AHRC Block Grant Partnership Northumbria/Sunderland

Northumbria and Sunderland Universities are partners in the UK's only Collaborative AHRC Block Grant. To date we have awarded 32 Block Grant Studentships:

2009

  • Joanna Blackburn (Professional Preparation Masters, MA, Conservation of Fine Art, Northumbria)
  • Lucy Partridge (Professional Preparation Masters, MA, Conservation of Fine Art, Northumbria)
  • Nick Renshaw (PhD, Sunderland) The Standing, Nature, Potential and Significance of International, Cross-Cultural Ceramic Art Residencies
  • Marianne Wilde (PhD, Northumbria) Seeing and Saying: Making the Invisible Visible
  • Penny Grennan (Research Preparation Masters, MA, Conservation of Fine Art, Northumbria)
  • Ken Wilkes (Research Preparation Masters, MA, Conservation of Fine Art, Northumbria)

2010

  • Sylvia Steven (MA, Northumbria) The Framing of British Prints 1700 – 1900
  • Rebecca Mathew (MA, Northumbria) Peeling back the layers; the history of sanitary wallpaper from the late 19th century to the early 20th century, and a brief overview of their conservation.
  • Juliet Chenery-Robson (PhD, Sunderland) The Visualisation of the Invisible Illness M.E.
  • David Cushway (PhD, Sunderland) Expanding Ceramic Practice in the 21st Century

2011

  • Lucy Livingstone (PhD, Northumbria) Investigating the Threshold as a Location for Visual Research and the (re)Framing of Contemporary Critical
  • Pauline Murray (Professional Preparation Masters, MA, Conservation of Fine Art, Northumbria)
  • Sarah Noble (Professional Preparation Masters, MA, Conservation of Fine Art, Northumbria)
  • Daksha Patel (PhD, Northumbria) Imaging and Imagining the Brain
  • Erin Dickson (PhD, Sunderland) Looking through glass: The manipulation of light through digital design and manufacture in studio glass practice
  • Marialaura Ghidini (PhD, Sunderland): Curatorial variations of our time. Online practices and offline spaces

2012

  • Kate Liston (PhD, Northumbria) What is the Relationship between the Deleuzian Idea of Mapping Space and Subject Formation through Narrative?
  • Jacqueline Donachie (PhD, Northumbria) I am not sick. I am affected. Representations of Families Affected by Disability
  • Jill Wann (PhD, Northumbria) Unknowledge Economies: Has Digital Discourse within the context of the online information explosion Rendered all Information Effectively Subjective?
  • Robert Hunter (PhD, Northumbria) Unknowledge Economies: Has Digital Discourse within the context of the online information explosion Rendered all Information Effectively Subjective?
  • Suzanne O'Hara (PhD, Sunderland) Collaborations between the digital and artistic sectors: how convergent, digital, technological platforms are informing curatorial practice for physical and digital spaces
  • Claire Todd (PhD, Sunderland) Generative Objects: Integrating Embodied Experience and Cultural Memory through Ceramic and Glass

2013

  • Chris Evans (PhD, Northumbria) What is the relationship between a notion of ethical indifference seving as the impetus for a lucrative practice,
  • Clare Stephenson (PhD, Northumbria) Critical performative strategies by female artists working within the field of contemporary sculpture.
  • Rachel Welford (PhD, Sunderland) Transmission, Reflection and Emission of Light through Flat Glass - the Artistic Application of Coatings on Glass and the Manipulation of the Glass Surface to Alter Translucency and Reflectivity
  • Pawel Pronobis (MA Conservation of Fine Art, Northumbria)
  • Stephen Pritchard (PhD, Northumbria) Can participatory arts support sustainable social change in the UK?

2014

  • Dani Admiss (PhD, Sunderland) What are the possibilities for world-building as an alternative exhibition model in contemporary curatorial practice?
  • Robert Djaelani (PhD, Northumbria) Design for change: Developing healthcare systems for rural contexts.
  • Lynn Hagan (PhD, Northumbria) Disneyland can wait: Performance between the real and the imaginary.
  • Liam Jeffries (PhD Sunderland) Augmented Reality: The expanding curatorial possibilities and their impact upon audience engagement.
  • Inge Panneels (PhD, Northumbria) Strategies of Mapping in Contemporary Art Practice.
  • Angela Thwaites (PhD, Sunderland) From lost wax to virtual models, an exploration of kiln formed glass practices and technologies in 21st Century.