PhD Research Student Profiles

The table below lists our students currently studying towards a research degree. You can go on to their profiles to find out more information about their work.

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Student PhD Title Primary Supervisor Secondary Supervisor Started


Adekoya, Remigius

Prof. Graham Harrison Dr Simon Rushton 02/2015

Aguilar Marquez, Israel

Drug Trafficking Network Analysis: Partnerships between government actors and organised crime. Case study: Mexico 2006-2011 Dr Alistair McMillan Dr Nasos Roussias 10/2011

Aliyeva, Adila

Social Capital in the South Caucasus: A comparative analysis of Azerbaijani and Georgian societies Prof Maria Grasso Prof Andrew Taylor 10/2013

Amidi, Sabina

Politics and Dissent Online: Gender and Civil Engagement in the Middle East Prof Maria Grasso Dr Genevieve Le Baron 10/2013

Argyroulis, Dimitrios

ECOFIN and the Post-crisis Institutionalisation of European Economic Governance: A Sociological Institutionalist Approach Prof Simon Bulmer Dr Owen Parker 10/2015

Arnott, Andrew

Variations in European Union anti-establishment parties Dr Nasos Roussias Prof Maria Grasso 10/2016


Barber, Adam

Do Offshore Financial Centres Contribute to Financial Crisis? Prof Andrew Hindmoor Prof Nicola Phillips 10/2013

Baskan, Burak

Prof Jonathan Joseph Prof John Hobson 02/2014

Bayramova, Gunay

The Role of Energy in Azerbaijan’s Foreign Policy Dr Rhiannon Vickers Dr Hayley Stevenson 10/2011

Bin Ibrahim, Zakaria

From Tsunami to ‘Tsunami Politics’: The Impact of the Indian Ocean Tsunami 2004 on the 2008 General Election in Penang, Malaysia - A Complex Political Emergency Approach. Prof Andrew Taylor Dr Hayley Stevenson 10/2012

Bruckmayer, Michaela

A Vulnerable Threat? The Impacts of Policy Framing on Child Migration Policy Outcomes Prof Andrew Geddes Prof Nicola Phillips 10/2014

Buraczynska, Barbara

Second Image Reversed: How the international system influences the domestic structures of states Prof Maria Grasso Dr Garrett W. Brown 10/2013


Chamberlain, James

Prof Graham Harrison Prof Andrew Hindmoor 10/2014

Chang, Yu-bin

Dr Matt Sleat Dr Edward Hall 10/2014

Cinar, Busra

Dr Garrett W. Brown Dr Alisdair Cochrane 04/2015

Conlan, Susan

The Relationship Between the Republic of Ireland and the UK: An examination of statehood through the prism of immigration control Prof Andrew Geddes Prof Andrew Hindmoor 10/2013

Cordasco, Carlo

Rethinking Spontaneous Order: Norms, Institutions and Legitimacy Dr Matt Sleat Dr Alasdair Cochrane 10/2012


Dafnos, Andreas

Far-right groups in the UK: Investigating cumulative extremism Prof Maria Grasso Dr Nasos Roussias 10/2015

Dickinson, Hannah

Working in the BIOSEC Project Prof Rosaleen Duffy


Foley, Laura

The governance of labour migration in Southeast Asia Prof Andrew Geddes Prof Nicola Phillips 10/2016


Garcia Velazquez, Jose Angel

The Social Construction of Security Policy: The Battle against Drug-Cartels in Mexico. Prof Matthew Flinders Dr Peter Watt 01/2012

Godziewski, Charlotte

Possibilities and limitations of deliberation in health governance: The case of EU governance of health promotion Dr Owen Parker Dr Simon Rushton 2016

Gonzalez Ginocchio, Brenda

The Socioeconomic Dimensions of Drug Violence in Mexico. Prof Nicola Phillips Prof Martin J. Smith 10/2011

Gulmohamad, Zana

An analysis of Iraq’s foreign policy post-Saddam. Dr Rhiannon Vickers

Prof Andrew Taylor



Ismail, Suzianah

Understanding the emergence, development and trajectories of the animal rights new social movement (NSM) in developing industrial nations: the case of Malaysia. Dr Alisdair Cochrane Prof Maria Grasso 01/2013


Jarvis, Sam

Moral Progress and its Political Limits: ‘Common Humanity’ as a Driver of State Behaviour Dr Garrett W. Brown Dr Adrian Gallagher (University of Leeds) 10/2014

Joanny, Laure

Green surveillance technologies Prof Rosaleen Duffy Prof Dan Brockington 10/2017


Karampampas, Sotirios

Why is the Phenomenon of Revolutionary Groups Resilient in Greece? A Relational Study of Three Contentious Episodes (1965-2015) Prof Maria Grasso Dr Lisa Stampnitzky 10/2012


Lappe-Osthege, Theresa

Dr Hayley Stevenson Prof Jonathan Joseph 10/2014

Leman, Jason

Local parties and participatory governance in English Local Councils Dr Alistair McMillan Dr Felicity Matthews 10/2014

Linger, Scott

Justice, Legitimacy and European Citizenship Dr Alisdair Cochrane Dr Owen Parker 10/2013

Lixi, Luca

The European External Migration Governance: understanding the pathways to progress and the obstacles along the way.

Prof Andrew Geddes Dr Owen Parker 04/2015

Meakin, Alexandra

The politics of the Restoration and Renewal of the Palace of Westminster

Professor Matthew Flinders  Dr Felicity Matthews 10/2016

Mélançon, Andrée-Anne

How Can Contemporary Aerial Warfare be Regulated to Uphold Non-Combatant Immunity and to be Just? Dr Ross Bellaby Dr Matt Sleat 10/2013

Mensha, Gloria

Agenda-setting and Carbon Dioxide Utilization Technologies (CDU) in the UK Dr. Kate Dommett Dr. Chris Jones and Prof. Peter Styring 10/2016

Mohd Hed, Norhafiz

The Dynamics of Youth Political Participation in Southeast Asia: The Case of Malaysia Prof Maria Grasso Dr Nasos Roussias 10/2014

Morecroft, Sam

Towards Radical Political Unionism: What Does The Emergence of Independent Workers Organisations Mean for the Future of COSATU and for Labour Relations in South Africa? Prof Graham Harrison Prof Jonathan Joseph 10/2012

Mulugeta Gebrie, Daniel

Encountering the Everyday Sub-Sahara African state: local governance practices and the construction of state idea in Ethiopia. Prof Graham Harrison Dr Matt Sleat 10/2013


Nicolaou, Claire

Counter-terrorism Culture: The implications for the democratic tradition in the USA and UK Dr Inanna Hamati-Ataya (Aberystwyth University) Prof John Hobson 10/2011


Pettrachin, Andrea

Understanding the Refugee Crisis: An Actor-Centred Analysis of the Constitution of Asylum
Governance in Italy
Professor Andrew Geddes Dr Owen Parker 11/2016

Polanco Leal, Perla

Resource Nationalism in Mexico Dr Hayley Stevenson Prof Ian Bache 10/2011


Reis, Sara

Gender mainstreaming in the EU: a paradox for women’s rights organisations. Prof  Ian Bache Dr Daniela Tepe-Belfrage 10/2014


Schmid, Davide

The Dialectic of Reality and Utopia in Critical International Relations Theory Prof Jonathan Joseph Prof John Hobson 10/2013

Smith, Katherine

A crisis in democratic participation? The impact of inequality on the political (dis)engagement of young people Prof Maria Grasso Dr Liam Stanley 2017

Southern, Polly

Dr Garrett W. Brown Dr Alisdair Cochrane 10/2014

Webb, Jonathan

The EU and Democratisation in Serbia Prof  Andrew Geddes Dr Simon Rushton 10/2014

Webster, Brian

Debtor Country Strategy and Influence over Loan Negotiations with the International Monetary Fund: A discursive approach Prof  John Hobson Prof  Graham Harrison 10/2011

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