One of the most important parts of choosing a research programme is finding a supervisor who has relevant expertise in your area of interest. When you find a supervisor who, or a project that, aligns with your research interests, you should make contact with the relevant potential supervisor/lecturer/Professor or NUI Galway staff member to discuss matters further. They can also advise you on how to apply to become an NUI Galway research student. 

To help you find potential supervisors/PhD projects and identify the key research interests of our academic staff and researchers, you can use the ‘Search’ facility below to search by supervisor name(s) or using keyword searches, e.g., history.

Unfortunately, access to this system is compromised for now because of a cyber-attack on our systems.

Browse staff profiles in the Colleges and Schools websites.

Alternative methods to find a supervisor include searching for names or topics linked to Galway on your web-search engine or using research databases such as ORCID, Web of Knowledge, ResearcherID, SciVal, Proquest, or Google Scholar. A list of databases is provided by the Hardiman Library of NUI Galway at


Find a Supervisor

Find potential Supervisors/PhD Projects and  identify the key research interests of our academic staff and researchers.
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