Our research students

This page lists our current PhD students by surname and by research group, and contains links to their web profiles. You can also browse a list of some of our former PhD students.

Current students by surname

Name Research Supervisor(s) Email
Alboloushi, Bedour The Development of Administrative Innovation in Relation to Post-Adoption Usage of Human Resource Information Systems in Public Sector Organizations

Jorge Martins, Angela Lin

BJAAlboloushi1@sheffield.ac.uk
Ali Hafedh, Hooria Knowledge transfer from the perspective of a “Quadruple Helix”:  The banking sector in Bahrain

Ana Vasconcelos, Jonathan Foster

HAHafedh1@sheffield.ac.uk
Almanea, Abdulaziz The Social Media Usage by Patients and the Public to Share Information Concerning Breast Cancer

Peter Bath, Laura Sbaffi

AMAlmanea1@sheffield.ac.uk
Almulhem, Fahad The effect of socio-cultural norms on the adoption of egovernment in GCC countries: A Saudi Arabian case study Pamela Abbott, Jorge Martins FAAlmulhem1@sheffield.ac.uk
Alsuhaibani, Anas Investigating the Role of Social Media in Supporting International Students Transition to Study in the UK

Andrew Cox, Frank Hopfgartner

AHAlsuhaibani1@sheffield.ac.uk
Andrews, Penny CS 'Faffing about': gatekeepers, values and flows in research sharing infrastructures

Stephen Pinfield, Andrew Cox

PCSAndrews1@sheffield.ac.uk
Aylward, Bethany Web-archiving needs of archives in South Yorkshire

Andrew Cox, Jorge Martins

BMAylward1@sheffield.ac.uk
Barber, Laura The perceived efficacy of online, blended, and face-to-face teaching methods of Information Literacy within Higher Education institutions Sheila WebberPam McKinney LDBarber1@sheffield.ac.uk
Basholli, Adelina Wireless monitoring systems for enhancing health services in developing regions

Peter Bath, Thomas Lagkas (SEERC)

ABasholli1@sheffield.ac.uk
Bonne, Marc Educational games and their impact on mathematics anxiety in University students

Sheila Webber, Frank Hopfgartner

MABonne1@sheffield.ac.uk
Boutopoulou, Alexandra Using Visual Social Media Data to Better Understand Food Safety Cultures: The case of wellness bloggers

Briony Birdi, Nick Emmel (Leeds)

ABoutopoulou1@sheffield.ac.uk
Chen, Xiaoli Crowdsourcing solutions for metadata quality improvement in large-scale research digital libraries, with an application to a community-based information platform in High-Energy Physics

Stephen Pinfield, Paul Clough

XChen74@sheffield.ac.uk
Chirwa, Elijah An Examination on the impact of digital disruptive innovations on central banks and formulating a strategy for the digital age

Pamela Abbott, Jonathan Foster

echirwa1@sheffield.ac.uk
Da Moura Semedo, Daisy Mining health information on the Social Web: towards an understanding of the influence of social media on public healthcare

Peter Bath, Ziqi Zhang

cdamourasemedo1@sheffield.ac.uk
Du, Meichengzi Formulating a Framework to Support Smart city Change Management

Jonathan Foster, Stephen Pinfield

MDu3@sheffield.ac.uk
Duffin, Suzanne A study of the digital information experiences of people on the autism spectrum in the UK

Peter Bath, Laura Sbaffi

LIP14SD@sheffield.ac.uk
Ehdeed, Sukaina The influence of social media on shaping Libyans’ attitudes towards 17th February revolution and beyond

Jo Bates, Andrew Cox

SMTEhdeed1@sheffield.ac.uk
Fang, Linhao Challenges in the Introduction of Digital Technologies in Chinese SOEs - the Potential Risk of the Digital Archive

Andrew Cox, Peter Stordy

L.Fang@sheffield.ac.uk
Fenn, Paul Social Media as a tool to enhance Higher Education learning and teaching experiences Paul Reilly, Ziqi Zhang PFenn1@sheffield.ac.uk
Founti, Christina New machine learning methods for the analysis and modelling of pharmaceutical data

Val Gillet

CMFounti1@sheffield.ac.uk
Ghiandoni, Gian Marco Reaction-based molecule design

Val Gillet, Beining Chen (Chemistry)

GMGhiandoni1@sheffield.ac.uk
Goodale, Paula Constructing Personal Narratives Through Exploration of Cultural Spaces Online

Andrew Cox, Frank Hopfgartner

PGoodale1@sheffield.ac.uk
Grace, Dan Creating a convivial library: crisis, the commons and community resilience

Andrew Cox, Jo Bates

DPGrace1@sheffield.ac.uk
Hayes, Jenny TBC Paul ReillyZiqi Zhang JHayes4@sheffield.ac.uk
Higman, Rosie Open Access and the Role of the National Library

Stephen Pinfield, Laura Sbaffi

poa06rh@sheffield.ac.uk
Hodson, Stefan TBC Pam McKinneySheila Webber SPHodson1@sheffield.ac.uk
Hoodless, Catherine Subject v. functional: the relationship between changing organisational structures and the transformation of academic libraries and the profession of librarianship

Stephen Pinfield, Andrew Cox

CLHoodless1@sheffield.ac.uk
Kasumi, Bekim Network management for innovation performance of Research Track 1: Enterprise Innovation and Development

Ana VasconcelosJorge MartinsAnastasios Diamantidis (SEERC)

BKasumi1@sheffield.ac.uk
Medina-Perea, Itzelle The socio-cultural life of personal health data flows in the UK healthcare sector

Jo Bates, Andrew Cox

IAMedinaPerea1@sheffield.ac.uk
Nafisa, Muntaha Evaluating health information systems Research Title : Evaluating the quality of the existing EHR Systems of Govt. Healthcare facilities of Bangladesh: Journey Towards National Shared Health Record

Jonathan Foster, Pamela Abbott, Peter Bath

MANafisa1@sheffield.ac.uk
Nunn, Emily Open Access outside academia: exploring access to medical and educational research for non-academics

Stephen Pinfield, Peter Bath

ebnunn1@sheffield.ac.uk
Paramita, Monica Methods to Build Comparable Corpora

Paul Clough, Rob Gaizauskas (Computer Science), Ziqi Zhang

lip10mlp@sheffield.ac.uk
Poulter, Thomas Requirements and benefits of electronic patient record (EPR) systems in cancer treatment services

Peter Bath

lip09twp@sheffield.ac.uk
Pretlove, Lee The quantified runner: the long-term value and preservation of parkrunners' self-tracking fitness data from the perspectives of the parkrunner, self-tracking device manufacturers and archival institutions

Andrew Cox, Laura Sbaffi, Frank Hopfgartner

ljpretlove1@sheffield.ac.uk
Sanger, Sally Alcohol online support groups: the role of discussion forums in constructing users understanding of their condition /disease

Peter Bath, Jo Bates

SSanger1@sheffield.ac.uk
Sepulveda Garcia, Lily Nonintrusive monitoring of the aging population in rural Mexico through mobile technologies

Pamela Abbott, Peter Bath

LMSepulveda1@sheffield.ac.uk
Stacey, Jess Data Mining for Lead Optimisation

Val Gillet, Robert Harrison (ACSE), Stephen Pickett (GSK)

JEStacey1@sheffield.ac.uk
Tramantza, Evanthia Information literacy skills teaching and its impact on the employability of engineering students in the University of Surrey.

Sheila Webber, Panayiotis Ketikedis (SEERC)

lip12et@sheffield.ac.uk
Walsh, Dave Supporting information access in digital cultural heritage

Paul Clough, Jonathan Foster, Frank Hopfgartner

DJWalsh1@sheffield.ac.uk
Wang, Yuhua Developing a better understanding of the factors that influence digital inclusion for active and healthy ageing among older people

Peter Bath, Laura Sbaffi

YWang271@sheffield.ac.uk
Webster, James Biological systems approach to de novo design

Val Gillet, Beining Chen (Chemistry)

JWebster3@sheffield.ac.uk
Webster, Jon The history, development and cultural impact of libraries in the North Riding of Yorkshire  1775-1914

Briony Birdi

lip12jmw@sheffield.ac.uk
Webster, Phil Semantic Web For Knowledge Management

Ziqi Zhang, Peter Willet

Philip.Webster@sheffield.ac.uk
Weerakoon, Naveendra Service Innovation in Knowledge Intensive Business Services. Approach of Managing Knowledge Across Boundaries

Ana Vasconcelos, Jorge Martins

NCWeerakoon1@sheffield.ac.uk
Zhang, Jun A study based on the analysis of deploying an integrated smart transportation system within the context of China

Jo Bates, Pamela Abbott

JZhang49@sheffield.ac.uk
Zhao, Zhixue Learning from unbalanced data and limited data for automated hate speech detection Ziqi Zang, Frank Hopfgartner ZZhao33@sheffield.ac.uk

Current students by research group

Chemoinformatics research students
Name Research Supervisor(s) Email
Founti, Christina New machine learning methods for the analysis and modelling of pharmaceutical data

Val Gillet

CMFounti1@sheffield.ac.uk
Ghiandoni, Gian Marco Reaction-based molecule design

Val Gillet, Beining Chen (Chemistry)

GMGhiandoni1@sheffield.ac.uk
Stacey, Jess Data Mining for Lead Optimisation

Val Gillet, Robert Harrison (ACSE), Stephen Pickett (GSK)

JEStacey1@sheffield.ac.uk
Webster, James Biological systems approach to de novo design

Val Gillet, Beining Chen (Chemistry)

JWebster3@sheffield.ac.uk
Digital societies research students
Name Research Supervisor(s) Email
Andrews, Penny CS 'Faffing about': gatekeepers, values and flows in research sharing infrastructures

Stephen Pinfield, Andrew Cox

PCSAndrews1@sheffield.ac.uk
Aylward, Bethany Web-archiving needs of archives in South Yorkshire

Andrew Cox, Jorge Martins

BMAylward1@sheffield.ac.uk
Boutopoulou, Alexandra Using Visual Social Media Data to Better Understand Food Safety Cultures: The case of wellness bloggers

Briony Birdi, Nick Emmel (Leeds)

ABoutopoulou1@sheffield.ac.uk
Chen, Xiaoli Crowdsourcing solutions for metadata quality improvement in large-scale research digital libraries, with an application to a community-based information platform in High-Energy Physics

Stephen Pinfield, Paul Clough

XChen74@sheffield.ac.uk
Ehdeed, Sukaina The influence of social media on shaping Libyans’ attitudes towards 17th February revolution and beyond

Jo Bates, Andrew Cox

SMTEhdeed1@sheffield.ac.uk
Fenn, Paul Social Media as a tool to enhance Higher Education learning and teaching experiences Paul Reilly, Ziqi Zhang PFenn1@sheffield.ac.uk
Hayes, Jenny TBC Paul ReillyZiqi Zhang JHayes4@sheffield.ac.uk
Medina-Perea, Itzelle The socio-cultural life of personal health data flows in the UK healthcare sector

Jo Bates, Andrew Cox

IAMedinaPerea1@sheffield.ac.uk
Nunn, Emily Open Access outside academia: exploring access to medical and educational research for non-academics

Stephen Pinfield, Peter Bath

ebnunn1@sheffield.ac.uk
Pretlove, Lee The quantified runner: the long-term value and preservation of parkrunners' self-tracking fitness data from the perspectives of the parkrunner, self-tracking device manufacturers and archival institutions

Andrew Cox, Laura Sbaffi, Frank Hopfgartner

ljpretlove1@sheffield.ac.uk
Zhang, Jun A study based on the analysis of deploying an integrated smart transportation system within the context of China

Jo Bates, Pamela Abbott

JZhang49@sheffield.ac.uk
Health informatics research students
Name Research Supervisor(s) Email
Almanea, Abdulaziz The Social Media Usage by Patients and the Public to Share Information Concerning Breast Cancer

Peter Bath, Laura Sbaffi

AMAlmanea1@sheffield.ac.uk
Basholli, Adelina Wireless monitoring systems for enhancing health services in developing regions

Peter Bath, Thomas Lagkas (SEERC)

ABasholli1@sheffield.ac.uk
Da Moura Semedo, Daisy Mining health information on the Social Web: towards an understanding of the influence of social media on public healthcare

Peter Bath, Ziqi Zhang

cdamourasemedo1@sheffield.ac.uk
Duffin, Suzanne A study of the digital information experiences of people on the autism spectrum in the UK

Peter Bath, Laura Sbaffi

LIP14SD@sheffield.ac.uk
Poulter, Thomas Requirements and benefits of electronic patient record (EPR) systems in cancer treatment services

Peter Bath

lip09twp@sheffield.ac.uk
Sanger, Sally Alcohol online support groups: the role of discussion forums in constructing users understanding of their condition /disease

Peter Bath, Jo Bates

SSanger1@sheffield.ac.uk
Sepulveda Garcia, Lily Nonintrusive monitoring of the aging population in rural Mexico through mobile technologies

Pamela Abbott, Peter Bath

LMSepulveda1@sheffield.ac.uk
Wang, Yuhua Developing a better understanding of the factors that influence digital inclusion for active and healthy ageing among older people

Peter Bath, Laura Sbaffi

YWang271@sheffield.ac.uk
Information retrieval research students
Name Research Supervisor(s) Email
Goodale, Paula Constructing Personal Narratives Through Exploration of Cultural Spaces Online

Andrew Cox, Frank Hopfgartner

PGoodale1@sheffield.ac.uk
Paramita, Monica Methods to Build Comparable Corpora

Paul Clough, Rob Gaizauskas (Computer Science), Ziqi Zhang

lip10mlp@sheffield.ac.uk
Walsh, Dave Supporting information access in digital cultural heritage

Paul Clough, Jonathan Foster, Frank Hopfgartner

DJWalsh1@sheffield.ac.uk
Webster, Phil Semantic Web For Knowledge Management

Ziqi Zhang, Peter Willet

Philip.Webster@sheffield.ac.uk
Zhao, Zhixue Learning from unbalanced data and limited data for automated hate speech detection Ziqi Zang, Frank Hopfgartner ZZhao33@sheffield.ac.uk
Information systems research students

Name Research Supervisor(s) Email
Alsuhaibani, Anas Investigating the Role of Social Media in Supporting International Students Transition to Study in the UK

Andrew Cox, Frank Hopfgartner

AHAlsuhaibani1@sheffield.ac.uk
Almulhem, Fahad The effect of socio-cultural norms on the adoption of egovernment in GCC countries: A Saudi Arabian case study Pamela Abbott, Jorge Martins FAAlmulhem1@sheffield.ac.uk
Chirwa, Elijah An Examination on the impact of digital disruptive innovations on central banks and formulating a strategy for the digital age

Pamela Abbott, Jonathan Foster

echirwa1@sheffield.ac.uk
Fang, Linhao Challenges in the Introduction of Digital Technologies in Chinese SOEs - the Potential Risk of the Digital Archive

Andrew Cox, Peter Stordy

L.Fang@sheffield.ac.uk
Sepulveda Garcia, Lily Nonintrusive monitoring of the aging population in rural Mexico through mobile technologies

Pamela Abbott, Peter Bath

LMSepulveda1@sheffield.ac.uk
Zhang, Jun A study based on the analysis of deploying an integrated smart transportation system within the context of China

Jo Bates, Pamela Abbott

JZhang49@sheffield.ac.uk

Information, knowledge and innovation management research students
Name Research Supervisor(s) Email
Alboloushi, Bedour The Development of Administrative Innovation in Relation to Post-Adoption Usage of Human Resource Information Systems in Public Sector Organizations

Jorge Martins, Angela Lin

BJAAlboloushi1@sheffield.ac.uk
Ali Hafedh, Hooria Knowledge transfer from the perspective of a “Quadruple Helix”:  The banking sector in Bahrain

Ana Vasconcelos, Jonathan Foster

HAHafedh1@sheffield.ac.uk
Du, Meichengzi Formulating a Framework to Support Smart city Change Management

Jonathan Foster, Stephen Pinfield

MDu3@sheffield.ac.uk
Kasumi, Bekim Network management for innovation performance of Research Track 1: Enterprise Innovation and Development

Ana Vasconcelos, Jorge MartinsAnastasios Diamantidis (SEERC)

BKasumi1@sheffield.ac.uk
Nafisa, Muntaha Evaluating health information systems Research Title : Evaluating the quality of the existing EHR Systems of Govt. Healthcare facilities of Bangladesh: Journey Towards National Shared Health Record

Jonathan Foster, Pamela Abbott, Peter Bath

MANafisa1@sheffield.ac.uk
Weerakoon, Naveendra Service Innovation in Knowledge Intensive Business Services. Approach of Managing Knowledge Across Boundaries

Ana Vasconcelos, Jorge Martins

NCWeerakoon1@sheffield.ac.uk
Libraries and information society research students
Name Research Supervisor(s) Email
Andrews, Penny CS 'Faffing about': gatekeepers, values and flows in research sharing infrastructures

Stephen Pinfield, Andrew Cox

PCSAndrews1@sheffield.ac.uk
Barber, Laura The perceived efficacy of online, blended, and face-to-face teaching methods of Information Literacy within Higher Education institutions Sheila WebberPam McKinney LDBarber1@sheffield.ac.uk
Bonne, Marc Educational games and their impact on mathematics anxiety in University students

Sheila Webber, Frank Hopfgartner

MABonne1@sheffield.ac.uk
Grace, Dan Creating a convivial library: crisis, the commons and community resilience

Andrew Cox, Jo Bates

DPGrace1@sheffield.ac.uk
Higman, Rosie Open Access and the Role of the National Library

Stephen Pinfield, Laura Sbaffi

poa06rh@sheffield.ac.uk
Hodson, Stefan TBC Pam McKinneySheila Webber SPHodson1@sheffield.ac.uk
Hoodless, Catherine Subject v. functional: the relationship between changing organisational structures and the transformation of academic libraries and the profession of librarianship

Stephen Pinfield, Andrew Cox

CLHoodless1@sheffield.ac.uk
Tramantza, Evanthia Information literacy skills teaching and its impact on the employability of engineering students in the University of Surrey.

Sheila Webber, Panayiotis Ketikedis (SEERC)

lip12et@sheffield.ac.uk
Webster, Jon The history, development and cultural impact of libraries in the North Riding of Yorkshire  1775-1914

Briony Birdi

lip12jmw@sheffield.ac.uk

Former students

Name PhD awarded Research project
Elmore, Jess 2018 Information sharing in ESOL classes: People, objects and places
Li, Shuyang 2018 Critical knowledge sharing skills for project managers in construction industry in China: a case study
Marshall, Melanie 2018 Information behaviour of migrational Polish women: an ethnographic study of space, place and gender
Rutter, Sophie 2018 A naturalistic study of how children use search engines in the primary school classroom
Seddon, Matthew 2017 Development of novel techniques for assessing bioisosteric similarity of chemical fragments
Thumbumrung, Titima 2017 Knowledge management across boundaries: a case study of an interdisciplinary research project in Thailand
Voravickositt, Preeyanuch 2017 Understanding the relationship between users’ reading attitudes, behaviours and e-book collection management in Thai academic libraries.
Wallace, James 2016 A Novel Approach to De Novo Design using Reaction Networks
Shahid, Syeda 2016 Exploring information literacy practices in primary schools: A case of Pakistan
Ebenezer, Catherine 2016 ‘“Access denied”? Barriers for staff accessing, using and sharing published information within the National Health Service (NHS) in England: technology, risk, culture, policy and practice
Salter, Jennifer 2016 Understanding Health Changes Through The Analysis of Electricity Consumption Data
Egberongbe, Halima 2016 Quality Management Approaches in Academic Libraries: A case study of South-Western Nigeria
Kondwani, Wella 2015 Experiencing HIV and AIDS information: a phenomenological study of serodiscordant couples in Malawi