Search for a Supervisor

We warmly welcome enquiries from appropriately qualified applicants who are keen to register for doctoral research (PhD).

Please see the list below for a range of research topics that staff members of the Department of Marketing are interested in supervising.

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View Nicholas's profile

I am available to supervise PhD around the broad area of international marketing and cross-cultural consumer behaviour. Specific topics on ethics and CSR, consumer financial vulnerability and transformative research are most welcome.

View Sandra's profile

Available for supervising PhD students in the area of Bottom of the Pyramid/Subsistence Markets and Sustainability Practices in B2B networks.

View Ronika's profile

I am interested in supervising PhD students in the broad area of Consumer Culture Theory (CCT) - including topics related to Youth Culture, Youth Identity and Consumption, Social Class, and Celebrity Culture.

View Hayley's profile

I supervise PhD students in the broad areas of consumer culture theory (CCT), transformative consumer research (TCR), social marketing, and food studies. I am particularly receptive to students who demonstrate an appreciation for novel and interpretive approaches to research and share an interest in contemporary consumer experiences. I especially welcome work that centres on the micro-cultural experiences of consumers and the social influences that impact upon consumers' identities, relationships and/or well-being. My current doctoral students contend with a number of exciting conceptual issues that vary from consumer resistance to forms of escapist behaviour using a broad suite of qualitative methods. Their contexts of interest range from studying the functions that binge-watching TV series serve consumers to unpacking how communities make sense of controversies within the food marketplace.

View James's profile

I am willing to supervise PhD students in any areas of consumer behaviour, service marketing and international marketing research who want to use quantitative methods, especially using experiment and/or regression-based models.

View Ahmad's profile

Sociological and business-based approaches to gambling, entrepreneurship and enterprise education, organisation and management of healthcare services, business history.

View Carolyn's profile

I would be happy to supervise research projects connected with the psychology of markets and sustainability. My former PhD student, Dr. Erik Jacobi, is now a Lecturer at Essex University, and I continue to co-author academic papers with him.

View James's profile

I look forward to supervising students interested in the following topics: Virtual reality applications and uses - Online/ virtual customer experience - Young consumers within emerging markets (e.g. e-tailing and the role of social media in emerging markets particularly in the Middle East region). - Virtual consumption practices - Compensatory consumption.

View Eman's profile

I am always willing to consider those who come with a drive and passion to uncover and solve stimulating, and engaging contemporary issues in the marketing, and organisational domains.

View Alan's profile

I am willing to discuss possible supervision with candidates interested in sacred consumption, investigating the relationship between religion and marketplace structures and religious and secular pilgrimage.

View Leighanne's profile

I am interested in supervising doctoral students from the consumer behaviour field, particularly with an orientation towards qualitative-based approaches to research, for instance as found in Consumer Culture Theory. My specific research interests are in the intersections between identity, self and consumption, and in extending theory-building in this area via a variety of empirical contexts (e.g. new mothers; empty nest women; families; children and adolescent consumers; acculturation and cultural contexts).

View Margaret's profile

I would welcome applicants interested in food controversies - GM food, food waste, food related obesity, approaches to food security, food sustainability - and many more

View Gillian's profile

I am happy to take on PhD research projects in Educational Management and Marketing - particularly in the post school sector (FE and HE).

View Jonathan's profile

I am keen to supervise Ph.D. students interested in the relationship between self, identity, and consumption. I am particularly interested in (but not limited to): (1) Family consumption and identity negotiation, (2) Consumption, Gender, and Identity from a discursive and an embodied perspective, (3) Transformative consumer research - projects that focus on improving consumer welfare and making positive social impact, and (4) The role of the body in contemporary consumer culture. In terms of methodology, I am interested in anything qualitative, in the broadest sense.

View Chih-Ling's profile

I am looking for PhD Students: with interest in studying product development and innovation management, for example: open innovation, absorptive capability and dynamic capabilities, social media, digital marketing, SMEs, and internationalization. Students with a multi-disciplinary approach are welcomed.

View Rebecca's profile

I am interested in supervising students with an interest in the following research topics:
•Consumer Behaviour and Ethical Consumption
•Emotions and Hedonic/Experiential Consumption Practices
•Services Dominant Logic and Customer Sphere
•Tourism Marketing and Ethical Practices
Transformative Consumer Research: sustainability and community wellbeing.

View Sheila's profile

PhD applications are welcomed from prospective students interested in the following areas: International Trade Deals, Innovation and Value Creation, Innovative Responses to Climate Change, Resources and Property Rights, Business Opportunity and Valuation, Negotiation and Deal-making, Strategy and Marketing Management, Assessing Business Performance

View Stefanos's profile

I am interested in supervising PhD students in the broad area of consumption and social marketing, particularly relating to young people and risky consumption behaviour.

View Maria's profile

I am willing to supervise PhD students in the following areas: Aesthetics and taste, consumption of space and place, arts marketing and cultural industries, online consumer behaviour, and consumption-driven entrepreneurship.

View Alexandros's profile