Trevor Agus - Adapting soundtracks automatically for listeners with hearing loss
- The psychoacoustics of singing in tune (or close enough)
- Perceptually motivated dynamic-range compression for adverse listening conditions
- Recognising sounds in noisy conditions
Sian Barber I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- British film history
- Film censorship
- Film controversy
- Audiences
Stefano Baschiera I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Italian cinema
- European Screen Industries
- Film and space
- New Wave cinema
- Film distribution
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.
Sarah Bowskill I would be delighted to hear from students interested in pursuing doctoral research in the following areas:

Mexican literature and culture

Cultural production from/about the Mexico/US border

Latin American women's writing

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

Latin American multimedia cultural production
Fran Brearton I am open to PhD applications in the fields of modern poetry, 20th century war writing, modern Irish literature, and modernist literature.
Zeynep Bulut Voice, Experimental Music, Sound and Media Art
Mark Burnett I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Global Shakespeare
- Early Modern Literature and Culture
- Shakespeare and Film
Elena Caoduro I am open to PhD applications in the fields of mediated memory and nostalgia, representations of terrorism in film and TV, and the relationship between gender and popular culture.
Garrett Carr I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Creative Non-Fiction
- Fiction
- Young Adult Fiction
Janice Carruthers I am open to PhD applications in the following fields:
- French Sociolinguistics and Variation
- The Structure of Spoken French
- Temporality (tense, connectives, frames)
- The Linguistic Structure of Oral Narrative
- Language Policy
Aislinn Clarke I am available as a second or co-supervisor.
John D'Arcy Practical research / creative projects in areas of sound art, performance, digital media, digital art, voice, immersive media and interdisciplinary practice.
Don Duncan I am available as a second or co-supervisor.

Areas of research interest include (but not limited to): Radio; Audio storytelling; Podcasting; Audio drama; Journalism (audio, video, print); Documentary practice (audio, video); Docu-fiction (audio, video); Folklore and Oral History in media practice; Mediated memory and nostalgia; Blends of fact and fiction in broadcast outputs; Irish language media; Media and multilingualism; Innovations in technology and their impacts on storytelling form; and public service media practice
Alexander Fisher I am particularly interested in PhD applications in the following areas:
Music in film;
African cinema;
Cinema and diaspora;
Film and migration;
Cross-cultural approaches to film;
Alison FitzGibbon Cultural labour (inequality, precarity) and the role of the artist
Ethics, stakeholder management and organisational decision-making in arts and cultural industries
Arts and Cultural industries management and leadership studies
Cultural policymaking with specific themes of festivals, youth arts and the role of the artist
Leontia Flynn I am open to PhD applications in the fields of poetry and creative writing.
David Grant Applied Drama, Irish Theatre, Northern Ireland Theatre, Applied Puppetry, Post-Conflict Drama, Arts Evaluation
Sue-Ann Harding I am open to original and ambitious PhD proposals in the interdisciplinary fields of translation, social narrative theory, travelling theory, complexity theory, Russian area studies, literature, music, space and other related areas.
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.
Helen Haswell I am willing to co-supervise PhD projects in the following areas:
- Animation
- Popular Cinema
- Film Marketing
- Screen Industries
Piers Hellawell My record is in the training of composers: I therefore welcome applications from those wishing to develop a portfolio of works in acoustic media
Chen-En Ho I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Cognitive translation and interpreting studies
- Translation and interpreting pedagogy
- Translation and interpreting industries
- Conference and community interpreting
- Professionalization of translators and interpreters
Anne Holloway Early Modern Spanish literature, particularly: Poetry (Peninsular Spain and Spanish America), Women's writing, Religious writing. The reception of the literature and culture of Spain's 'Golden Age'.
Tori Holmes I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Digital culture in Brazil and Latin America
- Representation of urban Brazil (particularly the favelas of Rio de Janeiro)
- Contemporary Brazilian audiovisual production (especially documentary)
- Urban violence in Brazil including police violence
- Brazilian/Latin American cultural studies
- Data activism
- Digital ethnography and digital humanities, broadly understood
Dominique Jeannerod Open to PhD applications in the fields of Film popular culture, media cultures, French and European Cinema, International Crime Fiction, French 20th and 21st Century literature.
- Popular Cinema
- French Thrillers
- Literary Celebrity
David Johnston I offer supervision across a wide range of areas relating to translation, interpretation and representation. If you would like more information or think you would to like to discuss a research proposal with me (which I advise you to do before formally submitting an application) I am more than happy to advise you on the development of a proposal.
Derek Johnston Gothic / horror, science fiction, fantasy in and across media and literature.
Representations of history in media and literature.
History of media, particularly in the UK.
Kathleen Kaess I can serve as co-supervisor on projects related to translation in the context of education, knowledge, internationalisation and global English. I am also interested in projects on translation ethics and recognition or any project related to German language and culture.
Stephen Kelly Late medieval literature and culture
Fifteenth century religious and devotional literature and culture
Book history and digital textualities
Historiographical writing
Critical and cultural theory
Translation theory
Critical digital studies
Edel Lamb I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- early modern studies, particularly Shakespeare and Renaissance performance cultures
- age, childhood and gender in early modern literature and culture
- early modern literature (especially drama) and civil unrest, including protest, riot.
Geraldine Lawless Spanish literature, 19th and early 20th centuries, particularly looking at questions of periodization, modernity, science and futuristic fiction, women's writing.
Stefanie Lehner I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Contemporary Irish Literature and Culture, specifically Northern Irish fiction and drama since the 1998 Agreement
- Comparative studies in Post-conflict cultures, specifically in relation to issues of dealing with the past and reconciliation
- Comparative studies in trauma and memory studies with a focus on the contemporary Irish cultural context.
Leon Litvack I would welcome new PhD proposals in
- Dickens studies
- 19th-century British writers
- 19th-century Irish literature and culture
- 20th-century Irish literature
- Modern post-colonial fiction and theory
- 19th-century women's travel writing
- The literature of landscape
- Film and fiction
- TV adaptations of 18th-century/Victorian fiction
- 20th and 21st-century fiction and poetry
- Textual criticism
- Landscape literature
- The literature of place
Justin Livingstone I am open to PhD applications in the fields of Victorian literature and culture, and colonial and postcolonial studies. I particularly invite applications on:
- Imperial travel writing and the literature of exploration
- Nineteenth and twentieth-century colonial fiction
- The African novel in English
Tim Loane I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Writing for screen
- Writing for theatre
Jane Lugea I am open to PhD applications in the fields of…
- The language of literature
- (Cognitive) Stylistics
- (Critical) Discourse Analysis
- Translation Studies (of audiovisual/literary texts or from a linguistic perspective)
Marcas Mac Coinnigh I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Linguistics: formulaic language, multiword-fixed expressions in Irish
- Memory Studies: ideas of collective and cultural memory in linguistic landscapes
- Folkloristics: the narrative tradition and verbal arts.
Simon Mawhinney I am interested in supervising PhD projects that explore topics in composition, including:
Score-based composition
Computer-based composition (acousmatic works/works with live electronics)
Computer-assisted composition (OpenMusic)
James McAleavey I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Playwriting for stage and radio
- Screenwriting
Sarah McCleave I am open to PhD applications related to G.F. Handel, Thomas Moore, London theatre history (c.1725-1825), Music in Ireland (c. 1750-1850), 19th-century book trade
Gail McConnell I am open to PhD applications in the fields of Contemporary Poetry; Modern Irish and British poetry; Poetics.
Maeve McCusker I would be happy to supervise suitably qualified students in the general area of postcolonial writing and theory. I have experience supervising comparative projects (on French and English language writing for example) and on early colonial writings. I would also be happy to supervise students working on contemporary fiction and autobiography.
Philip McGowan I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- American Poetry, in particular Wallace Stevens, Elizabeth Bishop and the Middle Generation
- American Fiction (19th, 20th, 21st centuries)
- American Poetry (19th, 20th, 21st centuries)
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Transcendentalism
- Addiction and Literature
- Literature and Suicide
- Literature and Theology, Literature and Philosophy
- Contemporary American Studies
Aoife McGrath I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Dance Studies
- Choreographic Practices and Processes
- Practice as Research
- Affect Studies in performance
- The Maternal in performance
- Movement practices and performance
- Interdisciplinary performance practices
- Collaborative performance practices
Cahal McLaughlin Prisons Memory Archive www.prisonsmemoryarchive.com
Documentary Theory and Practice
Creative Practice
Irish cinema
Representation of Conflict, Trauma and Transitional Justice
Aimee Mollaghan Open to PhD applications in:
Visual music, film sound, film music, television music, animation, landscape in cinema, acoustic ecology and cinema, experimental film, experimental animation, expanded cinema, psychogeography and the moving image, digital special effects, Hollywood Cinema
Paul Murphy • Simulation-based education for healthcare and allied healthcare professions.

• Arts-based interventions for public health.
Alex Murray I would be interested in supervising PhD students in many areas of modern literary studies, particularly:
-Decadence and Aestheticism;
-Oscar Wilde;
-Modernism;
-literature and place;
Please contact me if you would like to discuss prospective projects.
Micheal O Mainnin onomastics; dialectology; language and identity in Ireland and Scotland; language and conflict; early modern Irish and Scottish Gaelic language and literature
Desmond O'Rawe I am currently open to new PhD applications in the following areas:
- Cinema and the Visual Arts
- Political Cinema
- Documentary Film Studies

Ricki O'Rawe I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Argentine Literature and Art
- The Fantastic in Literature/Art/Film
- Hispanic Surrealism and Avant Garde Movements
- Religion and Spirituality in Hispanic Art and Literature
- Questions of Self and Subjectivity in Latin American Literature and Art
- Political Aesthetics in Hispanic Literature and Art
Miguel Ortiz I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Digital Instrument Design and Performance Practice
- Technology Mediated Composition
Richard O'Sullivan I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
Experimental film and video practice
Screenwriting
Landscape and film

Glenn Patterson I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Creative Writing Prose
Andrew Pepper Global crime fiction
Contemporary US fiction
US crime fiction
Contemporary fiction and violence
Suspense, spy, thriller, espionage fiction
Mark Phelan Irish Theatre;
Theatre and conflict;
Post-conflict theatre and performance in Northern Ireland;
Greek Tragedy and Performance;
Theatre History/Historiography
Michael Pierse I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Twentieth and twenty-first century Irish writing (mainly drama and fiction)
- British and Irish working-class writing
- Community Theatre
- Diaspora and migrant writing
- Race/ethnicity in contemporary Irish theatre
Joan Rahilly Phonetics; Phonology; Clinical phonetics and linguistics; Irish English; Literacy
Pedro Rebelo I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Sound art
- Socially engaged arts
- Context-focused Composition and performance
- Multimodal food experience
Shaun Regan I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Eighteenth-century literature (1660-1820)
- Prose fiction: Behn to Austen
- Laurence Sterne
- Literature of slavery and abolition, 1660-1840
- Contemporary historical fiction
Marc Richards I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Syntax and/or morphology (theoretical, comparative, minimalist/generative)
- Cross-linguistic variation and its formal modelling in minimalist grammars
- Diachronic linguistics and language change from a formal perspective (especially Principles-and-Parameters Theory)
- Generative approaches to first/child language acquisition (please note: I cannot supervise applied/pedagogical projects in language teaching, TESOL/EFL, etc.)
David Robb I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Politics in music and song (all genres/ national/ international/ contemporary / historical)
- Folk Song and Tradition
- Cabaret and Music Theatre
Daniel Roberts I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Eighteenth-century Periodicals
- Literature and empire
- Indian Literature in English
- The Lake Writers
- Ireland and Empire
Christine Rogers I am available to work with PhD students undertaking filmmaking explorations in both fiction and nonfiction forms. I am particularly interested in explorations of place, identity, and belonging.
Neil Sadler I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Arabic-English translation
- Translation in the Arab world
- Media and journalistic translation
- Citizen media
- Narrative approaches
- Non-professional translation
- Digital culture
- Activist translation
Gabriel Sanchez Espinosa -Spanish 18th-century Literature and Culture
-Spanish Enlightenment
-Spanish Book History
Richard Schoch Shakespeare in performance, theatre history and historiography, 19th-century drama and theatre
Franziska Schroeder I am open to PhD applications in any field that has music /music performance and improvisation at its focus. I am particularly interested in research that reaches beyond music and draws on other areas of research. Current interest includes designing musical environments in VR and working with disabled musicians.
Stephen Sexton I am open to PhD projects in the field of Creative Writing: Poetry.
Rosalind Silvester I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Francophone-Chinese Studies
- Intermediality
- Contemporary literature, including women’s writing
- Migration / Mobility Studies
- Sartrean Studies
Paul Stapleton Critical Improvisation Studies, New Musical Instrument Design, Music Performance, Sound Design, Sound Art
Simon Statham I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Critical Discourse Analysis
- Language of Crime
- Language in the Media
- Language and the Law
- Language and Literature
Sinead Sturgeon I welcome PhD applications in the field of nineteenth-century Irish writing in English, particularly: Gothic literature, Irish Romanticism, James Clarence Mangan, and the development of the short story.
Caroline Sumpter I am open to PhD applications in the fields of
- Victorian Literature, Culture and Politics (including the 1890s)
- Literature and Science
- Literature and Ethics
- Periodical Culture
- Nineteenth-Century Constructions of Childhood
- Nineteenth-Century Fantasy, including Science Fiction and Fairy Tale
Kurt Taroff I am very happy to work with students on PhD and research projects in areas such as: Monodrama, Symbolist Theatre, Expressionism, Adaptation and Translation, American Drama, the Fin-de-Siecle Avant Garde in Europe, Political Theatre, and Commemoration and Community Theatre, among other areas.
Maria Tavares I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Postcolonial literatures and film from Portuguese-speaking Africa
- Comparative Studies
- Gender Studies
- Biography
- Representations of Heroism
Sam Thompson I am open to PhD applications in the fields of: Fiction, Literary Fiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Children's Fiction
Allen Thurston I would be interested in supervising students working in the area of cooperative learning, peer tutoring and improving literacy for students aged 3-18 years old.
Yo Tomita * On J. S. Bach's notational habits and performance implications
* Reception history of Bach's works in the long 19th century
Gregory Toner Prof. Toner undertakes supervision in any area of medieval Irish language and literature, particularly, textual editing, lexicography, and narrative analysis.
Margaret Topping Modern French/francophone literary and visual cultures; travel, tourism and mobility; the ethics of representation and display; museology and curation; festivalisation; urban art and culture; Orientalism and exoticism
Isabel Torres I welcome doctoral and post-doctoral applications from suitably-qualified candidates across the broad spectrum of early modern Spanish literature and culture. I have also supervised the critical component of creative writing (poetry) theses. The following fields are, therefore, indicative only:
Early Modern Spanish poetry and poetics
Theories and practice of the lyric
Golden Age 'comedia'
Legacy and reception of the Classics in the Spanish Renaissance (and beyond)
Cervantine Studies
Comparative Literary Studies
Anna Tristram I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- French sociolinguistics
- Variation and change (in any language)
- Sociohistorical linguistics
- Language attitudes
- Language and gender
- Prescriptivism and standard languages
Wil Verhoeven I welcome PhD inquiries and proposals in the following subject areas:

The Politics of Progress: Revolution and Enlightenment, 1650-1800
Transatlantic studies, 1600-1900
British and American culture, literature and history, 1600-1900
History of the book and textual cultures
American studies
Historical biography
Cultural theory
Digital humanities
Simon Waters Simon currently has a full complement of research supervisees.
Steven Wilson French Studies Medical Humanities;

French literature (19th century to the present) and illness, disease, disability, pain, suffering, death;

French Thanatology;

Literary representations of medical practice, care and experience;

Literature and religion, especially in the 19th century;

Bibliotherapy and scriptotherapy

Ramona Wray I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Early Modern Women’s Writing
- Shakespeare
- Adaptation
- Memory Studies