Current PhD Researchers

Elizabeth Allen: Methods and Metrics: Evaluation of Image Quality in Still Image Compression

Andreia Alves de Oliveira: The Politics of the Office: Power, Space and Photography

Sylvia Angeli: Catholicism in Post 1960s Italian Cinema

Janaina Bazevani: Sensory Experience and the Design Process: How to Bring the Senses of Smell and Taste to Visual Communication Through Graphic Design

Fotios Begklis: Online Interactive Video in Ethnography: Practice-led Visual Ethnographic Research

Estefani Bouza Arnoso

David Bovey: The Artist Biopic: An Historical Analysis of Narrative Cinema, 1936-2010

Adina Bradeanu

Laura Breen: Remodeling Clay: Ceramic Practice and the Museum in Britain (1970-2013)

Anne Marie Carty: Pink Ribbons: Exploring Therapeutic Film Approaches in an Ethnographic Study of the Traumatised Rural Community of Machynlleth in Mid Wales

Federica Chiocchetti

Cinzia Cremona: Intimations: Relationality and Videoperformance

Radha Dayal: Secondary Comic Characters in 1950s Bombay Cinema

Christine Douglass: Patients as Authors

Susan Fahy

Layal Ftouni: Dismantling or Reproducing the Orientalist Canon? Neo-Orientalism in Visual Arts

Sue Goldschmidt: Interactions Between Clay and Text: Aramaic Incantation Bowls And Contemporary Ceramic Practice

Aikaterini Gegisian: Essay Film as a Thinking Modality / Filmic Space as Spatial Imagination

Paula Gortazar: Visions of Transition: Independent Photography in Eastern Europe (1960 - 2010)

Manuela Granziol: The Body in Pieces and the Work of Berlinde de Bruyckere

Karsten Hecker: Research and Implementation of a Suitable Colour Management System for VFX and CGI Productions

Marianne Hougen Moraga: Intimacy - Distance - Closeness

Andrew Ippoliti

Alexandra Jonsson: The Body as Sensor: Toxins | Flesh | Data

Philip Lee: Clay, Body, and Performance

Maria Lusitano Santos: Un(childhood): Performing Childhood Times and Voices in the Video Essay

Wendy McMurdo: Children and Computers: Wendy McMurdo – Collected Works (1995-2012)

Luis Miguel Machado

Nina Mangalanayagam: The Contradictions of Hybridity: Re-reading the Visual Representation of Hybridity in Visual Art

Mirko Nikolic: “Ecological Labour”: Performance of Flat Ontology in Everyday Life

Fathima Nizaruddin: Alternative Documentary Practices in India

Ruth Novaczek: New Vernaculars and Feminine Ecriture: 21st Century Avant-Garde Film

Joe Palmer: Tension Undone: The Problem of Slackening in the Deconstructive Reception of Walter Benjamin

Jae Young Park: Project summary

Miranda Pennell: Film as an Archive for Colonial Photographs: Ways of Activating Colonial Memory

Anna Piva: Figurations of the Invisible: Sounds, Cosmologies and Poetics of Space

Ingrid Pollard: Un-burying the Dead

Sarah Pucill: An Analysis of Films Made Between 2004 and 2010

Bhavna Rajpal

Catarina Rodrigues: Plots of Mark-making and Erasure in Contemporary Art: Withdrawing from Evidences, the Factual and Fixed Meaning

Will Saunders: Assembling Delinquent Musicality

Kerstin Schroedinger: Moving Images as Material Participants in the Construction of Social Realities

Salma Siddique: Partition and the Hindustani Film Industry

Valentina Signorelli: The Presence of Dante’s Commedia in Contemporary Cinema

Peter-Arne Sjogren

Samuel Stevens: Event Fiction, Ideology in the Depiction of Current Realties in Artists’ Film

Jelena Stojkovic: Out of Sight: Surrealism and Photography in 1930s Japan

Zahed Tajeddin: Egyptian Faience: Ancient Making Methods and Consideration of Technical Challenges in Sculptural Practice

Anastasia Tsifouti: Image Usefulness of Compressed Close-circuit Television (CCTV) Imagery

Vita Upeniece: The Functions of Images of Violence: a Critical Analysis of the Photographs of the Violated Body in Late 20th and 21st Century

PhD research topics

PhD Research Topics

The Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media offers a doctoral programme as well as funded research studentships.


Research Projects and Centres

CREAM is home to a range of research centres and projects.