UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies


STS offers degrees at each university level: undergraduate, masters, and PhD


PhD students (directory)

This is a directory for Web pages produced by research students in STS. Student can update this list by sending an email to sts@ucl.ac.uk

PhD programme

Current MPhil/PhD students

student subject
Allegra, Alessandro

European cultures for the use of science in policy-making
Anzures, Tonatiuh Scientific migration and the brain drain in Mexico
Aparicio De Narvaez, Alberto
‘Accept no limits’: a study of responsibility in xenobiology.
Bankes, Edward Comedy for science, science for comedy? Exploring the relationship between science and televised comedy
Boyle, Alison
Modern Physics in the Museum
Brown, Joseph The Land Experiments in Colour Vision. Business, Intellectual Property, and the Basic Research Laboratory
cecil, katherine Conversations with Black women about their experiences in STEM.
Cristalli, Claudia
Charles Sanders Peirce and 19C psychology: a Pragmatist development of philosophy of science and philosophy of mind, and other stories
Elton, Julia Nineteenth-century lighthouse engineering practice in France, Scotland and England and its international impact.
Griffiths, Jonathan The world’s destruction in ancient (Greek) philosophy: Plato’s Timaeus and its Hellenistic Reception.
Guzman Gamez, Santiago "Imaging/imagining Colombia": Ecology, botany, nation, and the case of Enrique Pérez Arbeláez 1929-1971.
Harrison, Sadie Fashions of Knowledge: Textiles, Costume and Natural Philosophy 1600-1800
Iorizzo, Dolores
Bacon's Medical Philosophy and Early Royal Society Experiments
Johnstone, Robert Seeing the light? Research into the export trade in window glass and associated technology from Britain to the British Atlantic colonies in the 18th and 19th Centuries.
Jones, Erika Making the Oceans Visible: Science and Technology on the Challenger Expedition (1872-1876)
Jubber, Rory Properties, Natural Laws and Necessity
Lawrence, Farrah Medical encounters in the 'Red' Atlantic

Lloyd, Hattie

Humphry Davy's audience, 1801-1812
MacKenzie, Hugh
Plato’s relating of cause, mind and form.
Mankoo, Alexander A Historical Sociology of Teargas Technology
Marsh, Oliver

"Nah, musing is fine. You don't have to be 'doing science'": emotional and descriptive meaning-making in online non-professional conversations about science
Martin, Rebecca Modelling Whiteness: The Changing Face of Anatomical Models in Nineteenth Century British Medical Education
O'Sullivan, Emma Gender and the Maker Community: How can the maker movement redefine gender / technology relations?
Pantazakos, Themistoklis
Scientific realism under the lens of processual ontology
Ranford, Paul George Gabriel Stokes – Kelvin’s “great authority”
Sanchez-Dorado, Julia
Representation and Creative Similarity: Shared Questions in Philosophy of Science and Aesthetics
Ward, Jacob
Research Transplanted and Privatised: Post Office/British Telecom
R&D in the Digital and Information Era
Weil, Benjamin 'Investigating the role of stigma in policy-making through the men who have sex with men (MSM) blood donor controversy'
Wills, Hannah Charles Blagden and Banksian Science , 1770-1820
Zhang, Qinyuan Biological, Toxin and Chemical Weapons & Policy Decision Making Process

Completed PhD degrees

These students completed their PhD in the Department, (listings since 2000). Update your link by sending an e-mail to sts@ucl.ac.uk

Recent dissertations are available online.

Sozudogru, Erman 2018 “Pluralism, values and context: understanding the boundaries of plurality in scientific practices in the case of neglected tropical diseases”  
Chu, Huiping 2018 “We are not science museums but Ke Ji Guan”: A study of Ke Ji Guan in China and their visitors’ identity-related motivations.  
Quinn Schone, Harry 2018 What do we talk about when we talk about disease?  
Friend, Toby 2018 A Humean account of laws and causation  
Cole, Rupert 2017 The common culture: promoting science at The Royal Institution in Postwar Britain  
Campbell, Christopher 2017 The chemistry of relations: the periodic table examined through the lens of C.S. Peirce's philosophy  
Velho, Raquel 2017 Fixing the Gap: an investigation into wheelchair users' shaping of London transport
Wilson, Jennifer 2017 Crystallographer and Campaigner: The life and work of Dame Kathleen Lonsdale FRS (1903-1971)
Jones, Elizabeth 2017 The Search for Ancient DNA in the Media Spotlight: A Case Study of Celebrity Science  
Vanderslott, Samantha 2017 Neglect in Policy Problems: The Case of 'Neglected Tropical Diseases'
O'Donnell, Thomas 2017 The Affect of Fosterage in Medieval Ireland
Peres, Sara 2017 Breeding resilience: plant biodiversity and climate change  
Smith, Paul 2016 The Development of Horticultural Science in England, 1910-1930
Au, Yin Chung 2016 Synthesising heterogeneity: trends of visuality in biological sciences
circa 1970s - 2000s
Shan, Yafeng
2016 Exemplarising Science: From Mendel to de Vries  
Smallman, Melanie 2016 The impact of 10 years of public dialogue in science   
Magnusson, Kajsa-stina 2015 Nanotechnology  
Chou, Ju-Yi 2015 From insiders to outsiders: British homeopathy as a medical reform movement, 1875-1893  
Huang, Hsiang-Fu

2015   Commercial and Sublime: popular astronomy lectures in nineteenth-century Britain  
Ratcliffe, Steph 2015   Natural Kinds and chemical processes  
Nissen, Timothy 2014   Incorporating societal concerns into research and development of security centric technologies  
Paskins, Matthew 2014
The Society of Arts and cultures of invention and experiment  
Cho, Hyun Sook 2014
Korean BSE protests  
Everett, Jonathan 2013 Kantian approaches to the philosophy of science  
Vijayan, Shana 2013 Performance Anxiety: The nature of performance management in the NHS under New Labour.  
Teira Serrano, David 2011 Impartiality in Clinical Trials  
Serpente, Norberto 2011 Cells from Icons to Symbols: Molecularising Cell Biology in the 1980s  
Entradas, Marta 2011 Who's for the planets? - An analysis of the 'public for space exploration' and views of practitioners on their 'publics' and public communication.
Morley, Irenie TBC The MMR Controversy  
McCabe, Irena 2012 Second Best as Researcher, Second to None as Populariser? The Atmospheric Science of John Tyndall FRS (1820-1893)  
Clarke, Brendan 2010 Causation in Medicine  
Aicardi, Christine
Harnessing non-modernity: A case study in Artificial Life
Jones, Allan 2010 History of science broadcasting in the BBC  
Kroener, Inga 2010 CCTV - A Technology Under the Radar?  
Milne, Richard 2009 No Natural Home: Placing the Promise of Biopharming  
Priestley, Mark 2008 Logic and the invention of programming languages  
Riesch, Hauke 2008 Scientists' views on the scientific method  
Ambrosio, Chiara 2007 Iconicity, models and visual metaphors in Pablo Picasso: Creativity, network thinking and visual cognition  
Taylor, Georgette 2006 Variations on a theme: Patterns of congruence and divergence among 18th century chemical affinity theories  
Washer, Peter 2006 Representations of newly emerging and re-emerging diseases  
Godwin, Matthew 2005 Anatomy of the 'Brain Drain' in UK after WW2  
Jackson, Catherine 2009 From analysis to synthesis: Organic chemistry in the 19th century  
Leung, Danny 2005 Physiological and biological thinking in late nineteenth-century English medicine, with reference to Clifford Allbutt  
Lock, Simon Jay 2009 Lost in translations: Discourses, boundaries and legitimacy in the public understanding of science in the UK  
Gooneratne, Sakura 2005 White dwarfs: the controversy between Chandrasekhar and Eddington 1930-1936  
Stilgoe, Jack 2004 Mobile health risks: attempting a sociology of public science  
Marie, Jennifer 2004 The Importance of Place: A History of Genetics in 1930s Britain  
Bregman, Leigh 2003 "Snug Little Coteries": A History of Scientific Societies in Early Nineteenth Century Cape Town, 1824-1835  
Doubleday, Rob 2003 Corporate uses of "transparency" in GM food controversies  
Palmieri, Paolo 2002 Galileo's mathematical philosophy  
Waller, John 2001 The Social and Intellectual Origins of Sir Francis Galton’s (1822-1911) Ideas on Heredity and Eugenics  
Hedgecoe, Adam 2000 Narratives of geneticization: cystic fibrosis, diabetes, and schizophrenia  
pre-2000 PhDs not listed