Doctoral students join a lively and supportive community of research students, becoming an integral part of the School’s research culture. We welcome approaches from suitably qualified graduates, particularly those with a relevant Masters degree and sufficient funding, who may wish to undertake research projects in the specialist areas of the group, leading to a PhD. As a research student, you will be encouraged to attend conferences to present your work and develop joint publications with your supervisors.
The Centre has great supervisory experience and is keen to supervise high quality research students in members’ specialist research fields. Recognition of the quality of supervision offered by Centre members has resulted in funding for doctoral students from Research Councils. For students interested in further information on potential PhD projects and supervisors, please look carefully through our webpages.
In addition, the Centre is part of two doctoral training centres, with studentships offered each year:
Below is a list of our PhD students in alphabetical order.
Supervisors: Prof Tom Jackson, Dr Martin Sykora and Dr S Summerskill (Design School)
Dissertation Topic: 'Mental workload and performance in high-risk decision-making: A psycho-physiological study of the effects of human-computer interfaces in policing'
Supervisor: Prof Tom Jackson
Dissertation Topic: 'CDT Embedded Intelligence'
Stephanie Anja Hills
Supervisors: Prof Tom Jackson, Dr Martin Sykora and Dr Ejovwoke Onojeharho
Dissertation Topic: 'Exploring emotive linguistic cues in social media and electronic communication for the detection of insider threat, terrorist activity, and bullying behaviour'
Supervisors: Dr Gillian Ragsdell and Prof Vicky Story
Dissertation Topic: 'From knowledge transfer to knowledge utilisation: The pursuit of impact within the UK low carbon innovation system'
Supervisors: Prof Tom Jackson, Dr Gillian Ragsdell and Dr Kalawsky (external)
Dissertation Topic: 'Using Critical Systems Thinking in the provision of a theoretical foundation for Knowledge Management'
Supervisors: Dr Louise Cooke and Dr Nicola Bateman (external: Leicester)
Dissertation Topic: 'An investigation into the effect that visualising the file system of a user's PC based upon lexical analysis of content has on reducing the duplication of knowledge at a local and organisational level'