Professor Marcus Foth FACS

Research Students

I am always looking for smart and caring people who would like to conduct higher degree research (PhD or MPhil) in urban informatics, smart cities, human-computer interaction, interaction design, participatory design, media architecture, urban studies, sustainability, eco justice, more-than-human futures, and related topics. You are welcome to propose your own topic and discuss it with me, or consider aligning yourself with one of our group’s current projects, or choose one of the new and emerging topics that we are currently interested in. Contact me to discuss.

A list of all research student theses that I have supervised to date >

More information about studying for a research degree at QUT >

Current Research Students (8)
PhD Candidate
Bryce Christensen

Research and Development of an Urban Data Agnostic Participatory Visualisation Framework for Smart Cities, supervised by Assoc. Prof. Markus Rittenbruch, Prof. Marcus Foth, Assoc. Prof. Peta Mitchell

PhD Candidate
Kavita Gonsalves

Exploring the Potential of Playful Digital Participatory Tools for Marginal Groups in Emerging Urban Contexts, supervised by Prof. Marcus Foth and Dr Glenda Caldwell

PhD Candidate
Nicholas Kamols

Overcoming barriers in institutional decision-making processes for circular economies and regenerative cities, supervised by Prof. Marcus Foth, Prof. Greg Hearn, and Dr Anne Kovachevich (Arup)

PhD Candidate
Susan Loh

Enabling People-Plant Engagement in Office Buildings through Technologically Mediated Environments, supervised by Prof. Marcus Foth and Dr Yasuhiro Santo

Doctor of Creative Industries (DCI) Candidate
Jock McQueenie

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

MPhil Candidate
Thomas Miller

From Design to Implementation: Distributed Ledger Technology for Trust-less Food Supply Chains, supervised by Prof. Marcus Foth and Assoc. Prof. Xavier Boyen

PhD Candidate
Ksenia Nikolaeva

Interaction of pedestrian behaviour and the formation of a pedestrian network in the conditions of historic areas of dense cities, supervised by Dr Mirko Guaralda and Prof. Marcus Foth

PhD Candidate
Hira Sheikh

The Machine, the Virus, and Nature: The Role of Agency and Data Governance for More-than-Human Futures, supervised by Prof. Marcus Foth and Assoc. Prof. Peta Mitchell

Completed Research Students (24)
PhD
Matthew Zenkteler2021

Planning and City Policy Responses to Remote Work in Urban Environments, supervised by Prof. Marcus Foth and Prof. Greg Hearn

MPhil
Nicholas Kamols2021

Institutional Cultures and How They Affect Participatory Planning: Challenges and Strategic Responses (eprints >), supervised by Prof. Marcus Foth and Dr Mirko Guaralda

PhD
Dr David Anastasiu-Corbett2021

Alternative Forms of Citymaking: Insights and Implications from South Africa and Australia (eprints >), supervised by Prof. Marcus Foth, Assoc. Prof. Markus Rittenbruch, and Assoc. Prof. Nancy Odendaal (University of Cape Town, South Africa)

PhD
Dr Ana Bilandzic2021

The Rise of Casual Creative Environments: Towards a Socially Embedded View of Innovation Precursors and Processes (eprints >), supervised by Prof. Marcus Foth and Prof. Greg Hearn

PhD
Dr Irina Anastasiu-Corbett2020

Humanising the Smart City: Co-creation Redefined in Pursuit of Systemic Change (eprints >), supervised by Prof. Marcus Foth, Dr Ronald Schroeter, and Assoc. Prof. Markus Rittenbruch

Master of Design (Research)
Benjamin Carden2019

Do Touch: The Impact of Tangible Interaction on Situated Community Engagement (eprints >), supervised by Dr Jared Donovan, Prof. Marcus Foth, and Assoc. Prof. Markus Rittenbruch

PhD
Dr Carlos Estrada Grajales2019

The Right to the Digital City: The Role of Urban Imaginaries in Participatory Citymaking (eprints >), supervised by Prof. Marcus Foth and Assoc. Prof. Peta Mitchell

PhD
Dr Fabius Steinberger2018

Risky Gadgets to the Rescue: Reframing In-Car Technology Use as Task Engagement (eprints >), supervised by Dr Ronald Schroeter and Prof. Marcus Foth

PhD
Dr Heather Hill2018

Connecting to Self, Community, and Environment: Energy Conservation and Well-being in Households with Low Income (eprints >), supervised by Prof. Marcus Foth and Assoc. Prof. Evonne Miller

PhD
Dr Heather McKinnon2018

The Mundane Lives of Households: A Design Exploration into Everyday Resource Sufficiency in the Home (eprints >), supervised by Prof. Marcus Foth and Prof. Gavin Sade

PhD
Dr Daniel Filonik2017

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

PhD
Dr Leonardo Parra Agudelo2017

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

PhD
Dr Glenda Caldwell2016

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

PhD
Dr Jimmy Ting Hui Ti2016

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

PhD
Dr Tiago Dias Camacho2015

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

PhD
Dr Peter Lyle2015

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

PhD
Dr Geremy Farr-Wharton2015

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

PhD
Dr Kirralie Houghton2014

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

PhD
Dr Richard Medland2014

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

PhD
Dr Mark Bilandzic2013

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

PhD
Dr Jan Seeburger2013

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

PhD
Dr Ronald Schroeter2012

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

PhD
Dr Jaz Hee-Jeong Choi2010

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

Master of Arts (Research)
Nicole Garcia2009

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