Please click on the name of the supervisor to follow a link to their webpage and find out more about their research interests and potential areas of PhD supervision. We recommend contacting a potential supervisor with your research outline before submitting a formal application, please read our guidelines for writing your research outline first. Please only contact one supervisor. If another supervisor is better suited to your project, we will redirect your query.
Some supervisors have put forward ideas for potential PhD projects that they would be interested to supervise. These are listed below the name of the relevant supervisor. We also welcome original research proposals.
Professor Elizabeth Gilchrist
Expertise: domestic abuse/intimate partner violence and factors associated with IPV; risk assessment - particularly with intimate partner violence; innovative interventions for intimate partner violence - again particularly with perpetrators; victim/survivors perspectives on intimate partner violence; sports interventions and desistance; international perspectives on risk, interventions and offending.
Dr John Leah
Expertise: public health; health and sustainability.
Dr Gabriela Misca
Expertise: developmental psychology and family diversity across the life-span; military and veterans psychology.
Dr Wayne Richards
Expertise: participant action research with young people; heuristic research and reflexive methodologies; race and identity.
Dr Clive Sealey
Expertise: social policy; poverty; policy analysis; comparative policy analysis; qualitative research methods.
Dr Holly Taylor-Dunn
Expertise: policing; domestic and sexual violence; social policy and social justice.
Self-funded project: Bystander Intervention
Dr Yvonne Thomas
Expertise: Qualitative research methods to explore Wellbeing and Occupational participation, homelessness, marginalised and excluded populations, and AHP professional practice.
Dr Peter Unwin
Expertise: safeguarding and child sexual exploitation; fostering; privatisation/agency social work; service user/carer involvement.
Dr Jay Vickers
Expertise: health, health behaviour, decision making, professional roles within specific services, young people’s voices in health services, and LGBTQ occupation.