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For more details of our PhD programme (full and part-time options), visit the Research Degrees page or contact

We normally consider applications between November and May, and in most cases the doctoral programme will be full by the end of May. In exceptional circumstances, we may consider an application submitted after this date, subject to supervisory capacity in one of the Faculty’s Research Impact Groups.

The Faculty generates applied research as well as research which has been judged as including "world leading" and "internationally excellent" in the REF 2014 exercise. 

Our priority areas of research supervision across these programmes are outlined below:

Priority research areas:

Example supervisors (*indicates available for supervision)

Thriving and resilience at work and workplace/management education

Professor Tony Wall 
Dr Neil Moore
Dr David Perrin

Dr Brian Gibbs*
Dr Gina Holmes*

Dr Nerise Johnson*
Dr Steve Lambert*
Dr Trevor Omoruyi*

Marketing communications, branding, tourism and destination development, corporate communications, public relations, and public affairs

Professor Danny Moss

Dr David Acquaye*
Dr Tim Brown*

Dr Ann Hindley*
Dr Wilhelm Loibl*
Associate Professor Dr Andy Lyon*

Dr Maeve Marmion*

Corporate social responsibility and ethics

Professor Paul Manning*

Enterprise, leadership and management

Dr David Acquaye*
Associate Professor Dr 
Connie Hancock*

Dr Steve Lambert*
Dr Wing Lam*

Dr Farid Ullah*