Our research students and their topics

Name Scope of research Primary supervisor(s)
Niaz Ahmad Foreign aid, poverty and development in Pakistan Professor Alan Walker
Sarah Akhtar Baz Exploring barriers faced by South Asian muslim lone mothers and the role of intra-ethnic organisations in overcoming them Dr Jo Britton and Professor Sarah Neal
Nor Ardyanti Binti Ahmad The political economy of development: an examination of the Visionary Capability Movement or Gerakan Daya Wawasan (GDW) programme in Malaysia Professor Alan Walker
Fahad Rashid Saif Al Jahwari Migration to and from Oman: an exploration of skills, economic opportunities and aspiration Dr Majella Kilkey
Nancy Ansah The impact of advocacy on policy formulation and implementation in Ghana: the case of reproductive health in Ghana Dr Harriet Churchill
Tat Chor Au Yeung A political economy of the welfare-work nexus in Hong Kong Professor Alan Walker
Ruth Beresford An exploration of women's perceptions of the male consumption of pornography, and how it impacts upon their everyday lives
Julie Bevan Attitudes to impairment and disability: who or what makes a difference Dr Liam Foster
Hyacinth Blake Family Care for Frail Older Persons in Trinidad: Implications for Social Policy Dr Lorna Warren
Ping Chen Internet surveillance in China: the online activism of the Chinese government Professor Clive Norris
Ross Clark Collective belonging, ‘communities’ and identity construction in the post-industrial era Dr Jo Britton
David Clayton Understanding social isolation in a connected society Professor Alan Walker
Claire Cunnington From Victim to Survivor: What actions do survivors take to redefine their identity when recovering from Child Sexual Abuse? Dr Tom Clark
Leah (Bomberger) Edwards Are 'safe homes' safe? The need for program evaluation in residential aftercare services for victims of sex trafficking Dr Harriet Churchill
Maria Teresa Ferazzoli The effectiveness of 'Low level supported accommodation' for people with severe mental illness in European Countries: a pilot evaluation in England and Italy Dr Kate Reed
Hannah May Fletcher The implications of Brexit for dimensions of belonging among British-born white residents in England Dr Jo Britton and Professor Sarah Neal
Celso Garcia Ferreira Gomes The meaning and practice of translational research in biomedicine Professor Paul Martin
Lap Hin Fan The investigation of politics of social work under the current welfare policy in China and the negotiation of habitus and identity of social workers in China Professor Alan Walker
Martin Heneghan Pension Provision after the Global Economic Crisis: A Comparative Study Dr Liam Foster
Aishath Ikram Population consolidation, decentralised governance and poverty prevention Dr Majella Kilkey
Florence Jurua Joseph Exploration of the views of those involved in private fostering arrangements: The privately fostered children, their private foster carers and their birth parents Mr Robin Sen
Min-a Jung Ageing and work issues Professor Alan Walker
Robson Kapururira A mixed methods study of supervision practice and performance of frontline social workers and their managers in two contrasting Local Authorities in England Dr Harriet Churchill
Jessica Langston Social Workers' experiences of the 26 week time restriction on care proceedings
Ming Fung Leung Activation programmes as social policy in Hong Kong Dr Liam Foster
Jiaxun Li Changing beyond assumption: discovering self-representation on WeChat Professor Helen Kennedy
Ka Man Lo Family and lone mothers in Hong Kong Professor Alan Walker
Yang Luo CoSocial insurance for rural-urban migrant workers: regional disparities in China Professor Alan Walker
Lee Marsden Mass media attacks upon vulnerable groups Dr Matthias Benzer
Adele Mason-Betrand Cosplay: An Exploration of the Subculture Dr Alex Dennis
Nora McClelland An at risk family? Motherhood and mental ill health: the impact on identity and attachment
Maev McDaid An ethnographic study of the needs and experiences of older Irish migrants in England Dr Lorna Warren
Abdul Rahim Mohammed Social policy for development in Ghana: Mainstreaming child-sensitive social protection programmes to keep children in school and out of work during fiscal austerity
Maryam Mortazavi Nooghi The role of the family as a social support with respect to the health status of older people in Tehran, Iran Professor Alan Walker
Lydia Moyo Developing an effective multi-agency work Dr Harriet Churchill
Pornthip Netiparatanakul Care, dementia, ageing Dr Lorna Warren
Panrat Nimtaloung Sharing of family for abandoned children as an alternative care in Thailand's contexts Mr Robin Sen
Bethany Nutbrown You're the real MVP (most valuable player): Identity, support, and self-discovery in online and offline gaming communities Dr Tom Clark
Ore-Ofe Oladiran An assessment of factors affecting the transitioning from early childhood through adolescence to adulthood in people living with sickle cell disease Dr Afua Twum-Danso Imoh
Rosie O'Neill The production and practice of culture, heritage and history in Northern Ireland Emeritus Professor Richard Jenkins
Kwaku Gyening Owusu Emigration and the diaspora in Africa’s contemporary welfare development: a critical examination Dr Majella Kilkey
Lulu Pinney Developing data visualisation literacy Professor Helen Kennedy
Natalie Richardson Witnessing Suffering: A sociological exploration of how suffering is managed in professional lives Drs Kate Reed and Matthias Benzer
Gbenga Akinlolu Shadare Citizens' perceptions and attitudes towards conditional cash transfers in Nigeria Professor Alan Walker
Chris Schimkowsky Friendly but pervasive: Non-assertive control mechanisms and the maintenance of social order in Tokyo Dr. Alex Dennis; Dr. Jamie Coates; Prof. Clive Norris
Winona Shaw Non-resident fatherhood: a qualitative study of fathers’ perspectives in the context of the diversity of their everyday family and social relationships and lives Dr Harriet Churchill
Nobuko Terai Childrens' childhoods in Japanese schooling Dr Afua Twum-Danso Imoh
Laura Towers Life after death: experiences of sibling bereavement over the life course Dr Katherine Davies
Calum Webb Recurrent poverty, material deprivation and labour market insecurity in the UK Dr Mark Tomlinson
Lauren White Mapping Social Life with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Dr Kate Reed
Louise Whitehead The role of co-production in combating social isolation and loneliness in later life: a case study of the Time to Shine project Dr Andrea Wigfield
Peter Winter A video ethnography of undergraduate x-ray image interpretation training in radiology and radiography across non-clinical settings Dr Kate Reed
Joseph Wong A Preliminary Study of the Underemployment Experience of Older Workers Professor Alan Walker
Natalie Wotherspoon How people with ME/CFS (myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome) experience their diagnosis Dr Kate Reed
Noor Zainol Abidin The Roles of National and Local Policy and Practices to Support the Commercialization of Biotechnology In Malaysia. Professor Paul Martin
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