Current PhD candidates

Funded PhD students and their research areas and supervisors.

Students talk in seminar room

Our PhD candidates receive financial support to undertake their studies from a variety of sources. These include UK Research Councils (particularly ESRC and EPSRC), University funding (both fee waivers and scholarships offering maintenance funding), and overseas governments and funding organisations (for example, CONACYT for students from Mexico).

Name Email Research area Primary supervisor
Enes Aydin

Redefining Socio-Spatial Inequalities through Comparative Urban Policy Analysis in London and Berlin

Stephen Hincks
Helen Brown Understanding attitudes and perceptions amongst older people of housing and housing processes in an era of rising demand Malcolm Tait
James Beaumont Out-of-area displacement: Exploring how England’s housing system is shaping new forms of urban marginalisation Jenny Preece
Cihan Cagil

Changes in Inter-State Authority Relations in Contemporary Metropolitan Governance

David Robinson
Juliet de Little Planning for resilience under multi-stakeholder risk management Liz Sharp
Hoda Elhalaby The effect of NGOs interventions on urban villages in Egypt Steve Connelly
Mónica Martin Grau Urban frictions: prosperity turns within Nairobi’s water tinkering practices Vanesa Castan Broto
Francesca Guarino Othered people in othered places: a critical and situated exploration of the challenges of cultural diversity in Palermo Ryan Powell
George Jewitt A better tomorrow: paternalism, totalitarianism, democracy Peter Bibby
Xinyu Jin Safeguarding the Past, Embracing the Future An Examination of Alternative Development Strategies for Chinese Historic Urban Quarters Beth Perry
Chan-Woo Kim Commercial real estate rental markets in Europe Craig Watkins
Stephanie Lacey The impact of female homelessness on children's educational experiences in inner-city schools Michele Lancione
Wanying Li Residential Redevelopment: Eviction and the reconstruction of space in the lower half of Chongqing, China Amparo Tarazona Vento
Mateus Lira The politics of resettlement and occupations in Brazil Jonathan Silver
Emma Mahoney Understanding Power in Urban Climate Governance: The Case of Sheffield, South Yorkshire Madeleine Pill

Catherine Malpass

Schools as sites for integrated community food action

Beth Perry
Abraham Mariech Housing and disability within urban informality in Eldoret, Kenya Paula Meth
Michael Marshall Financialisation, regulation and asset management in English housing associations Stephen Hincks
Charly H Morris

Migrant youth activisms: de-bordering practices and urban solidarities in re-imagining the city

Ryan Powell
Naomi Oates Water service provision practices in Malawi    Steve Connelly
Inken Oldsen-thor Straten An analysis of local authorities and property developers’ relations shaping spatial change in Cape Town and Johannesburg Paula Meth
Marion Oveson Civic universities and social justice Lee Crookes
Jenny Patient Trade Unions and a 'just' transition to low carbon Beth Perry
Martyna Piliszewska Why do they stay? Exploring the reasons why homeless Polish migrant workers remain in a state of prolonged destitution in post-Brexit Britain Michele Lancione
Rahul Raj Political Ecologies of Caste, Class and Precarious Labour in Indian Cities Glyn Williams
Holly Rooke Migration, Cities and Inequality Melanie Lombard 
Sri Suryani Displacements and urban water infrastructure in Jakarta, Indonesia Michele Lancione
Xiao Tang Investigation of how land use/cover change impact on housing price at Megaregion

Jacob Macdonald

Stephany Mercedes Vargas-Rojas Governing forced migration in Colombia's peace transition: integrating urban resettlement and housing in the Llano Verde housing state in Cali, Colombia 

Melanie Lombard
Making Sense of Socio-Spatial Inequality: A Qualitative Study of Geographical Proximity and Social Distance in Buenos Aires
Melanie Lombard
Nan Wang Understanding the role of peer-to-peer accommodation in disrupting the neighbourhood: A new form of gentrification Stephen Hincks
Nancy Marcia L. Wilson Housing discrimination in the Sheffield metropolitan area, 1960s to the present Tom Goodfellow
Yu-Tung Wu Housing and intergenerational inequality in the Taipei metropolitan area Ryan Powell
Said Zaaneen Urban refugee camps in the Gaza Strip Tom Goodfellow
Rong Zheng Exploring Children’s Nature-Based Place Attachment in High-density Metropolitan Areas Liz Sharp