PhD students in the School of Architecture + Cities are engaged in wide-ranging areas of research that fall within and across the School’s five research groups: Architectural Humanities; Emerging Territories; Making and Practice; Place and Experience; Transport and Mobilities. Recently completed theses have made pioneering contributions to global scholarship on climate change, active travel, childhood mobility, public space and heritage policy.

In addition to standard PhDs, we continue to supervise students working towards PhD by Published Work and PhD by Practice. The practice and published work models offer routes into postgraduate study for outstanding professionals with an established body of work and have also helped to forge valuable connections with industry. This year, the School built on its success in securing PhD funding by winning a competitive Quintin Hogg Trust studentship for an innovative cross- disciplinary project supervised by staff in both the School of Architecture + Cities and the Westminster School of Arts. Our thriving PhD community continues to raise the profile of the School’s inclusive research culture, through international conference papers, symposia, publications and collaboration with external partners.

For further details about our PhD programme, visit:

Kate Jordan, PhD Coordinator

  • Asa Henry Patrick Thomas
  • Gabrielle Higgs
  • Jeffrey Howard
  • Irene Itova
  • Sughandi Jayaraman
  • Prajakta Kalamkar
  • Katja Kapanen
  • Frances Kremarik
  • Matthew Marson
  • David Mathewson
  • Joao Matos Da Silva
  • Fatemeh Mohamadi
  • Nicola Murphy
  • Anishka Narula
  • Simona Palmieri
  • Luis Pinto
  • Marzena Piotrowska
  • Anthony Powis
  • Matthew Priestman
  • Dawn Rahman
  • Fred Raphael
  • Mai Saira
  • Angeliki Sakellariou
  • Rofayda Salem
  • Rick Schumaker
  • Megan Sharkey
  • Rachel Simmonds
  • Lorna Stevenson
  • Cristina-Alexandra Trifan
  • Holly Weir
  • Carine Woiezechoski
  • Mengran Zhu