Department for Health

Postgraduate research students

Student Research title Project summary
Gabriela Argumedo Garcia Exploring opportunities for promoting healthy lifestyles and reducing obesity in adolescents in Mexico: learning from effective school-based interventions Supervised by: Dr Fiona Gillison / Dr Thomas Curran

Expected completion date: 27 September 2019
Matthew Attwood Application and evaluation of novel injury surveillance methodologies and intervention regimes in an adult community rugby union population Supervised by: Professor Keith Stokes / Dr Grant Trewartha

Expected completion date: 31 July 2017
Carys Banks The nature of social care and support for adults with intellectual disability living in supported-living settings. Supervised by: Dr David Wainwright

Expected completion date: 11 October 2017
Dylan Blain Relationship among pupil motivation, physical literacy, physical activity and health-related wellbeing Supervised by: Professor Martyn Standage / Dr Thomas Curran

Expected completion date: 28 September 2020
Daniel Brown Human Thriving: A Conceptualisation, Understanding and Application to Sport Supervised by: Dr Rachel Arnold / Professor Martyn Standage

Expected completion date: 29 September 2017
Harriet Amy Carroll Physiological and psychological impacts of hydration status and breakfast Supervised by: Dr James Betts / Professor Dylan Thompson

Expected completion date: 28 September 2019
Yung-Chih Chen The effect of diet on the acute and chronic responses to exercise with a particular focus on adipose tissue Supervised by: Professor Dylan Thompson / Dr James Betts

Expected completion date: 15 May 2017
Oliver Chrzanowski-Smith Understanding sex differences, nutrition and exercise as determinants of human substrate oxidation Supervised by: Dr Javier Gonzalez / Dr James Betts

Expected completion date: 2 October 2020
Russell Coppack The Risk Factors for and Treatment of Hip Pain in UK Military Personnel: The Military Hip Rehabilitation Outcome (MILO) Study Supervised by: Dr James Bilzon

Expected completion date: 5 January 2020
Rosina Cross Older adults' engagement in physical activity: A process evaluation of the REACT study Supervised by: Dr Afroditi Stathi

Expected completion date: 2 October 2020
Jolanthe De Koning Physical activity and social connectedness in later life: A focus on rural areas in the UK Supervised by: Dr Afroditi Stathi

Expected completion date: 28 June 2017
Annaleise Depper Reimagining children's physical cultures Supervised by: Professor Simone Fullagar / Dr Emma Rich

Expected completion date: 27 September 2019
Robert Edinburgh Manipulating pre-exercise nutrition to enhance postprandial metabolism and body composition. Supervised by: Dr Javier Gonzalez / Dr James Betts

Expected completion date: 27 September 2019
Jennifer Egbunike Strategic intentions, antecedents and capabilities; exploring inter-organisational networking and learning collaboratives aimed at improving quality and safety in healthcare settings. Supervised by: Dr David Wainwright / Prof Ken Judge

Expected completion date: 3 February 2018
Lydia Emm-Collison A mixed methods investigation of exercise motivation in adolescence: A self-determination theory approach Supervised by: Professor Martyn Standage / Dr Fiona Gillison

Expected completion date: 30 September 2017
Denis-Henri Faguet The Transatlantic Policy Network and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. The role of transatlantic policy networking in shaping the EU policy making Supervised by: Professor David Miller / Professor Anna Gilmore

Expected completion date: 3 November 2017
Nicola Gabb Epidemiology of Injuries in elite level female rugby union players in England Supervised by: Professor Keith Stokes / Dr Grant Trewartha

Expected completion date: 15 May 2017
Allen Gallagher Understanding contemporary tobacco industry efforts to influence health policy, with a particular focus on the illicit tobacco trade Supervised by: Professor Anna Gilmore / Dr Karen Evans-Reeves

Expected completion date: 22 June 2020
Elisabeth Grey Using evolutionary theory to support lifestyle change and improve health in people at risk of developing chronic diseases Supervised by: Professor Dylan Thompson / Dr Fiona Gillison

Expected completion date: 28 September 2018
Nicos Haralabidis Modelling of sprint running Supervised by: Dr Akio Salo / Dr Dario Cazzola

Expected completion date: 2 October 2020
Michael Hislop Injury Risk Factors and Preventive Strategies in Schoolboy Rugby Union Supervised by: Professor Keith Stokes / Dr Sean Williams

Expected completion date: 31 July 2017
Elizabeth Kaplunov Toward better health communication Supervised by: Dr Thomas Curran / Dr Peter Rouse

Expected completion date: 10 May 2019
Peter Ladlow Physical Rehabilitation of UK Military Amputees Supervised by: Dr Polly Mcguigan / Dr James Bilzon

Expected completion date: 29 September 2018
Edward Leng The use of GPS Technology in professional soccer Supervised by: Professor Keith Stokes / Dr Grant Trewartha

Expected completion date: 30 September 2019
Siobhan Mitchell The implications of maturation timing upon the learning experiences and health and wellbeing of elite dancers Supervised by: Dr Sean Cumming

Expected completion date: 20 January 2019
Nursyuhada Mohd Sukri Effects of Antioxidant Supplementation on antioxidant Enzymes Activity during Exercise Induce Oxidative Stress Supervised by: Dr James Bilzon / Dr James Turner

Expected completion date: 29 September 2017
Gillian Myburgh Assessing how the maturity status of elite young tennis players influences their performance in a variety of testing and screening protocols Supervised by: Dr Sean Cumming / Professor Keith Stokes

Expected completion date: 2 October 2018
Niamh Ni Shuilleabhain Addressing eating disorders and body disaffection in schools: The impact of body pedagogies and school-based prevention programmes Supervised by: Dr Emma Rich / Professor Simone Fullagar

Expected completion date: 2 October 2020
Sayed Reza Nouraei To be confirmed Supervised by: Dr Gordon Taylor

Expected completion date: 28 September 2019
Olli-Matti Okkonen Understanding hamstring strain injury factors in sprint-type activities Supervised by: Dr Aki Salo / Dr Steffi Colyer

Expected completion date: 2 October 2020
Susan Pegrum Studies into the Effects of Hypoxia on Matrix Metalloproteinase within the Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. Supervised by: Dr Vivienne Winrow / Professor Rex Tyrrell

Expected completion date: 1 March 2017
Oliver Perkin The role of physical activity and nutrition in preserving skeletal muscle mass and function with ageing Supervised by: Professor Keith Stokes / Dr Polly Mcguigan

Expected completion date: 29 September 2017
James Redden The use of leg press protocols in elite football Supervised by: Professor Keith Stokes / Dr Sean Williams

Expected completion date: 6 January 2019
Gareth Roberts Providing optimal help for the heroes: Military veterans experiences of a sports recovery programme. Supervised by: Dr Rachel Arnold / Dr James Bilzon

Expected completion date: 27 September 2019
William Roberts Sport, coaching and social control: (dis)advantaged youth and neoliberal governance Supervised by: Dr Anthony Bush / Dr Emma Rich

Expected completion date: 4 February 2018
Max Simms Organizational Stressors, Immune Function, and Performance in Elite Sport Supervised by: Dr Rachel Arnold / Dr James Turner

Expected completion date: 2 October 2020
Vincent Singh Epidemiology and injury prevention of shoulder injuries in youth rugby union players Supervised by: Dr Carly McKay / Professor Keith Stokes

Expected completion date: 8 December 2019
Al Smith The Power of Substrate: An Examination of the Physiological Basis for and Functional Impact of a Novel Nutritional Intervention for Sports Performance Supervised by: Professor Keith Stokes / Dr Christian Cook

Expected completion date: 31 July 2017
Richard Stevenson Establishing and Ensuring the Health, Fitness and Operational Performance of UK Fire & Rescue Service Personnel Supervised by: Dr James Bilzon / Professor Keith Stokes

Expected completion date: 31 January 2018
Holly Abigail Stock Are Athletes Ready to Play? Improving Pre- and Rehabilitation Pathways in Elite Athletes Through the Assessment and Movement Coordination Dynamics Supervised by: Dr Ezio Preatoni / Dr Cassie Wilson

Expected completion date: 4 January 2019
Lauren Struszczak Understanding links between exercise and cancer immune-surveillance: Implications for breast cancer risk and disease prognosis Supervised by: Dr James Turner / Professor Dylan Thompson

Expected completion date: 27 September 2019
Iain Templeman Impact of intermittent fasting on energy balance and associated health outcomes. Supervised by: Dr James Betts / Professor Dylan Thompson

Expected completion date: 28 September 2018
William Trim Impact of physical inactivity, ageing and nutrition on adipose tissue function Supervised by: Professor Dylan Thompson / Dr James Betts

Expected completion date: 27 September 2019
Philip James Frank Turner Investigation of factors that affect the health and fitness of UK Firefighters Supervised by: Dr James Bilzon / Professor Martyn Standage

Expected completion date: 2 July 2018
Dominique Wakefield The Impact of Gameful Design on Sedentary Adults' Motivation for Physical Activity and Physical Activity Levels Supervised by: Dr Afroditi Stathi

Expected completion date: 10 February 2018
Stephen West The influence of Player Load on Injury Risk in Professional Rugby Union Players Supervised by: Professor Keith Stokes / Dr Sean Williams

Expected completion date: 31 August 2019
Max Western Using Personalised Multidimensional Visual Feedback to Support a Change in Physical Activity Behaviour and Improve Health Supervised by: Professor Dylan Thompson / Professor Martyn Standage

Expected completion date: 1 April 2017
Hannah Wilkie Understanding the determinants of objectively assessed physical activity and sedentary time in a sample of UK children Supervised by: Professor Martyn Standage / Dr Fiona Gillison

Expected completion date: 29 September 2017
Jill Wiseberg-Firtell Life course risk factors for prostate cancer: an evaluation using systematic reviews and meta-analyses Supervised by: Dr James Turner / Dr John Campbell

Expected completion date: 2 October 2022
Corinne Yorston The role of growth and maturation in the physical development of young athletes Supervised by: Dr Sean Cumming / Dr Grant Trewartha

Expected completion date: 31 March 2020
Matthew Young To be confirmed Supervised by: Dr James Bilzon

Expected completion date: 2 October 2022

Doctorate in Health students

Student Research title Project summary
Vanya Aquilina The Leadership Experience: A qualitative study exploring the perceptions of middle managers in an acute healthcare setting Supervised by: Dr Zeynep Yalabik

Expected completion date: 31 August 2018
Paul Bell Do spinal kinematic changes exist in sports people who have returned to pain free activity following injury? A pre and post injury assessment of professional football players Supervised by: Dr Cassie Wilson

Expected completion date: 30 August 2020
Diana Benton Models and Costs of Health Research Sponsorship: Sponsorship- at what cost? Supervised by: Dr David Wainwright

Expected completion date: 9 September 2017
Corinne Bowman Consumer Purchasing of medicines in Malta: am insight to how the Maltese population obtain their medicines Supervised by: Dr Hannah Family

Expected completion date: 1 September 2021
Mary Brantuo How are child health services structured to reach the poor? A qualitative case study of Community Growth Promotion in Ghana Supervised by: Dr Roy Maconachie / Dr Gordon Taylor

Expected completion date: 7 December 2017
Alfred Carr   Supervised by: Dr Emma Carmel

Expected completion date: 31 August 2020
Joy Darch Nurses as Role Models in health promoting behaviour: Concept Development and Analysis Supervised by: Dr Fiona Gillison

Expected completion date: 30 August 2020
Kate Eddy Investigation into whether mechanical and EMG responses to different strength training protocols depends upon muscle fibre type expression. Supervised by: Dr Polly Mcguigan

Expected completion date: 9 June 2017
Michael Ellis Evaluating the perceptions about and use of risk assessment in pressure ulcer prevention among nurses Supervised by: Dr Alan Buckingham

Expected completion date: 28 February 2020
Richard Feher A comparison of a pedometer based walking program versus physiotherapy for patients suffering from nociceptive or neuropathic chronic, recurrent low back pain in Johannesburg Supervised by: Dr Nikki Coghill

Expected completion date: 31 August 2020
Patrizia Fracassi Beyond the conceptual framework: Developing a method to assess the impact of multi-sectoral approaches on child stunting reduction Supervised by: Dr Alan Buckingham

Expected completion date: 31 August 2018
Louise Gallagher Developing a comprehensive protocol to assess the oral narrative (storytelling) skills of school-age children with significant language impairment Supervised by: Dr David Wainwright

Expected completion date: 31 August 2020
Martin Gonzo The potential usefulness of Hepcidin as a biomarker in patients presenting with iron deficiency anaemia Supervised by: Dr Gordon Taylor

Expected completion date: 30 August 2020
Rasha Hamra Development of Health Policymaking Governance Guidance Tool (HP-GGT) Supervised by: Dr Emma Carmel / Dr Alan Buckingham

Expected completion date: 30 August 2020
Anne Christine Hanser Watchdogs for Healthcare - a comparative study of the Healthcare Inspectorate in Wales (HIW) and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in England. Supervised by: Professor Jane Millar

Expected completion date: 31 August 2018
Sarah Hepworth Why do some district hospitals in Nepal achieve better provision of comprehensive emergency obstetric and neonatal care (CEONC) than others? A study of the funding, systems and structures that influence the availability of CEONC services Supervised by: Dr Jenny Scott

Expected completion date: 30 August 2021
Anne Holdoway The role of diet in palliative care - Perceptions of healthcare professionals, patients and carers Supervised by: Dr Paula Smith

Expected completion date: 31 August 2019
Nikola Jack Advanced Prostate Cancer Patients Perception and Experiences of Short Course Radiotherapy Treatment. Qualitative Study Supervised by: Dr Paula Smith

Expected completion date: 30 September 2019
Luana Leonora Jensen Pain experience and management during treatment for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia Supervised by: Dr Hannah Family

Expected completion date: 1 September 2021
Wendy Kitson-Piggott Public health practitioners and senior administrators in the English-speaking Caribbean: Perspectives on training and performance Supervised by: Professor Ian Jamieson / Dr David Wainwright

Expected completion date: 7 September 2017
Chnanis Kongsuwan Happiness and Enhancement: Positive psychology hypnosis for better mental health and wellbeing in older adults Supervised by: Dr Omar Yousaf

Expected completion date: 28 August 2021
Li-Tarn Lee Doctors at Work: An Exploratory Study on Work Engagement of Doctors in Singapore Supervised by: Professor Juani Swart

Expected completion date: 1 June 2019
Paul Mackreth Using participatory action research to explore the district nurse role in population wide activities aimed at improving health Supervised by: Dr David Wainwright

Expected completion date: 31 August 2019
Christopher Mafuva Investigating the effect of exposure to levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol on cancer initiation following exposure to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) drugs. Supervised by: Dr Giordano Pula / Professor Michael Threadgill

Expected completion date: 31 December 2018
Grace Magani Resilience or convenience? An exploratory investigation into consultations and self-care for minor ailments Supervised by: Dr David Wainwright / Dr Alan Buckingham

Expected completion date: 31 August 2017
Deborah Elisabeth Marriage The NutCracker Study: A study of incidental sensitisation to peanut in egg allergic children, and the utility of component-resolved diagnostic testing to Ara h 2 in predicting clinical outcome. Supervised by: Dr James Turner / Professor Dylan Thompson

Expected completion date: 30 August 2020
John Martin 'Hurry! It's an emergency': Emergency Ambulance Workload: A mixed methods study into the occurrence and causes of variation between geographical areas in the East of England. Supervised by: Dr Alan Buckingham

Expected completion date: 9 March 2018
Vanessa Middlemiss An evaluation of the non-technical skills development through emergency preparedness, resilience and response (EPRR) exercises for health sector personnel Supervised by: Dr Andrew Weyman

Expected completion date: 1 September 2021
Phillip Nyahoda The Political Economy of ill-health: The case of informal payments by people in particular circumstances in Harare metropolital province, Zimbabwe. Supervised by: Dr Alan Buckingham

Expected completion date: 9 March 2017
Gloria Okojie Quality and Safety Concerns in Kidney Allocation Transplant Outcomes: Implications of Healthcare Supervised by: Dr Gordon Taylor

Expected completion date: 31 August 2017
Malcolm Shepperson What strategies are adopted by nursing staff in using error foresight to manage human factors in everyday nursing practice, and how effective are these measures? Supervised by: Dr Andrew Weyman / Dr David Wainwright

Expected completion date: 7 September 2017
Caron Strahlendorf Hope and meaning of life in adolescent cancer patients - a phenomenological study Supervised by: Dr Alan Buckingham

Expected completion date: 7 September 2017
Susan Syndica-Drummond Improving the efficacy of foot orthoses in the management of low back pain Supervised by: Dr Polly Mcguigan

Expected completion date: 31 August 2018
Naomi Tucker Delaying insulin and other injected therapies in Type 2 Diabetes - Carbohydrate restriction versus a conventional low glycaemic index diet Supervised by: Dr Gordon Taylor

Expected completion date: 31 August 2017
Heather Venables In emergency department patients requiring resuscitation room care, can Renal Resistive Index measurements predict the development of acute kidney injury? Supervised by: Dr Manuchehr Soleimani

Expected completion date: 31 May 2019
Patricia Visosky How do we prepare the next generation of health professionals for the revolution in healthcare informatics Supervised by: Dr Fiona Fox / Dr Alan Buckingham

Expected completion date: 31 August 2019
Keith Walker A qualitative study of how chiropractors use evidence in practice Supervised by: Dr David Wainwright

Expected completion date: 1 September 2021
Carol Wilson Nurse and Lecturer: What is the role of the Nurse Lecturer in an Adult Pre-Registration Nursing Programme? Supervised by: Dr Paula Smith

Expected completion date: 30 August 2020
David Wilson Exploring paramedic professionalisation using potential independent prescribing responsibilities Supervised by: Dr David Wainwright / Dr Alan Buckingham

Expected completion date: 31 August 2019
Steven Wilson Healthcare organisations and the use of patient feedback captured through social media to improve the safety and quality of patient care Supervised by: Professor Julie Barnett

Expected completion date: 1 September 2021

Doctor of Medicine students

Student Research title Project summary
James Fletcher Optimal surgical techniques to reduce screw failure in fragility fractures Supervised by: Dr Ezio Preatoni / Professor Richie Gill

Expected completion date: 18 August 2021
Akintunde George Histomorphomeric analysis of osseointegration in avascular necrosis caused by sickle cell disease Supervised by: Dr Marianne Ellis / Professor Richie Gill

Expected completion date: 3 February 2018
Sayed Nouraei To be confirmed Supervised by: Dr Gordon Taylor

Expected completion date: 28 September 2019
Piers Page To be confirmed Supervised by: Dr Dario Cazzola / Professor Richie Gill

Expected completion date: 8 January 2022

Information correct as of 11 January 2017.