Department of Social & Policy Sciences

Postgraduate research students

Student Research title Project summary
Joan Abbas Modern means-testing: A cross-national study Supervised by: Professor Jane Millar / Dr Nick Pearce

Expected completion date: 2 October 2020
Hilary Aked The Israel lobby in the UK since 1997 Supervised by: Professor David Miller / Dr Jason Hart

Expected completion date: 15 November 2017
Smina Akhtar To be confirmed Supervised by: Professor David Miller

Expected completion date: 2 October 2022
Kuat Akizhanov The Impact of Financialization on Income Inequality in the Context of Neoliberalism. Countries Case-Study: USA, Argentina, Norway, South Korea Supervised by: Dr Aurelie Charles / Dr Theodoros Papadopoulos

Expected completion date: 27 September 2019
Ramlatu Attah Significant others: the influence of support relationships and the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty cash transfer programme on the wellbeing of vulnerable urban people in Ghana Supervised by: Professor James Copestake / Dr Roy Maconachie

Expected completion date: 2 October 2017
Richard Baxter The dynamics of beer production, distribution and consumption in Africa: an integrated complexity framework of value chain and wellbeing analysis Supervised by: Professor James Copestake

Expected completion date: 2 October 2020
Pamela Bernales Baksai Quality matters: A comparative analysis of the quality of social protection in Chile and Uruguay Supervised by: Dr Theodoros Papadopoulos / Dr Emma Carmel

Expected completion date: 17 January 2020
Natalie Booth Prison and the family; an exploration of maternal imprisonment from a family-centred perspective Supervised by: Professor Tess Ridge / Dr Jeremy Dixon

Expected completion date: 11 December 2017
Daniela Bressa Florentin The Political Process of 'Buen Vivir': Contentious Politics in Contemporary Equador Supervised by: Dr Joe Devine / Professor Peter Lambert

Expected completion date: 2 October 2017
Sarah Brown The relationship between embroidery and wellbeing in an international development context Supervised by: Professor Sarah White / Dr Cassandra Phoenix

Expected completion date: 2 October 2020
Rosie Buckland Experiences of Mental Health Act assessments: a critical discourse analysis Supervised by: Dr Jeremy Dixon / Dr Gillian Macdonald

Expected completion date: 13 March 2022
Adrian Burgess How do boys develop ways of being-in-the-world that are structured by gendered expectations while negotiating conditions of poverty and disadvantage in austerity Britain? Supervised by: Professor Tess Ridge / Dr Tina Skinner

Expected completion date: 27 September 2019
Kate Burrell How do movements bring about social transformation? Social movements and prefigurative politics in the globalised world Supervised by: Dr Ana Dinerstein

Expected completion date: 29 December 2017
Chunhua Chen To be confirmed Supervised by: Dr Louise Brown / Dr Rana Jawad

Expected completion date: 17 January 2020
Kaneta Choudhury Quality of Life in Bangladesh: An Exploration of Women's Goals and Goals Satisfaction Supervised by: Dr Joe Devine

Expected completion date: 1 May 2017
Joe Chrisp To what extent is a universal basic income politically feasible in advanced welfare states? Supervised by: Dr Nick Pearce / Professor Jane Millar

Expected completion date: 2 October 2020
Sofia Coleman To be confirmed Supervised by: Professor Lynn Prince Cooke / Dr Aurelie Charles

Expected completion date: 19 September 2022
Cynthia Cueva-Luna Making It at the Margins: Undocumented Latino Youth in the United States Supervised by: Dr Jason Hart / Professor Tess Ridge

Expected completion date: 8 September 2017
Andreia De Sousa Martins The Virtual Wake in Brazil Supervised by: Dr John Troyer / Dr David Clarke

Expected completion date: 28 September 2018
Rani Dhanda Communities in action: a critical analysis of the barriers to effective participation in a diverse neighbourhood in Glasgow Supervised by: Professor David Miller / Dr Nicola Ingram

Expected completion date: 2 January 2018
Thomas El-Hoss Rights, Responsibilities and Citizenship: An exploration of Western funded youth community projects in Lebanon. Supervised by: Dr Louise Brown / Dr Rana Jawad

Expected completion date: 17 January 2020
Chao Fang An explanation on the process of bereavement and its verification - via a sociological perspective of 'motivation' Supervised by: Dr John Troyer

Expected completion date: 29 March 2019
Jorge Garcia Castro Conditions that configure the policy discourse of New Public Management used to reshape public administration performance Supervised by: Dr Theodoros Papadopoulos / Dr Emma Carmel

Expected completion date: 23 February 2018
Oscar Rodrigo Garza Vazquez Development ethics, Sen's 'Idea of Justice' and the reproduction of injustice: Reconceptualising injustice in the context of development policy in Mexico Supervised by: Dr Severine Deneulin / Dr Manuel Souto-Otero

Expected completion date: 5 September 2017
Joshua Frank Graham Feasting with death: A study of funeral food practices. Supervised by: Dr John Troyer / Professor Tony Walter

Expected completion date: 6 January 2017
Thomas Griffin Offensive Intelligence: An Epistemic Community in the Transition from Cold War Liberalism to Neoconservatism Supervised by: Professor David Miller / Mr Brian Neve

Expected completion date: 2 January 2018
David Glenn Jackman The everyday politics of the potho-bashi in Dhaka City Supervised by: Dr Joe Devine / Dr Kate Tuckwell

Expected completion date: 29 March 2018
Beth Jaynes Mothering in an era of austerity: Exploring the role of intersectionality and the impact of welfare reform within the lives of young, lone mothers in the UK Supervised by: Professor Tess Ridge / Dr Susan Harkness

Expected completion date: 27 September 2019
Shreya Jha Voicing Wellbeing: The Politics of Reconstructing Women's Narratives of Wellbeing Supervised by: Professor Sarah White / Professor James Copestake

Expected completion date: 2 December 2019
Frances Mary Johnson Narratives of Belonging Amongst Unaccompanied Refugee and Asylum-Seeker Adolescents in the UK Supervised by: Dr Jason Hart

Expected completion date: 24 November 2019
Andrew Johnstone UK Government Policy for Fragile States Supervised by: Dr Oliver Walton / Professor Graham Room

Expected completion date: 28 September 2020
Jana Kralova Social Death: A useful cross-disciplinary concept? Supervised by: Professor Tony Walter / Prof Malcolm Johnson

Expected completion date: 10 February 2017
Emmanuel Kumi Diversify or Die? The Response of Ghanaian Non-Government Development Organisations (NGDOs) to a Changing Aid Landscape Supervised by: Professor James Copestake / Dr Roy Maconachie

Expected completion date: 28 September 2018
Anna Kvittingen Gaps and Expectations: The Politics of Protecting refugees in the Middle East Supervised by: Dr Jason Hart / Dr Emma Carmel

Expected completion date: 2 October 2020
Hung-Ju Lai Taiwanese Never-married Single Mothers: the Decision, Consequences and Strategies of Managing Single Motherhood in a Confucian Context Supervised by: Professor Tess Ridge / Professor Ian Butler

Expected completion date: 30 September 2017
Aurelie Larquemin   Supervised by: Dr Susan Johnson

Expected completion date: 2 October 2022
Go Ni Lee Policy Transfer in Development Cooperation: The Case of South Korea's Knowledge Sharing Programme in Algeria Supervised by: Dr Rana Jawad / Dr Joe Devine

Expected completion date: 4 January 2019
Sarah Long Exploring disability narratives within the context of the Christian Church Supervised by: Mr Peter Cressey / Professor Tony Walter

Expected completion date: 22 September 2017
Deborah Martin Community treatment orders: what do they tell us about the exercise of power over the psychiatric patient? Supervised by: Dr Jeremy Dixon / Dr Gillian Macdonald

Expected completion date: 2 December 2017
Thomais Massala European pension reforms between financial and social return: the governance of pension funds in a comparative perspective Supervised by: Dr Theodoros Papadopoulos / Dr Bryn Jones

Expected completion date: 9 July 2017
Britta Katharina Matthes From National to Pluri-National: Rethinking the 21st century Latin American State – Social / Indigenous Struggles and 'Accumulation by Dispossession' in Bolivia Supervised by: Dr Ana Dinerstein / Professor James Copestake

Expected completion date: 28 September 2018
James Mitchell Prospecting licenses, security of land tenure and implications for local livelihoods: a case study of northwest Tanzania Supervised by: Dr Roy Maconachie

Expected completion date: 24 April 2019
Saori Murakami Reciprocal recognition, collective agency and sustainable development: A critical examination of two market-based development approaches in rural India Supervised by: Dr Severine Deneulin / Dr Aurelie Charles

Expected completion date: 27 September 2019
Sophie Olver Towards a Post-Rentier Structure of Labour Market Governance in the Gulf Cooperation Council: A Comparative Analysis of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar Supervised by: Dr Theodoros Papadopoulos / Dr Rana Jawad

Expected completion date: 30 June 2017
Richard Oppong Ntiri Youth Migration and Conflict in Artisanal and Small-scale Mining: A Case of Mining Communities in the Eastern Region of Ghana Supervised by: Dr Roy Maconachie / Professor James Copestake

Expected completion date: 14 November 2017
Kinga Papiez Making sense of belonging and citizenship by Polish migrants in the UK Supervised by: Dr Emma Carmel / Professor Tess Ridge

Expected completion date: 1 February 2019
Kate Pincock ‘Fucking not kissing’: Teenage girlhood and sexual agency in rural Tanzania Supervised by: Dr Jason Hart / Professor Ian Butler

Expected completion date: 29 September 2017
Frederick Pitts Marxian Value Theory and the ‘Crisis of Measurability’: A Case Study of Work in the Creative Industries in the UK and Netherlands Supervised by: Dr Ana Dinerstein

Expected completion date: 27 June 2017
Viviana Ramirez Wellbeing and relationships in public policy: The officer-recipient relationship in the Prospera programme in Mexico Supervised by: Professor Sarah White / Professor James Copestake

Expected completion date: 4 October 2017
Elise Reslinger To be confirmed Supervised by: Dr Jason Hart

Expected completion date: 22 January 2021
Helen Ross An exploration of how dyslexia affects young people’s, teacher’s and parent’s concepts of self, interpersonal relationships, and inter-institutional interactions in the setting of a mainstream secondary school Supervised by: Dr Tina Skinner / Dr David Skidmore

Expected completion date: 29 September 2019
Berenice Scandone Ethnic Diversity and Social Cohesion: Network of Relations in Local Communities Supervised by: Dr Emma Carmel

Expected completion date: 30 June 2017
Jason Schaub A Changing profession? The impact of recent central government policy changes on the practice and profession of social workers within children's services. Supervised by: Dr Louise Brown / Dr Sarah Moore

Expected completion date: 13 February 2017
Matthias Schlögl Think Tanks in the EU and their impact on the policy making process in addiction industries. Supervised by: Professor David Miller / Professor Anna Gilmore

Expected completion date: 31 October 2018
Mian Abid Shah Economic Development and Informal Sector: Can Informal Institutions Help in Economic Development of K.P.K. and F.A.T.A. in Pakistan Supervised by: Dr Joe Devine / Dr Graham Brown

Expected completion date: 6 January 2017
Jim Slaven Re-theorising the Irish in Scotland Supervised by: Professor David Miller / Dr Patricia Walls

Expected completion date: 2 January 2019
Silvia Storchi Financial capability: conceptualising and investigating its role and relevance for financial inclusion in Kenya Supervised by: Dr Susan Johnson / Dr Severine Deneulin

Expected completion date: 2 May 2018
Nicky Stubbs Beyond de-industrialisation: working-class politics and the transformation of socio-political identities in South Yorkshire Supervised by: Dr Ana Dinerstein

Expected completion date: 27 September 2019
Anne Marie Thake A critical review of graduate employability skills: lessons from the Maltese experience Supervised by: Mr Peter Cressey / Professor Hugh Lauder

Expected completion date: 6 November 2017
Thibault Uytterhaegen How is the use of mobile money affecting young people’s wellbeing in Senegal? Supervised by: Dr Susan Johnson / Dr Severine Deneulin

Expected completion date: 27 September 2019
Renske Visser Ageing at home in the UK Supervised by: Dr Kate Tuckwell / Dr Jason Hart

Expected completion date: 29 October 2017
Ngoc Anh Vu Aid Effectiveness and Governance - The Case of Vietnam Supervised by: Dr Joe Devine / Dr Oliver Walton

Expected completion date: 29 September 2017
Kimberly Weger Local Expectations and the Use of Natural Resource Wealth for Development in Ghana: Actors, Strategies, and Effects Supervised by: Dr Roy Maconachie / Dr Severine Deneulin

Expected completion date: 28 March 2021
Hannah West Understanding 'Female Engagement': From Malaya to Afghanistan Supervised by: Dr Oliver Walton

Expected completion date: 2 October 2020
Chen Ying Chinese state-owned sector's labour relation in transition Supervised by: Mr Peter Cressey / Dr Ana Dinerstein

Expected completion date: 7 February 2017
David Young Tracking changes in income, expenditure and circumstances for families: An in-depth study Supervised by: Professor Jane Millar / Dr Susan Harkness

Expected completion date: 2 October 2020
Qin Zhang Urbanization and public policy in China Supervised by: Professor Graham Room / Dr Susan Harkness

Expected completion date: 5 January 2020

Information correct as of 11 January 2017.