The Doctoral College team and contacts in our five schools are here to help you and answer any queries you may have.
Professor Stephen Cottrell
Assistant Vice-President (City Doctoral College)
Stephen Cottrell is Professor of Music at City, University of London, and Assistant Vice-President (City Doctoral College). He studied at the University of East Anglia, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and the Paris Conservatoire, before completing a PhD at Goldsmiths College, London.
Professor Cottrell's research interests fall into three inter-related areas: ethnographic approaches to musicians and music-making, particularly within the Western classical music tradition; the study of musical instruments, especially the saxophone; and the study and analysis of musical performance.
He was on the executive committee of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology from 2005-2012 and is presently on the ethnomusicology committee of the Royal Anthropological Institute.
He has been an associate editor of the journal Twentieth-Century Music (2008-13) and is presently an external advisor to the Hong Kong Research Grants Committee and the Irish Research Council, among others. He is also a member of the Peer Review College of the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Head of Doctoral College Operations
Marcus oversees the activities of the Doctoral College and works with colleagues and services across the University in developing and implementing support for Doctoral Researchers.
Marcus also engages with colleagues from across UK Higher Education in relation to researcher support for PGR at institutional and sector level.
Marcus joined City from LSE where he was Deputy Director of the PhD Academy. Prior to this he was involved in the establishment of the SOAS Doctoral School and has worked across central services and academic departments at SOAS, UCL, Imperial College, and Roehampton.
Dr Beth Guilding
Doctoral Researcher Training and Developing Coordinator
Beth completed her PhD in English at Goldsmiths in 2017. Throughout this and since she has developed a keen interest in student skills development and career opportunities both within and outside of higher education. Beth has worked, and continues to occasionally work as a lecturer, a public speaker, a writer, and is a member of the International Network of Comparative Humanities, overseen by Princeton University and the University of Notre Dame. Beth is highly experienced in helping students to increase their skill sets through finding work and extra-curricular experiences related to their studies, as well as running and coordinating skills development programmes and initiatives.
Beth’s role in the City Doctoral College brings together her experiences as both an academic and a member of university professional services, providing a strong platform upon which to assist our Doctoral Researchers to develop their research and skills interests through the Doctoral Researcher Development Programme.
Doctoral College Administrator
Mandy takes the lead on the City Doctoral College’s internal and external communications, disseminating information about CDC activities, policies, processes and procedures.
Mandy is also responsible for building a strong, cohesive PGR community within the University by co-ordinating community events for our researchers, including induction events for our new starters. Mandy is the main point for researcher enquiries relating to the CDC and our activities.
The City Careers team is available to City Doctoral Researchers who wish to improve their employability by:
- Preparing or reviewing academic CVs and related job application documents
- Preparing or reviewing non-academic CVs, cover letters, personal statements, etc
- Career choice and planning, including the pros and cons of academic and non-academic careers, moving into a career outside academia/positioning yourself for transitioning out of academia - possible career pathways, making choices, describing transferable skills, etc
- Interview skills.
If you wish to make an appointment please follow the appropriate link:
- 20 minute CV appointments
- 40 minute careers guidance appointments
- Or contact our Lead Careers Consultant for Doctoral Researchers Antonia Clark
- In addition, find more information if you are interested in understanding psychometric testing, and what that entails.
- If as part of the recruitment process, you need to take assessments, we have resources to explain the types of assessments.
- The Careers Hub has a large variety of resources to support you in the above.
For more information about the application process for your School of Interest, or a specific query relating to your research degree, please use the contact details below:
School of Arts and Social Sciences
- Richard Thornbury
- Kevin Jones (DPsych).
The Bayes Business School
- Malla Pratt
- Abdul Momin.
School of Health Sciences
- Tracy Rowson.
School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering
- Nathalie Chatelain
- Ann-Marie de Here.
The City Law School
- Joe Murphy.