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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 pgr-architecture@manchester.ac.uk.

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 here. Your application will be given our full attention regardless of whether or not a potential supervisor is named.

Research interests

NameResearch specialisms
Dr Angela Connolly
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Climate risk and new technologies
  • Arts-based sustainability approaches
Dr Kim Förster
  • Institutional histories of education and culture
  • Histories of environmental thought and practice in architecture
  • Architecture and/for the environment
Dr 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
Raymond Lucas
  • Architecture and anthropology
  • Drawing and notation
  • Informal and ephemeral architecture
  • Sensory urbanism
  • Film and architecture
Dr Leandro Minuchin
  • Politics of construction
  • Material imaginations
  • Material histories
  • New materialisms
Dr 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
Stephen Walker
  • Art and architecture
  • Fairgrounds and temporary architectures
  • Critical theory
Prof Albena Yaneva
  • The relational turn in architecture
  • Pragmatist philosophy and architecture
  • ANT politics of design and urban controversies
  • Anthropology of design and construction practice
  • Architectural collections