PhDs

Hazel Hall and new PhD graduate Robert Irvine, June 2013

Hazel Hall and new PhD graduate Robert Irvine, June 2013

I welcome enquiries from prospective PhD students students whose research interests align with mine (as outlined on the About Hazel Hall page). If you have a research idea for doctoral study that you would like to discuss with me, please feel free to get in touch by e-mail.

We regularly advertise fully-funded studentships. Please check my blog home page for current calls for applications. We accept applications from students who are self-funding at any time.

Within the Centre for Social Informatics we are particularly interested in receiving applications related to the broad research themes of:

  • Democratic digital engagement
  • Digital culture
  • Digital economy
  • e-Government
  • Information policy
  • Information seeking behaviour and use
  • The Information Society
  • Information systems for organisational effectiveness
  • Knowledge management
  • Online communities
  • Open data and open government

Recent and current research students within the Centre for Social Informatics engage in a range of doctoral studies on topics that include:

Formal applications to study for a PhD within the Centre for Social Informatics should be made through the official Edinburgh Napier University process. This is explained on the Edinburgh Napier University research degree applications process page, where you will find full details on how to make an application, and of fees.

Further documents of relevance to PhD study at Edinburgh Napier are available on the Research degrees page of the My Napier student portal. This page provides links to forms for research students (apart from the application form – please see above). Here you will also find a link to the regulations. For full information and guidance on the academic, management and administrative procedures associated with research degrees at Edinburgh Napier University, please see the Research degrees framework document. There is also a Research degree handbook for students in the School of Computing (issued on an annual basis) and an ethics wiki for the School of Computing.

Edinburgh Napier PhD students have access to a wide range of training opportunities.These include “local” courses and events offered by their Schools, and other internal events run as part of the University’s researcher development programme. PhD students are also supported to participate in external training events such as those offered by the:

The output of the Developing Research Excellence and Methods (DREaM) project workshops includes much valuable material on a number of research topics including:

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