PhD research projects

In the table below you can find the titles of PhD research projects being undertaken by current researchers or those have been completed.

A researcher who has completed will have submitted a hard copy of their research to the University. You can locate the hard copy (and potentially full-text online copies) via the University's Library Services.

The University's contact directory provides details of all staff and students should you wish to make contact with any of our researchers.

PhD researcher

Cohort

Faculty

Dept/School

Project Title

Status

Aldersley, Andrew

2010-11

Engineering

Engineering Mathematics

The Swarm and the Mosquito: Information transfer, co-operation, and decision making in a group

Completed

Anderson, Matthew

2012-13

Medical and Veterinary Sciences

Biochemistry

Modelling the dynamics at the interface between autophagy and apoptosis.

Active

Barter, Edmund

2012-13

Engineering

Engineering Mathematics

Opinion Formation and Social Diffusion

Active

Box, Marc

2010-11

Science

Mathematics

The development and application of statistical and computational techniques to neuronal spike trains and spike train replay

Completed

Carter, Richard

2013-14

Science

Chemistry

Information Processing, Autocatalysis and the Emergence of Biological Complexity

Active

Chalkley, Oliver

2013-14

Engineering

Engineering Mathematics

Developing Predictive and Automated Approaches to Genome Reduction

Active

Cowley, Daniel

2009-10

Science

Biological Sciences

Modelling species movement using electric network theory

Completed

Dunleavy, Andrew

2009-10

Science

Chemistry

Applying Information Theory to Super-Cooled Liquids

Completed

Eyre, Henrietta

2009-10

Engineering

Engineering Mathematics

Vagueness in Competitive and Cooperative Language Games

Completed

Fyson, Nicholas

2007-8

Engineering

Engineering Mathematics

Reconstruction of causal networks through discrete optimisation

Completed

Gorochowski, Thomas

2007-8

Engineering

Engineering Mathematics

Evolving dynamical networks : analysis, synchronisation and applications

Completed

Grainger, Leanne

2013-14

Engineering

Engineering Mathematics

Fluttering energy harvesters

Active

Griffith, Thomas

2011-12

Engineering

Engineering Mathematics

The mechanisms and role of NMDA receptor-dependent synaptic plasticity in the hippocampus.

Active

Haw, David

2010-11

Engineering

Engineering Mathematics

Measuring and Understanding Segregation

Completed

Hughes, Benjamin

2009-10

Engineering

Computer Science

Shape-based, weakly supervised visual animal biometrics for real-world population monitoring

Active

Hunt, Edmund

2012-13

Science

Biological Sciences

Collective decision-making in social animals

Active

Irving, Thomas

2008-9

Medicine and Dentistry

Social and Community Medicine

Mathematical modelling of meningococcal meningitis in the African meningitis belt

Completed

Jordan, Thomas

2009-10

Science

Biological Sciences

Disordered animal multilayer reflectors and
the polarization and localization of light

Completed

Kafanas, Georgios

2013-14

Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Hybrid automata and network topologies for designing optimal power converters

Active

Kelly, David

2007-8

Science

Mathematics

Computational mechanics in practice : mathematical adaptions and experimental applications

Completed

Kempton, Louis

2012-13

Engineering

Engineering Mathematics

Controlling Complex Networked Systems via their structural evolution: theory and applications

Active

Kolpakov, Gleb

2013-14

Engineering

Computer Science

Automation of scientific inference in relation to the emergent intelligence of ant colonies

Active

Lewis, Martha

2010-11

Engineering

Engineering Mathematics

Modelling Compositionality of Vague Concepts

Completed

Macgregor, Louis

2013-14

Medicine and Dentistry

Social and Community Medicine

Mathematical modelling of an emerging epidemic: sexual hepatitis C transmission among HIV positive men who have sex with men

Active

Malins, Christopher

2007-8

Science

Chemistry

A structural approach to glassy systems

Completed

Matyjaszkiewicz, Antoni

2010-11

Engineering

Engineering Mathematics

Dynamics of complex ionic fluxes underlying intracellular calcium release

Active

McGovern, Patrick

2011-12

Engineering

Engineering Mathematics

Language Games for Evolving Tactile Concepts in Agent-Based and Robotic Systems

Active

McKetterick, Thomas

2011-12

Engineering

Engineering Mathematics

Delayed interactions in coordinated animal group movement

Active

McVicar, Matthew

2008-9

Engineering

Engineering Mathematics

A machine learning approach to automatic chord extraction

Completed

McWilliams, Christopher

2011-12

Engineering

Engineering Mathematics

Inferring Inter-specific interactions from population dynamics

Active

Mills, Harriet

2008-9

Engineering

Engineering Mathematics

Analysing and informing models of Tuberculosis, Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Hepatitis C epidemics

Completed

Mina, Petros

2008-9

Engineering

Engineering Mathematics

Mathematical modelling and analysis of emergent behaviour in bacterial populations

Completed

Musselle, Christopher

2007-8

Engineering

Engineering Mathematics

Data fusion techniques for temporal correlation and anomaly detection

Completed

Oak, Neeraj

2009-10

Engineering

Engineering Mathematics

Mathematical modelling of the economic dynamics of the renewable energy industry

Completed

Oates, Matthew

2008-9

Engineering

Engineering Mathematics

Domains and Disorder: Towards a Sufficient Evolutionary Description of Protein Structure

Completed

Olteanu, Vlad-Aris

2013-14

Engineering

Engineering Mathematics

Elucidating how molecular dynamics affect pluripotency in mouse embryonic stem cells

Active

Onslow, Angela

2007-8

Engineering

Engineering Mathematics

Modelling coupled oscillations in neural populations during cognitive processing

Completed

Pavlides, Alexander

2009-10

Engineering

Engineering Mathematics

A neurophysiologically plausible model for the origin of beta oscillations in Parkinson's disease

Completed

Pearce, Richard

2012-13

Science

Biological Sciences

Pollinator foraging behaviour in a dynamically changing environment

Active

Pinney, Rhiannon

2011-12

Science

Physics

Topological statistical mechanics of glass forming liquids

Active

Potts, Jonathan

2008-9

Science

Biological Sciences

A complex systems approach to the emergence of animal territoriality

Completed

Purcell, Oliver

2007-8

Science

Biological Sciences

Design, analysis and construction of novel synthetic gene networks

Completed

Rackham, Owen

2007-8

Engineering

Engineering Mathematics

Understanding and controlling the multi-scale complexity of the cell

Completed

Roberts, Lewis

2011-12

Engineering

Engineering Mathematics

The effect and optimisation of stability in power grid networks with low inertia.

Active

Robinson, Katy

2007-8

Engineering

Engineering Mathematics

Dynamic contact networks and the spread and evolution of sexually transmitted infections

Completed

Rooke, Edward

2010-11

Science

Experimental Psychology

Perception of humanness in dynamical systems models of interpersonal interaction and their effects on coordination.

Active

Ruck, Damian

2013-14

Arts

Archaeology and Anthropology

Investigate the history of cultural values using comparative phylogenetic analysis and data from the World Value Survey.

Active

Sardar, Adam

2008-9

Engineering

Engineering Mathematics

Towards Consistent Evolutionary Descriptions Of Complete Proteomes

Completed

Silk, Holly

2011-12

Engineering

Engineering Mathematics

A Triple Jump Approach to Adaptive Networks

Active

Stone, Jack

2013-14

Medicine and Dentistry

Social and Community Medicine

Modelling HCV and Possible Interventions in a Variety of Settings

Active

Szostek, Charlotte

2009-10

Engineering

Engineering Mathematics

Decentralised Control in Financial Markets with Automated Algorithmic Trading

Completed

Taylor, Richard

2011-12

Science

Earth Sciences

The evolution of plant microRNAs

Active

Thurlby, Natalie

2012-13

Engineering

Computer Science

The complex system connecting human genotype to phenotype

Active

Todd, Thomas

2009-10

Engineering

Engineering Mathematics

Robust Oscillations in Cells

Completed

Vaughan, Felix

2012-13

Science

Chemistry

Quantum Dynamics of Excitons in Light Harvesting Complexes

Active

Vincent, Thomas

2007-8

Science

Chemistry

De novo prediction of coiled-coil regions and oligomeric states

Completed

Warburton, Julia

2012-13

Medicine and Dentistry

Clinical Sciences

Investigating the effect of beta-amyloid on neuronal signalling in Alzheimer’s Disease

Active

Wasiuk, Donata

2008-9

Engineering

Aerospace Engineering

Modelling aircraft emissions and their impact on atmospheric composition and ozone

Completed

Wuyts, Bert

2012-13

Engineering

Engineering Mathematics

Resilience of Tropical Forests to Human Impact

Active

Zaucha, Jan

2012-13

Engineering

Computer Science

From Genotype to Phenotype - predicting complex traits.

Active

Zienkiewicz, Adam

2011-12

Engineering

Engineering Mathematics

Analysis and Control of Complex Networks via Multiscale Methods

Active

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