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)

Adnan Saif

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

Arie Ruhyanto

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

Deny Junanto

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Integration of performance information in the Indonesian public sector.

Deo Zihindula Namwira

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

Eugenijus Liutkevičius

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Transnational Evangelical Engagement: The Case of Ukraine

Gareth Wall

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Exploring values and development priorities at the individual and local levels

Jeannette Francesca Rodgers

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

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

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.

Kirstin Wagner

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Peace-keeper fathered children in Haiti and DRC

Lamisi Mbillah

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Charismatic Christianity and Adherent Social Mobility in Ghana.

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.

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

Mohammad Roudo

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

Owen Frazer

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Sequencing in peace negotiations

Robert Skinner

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Local and International influences on Peace Education in Colombia

Sabarinath Krishnan

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Public Private Partnerships for rural development.

Samara Dantas Palmeira Guimarães

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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

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.

More information: International Development Department (IDD)

Course information: International Development PhD/MPhil

Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV)

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.

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.

Francisco Moller

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Effects of grant competition in Chilean municipalities

Sirinbhattra Sathabhornwong

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

Steve Winterflood

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Measuring Levels of Authority in England, 1945-2015.

Timea Nochta

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Network governance and low carbon transitions in European cities

More information: Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV)

Course information: Local Government Studies PhD/MPhil

Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS)

Ahmad Barakat

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International Relations and Democracy in Syria.

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.

Alex Brown

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

Ali Pishro

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The History and Significance of Iran's Green Movement

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.

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

Anja Benedikt

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

Bradley Ward

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Constructing Corbynism: An Ethnographic Account of Momentum

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

Bruno Theodoro Luciano

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

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

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)

Darcy Luke

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From 'funny money' to 'hard cash': Cash limit reforms to Treasury control of public expenditure in the context of the global crisis of capital in the 1970s

David J. Zell

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

Donatella Bonansinga

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

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

Em Harvey

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

Gavin E L Hall

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

Henry Price

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Mapping neoliberal depolicitisation via the discursive relations of contemporary feminist activism

Ivor Bolton

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

Jessica White

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Evaluating Gender Mainstreaming in Counter-Terrorism Policies

John Evemy

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

Julius Elster

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

Maren Rohe

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Perceptions of Germany in Poland and Russia.

Mark Youngman

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

Marlene Schrijnders

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

Melany Cruz

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The political dimensions of violence: understanding lynching in Mexico

Onur Acaroglu

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

Paul Betts

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

Scott Edwards

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Institutionalising Trust: ASEAN and the culture of Southeast Asian Diplomacy

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

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).

Thais Bessa

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

Thomas Stocks

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

Umer Karim

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Saudi Foreign Policy

Veysel Erdemli

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The quest for identity and belonging: An ethnographic account of Georgian associations in Turkey

William Horncastle

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

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

Course information:

Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS)

Ana Alecsandru

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

Bradley Ward

Description
Constructing Corbynism: An Ethnographic Account of Momentum

Chiara Cervasio

Description
The security dilemma in Sino-Indian Relations

Donatella Bonansinga

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

Scott Edwards

Description
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)

Alex Brown

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

Anja Benedikt

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

David J. Zell

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

Ivor Bolton

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

Maren Rohe

Description
Perceptions of Germany in Poland and Russia.

Marlene Schrijnders

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

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

Description
Transnational Evangelical Engagement: The Case of Ukraine

Mark Youngman

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

Veysel Erdemli

Description
The quest for identity and belonging: An ethnographic account of Georgian associations in Turkey

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)