The PhD Bureau is proud to work with an elite group of PhD supervisors
All of our academic supervisors are British educated PhD holders and lecturers who are specialists in their respective subjects.
Most of these PhD supervisors are from Oxford University and Cambridge University and have extensive experience supervising PhD students, teaching PhD courses and preparing PhD theses and papers for publication.
At the consultancy we always seek to match the right supervisor to the right PhD student.
We encourage our supervisors and students to collaborate as closely as possible through face to face meetings, Skype calls and email correspondence.
We are also happy to provide clients with full credentials, including their CVs and academic papers, for all of our supervisors.
Below are a selection of some of these supervisors – along with their specialisations and credentials.
If you would like to request one of these supervisors in particular then you can select this option when ordering.
Please see below a small selection of our PhD consultants
Energy Law / Barrister / Public Policy
Professor Rafael (Chair of Global Energy Law) (University of Cambridge) (University of Oxford)
Raphael Heffron is Professor for Global Energy Law & Sustainability at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee. He as of July 2019 is a Jean Monnet Professor in the Just Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy awarded by the European Commission. Professor Heffron is a qualified Barrister-at-Law, and a graduate of both Oxford (MSc) and Cambridge (MPhil & PhD). His work all has a principal focus on achieving a just transition to a low-carbon economy, and combines a mix of energy law, policy and economics. He has published over 130 publications of different types and is one the most cited scholars in his field worldwide. Professor Heffron has given just over 100 keynote or guest lectures in 39 countries worldwide.
Raphael was elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh Young Academy of Scotland in 2018. His research and teaching has been recognised by the award of a Jean Monnet Professorship by the European Commission twice in 2016 (-2019) and 2019 (-2022). His teaching has also been recognised in the UK by becoming a Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy in 2018. In addition, Raphael is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts.
Raphael’s research has involved funding from UK national research councils (the ESRC and the EPSRC), the EU and currently through the European Commission Jean Monnet Professorship 2019-2022, UKERC and ERA-ACTOM. He is a Research Associate at the national UK Energy Research Centre. He has given expert advice to the EU, UN, World Bank, and various international thinktanks – he currently serves on the UNECE Group of Experts on Cleaner Electricity Systems. He is a reviewer for the next IPCC Report. Raphael is on the Editorial Board of the International Energy Law Review, the Renewable Energy Law and Policy Review and is Consulting Editor of the current Halsbury’s Laws of England volumes on Energy Law (the leading practitioner energy law series). Raphael is also co-editor of the forthcoming Oxford University Press Handbook for International Energy Law and Editor-in-Chief of the Edinburgh University Press journal Global Energy Law & Sustainability.
Raphael is currently the Co-Chair of the UK Energy Law and Policy Association; Visiting Professor in Energy Law at the International Hellenic University (Greece); an Associate Researcher at the Energy Policy Research Group at the University of Cambridge; and currently is/has been a Visiting Professor at Paris-Dauphine University (Paris, France), Queen Mary University of London (UK), the University of West Indies (Trinidad-based), Javeriana University (Colombia) and University Eduardo Mondlane (Mozambique); a Visiting Lecturer at the ESCP Business School (London and Paris); and a Visiting Scholar at MIT (US), University of Sydney (Australia) University Of Texas at Austin (US) and the British Institute for International and Comparative Law (UK).
Raphael read for his PhD at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge. He is also a trained Barrister-at-Law and was called to the Bar in July 2007 in the Republic of Ireland. He holds degrees from the University of Cambridge (MPhil-Darwin, PhD-Trinity Hall), the University of Oxford (Christ Church) (MSc) the University of St. Andrews (MLitt), and Trinity College Dublin (BA, MA).
Professional Experience :
Computer Science / Algorithms / Emergent Computing
Professor Graham (Vice Chancellor) (Professor of Computer Science) (University of Oxford)
Professor Graham has studied at Leeds University, Loughborough University, where he received a PhD in Parallel Computing. He has been a research fellow at Oxford University/ Rutherford Laboratory and at BT Martlesham Heath. He is the author over 200 scientific publications on the above topics and eight books. He has been a member of several editorial boards and editor-in-chief of the Journal Parallel Algorithms and Applications. He has contributed to many international conferences as a programme committee member, reviewer or keynote speaker.
Professor Graham has a wide range of experience supervising research assistants, PhD students to completion, and as external examiner for Postgraduate taught and Research Degrees at various universities and as reviewer for Leverhulme Commonwealth PhD studentships. He also sat and chaired university promotion committees for award of Readerships and Professorial titles.
Chartered Engineer, Chartered IT professional, and Fellow of the British Computer Society.
Professional Experience : Researcher, Lecturer, Reader, Faculty Dean, Pro Vice Chancellor (Research), Provost, and Acting Vice Chancellor.
- PhD Parallel Computing, Loughborough University
- MBA Reading University
- BSc Computational Science, Leeds University
International Law / Politics / Finance / Economics / Corporate Governance
Dr. Liste (Harvard University & Cambridge University)
Dr. Jesus has studied at University of Santiago, Spain, where he received his PhD in Economics and Business. He has translated legal, economic, scientific and policy documents from English and French into Spanish and has done frequent work in self-revision (WIPO) with a specialization in finance and economics. He has provided guidance and support to UNICEF National Committees in preparation for the launch of the Children’s Rights and Business Principles initiative and other corporate social responsibility activities, developed internal and external training modules on children’s rights and business principles and planned and implemented a research project to assess corporate sustainability reporting of children’s rights.
Dr. Jesus has conducted financial e-training/consulting for over 2000 institutional clients (banking, corporates, governments) in Spain, Portugal, Greece, Israel, Canada, Hong Kong and Singapore on equities, fixed income, commodities and energy, foreign exchange and derivative products. He has taught courses: ‘Advanced Spanish Language and Culture: The Ethics of Business’, Spanish C ‘Intermediate Spanish’, Spanish A ‘Beginning Spanish I’;
Professional Experience : Lecturer / Translator/ Researcher / Corporate Social Responsibility Advisor / Financial Markets Specialist
- PhD in Economic and Business, The University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago, Spain
- Master of Studies in International Relations, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
- Graduate Certificate of Special Studies in Administration & Management, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
- B.A. in Translation and Interpreting, Universidade de Vigo, Spain & Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark
Business / Management / Innovation
Professor Roger (University of Oxford) FRSA
Currently a Fellow of the RSA, and educated at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, where he read English, Prof. Roger is an Associate Dean and a Professor of Practice at Ashridge Executive Education, a UK campus of Hult International Business School. His special interests are helping others to understand the roles of authenticity and emotional intelligence in leadership and in team engagement.
Prof. Roger has taught and coached extensively internationally and in the UK. He has designed and led many tailored, open and qualifications programmes. He co-authored a 2014 book for Pearson, The Top Fifty Management Dilemmas – Fast Solutions to Everyday Challenges, contributed to and co-edited a book for Bloomsbury, Inspiring Leadership which was published in January 2017 and contributed a chapter to the 2016 book Management Development that Works. He co-facilitated a 2019 SIG for EFMD exploring innovations in leadership development.
Prof. Roger currently teaches on the Ashridge Degree Apprenticeship programmes at Level 7 (the Ashridge MBA and Executive Master’s in Leadership and Management) and at Level 6 (The Ashridge Batchelors’ in Business Administration) and on the Hult Executive MBA. Tailored clients include Euler Hermes, Deutsche Bank, Hoerbiger and ADNOC. He has extensive experience of designing and teaching courses and modules online and of delivering webinars and providing online supervision for Masters projects.
During Prof. Roger’s twelve-year career in international advertising, he was on the London board of global top ten agency DMB&B. Later he was Client Services Director of the DMB&B start-up in Dublin. He worked with brands from P&G, General Foods, Mars Masterfoods, Johnson Wax, Bosch, Sony and Sterling Health, helping to create award-winning advertising that moved product. On leaving adland he was for six years Principal Consultant at a management development consultancy, and later still he spent six years as Programme Director within the Centre for Customised Executive Development at Cranfield University School of Management. He has been teaching and coaching at Ashridge since 2008 and has at various times been Director of the General Management portfolio of degree programmes, Dean of Qualifications programmes and Associate Dean of Faculty. He was made a Professor of Practice in 2016 and sat on the Academic Board of Hult Ashridge from June 2015 to June 2019.
Professional Experience :
Politics / International Relations / Structural Engineering
Dr. Patrik (University of Cambridge, Harvard University)
Dr. Patrik has eclectic personal, academic and professional backgrounds which inform his multi-disciplinary research and narrow the gap between theory and practice in his work. He earned his Ph.D. in Politics and International Studies from the University of Cambridge working with Chinese scholars to provide better understanding of the conflicts in Xinjiang, China, that fuel tensions between the Uyghurs and the Chinese government. He also holds an M.P.A. in Development from Harvard Kennedy School, an M.S. in Structural Dynamics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
Before commencing his academic studies, Patrik spent twenty years traveling the world, mainly through the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia, where he was deeply involved in Islamic and Chinese studies. Then, as an engineer he specialized in improving the seismic performance of low-cost housing, training engineers, government officials, and laymen on-site in Turkey, India, Morocco, Iran, Pakistan, and China. More recently, he was Adjunct Professor at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, North Korea, where he taught structural engineering and international business. He was also a foreign expert at Peking University, where he conducted research and lectures on issues related to the Middle East and Islamic ethnic groups in China to help bridge ideological divisions between Muslims and non-Muslims. More recently, he has been teaching the Muhammadiyah University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and conducting research on interethnic relations, as well as, on China and its One Belt One Road Initiative.
Professional Experience : Researcher / Lecturer / Trainer / Manager
- PhD in Politics and International studies, The University of Cambridge
- MPA, Kennedy School, Harvard University
- MS, Structural Engineering and Dynamics, MIT
- BS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
Dr Ioánnis (University of Oxford)
Dr. Ioánnis earned his DPhil in Music at the University of Oxford.
As a student, he was the recipient of several scholarships, grants and prizes from a range of universities and foundations.
His teaching experience is extensive, and he is a music tutor, delivering tutorials for undergraduate students in musical thought and scholarship, musical analysis and criticism and keyboard skills. He also supervises undergraduate dissertations. His research interests are in identity construction, power and politics (in music); nationalism, gender and sexuality; historiography, sociology, anthropology (of music); media studies; performance studies, and digital and physical ethnographic research. He has carried out peer reviews of articles for the British Postgraduate Musicology online journal. He is especially interested in Greek popular music and has presented papers at several international conferences.
Professional Experience : Freelance musical editor and reporter / lecturer
- DPhil in Music (Interdisciplinarity, Popular Music Studies, Ethnomusicology, Anthropology, Sociology, Gender Studies, Media Studies), University of Oxford.
Mr. John (Lecturer, University of Cambridge)
Mr. John earned his LLM in International Law at the University of Cambridge.
His thesis focused on public international law and more specifically on the responsibility of States and private entities over commercial space activities.
Mr. John is an adjunct lecturer in alternative dispute resolution and has lectured in Public International Law.
He is a company director for a company working on electricity-related procurement and construction and is responsible for all non-operational aspects such as finance and legal matters. He is also the founder and co-managing editor of the Indonesian Centre for Advanced Legal Studies, where his responsibilities include reviewing and editing upcoming articles for the Centre’s website. His work has focused on international commercial arbitration, employment disputes, administrative law proceedings and bankruptcy.
He has authored book chapters in Indonesian Law and Practice on Arbitration in Light of the UNCITRAL Model Law and a forthcoming textbook on international trade and investment law. He has also several written journal articles, case notes and various reports on international investments
Professional Experience : Lecturer / Legal counsel/ Company director
- LLM in International Law (University of Cambridge)
Education, Sociology, Literature, English Language, Applied Linguistics, Philosophy
Dr. Alex (University of Oxford)
Dr. Alex earned his DPhil in Sociology at the University of Leeds. His teaching experience is extensive, and he has lectured in Intellectual/Cultural History and Art Theory, Literature, Linguistics, Phonetics, the teaching of English, and Sociology. He is widely travelled and spent a number of years teaching English and Literature at universities and institutes in France, the United States, South Korea, China and various universities in the United Kingdom.
Dr. Alex is a member of various international associations in cultural and language studies and is fluent in French, and conversant with German, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. He has been a copy-editor for a number of international journals and has translated several books from French into English.
He has published many articles in international journals, has authored chapters in books both past and forthcoming and has presented papers at conferences across the globe. He is a keen poetry writer and his work has been published in several anthologies.
Professional Experience : Lecturer / researcher / copy editor / translator
- DPhil [Sociology of Cultural Studies], University of Leeds, UK.
Physics, Quantum Computing
Mr Ben (University of Oxford) (Phd. Candidate)
Mr. Ben is currently studying at the University of Oxford for his D.Phil in Atomic and Laser Physics.
He earned his MSci Physics at University College London. He has advanced skills in quantum algorithms, Python, academic writing, independent learning, many-body simulation, C++, project management and has held talks about his work with academic, industry and outreach groups.
Mr. Ben has been a tutor for master’s level Quantum Information course and is the author and lead demonstrator of the “How to code quantum computers” workshop, delivered to students from year 7 to undergraduate level. He is a regular speaker about quantum computing at outreach and commercial events and an active contributor to IBM’s Qiskit library.
Professional Experience : Lecturer / Software Engineer/ Web Developer / Python Programmer.
- (Forthcoming) D.Phil Atomic and Laser Physics, University of Oxford
- MSci Physics, University College London, UK: “Building a Markov Chain Monte Carlo Algorithm to Study the Entanglement Entropy of Quantum Hall States”