Our PhD community

We actively encourage our PhD students to make the most of their time at Sheffield by getting involved in our research activities and events, as well as organising their own activities. This vibrant research culture and postgraduate community helps to disseminate research-led findings and facilitate lively and exhaustive academic debate.

These are some of the students currently pursuing PhD studies with us. Our research students can be contacted through the department or using the email addresses on their profile pages.

Aiman Alsaeedi

Aiman Alsaeedi

Aiman's research looks at the implications of citizen journalism and user-generated content in the Arab media.

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Xingyu CaoXingyu Cao

Xingyu's research focuses on ethnic issues in China, adopting the western concept of 'hate speech' to analyse phenomena in the Chinese context.

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Richard FernRichard Fern

Richard's work explores the relationship between police media relations practice and regional print newsrooms, with a focus on coverage of environmental activism.

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Gemma HortonGemma Horton

The research Gemma is undertaking examines celebrities' right to privacy from the media in the post-Leveson era.

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Divya Jha

Divya Jha

Divya's comparative study examines the approaches to covering conflict taken by British and Indian journalists between 1998 and 2003.

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Jean-Claude KayumbaJean-Claude Kayumba

Jean-Claude's research looks at the UN peacekeeping mission's use of radio (Radio Okapi) in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Jake Mason

Jake Mason

Jake’s research looks at the role of the Private Security Industry (PSI) in the provision of strategic communication

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James Whitworth

James Whitworth

James' PhD research explores the role of pocket cartoons in newspapers through case studies of major stories such as the Suez crisis and the Profumo affair.

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Christopher Worrall

Christopher Shoop-Worrall

Christopher's research explores the impact of journalism on public understanding of politics in Edwardian Britain.

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Sara Torsner

Sara Torsner

Sara is researching the data sets used to indicate the safety of journalists in regions and nations of the world.

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