Current PhD students

Find out what some of our postgraduate researchers are working on.

NameThesis Title
Sugandha Agarwal Resilience among women Rohingya refugees in India.
Sophie Atherton A sex (and gender) education: an enquiry into transgender individuals' experiences of secondary education in the UK and provisions for the future.
Abbey Atkinson Women's progression to senior management in the UK insurance market
Tiba Bonyad Gendering biopolitical subjects: Lived experiences of Iranian women with assisted reproductive technologies.
Thomas Bosak Potent connections with celestial bodies: Belonging to humanity and the meanings of astral objects in everyday life.
Lauren Bramley Graduate Outcomes for Widening Participation Students
Joshua Bunting Identity and the 2010-11 student movement: Formation, abeyance and evolution.
Thomas Chadwick Privilege in pain: Male vulnerability in gender politics. 
Chi-ting Chuang

Negotiating filial responsibilities and relationships with ageing parents: the case of married gay and lesbian couples

Ashley Collar Temporary communities: The role of culture following social disaster.
Natalie Cotterell 'Growing old in the city: Developing policies and practices to tackle social isolation amongst people aged 50 years and older. 
Alexus Davis Mapping violence in maternal care: An examination of the intersections of systematic violence and birth violence on obstetric care outcomes. 
Dominic Deane DIY scenes in West Yorkshire: Independent music in post-industrial Leeds and Bradford. 
Mariana Dias "Feeling at home" in migratory contexts: The experiences of Portuguese women in the UK. 
Lin Ding Gender and class differences in the family investment in creative behaviour: a study of social reproduction of creativity in rural China. 
Sijia Du Social ties, type of resources and status attainment. 
Julia Enneoka  Mixed heritage, ethnic/'racial' and cultural identity and placement matching in fostering and adoption policy, practice and service delivery.
Christopher Fardan Examining shifts in political talk from the margins to the mainstream.
Yu Feng Insecurity and Anxiety of the new Chinese Middle Class
Daniela Fazio Vargas Experiencing a Song: the Political and Aesthetic Possibilities of Art
Yongxuan Fu Space and sociological theory of modernity. 
Kristian Fuzi Precarious employment and pension planning. 
Martin Greenwood Postcapitalism and the Post Office: The role of public services in radical futures. 
Binit Gurung Belonging among Nepali Youths in the UK
Tess Hartland  Urbanisation and population ageing: Interdisciplinary perspectives on ageing in place in cities
Yannan He  Parental Networks in Schools in China
Georgia Hibbert The relational and moral aspects involved in social egg freezing.
Hannah Gregson A qualitative investigation into the long term impacts of trans-vaginal mesh complications. 
Madiha Khan Education and identity dynamics in a conflict zone.
Aleksandr Lange Dating, love, and subjectivity in the age of digital capitalism
Manuela Latchoumaya Ethnic and religious minorities' identity formation process: Guadeloupeans of Indian descent and Muslim Mahorais in colour-blind France.
Jianyu Li

A qualitative study of sibling relations in Chinese urban families after the change of population policy

Xin Li The Digital Pathways and Transformation of Chinese Cities in the Short-video Era: A TikTok Case Study
Liu Xiyuan Education subsidy, urban-rural division and migrant students in China.
Hala Marshood

Race, Racial Capitalism and Settler Colonialism: The Case of the May 2021 Palestinian Uprising

Thabiso Mokokwane The Nexus of Culture and Ecology in Sustainability
Morgan Powell Within and against precarisation: Forms of mobilisation and resistance amongst workers in the UK's gig economy.
Mauricio Renteria Gonzales The Colour of Social Mobility: The cultural and racial imprints of ascending trajectories within the Peruvian upper class
Joana Salles Urbanisation and population ageing: Interdisciplinary perspectives on ageing in place in cities
Caitlin Schmid Gender stratification in European welfare states - A comparative study of the effects of intergenerational care policy, labour market policy and cultural norms on gender equality.
Manish Sen Queer and Desi: Postcolonial perspectives on Desi youth experiences in the UK. 
Shan Shi  
Lucie Slamova Radical Left in Central and Eastern Europe:  Challenges and Opportunities
Tetyana Solovey  
Steven Speed Going against the grain: An ethnographic study of European alternative farming communities in the context of neo-liberal crisis. 
Jamie Stevenson In the shadow of Grenfell: Residents, representations and social housing in London. 
Alice Swift What is the role of infrastructure and social reproduction within the British and German direct action protest camp environmental movements?
Wenxi Tang  Interrogating social inequalities:  family conditions, educational attainment and career outcomes in China
Miriam Tenquist The Age friendly movement policy in Manchester:Sustainable changes to Active Ageing: A longitudinal study
Kaidong Yu Working-class students' experiences across generations.
Ryan Wattam Working-class subculture and aspiration. 
Chris Waugh Making revolutionary men: Masculinity, misogyny and activist culture. 
Peter White How has the withdrawal of the NHS bursary impacted the rate of enrolment of students with widening participation characteristics into nursing education in the UK?
Yongyi Wu

Digital divide between urban youths and rural youths in china

Lidia Yanez Lagos

Nested collective and individual identities and the articulation of material and identity claims in the case of the Chile woke movement:  theoretical contributions from Latin America

Menglu Zhang The consequences of using social media and internet upon the academic performance of left-behind children in China.
Xinyi Zhu Non-fungible Tokens and Digital Identity in Virtual and Reality Interaction