PhD Studentships in Human-Computer Interaction

University College London - UCL Interaction Centre

Applications are invited for a number of PhD studentships in the UCL Interaction Centre (UCLIC,, funded by EPSRC grants, and one UCL Demonstratorship. All studentships are for up to 4 years from October 2018, and cover tuition fees at the UK/EU level, and a stipend (full details below).


Please be aware that EPSRC funding is only available to UK/EU candidates who have (a) settled status in the UK, with no restrictions on how long they can stay and (b) been 'ordinarily resident' in the UK for 3 years prior to the start of the studentship (for education purposes is fine). For more information:
Please be aware that the UCL Demonstratorship covers PhD fees only to the UK/EU level.

Research Themes and Projects

The studentships will be aligned with one of several themes, listed below  - please see the extended advert on the UCLIC website for information on specific projects. For more information, please refer to recent publications of the listed supervisor(s) below, or contact them directly via email.

  • Designing and Evaluating New Digital Technologies for HealthCare in Hospitals

Supervised by Prof Yvonne Rogers and Prof Ann Blandford 

  • Designing interaction around smart and autonomous systems.

Supervised by Dr Enrico Costanza.

  • The Paradox of the New Digital Age: Struggling to Get Things Done Despite Being Always-On.

Supervised by Dr Duncan Brumby and Prof Anna Cox

  • Designing and Evaluating Interactive Systems in the Research Areas of Cross-Device Interaction or Dynamic Interactive Floors

Supervised by Dr Nicolai Marquardt

Person Specification

In general, applicants should possess a strong bachelor's degree (1st or 2:1) or Master's degree in Human-Computer Interaction or a related discipline. Candidates will ideally have some relevant previous research experience and should have excellent communication and presentation skills. Additional skills relevant to each specific project are listed below the details of that project.

Application Procedure

Applications should submit their applications through the online UCL Select system using routecode RRDPLSSUIC01 by 5pm Friday 16 February 2018 - applications must include:

  • A personal statement and research proposal describing the preferred research question, a summary of some relevant literature, and an outline of the type of research to be conducted (including ideas about which methods would be appropriate).
  • Examples of academic writing and outputs from past work (e.g. a dissertation or assignment)
  • Academic transcripts
  • A CV

Interviews with short-listed applicants will begin around 21st February 2017

Questions about the studentship can be made to the individual academics listed with each project. Queries about the application process can be made to Louise Gaynor.

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