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:

  • Digital wellbeing
  • Productivity & task management
  • Computer-mediated communication
  • Social media and identity
  • User experience of multi-device ecologies (mobile, wearable, and/or smart IoT devices)
  • Agency and automation for value-led interactions
  • Work-life balance


  • Dr Parvin Asadzadeh – post-doc, working on EPSRC+ GAMO funded project  (2018 – present)
  • Selina Sutton, PhD student (2018 – present) – 3rd supervisor
  • Emma Cutler, BSc ITMB student (2018/19)
  • Kellie Irwin, BSc ITMB student (2018/19)
  • Ryan McManus, BSc ITMB student (2018/19)
  • Stephen Connolley, BSc student (2018/19)
  • Jennifer Gane, BSc student (2018/19)

Past Students & Research assistants:

  • Lucia Sanz Vilar, research assistant, working on iWARDs and digital wellbeing studies (2018)
  • Amy Sung, affiliate student, BSc in Psychology (2017)
  • Yuefan Sun, affiliate student, BSc in Psychology (2017)
  • Victor Bassey, MSc in HCI (2014/15)