Nottingham Trent University: 50 PhD studentships

From Filipe Cristino

50 PhD studentships available at NTU

Nottingham Trent University is offering over 50 fully-funded PhD studentships for UK, EU or international students in our core subject areas or key research themes. More details can be found here: Research at NTU was awarded the 2015 Queens Anniversary Prize – the highest honour for a UK university – and 90% of our research was classed as world-leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

We would like to encourage applications to complete a PhD within the Perception, Attention and Memory Group. We are a vibrant research group investigating auditory, visual and temporal perception and attention, as well as conducting both theoretical and applied memory research. We have excellent facilities, including EEG, eye and motor tracking, TMS, driving simulators, sound booths and VR. Please visit our webpage for more information about our research and facilities.

We would like to encourage applications on any topic that aligns with our research interests, including the specific projects listed below. Please contact the researcher directly if you’re interested in the topic and have a strong academic record.

Dr Filipe Cristino ( Understanding human gaze behaviour; pupillometry; eye tracking in VR environment

Dr Duncan Guest ( Visual search, memory and eye tracking within VR.

Dr Christina Howard ( Neural basis of attention, distraction and mind wandering.

Dr Lucy Justice ( How do jurors and legal professionals make judgements of memory-based evidence?

Dr Andrew Mackenzie ( Visual Cognition and Neuroscience within everyday tasks: Understanding eye movement behaviour and cognitive ability in the real world

Dr Darren Rhodes ( The perception of time inside and out: exteroceptive and interoceptive modelling of temporal processes

Dr Kate Roberts ( How does age-related hearing loss affect cognitive ability? (

Dr Paula Stacey ( & Dr Chris Sumner ( Audiovisual integration in users of cochlear implants.

Filipe Cristino, PhD

Senior Lecturer

Department of Psychology

Nottingham Trent University

PhD Scholarship in Eye Movement/Visual Aesthetics

Michael Garbutt and Professor Branka Spehar from UNSW’s Faculty of Psychology can offer a new PhD Scholarshop in the area of visual aesthetics as part of the University of New South Wales’ “Scientia PhD Scholarship” program. It’s a new initiative that provides candidates with a $40,000 annual stipend + $10,000 travel grant for four years.

The deadline for application is 21 July. More information is available here: or you can directly contact Michael Garbutt:

Michael Garbutt PhD
UNSW Art & Design
UNSW Sydney

Paddington Campus
Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd,
Paddington, NSW 2021


Research Assistant Position: Gaze-Tracking Project at QMUL

Isabelle Mareschal posted a job offer on CVNET which might be of interest to you:

Research Assistant position for gaze-tracking project at QMUL

We are recruiting a Research Assistant for the four-month project 
'Evaluation of commodity gaze-trackers for large-scale 
neuropsychological studies'. The objective is to characterize the 
performance of new gaze-tracking systems (e.g. EyeTribe), for 
clinical and psychophysical applications. This will involve 
user experiments, as well as computational modelling.

This is a joint project, supervised by Miles Hansard (EECS) 
and Isabelle Mareschal (Experimental Psychology), and funded 
by a Wellcome Trust grant to the QMUL Life Sciences Institute. 
The successful candidate will join a research group working on 
3D vision, eye-movements, and scene-modelling. There will be 
opportunities to work with a range of new devices, including 
head-mounted displays (Oculus Rift).

Candidates should have previous experience of Matlab and/or 
JavaScript programming. Knowledge of signal processing and 
data analysis is also essential. Previous experience of 
eye-tracking, web-based experiments, or computer vision would be useful.

Candidates should have a PhD in computer science, engineering, 
experimental psychology, or a related field. Candidates in the 
final stages of PhD submission (or having an MSc plus relevant 
experience) will also be considered.

The post is full-time and available immediately for 4 months, 
to start no later than 01/04/2016. The salary will be in the 
range £32,052-£35,672 per annum. Applicants *must already* have 
permission to work in the UK, for the duration of the post.

Applications should consist of a CV (including publications, 
and the email addresses of two referees), as well as a one-page 
research statement (including details of programming experience). 
These PDFs should be emailed, with subject 'Gaze RA Application', before the deadline of 14/02/2016. 

Enquiries should be addressed to
For further information, please see:

PhD Position: Gaze-Based Interaction with Urban Environments

At the ETH Zürich, the Institute of Cartography and Geoinformation is looking for a highly motivated PhD candidate for a research project at the Chair of Geoinformation Engineering, starting at the earliest possible date (1st of August, 2015 at the latest).

The main objective of the 3-year project Location-Aware Mobile Eye Tracking for Tourist Assistance, funded through an ETH Zurich Research Grant, is the investigation of novel gaze-based interaction methods for pedestrians in urban environments, with a focus on a tourist scenario. The project envisions mobile assistance systems that trigger information services based on a user’s gaze on 3D-objects in a real-world urban environment.

The ideal candidate must have an academic degree in Computer Science, Information Science, Geomatics or related fields, as well as a strong research interest in human-computer interaction. Knowledge of methods in machine learning, computer vision, inferential statistics, as well as strong programming skills (e.g., Java or C++) are required. Background or experience in eye tracking, virtual environments, geographic information science, or related topics is a significant plus. The candidate must have good communication skills in English (oral and writing), be team-oriented and willing to work in an international environment.

If you want to apply, please visit the website: