Current PhD research students

NameThesis topic / Research InterestsThesis Supervisor
Kate Andersen The implications of Universal Credit for women’s citizenship: an investigation into the experiences and views of mothers subject to conditionality. Dr Aniela Wenham
Professor Peter Dwyer
Helen Baldwin Improving outcomes in child protection cases involving parental substance misuse Professor Nina Biehal/Charlie Lloyd
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 sociao-economic charateristics in shaping drug related outcomes. Dr Lisa O'Malley
Fiorella Ciapessoni Contributions to understanding criminal career paths and homelessness in Uruguay. Dr Lisa O'Malley/Nicholas Pleace
Fei Fang A study of the difficulties and support available for bereaved parents in China as a result of the one-child policy. Professor Christine Skinner
Blaise Fofung Vudinga Social protection in Cameroon: critical perspectives on the impact of social protection schemes, through the performance of the state and non-state social protection providers. Dr Neil Lunt
Ling Ge How to accommodate informal settments' dwellers in Beijin, China Dr Sabrina Chai /Dr Carolyn Snell
Emma Geddes A qualitative exploration of UK birth relatives’ experiences of the loss of a child to adoption. Dr Aniela Wenham/ Professor Christine Skinner
Victoria Jagne Living with long-standing mental ill health in old age: A qualitative systematic review and narrative inquiry. Professor Martin Webber
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.

Juliet Koprowska /Jennifer Threlfall
Kyunghwn Kim Why do East Asian countries diverge on immigrants’ social rights? Professor Peter Dwyer/Professor John Hudson
Davis Kiima 

Ethinicity considerations and their influence in social workers' decisions when intervening with families of black and ethnic minority background.

Mark Hardy
Jieun Lee Ways to reform income security systems to mitigate poverty among Korean senior citizens: Comparing restructuring income security systems in England, Sweden and Japan. Dr Antonios Roupmpakis/Professor John Hudson
Mina Lee Work-life balance policies for working mothers in Korea. Professor Christine Skinner
Eppie Leishman Sexuality, Resilience and Wellbeing: An LGBT+ Perspective Professor Martin Webber/Dr Aniela Wenham
Cangheng Liu How can an emerging economy, such as China, best balance the needs of capital and the needs of citizens: Internationa, national and regional lessons. Dr Kevin Farnsworth
Sophia Mackinder State building and social protection: the state in post-conflict contexts Dr Chris Holden
Neil Morris Online communities for people with learning difficulties  Dr Katie Graham
Tuan Nguyen Vietnam housing policy in the economy transition process: Challenges to an efficient housing market.  
Alice Park Policing mental health: A realist evaluation of street triage in North Yorkshire Professor Martin Webber
Maria Smith Pay Satisfaction Amongst Higher Education Staff: An interpretive and gendered approach. Dr Zoe Irving
Helen Stinson Coping with conditionality: An exploration of the impact of welfare conditionality on vulnerable people. Professor Peter Dwyer
Susan Watson The role of social media abuse in gender-based violence: the challenge of vituperative communication in the age of new technology Dr Rachel Morris/Professor John Hudson
Gregory White Policy, protest and power: Investigating contemporary perspectives and engagements of new social movements. Dr Kevin Farnsworth
Shimeng Yin Inequality in China’s current pension system: analyzing urban-rural difference and the gender gap Dr Antonios Roumpakis
Binrui Zheng

Is China moving towards a welfare state?

Professor Nick Ellison/Dr Sabrina Chai


View completed PhD projects

Dr Rachel Morris; Professor John Hudson