Finding a supervisor

Find your ideal supervisor by exploring the research interests of our Architecture experts.

How to apply

Most potential supervisors will be happy to provide pre-submission feedback on a well-developed draft proposal that closely matches their research expertise. For more guidance, see How to write a research proposal.

If you identify an academic who is interested in supervising your work, you may be able to receive advice and critical feedback that helps you to make your proposal stronger and more competitive. This is particularly beneficial if you are considering applying for funding. Please send your proposal to one potential supervisor at a time only, copying in

If you are not sure who would make the most suitable supervisor for your research, feel free to contact the email address above. Your draft proposal will then be passed on to suitable colleagues, if appropriate.

Alternatively, you could apply directly. Your application will be given our full attention regardless of whether or not a potential supervisor is named.

Research interests

NameResearch specialisms
Dr Kim Förster
  • Institutional histories of education and culture
  • Histories of environmental thought and practice in architecture
  • Architecture and/for the environment
Prof Deljana Iossifova
  • Global urban transformations
  • Sustainable infrastructure transitions
  • Urban borderlands and coexistence
  • Urban ageing
  • Emerging urban phenomena
Dr Alan Lewis
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Older people's housing
  • Building users' experience
  • Social construction of building users
  • Design standards
Dr Camilla Lewis
  • Urban inequalities
  • Urban ageing
  • Urban regeneration
  • Housing, belonging and community
Dr Leandro Minuchin
  • Politics of construction
  • Material imaginations
  • Material histories
  • New materialisms
Prof Lukasz Stanek
  • Materialist epistemologies
  • Global Cold War architecture
  • Architectural mobilities
  • Postcolonial architecture in West Africa
  • GIS-based spatial historiography
Dr Léa-Catherine Szacka
  • Architecture curating and the history of architecture exhibitions
  • Postmodern architecture
  • Ephemeral architecture in the 19th and 20th century
  • Oral history
  • Media and architecture
Dr Huda Tayob
  • Architecture and migration
  • Postcolonial architecture in southern Africa
  • Postcolonial approaches to architectural theory
Prof Stephen Walker
  • Art and architecture
  • Fairgrounds and travelling architectures
  • Temporary and occasional architectures
Dr Matthew Wells
  • Modern architecture in Britain and Europe
  • Technological and material histories of architecture 
  • Victorian and Edwardian built environment in Britain and the British world
  • Architectural drawings and models
Prof Albena Yaneva
  • Social studies of design and technological innovations in architectural practice
  • Politics of design and urban controversies
  • Architectural practice in the new climatic regime
  • Architectural collections: archival practice, the archivist, and the historian