Find a Research Supervisor by contacting our School Research Leads
The first step in your journey to a Postgraduate Research Degree is to find an academic supervisor who shares your research interests and is prepared to support you throughout your studies. Our research spans a diverse range of topics, with an emphasis on real-world impact.
Here is a list by School of Research Leads at York St John University. We have expertise across multiple research areas and are accommodating to new requests. If there is an area you'd like to investigate, contact the School Research Lead and they will let you know if your topic is an area we are able to supervise. For more information on the research areas we cover, see our list of Research Areas.
Selecting a Research Supervisor
Draw up a shortlist of two to three potential supervisors and take an in-depth look into their research history. If you think you have found a potential supervisor who matches your research area, you can contact them to check their availability for supervising you.
When you contact your potential supervisor it is important to:
- Explain your research interests and how you feel your research proposal matches their expertise.
- Prepare for face-to-face interviews, think of the questions they may ask you and prepare some answers.
- When you have decided on a topic, and have a first draft of your research proposal, get in contact with your potential supervisor at York St John University and share your idea. They may be able to offer feedback and help refine your proposal further before you submit your application.
School of Art, Design & Computer Science
Dr Vanessa Corby, School Research Lead
School of Education
Professor Matthew Clarke, School Research Lead
School of Health Sciences
Dr Alison Laver-Fawcett, School Research Lead
School of Humanities, Religion & Philosophy
Professor Pauline Kollontai, School Research Lead
School of Languages & Linguistics
Professor Helen Sauntson, School Research Lead
School of Performance & Media Production
Professor Matthew Reason, School Research Lead
School of Psychological & Social Sciences
Dr Stephen Gibson, School Research Lead
School of Sport
Dr Andy Hill, School Research Lead
York Business School
Dr Peter Watt, School Research Lead