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If you're considering a research degree, you will need to make contact with a potential supervisor before you apply.
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School of Arts, English and LanguagesSchool of History and Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics, School of LawQueen’s Management SchoolSchool of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work School of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringSchool of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, School of Mathematics and PhysicsSchool of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringSchool of Natural and Built EnvironmentSchool of Psychology School of Biological Sciences School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical SciencesSchool of Nursing and MidwiferySchool of Pharmacy

Supervisor Description School

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

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

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

Michael Crone

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

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

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

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

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

Leontia Flynn

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

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

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

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

Christopher Raymond

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

Jonathan Coulter

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

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

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

James McAleavey

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

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

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

Stefano Baschiera

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

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

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

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

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

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

Subhadip Chakrabarti

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

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

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. Queen's University Belfast

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

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

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

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

David Robb

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Politics in music and song (all genres/ national/ international/ contemporary / historical)
- Cabaret and music theatre
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Laura Pfuntner

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

Anthony Ziegelmeyer

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

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

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

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

John Cunningham

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

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

Christine Brown Wilson

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

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

Lorraine Martin

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

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

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

Sarah Miller

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

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

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

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

Deirdre Gilpin

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

Debbie Lisle

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

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

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

Philip McGowan

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- American Poetry, in particular Wallace Stevens, Elizabeth Bishop and the Middle Generation
- American Fiction
- Transcendentalism
- Addiction and Literature
- Literature and Suicide
School of Arts, English and Languages

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

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

Rajnish Kumar

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

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

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

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

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
School of Arts, English and Languages

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

Gillian Carter

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

William Megarry

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

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

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

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

Nicola Irwin

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

James Nelson

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

Declan 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

David Grieve

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

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

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

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

Alan de Bromhead

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

Laura Sherrard

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

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

Timofey Skvortsov

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

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

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

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

Christopher Cardwell

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

Garry Laverty

Open to PhD applications in the field of peptide-based materials, drug delivery, biomaterials, antimicrobial drug design.School of Pharmacy

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

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

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

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

Edel Lamb

I am open to PhD applications in any area 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

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

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

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

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

Luke Moffett

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

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

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

Andrew Thomson

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

Glenn Patterson

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

Hilary Downey

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

Tim Loane

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

Garrett Carr

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

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

Esther Reid

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

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

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

Gareth Arnott

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

Graham Ellison

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

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

Fiona Furlong

Open to PhD applications in the field of cancer research, chemoresistance and DNA damage, cell and molecular biology, transcriptomics, biomarker development and drug discovery.School of Pharmacy

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

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

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

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

Laura Basell

Please contact me for further informationSchool of Natural and Built Environment

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

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

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

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

Pamela Cowan

I am open to PhD 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

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

Ruth Hunter

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

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

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

Amar Kumar Behera

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

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

Raghu Thakur

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

Bernadette Kelly

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

Christopher Graham

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

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

Peter O'Halloran

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

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

Andrew Percy

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

Claire Kerr

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

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

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

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

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

Simon Statham

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

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

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

Una McMenamin

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

Carmel Hughes

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

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

Franziska Schroeder

I am open to PhD applications in any field that has music /music performance at its focus. I am particularly interested in research that reaches beyond music and draws on other areas of research.
School of Arts, English and Languages

Georgios Karakonstantis

PhD projects


School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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

Seyed Mehdi Jafarnejad Shourkaei

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

Janice Carruthers

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of French Sociolinguistics, Variation, the Structure of Spoken French, Temporality in French and Language Policy.School of Arts, English and Languages

Aikaterini Dounavi

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- 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
School of Education

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

Andrew Kunzmann

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

Derek Johnston

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of film, radio and television, particularly those focusing on genre history and analysis.School of Arts, English and Languages

Zahur Ullah

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

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

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

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

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

Biqiong Chen

PhD research projects currently available for applications:
1. Multifunctional elastomer nanocomposites for stretchable conductors
2. Bioactive polymer nanocomposites for tissue regeneration
Candidates who are interested in other types of polymers and nanocomposites are also welcome to make enquiries.
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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

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

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

Jennifer Johnston

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

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

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

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

Heather Barry

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

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

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

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

Alessandro Corda

criminal law; sentencing; comparative penal policiesSchool of Law

Michail Matthaiou

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

- wireless communications
- massive MIMO or fog computing

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

David Cutting

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

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

Roger Woods

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

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

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

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

Sandra Scott-Hayward

Open to PhD applications in the fields of:

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

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

Mary Traynor

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

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

Matthias Blum

Current research project future students are welcome to follow or use as orientation include topics on migration, commodity markets, famine and food security, and the determinants of NS membership in Nazi Germany.Queen's Management School

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

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

Helen Coleman

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

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

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

Eneko Larraneta Landa

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

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

Frank Kee

Opportunities in life-course epidemiology and methods, complex public health interventions and decision sciences. 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

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

Mei Zhou

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

Tianbao Chen

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

Sparky Booker

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Law and society in English Ireland (c.1200-c.1540)
- Medieval Irish towns
- Women in Medieval Ireland
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

Fiona Lynn

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

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

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

David Phinnemore

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

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

Roberta Burden

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

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

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

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

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

Eric Morgan

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

Tom Hulme

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Urban history 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

Anna Zhigun

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

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

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

Thomas Hastings

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

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

Cathal McManus

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

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

Kevin Brown

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

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

Marcas MacCoinnigh

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

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

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

Hamza Shakeel

- Developing LabView / python based data acquisition softwareSchool of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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

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

Dimitrios Lamprou

Interested in joining our team? We are always looking for enthusiastic, self-motivated, talented, and technically skilled people who may be interested to work or study in our laboratory and we are keen to look into the possibilities of hosting fellowships and visitors in any of our Group Research Interests.School of Pharmacy

Vien Ngo

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

Paul Williams

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

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

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

Christopher Colvin

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

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

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

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)
- Brazilian cultural studies
- Latin American cultural studies
- Digital ethnography and digital humanities, broadly understood
School of Arts, English and Languages

Sean O'Connell

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

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

Justin Livingstone

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

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

Jayne Woodside

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

Brendan Gilmore

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

Desmond Greer

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

Paula Devine

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

Karen Winter

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

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

Laura Dunne

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

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

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

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

John Brewer

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

Liam O'Hare

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

John Moriarty

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

Ulrike Vieten

- Gender and intersectionality
- Gender, (institutional) violence and far right populism
- Migration, minorities and citizenship
- Loss, displacement and the spatial-social nexus
- Cosmopolitanism and nationalism in Europe
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Shadd Maruna

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

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

Kathryn Higgins

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

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

Gavin Davidson

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

David Hayes

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

Mandi MacDonald

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

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

Louise Carson

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

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

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

Dina Belluigi

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

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

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

Caitlin Donnelly

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

William McClune

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

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

Sinead Weldon

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

Michael Clarke

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

Maria Lohan

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

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

Dan Sun

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

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

Gladys Ganiel

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

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

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

Stefan Andreasson

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- political economy of development in Africa and the Global South in comparative perspective
- energy transitions and the future of fossil fuels
- politics and political economy of Southern Africa
- selected aspects of US politics, including energy politics and the legacy of racial inequality
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Emma Allott

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

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

Ryan Donnelly

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

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

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

Graham Brownlow

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

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

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

Niamh Buckley

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

Katharina Edkins

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

David Morales

Potential PhD and Postdoctoral researchers are welcome to show their interest anytime. A range of research topics is available in the broad field of statistical signal processing, with applications to wireless communications and computational biology.School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Richard Gault

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

Vincent Fusco

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

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

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

Paul McCafferty

- Social work decision-making

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

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

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

Joanne Reid

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

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