Doctoral students

Doctoral students

PhD and MD opportunities in General Practice and Primary Care

Current students
Completed students (2008 onwards) with links to e-versions of theses
Postgraduate research opportunities

Current

Name RUTH AGBAKOBA
Degree PhD
Title Understanding the barriers and facilitators to eHealth service implementation at scale in Scotland
Supervisor 1 Frances Mair (General Practice and Primary Care, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2 Matt-Mouley Bouamrane (General Practice and Primary Care, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 3 Marilyn Mcgee-Lennon (School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 4 Nick Watson (Sociology, University of Glasgow)
Funding Medical Research Council
Start year 2012
Intended finish year 2018

Name ALESSIO ALBANESE
Degree PhD
Title Exploring the effects of traumatic experiences and post-migration life difficulties on the mental health and somatic symptoms of asylum seekers and refugees living in Scotland
Supervisor 1 Kate O'Donnell
Supervisor 2 Barbara Nicholl
Supervisor 3 Sara Macdonald
Funding Private benefactor/MVLS
Start year 2018
Intended finish year 2021

Name ABDULAZIZ ALHENAIDI
Degree PhD
Title
Recruitment and retention of primary care doctors in Kuwait
Supervisor 1 
Kate O'Donnell (General Practice and Primary Care, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2
Jill Morrison
Funding
Kuwait Ministry of Health
Start year
2016
Intended finish year
2020

Name HANAN ALMAJED
Degree PhD
Title Breast cancer in the population Of Kuwait
Supervisor 1 Sara Macdonald (General Practice and Primary Care, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2 Barbara Nicholl ( General Practice and Primary Care, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 3 Katie Robb (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Funding Civil Service Commission of Kuwait
Start year 2016
Intended finish year 2019

Name THAMER ABDULLAH S ALSLAMAH
Degree PhD
Title Self-management of type 2 diabetes in Gulf Cooperation Council Countries
Supervisor 1 Craig Melville (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2 Barbara Nicholl (General Practice and Primary Care, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 3 Deborah Kinnear (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Funding Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qassim University
Start year 2015
Intended finish year 2019

Name ANNA BLACK
Degree PhD
Title 
Preventive health care for migrant populations
Supervisor 1 Kate O'Donnell (General Practice and Primary Care, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2 Nicola Burns (University of Lancaster)
Supervisor 3 Frances Mair (General Practice and Primary Care, University of Glasgow)
Funding Departmental
Start year 
2012
Intended finish year
2018

Name ANNABEL FARNOOD
Degree PhD
Title Online self-diagnosis in Scotland's "smartphone society": effects on the patient-health professional relationship and medical authority
Supervisor 1 Bridget Johnston (Nursing and Health Care, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2 Frances Mair (General Practice and Primary Care, University of Glasgow)
Funding Self-funded
Start year 2017
Intended finish year 2021

Name AGHNAA GAYATRI
Degree PhD
Title Development of a context-based diabetes management model in Indonesia
Supervisor 1 Barbara Nicholl (General Practice and Primary Care)
Supervisor 2 Stewart Mercer 
Supervisor 3 Sara Macdonald (General Practice and Primary Care, University of Glasgow)
Funding Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education, Ministry of Finance, Republic of Indonesia
Start year 2016
Intended finish year 2020

Name IAN HAMILTON
Degree
MD
Title
An exploration of spiritual care services in various healthcare settings
Supervisor 1 Jill Morrison
Supervisor 2
Sara Macdonald (General Practice and Primary Care, University of Glasgow) 
Funding
Self-funded
Start year
2016 
Intended finish year
2021

Name DAVID HENDERSON
Degree PhD
Title Multimorbidity and access to social care: exploiting emerging administrative datasets in Scotland
Supervisor 1 Nick Bailey (Urban Studies, University of Glasgow) 
Supervisor 2 Stewart Mercer
Supervisor 3 Colin McCowan
Funding Scottish Government and ESRC
Start year 2015
Intended finish year 2018

Name KEIRA JOHNSTON
Degree PhD 
Title Investigating causal relationships between chronic pain and major depressive disorder using UK general-population dataset with whole-genome genotyping
Supervisor 1 Barbara Nicholl (General Practice and Primary Care, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2 Andrew McIntosh (University of Edinburgh) 
Supervisor 3 Daniel Smith (Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow) 
Supervisor 4 Mark Bailey (School of Life Sciences, University of Glasgow) 
Funding MRC DTP Precision Medicine
Start year 2017
Intended finish year 2021

Name DUNCAN MCNAB
Degree PhD
Title Collaborative completion of medicines reconciliation by general practitioners and pharmacists: an exploration of system complexity
Supervisor 1Jill Morrison
Supervisor 2 Paul Bowie (NHS Education) 
Supervisor 3 Alistair Ross (Dental School, University of Glasgow)
Funding NHS Education
Start year 2015
Intended finish year 2020

Name SIOBHÁN O'CONNOR 
Degree PhD
Title Exploring the eHealth implementation journey: factors affecting patient and public engagement and recruitment to digital health  
Supervisor 1 Frances Mair (General Practice and Primary Care, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2 Kate O'Donnell (General Practice and Primary Care, University of Glasgow)
Funding Self-funded
Start year 2014
Intended finish year 2018

Name FREDERICKE PETO
Degree PhD
Title Building (de)fences: empowering farmers to take action on disease control
Supervisor 1 Sally Wyke (Social Sciences, Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2 Lisa Boden (Veterinary Medicine, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 3 Frank Katzer (Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation)
Supervisor 4 Kate O'Donnell (General Practice and Primary Care, University of Glasgow)
Funding LKAS Scholarship
Start year 2015
Intended finish year 2019

Name HANNAH SCOBIE
Degree 
PhD 
Title
Understanding the public perceptions of the early detection of lung cancer 
Supervisor 1 Katie Robb (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2 Sara Macdonald (General Practice and Primary Care, University of Glasgow)
Funding MRC Doctoral Training Programme
Start year 2014
Intended finish year 2018

Name SIMIN (SELINA) WU
Degree PhD
Title Implications of chronic pain as a comorbidity with a focus on cardiometabolic disease
Supervisor 1 Barbara Nicholl (General Practice and Primary Care, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2 Frances Mair (General Practice and Primary Care, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 3 Sara Macdonald (General Practice and Primary Care, University of Glasgow)
Funding China Scholarship Council
Start year 2018
Intended finish year 2022

Name RONG XING
Degree PhD
Title Humour style plays a mediating effect between emotional intelligence and well-being in international students
Supervisor 1 Andrea Williamson (General Practice and Primary Care, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2 Jill Morrison
Supervisor 3 Chris Williams (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Funding Self-funding
Start year 2017
Intended finish year 2020

Completed (2008 onwards)

Name LAMIA AL ARADI
Degree
PhD
Year of award
2018
Assessing the impact of healthcare accreditation from the perspective of professionals in primary healthcare centres: A mixed methods case study from Kuwait

Name GHEED ALSALAM
Degree
PhD
Year of award
2018
Assessment of safety climate in Kuwaiti public hospitals

Name AZARI ALHALEEL
Degree
PhD
Year of award
2018
Implementing a national accreditation programme in Kuwaiti hospitals: understanding the impact, facilitators and barriers using a multiple methods approach

Name DAVID BLANE
Degree
PhD
Year of award
2018
Understanding the role of primary care in the management of adults with co-morbid obesith: a mixed-methods programme

Name ANNA ISAACS
Degree
PhD
Year of award
2018
Keeping healthy and accessing primary and preventive health services in Glasgow: the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers from Sub Saharan Africa

Name CARL DE WET
Degree
PhD
Year of award
2017
A mixed-methods study of the implementation of the Trigger Review Method in general practice using normalization process theory

Name SHARON BYRNE
Degree
PhD
Year of award
2017
The development and evaluation of a mindfulness-based intervention for incarcerated young men

Name BREANNON BABBEL
Degree
PhD
Year of award
2016
Tackling health inequalities in primary care: an exploration of GPs' experience at the front line

Name ROBERT SIMPSON
Degree
PhD
Year of award
2016
Mindfulness-based interventions for people with multiple sclerosis

Name KATIE GALLACHER
Degree
PhD
Year of award
2016 
An exploration of treatment burden and patient capacity in people with stroke

Name BHAUTESH JANI
Degree
PhD
Year of award
2016 
Exploring the potential role of allostatic load biomarkers in risk assessment of patients presenting with depressive symptoms

Name DEBORAH MORRISON 
Degree 
PhD
Year of award 2016
Supported self care for asthma: development and evaluation of an online interactive resource

Name WITHHELD
Degree PhD
Year of Award 2015
Testing the applicability of realist synthesis in the context of the 2014 Commonwealth Games

Name FIONA SMITH
Degree PhD
Year of award
2015
The ongoing care of patients with cancer: what is the appropriate balance between primary and secondary care?

Name MAX COOPER
Degree 
PhD 
Year of award 
2014
Migrants’ health beliefs and their impact on general practice encounters: an in-depth interview study of French- and Swahili-speaking Africans and general practitioners working with migrant patients

Name SUSAN BROWNE
Degree
PhD
Year of award
2013
Colorectal cancer and socio-economic factors: an exploration of the patient experience 

Name JOHN O'DOWD
Degree
MD
Year of award
2013
Understanding stakeholder perspectives on the organisation of primary care: the mediating role of the public in community governance

Name JENNA-MARIE MULLEN
Degree
PhD
Year of award
2013
The relationship between empathy, self-management support and anticipatory care in primary care consultations in areas of high and low socio-economic deprivation

Name RICHARD LOWRIE 
Degree PhD
Year of award 2012
A cluster randomised controlled trial of pharmacist-led statin outreach support in primary care

Name DAVID CUNNINGHAM
Degree PhD
Year of award 2012
A grounded theory study of protected learning time

Name ANDREA WILLIAMSON
Degree PhD
Year of award 2011
Patients who are repeatedly removed from GP lists: analysing the "revolving door"

Name SARA MACDONALD
Degree PhD
Year of award 2011
An exploration of lay epidemiology and cancer

Name MICHAEL SMITH
Degree MD
Year of award 2010
"Doing Well": an initiative to improve depression care

Name JULIE MAITLAND
Degree PhD
Year of award 2009
From persuasion to negotiation in health promoting technology

Name YINGYING WANG
Degree PhD
Year of award 2009
Urban single-handed general practice in Scotland

Name HUSSEIN JABAREEN
Degree PhD
Year of award 2009
An exploration of the roles of practice nurses and GPs in delivering primary health care

Name PAULINE CRAIG
Degree PhD
Year of award 2008
An exploratory study of inequalities in mental health in primary care in Scotland