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Postgraduate applicants are required to nominate a supervisor as part of their application.

Please consult the list below to see which members of staff are available to supervise postgraduate students starting in October 2022. Availability depends on several factors, including sabbatical leave arrangements, contractual arrangements, and the number of students already being supervised by each member of staff.

Each entry includes a few words outlining research/supervision interests. When choosing your nominated supervisor, it is important that there is some overlap with your own research interests or approach. You can find more detailed information by clicking through to supervisors’ research profiles.

MPhil applicants

Please do not contact a prospective supervisor in advance of making an application. If for any reason your nominated supervisor cannot consider your application, your forms will be forwarded to an alternative supervisor within the same pathway. If you are offered a place, we will let you know if you have been allocated a different supervisor to the person you nominated.

PhD applicants

If you are confident that your proposed research is a good fit with your nominated supervisor, you do not need to contact them in advance – no preference will be given to applicants who have made informal contact.

If you have any questions about whether your topic is a good fit with your supervisor’s interests, you may email them, attaching both a CV with details of the degrees you have taken and the marks you have obtained, and a brief research proposal (1-2 pages max). There is no need to attach references or transcripts. Please be aware that our PhD supervisors receive large numbers of enquiries, and that they therefore cannot give detailed feedback on your proposal.


Supervisor Name

Research Interests

MPhil

PhD

Patrick Baert

Social and political theory, cultural sociology, intellectuals & politics

No

Yes

Anna Bagnoli

Identities/gender and STEM/creative methodologies

Yes

Yes

Brendan Burchell

Employment and wellbeing

Yes

No

Filipe Carreira da Silva

Social theory, political sociology, intellectual history

Yes

Yes

Shana Cohen

Social action under neoliberalism

Yes

Yes

Adam Coutts

NGOs, health, public policy

Yes

No

Danilo De Urzedo

Environmental governance

Yes

No

Manali Desai

Gender and sexual violence

Yes 

Yes 

Sarah Franklin

Sociology of reproduction

Yes

No

Jennifer Gabrys

Digital media, science and technology studies, environmental justice

Yes

Yes

Stuart Hogarth

Science & biomedical innovation

Yes

Yes

Maria Iacovou

Family demography, quantitative methods

Yes

Yes

Garima Jaju

Gender, violence, kinship/home/domesticity, work, consumerism

Yes

No

Sazana Jayadeva Education, inequality, class, language, student mobility, social media Yes No

Hazem Kandil

Historical and Political Sociology

Yes

Yes

David Lane

World politics, capitalism, globalisation,socialism

Yes

No

Christel Lane

Cultural and economic sociology

Yes

No

Olga Loblova

Health policy and regulation

Yes

No

Ella McPherson

New Media and Digital Technology

Yes

No

Ali Meghji

Social inequalities, race and class

Yes

No

Jeff Miley

Political sociology, nationalism

No

Yes

Mónica Moreno Figueroa

(Anti-)Racism, Beauty, Intersectionality, Emotions

Yes

Yes

Veronique Mottier

Social and political theory

No

Yes

Shannon Philip

Gender, sexuality, race, violence and new media

Yes

No

Charlotte Proudman

Female genital mutilation (“FGM”) jurisprudence

Yes

No

Mark Ramsden

Social and spatial inequalities

Yes

No

Max Ritts

Critical Indigenous studies and political ecology

Yes

No

R Sánchez Rivera

Eugenics, Racism, Reproductive Justice

Yes

No

Trishant Simlai

Political Ecology, Global Conservation Politics

Yes

No

Matthew Sparkes

Social class, financialisation, political economy

Yes

Yes

Peggy Watson

Gender, feminism, class, post-socialism

Yes

Yes

Darin Weinberg

Addiction, Sociology of medical thought

Yes

Yes

Michelle Westerlaken

Feminist technoscience, multispecies justice

Yes

No


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