lois is open to PhD applications within the field of Retina from national or international candidates with a basic science or clinical background. Prof Lois is also open to develop projects with potential candidates.
Her fields of interest include:
- Diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular oedema and proliferative diabetic retinopathy
- Retinal vascular diseases : retinal vein occlusion
- Retinal ischaemia, retinal fibrosis, retinal revascularisation and retinal
neovascularization
- Diagnostic technologies
- Early and late phase clinical trials
- Evidence-based clinical research
- Vitreoretinal surgery
Previous research experience is desirable.
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Gareth Arnott

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

William Megarry

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

Mary Dobbs

I would be particularly interested in supervising PhD projects in (but not limited to) the areas of:
- environmental governance
- environmental principles
- EU environmental law (or national environmental law within EU Member States)
- agri-environmental issues
- agri-sustainability
- genetically modified crops
- Brexit in conjunction with any of the above
- all-island environmental governance
School of Law

Andrew Meharg

arsenic, rice, plant nutrition, agronomic sustainability, inorganic contaminant residues in wildlife and agronomic food-chainsSchool of Biological Sciences

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

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

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

Joanne Reid

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

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

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

Fiona Murphy

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

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

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

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

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

John Moriarty

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

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

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

Declan French

* Health economics
* Household finance
* Financial mathematics
Queen's Management School

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Richard Williams

My lab is open to medicinal chemistry and biochemistry PhD studentships applications.
Research fields of interest include:
- small molecule inhibitors
- protease chemical biology
- cancer
- respiratory diseases
- cystic fibrosis
Previous research experience is desirable although not essential.
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Augusto Azuara-Blanco

Clinical trials methodology, evidence synthesis, quality of life measures, ophthalmologySchool of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

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

Tim Loane

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

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

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

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

Hamza Shakeel

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

Laura Sherrard

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

Ioannis Tsioulakis

- Popular/folk music and politics
- Creative industries, production and labour
- Performance and identity
- Globalisation, cosmopolitanism and social/political movements
- Aesthetics, genre and improvisation
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

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

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

David Cutting

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

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

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

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

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

Anna Zhigun

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

Richard Gault

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

Gareth McKay

Dr McKay is open to wide-ranging PhD applications from candidates with a basic science or clinical background.
Fields of research interests include:

Diabetic complications
Biomarker discovery
Stratified Medicine

Previous research experience is desirable although not essential.
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Nicola Marks

Epidemiology of helminth parasites and drug resistance
Tick borne and zoonotic diseases
Sensor technologies for the early diagnosis of animal disease
Sensor technologies and parasite infection
School of Biological Sciences

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

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

Aislinn Clarke

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

Charlene McShane

Dr McShane is open to hearing from students and clinical trainees wishing to pursue PhD/MD/MPhil projects in:

*Cancer epidemiology
*Premalignant disease research including impact of receiving a pre-malignant diagnosis
*Early detection of cancer
*Cancer education/awareness
*Global health
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

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

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

Martin Quinn

Management accounting change; accounting history; accounting information systems and accounting changeQueen's Management School

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

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

Colin Adrain

Dr. Adrain encourages PhD applications from candidates from a basic science or clinical background. Work in the Adrain lab combines cellular biochemistry, cell biology and mutant mouse models. His lab’s interests include:

-Organismal biology and pathophysiology
-Inflammatory signaling
-Growth factor signaling
-Organismal and cellular metabolism and metabolic disease
-Proteolysis
-Protein biogenesis/protein quality control
-Protein trafficking in the secretory pathway
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

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

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

Samuel Mitchell

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

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

Kevin Brown

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

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

Tara Brooks

Digital Construction
Quality Management
Procurement / Contract Administration
School of Natural and Built Environment

Ben Collins

Open to PhD applications from those with at least a 2.1 degree (or equivalent) in with an interest in the quantitative analysis proteins and protein complexes by mass spectrometry and/or host pathogen/microbe interactions.School of Biological Sciences

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oana Istrate

3D printed polymer nanocomposites School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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

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

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

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

Gabriel Sanchez Espinosa

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

Thomas Hastings

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

Paul Toner

I offer PhD projects on addiction (with a particular focus on alcohol) and mental health research adopting 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

Catherine Reeve

Applied Animal Behaviour, animal cognition, canine olfaction, canine perception, pets and human healthSchool of Psychology

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

Zahur Ullah

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

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School 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

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

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

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

Jiadong Liu

Empirical asset pricing, trading strategies, financial data forecasting, momentum investing.Queen's Management School

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

John Brewer

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

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

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

Stephen Sexton

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

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

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

Heike Schroder

Demographic change and social policy impact on HRM and employment careers
Age, gender and health/disability diversity and management in organisations


Queen's Management School

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tony Klein

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

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

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

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

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

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

Desmond Greer

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

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

Niall Cullinane

I am open to PhD applications in the area of Work and Employment, Industrial/Labour/Employment/Employee Relations, Trade Unions, Labour History, Sociology of Work, Political Economy of Work, Labour Process. I also have a side - but mostly unpursued - interest in Marxian theories of work.Queen's Management School

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Christopher Law

Membrane transporter biochemistry.School of Biological Sciences

Jaine Blayney

Translational bioinformatics research projects within the domain of stratified medicine.

Including:
-development of novel methods to facilitate i) data quality control, ii) data integration, and iii) re-analysis of archived datasets;
-modelling progression pathways from inflammatory disease to cancer;
-developing prognostic and predictive biomarkers associated with molecular subtypes.

Projects focus on statistical modelling - unsupervised and supervised learning. Suitable for those with maths/computing/life sciences backgrounds.
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

James McAleavey

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

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

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

Sarah Helyar

Project in the following areas: Population genetics, especially marine species, eDNA, field based genomics. School of Biological 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

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

Caitlin Donnelly

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

Leontia Flynn

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

Mark Muldoon

- Homogeneous Catalysis
- Selective Oxidation Reactions
- Discovery and Mechanistic Studies of Catalytic Reactions
- Continuous Flow Processes for Catalytic Reactions
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

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

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

Panagiotis Manesiotis

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

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

Grainne Kelly

I am available to take PhD applications covering the following themes:
-Gig working arrangements;
-Social media and new types of entrepreneurship (bloggers, vloggers);
-Employer branding and HRM
Queen's Management School

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

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

Madjid Karimirad

Offshore wind turbines; Dynamics of marine structures; Floating platforms; Hydrodynamics; Numerical methods for ocean engineeringSchool of Natural and Built Environment

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

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

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

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

Miguel Valvano

Professor Valvano is willing to accept PhD students with diverse backgrounds of biology research and those who reply yes to any of the following questions:

Do you enjoy adventure and exploration and don't care being frustrated from time to time?
Have you ever wondered how does it feel to discover something new?
Do you like a life with excitement?

Research topics include:
- Cellular Microbiology: interactions of bacteria with innate immune cells
- structure/function/assembly of Gram-negative bacterial outer membrane with a focus on lipopolysaccharide biogenesis and functional modifications
- molecular mechanisms of intrinsic antimicrobial resistance and heteroresistance.

For more details, especially concerning style of supervision and required experience visit http://publish.uwo.ca/~mvalvano/graduate-ad.html.
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

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

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

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

Eric Morgan

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

Ikhlas El Karim

Dr El Karim is accepting PhD applications from individuals with dental and non dental background who are interested in the following research areas:

Stem cells and regenerative endodontics

Orofacial pain

Minimal intervention dentistry

Oral infections and systemic health
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Hans-Dieter Pesendorfer

- Financial regulation
- Trade regulation
- Environmental law, regulation, and sustainability
School of Law

Liam Heaney

Professor Heaney is open to wide-ranging PhD applications from candidates with a basic science or clinical background.
His fields of interest include:
- asthma
- medication adherence
- precision medicine in asthma and COPD
Previous research experience is desirable although not essential.
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Georgios Karakonstantis

PhD projects


School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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

Clifford Dixon

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:

- early modern European religious history
- European Reformations
- social and cultural history of early modern Germany
- Renaissance and Reformation historiography
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Sandra Van Schaeybroeck

Dr. Van Schaeybroeck is interested in PhD applications from candidates with a basic science or clinical background in the fields of;

- Laboratory based investigations into molecular mechanisms including altered pro-survival signaling pathways in RASMT and BRAFMT CRC
- Discovery of novel resistance mechanisms to therapy mechanisms in RASMT and BRAFMT CRC
- Innovative biomarker development using samples from RASMT and BRAFMT CRC patients
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Michelle McKinley

Open to PhD applications in the field of nutrition and prevention/management of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Including observational and intervention approaches; mixed methods E.g.
• Weight management before, during and after pregnancy
• Understanding diet and lifestyle behaviours of different population groups
• Developing and evaluating lifestyle behaviour change interventions
• Exploring the role of nutrients, foods and dietary patterns in prevention and management of obesity and chronic disease
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Geoff Simmons

1) Linking big data on citizens' behaviour from digital devices and infrastructure in smart cities with social marketing to enable socio-economic regime transformation towards a more inclusive urban society

2) Linking big data market intelligence focused on consumer behaviour with the capability and new product development of small businesses
Queen's Management School

Hien Quoc Ngo

Open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Wireless communications
- Signal processing theory
- Information theory
- Massive MIMO
- Cell-free massive MIMO
- Cooperative systems
- Physical layer security
- Large intelligent surface communications
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Laura Steele

Willing to take on PhD students in the capacity of second supervisor. Queen's Management School

Andrew Percy

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

Heather Conway

Posthumous Treatment of Human Remains; Property Law; Succession Law; Law and Emotion School of Law

Lynn Vanhaecke

Nutrimetabolomics: new MS-based technologies at the production lineSchool of Biological Sciences

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

Peter Knipe

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

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

Finian Bannon

Dr Bannon is open to PhD applications from candidates interested in studying how to develop and apply statistical methodology to better understand cancer epidemiology and cancer patient survival outcome.School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Simon Cameron

- Functional profiling of human milk
- Application of ambient ionisation mass spectrometry to high-throughput screening
- Application of high-resolution mass spectrometry to metabolic profiling
- Functional profiling of host-microbiome interactions
School of Biological Sciences

Giuseppina Amato

I welcome PhD applications in the following areaa;

structural strengthening with
-fibre reinforced composites (FRP and FRCM)
-natural composites
-shape memory alloys (SMA)

structures under dynamic loading (seismic and impact loading)

road safety


School of Natural and Built Environment

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

Timothy Littler

I am open to PhD applications in the field of:
- General electric power systems and engineering
- Renewable energy, including wind, solar and hydro sources
- Future electric grids and networks
- Electric vehicles and energy storage
- Power system stability, including voltage, frequency and dynamics
- Power systems protection and quality of supply
- Demand-side solutions and energy participation
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Alice Panepinto

international law, human rights, Middle EastSchool of Law

John Morison

Constitutional law and theory, e-government and e-democracy, new technology, (including smart cities, big data, surveillance etc.), judges and the legal professionsSchool of Law

Geoff McMullan

We have a range of opportunities to work with Clostridium difficile, and more widely in anaerobic microbiology, biotechnology and microbial proteomics.School of Biological Sciences

Anna Jurek-Loughrey

Open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Machine Learning in Bioinformatics and Precision Medicine
- Artificial Intelligence solutions for Online Fake News Detection
- Machine Learning for Record Linkage and Heterogeneous Data Analytics
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Anne-Marie McAlinden

I am interested in supervising PhD students in the following areas: child sexual abuse or child sexual exploitation; 'cyber' or on-line forms of offending; restorative justice; peer abuse; institutional abuse; transitional justice approaches to historic institutional abuses; community or social attitudes to sexual offending; sex offender desistance and reintegrationSchool of Law

Diane Urquhart

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Gender history since c.1800
- Irish and British women's history since c.1800
- Modern Irish history especially political activism, the Anglo-Irish and legal history
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Isabella Capellini

(1) Evolution and ecology of diversity in parental care, placental morphology and reproductive strategies in mammals, amphibians and/or fish;
(2) The ecology of sleep in mammals;
(3) Global scale studies of the drivers of the invasion success - what 'makes' a successful invader;
(4) Or more broadly, projects on fundamental questions on the evolution of animal phenotypic diversity
School of Biological Sciences

Niall McLaughlin

Deep Learning, Neural Networks, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Image processing, Tracking, Re-identification, Human Pose Estimation, Cybersecurity, Malware detectionSchool of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Stephen McIlwaine

1. Environmental and social assessment and risk management; application and practice, what improvements can be made to commonly used appraisal tools (SEA, ESIA, ESDD) and control measures (CESMP, ESMP, ESMS, etc) in application to infrastructure projects.

2. Water demand management and policy in water-scarce and non water-scarce environments; adapting approaches and tools from one context to another.

3. Waste management - policy, incentives and drivers for behaviour change, with a focus on non-EU and non-OECD countries.

4. Consultation and stakeholder engagement during planning, construction and project operation. The social license to operate.

5. Sustainable finance, impact investing - how the increasing appetite for 'acceptable' investments can affect project planning and implementation. How can impact be better measured. Particular interest in mining projects.

6. Multi-cultural teams, improving teamwork on large international projects.
School of Natural and Built Environment

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

Julian Warner

Information systems for managers Information retrieval Intellectual property Labour in information systemsQueen's Management School

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

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

Alan Stitt

Pathogenic mechanisms in diabetic retinopathy and vasodegenerative diseases
Mechanisms of vasopermeability
Pathophysiological mechanisms underpinning retinal angiogenesis
Vascular regeneration and the role of stem cells
Cell therapy for occlusive diseases
Metabolic plasticity and vascular disease
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stephen McKay

Planning Law and PracticeSchool of Natural and Built Environment

Mary Traynor

Simulation Based Education; Values Based recruitment eg MMIs; OSCE; Clinical Assessment 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
- Drug and alcohol misuse
- Programme evaluation
- Youth development
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Aaron Maule

Functional genomics tools for parasites
Parasite therapeutics and drug discovery
Parasite stem cell biology
Parasite neurobiology
School of Biological Sciences

Chen Situ

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
◦AMR - development of plant-based antimicrobial alternatives
◦Health and disease in humans and animals
◦Food safety, quality and nutrition
◦Rapid immunodiagnostic for chemical contaminants and biomarkers
School of Biological Sciences

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

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

Ciaran Mulholland

I am interested in taking on students most specifically in the areas of aetiology of psychotic illnesses and the "at risk mental state". I will also consider projects more broadly from across the field of mental health. School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

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

Kevin Gormley

Health Care Policy; Older People; Chronic and Enduring Ill-health School of Nursing and Midwifery

Paul Teague

Wage Setting in the Eurozone

Brexit and Social Europe

Brexit and the Irish Economy

Queen's Management School

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

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

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

Joan Rahilly

Phonetics; Phonology; Clinical phonetics and linguistics; Irish English; LiteracySchool 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

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

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

David Simpson

Dr Simpson welcomes PhD applications from candidates with appropriate science or clinical background.
His research applies molecular biology and bioinformatics to study vision and cardiovascular diseases.
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

John Holbrey

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Development of ionic liquids for sustainable and green chemistry applied to catalysis, separations, and energy applications.
- Use of neutron scattering/isotopic substitution to study disordered (liquid and glassy) materials.
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Timothy Curtis

Professor Curtis is open to PhD applications from candidates with a basic science or clinical background.

His areas of interest include:
- Vascular Physiology
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Therapeutics for Eye Disease

Previous research experience is desirable although not essential.
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

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

Geraint Ellis

Planning theory for progressive planning;
Health and the built environment;
Social dimensions of the low carbon energy transition;
Public participation, activism and equality in planning governance.
School of Natural and Built Environment

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

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 management. I also have a particular interest in ethics and CSR in the public sectorQueen's Management School

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

John Turner

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Financial and banking history
- Monetary history
- Business history
- Economic history
Queen's Management School

Deirdre Gilpin

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

David Grant

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

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

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

Ciaran O'Kelly

I am especially interested in discussing doctoral proposals in the following areas:

- The socio-legal study of corporate governance
- Moral commitments and action within corporate governance and the corporate form
- Discourses of responsibility and accountability within corporate governance and public administration
- Textual analysis of law and governance from a socio-legal perspective.
School of Law

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

Marie Coleman

Modern Irish history:
- Irish revolution
- Irish gender history
- independent Ireland
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

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

Bernadette McGuinness

Dr McGuinness is open to wide ranging PhD applications from candidates with both a clinical and science background. Her fields of interest include:
The role of inflammation in dementia
The role of diet in cognitive decline
Clinical trials in Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment
Cognitive impairment in longitudinal studies
Previous research experience is desirable.
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

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

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

Karl Butterworth

Dr Butterworth is open to wide-ranging PhD applications from candidates with a basic science or clinical background.
His fields of interest include:
-Radiation Biology, Radiation Oncology and Cancer Imaging.
-Nanomedicine.
-Preclinical models and small animal radiotherapy.

Previous research experience is desirable although not essential.
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

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

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

Jacqueline James

Dr James is open to wide-ranging PhD applications from candidates with an interest in molecular pathology research.

Previous research experience is desirable although not essential. Areas of interest include application of digital pathology and tissue hybridisation technologies
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Duncan McVicar

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

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

Paula Devine

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

Andrew Marr

Open to PhD applications in: Catalysis for sustainable chemical synthesis and artificial metalloenzymes. We are actively engaged in the design of catalysts for cleaner fluorination reactions for pharmaceuticals, design and preparation of artificial metalloenzymes, and the preparation and heterogenization of catalytic ionic liquids.School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Tianbao Chen

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

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

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

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

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

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

William McClune

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

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

Glenn Patterson

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

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