PacT Lab


Members of PaCT Lab collaborate with practitioners to ensure transfer of knowledge into industry and to support the application of research findings into the business world.


PhD Studentships 2017

About the Studentships   Northumbria University (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK) has 8 PhD studentships available in the subjects of design, human-computer interaction, social computing and related areas. Each studentship includes a full stipend, paid for three years at RCUK rates for 2017/18 (this is yet to be set, in 2016/17 this is £14,296 pa) and [...]


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Dr. Andrew McNeill

Andrew McNeill is a Research Fellow working on the ACANTO Project at PaCT Lab in Northumbria University. He gained his PhD through studying the discursive enactment of victimhood in post-conflict Northern Ireland. Following this he worked on the INfluENCE project, which explored the dissemination of H1N1-related information during the 2009-10 UK pandemic. Currently he works on the ACANTO project, which is developing a social network system for older adults with a view to improving their social, psychological and physical wellbeing.