16 PhD Studentships across Design and related areas of HCI & Social Computing at Northumbria University, UK

Northumbria University (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK) has 16 PhD studentships available in design and related areas of human-computer interaction, social computing and psychology. Each studentship includes a full stipend, paid for three years at RCUK rates for 2017/18 (this is yet to be set, in 2016/17 this is £14,296 pa) and fees (Home/EU £4,350 / International £13,000 / International Lab-based £16,000). The deadline for applications is 20th January 2017, with each studentship due to commence in October 2017.

Each of the named supervisors would be very happy to discuss the proposed projects with prospective applicants, and there is a great degree of flexibility within each of the topics. Please see the links below and get in touch with the named contacts for further information.

Design to Support Online Identity Management for Women Living with HIV
Contact Abigail Durrant: abigail.durrant@northumbria.ac.uk

Designing for Crowdfunding Social Innovation
Contact Jo Briggs: jo.briggs@northumbria.ac.uk

Participatory Design Fiction for Alternate Civics
Contact John Vines: john.vines@northumbria.ac.uk

The value of craft sensibilities in technology orientated Maker and Hack communities
Contact Justin Marshall: justin.marshall@northumbria.ac.uk

Crafting anatomies – exploring the relationship between the human form and habits through the complimentary lens of fashion design, aesthetics, innovative material structuring and computer simulation
Contact Raymond Oliver: raymond.oliver@northumbria.ac.uk

How does Design Thinking create value in SMEs?
Contact Stuart English: stuart.english@northumbria.ac.uk

Smart ways for engaging customers in design process
Contact Sheng-Feng Qin: Sheng-feng.Qin@northumbria.ac.uk

Exploring the value(s) of design-led Innovation Practice
Contact Neil Smith: neil.smith@northumbria.ac.uk

Human Building Interactions
Contact Leslie McIntyre: lesley.mcintyre@northumbria.ac.uk

‘Entangled Things’ to Ameliorate Older Age Isolation
Contact Dave Kirk: david.kirk@northumbria.ac.uk

Social computing for food and sustainable living
Contact Adrian Clear: adrian.clear@northumbria.ac.uk

Whole Body Interactions: standing user interfaces for the next generation interaction
Contact Nick Dalton: nick.dalton@northumbria.ac.uk

Digital Risks for Older Adults
Contact Pam Briggs: p.briggs@northumbria.ac.uk

What is the role of brokers and brokerage in the appropriation of Assistive Technologies in dementia care?
Contact Katie Brittain: katie.brittain@northumbria.ac.uk

Could Skype/FaceTime combat loneliness in the elderly?
Contact Thomas Pollet: thomas.pollet@northumbria.ac.uk

The impact of social media outreach and engagement on health information seeking and risk perceptions during infectious disease outbreaks
Contact Santosh Vijaykumar: santosh.viiavkumar@northumbria.ac.uk



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