PhD students

What topic?

We welcome research proposals across a broad range of research areas. In particular, we are interested in research proposals that relate to our following areas of expertise.

  • Data collection and different data types for social network analysis
  • Longitudinal networks and network formation
  • Descriptive methods and visualisation
  • Scientific networks
  • Statistical modelling of social networks
  • Mixed methods for social networks
  • Social networks and social movements
  • Social networks and health
  • Social networks and consumption
  • Social networks and cultural production
  • Social networks and ageing
  • Covert social networks
  • Online social networks
  • Narrative networks

Current PhD students


  • Ella Guest
  • Dorottya Hoor
  • Joe Watson
  • Pete Jones
  • Chiara Broccatelli
  • James Coutinho
  • Dharmi Kapadia
  • Elizabeth Carley
  • Daniel Tischer 
  • Daryl Sweet
  • Sarah Samdani
  • Daniela D'Andreta
  • Kathryn Oliver
  • Susan O’Shea
  • Suzanne Vaughan
  • Rachel Stevenson

Find out more about our postgraduate research programmes