PhD supervisions at Manchester University Suzyhassupervised, and seen to completion, doctoral research on a wide range of topics concerning early modern art and architecture, usually involving several arts or disciplines.
— Folding Screens, Geography and Cultural Spaces in the Luso-Iberian World: Japan and Mexico, 1580-1716 (Giovanni Raneri, PhD 2015)
— Michelangelo and San Lorenzo: A Case-Study of Building Practices for Renaissance Church Facades (Darin James Stine, PhD 2014).
— Splendour displayed: state barges, embroidery and power in Renaissance Ferrara (Beatrice Mezzogori, PhD 2014).
—The Venetian Oltremare: Identity and Visual Culture in the Early Modern Eastern Mediterranean (Eva Stamoulou, PhD 2011)
—Baltic Amber in Early Modern Italy: Creation, Perception, and Consumption(Rachel King, PhD 2011).
— The Influence of Visual Art on English Renaissance Drama (1580-1642) (Chloe Porter, co-supervised with Leah Scragg & Naomi Baker from English & American Studies, The University of Manchester, PhD 2007)
— "Con bellissimo ordine": Antiquities in the Collection of Cosimo I de' Medici and Renaissance Archaeology (Andrea Gáldy, PhD 2002)
— Consuming Matters: Meals and their meanings in Italian painting 1500-1620(Siv Tove Kulbrandstad Walker, PhD 2002)
— Women of Power: Studies in the Patronage of Medici Grand Duchesses and Regentesses 1565-1650 (Alice Elizabeth Sanger, PhD 2000)
— Founders, Floods & Fathers: Narratives of Origin and Renewal in Florentine Art and Culture,1300-1600 (Alexander H. Pilcher, PhD 1998)
— Humoral Theory, Physiognomy and the Visual Arts in Renaissance Italy, 1400-1600 (Piers Dominic Britton, PhD 1997)
External PhD examinations
The PhD dissertations for which she has acted as an external examiner necessarily reflect the breadth of her research interests and experience. In addition, she has acted as an examiner for many MA and MPhil theses, internally at Manchester and externally at BirminghamUniversity, the Warburg Institute, the Courtauld Institute of Art, the Victoria & AlbertMuseum and Royal College of Art, and CambridgeUniversity.
— Consumption and Baronial Identity in Sixteenth-Century Rome: Paolo Giordano I Orsini and his Possessions (1541-1585), Barbara Furlotti, supervisor Professor Evelyn Welch, Queen Mary College, University of London: co-examined with Professor Patricia Rubin, PhD 2009).
— On the Birth of Artefacts. Benedetto Varchi and the Naturalizing Approach to the Arts in Ducal Florence (Lionel Devlieger, University of Ghent, Belgium, supervisors Bart Verschaffel from the University Ghent and Caroline van Eck from the Universities of Groningen and Ghent, PhD 2005).
— The Choir of Florence Cathedral: Transformations of Sacred Space, 1334-1572(Louis Alexander Waldman,, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, supervisor Professor Kathleen Weil-Garris Brandt, PhD 1999).
— Horticultural Traditions and the Emergence of the Flower Garden in Italy (c.1550-c.1660) (Ada V. Segre, University of York, the Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies, DPhil, supervisor Professor Amanda Lillie, PhD 1995)