Next Destinations

Where Next?


The Horizon CDT programme has equipped our graduates with unique, exemplary high-level skills and training to enable them to go on to secure post-doctoral employment where impact can be made within a variety of sectors both nationally and globally, including academia, industry, government, international organisations, creative agencies and the public sector.

In addition to this, we have alumni who have founded their own digital start-ups, creative agencies, research collectives, innovative digital products/software/apps and spin-out companies, as a result of being an Horizon CDT student.

Lister below are the career and employment destinations of our Horizon CDT alumni:

2009 Cohort:

  • Dr Ragad Al-lwihan – King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences
  • Dr Jimmy Chim – Nottingham Business School – Nottingham Trent University
  • Dr Antony Cousin – RedEye, Biglight (Experience Design Agency)
  • Dr Jo Cranwell – University of Nottingham, University of Bath (Public Health)
  • Dr Mark Dimond – Integrated Transport Planning Ltd
  • Dr Ewa Luger – University of Nottingham, Microsoft Research (& Corpus Christ College, University of Cambridge), University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Robert Mitchelmore – Amazon Web Services
  • Dr Gilad Rosner – Internet of Things Privacy Forum, Independent Consultant
  • Dr Mike Golembewski – Microsoft Research, Royal College of Art
  • Dr Rachel Jacobs – Mixed Reality Lab & Horizon Digital Economy Research – University of Nottingham, Independent Artist.
  • Dr Claudia Krehl – Jaguar Land Rover UK
  • Dr Sam Meek – Helyx Secure Information Systems Ltd
  • Dr William Preston – Mixed Reality Lab – University of Nottingham
  • Dr Mark Selby – University of Edinburgh, Eindhoven University of Technology, Royal College of Art
  • Dr Emily Webber – The Insight Lab/Bionical

2010 Cohort:

  • Dr Edward Anstead – University College London, Goldsmiths University of London
  • Dr Anthony Brown – Mixed Reality Lab – University of Nottingham
  • Dr Christopher Carter – Horizon Digital Economy Research, Haydn Green Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Nottingham University Business School) – University of Nottingham
  • Olga Fernholz – School of Physics & Astronomy – University of Nottingham
  • Dr John Harvey – Nottingham Business School – Nottingham Trent University
  • Dr Adrian Hazzard – Mixed Reality Lab – University of Nottingham
  • Dr Annika Hupfeld – Edinburgh College of Art, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Dr Mark Iliffe – University of Nottingham, The World Bank, United Nations
  • Tim Pearce – Research & Development, BBC
  • Dr Abdur Rahman – Linney Design (UX Design)
  • Dr Julian Rosser – School of Geography – University of Nottingham
  • Dr Jianhua Shao – Barclays Bank, Cass Business School
  • Dr Mercedes Torres – Computer Vision Lab and Horizon Digital Economy Research – University of Nottingham
  • Dr Min Zhang – Newcastle University

2011 Cohort:

  • Dr Paul Brindley – Department of Landscape, University of Sheffield
  • Dr Jacob Chapman – University of Sheffield, Quiqup
  • Dr Lesley Fosh – New York University, Discovery Education, Systems Concepts Ltd
  • Dr Chrisminder Hare – Airbus, Jaguar Land Rover UK
  • Laura Kinley – Chesterfield Borough Council (Town Planning)
  • Dr Martin Kruusimägi – Call for Participants (start-up), Jisc
  • Dr Michaela Murphy (Nee Hoare) – The Insight Lab/Bionical
  • Dr Daniel Ratzinger – Call for Participants (start-up), Zinger Limited
  • Dr James Sprinks – University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University
  • Matthew Terrell – Call for Participants (start-up), Jisc, Justis (Legal Research)

2012 Cohort:

  • Dimitri Darzentas – Mixed Reality Lab – University of Nottingham
  • Peter Craigon – School of Veterinary Medicine & Science – University of Nottingham
  • Dr Sam Howard – Userfy (Co-Founder of UX start-up)
  • Liz Dowthwaite – Horizon Digital Economy Research – University of Nottingham
  • Dr Richard James – School of Psychology – University of Nottingham
  • Will Knight – De Montfort University
  • Dr Horia Maior – University of Nottingham Ningbo Campus, Mixed Reality Lab – University of Nottingham
  • Dr Lachlan Urquhart – Horizon Digital Economy Research – University of Nottingham

2013 Cohort:

  • Georgiana Avram – Haydn Green Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Nottingham University Business School), University of Nottingham
  • Will Darler – School of Business, University of Leicester
  • George Filip – Innovate UK Knowledge Transfer Network
  • Panagiotis Koutsouras – Mixed Reality Lab – University of Nottingham