PhD & Postdoc opportunities


Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (Postdoctoral fellowships under Horizon Europe). Deadline 12th October 2021 (quite close then!).

I would love to supervise talented MSCA (postdoc) researchers and make at their disposal my personal and professional experience. For me, it has been “life-changing.” I have extensive experience in conducting scientific research at the MSCA level, as well as on proposal writing and evaluation, grant management, and mentoring. I have a large network of contacts in the UK, EU, USA, and AUS.

I was Marie S. Curie fellow until December 2018. I secured two MSCA fellowships (2012-2015 IOF and 2016-2018IF) and almost an ERC Starting grant in 2017 (final interview in Brussel). I am currently the Principal Investigator of an AHRC project.  I have worked with prestigious centres such as the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester UK, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, and the University of Cambridge.

My field is Design Research for Digital Cultural Heritage, and Digital Transformation by Design  (and neighbouring fields). I welcome proposals focusing on different aspects of digital cultural heritage design, such as: design practices; design culture; design innovation; digital transformation by design (including Ethnography and Action Research);  AI; Mobile and Wearable Technology; 3D immersive design; AR; and VR. I am open to collaborating with external supervisors from other institutions in the UK and internationally.

The School of Design at the Northumbria University offers excellent support for grant applications at UK, EU, and international levels. Northumbria School of Design is one of the largest dedicated design schools in the EU. In REF2014 we ranked top 10 (9 of 84) for Research Power in Art and Design.  The success of SoD research community is partly a result of Northumbria University’s commitment to growing strengths in multi-disciplinary research. Over the last three years, we have invested £8 million in the formation of multi-disciplinary research themes (MDRTs). Three of these MDRTs are explicitly tied to this Post-doc opportunity in digital cultural heritage design: IDEATE (focused on design innovation and co-creation in relation to societal challenges), Digital Living (focused on human-centred digital futures), and the Institute of Humanities (which has a key strand of activity around digital humanities and cultural heritage).

Please, do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.



There are two exceptional PhD studentship opportunities with deadlines in January 2021 (see below) to conduct Design Research in digital cultural heritage.

PhD Studentship Opportunity 1. Northumbria University’s Research Development Fund (RDF). Deadline: 29 January 2021. Applicants are welcome to submit their RDF proposal here!

PhD Studentship Opportunity 2. AHRC Northern Bridge Consortium (NBC) application deadline: 13 January 2021, 4.00pm CTE. Applicants are welcome to submit their RDF proposal here!