PhD studies

Interested in doing a PhD?

Take a look at some of our current PhD projects to find out what we are working on.

If you are interested in undertaking a PhD project you should first discuss possible supervision and research direction with a suitable member of staff.

Liverpool John Moores University offers PhD scholarships for both home/EU and international students. Find out about eligibility criteria.

Current PhD projects:

2022-2025 Naomi Walsh “Machine learning for automated animal detections in conservation science”. Supervisor: Serge Wich

2021-2028 Mae Hunter “A study and analysis of specific anthropological features and bio-cultural practices in migrant populations”. Supervisor: Joel Irish.

2020-2023 Abdullah Alawadhi “The detection of clandestine graves in an arid environment using unmanned aerial vehicle remote sensing”. Supervisor: Constantine Eliopoulos.

2020-2023 Jordan Thomas “Phenotypic variation and sexual dimorphism of Madeiran wall lizards Teira dugesii”. Supervisor: Carlo Meloro.

2019-2025 Nathan Jackson “Quantifying 3D range of motion using off-the-shelf low-cost cameras”. Supervisor: Peter Falkingham.                

2019-2025 Shivali Pai ” Enabling successful implementation of technology empowered solutions to global conservation challenges. An impact driven whole lifecycle approach”. Supervisor: Serge Wich.

2019-2022 Daniel Charters “Ecomorphological Evolution of Quaternary Bears across Europe”. Supervisor: Carlo Meloro.

2019-2022 Carmela Serio “Patterns of coevolution in carnivores and ungulates during Cenozoic”. Supervisor: Carlo Meloro.

2018-2024 Francisco Giles Guzman “An intraSite spatial and lithic analysis of Neanderthal occupation levels 7a-e and IV of Gorham's Cave, Gibraltar, UK”. Supervisor: Richard Jennings.

2018-2025 Gabriel Reavey “Across the Irish Sea: Dental Affinities between Irish and British populations from the Neolithic to Medieval periods”. Supervisor: Joel Irish.

2018-2022 Emma Phillips “The ancient inhabitants of the middle Nile valley: dental morphology and biological affinity across time and changing cultures”. Supervisor: Joel Irish.

2018-2022 Adeline Morez “Reconstructing past human genetic variation with ancient DNA: case studies from Ancient Egypt and Medieval Europe”. Supervisor: Joel Irish.

2018- Teresa Runge “The Use of Maxillary Sinus Imaging as a Tool in Human Identification”. Supervisor: Matteo Borrini.

2016-2022 Megan Quick “Predicting optimal forensic remote sensing and near-surface detection methods”. Supervisor: David Jordan.

2016- Natasha March “Indigenous Peoples, Placelessness and Cultural Resilience”. Supervisor: Celine Germond-Duret.