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Research Student Supervisors

MPhil/PhD Degrees

This page lists current supervisors, with links to their research profiles. These give an idea of the key areas of research that are covered at the RCA. If there is a particular member of staff that you are interested in working with, then please email the relevant School Administrator. While we offer relevant supervisory expertise for all of our research students, we cannot guarantee that you will be allocated your preferred supervisor. However, all academic staff named in these lists contribute to research seminars and lectures, and there will be opportunities to seek advice from staff beyond your supervisory team as appropriate.

See MPhil/PhD Application Process for more information on the application process and writing a research proposal.

Vice-Chancellor's Office

Naren Barfield

Computer Science Research Centre

Dr Ali Asadipour 

The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design

Dr Jo-Anne Bichard
Dr Melanie Flory
Rama Gheerawo
Dr Chris McGinley
Professor Jeremy Myerson

Intelligent Mobility Design Centre

Professor Dale Harrow
Dr Cyriel Diels
Professor Stephen Boyd Davis
Dr Artur Mausbach
Dr Jiayu (Zoe) Wu

Material Science Research Centre

Professor Sharon Baurley
Dr Bruna Petreca

School of Architecture

Professor Graeme Brooker
Dr Mark Campbell
Dr Maria Shéhérazade Giudici
Dr Jon Goodbun
Dr Sam Jacoby
Dr Adam Kaasa
Dr Adrian Lahoud
Dr Godofredo Pereira 
Dr Ines Weizman

Find out more about MPhil/PhD degrees in Architecture.

School of Arts & Humanities

Dr Jesse Ash
Dr James Ryan (V&A)
Felicity Aylieff
Jonathan Boyd
Dr Heike Brachlow
Mel Brimfield 

Dr Steve Brown
Dr Sarah Cheang
Dr Nicky Coutts
Dr Ben Cranfield 
Michaela Crimmin
Denise de Cordova
Kate Davies
Anne DuffauDr Chantal Faust
Professor Rebecca Fortnum
Pamela Golden
Professor Johnny Golding
Graham Hudson
Dr Mel Jackson
Sarah Jones 
Dr Melanie Jordan
Dr Jaspar Joseph-Lester
Dr Josie Kane
Professor Peter Kennard
Dr Pil Kollectiv
Dr Emily LaBarge
Rut Blees Luxemburg
Bob Matthews
Jonathan Miles
Jeremy Millar
Dr Peter Oakley
Dr James Ryan (V&A)
Sally O'Reilly
Dr Tim O'Riley
Professor Olivier Richon
Michael Rowe
Dr Aura Satz
Tai Shani
John Slyce
Alexandria Smith
Sarah Staton
Professor Jo Stockham
Dr Spike Sweeting (V&A)
Emma Talbot
Dr Joanne Tatham 
Finlay Taylor
Dr Sarah Teasley 
Edward Thomasson
Milly Thompson 
Dr Simona Valeriani (V&A)
Professor Victoria Walsh
Dr Grant Watson
Hermione Wiltshire

Find out more about MPhil/PhD degree Arts & Humanities.

School of Communication

Research Lead: Professor Teal Triggs
Research Administrator: [email protected]

Dr Danielle Barrios-O’Neill
Professor Neville Brody
Professor Suzanne Buchan
Dr Emily Candela
Dr Eleanor Dare
Dr Claudia Dutson
Nicky Hamlyn
Anne Howeson
Joe King
Dr Matt Lewis
Peter Nencini
Dr Eleni Ikoniadou
Luke Pendrell
Tom Simmons
Dr Dylan Yamada-Rice
Tracey Waller

Find out more about MPhil/PhD degrees in Communication.

School of Design

Research administrator: [email protected]

Design Products

Dr Rob Philips
Dr Carolina Ramirez-Figueroa
Dr Alex Williams
Dr Delfina Fantini van Ditmar
Dr Claudia Dutson

Global Innovation Design

Dr John Stevens


Zowie Broach
Flora McLean
Susan Postlethwaite
Tristan Webber

Innovation Design Engineering

Professor Ashley Hall
Dr Chang Hee Lee
Dr Bjorn Sommer

Intelligent Mobility

Dr Cyriel Diels
Dr Jiayu (Zoe) Wu
Dr Artur Grisanti Mausbach
Professor Dale Harrow
Dr Chris Thorpe


Dr Sina Sareh

Service Design

Dr Nick de Leon
Dr Qian Sun


Dr Fiona Curran
Jemma Ooi
Dr Sara Robertson
Freddie Robins
Lynn Tandler
Anne Toomey
Dr Elif Ozden Yenigun

Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality

Professor Paul Anderson

Ethics, Engagement and Participation

Dr Laura Ferrarello

Find out more about MPhil/PhD degrees in Design.


School of Architecture:
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School of Arts and Humanities
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School of Communication
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School of Design
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Intelligent Mobility Design Centre
[email protected]

Material Science Research Centre
[email protected]

The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design
[email protected]