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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
Incremental Sheet Metal Forming
Sheet metal forming is nowadays a well-developed technology which is traditionally used for the automotive industry in particular and for industries that require the use of lightweight structures in g...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Brain wave analysis and modelling with graph signal processing
Brain wave analysis and modelling is an increasingly important research area, not least because of its applications in bio-medicine, rehabilitation, and next-generation human-computer interfaces. This...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Investigating the value of using emotionally intelligent artificial conversational agents to carry out assessments in higher education or healthcare.
Artificial conversational agents can be embodied (physical robots or digital avatars on a screen) or not embodied (chat-bots or digital assistants). Agents may be able to converse but they can also ap...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Involvement of matricellular proteins in the dynamic interaction between tumour and host cells
Tumour growth depends on the crosstalk between malignant and surrounding stromal cells (fibroblasts, osteoblasts, endothelial cells and inflammatory cells). Malignant cells secrete soluble proteins th...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
The effects of AI on organisations
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is having transformational effects on organisations. Strategies, structures, operating models, among other things, that were once considered solid and stable appear to hav...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Spirituality and Health
Students interested in this PhD opportunity would want to explore any aspects of spirituality and how it is addressed or not addressed in healthcare. Often medical professionals are not comfortable as...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Games for health, life and accessibility
Artificial Intelligence, games, intelligent and interactive applications are becoming more integrated in our everyday lives, as well as becoming important areas of focus within the fields of Creative ...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Design of experiments for network science
The successful applicants will join the internationally recognised researchers in the Department of Mathematics. This exciting research project is focused on extending statistical theory, algorithms a...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Involvement of the matrix protein SPARC in the dynamic interaction between tumour and host cells
Tumour growth depends on the crosstalk between malignant and surrounding stromal cells (fibroblasts, osteoblasts, endothelial cells and inflammatory cells). Malignant cells secrete soluble proteins th...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded
Construction and demolition waste management
The building sector is amongst the major resource consuming and waste generating sectors of the economy. The paradigm of the circular economy has the potential to overcome the problems that resulted d...
26/05/2022

Self Funded

Self Funded