PhD doctoral researchers

A research degree is a unique opportunity to develop new skills, develop problem-solving abilities and make a valuable contribution to new knowledge.

Current PhD profiles from across the School: 

International Development Department (IDD)

Joseph Bell

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Special Economic Zones and State-Capital Relations: The Importance of Politics in the Genesis and Evolution of Economic Policy

Owen Frazer

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Sequencing in peace negotiations

Samara Dantas Palmeira Guimarães

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Rethinking post-conflict statebuilding through the impact of traditional healers in the Mozambican traditional justice system

Mohamed Adama Jalloh

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Investigating the underlying causal mechanisms associated with the limited and uneven progress in the Implementation of Public Financial Management reforms in developing countries

Tom Jarvis

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The relationship between the legacies of Nepal's decade of armed conflict and the nature of corruption at the sub-national level.

Deny Junanto

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Integration of performance information in the Indonesian public sector.

Sabarinath Krishnan

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Public Private Partnerships for rural development.

Lamisi Mbillah

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Charismatic Christianity and Adherent Social Mobility in Ghana.

Eugenijus Liutkevičius

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Transnational Evangelical Engagement: The Case of Ukraine

Philipp Lottholz

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Post-Liberal Statebuilding in Central Asia – Analysing Community Security Practices and Imaginaries of Social Order in Kyrgyzstan

Deo Zihindula Namwira

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Rethinking post-conflict statebuilding through the impact of traditional healers in the Mozambican traditional justice system

Sumedh Rao

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Trust and Cooperation as Social Identity in Northern Ireland

Mohammad Roudo

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The influence of Minimum Service Standards (MSS) on the Performance of Local Governments in Indonesia's Decentralization System

Louis Monroy Santander

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The Statebuilding-reconciliation nexus: A critical deconstruction of reconciliation practice in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Adnan Saif

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Service delivery, hybridity and boundary spanning after civil conflict in Tunisia

Kirstin Wagner

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Peace-keeper fathered children in Haiti and DRC

Gareth Wall

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Exploring values and development priorities at the individual and local levels

Arie Ruhyanto

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Statebuilding through Territorial Reform: Pemekaran and State-Society Relation in Papua Indonesia.

Justin Williams

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The contingent effects of aid: how a development project in Ethiopia affected aid workers, 'beneficiaries' and those caught in the middle.

Jeannette Francesca Rodgers

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From Powerless to Empowered: giving a voice to the 'voiceless child' through music in transitional justice mechanisms

Mann Virdee

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Mann Virdee studied a BSc in Natural Sciences at Queen Mary, University of London. He then completed an MSc in Emerging Economies and International Development at King's College London.

Robert Skinner

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Local and International influences on Peace Education in Colombia

More information: International Development Department (IDD)

Course information: International Development PhD/MPhil

Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV)

Saban Akca

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The Complex Role of District Governors in Turkey: A Case of Sui Generis Public Leadership

Caitlin McMullin

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The third sector and co-production: A comparative study of England and France

Francisco Moller

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Effects of grant competition in Chilean municipalities

Timea Nochta

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Network governance and low carbon transitions in European cities

Brenda Ogembo

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"Participating in Participation" or Influencing Policy Outcomes? Evaluating the Effects of Public Participation in Kenya's County Assemblies

Bryony Rudkin

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Dramaturgy of political decision making in English local government.

Sirinbhattra Sathabhornwong

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Relationships between Thai Local Authorities' Collaborative Capacities and Outcomes from their Collaborations for Waste Management.

Teguh Widodo

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The Implementation of Performance Based Budgeting in Indonesia 2011-2014: Using Performance Information to Strengthen Government Accountability.

Adriana Algarin Castillo

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Adriana Algarin is starting a doctoral research about social accountability and its relation to local government performance and citizen engagement.

Steve Winterflood

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Measuring Levels of Authority in England, 1945-2015.

André Feliciano Lino

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Performance management and sensegiving processes on governmental organizations

More information: Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV)

Course information: Local Government Studies PhD/MPhil

Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS)

Ana Alecsandru

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The Role of Trusting Relationships in Shaping the Level of Verification in Arms Control Agreements: United States – Russia Strategic Nuclear Arms Control

Ahmad Barakat

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International Relations and Democracy in Syria.

Anja Benedikt

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Imaginings of Identity: The Construction of National Identity in the Immigrant Integration Discourse in Germany.

Thais Bessa

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Can girl brides choose? Discourses on child and early marriage and representations of female agency

Paul Betts

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A critical review of 'evidence-based' policy in British policing.

Ivor Bolton

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The implementation of German heritage policy and the representation of the German Democratic Republic through memorials and museums.

Donatella Bonansinga

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Threat Construction and Fear Perception: The Role and Impact of Populism and Emotionality in Securitization Narratives.

Shardia Briscoe-Palmer

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(De) Construction of Masculinity and the Discrimination of the 'Other': An analysis into the masculinitie(s) performed by black men in the Caribbean

Alex Brown

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Rethinking the GDR Opposition: Reform, Resistance and Revolution in the Other Germany.

Carol Louise Buxton

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A Route to Normalcy? Japan's Space Policy

Chiara Cervasio

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The security dilemma in Sino-Indian Relations

Bruno Dalponte

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Bringing the South American Defence Council to life: The role of secondary powers in the construction of regional security dynamics

Elio Di Muccio

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Entrepreneurial management of technological and economic performance: The Ministry of Technology and government-funded innovation in Britain, 1964-1970

Scott Edwards

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Institutionalising Trust: ASEAN and the culture of Southeast Asian Diplomacy

Julius Elster

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The role of different reflexive orientations in identity formation and negotiation among youth in Tottenham

John Evemy

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The changing role of the Bank of England after the financial crisis.

Gavin E L Hall

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NATO's Transformation in the Post-Cold War Era: How Institutions Matter.

Em Harvey

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The Other Body: A Queer, Trans and Crip Theory Critique of Privacy, Privilege and Power

Umer Karim

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Saudi Foreign Policy

Bruno Theodoro Luciano

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Representation and Integration: The Logic of Regional Parliaments around the World

Amelia Morris

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Beauty is the Beast? A queer exploration into the relationship between the dieting industry, "the obesity crisis" and idealistic standards of female beauty in the Western world.

Szymon Parzniewski

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The role of migrants in building city resilience for emergency response and disaster disk reduction (DRR): a case study of Birmingham (UK) and Sendai (Japan).

Maren Rohe

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Perceptions of Germany in Poland and Russia.

Marlene Schrijnders

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From London to Leipzig and back: Goth scenes in the GDR between Endzeit and Revolution.

Thomas Stocks

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Exploring the Support for Different Human Rights Contextualisations in the United Kingdom

Alejandra Garcia Diaz Villamil

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Feminist Political Transformational Leadership: Evaluating the impact of Bolivian women leaders in advancing the social justice agenda.

Mark Youngman

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Explaining the ideological evolution of insurgencies: The North Caucasus, 2007-2015

David J. Zell

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Major cultural commemorations and the construction of cultural & political identity in the GDR, 1959-1983.

William Horncastle

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An investigation into the relationships between Political Finance Systems and Financial Inequality

Onur Acaroglu

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'Poetry of the Future': The Marxist Transition Debate and the Notion of Plural Temporalities

Chris Featherstone

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Comparative Crisis Decision-making: Foreign Policy Analysis and the US and UK decisions on Iraq (2003) and Syria (2011-2014)

More information: Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS)

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Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS)

Ana Alecsandru

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The Role of Trusting Relationships in Shaping the Level of Verification in Arms Control Agreements: United States – Russia Strategic Nuclear Arms Control

Donatella Bonansinga

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Threat Construction and Fear Perception: The Role and Impact of Populism and Emotionality in Securitization Narratives.

Chiara Cervasio

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The security dilemma in Sino-Indian Relations

Scott Edwards

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Institutionalising Trust: ASEAN and the culture of Southeast Asian Diplomacy

Sumedh Rao

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Trust and Cooperation as Social Identity in Northern Ireland

Thomas Stocks

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Exploring the Support for Different Human Rights Contextualisations in the United Kingdom

More Information: Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS)

Institute for German Studies (IGS)

Anja Benedikt

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Imaginings of Identity: The Construction of National Identity in the Immigrant Integration Discourse in Germany.

Ivor Bolton

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The implementation of German heritage policy and the representation of the German Democratic Republic through memorials and museums.

Alex Brown

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Rethinking the GDR Opposition: Reform, Resistance and Revolution in the Other Germany.

Maren Rohe

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Perceptions of Germany in Poland and Russia.

Marlene Schrijnders

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From London to Leipzig and back: Goth scenes in the GDR between Endzeit and Revolution.

David J. Zell

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Major cultural commemorations and the construction of cultural & political identity in the GDR, 1959-1983.

More information: Institute for German Studies (IGS)

Course information: German Studies (Social Sciences) PhD/MPhil

Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies (CREES)

Eugenijus Liutkevičius

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Transnational Evangelical Engagement: The Case of Ukraine

Mark Youngman

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Explaining the ideological evolution of insurgencies: The North Caucasus, 2007-2015

More information: Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies (CREES)

Course information:Russian and East European Studies PhD/MPhil

Doctoral Researcher Diversity Network (DRDN)

The Doctoral Researcher Diversity Network (DRDN) is the first cross-University network for PhD students (DRs) studying aspects of diversity and is supported by its Alumni Impact Fund. Our definition of diversity is quite broad, covering issues such as ethnicity, race, religion, migration, gender, age and other related dimensions.

Find out more about the Doctoral Researcher Diversity Network (DRDN)