Fully funded PhD Opportunities for 2023!

Napier PhD Graduate

We are very happy to announce that we can offer funded PhD opportunities in five wide ranging social informatics projects for a number of students who will excel and make a considerable contribution to improving our research

The places are advertised here on jobs.ac.uk.

Note the deadline is tight: applications have to be in by 15 January.

PhD projects to choose from

Please contact the supervisor if you are interested.

Trust, risk and digital identity for digitally-unsure citizens

Supervisor: Dr Peter CruickshankDescription – download PDF

A new model for information literacies of community representatives

Supervisor: Dr Peter CruickshankDescription – download PDF

Online safety and digital literacy

Supervisor: Dr David HaynesDescription – download PDF

Privacy and identity in the metaverse

Supervisor: Dr David HaynesDescription – download PDF

Behaviour change for Cybersecurity: Increasing awareness and reducing susceptibility

Supervisor: Dr JP VargheeseDescription – download PDF

Further ideas

Here are two a further ideas that didn’t make the main list, but are still available to direct applicants.

Proposals on topics not advertised but related to the areas of interest for the academics in our research group are encouraged too – you can explore our interests on this site here.

Edinburgh Napier University is ranked the top modern University in Scotland in the 2022 Times World University Rankings. The School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment is highly regarded and has invested recently heavily in research in terms of both staff and facilities to conduct world class research in a wide range of disciplines.

In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF), our research was ranked top modern university in Scotland in terms of research power.

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