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 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)

Project titleSupervisors

Geographical Effect of Climate Change and Pollution on Solar Power Performance.

Prof Florin Ioras, Dr Tim Coole

How can the design of space and the built environment improve the lives of people with Autism Spectrum Disorders?

Dr Helena Chance , Prof Colin Martin (Visiting prof)

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).

Dr Lyndon Buck, Dr George Clerk

Carbon efficiency of harvest wood: Long-lived products versus substitute for fossil fuel.

Prof Florin Ioras, Dr Lyndon Buck
Design Innovation for Poverty AlleviationDr Lyndon Buck. Dr Tim Coole