(Apologies for cross posting)
We are offering opportunities to become a PhD researcher in the Work, Interaction and Technology group at King’s College London. The current faculty members are: Paul Luff, Dirk vom Lehn, Christian Heath and Jon Hindmarsh. We specialise in video-based field studies, drawing on ethnomethodology and conversation analysis.
Our recent PhD students have adopted this methodological approach to explore a wide range of topics and settings, including:
- Collaboration around new technologies in cars
- The initiation of work talk in open plan offices
- Occupational skills and communication in beauty treatments
- Training conversations in dental education
- Occupational practice and new technologies in control centres
- Teamwork and collaboration in operating theatres
- The work of tour guides in museums and galleries
We are keen to supervise video-based studies on any topic or setting related to work practice, occupations, coordination, organisation, consumer behaviour and new technologies.
If you are interested in finding out more about pursuing a PhD with us, please do get in touch. Alternatively, if you know of high quality students who might be interested in this opportunity, please do forward this message on to them.
Note that there are a range of funding opportunities currently available, including the studentship competition in our School (see below).
Many thanks and best wishes,
Jon, Paul, Dirk and Christian
Doctoral Research Studentships
King’s Business School
King’s Business School invites applications for funded, full-time PhD studentships to start in the 2018-19 academic year. We have a number of studentships available and are keen to attract talented and enthusiastic students who aspire to be future leaders in their academic fields of study.
We are one of the top academic centres in management and business in the UK and have an outstanding reputation for the quality of our research and teaching. Furthermore, we have ambitious plans to grow and develop over the coming years and recently moved into the iconic Bush House in central London, providing our doctoral students with excellent facilities and opportunities to develop their skills and experience.
In addition, we are a constituent part of the LISS-DTP (London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership), which draws together doctoral training at King’s, Imperial College London and Queen Mary, University of London. This partnership is recognised and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
The 3-year studentship covers the tuition fees, a generous training and conference grant, a stipend (currently £16,553 per annum) and the School provides additional paid teaching opportunities.
King’s Business School welcomes applicants in any of our areas of research expertise.
The closing date for applications is: 25 January 2018 at 5pm.
Decisions will be announced in March 2018.
For full details of the application process, please see: