PhD Research

Culture and Enterprise staff currently supervise a broad range of topics from philosophy and comics, to museum studies and popular music. The programme has over 18 students whose PhD’s are both practice and text based.

If you are interested in applying for a research degree (MPhil or PhD) at UAL please visit the Apply for a Research Degree webpage for further information, including application procedures & deadlines and contact details for both administrative and academic queries.

Please see below to discover what topics our current PhD students are working on and which member of staff is supervising:

Jamie Brassett |research profile

  • Prototyping in Business Model Innovation: Exploring the Role of Design Thinking in Business Model Development
  • The Scottish and Japanese Landscapes of Turner, Hokusai and Hiroshige from the Perspective of Deleuze

Caroline Dakers | research profile

  • Professional Female House Decorators, 1870 to 1899: an examination of their work and an evaluation of their significance in the history of British interior design.
  • Architectural lettering and corporate identity: early branding on commercial buildings

Caroline Dakers and Michaela Giebelhausen

  • From a Home to a Historic House Museum: The Creation, Presentation and Representation of an Artist's House (1871-1938). An Examination of the Multiple Histories of Kelmscott Manor as a Home and a Place of Inspiration for Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Morris, Jane Morris, May Morris and their Circle.

Caroline Dakers and Roger Sabin

  • Edith Head and Advice Culture in the USA 1960-1980

Michaela Giebelhausen |research profile

  • Taxidermy and art

Alison Green|research profile

  • On Hesitation, Delay and Detour

Alison Green and Roger Sabin

  • Can You Read It This Way? Tracing and expanding the limits of comic-strip storytelling through practice

Andrew Marsh

  • Contemporary Art Collecting and Art Production

Andrew Marsh and Roger Sabin

  • The Teenage Moment in Contemporary British Art

Roger Sabin |research profile

  • The comics of Jack Yeats
  • Masculinity in TV Sit-Coms: Politics and Performance
  • Storying the Absent Father in Graphic Novel Narratives – practice-based
  • Rock Music Journalism and the Crisis in the Music Industry
  • Collaboration in Graphics Novel Production
  • Wildstyle Graffiti in London

Additional Culture and Enterprise PhD supervisors (from CSM and other UAL colleges) are: