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PhD supervisors

David Allen
  • Professor David Allen (Centre Director): Information management; information seeking; information systems and their implications for work and organization
  • Dr Alistair Norman: mobility; public safety
  • Dr Nicky Shaw: Technology innovation; social network; network analysis; programme management

Research proposals

If you are thinking of developing a PhD proposal, contact academic members of our research centre or find out more about our current research projects. We currently focus on distinctive research streams but we are open to proposals which involve other topics related to information systems in organisations, as well as other disciplines.

More information on PhD and Research Degrees at Leeds University Business School.

Advice on how to write a good research proposal


To make an informal enquiry about the PhD study topics email Dr Nicky Shaw (

Find out more about PhD entry requirements, application procedures, fees, funding, scholarships and deadlines here, or alternatively email