Art, Design, Performance and Environment

We welcome applications for research degrees aligned to Art, Design, Performance and Environment in each of the areas listed below. Potential supervisors are shown with a summary of their areas of research expertise. Further details can be found on their staff profile page which also links to their publications. You are welcome to contact a potential supervisor for an informal discussion before submitting your application.

Current research student projects in this area are listed below.

Dr Aphrodite Evangelatou (physical theatre; acting pedagogy;  emotional expressivity through movement, breath, and rhythm/musicality)

Dr Lyndon Buck (product design; sustainability; co-design; product mass customisation; furniture design and socially responsible design)

Dr Helena Chance (landscape design; social history; furniture; industrial heritage)

Dr Tim Coole (environmental sustainability; pipe engineering; bone implants)

Dr Greer Crawley (theatre design history, practices and methodologies; scenographic strategies in architecture, landscape, exhibition and visual art; theatre of war and strategic scenographies)

Dr Genevieve Cseh (psychology of creativity and the arts; flow; positive psychology)

Dr Sofia Mali (visual culture, film, fashion and cultural theory; curation and communication)

Dr Heidi Ashton (dance; dance as a career; sport psychology)

Dr Catriona Craig (performance; comedy; clowns; humour)

Dr Aphrodite Evangelatou (physical theatre; acting pedagogy; the psychophysical)

Dr Nic Fryer (philosophy of Jacques Rancière; drama; theatre and performance pedagogy; devised performance and reflective practice)

Dr Gerard Gormley (role of sound in immersive theatre performance; sound engineering)

Dr Greer Crawley (theatre design history, practices and methodologies; scenographic strategies in architecture, landscape, exhibition and visual art; theatre of war and strategic scenographies)

Dr Fil Ieropoulos (performance; poetics and film; situationist art)

Dr Jem Kelly (theatre and intermediality; theatre and performance pedagogy)

Dr Sofia Mali (visual culture, film, fashion and cultural theory; curation and communication)

Dr Alison Tedman (science fiction and fantasy film and television; film studies)

Prof Florin Ioras (environmental engineering; sustainability; forestry; de-carbonisation)

Dr Richard Mather (learning programming; forestry; education; environment)

Dr Tim Coole (environmental sustainability; pipe engineering; bone implants)

  • Geographical Effect of Climate Change and Pollution on Solar Power Performance.
  • How can the design of space and the built environment improve the lives of people with Autism Spectrum Disorders?
  • Can industrial design methods be used to improve the long-term adoption and sustainability of aid and intervention projects? (With a focus on point of use water treatment).
  • Carbon efficiency of harvest wood: Long-lived products versus substitute for fossil fuel.