PhD Studentship in Architecture, Health Science, and Biomedical Engineering

Applications are invited for a Government funded Interdisciplinary PhD studentship
tenable in the Faculty of Art, Design, and the Built Environment at the Belfast Campus
(jointly with the Faculties of Life and Health Sciences, and of Computing and

This PhD proposal examines the civic issues and efficacy of integrating assistive
technology solutions in architectural design for ageing populations as more holistic and
flexible processes. It examines the barriers and benefits for integrating devices and
spatial considerations at early stages of planning and development, and how these
environments are envisaged by the healthcare professionals, users, and development
stakeholders who influence the direction and funding of research/production in this fast
growing area.

Applications will be considered on a competitive basis with regard to the candidate’s
qualifications, skills experience and interests relative to the proposal, and will be invited
to comment on the project scope and key issues at interview. Successful candidates will
enrol as of 1 October 2016, on a full-time programme of research studies leading to the
award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

If you wish to discuss your proposal or receive advice on this project please contact:-
Dr Saul Golden, Lecturer in Architecture, Belfast School of Architecture
For more information on applying go to
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The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 8 July 2016
Interviews will be held during the final week of July 2016, in Belfast.