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.


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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 fees (Home/EU £4,350 / International £13,000 / International Lab-based £16,000). The deadline for applications is 20th January 2017, with each studentship due to commence in October 2017.

Please see the links below and get in touch with the named contacts for further information.


Based in PaCT Lab


Digital Risks for Older Adults

Contact Pam


The Impact of Social Media Outreach and Engagement on Health Information Seeking and Risk Perceptions During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Contact Lynne Coventry:


Around Northumbria University


Design to Support Online Identity Management for Women Living with HIV

Contact Abigail Durrant:


Designing for Crowdfunding Social Innovation

Contact Jo Briggs:


Participatory Design Fiction for Alternate Civics

Contact John Vines:


The value of craft sensibilities in technology orientated Maker and Hack communities

Contact Justin Marshall:


Social computing for food and sustainable living

Contact Adrian Clear:


Whole Body Interactions: standing user interfaces for the next generation interaction

Contact Nick Dalton:


What is the role of brokers and brokerage in the appropriation of Assistive Technologies in dementia care?

Contact Katie Brittain:


Human Building Interactions

Contact Leslie McIntyre:


Could Skype/FaceTime combat loneliness in the elderly?

Contact Thomas Pollet: