Funded Interdisciplinary PhD Opportunity 

Deadline for applications: 1st March 2022

Future Human is offering a fantastic interdisciplinary 𝗙𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝗣𝗵𝗗 opportunity.

Interested in the topic of Decision Design Ecology – human-machine interaction and deciding whether or not to treat?

This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding candidate to lead research into medical ‘treat/don’t treat’ decisions involving human-machine interaction in the specific context of kidney dialysis. This PhD project will equip a junior researcher to undertake the multi-disciplinary research on human-machine decision ecologies that will be increasingly important in the future.

Reflecting the multi-dimensional nature of the topic area, the project supervisory team not only bring inter-disciplinary expertise but also the ability to work across the boundaries of their disciplinary domains.  Two team members (Dr Simon Bailey, Centre for Health Services Studies, and Dr Connal Parsley, Kent Law School) will take the role of lead supervisors, with the remaining team (Dr Rasa Mikelyte, Centre for Health Services Studies, Dr Larry Duffy, School of Cultures and Languages, and Dr Daniel Soria, School of Computing) collaborating in the supervision process to provide the successful candidate with additional access to expertise, support and networks.

Application deadline: 1st March 2022 (interviews to be held in late March / early April)

Funding: studentship includes a stipend at UKRI rates (pro rata for part-time students) and annual tuition fees at Home rate

Inquiries to: Dr Simon Bailey ( or Dr Connal Parsley (

Further information about the project and details about the application process: