Current PhD students

Funded PhD students and their research areas and supervisors.

Students talk in seminar room

Our students 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
Fatima Ajia Public communications in the adaptive water utility Liz Sharp
Salman Aldalbahi The housing market in Saudi Arabia Steve Connelly
Divine Asafo Land acquisition, land conflicts and its effect on housing production in peri-urban Accra, Ghana Paula Meth
Ryan Bellinson Coproducing urban climate change and environmental governance: A case study of Greater Manchester Beth Perry
Simon Benten Spatially sensitive measures of health inequality in England Alasdair Rae
Katherine Blaker Reconnecting planning, people and place in former industrial communities Andy Inch
Helen Brown Understanding attitudes and perceptions amongst older people of housing and housing processes in an era of rising demand Malcolm Tait
Rachael Bust Minerals planning - new government, new opportunity? Aidan While
Cihan Cagil The Istanbul International Financial Center and World City Planning in Istanbul John Henneberry
Fiona Calder Involving customers in directing water supply and sewerage outcomes Liz Sharp
Carlo Chan Urban planning and ageing Malcolm Tait
Debjani Dasgupta State-responsiveness, decentralisation and poverty reduction in West Bengal, India Glyn Williams
Juliet de Little Planning for resilience under multi-stakeholder risk management Liz Sharp
Abdulla Difalla Toward a relational understanding of informal areas in Saudi Arabia Ryan Powell
Hoda Elhalaby The effect of NGOs interventions on urban villages in Egypt Steve Connelly
John Erskine The informal economy in Yorkshire coalfield communities John Flint
Sally Faulkner Vulnerable communities, collective bargaining and climate change adaptation Tom Goodfellow
Dario Ferrazzi Housing, crime and the city: re-addressing the urban crime question Rowland Atkinson
Farah Haji Mustafa Tourism planning: “Building Marvel” as the main urban tourism product in attracting visitors Aidan While
Manuel Heckel Urban governance and finance in sub-Saharan Africa Glyn Williams
Philippa Hughes Community land trusts John Flint
MinKi Jeong The relationship between urban digitisation and creativity in cities Ryan Powell
George Jewitt A better tomorrow: paternalism, totalitarianism, democracy Peter Bibby
Han Jiang Zero carbon housing in China Sarah Payne
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
Carl Lee Purpose built student accommodation (PBSA) development nexus in Sheffield 2000-2019. Sarah Payne
Hakjin Lee Neighbourhood planning: localism, community participation and conflicts Andy Inch
Sarah Linn Intersectional identities of urban refugee women and their negotiation of space and security in Amman and Beirut Steve Connelly
Yixin Liu Gated communities in China Rowland Atkinson
Vanessa Lo Understanding the housing decision-making processes of elderly people Malcolm Tait
Zhen Lu Housing and schools - social justice in China Glyn Williams
Ruth Lucas The housing crisis and the changing role of th housing professional in England John Flint
Emmanuel Maiyanga Household water practices in a rapidly urbanising city Liz Sharp
Jonathan Marsden Making space for coproduction Andy Inch
Martha Mingay Community land trusts and the housing crisis John Flint
Fatima Mohammed Resettlement and rehabilitation initiatives in Nigeria Tom Goodfellow
Pu Niu ‘Deliberative democracy’ and the integration of the urban village into the city Glyn Williams
Elvis Nyanzu Assessing neighbourhood deprivation: understanding local spatial context Alasdair Rae
Marion Oveson Civic universities and social justice Lee Crookes
Vidya Pancholi Towards substantive public participation in urban governance Glyn Williams
Jenny Patient Trade Unions and a 'just' transition to low carbon Beth Perry
Alexandra Payling Gendering the economic imaginary of the 'Northern Powerhouse' city-regions Tim May
Selam Robi Industrial park cities in Ethiopia Tom Goodfellow
Hayyan Rozi Low carbon city planning in Riyadh City, Saudi Arabia Liz Sharp
Patricia Schappo Street markets as multi-purpose development strategies for urban environments Melanie Lombard
Radmila Schelle A critical analysis of indigenous rights discourses in Brazil Steve Connelly
Rami Shamseen Decentralisation and the growth of core cities Craig Watkins
Taekyung Song Economic and social development in South Korea Aidan While
Emma Stevens Collective action and discourse coalitions of energy and climate change Steve Connelly
Michael Taster The creation and reproduction of policy-relevant spatial knowledge and new publishing models Alasdair Rae
Charlotte van der Lijn Understanding spatial housing choice and demand Alasdair Rae
Jeni Vine Building cohesive neighbourhoods: conflict and rank awareness Ryan Powell
Chao Wang The involvement of Chinese civil society in environmental planning Steve Connelly
Noranida Zainal Public participation in regeneration in Kuala Lumpur Tom Goodfellow
Kushtrim Zeqiri Foreign direct investments and economic growth in Kosovo Aidan While