Thesis Titles

The thesis titles from the 76 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 July 2021

2016 Cohort – 3 alumni

  • Dr Kate Green O’Leary  – Investigating Privacy Perceptions, Attitudes and Behaviours of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Online Health Communities
  • Dr Madeleine Ellis – Detection of Vulnerable Communities in East Africa via Novel Data Streams and Dynamic Stochastic Block Models
  • Dr Siyang Song  – Modelling Person-specific and Multi-scale Facial Dynamics for Automatic Personality and Depression Analysis

2015 Cohort – 8 alumni

  • Dr Andrew Moffat – Using English as a second language online: Digital interactions and their implications for language learning and teaching
  • Dr Judit Varga – Geocaching: Tracing Geotagged Social media Research Using Mixed Methods
  • Dr Neelima Sailaja  – Understanding the challenges of using personal data in novel media experiences
  • Dr Richard Ramchurn – Brain Controlled Film
  • Dr Rosa Lavelle-Hill – Big Data Pyschology
  • Dr Shalaka Kurup  – Investigating the factors influencing information use during the process of rail travel
  • Dr Qing Li – An investigation into image-based indoor localisation using deep learning
  • 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 – 9 alumni

  • Dr Alexandra Young – A Qualitative Study of Internet Use Comparing the Experiences of People with Physical Disabilities and Early Onset Dementia
  • 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 Matthew Voigts – Privacy and Agency in Refugees’ Digital Communication
  • Dr Md Shadab Mashuk – Indoor Positioning as a Contribution to Building Occupant Modelling
  • Dr Obrien Sim – Smart packaging, engagement, and fast-moving consumer goods
  • 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 Yitong Huang – Internet of Things enabled sedentary behaviour change in officer workers: development and feasibility of a novel intervention (WorkMyWay)

2013 Cohort – 8 alumni

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

2012 Cohort – 9 alumni

  • Dr Dimitrios Darzentas – The lives of Objects: Designing for Meaningful Things
  • 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
  • Dr Liz Dowthwaite – Crowdfunding Webcomics: The Role of Incentives & Reciprocity in Monetising Free Content
  • 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 Richard Brown – An investigation of performative interaction and embodiment on an augmented stage
  • Dr Richard James – Does mobile gambling attract or create problem gamblers?
  • Dr Sam Howard – Exploring perception towards Electronic Monitoring Devices for Asthma management
  • Dr William Knight – Can Hacktivism be understood as the performance of collective digital identity?

2011 Cohort – 9 alumni

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

2010 Cohort – 15 alumni

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

2009 Cohort: 15 alumni

  • Dr Antony Cousin – A study of principles for Attendee Mobile Applications in venue-based experiences
  • Dr Claudia Krehl – In Search of a Multimodal Mobile Interface that Supports Multitasking on the Move
  • Dr Emily Webber – Strategy Differences in the use of Mobile Devices for Navigation
  • Dr Ewa Luger – Consent Reconsidered: Reframing ‘Consent’ for Ubiquitous Computing Systems
  • Dr Gilad Rosner – Identity Management Policy and unlinkability: A comparative case study of the US and Germany
  • Dr Jimmy Chim – An Interpretive Investigation of Trust and Workflow in Advertising
  • Dr Jo Cranwell – Inhibition Training using Smartphone Technology
  • Dr Mark Dimond – Journey Extraction for Route Prediction
  • Dr Mark Selby – Experimental Manufacturing: Designing Digitally Augmented Objects to Support Personal Reflection on the Past
  • 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 Ragad Al-lwihan – Investigating Methods of Capturing and Sharing Experience during Field Trip to Support Students Activity
  • Dr Robert Mitchelmore – The usefulness of case in building plastic user interfaces
  • 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

Thesis submissions:

Students that have submitted their PhD thesis and are awaiting viva dates/examination/corrections.

  • Roza Vasileva (2016 cohort) – Exploring the Use of Open Data to Support Citizen-Led Initiatives for Sustainable Urban Development in the Global South