Call for Applications: PhD Position in Analyzing Industrial Skills in Heritage Museums, Nottingham Trent University

February 18, 2022


Applicants should hold an undergraduate degree and must have experience in one or more of the following: task analysis, video editing, visualization, user research. 


The School of Art and Design at Nottingham Trent University is accepting applications for a fully-funded PhD position. Many museums in the industrial heritage sector have working displays that give visitors insights into the skills and experience of workers. Many of these rely on the museum having skilled employees who are able to support them. Because the industries in which those people learned their skills may no longer exist or survive only in a much-reduced form in the UK, these museums often face a challenge maintaining working displays. This PhD project is part of an international, cross-disciplinary project that draws on psychology, computing, art and design, and humanities to address this problem. It will establish and test principles through which such skills can be captured and analyzed in museum environments.

The candidate will work with three leading researchers to analyze the human and mechanical elements of these skilled practices via a combination of methods. They will deploy the results of this work in virtual settings. The candidate will also work closely with museum and industrial partners in the Midlands and North of England.


Please visit the posting webpage for complete application requirements. Please contact Tom Fisher at [email protected] with any questions.