Three new Lab4Living PhD Studentship opportunities

Lab4Living PhD Studentships

Lab4Living is now advertising for three new PhD Studentships, to join its existing cohort of eight students. The studentships will support art and design led research projects that explore a range of socially urgent topics under the broader themes of the 100-Year Life and the Future Home.

The studentships will focus on one of three research areas:

The studentships will be led by three new members of Lab4Living staff who bring a unique blend of expertise spanning art and design, science, humanities and social science to the team.
Professor Peter Lloyd Jones’ work explores intersections between art, design, healthcare and laboratory medicine. Associate Professor Dr Kaisu Koski is an interdisciplinary artist-researcher with a background in film and performance. Associate Professor Dr Michael Tan’s research explores art and design, humanities and social science.

Day to day, the students will join the current cohort of PhD students who are part of Lab4Living’s design-led transdisciplinary and collaborative community of researchers.

The successful candidates will be part of a vibrant PhD community within the Culture & Creativity Research Institute (CCRI) at Sheffield Hallam University. This community includes students in art, communication, design, media, performance, history and creative writing.

The Lab4Living community has expanded significantly over the last twelve months following a major Research England funding award in recognition of its excellence in design-led research. Building on over a decade of research, Lab4Living is now growing it focus on the 100-year life and the future home.


Application deadline: 9 Oct 2020

Interviews: early November 2020

Start date: 1 Feb 2021

Further information

For full details of the studentships, information on funding and the application process, please see the relevant page and lead academic:

Future-Proofing Life: Exploring Extreme Collaborations between Art, Design and Scientific Research – contact Peter Jones

Creative Coding in Developing Arts-based Prototypes for Affective Health Technology – contact Kaisu Koski

Creative Inquiry in the Future of Care – contact Michael Tan