PhD Research Programme

PhD Research is undertaken across all our founding academic partners. We encourage you to explore the opportunities.

NEWS: Applications for 2020-21 are now being accepted

We are seeking to appoint a talented PhD student who explores an emerging research area, ‘physiological computing and artificial intelligence’ with the specific aim to boost disability innovation. This is a 4-year fully funded post (tuition fee + stipend) in the department of Computer Science at UCL.

This position will be based in the Global Disability Innovation Hub & UCL Interaction Centre (UCLIC).

Supervisor: Dr. Youngjun Cho

Express your interest via email to with the items below:

  1. a copy of CV
  2. Brief personal statement
  3. Brief research proposal (1page)

You can find more information here:

UCL PhD activity is currently focussed in UCLIC. UCLIC is a world leading Centre of Excellence in Human-Computer Interaction teaching and research, studying interactions between people and technology, drawing on the best scientific traditions in Computer Science and Human Sciences, and working collaboratively with the research community and industry. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, the following REF score was awarded to the department: 83% rated 4 ('world-leading') or 3 ('internationally excellent'). More information is available on the UCLIC website. You can also explore our current PhD student projects and the GDI Hub supervisors: Cathy, Tim & Youngjun.

We also have growing links to a number of departments and research centres across UCL. If you are interested in completing a PhD in one of these centres and collaboration with GDI Hub, please contact Cathy and also the research centre to discuss possible opportunities:

GDI Hub is also a partner in the Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Prosthetics and Orthotics in the UK, led by Salford University.