Professor Marcus Foth

Research Students

I am always looking for smart people who would like to conduct higher degree research (PhD, or Master of Design by Research) in urban informatics, human-computer interaction design, ubiquitous computing, pervasive technology, tangible media, social networks, location-based services, context awareness, mobile applications, urban design, and related topics. You are welcome to propose your own topic and discuss it with me, or consider aligning yourself with one of our lab’s current projects, or choose one of the topics that we are currently interested in.

Current Research Students (11)
Irina Anastasiu
PhD Candidate

Humanising the Smart City: Technology as Enabler of Participatory Bottom-Up Citizen Innovation in Urban Development, supervised by Prof. Marcus Foth, Dr Ronald Schroeter, and Dr Markus Rittenbruch

Ana Bilandzic
PhD Candidate

The New Precursors of Innovation: Lifestyle, Travel, Coworking, and Fun, supervised by Prof. Marcus Foth and Prof. Greg Hearn

Benjamin Carden
Master of Design (Research) Candidate

Do Touch – The Impact of Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction on Situated Community Engagement, supervised by Dr Jared Donovan, Dr Markus Rittenbruch, and Prof. Marcus Foth

David Corbett
PhD Candidate

Challenging Gentrification: Novel Means for Community to Propose Alternative Land Uses, supervised by Prof. Marcus Foth and Dr Markus Rittenbruch

Carlos Estrada
PhD Candidate

Imagining the Unseen City: A Participatory Ethnographic Study to Reveal Marginal Constructions of Nocturnal Urban Space, supervised by Prof. Marcus Foth and Dr Peta Mitchell

Daniel Filonik
PhD Candidate

Participatory Data Analytics: Designing Visualisation and Composition Interfaces for Collaborative Sensemaking on Large Interactive Screens, supervised by Dr Markus Rittenbruch and Prof. Marcus Foth

Heather Hill
PhD Candidate

Connecting to Self, Others and Environment: Coaching Well-being and Energy Efficiency in Low-Income Households, supervised by Prof. Marcus Foth, Assoc. Prof. Evonne Miller, and Dr Paul Bain

Heather McKinnon
PhD Candidate

Social Interactions and Engagement within the Home: A study into the Use of Novel Design Methods to Encourage Social Engagement around Domestic Energy Use, supervised by Prof. Marcus Foth and Assoc. Prof. Gavin Sade

Jock McQueenie
Doctor of Creative Industries (DCI) Candidate

Intermediation as Practice: Joining the Dots between Community, Culture and Commerce, supervised by Prof. Marcus Foth and Prof. Greg Hearn

Jodi Newcombe
PhD Candidate

Re-designing Interfaces between Nature, the Public and Policy: The Role of the Creative Producer, supervised by Assoc. Prof. Gavin Sade and Prof. Marcus Foth

Fabius Steinberger
PhD Candidate

Risky Gadgets to the Rescue: Designing Digital Devices to Foster Safer Driving Behaviours in Young Males, supervised by Dr Ronald Schroeter and Prof. Marcus Foth

Completed Research Students (13)

2017

Dr Leonardo Parra Agudelo
PhD

Street Interventions for Change: Designing with Grassroots Organisations, supervised by Prof. Marcus Foth, Assoc. Prof. Gavin Sade, and Dr Jaz Choi

2016

Dr Glenda Caldwell
PhD

Media Architecture: Facilitating the Co-Creation of Place (eprints >), supervised by Dr Mirko Guaralda, Dr Jennifer Seevinck, and Prof. Marcus Foth

2016

Dr Jimmy Ting Hui Ti
PhD

Influencing Public Transport Passenger Experiences via Mobile Social Services (eprints >), supervised by Assoc. Prof. Dian Tjondronegoro and Prof. Marcus Foth

2015

Dr Tiago Dias Camacho
PhD

Technology-Mediated Tools for Shaping Experiences in Urban Commuter Trains (eprints >), supervised by Prof. Marcus Foth, Prof. Andry Rakotonirainy, and Dr Markus Rittenbruch

2015

Dr Peter Lyle
PhD

Growing Food in the City: A Study Across Interaction Design and Urban Agriculture (eprints >), supervised by Prof. Marcus Foth and Dr Jaz Choi

2015

Dr Geremy Farr-Wharton
PhD

Mobile Interaction Design Approaches for Reducing Domestic Food Waste (eprints >), supervised by Prof. Marcus Foth and Dr Jaz Choi

2014

Dr Kirralie Houghton
PhD

Understanding the Implications of Digital Interactions on the Design of Public Urban Spaces (eprints >), supervised by Prof. Marcus Foth and Assoc. Prof. Evonne Miller

2014

Dr Richard Medland
PhD

Connecting People to their Resource Consumption through Real-Time Data Visualisations (eprints >), supervised by Assoc. Prof. Marcus Foth and Prof. Paul Roe

2013

Dr Mark Bilandzic
PhD

The Embodied Hybrid Space: Designing Social and Digital Interventions to Facilitate Connected Learning in Coworking Spaces (eprints >), supervised by Assoc. Prof. Marcus Foth, Dr Daniel Johnson, and Dr Ronald Schroeter

2013

Dr Jan Seeburger
PhD

Influencing the Experience of People in Urban Public Places through Mobile Mediated Interactions (eprints >), supervised by Assoc. Prof. Marcus Foth and Assoc. Prof. Dian Tjondronegoro

2012

Dr Ronald Schroeter
PhD

Discussions in Space: Interactive Urban Screens for Enhancing Citizen Engagement (eprints >), supervised by Assoc. Prof. Marcus Foth, Prof. Paul Roe, and Dr Christine Satchell

2010

Dr Jaz Hee Jeong Choi
PhD

Playpolis: Transyouth and Urban Networking in Seoul (eprints >), supervised by Distinguished Prof. Stuart Cunningham, Assoc. Prof. Michael Keane, and Assoc. Prof. Marcus Foth

2009

Nicole Garcia
MA (Research)

The Present via the Past: An Archaelogical Approach to Analysing the Design and Use of a Contemporary Urban Village (eprints >), supervised by Prof. Greg Hearn and Dr Marcus Foth