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Current research students

Here you can find out about the current activities of research graduates in the Department of Sociology.

StudentArea of researchContact

Nurul Abd Rehman

  • Life on the grid: social media

Hanan M. Alsuraihi


  • Family Problems, Women's issues, Youth Problems and Social Media



Victor Avila Torres



  • Technologies of Music Consumption, Musical Experience in the Everyday Life, Sociology of Technology, Cultural Sociology, Media Studies

 Jerry Booth

  •  Outcomes influencing the training of tomorrows doctors

 Raven Bowen


  •  Examining concurrent participation in off-street sex work and square work

Pin-Yao Chiu


  • Tourism studies, Social class, Social media and Neoliberalism 

Hyangmi Choi


Communication Studies

  • Cultural differences in the relationships between audience responses and the use of verbal and nonverbal devices in political speeches

Frances Clixby


  • Social Interaction, Conversation Analysis, Ethnomethodology, Psychotherapeutic Interaction
Matthew Coward
  • UK based analog gaming communities
  • Communitas and play as methods of fostering community
  • Ritual studies, secular ritual praxis and ritual’s interaction with popular culture
  • Contemporary religions and spiritualities and the theoretical frameworks through which they are studied

Justyna Cybulska


Jack Denham

  • Crime, celebrity and fandom: the seductiveness of notoriety

Anna Gkiouleka

  •  Integrating intersectionality theory in health inequalities research

Germaine Stockbridge

  • The interpretation and evaluation of meaningful coincidences


 Kasturi Hazarika



Ruchi Higham

  • Cinical trials and the challenge of regenerative medicine

Edward Holmes

  • Social Interaction, Conversation Analysis, Ethnomethodology and Social Class


David Honeywell

  • Processes of education and its relationship to prisoners desisting from crime

Isaac Hughes

  • Sociological Analysis of Communications from (purported) Non-Human Entities




Kenneth Leach

  • Governmentality of wellbeing and happiness studies in the United Kingdom

Gillian Loomes

  • Constructing Autonomy on a Cliff Edge: A Socio-Legal Study of the Mental Capacity Act 2005


Li Kun


Alex Lewington

  • Researching the communication and interpretation of transcultural themes of identity, otherness and race in English-language translations of shonen manga in the United Kingdom.

Peggy Lockwood- Lord


Dawei Lu

  • Experiences of contemporary art exhibitions for visitors


Will Paterson

  • The classed dimensions of community (in)action, the politics of space in the rural-urban fringe of Leeds-Bradford

Anais Duong-Pedica

  • Representation of suicide and suicidal behaviour in contemporary society
Vladimir Rizov
  • The use and produciton of capital( social, cultural and symbolic) by professional photoraphers in the documentary genre.
Bethany Robertson
  • Gender identities (in farming and rural life) and human-animal relations

    (livestock, pet-keeping and identity work)


Carol Robinson

  • Criminology, especially prisons and issues around deaths of prisoners from natural causes


  • Sociological Analysis of the War on Terror
 Jill Simpson


Rina Siyengwa

  • Capacitie: Environmental monitoring as participatory science


Rosie Smith

  • Classical and contemporary social theory and its applications to crime, culture, and media 


Holly Steel

  • Social media, Online news coverage, Representations of modern conflict
 Quian Wang