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Supervisor Contact Description School
Dr Ciarán O’Kelly

Open to PhD opportunities in;

  • Socio-legal analyses of corporate governance
  • CSR
  • Business and human rights
  • Moral language and accountability within the corporate form

I am especially open to applications that employ content analysis approaches to legal or corporate texts, especially using computational method.

School of Law
Professor Anne-Marie McAlinden

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Sexual abuse or exploitation
  • Sexual and gender-based violence
  • Restorative justice
  • ‘Cyber’ or on-line forms of abuse
  • Sexual offending by children and young people
  • Comparative penal policies on risk/risk management
  • Institutional forms of abuse
  • Historical abuse
  • Community responses to sexual offending
  • Cultural myths around sexual abuse
School of Law
Professor Daithí Mac Síthigh
  • Law and technology, including topics such as media regulation (especially audiovisual and social media),
  • Legal issues in the creative industries, the 'sharing economy', and the video games industry
  • Open data, and Internet infrastructure and domain names.
  • Further interests in constitutional and administrative law.
School of Law
Professor John Morison

Supervision in above areas and via LINCS programme at http://www.qub.ac.uk/Research/GRI/mitchell-institute/Research/LINCS/ 

School of Law
Professor Louise Mallinder

Open to PhD applications on:

  • Amnesty laws
  • Human rights practice, particular with respect to transitional justice;
  • Dealing with the past in Northern Ireland
  • International law and policy on truth, justice and reparations
School of Law
Dr. Ronagh McQuigg

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Human rights law and violence against women
  • Domestic violence.
School of Law
Professor Kieran McEvoy
  • International management and global business
  • SME internationalisation
  • International strategy
  • Emerging market firms
  • Internationalisation of Chinese and African firms
  • Global working arrangements such as international assignments or international business travel
School of Law
Dr Anne Campbell

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Substance Use
  • Mental Health
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Dr Katy Hayward

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Peace and conflict processes
  • Political sociology
  • Political discourses, protest and violence
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Dr Karen Kerr

Open to PhD applications in:

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

I am interested in PhD applications in:

  • Impact of childhood adversity
  • Child victims in criminal justice system
  • Child protection
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Dr Stephen Coulter

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Trauma informed care
  • Systemic Psychotherapy
  • Impact of Trauma in Childhood experiences
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Dr Audrey Roulston

Open to PhD applications in:

  • End of life care decision making Psychological impact of living with life-limiting illness Bereavement (experiences, needs assessment, interventions and policy)
  • Student social work experiences of placement (inc. failing placement)
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Dr Caroline Linse

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Language assessment
  • TESOL
  • Linguistics
  • Early learning techniques
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Dr Cate McNamee

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Family formation
  • Family wellbeing
  • Intimate relationships (marriage; divorce; remarriage; cohabitation; nonresident parenting; dating)
  • Fertility (contraception use; sexual behaviour; family size preferences; childlessness)
  • Emerging adulthood
  • Intergenerational relationships (grandparent; adult-children)
  • Race-ethnicity and socioeconomic inequality
  • Quantitative analysis including survival analysis and longitudinal methodology
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Professor Danielle Turney

Open to PhD applications in:

  • 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
Dr Jennifer Roberts

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Improving outcomes for pupils

  • Issues related to primary education

  • Teacher training

  • International and private schools

  • Literacy and reading

  • Randomised controlled trials

School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Dr Siobhan McAlister

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Youth and Social Justice
  • Qualitative Research in Childhood and Youth
  • Perspectives in Childhood and Youth
  • Crime and the Media
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Dr Alison MacKenzie

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Epistemic injustice

  • Epistemologies of ignorance

  • The Capabilities Approach

  • Special Educational Needs and Inclusion

  • Feminism and Gender

  • Irish Medium/Bilingual Education

School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Dr Alan Maddock

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Mental Health
  • Mindfulness
  • Interventions to support marginalized groups
  • Homelessness, Digital Mental Health
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Professor Allen Thurston

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Cooperative learning

  • Peer tutoring

  • Randomised controlled trials (both development and exploratory trials)

School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Dr Gavin Duffy

Open to PhD applications in:

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

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Intergroup relations in divided societies

  • The role of schools in promoting intergroup relations in divided societies

School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Dr Joe Duffy

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Service user involvement and co-production

  • Social work and political conflict

  • Trauma perspectives, social work and political conflict

School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Dr John Topping

I am open to accepting applications in relation to the following broad areas, but happy to consider most areas of policing as broadly conceived:

  • Police practice and reform

  • Stop and search

  • Security governance

  • Policing and technology

School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Ms Lesley Emerson

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Political education (including citizenship education and human rights education)

  • Children’s participation rights in school and in community

  • Socio-political perspectives on pedagogy

  • Curriculum and curriculum development

  • Participatory and transformative research

School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Dr Michelle Butler

Open to PhD applications in: 

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

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Gender based violence/ domestic violence/ intimate partner violence

  • International social work

  • Impact of neoliberal capitalism on the social work profession

School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Dr Mary Louise Corr

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Youth offending; Youth justice; 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
Dr Nichola Booth

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Autism and Mental Health Difficulties

  • Behaviour Analysis

  • Effective Education and Inclusion

  • The use of technology for effective teaching

School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Dr Sheila McConnellogue

Open to PhD applications in:

  • 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
Dr Suzanne Mooney

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Adverse childhood experiences

  • Trauma-informed care

  • Social work practice

  • Systemic family therapy

  • Domestic Violence

  • Trauma

School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Dr Veronique Altglas

Open to PhD applications in:

  • 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
Professor John David Brewer

Current research project;

  • Forces in Mind Trust ‘Negative Transitioning of Ex-Service Personnel’ 2018-2021 (£178K)
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Dr Bronagh Byrne

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Rights of children and young people with disabilities
  • Inclusive education
  • Children’s rights
  • Disability studies

     

School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Dr Gemma Carney

Open to PhD applications in the field of


•Social policy and ageing
•Social gerontology
•Gender
•Cultural gerontology

School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Dr Teresa Degenhardt

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Security, Technology, Borders
  • War and Police Continuum: Police in war, and Military in civilian spaces or in Criminal Justice

  • Crime and War, and War Crimes

  • New forms or expression of social control

School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Dr Paula Devine

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Ageing
  • Social Isolation
  • Social Attitudes
  • Recording Public attitudes
  • Good Relations
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Dr Laura Dunne

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Health and wellbeing in schools
  • Early childhood development
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Dr Jonathan G. Heaney

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Sociology of Emotions – many areas, but 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
Dr John Karamichas

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • 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
Professor Shadd Maruna

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • 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 Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Dr John Moriarty

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Workplace wellbeing
  • Mental health
  • Use of linked administrative data
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Dr Liam O’Hare

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • 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
Dr Andrew Percy

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Adolescent development
  • Risk taking behaviours
  • Alcohol, drug use and crime
  • Adolescent trauma and mental health problems
  • Prevention and harm reduction interventions
  • Randomised and quasi-experimental trials
  • Advanced quantitative methods and longitudinal research
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Dr Dirk Schubotz

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • 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
Dr Lisa Smyth

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Critical theory analysis of social roles, in contexts such as gender, family life and young people
  • 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
Dr Sirin Sung

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr Ulrike M Vieten

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • 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
Dr Dina Zoe Belluigi

Open to PhD applications in the field of

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

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Digital Literacy and Language and New Media
  • TESOL, Language Education and Applied Linguistics
  • Educational Technologies
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Dr Andy Biggart

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Youth Transitions
  • Inequalities in Educational Attainment
  • Post-compulsory education and training
  • Literacy programme Evaluation
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Dr Ian Cantley

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • 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
Professor Karola Dillenburger

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • 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
Dr Caitlin Donnelly

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Schools and Conflict
  • Faith schools
  • Education policy
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Dr Katerina Dounavi

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
  • The use of high quality systematic reviews in informed decision making and policy changing
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Professor Jannette Elwood

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Professor Tony Gallagher

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr Katrina Lloyd

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Children’s health and Wellbeing
  • Surveys of children and young people
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Professor Laura Lundy

Open to PhD applications in the field of

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

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Science education
  • Literacy in Science
  • Scientific Literacy
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Dr Cathal McManus

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Conflict and Conflict transformation
  • Nationalism and identity politics
  • Political extremism
  • Adult education
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Dr Sarah Miller

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr James Nelson

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr Aisling O’Boyle

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • 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
Dr Catherine Storey

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Educational Technologies
  • Inclusive Education
  • Developmental Disorders and Challenging Behaviour
  • Developmental Disorders and Communication
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Dr Paul Best

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • 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
Professor Gavin Davidson

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Mental health
  • Health inequalities
  • Human rights
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Dr Gladys Ganiel

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr David Hayes

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • 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
Dr Kathryn Higgins

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Self-harm  - A proposed mixed methods study will appeal to candidates keen to work with a large data set, it utilises data from the Belfast Youth Development Study (BYDS) to advance public health knowledge on self-harm among young people. The Belfast Youth Development Study (BYDS) is a longitudinal cohort study involving over 4000 young people in Northern Ireland – the study spanned ages 11 to 21 years (2001-2011) and included over 40 schools. Over time comprehensive data on substance use, mental health, self-harm, family, schools, neighbourhoods, offending behaviour was Methodology - Phase 1 (quantitative phase) multilevel logistic regression/multilevel models (qualitative phase), the results of the quantitative analysis will be used design an interview schedule which aims to shed light on the nature of the relationship between the predictors and self-harm behaviour.
  • Sexual-health  This project aims to focus on sexual activity indicators and how these are shaped by family context , peers , schools , other risky child behaviours and outcomes in late adolescence and early adulthood.  These aims will be achieved via secondary analysis of the Belfast Youth Development Study (BYDS), a longitudinal cohort study of over 4000 young people form Belfast, Ballymena and Downpatrick. BYDS collected seven sweeps of data over a ten year period (2001-2011) spanning ages 11-21 years
  • Secondary Trauma - The proposed study will use data from the 2018/19 Belfast Youth Development feasibility study (BYDS) which includes a comprehensive range of measures related to trauma and secondary trauma (n = 360). A subsample of these participants (aged 30 years), including those who previously reported a secondary trauma, will be followed up to allow in depth analysis of trauma transmission. 
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Dr Berni Kelly

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Disability studies
  • Transitions to Adult Life
  • Children and young people in care
  • Care leavers
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Dr Mandi MacDonald

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Adoption, kinship care, leaving care
  • Parenting capacity
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Paul McCafferty

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Social work decision-making

 

School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Dr Lorna Montgomery

Open to PhD applications in the field of

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

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Children and young people in care
  • Experiences of care (foster care, kinship care, residential child care, adoption)
  • Outcomes and state care (including education, health and placement types)
  • Children’s rights and social work
  • Relationship based practice
  • Early intervention/prevention regarding children on the edge of care
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Dr Sarah Jankowitz

Open to PhD applications in:

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

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Indigenous language reclamation
  • Bilingual education
  • Language materials in use
  • Critical discourse analysis
  • Polysemiotics
  • Language policy & planning
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Dr Amanda M. L. Taylor-Beswick

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Social work education
  • Digital professionalism in social work and professional education
  • Groupwork in social work education and practice
  • Professional socialization in social work, and professional education
  • Critical digital pedagogy
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Dr Grace Carroll

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Farm animal welfare (pigs, broiler chickens, beef and dairy cattle)
  • Abattoir-based animal welfare assessment
  • Cat welfare
  • The human-animal bond
  • Anthrozoology
  • Evolutionary psychology
  • Development of animal welfare assessment methods
School of Psychology
Dr Aidan Feeney

I welcome applications from students wishing to work on topics related to any of my research interests. I am currently focused on the psychology of relief, future thinking and debt, and cross-cultural differences in essentialist thinking.

School of Psychology
Dr Deborah Wells

Open to PhD applications in:

  • The human animal bond
  • Animal welfare
  • Laterality in animals
  • Pets and human health
School of Psychology
Dr Emma Berry

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Psychosocial adjustment in chronic conditions
  • Arts in health
  • Animals and health
  • Vaccination hesitancy
  • Eating behavior
School of Psychology
Dr Tim Fosker

Open to PhD applications in:

  • The measurement of auditory perception in young children
  • Early precursors to the development of language or literacy
  • Trajectories of neural development for speech and language processing in infancy and early childhood
School of Psychology
Dr Jenny Groarke

Open to PhD applications in: 

  • Arts in health, music health and wellbeing
  • Ageing
  • Psycho-oncology
  • Health behavior change
  • Digital health technologies
School of Psychology
Dr Lisa Graham-Wisener

Open to discuss PhD applications in clinical health psychology. Areas of interest include;

  • Psychosocial intervention development for post-treatment cancer survivors and carers
  • Improving quality of life in advanced illness
  • Public health approaches to palliative care
  • Psychosocial interventions in spinal deformity
School of Psychology
Dr Matthew Rodger

Open to PhD applications in: 

  • Auditory perception in relation to coordination / mobility (including in people with visual impairments or Parkinson’s disease)
  • Auditory augmented feedback in skill acquisition / rehabilitation
  • Skill acquisition in music, particularly in musical improvisation
School of Psychology
Dr Paul Toner

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

School of Psychology
Dr Gülseli Baysu

Open to PhD applications in the field of cultural diversity, immigration and integration, identity politics, educational success and political participation of immigrants and minorities, using a wide range of methods from comparative, multi-level, longitudinal research designs and analyses to experimental and intervention studies.

School of Psychology
Dr Donncha Hanna

Open to PhD applications in;

  • The field of the relationship between physical and mental health
  • Measurement and modelling of trauma and post-traumatic stress
  • The role of shame in mental health.
School of Psychology
Dr Joost Dessing

Open to PhD applications in the field of sensorimotor control, sports movement science, in human-robot motor coordination.

  • Perceptual basis of movement
  • Design of non-viral delivery systems
School of Psychology
Dr Mihalis Doumas

Open to PhD applications in the field of human movement and balance control, multitasking of motor and cognitive tasks and intreventions to improve balance control

  • In healthy, clinical and atypical populations
  • Using neurophysiological techniques including EMG, TMS, tDCS and fNIRS.
School of Psychology
Dr Catherine Reeve

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Canine olfaction
  • Canine cognition
  • Medical alert dogs
  • Well-being of pet owners
  • Collection of biological samples for training dogs
School of Psychology
Professor Rhiannon Turner

Professor Turner is open to PhD applications on any aspect of intergroup contact or intergroup relations, but particularly on:

  • Promoting confidence in contact among school children
  • Developing interventions to promote positive intergroup behaviour
  • Nostalgia and intergroup relations
School of Psychology
Dr Danielle L Blaylock

Open to PhD applications in the field of social, political, and/or peace psychology with special interest in,

  • Design and evaluation of community interventions to promote social cohesion
  • Superordinate, cross-cutting, and alternative forms of identification in divided societies
  • Development and maintenance of cross-group friendships
School of Psychology
Dr Laura K TaylorSchool of Psychology
Dr Martin Dempster

Open to PhD applications that aim to;

  • Modelling the psychological predictors of health-related quality of life via reviews of current literature and primary research
  • Designing and evaluating interventions to enhance quality of life and modify illness and sick-role behaviours.
  • Developing and testing instruments to measure psychological constructs of importance in this area, eg. health-related quality of life

 

Also open to applications that aim to enhance student learning of statistics.

School of Psychology
Dr Will Curran

Open to PhD applications in;

  • Visual motion processing
  • Perceived duration of visual events
  • Identifying cortical loci of motion-induced illusions
  • Role of laughter in social interaction
School of Psychology
Magdalena Rychlowska

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Facial expression of emotion
  • Sensorimotor simulation and facial mimicry
  • Culture and emotion
  • Development of emotional competence
School of Psychology
Dr Wafa Al-Jamal

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Nanopharmaceutical
  • Targeted delivery
  • Smart and novel nanomaterials
  • Exosomes
  • Immunotherapy
  • Tumour microenvironment
  • Nanotoxicology
School of Pharmacy
Dr Niamh Buckley

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Cancer research
  • Personalised medicine
  • Biomarkers
  • Novel treatment options
School of Pharmacy
Dr Roberta Burden

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Protease biology
  • Inhibitor development (small molecule and biological inhibitors)
School of Pharmacy
Dr 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
Dr 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
Dr Fiona Furlong

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Cancer research
  • Chemoresistance and DNA damage
  • Cell and molecular biology
  • Transcriptomics
  • Biomarker development
  • Drug discovery
School of Pharmacy
Professor 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
Professor 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
Dr 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
  • Diagnostic applications. 
School of Pharmacy
Dr Lei Wang

Open to PhD applications in the field of 

  • Isolation structural characterisation and pharmacological evaluation of natural peptides and proteins that have therapeutic potential as lead drug candidates.

     

School of Pharmacy
Dr Mei Zhou

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Natural bioactive peptide discovery
  • Peptide pharmacology
  • Therapeutic peptide design and development
School of Pharmacy
Professor Gavin Andrews

Open to PhD applications 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
Dr Peter Boyd

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Pharmaceutical Materials Science and Formulation
  • Drug Delivery and Biomaterials 
School of Pharmacy
Professor 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
Dr 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
Professor David S. Jones FREng

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Novel bioactive biomaterials as implants
  • Implantable (mucoadhesive) drug delivery systems for application to the oral cavity, vagina and eye
  • Novel engineering strategies for improved medical device and dosage form performance
School of Pharmacy
Dr Vicky 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
Dr Dimitrios Lamprou

Dr Lamprou is always looking for enthusiastic, self-motivated, and talented people who may be interested to study in his laboratory. If you have already secured or would like to apply for your own funding or you are Self-Funded, please contact Dr Lamprou.

School of Pharmacy
Dr Eneko Larraneta

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
Dr 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
Professor Karl 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. 

  • modified release drug delivery systems
  • sustained and controlled release
  • vaginal drug delivery
  • vaginal ring technology
  • polymeric drug delivery devices
  • injection molding and extrusion technologies
  • human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • HIV microbicides
  • antiretrovirals for HIV prevention
  • multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs)
  • mucosal vaccination
  • silicone elastomers
  • polyurethanes
  • ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymers
  • in vitro release testing of drug dosage forms
  • protein drug delivery
  • long-acting contraceptives
  • long-acting injectables
  • 3D-printing of drug delivery systems
  • bacterial vaginosis (BV)
  • estrogen replacement therapy
  • cervical ripening
  • induction of labour
School of Pharmacy
Dr Thakur Raghu Raj Singh

Open to PhD applications in the field of 

  • Small and large molecule delivery using novel platforms such as injectable implants
  • Micro-/nanoparticle
  • Microneedles
  • Medical devices for ocular and transdermal applications.
School of Pharmacy
Dr Yiwei Tian

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Investigation phase behaviours of drug-polymer blends within hot-melt extrusion
  • The thermodynamic and kinetic understanding of drug-polymer binary systems
  • Development of a nanomedicine for visceral leishmanaiasis
School of Pharmacy
Dr Louise Carson

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Biomaterial design, synthesis and characterisation
  • Host-material inflammatory response (cell biology)
  • Microbiological evaluation of biomaterials
School of Pharmacy
Professor 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
Dr Deirdre Gilpin

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Respiratory microbiology and molecular biology
  • Antimicrobial discovery and repurposing.
School of Pharmacy
Dr Nicola Irwin

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Responsive drug delivery
  • Biomaterials
  • Polymer formulation
  • Bacterial-surface interactions
  • Functional coating technologies
School of Pharmacy
Dr Garry Laverty

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Peptide-based materials
  • Drug delivery
  • Biomaterials
  • Antimicrobial drug design
School of Pharmacy
Professor 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
School of Pharmacy
Professor Michael Tunney

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Molecular and sensor based diagnostics for infection with a focus on chronic respiratory diseases
  • Role of the airway microbiome in health and disease
  • Bacterial pathogenesis, antimicrobial resistance and assessment of novel antibiotics and delivery methods.
School of Pharmacy
Dr Laura Sherrard

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Infection and Antimicrobial resistance
  • Materials and Advanced Technologies for Healthcare
School of Pharmacy
Dr Timofey Skvortsov

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • 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
Dr Heather Barry

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Health services research
  • Primary care
  • Prescribing
  • Medicines optimisation
  • Older people
School of Pharmacy
Professor Carmel Hughes

Open to PhD applications in the field of 

  • Primary care,
  • Prescribing
  • Older people
  • Medicines optimisation.
  • Most projects which students undertake are mixed methods in nature i.e. using both qualitative and quantitative approaches. 
School of Pharmacy
Professor James McElnay

Not recruiting new PhD students at present due to senior management role in University.

School of Pharmacy
Dr 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
Professor Tianbao Chen

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Peptide science
  • Antibiotic-resistance
  • Anti-cancer drug development
School of Pharmacy
Dr Mary-Carmel Kearney

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Proprietary Dispensing
  • Responding to Symptoms.
School of Pharmacy
Ms Gail Anderson

Open to MSc applications in the field of

  • Promoting normality in pregnancy
  • Enhancing women’s experience across the trajectory of pregnancy
  • Public health
  • Sexual health
  • Enhancing the student experience
  • Assessment
  • Enquiry based learning
  • Simulation in education and inter-professional education
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Professor Kevin Brazil

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Palliative care
  • Chronic illness
  • Elder care
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Professor Michael Brown

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Healthcare transitions
  • Health and nursing liaison models
  • Social prescribing
  • Mental health legislation and human rights
  • Diabetes and adults with intellectual disabilities
  • Trauma and adults with intellectual disabilities
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Dr Kumaresan Cithambaram
  • Learning disabilities
  • Palliative and end-of-life care
  • Old age and dementia.
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Dr Deborah Coleman

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Care of the older person
  • Primary health care topics
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Professor Donna Fitzsimons

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Chronic disease self-management
  • Preventative cardiology
  • Palliative care in chronic illness
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Dr Karen Galway

Open to PhD/MSc applications in the field of

  • Improving evidence on what works for promotion, prevention and service provision to support good mental health and wellbeing. 
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Dr Anne Grant

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr Maria Healy

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr Loreena Hill

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Management of patients with Chronic Heart Failure
  • Supportive and palliative care, with particular interest in heart failure
  • Decision-making regarding deactivation of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Dr Carmel Kelly

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Sexual health
  • HIV care
  • Developing interventions
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Dr Helen Kerr

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Interventions and evaluations to improve the transition from children’s to adult services
  • Educational interventions for teaching symptom management in undergraduate nursing programmes
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Professor Maria Lohan

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Gender and Health

  •  

    Men, Sexual Health, Reproduction and Parenting

  •  

    Intervention design and evaluation

All methodological approaches welcome.

School of Nursing and Midwifery
Dr Jennifer McGaughey

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr Clare Mc Veigh

Open to PhD/MSc applications in the field of

  • Palliative care
  • Mindfulness meditation
  • The use of digital technology with clinical populations
  • Digital educational interventions to deliver medical and nursing education
  • Non-malignant life limiting diseases
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Dr Gary Mitchell

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • The care of older people
  • Dementia care
  • Palliative care
  • Restrictive practice/restraint
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Dr Helen Noble

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr Peter O’Halloran

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Palliative care
  • Chronic illness
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Dr Gillian Prue

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Professor Joanne Reid

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Cachexia in chronic illness
  • Health services.
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Dr Katherine Rogers

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Bioscience education for healthcare professions
  • Cancer-related projects particularly those with a treatment/pharmacology or epidemiological focus
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Dr Olinda Santin

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr Chantal Ski

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Cardiovascular health
  • Behavioural change
  • Psychosocial intervention
  • Psychometric evaluation.

All methodological approaches welcome

School of Nursing and Midwifery
Professor David R Thompson

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Cardiovascular disease prevention
  • Rehabilitation
  • Psychosocial intervention
  • Health outcome measurement


All methodological approaches welcome

School of Nursing and Midwifery
Dr Breidge Boyle

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • All aspects of neonatal and children's health
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Professor Christine Brown-Wilson

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Mrs Clare Hughes

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Women’s experiences across the childbirth trajectory
  • Diabetes in pregnancy
  • Health promotion
  • Simulation in education
  • Inter-professional education
  • Enquiry based learning
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Dr Claire Kerr

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Paediatric neurodisability
  • Rehabilitation.

 

All methodological approaches welcome.

School of Nursing and Midwifery
Dr Mark Linden

All projects which relate to outcomes for children with neurodisabilities will be considered. Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Neurodisability and the criminal justice system
  • Educational outcomes
  • Concussion/Mild traumatic brain injury
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Dr Fiona Lynn

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • 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
Dr Lynne Marsh

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr Karen McConnellSchool of Nursing and Midwifery
Dr Karen McCutcheon

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Educational research
  • Clinical supervision
  • Curriculum development
  • Nursing leadership
  • Ophthalmic and perioperative practice
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Dr Jennifer McNeill

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Maternal and child health and midwifery specifically in relation to practice, education or improving clinical outcomes
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Dr Patricia McNeilly

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr Oonagh McSorley

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Coping with side-effects of cancer treatment (focus on radiotherapy)
  • Psycho-social aspects of living with cancer
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Ms Catherine Monaghan

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Dementia Care
  • International students' experience of University study in the UK
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Dr Oliver Perra

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr Esther Reid

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Public Health aspects of maternal and child health
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Professor Mark Tomlinson

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Child and adolescent development across the life course
  • Maternal mental health
  • Maternal and child health
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Dr Iseult Wilson

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Chronic musculoskeletal conditions
  • Developing qualitative methodology
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Dr Gillian Carter

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr Susan Clarke

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Regenerative medicine and tissue engineering of bone
  • Orthopaedic research
  • In vitro and in vivo testing of biomaterials for bone repair
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Dr Deepti Adlakha
  • Healthy Places: Understanding the impact of design of cities, public spaces, streets on health and well-being.
  • Active Living: Studying characteristics of walkable environments and influences on health behaviours (physical activity, recreation), travel decisions, commuting mode choices.
  • Sustainable Lifestyles: Promoting the proactive designing of environments that nudge people to make healthier selections while retaining freedom of choice.
  • Urban Transformations: Interventions to provide equitable access to urban infrastructure, amenities, services (e.g., affordable housing, clean water, food, improved sanitation).
School of Natural and Built Environment
Dr Maarten Blaauw

Statistical developments to combine multiple fossil-based reconstructions

Spatio-temporal patterns of rapid environmental change –e.g., Younger Dryas, major Holocene events

School of Natural and Built Environment
Dr Philip Boland

Open to PhD applications that cover the several areas of spatial planning:

  • These include neoliberalism
  • City resilience
  • Place branding
  • Cultural planning
  • Drugs economics
School of Natural and Built Environment
Dr Gemma Catney

Open to PhD applications in the fields of:

  • Ethnic diversity
  • Ethnic residential segregation
  • Eethnic inequalities, particularly in the labour market
  • Spatial inequalities
  • Internal migration
  • Neighbourhood identity and belonging
  • Spatial data analysis
School of Natural and Built Environment
Dr Siobhan Cox

Open to PhD applications in;

  • The field of human health risk assessment (including using oral bioaccessibility testing)
  • Differentiating between contaminant sources
School of Natural and Built Environment
Dr Rory Doherty

Open to PhD opportunities in;

  • Circular Economy
  • Sustainable Remediation of Pollution
  • Restoration of Peatlands
  • Source Apportionment of Pollutants
School of Natural and Built Environment
Dr Welsey Flannery

Open to PhD applications in the field of;

  • Coastal and marine governance
  • Power and planning
  • Environmental governance
  • UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Human dimensions of climate change
School of Natural and Built Environment
Professor Nuala C Johnson MRIA

Open to PhD applications in the fields of political, cultural and historical geography in the following areas:

  • War and social memory
  • Monuments, memorials and public space
  • Nationalism and place
  • Geographies of Natural History/Botany
  • Gender and Geographical/Scientific Knowledge
  • Literature and Place
School of Natural and Built Environment
Professor Greg Keeffe

Open to PhD applications from students in the areas of architecture, planning and urban design who would like to research and design the future city.

  • Energy Futures
  • Food energy water nexus
  • New economies and the city
School of Natural and Built Environment
Dr. M. Satish Kumar

Open to PhD applications across a multidisciplinary perspectives relating colonial and postcolonial studies.

  • Cultural heritage in the context of climate change, political conflict, economic development rapid urbanization and natural hazards.
  • Spatial ordering and the role of civic engagement in cities
  • Changing role of labour market in emerging economies
School of Natural and Built Environment
Professor Chris Lloyd

Open to PhD applications in the fields of population change, spatial data analysis, and historical GIS.

  • Small area population change
  • Segregation and spatial inequalities
School of Natural and Built Environment
Dr Jasna Mariotti

Open to PhD applications in the field of;

  • Architecture and urban planning during socialism and after
  • Urban transformation of post-socialist cities
  • Historical and contemporary intersections of the port and the city, urban transformations of the port-city interface
School of Natural and Built Environment
Dr Agustina Martire
  • Mixed use streets as public spaces
  • Mixed use streets and class segregation
  • Streets and mobility
  • Street representation in architecture and urban design
  • Streets and urban activism
School of Natural and Built Environment
Dr Patrick McGetrick

Open to PhD applications in the fields of, or topics related to:

  • Vehicle-Bridge Interaction
  • Structural Health Monitoring applications, including drive-by bridge monitoring
  • Structural dynamics and damage detection
  • Steel connections
  • Road profile identification and classification

Current Projects: 

  • USI-107: Fly-By Bridge Monitoring (FlyMon) Project: Research
  • USI-096: Advanced Manufacturing and Assembly of Steel Structures (AMASS) Project: Research
  • KTP with IG Masonry Support Systems Ltd - Project: Knowledge Transfer Partnership Project (Innovate UK)
School of Natural and Built Environment
Professor Brendan Murtagh

Open to PhD applications in the field of;

  • Social economics, urban regeneration, contested cities and heritage and memory.
  • Project interests also include social acceptance of energy, community asset ownership and marine spatial planning.
School of Natural and Built Environment
Dr Andrew Newton

Open to PhD applications investigating high latitude/altitude climate changes over long (millions of years) and short (decades) timescales. This may be in the form of geomorphology, GIS, remote sensing, climate variability, or from within the broad scope of physical geography.

School of Natural and Built Environment
Dr Alastair Ruffell
  • Geophysics and remote sensing to inform spatial sampling
  • Optimal methods for investigation of freshwater environments
  • Cretaceous and Triassic palaeoclimates
School of Natural and Built Environment
Professor. Wei Sha

Sustainable Construction Materials

School of Natural and Built Environment
Professor Marios Soutsos

Open to PhD applications in the field of concrete technology:

  • Structural Behaviour of Concrete Block Pavements
  • Impact Resistance of Ultra High Performance Fibre Reinforced Concrete
  • Cementless “Geopolymer” Concrete for Sustainable Construction
  • Ultra High Performance Fibre Reinforced Concrete for Access Floor Tiles
School of Natural and Built Environment
Dr Oliver Dunnett
  • 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
Dr Giuseppina Amato
  • See research focus
School of Natural and Built Environment
Dr Diarmid Finnegan

I am keen to supervise postgraduate research that falls under the following headings:

  • history of geography and geographical ideas
  • historical geographies of knowledge
  • history of science and religion
School of Natural and Built Environment
Professor Keith D Lilley
  • New research includes applications of GIS in the history of cartography, landscape archaeology and history, as well as research in historical geography on surveying and cartography as spatial practices that shaped past landscapes globally. 

School of Natural and Built Environment
Dr Ryan Rabett

The project I am running in Vietnam (see https://sundasia.com/) has supported UG and graduate research, and there remains potential for further projects. While SUNDASIA is near to concluding, further research is planned exploring long-term human impact on tropical karst forest.

School of Natural and Built Environment
Dr Ulrich Ofterdinger
  • As advertised from time to time
School of Natural and Built Environment
Dr Patrick Gleeson
  • Large scale geophysical and remote sensing survey
  • Later prehistoric and medieval landscapes
  • Archaeologies of rulership in Northern Europe
  • Cult Practices and Cult Landscapes
  • Imaging and Imagining cult spaces
  • Funerary Archaeology and Ritual
  • Assembly Places and Practices
  • Material Culture and Economy in Medieval Society
School of Natural and Built Environment
Dr Madjid Karimirad
  • Open to PhD applicants
School of Natural and Built Environment
Dr Linda Fox-Rogers

Open to PhD opportunities in the fields of;

  • Power and politics in planning practice
  • Social dimensions of flood risk management
  • Value capture in urban planning
  • The neoliberalisation of the state and planning
School of Natural and Built Environment
Dr Stephen McKay
  • Planning practice
  • Planning Law
  • Resilience in urban planning
School of Natural and Built Environment
Professor Gerard Hamill

Open to PhD applications from candidates in the field of Civil Engineering (hydraulics and maritime) and Geo-Environmental Science to join teams working in the saline intrusion in coastal aquifers and fluid / structure interaction of scour at bridges under localized flooding.

School of Natural and Built Environment
Dr Gill Plunkett

Open to PhD students in the fields of tephrochronology, palynology, Irish prehistory or wetland archaeology.

School of Natural and Built Environment
Dr Danny McPolin
  • Creation of CLT and design modular construction
  • Development of a marine grade cementitious composite
  • Rapid asset management data capture and processing
School of Natural and Built Environment
Dr Mohammed Sonebi
  • KTP Associate with Tracey Concrete
  • PhD in 3D printing of concrete, bio-based building materials, self-compacting concrete, rheology
School of Natural and Built Environment
Professor Aileen Stockdale

Aileen welcomes PhD enquiries on rural population or planning themes.  These might include:

  • Migration trends
  • Place attachment
  • Rural housing and services
  • Rural economy and society
  • Environmental governance
School of Natural and Built Environment
Dr Stephen McIlwaine

Interested in taking interested PhD students with an interest in one of the below, particularly in application to a developing (non-OECD) country.

  • Environmental and social assessment and risk management
  • Water demand management and policy in water-scarce and non water-scarce environments
  • Waste management - policy, incentives and drivers for behaviour change
  • Consultation and stakeholder engagement during planning, construction and project operation. Social license to operate
  • Sustainable finance, impact investing - how the increasing appetite for 'acceptable' investments can affect project planning and implementation
    Multi-cultural teams, improving teamwork on large international projects
School of Natural and Built Environment
Dr Gul Kacmaz Erk
  • Cinema and the City 
  • Architecture and Film 
  • Architecture and (Voluntary and/or Forced) Migration 
  • Minorities in the City 
  • Refugees and Home 
  • Architectural Space/Public Space/Film space
  • Digital Mapping in the Humanities 
  • Architectural Media and Representation 
  • Architectural Design Education
School of Natural and Built Environment
Dr Emma Allott

Open to PhD applications in the field that

  • Integrate molecular and epidemiological data
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Jaine Blayney

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Technology/platform-agnostic prior knowledge transfer
  • Compositional statistics
  • Pre-clinical model selection/chacterisation
  • Prognostic/predictive subtyping
  • Consensus/meta-clustering
  • Landmark analysis
  • Progression routes from pre-malignancy to cancer
  • Mixed signal deconvolution/convolution
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Cristina Branco

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Metastatic progression
  • Pre-metastatic organ microenvironment
  • Pathophysiology of cancer
  • Microvascular function and tissue regeneration and remodeling resulting from both disease and treatments.
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Karl Butterworth

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Mechanisms of radioresistance
  • Drug radiotherapy combinations
  • In vivo models and small animal radiotherapy
  • Nanoparticle theranostics
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Aidan Cole

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Radiobiology of targeted radionuclides (Radium-223)
  • Clinical trials
  • Stereotactic Radiotherapy
  • Radiation Biology
  • Prostate Cancer
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Vicky Coyle

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Cancer clinical trials
  • Basic scientific and translational investigation of mechanisms of treatment resistance
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr. Lisa Crawford

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Molecular mechanisms involved in dysregulation of the ubiquitin proteasome system in multiple myeloma
  • Identify opportunities for therapeutic intervention.
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Professor David Gonzalez de Castro

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Developing clinical biomarker strategies in cancer
  • Using comprehensive genomic approaches to detect DNA alterations that can provide clinically meaningful diagnostic, prognostic or predictive information.
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Professor Paul Harkin

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • DNA damage repair
  • Transcriptional regulation
  • Mechanisms of sensitivity/resistance to DNA damage based therapeutics
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Jacqueline James

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Digital molecular pathology approaches to characterize the immune contexture of cancers using high quality biosamples
  • Investigating the role of the oral microbiome in cancer risk and malignant transformation
  • Identifying and validating molecular biomarkers for stratification of patients with cancers
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Professor Richard Kennedy

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Characterisation of a molecular group in solid cancers that represents an innate immune response to DNA damage through the STING pathway
  • Development of a gene expression based biomarker panel that can identify pathways related to the hallmarks of cancer and guide patient therapy
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Melissa LaBonte Wilson

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Investigate key processes involved in the underlying biology driving epigenetic alterations
  • Nucleotide metabolism in cancer development
  • Novel drug targeting of these processes through in vitro cell line-based models and in vivo cancer mouse models.
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Professor Daniel Longley

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Cancer biology

  • Cell death

  • Drug resistance

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Darragh McArt

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Integrative analytics & software design
  • Insights into patient heterogeneity AI
  • Machine Learning
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Nuala McCabe

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Characterisation of a molecular group in solid cancers that represents an innate immune response to DNA damage through the STING pathway.
  • Development of a gene expression based biomarker panel that can identify pathways related to the hallmarks of cancer and guide patient therapy.
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Karen McCloskey

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Benign
  • Malignant urolog
  • Ion channels in health and disease
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Simon McDade

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Transcription dysfunction in disease
  • Functional genomics and integrative bioinformatics
  • Identification of novel genomically informed treatment strategies
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Stuart McIntosh

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Improved understanding of tumour initiating events in BRCA mutation carriers
  • Investigation and management of breast cancer risk
  • Development of treatment biomarkers in the pre-surgical setting
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Stephen McMahon

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Proton Relative Biological Effectiveness
  • Intrinsic radiosensitivity
  • The impacts of intercellular communication on radiation responses
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Professor Ian Mills

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Metabolic dysregulation/stress response signaling.
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Professor Ken Mills

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Supernovae physics, kilonovae and developing models for lightcurves and spectra
  • Massive data processing and machine learning
  • Supernovae: observations and models of exotic transients
  • Machine learning and image recognition algorithms
  • Surveying the sky in the time domain – the new era
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Paul Mullan

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Transcriptional control
  • Signal transduction
  • Chromatin remodeling and epigenetics
  • DNA damage signalling
  • Cell Senescence
  • Molecular cell biology
  • Biochemistry
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Nick Orr

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Cancer predisposition genetics
  • Molecular pathology
  • Functional genetics
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Professor Joe O'Sullivan

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Bone-seeking radionuclides in prostate cancer
  • New therapeutics in CRPC
  • Advanced radiotherapy in prostate cancer
  • Genomic stratification in prostate cancer
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Ian Overton

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Systems Medicine
  • Network Biology
  • Precision Medicine
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Eileen Parkes

Open to PhD applications in the field of the

  •  Role of the STING pathway across cancers
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Professor Kevin M. Prise

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Optimization of bone-seeking radionuclides for targeted molecular radiotherapy
  • Defining stem-cell mediated radioresistance in recurrent brain tumours
  • Building a biological-based rationale for the use of particle-based radiotherapies
  • Understanding Radiation-induced bystander and abscopal responses
  • Defining Next generation laser-produced ion-beams for advanced radiotherapy
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Kienan Savage

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Cellular DNA damage response system and its link with cancer development
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Professor Manuel Salto Tellez

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Phenotype
  • Genotype
  • Cancer biomarker development from discovery to clinical adoption
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Professor Christopher Scott

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Nanomedicine
  • Antibody therapeutics
  • Proteases and pancreatic cancer
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Adone Tielenius Kruythoff-Mohd Sarip

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Chromatin remodelers
  • Epigenetics
  • Cancer metastasis
  • Proteomics
  • Molecular cell biology
  • Biochemistry
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Richard Turkington

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr Sandra Van Schaeybroeck

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr Richard Williams

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • MRes project: Development of Novel Cathepsin V inhibitors to Validate role in Breast Cancer
  • MRes project: Testing of Epigenetic Probes in Cancer Immune Cells
  • MRes project: Design, synthesis and SAR exploration of Novel LSD1 inhibitors
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Lesley Anderson

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Cancer epidemiology
  • Autoimmune conditions in particular pernicious anaemia.
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Professor Augusto Azuara-Blanco

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Primary and secondary research on visual disorders
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Finian Bannon

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Simulation
  • Secondary analysis of official cancer statistics
  • Patient-level data accessed within the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry, linkage to the Northern Ireland Longitudinal Study, or Public Health England. 
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Christopher Cardwell

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Epidemiology
  • Pharmacoepidemiology.
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Declan Bradley

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Behavioural science
  • Data science
  • Systems approaches to improving healthcare quality
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Professor Mike Clarke

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Investigate improving the quality and usefulness of trials and reviews

  •  

     

    Conduct health services research more generally

  •  

    Conduct research relevant to humanitarian emergencies.

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Helen Coleman

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Data analysis
  • Epidemiology projects related to oesophageal or colorectal cancer and pre-malignant conditions
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Professor Nathan Congdon

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Strategies to correct and prevent myopia among children in low-resources areas of LMICs
  • Measuring early outcomes in cataract surgery in underserved areas
  • Improved care for complex diseases such as glaucoma and diabetic eye disease in rural Asia
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Sharon Cruise

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Mental health
  • Ageing
  • Co-morbidity/multi-morbidity
  • Social determinants of health/social environment.
  • Subjective well-being
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Professor Michael Donnelly

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Development and evaluation of health services and public health interventions
  • Implementation science and improvement science
  • Integrated health and social services
  • Service organization and delivery
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Ikhlas El Karim

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Harnessing inflammation for repair and regeneration in dental tissues
  • neuronal-immune cells signalling in inflammatory and neuropathic pain
  • Investigate potential links between oral bacteria, systemic inflammation and cardiovascular disease
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Ruth Hogg

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Ophthalmic epidemiology
  • Optometry
  • Vision science
  • Psychophysics
  • Ophthalmology
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Anna T Gavin

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Patient reported outcomes data on 35,000 prostate cancer patients from the UK
  • Excellent data of all cancer patients diagnosed since 1993
  • Databases on premalignant disease and PSA database
  • Stroke registry to be established
  • Possible cardiovascular in future
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Ruth Hunter

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • 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
Professor Frank Kee

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Life-course epidemiology and methods
  • Complex public health interventions
  • Decision sciences.
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Andrew Kunzmann

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Cancer Epidemiology
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Early detection of cancer
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Lynne Lofield

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Design, conduct and evaluation of mixed-methods
  • qualitative research on cancer
  • blindness prevention and pediatric palliative care in LMICs. 
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Aideen Maguire

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Social science
  • Clinical background
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Professor Peter Maxwell

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr Helen McAneney

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Epidemiology
  • Particularly in the areas of rare disease
  • Research methodology
  • Health service research
  • Network analysis
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Noleen McCorry

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Development and implementation of psychological interventions for people with neurodegenerative illness
  • Implementation of quality improvement programs in palliative care
  • Development and implementation of healthcare quality inspection techniques
  • Development and implementation of evidence-based interventions for reduction of loneliness among older people
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Claire McEvoy

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Nutrition and ageing research
  • Particularly projects involving data analysis in cohort studies
  • Clinical/community-based dietary interventions.
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Laura McGowan

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Behaviour change interventions focusing on diet and/or obesity across a range of population groups
  • Obesity management
  • Preconception health for men and women - improving health status before pregnancy
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Bernadette McGuinness

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Dementia research including the role of nutrition and inflammation in neurodegeneration
  • The utility of EEG and MEG in assisting diagnostics
  • Large data analytics projects
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Gareth McKay

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Diabetic complications
  • Biomarker discovery
  • Stratified Medicine
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Gerry McKenna

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Improving oral health for care home residents
  • Exploring links between oral health and nutritional well being
  • Improving care for head and neck oncology patients
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Michelle McKinley

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Weight management before, during and after pregnancy
  • Understanding diet and lifestyle behaviours of different groups
  • Developing and evaluating behaviour change interventions
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Vikki O'Neill

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Discrete choice models.
  • Secondary data analysis.
  • Longitudinal data.
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Dermot O'Reilly

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Administrative data related to ageing, pensions, poverty at older ages

  • Research on looked after children or children known to social services.

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Peter Passmore

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Translational research
  • The conduct of patient assessment and the relation to clinical measures including risk factors and biomarkers in the various dementia syndromes is the main focus.         
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Professor Tunde Peto

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Ophthalmic image analysis
  • Diabetic retinopathy screening
  • Epidemiology of eye diseases in different populations around the world
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Mark Tully

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Physical activity
  • Sedentary behaviour and exercise in schools, workplaces or with older adults
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Professor Jayne Woodside

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Nutrition
  • Particularly dietary intervention studies
  • Projects involving innovative dietary assessment
  • Behaviour change interventions.
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Professor Bronagh Blackwood

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Critical care studies that include studies conducted within and after ICU
  • ICU survivorship
  • Trial methodology studies
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Professor Judy Bradley

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Airway Clearance
  • Exercise and rehabilitation
  • Methods for optimizing clinical trials
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Derek Brazil

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Signal transduction and molecular cell biology
  • Mouse models of disease and drug discovery targeting Grem1
  • Proteins involved in human disease.
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Eric Campbell

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Epithelial biology
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Mei Chen

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Innate immunity
  • Cell and molecular biology
  • Retinal pathophysiology
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Professor Tim Curtis

Open to PhD applications in the field o

  • Microvascular biology and disease
  • Pharmacological
  • Gene therapy-based approaches
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Karim Dib

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • To study the role of the histamine four receptor in the regulation of neutrophil phagocytosis
  • To study the role of acidic pH in the regulation of anti-microbial functions of neutrophils
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Yvonne Dombrowski

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Encompass training in highly skilled laboratory techniques as well as in transferable skills.
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Damian Downey

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Pneumonia
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Guillermo Lopez Campos

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Biomedical informatics (translational bioinformatics and exposome informatics)
  • Integration of clinical and molecular data
  • Analysis and representation of exposome data
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Professor Denise Fitzgerald

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Immunology
  • Neuroscience
  • Stem/Progenitor cell biology
  • Tissue regeneration
  • Neuroinflammation
  • Demyelinating diseases
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Professor Liam Heaney

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Non-adherence in asthma
  • Stratified Medicine / Personalised medicine
  • Health informatics / Health economics
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Beckie Ingram

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Host-pathogen interactions
  • vaccinology
  • pharmacology
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Anna Krasnodembskaya

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • 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
Dr Imre Lengyel

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Multidisciplinary environment to combine molecular, morphological and clinical approaches.
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Fionnuala Lundy

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Infection
  • Pain and inflammation in the oral cavity and upper respiratory tract
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Andriana Margariti

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Multi-disciplinary Centre and acquire training on cutting edge technologies in pluripotent stem cells
  • Molecular biology
  • Cell signaling
  • Coding and non-coding RNAs in the context of diabetes
  • Cardiovascular complications
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Denise McDonald

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Cardiovascular medicine
  • Ophthalmology or regenerative medicine.
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Professor Lorcan McGarvey

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Neuroinflammation and airways disease
  • Early life influences on adult respiratory health
  • Cohort studies in Early COPD
  • Phase II/III Clinical trials in cough, asthma and COPD
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Ronan McMullan

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Clinically-focused research, Relating to improving the diagnosis of serious infection in hospitalised patients, such as diagnostic accuracy studies.
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Reinhold Medina

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Vascular stem cell biology
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Diabetic vascular complications
  • Cellular senescence
  • Angiogenesis
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Aurelie Mousnier

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Proteomics – to identify protein-protein interactions in rhinovirus-infected cells
  • Molecular cell biology/biochemistry – to understand the role of cellular proteins in rhinovirus replication
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Prof Paul Moynagh

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • molecular, cellular, genetic and disease models of inflammation and inflammatory diseases 
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr. Bianca Plouffe

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Pharmacology
  • Spatiotemporal aspects of GPCR signalling
  • Pathophysiology
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Ultan Power

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Respiratory syncytial virus biology, pathogenesis, and vaccines.
  • Paramyxovirus vaccine vectors, in particular Sendai virus.
  • Culture and exploitation of well-differentiated primary human airway epithelium cell cultures.
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr. Gunnar N. Schroeder

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Cellular microbiology of bacterial respiratory pathogens
  • Functional genomics of bacterial virulence factors
  • Subversion of innate immune cells by infection
  • Proteomics approaches to study signaling at the pathogen-host interface
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Bettina Schock

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • epithelial biology
  • pathophysiology
  • biomarkers of diseases
  • bioinformatics
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Murali Shyamsundar

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Lung microbiome
  • Aerosol therapy in critical care
  • Prevention of post-operative pulmonary complications and mechanistic studies to understand pulmonary inflammation and injury.
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr David Simpson

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • MicroRNAs – their role in gene regulation and use as biomarkers

  • Transcriptomics – RNA-Seq, including single cell analysis

  • Microbial DNA sequencing

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Professor Alan Stitt

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Harnessing ECFCs to repair choriocapillaris during geographic atrophy
  • The role of the placental growth factor pathway in age-related retinal disease
  • Metabolic plasticity of retinal cells in ischaemia and the potential to regulate physiological angiogenesis
  • Identifying key molecular mechanisms underpinning ECFC dysfunction in diabetic microvascular disease.
  • Development of vascular stem cell therapy for ischaemic retinopathy
  • Combinatorial cell therapy for reversing tissue ischaemia
  • The potential of iPS cell technology to understand mechanisms underpinning patient responsiveness to anti-VEGF agents for diabetic macular oedema
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Professor Cliff Taggart
  • See SPaRK's page for more information - SPaRK.
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Professor Miguel A. Valvano

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Molecular mechanisms of intrinsic multi-drug antibiotic resistance
  • Biogenesis of the Gram-negative bacterial outer membrane, especially lipopolysaccharide and cell wall peptidoglycan
  • Cellular microbiology of opportunistic  Gram-negative bacterial pathogens in phagocytic cells.
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Chris Watson

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Heart failure, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac remodelling
  • Diabetes, Hypertension, Ischaemia
  • Biomarkers, Epigenetics, Fibrosis
  • Global Health, mHealth
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Sinéad Weldon

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Innate immunity
  • Repair and regeneration
  • MiRNA function
  • Transcriptomics in the field of acute and chronic lung inflammation and disease
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Professor Heping Xu

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Immunology
  • Cell and molecular biology
  • Retinal pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Professor Tim Dornan

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Research can be configured to students’ specific interests, but that depends mainly on candidates’ ability to obtain studentship funding.
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Professor Gerry Gormley

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Simulation based education

  •  

    Medical Education

  •  

    OSCEs

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Nigel Hart

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Medical education in the General Practice setting
  • Transformative learning
  • Safe care and quality improvement in healthcare
  • Novel platforms for medical education
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Jenny Johnston

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Medical education
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Suneil Jain

We need biology, physics and clinical PhDs to work with our large team to analyse clinical trial information and samples with a view to identifying novel predictive and prognostic biomarkers for radiotherapy treatment in prostate cancer.

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Emma Evergren Mills

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr 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
Professor Mary Frances McMullin

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Myeloproliferative neoplasms
  • Investigation the causes of congenital erythrocytosis
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Amy Jayne McKnight

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Genetic-epigenetic-transcriptomic association studies for kidney disease.
  • Multi-omic risk factors for rare disease, and common diseases with a focus in aging populations.
  • Information and communication provision for kidney disease and rare disease(s).
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr. Ving Fai Chan

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Child eye health
  • Low vision, vision impairment and blindness
  • Eye health education
  • Uncorrected refractive error
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Blánaid Hicks

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Health-related sciences

  • Quantitative subject (e.g. statistics) 

  • Pharmacoepidemiology

  • Cancer epidemiology

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr. M. Ali Aravand

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Fibre reinforced composites
  • Nano-enhanced polymers
  • Design and manufacture of composite parts
  • Injection overmoulding
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Dr Marco Geron

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Thermal comfort modelling and analysis in buildings and mass transport systems
  • Numerical modelling of expansion device systems for the aerospace industry
  • Numerical modelling of intra cranial human physiology
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Dr Beatrice Smyth

Open to PhD applications in:

  • 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
Dr Declan Nolan

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Engineering design systems
  • Ssimulation intent
  • Composites simulation techniques
  • Structural analysis methodology
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Professor Fraser Buchanan

Open to PhD applications in bioresorbable biomaterials including:

  • Accelerated test methods for predicting long-term performance of biomaterials
  • Bioresorbable polymers used in orthopaedic and cardiovascular applications, for example PLLA, PGA and various co-polymers
  • Influence of sterilisation technologies on performance of biomaterials
  • Electron beam modification of polymers
  • Calcium phosphate biomaterial
  • Tissue scaffolds via layer-by-layer manufacture
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Dr Trevor Robinson

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Professor Biqiong Chen

Open to candidates with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Polymer Science and Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or another relevant discipline.

School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Dr Dan Sun

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Functional materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Nanotechnology
  • Aircraft manufacturing
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Dr Alex Lennon

Open to PhD applications in the fields of

  • Biomechanics/biomaterials for surgical planning
  • Medical device design/evaluation
  • 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
Dr Zahur Ullah

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Finite elements, meshless and other advanced numerical methods
  • Multi-scale and Multi-physics modelling of advanced composites
  • Damage and fracture mechanics
  • Contact mechanics
  • Error estimation and adaptive analysis
  • Finite deformation and elasto-plasticity 
  • Stochastic finite element method and reliability analysis
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Dr Miryam Arredondo-Arechavala

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Nanomaterials and electron microscopy research
  • Transmission electron microscopy In-situ studies of ferroelectric domains
  • High-resolution quantitative techniques 
School of Mathematics and Physics
Dr Connor Ballance

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • The interface between fundamental atomic physics and astrophysics.
  • Candidates should be also interested in taking first principle fundamental research through to application.
  • High performance computing is a significant component of the work.
School of Mathematics and Physics
Dr David Barnes

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Stable homotopy theory and homotopical algebra
School of Mathematics and Physics
Professor Marco Borghesi

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Advanced schemes for ion- acceleration using lasers
  • Particle radiography of ultrafast plasma phenomena
  • Generation and propagation of collisionless shocks in tenuous plasmas
  • Radiobiology and dosimetry of laser-accelerated ions
School of Mathematics and Physics
Professor Robert Bowman

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Plasmonic and magnetic materials
  • Novel plasmonic materials for applications
  • Artificial and structured magnetic thin films and multilayers
School of Mathematics and Physics
Dr Gabriele De Chiara

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Plasmonic and magnetic materials
  • Novel plasmonic materials for applications
  • Artificial and structured magnetic thin films and multilayers
School of Mathematics and Physics
Dr Daniel Dundas

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Theoretical laser-molecule interactions and the simulation of dynamical transport in nanostructures
School of Mathematics and Physics
Dr Thomas Field

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Plasmas and electron attachment
  • Development of a new electron attachment spectrometer for environmental monitoring
  • Plasmas in conducting and insulating liquids
  • Development of new atmospheric pressure plasma source for medical applications
School of Mathematics and Physics
Professor Alan Fitzsimmons

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Cometary and asteroid observational research
  • Spectroscopy of cometary bodies
  • Spectroscopy and photometry of asteroidal objects
School of Mathematics and Physics
Professor Marty Gregg

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Ferroelectric and multiferroic domains and domain walls
School of Mathematics and Physics
Dr Gleb Gribakin

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Solar physics and cool star research
  • Positron interactions with atoms and molecules
  • Quantum chaos in many-electron atoms and multicharged ions
School of Mathematics and Physics
Dr Myrta Gruning

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • The development and applications of first-principles approaches to electronic and optical properties of materials
School of Mathematics and Physics
Dr Fumin Huang

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Nanophotonics of two-dimensional materials
  • Superresolution optical focusing and imaging in the far field
School of Mathematics and Physics
Dr Thomas Huettemann

Open to PhD applications in the field of

School of Mathematics and Physics
Dr David Jess

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Solar physics research
  • Spectro-polarimetry and inversions of powerfully magnetic sunspot atmospheres; and
  • Tracking the generation, propagation and dissipation of MHD wave modes as they traverse the dynamic atmospheric layers of the Sun
School of Mathematics and Physics
Dr Satyabrata Kar

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • High intensity laser driven ion and neutron sources

 

School of Mathematics and Physics
Dr Ying-Fen Lin

Open to PhD applications in the field of

School of Mathematics and Physics
Dr Martin Mathieu

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Analysis
  • Algebra
  • Topology
School of Mathematics and Physics
Professor Michail Mathioudakis

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Solar physics and cool star research
  • Spectropolarimetry of small-scale structures in the solar atmosphere
  • Radiative hydrodynamic simulations of solar and stellar flares
School of Mathematics and Physics
Dr Raymond McQuaid

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Nanoscale ferroelectric/ferroelastic materials
  • Generation and control of functionally active domain walls in electronic device formats
  • Fundamental studies of heat flow manipulation using domain walls
School of Mathematics and Physics
Professor Mauro Paternostro

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Quantum optics
  • Quantum information
  • Quantum technologies
School of Mathematics and Physics
Dr Florian Pausinger

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Pure and applied mathematics
  • Number Theory, in particular irregularities of distribution of sequences
  • Geometry and Computational Topology, in particular applications of persistent homology to questions in stochastic geometry
School of Mathematics and Physics
Dr Catherine Ramsbottom

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Atomic data generati0on for use in astrophysics, plasma physics and fusion
  • Atomic data for the lowly ionised Fe-peak elements
  • Heavy species relevant for fusion research applications
School of Mathematics and Physics
Professor David Riley

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Fast electron propagation in laser-plasmas
  • Atmospheric plasma jets
  • Laboratory astrophysics
School of Mathematics and Physics
Dr Gianluca Sarri

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Laser and plasma physics
  • Particle acceleration and applications
  • Laboratory astrophysics
  • High-field quantum electrodynamics both from an experimental and theoretical point of view
School of Mathematics and Physics
Dr Stanislav Shkarin

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Perator theory
  • Linear dynamics
  • Subjects related to algebras given by generators and relations 
School of Mathematics and Physics
Dr Petr Siegl

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Spectral properties of Schrödinger operators with complex potentials
  • Edge states in graphene structures
  • Damped and singular systems in mathematical physics
School of Mathematics and Physics
Dr Stuart Sim

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Numerical radiative transfer / spectral modelling for astrophysical explosions and outflows
  • Current particular interests include:
  • Multi-D radiative transfer for supernova explosion models
  • Radiative transfer for outflows from accreting systems
School of Mathematics and Physics
Dr Lorenzo Stella

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Applications from self-funded students interested in numerical modelling of metallic and magnetic nanoparticles for medical application (hyperthermia) are welcome
  • Additional funding may be also available  
School of Mathematics and Physics
Professor Ivan Todorov

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Operator Algebras
  • Abstract Harmonic Analysis
  • Zero-error Quantum Information Theory
School of Mathematics and Physics
Dr Tchavdar Todorov

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • The theory and simulation of transport in nanostructures and non-adiabatic electron-nuclear dynamics in non-equilibrium systems
School of Mathematics and Physics
Dr Gareth A Tribello

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Molecular dynamics and rare events sampling
  • Using dimensionality reduction to understand trajectory data
  • Development of CVs for studying order disorder transitions
School of Mathematics and Physics
Dr Christopher Watson

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Stellar astrophysics and exoplanet research
  • Probing exoplanet atmospheres
  • Mitigating astrophysical noise: Towards the confirmation of Earth-2.0
School of Mathematics and Physics
Dr Mark Yeung

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Coherent XUV/soft X-ray generation from laser interactions and their applications
  • Experimental and/or simulation based projects are possible
School of Mathematics and Physics
Professor Stephen Smartt

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Supernovae physics, kilonovae and developing models for lightcurves and spectra
  • Massive data processing and machine learning
  • Supernovae: observations and models of exotic transients
  • Machine learning and image recognition algorithms
  • Surveying the sky in the time domain – the new era
School of Mathematics and Physics
Dr Salissou Moutari

Not currently accepting applications

School of Mathematics and Physics
Professor Tom Millar

No openings for PhD students at present

School of Mathematics and Physics
Professor Francis Keenan

Not currently taking applications

School of Mathematics and Physics
Dr Jason Greenwood

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Ultrafast Molecular Dynamics/Attosecond Science
  • Chiral Analysis with Femtosecond Lasers
School of Mathematics and Physics
Dr Sparky Booker

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr Ian Campbell

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr Marie Coleman

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of…

  • Irish revolution (1916-21); Politics and society in independent Ireland (post-1921); women in modern Ireland
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Dr Kieran Connell

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Race and immigration
  • Urban history
  • The New Left
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Dr Paul Corthorn

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr Niamh Cullen

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Twentieth century Italian history
  • Sexuality and emotions in twentieth-century (especially southern) Europe
  • The post-war European ‘economic miracle’, 1950s-1970s
  • History of motherhood and infant feeding
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Dr John Cunningham

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Early Modern Ireland
  • Seventeenth-Century Britain
  • History of Medicine
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Dr John Curran

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:

  • Roman history
  • Roman law
  • early Christianity
  • ancient Judaism
  • Greek history
  • Late Antique history.
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Dr James Davis

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Medieval social and economic history
  • Medieval urban history
  • Pre-modern markets and trade
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Dr Aglaia De Angeli

Open to PhD applications in the field 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, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Dr Elaine Farrell

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Nineteenth-century social history
  • Crime history
  • Women’s history
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Professor Peter Gray

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Nineteenth-century Irish history
  • Comparative famine history
  • Pre-Troubles history of Northern Ireland
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Professor Crawford Gribben

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Puritanism, especially John Owen
  • John Nelson Darby
  • Contemporary American evangelicalism
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Dr Leonie Hannan

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr Andrew R. Holmes

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr Tom Hulme

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr Brian Kelly

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • 19th and 20thc. African American history
  • US labour and social history
  • History of the American Left
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Dr Jon Kuyper

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of…

  • International relations theory
  • Global ethics
  • Democratic theory
  • Climate change and sustainable transitions
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Professor Fearghal McGarry

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Modern Irish history
  • Politics and culture in 20th century Ireland
  • Commemoration and historical memory
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Dr Ashok Malhotra

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • History of Imperial Science in India
  • Nutritional Science History
  • British literary representations of India
  • Missionary Networks of Print
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Professor Christopher Marsh

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Early modern British history, particularly social and cultural history
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Dr Eric Morier-Genoud

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Emma Reisz

I welcome PhD applications from students in Asian, imperial, transnational or world history. Through the Robert Hart Project, we have a particular concentration of research into Sino-Western relations. I am also keen to work with students around public history, digital methods or innovative methodologies.

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:

  • Sino-Western relations and trade
  • Imperial and transnational history
  • Photography in Asia
  • Ireland and empire
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Professor Sean O'Connell

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Oral history
  • Working class community (including deindustrialisation)
  • Gender history
  • Social history of Belfast since Partition
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Dr Sinead O'Sullivan

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Carolingian history
  • Early medieval intellectual history
  • Glossing studies
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Dr Milan Pajic

Open to PhD applications in the fields of…

  • Late medieval history of Britain, Ireland and Europe
  • Occupational structure
  • Migration
  • Revolts
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Dr Laura Pfuntner

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Roman history
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Dr Olwen Purdue

Open to PhD applications in the field 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, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Professor Diane Urquhart

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:

  • Irish gender and women’s history in the modern period
  • Gender legal history especially relating to marriage and its dissolution
  • Reform movements
  • Modern Irish politics
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Dr Keira Williams

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Twentieth-Century U.S. History
  • Gender Studies
  • African American Studies
  • U.S. Cultural Studies
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Prof Dominic Bryan

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr Jonathan A. Lanman

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Cognitive Anthropology of Religion & Ritual
  • Cognitive Anthropology of Atheism
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Professor Fiona Magowan

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr Paulo Sousa

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of…

  • Cognitive Anthropology
  • Psychology
  • Experimental Philosophy
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Dr Maruska Svasek

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of…

  • Material Production and Art
  • Migration and Transnationalism
  • Emotions and Affect
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Dr Ioannis Tsioulakis

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of…

  • 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
Dr Hugh Turpin

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of…

  • Secularisation, atheism, non-religion and related topics
  • Cognitive and social anthropology of religion
  • Anthropology of morality
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Dr Joseph Diekemper

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Space and time
  • Properties
  • Events
  • Persons
  • Divine attributes
  • Divine foreknowledge and human freedom
  • Theological anthropology
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Dr Joe Morrison

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • 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
Dr Fabian Schuppert

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Intergenerational justice
  • Social egalitarianism
  • Republicanism
  • Climate ethics
  • Risk ethics
  • Moral responsibility
  • Social norms
  • Global justice
  • Moral free-riding
  • Natural resource governance
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Dr Jeremy Watkins

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr Tom Walker

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Medical ethics
  • Public health ethics
  • Ethics and new technologies
  • Ethics and risk
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Dr Timofey Agarin

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Interplay of social and institutional change in postcommunism in issue areas of non-discrimination
  • Minority protection
  • Migration
  • Civil society
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Dr Stefan Andreasson

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Professor John Barry

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • 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
Dr Michael Bourne

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Weapons politics and arms control
  • Materialities of violence and security
  • Border control
  • Surveillance and sensory politics
  • Critical security theories
  • New materialism, Science and Technology and post-humanisms
  • Interdisciplinary projects
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Dr Keith Breen

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr Shane Brighton

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Critical war studies
  • Sociological and postcolonial approaches to armed conflict
  • Society, identity and security
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Professor Richard English

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Irish politics and history
  • the politics and history of nationalism
  • political violence and terrorism
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Dr Elodie Fabre

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Professor John Garry

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Voting behaviour and public opinion
  • Deliberative mini-publics
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Dr Viviane Gravey

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Brexit and public policy (environment, agriculture, etc.)
  • Environmental Policy in the European Union  
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Dr Heather Johnson

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Professor Debbie Lisle

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr Muiris MacCarthaigh

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Irish Government and Politics
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Local Government
  • Public Sector Reform
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Dr Cillian McBride

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of…

  • Ethics and politics of recognition
  • Republicanism
  • Democratic theory
  • Contemporary Critical Theory
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Prof Cathal McCall

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Border Studies,
  • cross-border cooperation
  • conflict  and conflict transformation
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Professor Lee McGowan

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr Peter McLoughlin

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Professor Beverley Milton-Edwards

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Middle East Politics (small and big P)
  • Political Islam
  • Security and Conflict
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Professor Alister Miskimmon

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr Julie Norman

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr Margaret O'Callaghan

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Modern Irish history and politics/the politics of Irish literature
  • The politics of commemoration
  • British high politics and Ireland
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Professor David Phinnemore

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr Christopher Raymond

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Social cleavages
  • Elections and voting behaviour
  • Party systems
  • Political parties
  • Parliamentary politics
  • Representation
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Dr Andrew Thomson

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Violence, Terrorism and Security
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Professor Graham Walker

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr Jim Donaghey

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Anarchist Studies
  • Radical leftist and post-leftist politics (autonomism, anti-fascism, queer activism, anti-speciesism)
  • DIY (Do-It-Yourself) and anti-capitalist production praxes
  • Social Movement Studies (squatting, animal liberation, grassroots trade-unionism)
  • Punk Studies
  • Alternative media
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Dr 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
Dr Hamza Shakeel

PhD projects are available in the following areas

1. Development of Highly Sensitive Chemical Detection Platform
2. In-situ Characterization of Nanomaterials
3. Internet of Things based Calibrated Low Cost Pollution Monitoring Sensor Network

School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Professor Neil Robertson

• Machine learning
• Computer Vision
• Face Recognition
• Medical data processing

School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Dr Ayesha Khalid
  • Efficient hardware accelerators (FPGAs, VLSI) for Lattice based cryptography
  • Efficient and secure cryptographic software for embedded platforms.
  • Cryptanalytic vulnerabilities and countermeasures for Post Quantum cryptography
  • Side channel analysis (SCA) attacks for cryptographic hardware
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Dr Muhammad Ali Babar Abbasi

Happy to do research from device physics level to system level in the field of high frequency electronics, antennas and RF-front end.

School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Dr Richard Gault

Welcome collaboration to develop and implement multidisciplinary research proposals, particularly in the areas surrounding sensory systems. Open to PhD applications in the areas of machine learning and intelligent systems.

School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Dr Jinguang Han
  • Lattice-based anonymous credential
  • Distributed authentication in blockchain
  • Identity management using distributed ledger technology (DLT)
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Dr Hien Quoc Ngo

I am looking for UK/EU candidates interested in pursuing a PhD thesis in wireless communications theory, in particular in massive MIMO, and cell-free massive MIMO systems.

School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Dr David Cutting

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Academic and industry around understanding and evolving software
Queen's Management School
Dr 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, and Energy Conversion are welcome to be discussed
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Professor 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
Dr Desmond Greer

Open to PhD applications in the field of 

  • Software engineering including Automated Software Refactoring
  • Requirements Engineering and Evolution
  • Software Evolution prediction
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Dr Georgios Karakonstantis

Open to PhD applications in the field of 

  • Power and reliability characterisation and machine learning based modelling  of processors and memories
  • Energy-efficient software, hardware design schemes for dependable/secure systems
  • Accelerators (FPGAs, co-processors) in Cloud and Edge environments
  • Cross-layer approximate computing based techniques
  • Circuits and systems for multimedia, communications and machine learning applications 

Open PhD projects:

School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Dr Youngwook Ko

Open to PhD applications in the field of 

  • DEL PhD studentships: to cover tuition fees and a maintenance grant for three years.
  • If you are interested in his research to do the thesis as a PhD student, please email your resume in relation to communications and signal processing or related areas, as appropriate. He will get back to you if there are common research interests.
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Dr Xueqin Amy Liu

Open to PhD applications in the field of 

  • 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
Dr Vien Ngo

Open to PhD applications in the field of 

  • Machine learning, robotics, planning
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Dr Michalis 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
Dr 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
Dr Carlos Reano

Open to PhD applications in any field of

  • 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
Dr Sandra Scott-Hayward

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr Hans Vandierendonck

Prospective students with an interest in high-performance computing, runtime systems and compilation, or performance and scalability aspects of data analytics, in particular graph analytics, are welcome to apply.

I am moreover developing an interest in blockchain technology.

School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Dr Maarten Van Walstijn

Dr Van Wakstijn's 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
Professor 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
Dr Dmitry Zelenchuk

Open to PhD applications in the field of 

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

Any system related aspect of parallel and distributed systems, including:

  • Fog and Edge computing
  • Cloud computing
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Dr Anna Jurek-Lougherey

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Machine Learning in Precision Medicine
  • Computational Methods for Online Fake News Detection
  • Machine Learning for Heterogeneous Data Analysis
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Dr Charles James Gillan

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • KTP and FUSION projects
  • EPSRC projects
  • H2020 projects
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Dr Chongyan Gu

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Physical Unclonable Functions (PUFs)

  • Approximate computing for hardware security

  • Hardware security techniques for the Internet of Things (IoT)

  • Machine learning attack resistant hardware security solutions

School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Deepak Padmanabhan

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Fake News Detection

  • Fairness and Ethics in Machine Learning

  • Spatio-Temporal Data Analytics

School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Dionysios Athanasopoulos

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Mobile apps and Fog computing
  • Automated engineering of mobile apps (e.g., app design, maintenance, review analysis)
  • Design principles/patterns and micro-services
  • Web APIs and mobile apps
  • Distributed frameworks for direct democracy
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Dr Kieran McLaughlin

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Cyber security for Industrial Control Systems (ICS), smart grid and SCADA networks

  • Network forensics for smart grid and ICS

  • Secure cloud platforms for smart grid and ICS

  • Information Centric Networking (ICN): cyber security aspects and application to ICS

  • Network intrusion detection

School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Professor Maire O'Neill

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Practical post-quantum cryptography

  • IoT Device Authentication - Physical Unclonable Functions (PUFs)

  • Side Channel Analysis (SCA)

  • Cryptographic Hardware & Software Architectures

School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Professor Seán McLoone

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Deep learning for automated visual inspection
  • Intelligent systems techniques for improving manufacturing competiveness
  • Evolving Intelligent Behaviour in Cooperating Robots
  • Flexible automation and cobotics
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Dr Stylianos Assimonis

Seeking highly motivated and brilliant graduate students with interests in Wireless Sensing and Internet of Things, Intelligent Metasurface Panels and/or Wireless Power Transfer and RF Energy Harvesting.

School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Dr Son T Mai

Open to PhD applications in the fields of

  • Data Mining

  • Machine Learning

  • High Performance Computing

  • Data Mining and Machine Learning applications in neuroscience, medicine, public health, transportation, etc.

School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Youcheng Sun

Open to PhD applications in the fields of

  • Trustworthy AI
  • Testing and verification of deep neural networks
  • Explainable AI
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Dr Moritz Hahn
  • very large or infinitely large models
  • parametric and interval Markov models
  • stochastic parity games
  • stochastic hybrid (discrete-continuous) systems
  • efficient algorithms for deciding linear time logic properties
  • quantum Markov models
  • learning of Markov models
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Professor Steven E.J. Bell

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Research centred on the major strands of current research including Raman spectroscopy, nanostructured materials, nanoparticle synthesis, medical diagnostics, environmental monitoring, food analysis, phototherapy, forensics, applications of surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy.
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Dr Stephen Cochrane

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Antibiotic synthesis
  • Antimicrobial peptide synthesis
  • Development of novel enzyme probes
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Professor AP de Silva

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Fluorescent sensors
  • Supramolecular chemistry
  • Molecular logic
  • Molecular machines and devices
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Dr Paul Dingwall

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Elucidation of reaction mechanism
  • Rationally improving catalysis using first principles understanding
  • Expanding scope and application of catalytic transformations.
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Professor Alexandre Goguet

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Catalysis
  • Reaction Engineering
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Professor John Holbrey

I am open to PhD applications across all aspects of the development of ionic liquids for sustainable and green chemistry applied to catalysis, separations, and energy applications, and in the use of neutron scattering/isotopic substitution to study disordered (liquid and glassy) materials.

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Dr Panagiotis Manesiotis

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Research centred on the major strands of current research including molecularly imprinted polymers, nutrient recovery and sustainability and sensors.
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Dr Haresh Manyar

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Heterogeneous Catalysis
  • Ionic liquids
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Biomass valorisation
  • Selective Hydrogenations
  • Oxidations, Alkylations and Esterification processes
  • Batch and continuous flow processes
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Dr Andrew C. 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
Dr Danai Poulidi

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Electroceramics

  • Magnetic nanoparticles

  • Catalytic membrane reactors

  • Heterogeneous catalysis

  • Solid state electrochemistry

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Professor Paul J Stevenson

This research area is idea for candidates, with a chemistry background, who want to develop their skills as synthetic organic chemists. Experience in robust methodology development and incorporating this into the design of efficient chemical synthesis will be the key goal. Candidates will gain experience in compound purification and characterisation by modern techniques

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Dr Jillian Thompson

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Liquid and gas phase catalytic reactions

  • Pollution remediation particularly for renewable energies

  • Using batch and continuous flow reactors for API manufacture

  • Understanding catalysis using structure - activity relationships

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Dr Mark Muldoon

Open to PhD applications related to

  • Catalysis and sustainable methods in chemistry

Projects could involve fundamental studies, e.g. discovery of new catalysts and detailed mechanistic investigations of catalytic reactions. Projects could also invole more applied aspects (e.g. continuous flow processes) and collaboration with industrial partners.

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Dr Gareth Arnott

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Animal behaviour
  • Welfare
School of Biological Sciences
Dr Martina Bozzola

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Agricultural economics (decision making under risk, technology adoption, food and nutrition security)
  • Climate change economics (climate change adaptation and mitigation in the agri-food sector)
  • Sustainable value chains (with focus on the agri-food sector)
  • Economics of wildlife management and wildlife trade
  • Applied Econometrics
School of Biological Sciences
Dr Paul Caplat

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Ecology
  • Address practical conservation issues,
  • In systems as varied as boreal forests,
  • Irish pastures,
  • Arctic mountains
  • Cities. 
School of Biological Sciences
Dr Tancredi Caruso

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Experiments that test general ecological theory on soil organisms
  • Also open to Plant/Soil projects with a more applied focused
School of Biological Sciences
Dr Simone Cerroni

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Consumers’ preferences for safe, healthy and environmental sustainable diets
  • Farmers’ behaviour towards technology adoption, adaptation and mitigation to climate change
  • Beliefs, risk and ambiguity preference elicitation using economic experiments
  • Methodological issues related to experimental auctions, contingent valuation and discrete choice experiments – for example incentive compatibility
School of Biological Sciences
Dr Keith Farnsworth

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Supernovae physics, kilonovae and developing models for lightcurves and spectra
  • Massive data processing and machine learning
  • Supernovae: observations and models of exotic transients
  • Machine learning and image recognition algorithms
  • Surveying the sky in the time domain – the new era
School of Biological Sciences
Professor Mark Emmerson

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Exploring the role of biodiversity in driving the stability of communities using a mixture of experiments and modelling approaches.
  • Marine, freshwater and terrestrial systems can be explored.
School of Biological Sciences
Professor Peter Leavitt

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Effects of agricultural practices and urbanization on water quality in freshwater and coastal ecosystems.
School of Biological Sciences
Dr Hansjoerg Kunc

In addition to our ongoing research programme we are happy to collaborate with other scientists, at all career stages, to study the wonderful and exciting world of animal behaviour.  

School of Biological Sciences
Dr Deepak Kumaresan

Open to Ph.D. applications from those having at least a 2.1 degree (or equivalent) in a biological or biochemistry or microbiology or environmental science subjects. Also open to support fellowship applications. 

School of Biological Sciences
Professor Paulo A. Prodöhl

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Local adaptation
  • Taxonomy and phylogeography
  • Landscape genetics
  • Genetic diversity, population connectivity, genetic tagging
  • Genetic consequences of deliberate/accidental introductions of culture fish on wild populations
  • GSI
  • Identification of QTLs;
  • Identification/delimitation of conservation and management units.
School of Biological Sciences
Dr Neil Reid

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Conservation Biology, Ecology, Zoology or Environmental Science (or allied subjects) with an interested in policy-relevant evaluation of conservation strategies e.g. agri-environment schemes
  • Conservation ecology especially in the tropics (rainforest biomes)
  • Applied ecology (particularly of farmland species or non-native biological invasions) or development of methods in biodiversity monitoring and surveillance (with an emerging interest in the use of Artificial Intelligence i.e. neural networks for camera trap or satellite image analysis (including Geographic Information Systems) or soundscape audio analysis). Please read my online profile before approaching.
School of Biological Sciences
Dr Michael Scantlebury

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Energy expenditure, metabolism and resting metabolic rate.
  • Behavioural Ecology, cooperative breeding and the evolution of breeding systems.
  • The physiology and evolutionary ecology of organisms, with particular emphasis on thermoregulatory adaptations to the environment.
  • Interactions between energetics, life history strategies and disease.
  • Use of physiological techniques for implementing practical conservation.
School of Biological Sciences
Dr Julia Sigwart

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Supernovae physics, kilonovae and developing models for lightcurves and spectra
  • Massive data processing and machine learning
  • Supernovae: observations and models of exotic transients
  • Machine learning and image recognition algorithms
  • Surveying the sky in the time domain – the new era
School of Biological Sciences
Dr Marie Cantwell

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Analysis of dietary intake data within large cohorts and RCTs
  • Development of interventions to promote long term behaviour change
  • Nutrition intervention studies examining clinically relevant endpoints
  • Developing evidence based guidelines through systematic reviews and meta-analyses of dietary intake and cancer risk/progression
  • Collaboration with NI Biobank to examine the relationship between nutrition/obesity related molecular markers in tumour tissue and cancer progression.  
School of Biological Sciences
Dr Cuong Cao

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Synthesis and fabrication of optically-active materials using both top-down and bottom-up approaches to provide high quality plasmonic nanomaterials for biosensing.  
  • Development of nanoplasmonics-based biosensing platforms, including but not limited to SPR, LSPR, SERS, and particle-based detections.
  • Development of point-of-care analyses: we aim to incorporate and transfer molecular diagnostic techniques and nanoplasmonic transducers on to compact lab-on-a-chip formats.
School of Biological Sciences
Professor Moira Dean

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • global food integrity
  • nutrition and health
  • how we’ll feed the world’s growing population in a sustainable, cost-effective and environmentally friendly way.
School of Biological Sciences
Professor Chris Elliott

We are always keen to recruit researchers with skills that match our research focus and students who want to work in a highly multidisciplinary team. We work with industry, governmental organisations and other university nationally and internationally.

School of Biological Sciences
Dr Brian D Green

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • 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
Dr Tassos Koidis

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • 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
Professor Rudolf Krska

PhD and Post-doc opportunities are constantly available. Please, get in touch with me, if interested in conducting research on the topics mentioned above.

School of Biological Sciences
Dr Danielle McCarthy

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Exploring societal engagement, knowledge and trust in food production and its impact on educational and health outcomes.  
School of Biological Sciences
Professor Andrew Meharg

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Pollutant fluxes into & out of ecosystems
  • How organisms are exposed to contaminants
  • How those contaminants are assimilated & metabolized
  • Adaptive strategies to avoid/detoxify contaminants.
School of Biological Sciences
Dr Caroline Meharg

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Supernovae physics, kilonovae and developing models for lightcurves and spectra
  • Massive data processing and machine learning
  • Supernovae: observations and models of exotic transients
  • Machine learning and image recognition algorithms
  • Surveying the sky in the time domain – the new era
School of Biological Sciences
Dr Mark Mooney

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • 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
Dr Anne Nugent

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Understanding how the foods we consume can influence our health and what we can do to make them more healthful.
School of Biological Sciences
Professor Niamh O'Connell

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Developing ‘bird-directed’ environmental enrichment strategies for broiler chickens
  • Biosecurity and dairy cow lameness
  • Development of abbatoir-based and on-farm welfare measures
School of Biological Sciences
Professor Helen Roche

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  •  Understanding if/how the foods/nutrients consumed influence human health, with a view to advancing understanding in relation to the mechanistic and evidence base.
School of Biological Sciences
Dr Qiaozhu Su

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Insulin resistance, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Cardiovascular disease and inflammatory bowel disease
School of Biological Sciences
Professor Lynn Vanhaecke

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Biofluid metabolomics for discovering biomarkers for diet-related conditions.
  • Tissue metabolomics and DNA adductomics to unravel the link between meat consumption and Western diseases.
  • Environmental metabolomics to study environmental contamination.
  • Food metabolomics as a means to determine food safety and quality.
School of Biological Sciences
Professor Saskia van Ruth

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Risk management and prevention strategies
  • Physics-based detection strategies
  • Foods and social corporate responsibility
School of Biological Sciences
Dr Paul Williams

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Biogeochemistry
  • Global food security
School of Biological Sciences
Professor Chris Allen

Open to PhD applications with preferably 1st class honours in the field of

  • Microbiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics or a related discipline (or equivalent, including other research experience)
School of Biological Sciences
Dr Louise Atkinson

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Exploitation of the human gastrointestinal nematode Strongyloides stercoralis for advanced functional genomics studies (CRISPR/Cas9) of parasite biology.
School of Biological Sciences
Professor Chris Creevey

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Bioinformatic analyses
  • in vitro and in vivo experiments
School of Biological Sciences
Dr Johnathan Dalzell

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Transcriptomics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Reverse genetics
  • Plant transformation
  • Behavioural assays
  • Molecular biology techniques
School of Biological Sciences
Dr Geoffrey Gobert

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Chistosome calcium homeostasis and drug design
  • Microbiomes and helminths
  • Schistosome induced hepatic disease
  • Helminth tegumental structure/function. 
School of Biological Sciences
Dr Bobby Graham

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Proteomics based mass spectrometry to the fields of Microbiology, Pathogens, Parasitology, Pharmacology, Biotechnology and human health.
  • Defining the molecular aetiology of host pathogen interactions within the gut.
School of Biological Sciences
Professor Irene R Grant

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Microbiology
  • Food Microbiology
  • Microbial Biochemistry
School of Biological Sciences
Dr Christopher Law

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Understanding the structure-mechanism relationship of membrane proteins
  • Exploiting knowledge of fundamental protein biochemistry for novel applications in elite sports
School of Biological Sciences
Dr Nikki Marks

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • The detection and monitoring of infectious diseases
  • The work encompasses the monitoring of farm animals for parasitic infections
  • Develop detailed understanding of animal behaviour and to exploit these tools and data to determine infection status to inform disease management and control. 

Additionally, we use advanced thermography as a tool for the early detection of key inflammatory conditions.

School of Biological Sciences
Professor Aaron Maule

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Biological/veterinary/medical science
  • Infectious disease
  • Parasitology
  • Functional genomics
  • Exploitation and development of new ‘omics’ technologies for drug discovery/disease control. 
School of Biological Sciences
Professor John McGrath

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • The biogeochemistry of microbial phosphorus and organophosphorus cycling in the marine, freshwater, terrestrial, agri-food and engineered
  • Development of biological and chemical approaches for the removal and/or recovery of high-value compounds from waste eg. phosphorus, ammonia, volatile fatty acids, formaldehyde, herbicides etc)
School of Biological Sciences
Professor Geoff McMullan

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Proteomics to resolve microbial questions
School of Biological Sciences
Professor Eric Morgan

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Building and testing predictive models of parasite infection patterns in grazing animals
  • Selective intervention against parasites in livestock to support production and livelihoods
  • Parasite transmission at the wild-domestic interface
  • Lungworm and ascarid infections in dogs, cats and wild canids
School of Biological Sciences
Dr Angela Mousley

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Identification and priortisation of novel control targets within the neuropeptidergic system of nematodes
  • Development of functional genomics platforms for control-target validation.
School of Biological Sciences
Dr Mark Robinson

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Peptidases
  • Immunomodulators 
  • Extracellular vesicles
School of Biological Sciences
Professor Gary Hardiman

I am open to PhD applications from individuals holding or expecting to hold at least a 2.1 degree (or equivalent) in the fields of

  • Computer science
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Marine biology

A strategy for obtaining funding for a PhD is required. Applicants should be interested in computational biology approaches, multi-omics data integration and systems and network biology.  

School of Biological Sciences
Dr Linda Stewart

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Development of rapid diagnostics for the detection of bacterial pathogens  
  • The microbiome
  • Antimicrobial resistance and the discovery of novel antimicrobials
School of Biological Sciences
Dr Julianne Megaw

Open to PhD applications from those holding, or expecting to hold, at least a 2.1 degree (or equivalent) in microbiology or related life science, with an interest in

  • Archaeal microbiology
School of Biological Sciences
Dr Daniel Pincheira-Donoso

Open to PhD applications from those with at least a 2.1 degree (or equivalent) in the areas of

  • Ecology
  • Evolutionary biology
  • Macroecology
  • Climate change
  • Conservation
School of Biological Sciences
Dr Simon Cameron

I am open to students (any level) interested in research within my group and would welcome email enquiries outlining your past research experience, how your interests align with my group, and a potential project you would be interested in exploring.

School of Biological Sciences
Dr Konstantin Panov

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Transcription
  • Epigenetic
  • Signalling
  • Cancer
School of Biological Sciences
Dr Isabella Capellini

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Biological invasions
  • Reproduction and parental care
  • Sleep ecology
School of Biological Sciences
Dr Ben C 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
Dr Jason Chin

I’d welcome PhD applications from those who have, or expect to have, at least a 2.1 degree or equivalent in microbiology, biochemistry or related areas, particularly with an interest in:

  • Microbial nutrient cycling and biogeochemistry, particularly of phosphorus and nitrogen
  • Marine or freshwater microbiology and microbial ecology
  • Microbial biochemistry
School of Biological Sciences
Dr Alex Murray

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Decadence and Aestheticism
  • Oscar Wilde; Modernism
  • Literature and place
  • The politics of literary form
  • Literary theory
School of Arts, English and Languages
Professor 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
Dr Derek Johnston

Open to PhD applications in:

  • 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
Dr 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
Dr Simon Statham

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Critical discourse analysis
  • Language of crime
  • Language in the media
  • Language and the law
  • Language and literature (stylistics)
School of Arts, English and Languages
Dr Marcas Mac Coinnigh

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr Steven Wilson

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Nineteenth-century French literature and questions of medicine, gender and/or religion
  • Modern (19th/20th/21st-century) French illness/patient narratives
  • French literature and illness, disease, pain; French Thanatology
  • Literary representations of medical practice, care and experience
School of Arts, English and Languages
Dr Tori Holmes

Open to PhD applications in;

  • Digital culture in Brazil/Latin America
  • Representation of urban Brazil (particularly Rio de Janeiro/favelas)
  • Contemporary Brazilian audiovisual production (especially documentary)
  • Urban violence in Brazil
  • Brazilian/Latin American cultural studies
  • Critical data studies
  • Digital ethnography
School of Arts, English and Languages
Professor Isabel Torres

Open to PhD applications across the broad spectrum of early modern Spanish literature /culture. The following fields are indicative: Early Modern Spanish poetry /poetics Lyric: theories / practice

Golden Age 'comedia' Legacy / reception of the Classics Cervantine Studies Comparative Literature

School of Arts, English and Languages
Dr Trevor Agus

Open to PhD applications in the field of 

  • Psychoacoustics of mixing
School of Arts, English and Languages
Dr Sian Barber

Open to PhD applications in the field of 

  • British film history
  • Film censorship
  • Film controversy
  • Audiences
School of Arts, English and Languages
Dr Stefano Baschiera

Open to PhD applications in the field of 

  • Italian cinema
  • European Screen Industries
  • Film and space
  • New Wave cinema
  • Film distribution
School of Arts, English and Languages
Dr Piotr Blumczynski

Professor Blumczynski welcomes 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
Dr Fran Brearton

Open to PhD applications in the field of 

  • Modern poetry
  • 20th century war writing
  • Modern Irish literature
  • Modernist literature
School of Arts, English and Languages
Professor Mark Thornton Burnett

Open to PhD applications in the field of 

  • Global Shakespeare
  • Early Modern Literature and Culture
  • Shakespeare and Film
School of Arts, English and Languages
Professor Janice Carruthers

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • French Sociolinguistics
  • Variation
  • The Structure of Spoken French
  • Temporality in French and Language Policy
School of Arts, English and Languages
Dr Dominique Jeannerod

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Popular Cinema
  • French Thrillers
  • Literary Celebrity
School of Arts, English and Languages
Dr Victoria Durrer

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • 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
Dr Leontia Flynn

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Poetry
  • Creative writing
School of Arts, English and Languages
Dr Garrett Carr

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Creative Non-Fiction
  • Fiction
  • Young Adult Fiction
School of Arts, English and Languages
Dr Sue-Ann Harding

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Professor Moyra Haslett

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr Chen-En Ho

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr Tori Holmes

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
School of Arts, English and Languages
Professor David Johnston

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Translation, Interpretation and Representation
School of Arts, English and Languages
Dr Edel Lamb

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr Stefanie Lehner

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr Philip McGowan

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr Leon Litvack

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Dickens studies
  • 19th-century British writers
  • 19th-century Irish literature and culture
  • 20th-century Irish literature
  • Modern post-colonial fiction & 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
Dr Justin Livingstone

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • 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
Dr Tim Loane

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Writing for screen
  • Writing for theatre
School of Arts, English and Languages
Dr Jane Lugea

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr Marcas Mac Coinnigh

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr Jimmy McAleavey

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Playwriting for stage and radio
  • Screenwriting
School of Arts, English and Languages
Dr Sarah McCleave

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • G.F. Handel
  • Thomas Moore
  • London theatre history (c.1725-1825)
  • Music in Ireland (c. 1750-1850)
  • 19th-century book trade
School of Arts, English and Languages
Dr Gail McConnell

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Contemporary Poetry
  • Modern Irish and British poetry
  • Poetics
  • She supervises students undertaking both critical and creative projects in poetry
School of Arts, English and Languages
Dr Aoife McGrath

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr Maria Tavares

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Postcolonial literatures and film from Portuguese-speaking Africa
  • Gender Studies
  • Representations of Female Heroism
School of Arts, English and Languages
Dr Ricki O’Rawe

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr Miguel Ortiz

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Digital Instrument Design and Performance Practice
  • Technology Mediated Composition
School of Arts, English and Languages
Professor Glenn Patterson

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Creative Writing Prose
School of Arts, English and Languages
Dr Michael Pierse

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr Ramona Wray

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Early Modern Women’s Writing
  • Shakespeare
  • Adaptation
  • Memory Studies
School of Arts, English and Languages
Professor Pedro Rebelo

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Sound art
  • Socially engaged arts
  • Context-focused Composition and performance
  • Multimodal food experience
School of Arts, English and Languages
Dr Shaun Regan

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Eighteenth-century literature (1660-1820)
  • Prose fiction: Behn to Austen
  • Laurence Sterne
  • Literature of slavery & abolition, 1660-1840
  • Contemporary historical fiction
School of Arts, English and Languages
Dr Marc Richards

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr David Robb

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Politics in music and song (all genres/ national/ international/ contemporary / historical)
  • Cabaret and music theatre
School of Arts, English and Languages
Dr Daniel Roberts

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Eighteenth-century Periodicals
  • Literature and empire
  • Indian Literature in English
  • The Lake Writers
  • Ireland and Empire
School of Arts, English and Languages
Dr Neil Sadler

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr Rosalind Silvester

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Francophone-Chinese Studies
  • Intermediality
  • Contemporary literature, including women’s writing
  • Migration / Mobility Studies
  • Sartrean Studies
School of Arts, English and Languages
Dr Caroline Sumpter

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr Anna Tristram

Open to PhD applications in the field 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
Dr Franziska Schroeder

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Any field that has music /music performance at its focus
  • Particularly interested in research that reaches beyond music and draws on other areas of research
School of Arts, English and Languages
Professor Wil Verhoeven

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • British and American culture, literature and history, 1600-1900
  • American studies
  • Historical biography
  • Cultural theory
  • History of the book and textual culture
School of Arts, English and Languages
Dr Sarah Bowskill

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • 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

  • Latin American multimedia cultural production

School of Arts, English and Languages
Professor Ciaran Connolly

Open to PhD applications in the areas of the financial and performance measurement aspects of the charity and public sectors, including Public Private Partnerships.

Queen's Management School
Dr Heather Dickey

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Applied research in labour economics and regional economics
  • Particularly in the areas of inequality, labour mobility, migration, and policy evaluation.
Queen's Management School
Dr Declan French

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Corporate finance
  • PensionsHousing equity
  • Household finance and health
Queen's Management School
Dr Chris 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
Dr Sara Melo

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Healthcare management, healthcare quality management and healthcare systems, which aim to explore the impact of new technologies (e.g. eHealth, internet-of-things, robotics, artificial intelligence, big data, etc.) in the organization and provision of healthcare at micro-, meso- and macro-levels.
Queen's Management School
Professor Duncan McVicar

I am open to PhD applications in;

  • Social policy evaluation
  • Disability and the labour market
  • Contingent employment
  • Education
  • Health behaviours

More broadly in labour economics, health economics, education economics, and the economics of social policy. I am happy to consider transdisciplinary PhD projects.

Queen's Management School
Dr Jelena Vlajic

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Circular economy
  • Supply chains
  • Logistics focused on best practices
  • Process improvement and modelling to create robust and resilient supply chains
Queen's Management School
Professor Min ZHANG

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Operations and supply chain management, including supply chain relationship management, social capital, sustainable supply chain management, supplier development
  • Supply chain learning, knowledge management, supply chain finance
  • Production management
  • New product/process development and innovation
  • Platform and ecosystem
Queen's Management School
Dr Martin Quinn

Open to PhD applications in topics on;

  • Management accounting change, including associated accounting information systems change;
  • Accounting history and
  • Accounting in small/family business
Queen's Management School
Professor Gareth Campbell

Open to PhD Applications in:

  • Financial History
  • Corporate Governance
  • Asset Pricing
Queen's Management School
Kieran Conroy

Open to PhD students in:

  • SME internationalisation,
  • International strategy
  • Emerging market firms
  • Internationalisation of Chinese and African firms
  • Global working arrangements such as international assignments or international business travel
Queen's Management School
Professor John D. Turner

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Financial
  • Economic
  • Business history
Queen's Management School
Dr Tony Klein

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Financial Econometrics
  • Financial Markets
  • Resource Economics and Finance
  • Risk Management
  • Commodity Markets and Finance
  • Financial Mathematics
Queen's Management School
Dr Jiadong Liu

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Asset pricing
  • Trading strategies
  • Return
  • Volatility forecasting
Queen's Management School
Dr Julian Warner

Open to PhD applications in:

  • Information technology and mental labour
  • Copyright
  • Information retrieval
Queen's Management School
Dr Joanne Murphy

I welcome students who are interested in;

  • Organizational change
  • Leadership
  • Complexity
  • Policing and the interaction of organizational processes with wider political processes
Queen's Management School
Professor Mariannunziata Liguori

Open to PhD applications in the fields of:

  • Accounting change (preference for public-sector organisations)
  • Public-sector accounting reforms
  • Management accounting and performance management in public and/or not-for-profit organisations
  • Management-control systems in outsourcing practices of public-sector organisations
Queen's Management School
Dr Subhadip Chakrabarti

Open to PhD applications in the fields of:

  • Game theory
  • Operations research
  • Industrial organization

 

Queen's Management School
Dr Alan de Bromhead

Open to PhD applications in the fields of:

  • Dr Alan de Bromhead is interested in supervising projects relating to aspects political economy from an historical perspective.
Queen's Management School
Dr Hilary Downey

Open to PhD applications in the field of;

  • Consumer culture
  • Consumer vulnerability
  • Health
  • Wellbeing
  • Experiential consumption
Queen's Management School
Dr Alan Fernihough

Open to PhD applications in the fields of:

  • the digitization of historical documents and maps, and analyzing these data with cutting edge econometrics methods.
Queen's Management School
Dr Stephanie Graham

I am open to PhD applications in;

  • Environmental operations and supply chain management
Queen's Management School
Dr Renee Prendergast

Open to PhD applications in:

  • 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
Dr Anthony Ziegelmeyer

Open to PhD students in:

  • Behavioural economics with a special interest in social learning
Queen's Management School
Dr Niall Cullinane

Open to PhD applications in the broad field of

  • Industrial relations
  • Work and employment studies
  • Sociology of work
  • Labour history
  • Industrial relations public policy
  • Legal regulation of employment
  • Trade unionism

 

Queen's Management School