Applications open for 8 fully-funded PhD studentship places within the School of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University

PhD supervisors Dr Frances Ryan, Dr David Haynes, Debbie Meharg, Dr David Brazier

PhD supervisors of the Centre for Social Informatics invite applications from new students

The School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University is currently advertising eight fully-funded PhD studentships across a wide range of subjects, from sound technologies to cybersecurity. Amongst these are four proposed by Centre for Social Informatics colleagues:

  • Human behaviours in online information sharing – Dr Frances Ryan
  • Information governance and the digital environment – Dr David Haynes
  • The impact of technology on policy issues, with a focus on gender equality and widening participation in higher education – Debbie Meharg
  • User centred approaches to autonomous online system support – Dr David Brazier

For the successful candidates, the studentships will cover cover tuition fees (both home and international students), and include a standard living allowance at the UKRI rate (currently £15,609 per annum). Those who join the Centre for Social Informatics will be part of a research group of 23, including our 10 current PhD students. They will enjoy developing their research careers in a very supportive research environment, assessed as 90% 3* and 4* In the last REF. Find out more about the group’s research in our flyer.

If you would like to undertake a PhD in one of the UK’s largest computer science departments at Scotland’s top modern university*, on a campus that boasts (amongst other great facilities) a medieval tower, situated in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, then please see the full details in the advertisement – including all the proposed topics across the School – on The application deadline is 14th January 2022.

Professor Ahmed Al-Dubai and new School of Computing Doctors Marwa Salayma and Solomon Uwagbole at the graduation ceremony in 2018

* The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.

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