Prospective students

I’m always looking for great students to work on research projects. I particularly encourage students from any underrepresented groups in Computer Science to talk to me about potential projects. Before you reach out, take a look at my research and publications to make sure that what you want to study is a good fit for what I do.

If you are interested in doing a PhD in the area of human-computer interaction, contact me with a copy of your CV to discuss opportunities. For more information about postgraduate research degrees at Northumbria University, visit here.

Please read my advice on how to write a PhD proposal.

Potential research topics:

  • Understanding and designing for Digital Wellbeing
  • New forms of work through online platforms
  • Social media and identity
  • Online/offline experiences and mental health
  • Improving email and other computer-mediated communication experiences
  • User experience of multi-device ecologies (mobile, wearable, and/or smart IoT devices)


Carlos Alvarez, PhD student, Computer and Information Sciences (2019 – present), 1st supervisor [website] [project website]



Sena Çerçi, PhD student, School of Design (2019 – present), 2nd supervisor [project website]



Giulia Campaioli, research intern, (2021 – present), in collaboration with Prof. Adriano Zamperini from University of Padova.



  • Selina Sutton, PhD student, Computer and Information Sciences (2018 – 2021), 3rd supervisor
  • Dr Parvin Asadzadeh, post-doc working on EPSRC GAMO funded project (2018 – 2019)
  • Lucia Sanz Vilar, research assistant working on iWARDs and digital wellbeing studies (2018)