Doctoral Researchers

Our Doctoral Projects

Our doctoral researchers are an essential part of our identity and objectives as a research centre.  ISWE has succeeded in attracting a number of researches to Bangor University to undertake projects which individually and collectively enhance our knowledge and understanding of the histories, cultures and landscapes of Wales. 

In addition to their intellectual contributions, our doctoral researchers are also encouraged to engage with our public and stakeholder engagement efforts, to ensure that their findings are shared widely with interested audiences and communities.

Many of our PhDs are supported by private funding, such as our Rhug Doctoral Studentship, or thanks to scholarships and bursaries from organisations such as The Drapers’ Company, Y Werin Legacy Fund, Welsh Historic Gardens Trust and James Pantyfedwen Foundation.  This support is gratefully acknowledged.

Please contact us if you are interested in applying to undertake a PhD with ISWE.

These are our projects:

  • Sadie Jarrett
    ‘Of Great Kindred and Alliance’: The status and identity of the Salesburys of Rhug and Bachymbyd, c.1475-c.1660
    (Supervised by Prof Huw Pryce and Dr Shaun Evans)
  • Kayla Jones
    Interpreting Penrhyn: How can podcasts be used to communicate the multi-layered narratives of a Welsh estate?
    (Supervised by Prof Andrew Edwards, Dr Shaun Evans and Dr Steffan Thomas)
  • Mary Oldham
    Gregynog 1750-1900: Social and cultural relations, continuity and change on a Montgomeryshire estate
    (Supervised by Dr Lowri Ann Rees and Dr Shaun Evans)
  • Matthew Rowland
    Interpretation of Country Houses in Wales
    (Supervised by Dr Shaun Evans and Dr Karen Pollock)
  • Meinir Moncrieffe
    Projection and Perception: The self-fashioning of the Wynns of Gwydir
    (Supervised by Dr Shaun Evans and Dr Euryn Roberts)
  • Bethan Scorey
    St Fagans Castle and Estate: its Architectural and Landscape History
    (Supervised by Dr Shaun Evans and Dr Lowri Ann Rees)
  • Alexandra Gillgrass
    Female relationships in the nineteenth-century country house
    (Supervised by Dr Lowri Ann Rees and Dr Shaun Evans)

More information on this research can be found in the projects section of our website.