Thesis Titles

The thesis titles from the 73 Horizon CDT students who have successfully passed their PhD vivas are listed by cohort below. Many congratulations to our CDT alumni on their achievements!

Further thesis titles will be added here as Horizon CDT students submit their thesis and successfully pass their PhD vivas. Last updated: 1st June 2021

2016 Cohort – alumni

  • Dr Kate Green O’Leary  – Investigating Privacy Perceptions, Attitudes and Behaviours of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Online Health Communities
  • Siyang Song  – Modelling Person-specific and Multi-scale Facial Dynamics for Automatic Personality and Depression Analysis

2015 Cohort – 7 alumni

  • Dr Shalaka Kurup  – Investigating the factors influencing information use during the process of rail travel
  • Dr Rosa Lavelle-Hill – Big Data Pyschology
  • Dr Qing Li – An investigation into image-based indoor localisation using deep learning
  • Dr Andrew Moffat – Using English as a second language online: Digital interactions and their implications for language learning and teaching
  • Dr Richard Ramchurn – Brain Controlled Film
  • Dr Neelima Sailaja  – Understanding the challenges of using personal data in novel media experiences
  • Dr Ziyad Yehia – The VI Nav Cards: A Holistic Approach to Supporting the Design of Navigation Aids for the Blind and Visually Impaired

2014 Cohort – 8 alumni

  • Dr Gregor Engelmann – Understanding urban behaviour from mobile phone event series
  • Dr Iona Fitzpatrick – Exploring ‘Place’ Through Twitter Text: An investigation into the use of ambient data for furthering geographic understandings of cities
  • Dr Yitong Huang – Internet of Things enabled sedentary behaviour change in officer workers: development and feasibility of a novel intervention (WorkMyWay)
  • Dr Md Shadab Mashuk – Indoor Positioning as a Contribution to Building Occupant Modelling
  • Dr Pepita Barnard– Young Adults’ Considerations for Whole Genome Sequencing
  • Dr Tatiana Styliari – Digitial Identity at the Movies: Understanding and Designing the Contemporary Cinema-going Experience.
  • Dr Matthew Voigts – Privacy and Agency in Refugees’ Digital Communication
  • Dr Alexandra Young – A Qualitative Study of Internet Use Comparing the Experiences of People with Physical Disabilities and Early Onset Dementia

2013 Cohort – 8 alumni

  • Dr Anna Clarke – Supporting pro-amateur composers using digital audio workstations
  • Dr William Darler – A Life Course Approach to Analysing Consumer Behaviour
  • Dr Christopher Ellis  – Dynamic Music Recommendation: A User-centric Approach to the Personalisation Problem
  • Dr Panagiotis Koutsouras – Crafting Content: The Discover of Minecraft’s Invisible Digital Economy
  • Dr Georgiana Nica-Avram – Habit: An exploration of shopping behaviours from transactional data
  • Dr Roma Patel – The Makers of Imaginary Worlds – Interactive Scenography in Theatre for Early Years
  • Dr Martin Porcheron – Understanding Collaborative Action and Technology Use in Casual-Social Settings
  • Dr Hanne Wagner – Engagement through play? The relationship between video games and political engagement

2012 Cohort – 9 alumni

  • Dr Richard Brown – An investigation of performative interaction and embodiment on an augmented stage
  • Dr Peter Craigon – It is not down on any map; true places never are.’ – How do social maps produce truth and knowledge of place?
  • Dr Dimitrios Darzentas – The lives of Objects: Designing for Meaningful Things
  • Dr Liz Dowthwaite – Crowdfunding Webcomics: The Role of Incentives & Reciprocity in Monetising Free Content
  • Dr Sam Howard – Exploring perception towards Electronic Monitoring Devices for Asthma management
  • Dr Richard James – Does mobile gambling attract or create problem gamblers?
  • Dr William Knight – Can Hacktivism be understood as the performance of collective digital identity?
  • Dr Horia Maior – Real-time physiological measure and feedback of workload using Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS)
  • Dr Lachlan Urquhart -Towards user-centric regulation: Exploring the interface between Information Technology Law and Human Computer Interaction

2011 Cohort – 9 alumni

  • Dr Paul Brindley – Generating Vague Geographic Information through Data Mining of Passive Web Data
  • Dr Jacob Chapman – Multi-Agent Stochastic Simulation of Occupants in Buildings
  • Dr Lesley Fosh – Designing Personalised Visiting Experiences for Groups in Museums
  • Dr Chrisminder Hare – Designing for Naturalistic Decision-Making
  • Dr Martin Kruusimägi – Designing the user experience of spatiotemporal automated home heating system: A holistic design an implementation process
  • Dr Michaela Murphy (Nee Hoare) – Lost in the Noise: DIY Amateur Musical Practice in a Digital Age
  • Dr Daniel Ratzinger – The impact of University Education upon Digital Start-ups
  • Dr James Sprinks – Designing Task Workflows to ensure the best Scientific Outcomes in Citizen Science
  • Dr Matthew Terrell – Utilising Virtual Communities for Innovative Consumer Identification

2010 Cohort – 15 alumni

  • Dr Edward Anstead – Many Screen Viewing: Collaborative consumption of Television Media across Multiple Devices
  • Dr Anthony Brown – Domesticating Home Networks
  • Dr Christopher Carter – Understanding the Professionally Risky Behaviour of Young Adults upon Social Media
  • Dr Olga Fernholz – Innovating for today while innovating for tomorrow: A test of Innovation Ambidexterity Theory in a leading technology company
  • Dr John Harvey – An Economic Anthropology of Computer-Mediated Non-Monetary Exchange in England
  • Dr Adrian Hazzard – Guidelines for composing Locative Soundtracks
  • Dr Paul Holmes – Towards a Person-Centric Interface
  • Dr Annika Hupfeld – Designing the Social Life of Books and E-Books
  • Dr Mark Iliffe – The Praxis of Community Mapping in Developing Countries
  • Dr Lorena Macnaughtan – Coping with Complex Environments: The Case of Digital Healthcare Technology Producers
  • Dr Abdur Rahman – The influence of Social Identity when digitally sharing location
  • Dr Julian Rosser – Constrained modelling of building interiors
  • Dr Jianhua Shao – Strategic Signals in the App Economy
  • Dr Mercedes Torres – Automatic image annotation applied to habitat classification
  • Dr Min Zhang – An Investigation of Query-by-Drawing Image Search on Mobile Devices.

2009 Cohort: 15 alumni

  • Dr Ragad Al-lwihan – Investigating Methods of Capturing and Sharing Experience during Field Trip to Support Students Activity
  • Dr Jimmy Chim – An Interpretive Investigation of Trust and Workflow in Advertising
  • Dr Antony Cousin – A study of principles for Attendee Mobile Applications in venue-based experiences
  • Dr Jo Cranwell – Inhibition Training using Smartphone Technology
  • Dr Mark Dimond – Journey Extraction for Route Prediction
  • Dr Ewa Luger – Consent Reconsidered: Reframing ‘Consent’ for Ubiquitous Computing Systems
  • Dr Robert Mitchelmore – The usefulness of case in building plastic user interfaces
  • Dr Gilad Rosner – Identity Management Policy and unlinkability: A comparative case study of the US and Germany
  • Dr Mike Golembewski – Modelmaking and Process Activities, Artists Tools and Models of Art
  • Dr Rachel Jacobs – The Artist’s Footprint: Investigating the Distinct Contributions of Artists Engaging the Public with Climate Data.
  • Dr Claudia Krehl – In Search of a Multimodal Mobile Interface that Supports Multitasking on the Move
  • Dr Sam Meek – Line of Sight Modelling for Query and Annotation of the Remote Landscape
  • Dr William Preston – Attack Points for Pedestrian Navigation in Augmented Reality
  • Dr Mark Selby – Experimental Manufacturing: Designing Digitally Augmented Objects to Support Personal Reflection on the Past
  • Dr Emily Webber – Strategy Differences in the use of Mobile Devices for Navigation

Thesis submissions:

In addition, there are also 4 CDT students that have submitted their PhD thesis and are awaiting viva dates/examination/corrections.

  • Judit Varga (2015 cohort) – Geocaching: Tracing Geotagged Social media Research Using Mixed Methods
  • Madeleine Ellis (2016 cohort) – Detection of Vulnerable Communities in East Africa via Novel Data Streams and Dynamic Stochastic Block Models
  • Obrien Sim (2014 cohort) – Smart packaging, engagement, and fast-moving consumer goods
  • Roza Vasileva (2016 cohort) – Exploring the Use of Open Data to Support Citizen-Led Initiatives for Sustainable Urban Development in the Global South