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PhD topics for research students

Find below a list of currently available self-funded PhD topics.

We encourage all students to contact the supervisor or the alternative contact person for more information and an informal chat to discuss the process of applying and preparing your research statement. For more information on how to apply click here.

Description
Supervisor
Application Deadline
Funding
Whistleblower Protection
The project deals with whistleblower protection and explores ways to effectively encourage and motivate potential whistleblowers in order to speak up There are different approaches adopted in differen...
22/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
The sustainability of hydrogen production for future energy uses
Hydrogen is being promoted as a potentially low-carbon fuel for use in both transport and electricity generation. There are many routes and processes by which hydrogen can be produced, but are any of ...
01/11/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
A sustainability analysis of sea ports
Port expansion is often cited as a key enabler for commercial activity and national or regional economic prosperity, whether in developed or developing nations. Demand for freight is increasing global...
10/11/2023

Self Funded

Self Funded
IoT techniques for e-agriculture
The aim of this project is to design a distributed embedded system that can collect data in real-time for agricultural management, such as rice field water management, with IoT (Internet of Things) te...
31/12/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Behaviour change interventions to improve population health and well-being
Unhealthy lifestyles, such as smoking and physical inactivity, leads to conditions such as cancer and cardiovascular diseases, reducing health, quality of life, and burdens our society. Behaviours are...
22/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Investigating thrombo-inflammation associated with cardiovascular diseases
Cardiovascular disease (CVD), including heart disease and stroke are leading causes of mortality in the UK and worldwide. CVD is a multifactorial disease in which the number of risk factors correlates...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Development of decision support tools for adaptation of critical coastal industrial infrastructure to rising sea levels
This exciting research project is focused on the UK’s many coastal industrial assets which may come under significant threat in the next 50 to 100 years and beyond due to rising sea levels. The aim of...
02/02/2023

Self Funded

Self Funded
Development of smart android middleware for reducing monetization through cyberattacks
The rapid growth of Internet of Things over the last few years and the working from home culture over the last 12 months as a result of Covid-19 have both contributed to the booming of the cybereconom...
01/03/2023

Self Funded

Self Funded
Embodiment in professional practice
The student will be part of a wider project aiming to understand the possible implication of an embodied awareness on professional practice in a range of professions and disciplines.  This will be a q...
01/03/2023

Self Funded

Self Funded
Artificial intelligence experimental design for healthcare data
The PhD research will investigate efficient ways of applying artificial intelligence in healthcare. Artificial intelligence and, in particular, machine learning algorithms have proved extremely effici...
07/07/2023

Self Funded

Self Funded