PhD Supervision

If you are interested to apply for a PhD programme please contact
– shawn.sobers @

Current and previous PhD students:

Peter Moseley – Completed 2016
Thesis Title – ‘The Performance of the Print – The aesthetics of print surface, tonality and authorial gesture in the realisation of portraits and their enhancement through the application of contemporary digital technologies to nineteenth century photographic processes.’
Supervisors – Professor Steve Hoskins / Dr Shawn Sobers
In collaboration with the Centre for Fine Print Research

Vikki Hill – Current
Thesis Title – ‘Pictorialism through the Plastic Lens: can a neo-pictorialist aesthetic be inferred from artists’ use of the toy camera?’
Supervisors – Dr Shawn Sobers / Professor Gay Attwood / Dr Anne Hammond

Lucietta Wlliams – Current
Thesis Title – ‘How will the development of Lens-less Capture of moving images and Plenoptics create an emerging aesthetic  and how  will this affect moving image practice, discourse and theory both within and outside industry and the Academy ?’
Supervisors – Professor Andrew Spicer, Dr Kayla Parker, Dr Shawn Sobers

Liz Crow – Current
Thesis Title – ‘How can a methodology of ‘dwelling space’ activism be developed through durational performance praxis?’
Supervisors – Dr Shawn Sobers / Dr Clare Johnson
In partnership with the Visual Culture Research Group

Sarah Bodman – Current
Thesis Title – ‘Connecting Artists’ Books’
Supervisors – Dr Shawn Sobers / Maria Fusco / Dr Anne Hammond
In collaboration with the Centre for Fine Print Research

Further information about applying for a PhD can be found here