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Postgraduate researchers

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Auditors' Professional Scepticism and Moral Reasoning Impact on decision-making.

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Approved mental health professionals and the compulsory detention of Black service-users under the Mental Health Act: An Institutional Ethnography.

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Financial Inclusion.

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The disclosure of eco-justice in Saudi firms' reports.

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An investigative study into child protection legal framework and training provision to social workers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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Sociomateriality/Work-life balance/Professional Services Firms/Digital Transformation/Work-intensification.

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Hybrid entrepreneurship; entrepreneurship motivation; self-employment; transition to full-time entrepreneurship; transition intention.

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Resources and capabilities in ecosystems.

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The Policy Process in Mexico: Development of Obesity Policy and Sugar Tax.

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The socio-economic relationships within government subsidised housing policy and consider the social implications of recent changes in policy direction.

Siobhan Callaghan

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A comparative analysis of OECD countries' drug policy typologies, welfare regimes and socio-economic characteristics in shaping drug related outcomes.

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Climate change adaptation by the private sector and the impact of digital sustainability.

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The decline of rail transported UK seasonal produce, the growth of road transport and the dominance of retail over suppliers.

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Contributions to understanding criminal career paths and homelessness in Uruguay.

Michael Conn

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The role and function of in-work benefits: the understanding and response of business.

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UK Multinational Strategy: Corporate Political Activity in a Post Pandemic Market.

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Youth policy in the post-Anti-Extradition Bill movement era in Hong Kong.

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The transnational home: the experience around the meaning and making home for Grenadian transnational households.

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Standardised measures for people living with dementia: experiences, observations and implications.

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The universal two-child policy and gender inequality in mainland China.

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Concepts of masculine and feminine, perceptions and imbalances in today's leadership model, and their impact on innovation, diversity and sustainability.

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Risk management in actuarial science and finance.

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The role of interconnectivity inside the adult industry and its impact on British lap dancing clubs.

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Contracting of control: how do bouncers police drugs in a nightclub setting.

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Fabian Hoeft is particularly interested in capabilities of incumbent car manufacturers and shifts in automotive global value chains.

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Open innovation and Political tie in China.

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Electronic word-of-mouth on social networking sites.

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A comparative perspective on the evolution of skill formation systems in Germany and England within their social and cultural context.

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Cryptocurrencies, FinTech, Monetary Policies, Macroeconomics, Stock Markets, DeFi, Digital Moneys, Central Banks.

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The Barriers to Higher Education Faced by Care Leavers: A Focus on the Mental Health Provision Available to Care Leavers in the Transition to Higher Education.

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Behavioural biases in the stock market.

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Is ethical consumerism an oxymoron?

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Consumer behaviour, consumer psychology, social marketing, healthy eating, social media impact,.

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My thesis focuses on body labour process and how it brings together multiple aspects of body work.

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Food security infrastructure: a comparative policy analysis of the UK and US.

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Child Sexual Exploitation within the South Asian Community: Exploring the support available, implemented and required by victims from frontline services in order to help equip them with confidence to report the abuse.

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Social marketing, pro-environmental behaviour, water conservation, moral decision making, social norms influence, ethical consumption.

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Child and youth's participation in Thailand social policy.

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Internationalisation of Professional Associations and Global Relevancy of their Certification.

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Corporate sustainability; social marketing; corporate social responsibility in controversial industries; Organisational strategies for wellbeing and social change.

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Cryptocurrencies - Asset pricing - DeFi.

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Employment relations in Chinese state-owned enterprises and multinational corporations; guanxi; trade unions; employee voice; employee resistance.

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Processes, experiences and outcomes for older adults who self-fund housing adaptations.

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My research interests are: Smart Manufacturing, Industry 4.0, Lean Product and Process Development, Advance Manufacturing Technology, Sheet metal forming, Organisational behaviour and theory, Business strategy.

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Crowding-out or crowding-in? Re-examining the roles of the state and family in providing for the aged in China.

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Measure the impact of political risks in the Chinese market on asset prices.

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Performance measurement and management in the NHS.

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Supply chain resilience, sustainability, operation management.

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To investigate overcoming the constraints to effective supply chain management practices in the healthcare sector of developing countries.

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Extracting Sectoral Equity Risk Premia from CDS Spreads.

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UK Agricultural Public Policy implications for primary production.

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An analysis on whether women working in universities face gender inequality and glass ceiling phenomenal in their workplace? Case study of UK universities.

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Characterising the structure and nature of social connectedness in populations living with impairment.

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Investment funds, systemic risk, risk management, econometrics, macroprudential supervision.

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Organisational change from a gender perspective: formal initiation and informal evolving, as reflected through organisational discourse.

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Occupational Trauma Psychology, Disaster and Emergency Services work, Employee mental wellbeing.

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The connection between body image and eating behaviour while considering the role of a consumer's mood and self-esteem.

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Inward Foreign Direct Investment and Intellectual Property Strategies for Multinational Corporation.

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Corporate governance, family governance, family companies, organisational conflict.

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Lab-Grown/Cultivated Meat, Climate Change Mitigation, Food Systems Sustainability.

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Impact investing, SMEs, agriculture, forestry, developing countries.

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Sustainability, sustainability marketing, digital marketing, consumer behaviour, reputation and brand management.

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Policing mental health: A realist evaluation of street triage.

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Sustainable supply chain management and non-governmental organisations.

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Crisis management; social media analytics; big data analytics; text mining; customer social media behaviours; social-media driven decision-making.

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Unlocking, developing and leading creativity in organisations, teams and employees.

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Utilising the ‘Cultural Theory of Risk' to establish whether there is a dominant cultural bias within FinTech institutions.

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Social marketing, marketing, social change, behaviour change, public policies, stakeholder marketing, value co-creation.

Contact details

Susan Watson

PhD student,
School for Business and Society

Email: sew566@york.ac.uk

Twitter: @suwatson

Thesis

Thesis supervisor 

Dr Rachel Morris and Professor John Hudson

Thesis topic

The role of social media abuse in gender-based violence: the challenge of vituperative communication in the age of new technology

My PhD is considering the  role of online abuse in gender-based violence, investigating the impact of abusive communication executed via new technology and how social media changes power relationships and interactions online, particularly in regard to participation in public life.

Research interests:

  • Crime
  • Feminist criminology
  • Penology
  • Feminist theory
  • Social policy
  • History of social policy

Biography

I graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2003 with a BSc (Hons) in Social Policy and Administration. After developing an interest in criminology and submitting a dissertation exploring the media reporting of street crime, I remained at the LSE to complete an MSc in Criminal Justice Policy. My dissertation examined the causes and consequences of the rise in self-inflicted deaths in women’s prisons in England and Wales. It was awarded the Mannheim Institute of Criminology Prize as the most outstanding piece of Masters-level research of 2004.

The LSE gave me a thorough foundation in both criminal justice policy and wider social policy. I have a particularly strong background in the history of social policy; and am also experienced in the linking together of criminal justice policy, criminological theories and feminism, which is where my PhD has stemmed from.

I came to York in September 2017 as a result of being awarded an ESRC 1+3 studentship by the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership (within the Data, Communication and New Technologies Pathway), spending the first year completing the MA in Social Research in the Research Centre for the Social Sciences. I am delighted to now be a member of the School for Business and Society, and fully engaged on my doctoral research. My PhD is considering the role of online abuse in gender-based violence, investigating the impact of abusive communication executed via new technology and how social media changes power relationships and interactions online, particularly in regard to participation in public life. The study adopts a clear feminist perspective, and attempts to explore and understand underlying causes and manifestations of misogyny.

Between 1992 and 1999, I worked for the Labour Party as a campaigner; and between 1999 – 2000, worked as a researcher on the Home Affairs Select Committee. Since graduating from the LSE in 2004, I have continued working in the social policy sector, including as Senior Researcher to the Barrow Cadbury Trust’s Commission on Young Adults and the Criminal Justice System. I have also undertaken a wide range of voluntary roles, providing leadership and strategic direction to a number of public sector bodies.

Teaching

Seminar leader on Introducing Criminal Justice - SPY00021C.

Susan Watson

BSc (Hons) Social Policy and Administration (London School of Economics & Political Science)
MSc Criminal Justice Policy (London School of Economics & Political Science)
MA Social Research (University of York)

  • PhD student

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City branding, international brand communication.

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A longitudinal study into the views of alleged perpetrators of anti-social behaviour on the definition of anti-social behaviour and the success or otherwise of related interventions.

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The dignity of older people in long-term care service: perspectives from Taiwan.

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Unweaving the web: Using a mixed methods approach to understand the role and contribution of mental health social work to the delivery of mental health services in England and Wales.

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How inclusive are community-based services: older LGBTQ people choosing and using services.

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International business, operations management.

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The comparison of social housing policy at the international level (UK, China and Singapore) and the national level (Chongqing, Shenzhen and Hangzhou).

Susan Watson

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The role of social media abuse in gender-based violence: the challenge of vituperative communication in the age of new technology.

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In light of the 'Prison Crisis', what are the explanations of, and solutions to, violence within prison? A qualitative study of prisoners' and prison staffs' perceptions of the current prison environment within England and Wales using a GST theoretical framework.

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Stock market, oil market.

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Constructing a gendered welfare typology of six East Asian societies.

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Sustainable Supply Chain Management.

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eWOM, social media marketing, green consumption.

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Inequality in China’s current pension system: analysing urban-rural difference and the gender gap.

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Sustainable supply chains in the manufacturing industry.

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Cultural change and long-term care in China: transition of the role of family for care provision.