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.
Joshua Bunting Identity and the 2010-11 student movement: Formation, abeyance and evolution.
Barbara Cernusakova Collective action of Roma in the Czech Republic: Revival of class consciousness.
Thomas Chadwick Privilege in pain: Male vulnerability in gender politics. 
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. 
David Dobson Professionalism and sexuality: The wide-reaching implications of a gay-friendly white-collar workplace on the lesbian and gay community.
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.
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. 
Tess Hartland  Urbanisation and population ageing: Interdisciplinary perspectives on ageing in place in cities
Hannah Haycox  Integration experiences of Syrian refugee families resettled in the UK. 
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. 
Niamh Kavanagh Exploring Salford's working-class experiences of gentrification-induced displacement. 
Madiha Khan Education and identity dynamics in a conflict zone.
Manuela Latchoumaya Ethnic and religious minorities' identity formation process: Guadeloupeans of Indian descent and Muslim Mahorais in colour-blind France.
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.
Susanne Martikke   From impact to relationships: Voluntary sector organisations in a changing environment.
Francisca Ortiz The trajectory of surviving being old with Chilean pensions: A sociology of personal life approach combining SNA and QCA mixed-methods. 
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
Craig Robinson Coping with uncertainty: Socio-material performances of HIV and ageing.
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. 
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?
Miriam Tenquist The Age friendly movement policy in Manchester:Sustainable changes to Active Ageing: A longitudinal study
Cedomir Vuckovic  The colonisation of higher education: Power, reproduction and resistance.  
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

Menglu Zhang The consequences of using social media and internet upon the academic performance of left-behind children in China.