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
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
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
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
Dario Ferrazzi Housing, crime and the city: re-addressing the urban crime question Rowland Atkinson
Manuel Heckel Urban governance and finance in sub-Saharan Africa Glyn Williams
Philippa Hughes Community land trusts John Flint
George Jewitt A better tomorrow: paternalism, totalitarianism, democracy Peter Bibby
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
Wanying Li Residential Redevelopment: Eviction and the reconstruction of space in the lower half of Chongqing, China Amparo Tarazona Vento
Yixin Liu Gated communities in China Rowland Atkinson
Vanessa Lo Understanding the housing decision-making processes of elderly people Malcolm Tait
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
Abraham Mariech Housing and disability within urban informality in Eldoret, Kenya Paula Meth
Martha Mingay Community land trusts and the housing crisis John Flint
Fatima Mohammed Resettlement and rehabilitation initiatives in Nigeria Tom Goodfellow
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
Alexandra Payling Gendering the economic imaginary of the 'Northern Powerhouse' city-regions Tim May
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
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
Rami Shamseen Decentralisation and the growth of core cities Craig Watkins
Sri Suryani Displacements and urban water infrastructure in Jakarta, Indonesia Michele Lancione
Jeni Vine Building cohesive neighbourhoods: conflict and rank awareness Ryan Powell
Chao Wang The involvement of Chinese civil society in environmental planning Steve Connelly
Yu-Tung Wu Housing and intergenerational inequality in the Taipei metropolitan area Ryan Powell
Jiaxi Yang Rural development and Governance in China Aidan While
Said Zaaneen Urban refugee camps in the Gaza Strip Tom Goodfellow