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

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

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

Dr Elisavet Kalpaxi (photography, self portraiture)

Dr SriKartini Leet (photography, context and narrative)

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 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 Russel Stone (social media; music business and marketing)

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

Dr Farid Arya (engineering, materials, vacuum technology)

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

Dr Richard Mather (the application of Machine Learning to the classification and segmentation of image and environmental data captured by Earth Observation System (EOS) satellite and Unmanned Aerial Survey (UAV) platforms)

Dr Ramesh Marasini (construction information technology and building information modelling (BIM), simulation modelling, project management and lean construction)

Project titleSupervisors

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

Prof Florin Ioras, Dr Farid Arya

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

Prof Florin Ioras, Dr Lyndon Buck

The Influence of the Frankfurt Kitchen on Modern and Post-Modern British Kitchen Design

Dr Ramesh Marasini