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Current PhD research students

NameThesis topic / Research InterestsThesis Supervisor
Renée Aleong Approved mental health professionals and the compulsory detention of Black service-users under the Mental Health Act: An Institutional Ethnography
Amjad Abdullah Alzahrani An investigative study into child protection legal framework and training provision to social workers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Helen Baldwin Improving outcomes in child protection cases involving parental substance misuse.
Anna Browning The socio-economic relationships within government subsidised housing policy and consider the social implications of recent changes in policy direction.  
Siobhan Callaghan A comparative analysis of OECD countries' drug policy typologies, welfare regimes and socio-economic characteristics in shaping drug related outcomes.
Fiorella Ciapessoni Contributions to understanding criminal career paths and homelessness in Uruguay.
Anette Bonifant Cisneros  The Policy Process in Mexico: Development of Obesity Policy and Sugar Tax.
Michael Conn The role and function of in-work benefits: the understanding and response of business.
Karemah Francois The transnational home: the experience around the meaning and making home for Grenadian transnational households.
Emma Geddes A qualitative exploration of UK birth relatives’ experiences of the loss of a child to adoption.
Kate Gridley Standardised measures for people living with dementia: experiences, observations and implications. 
Xiaojie Guo The universal two-child policy and gender inequality in mainland China.
Tess Herrmann The role of interconnectivity inside the adult industry and its impact on British lap dancing clubs. 
Samuel Hinrichs Contracting of control: how do bouncers police drugs in a nightclub setting.
Isabelle Huning A comparative perspective on the evolution of skill formation systems in Germany and England within their social and cultural context. 
Alison Inceu 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. 
Kelli Kennedy Food security infrastructure: a comparative policy analysis of the UK and US. 
Safina Khan

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.

Chanon Komonmarn

Child and youth's participation in Thailand social policy.

Mina Lee Work-life balance policies for working mothers in Korea.
Natalie Leworthy Intergenerational dynamics and the interface with quality of life, inequalities and care decision making in a newly diagnosed dementia population. 

Xuemeng Li

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

Jiaxin Liu Crowding-out or crowding-in? Re-examining the roles of the state and family in providing for the aged in China.
Emese Mayhew Characterising the structure and nature of social connectedness in populations living with impairment. 
Alice Park Policing mental health: A realist evaluation of street triage.
Laura Tucker

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.

Kirsty Toone

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.

Hanyu Tsai

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

Liz Wands-Murray

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

Yiqian Wang

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

Susan Watson The role of social media abuse in gender-based violence: the challenge of vituperative communication in the age of new technology.
Thomas Wells 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. 
Shimeng Yin Inequality in China’s current pension system: analysing urban-rural difference and the gender gap.

Constructing a gendered welfare typology of six East Asian societies.

Jiayu Zhang

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


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