Our Doctoral students

 

We have a range of international and home students undertaking a variety of research at PhD and MD level. Find out more about our current research students and recent graduates:

Current

Name TURKIYA ALMASKARI
Degree PhD
Title Understanding barriers to recognition and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders
Supervisor 1 Dr Craig Melville (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2 Dr Diane Willis (School of Medicine, University of Glasgow)
Funding Ministry of Health, Oman
Start year 2013
Intended finish year 2017

Name  NATALIE CHALMERS
Degree  PhD
Title  Developing a lifestyle intervention for adults with bipolar disorder
Co-supervisor  Professor Daniel Smith
Funding  MRC SPHSU PhD Studentship
Start year  2015
Intended finish year  2018

Name SEONAID CLEARE
Degree PhD
Title Compassion and suicide risk 
Supervisor 1 Professor Rory O'Connor (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)       
Supervisor 2 Professor Andrew Gumley (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Funding Self
Start year 2013
Intended finish year 2017

Name CHRISTINE COCKER
Degree PhD
Title Examining the role of the social worker in the early screening and assessment of the mental health needs of looked after children
Supervisor 1 Dr Helen Minnis (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2 Dr Helen Sweeting (MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow)
Funding Self funded
Start year 2009
Intended finish year 2017

Name  AMY FERGUSON
Degree  PhD
Title  Identification of novel endophenotypes for bipolar disorder using genetic risk score analysis
Supervisor 1  Professor Daniel Smith
Funding  MRC Doctoral Training Programme PhD Studentship
Start year  2015
Intended finish year  2018

Name  KARL FERGUSON
Degree  PhD
Title  Diagram based analysis of Causal Systems for understanding the causes of alcohol problems
Co-supervisor  Professor Daniel Smith
Funding  MRC Doctoral Training Programme PhD Studentship
Start year  2015
Intended finish year  2018

Name NICK GRAHAM
Degree PhD
Title Understanding the genetic interface between mood disorders and hypertension
Supervisor 1 Professor Daniel Smith (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2 Professor Jonathan Cavanagh (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Funding Aitchison Clinical Research Training Fellowship
Start year 2015
Intended finish year 2018

Name  MOIRA HANSEN
Degree  PhD
Title  Melancholoy and low spirits are half my disease:  Physical and mental health in the life and works of Robert Burns
Co-supervisor  Professor Daniel Smith
Funding  Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Studentship
Start year  2015
Intended finish year  2019

Name MATTHEW JAMIESON
Degree PhD
Title Rehabiliatation of memory using multimodel reminders
Supervisor 1 Professor Jonathan Evans (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2 Professor Steve Brewster (Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 3 Dr Marlyn McGee-Lennon (Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Funding MRC Doctoral Training Programme
Start year 2012
Intended finish year 2016

Name EVERETT JULYAN
Degree MD
Title Defining the impact of maternal depression and serotonin reuptake on neonatal neural development
Supervisor 1 Dr Jonathan Cavanagh (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Funding Self funded
Start year 2008
Intended finish year 2017

Name CARRIE-ANNE MCCLAY
Degree PhD
Title The impact of online websites to offer treatment for anorexia and bulimia
Supervisor 1 Professor Chris Williams (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2 Professor Ulrike Schmidt (Institute of Psychiatry)
Funding Helen Pollock Bequest
Start year 2008
Intended finish year 2017

Name PAMELA MACMAHON
Degree PhD
Title An exploration of the attributions, beliefs and experiences of family carers supporting a relative with intellectual disability and challenging behaviour
Supervisor 1 Professor Andrew Jahoda (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2 Dr Craig Melville (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Funding Departmental
Start year 2012
Intended finish year 2018

‌Name LOUISE JANE MARRYAT
Degree PhD
Title Promoting resilience, reducing risk: Can parenting moderate the effects of maternal mental health issues on child socio-emotional development
Supervisor 1 Dr Lucy Thompson (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2 Dr Helen Minnis (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 3 Professor Phil Wilson (Centre for Rural Health, University of Aberdeen)
Funding Grant
Start year 2011
Intended finish year 2017

Name ANA PIRC
Degree PhD
Title Do cultural differences in parental practices affect the development of antisocial behaviour and violence in children
Supervisor 1 Professor Helen Minnis (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2 Professor Anne Ellaway
Funding Self funded 
Start year 2014
Intended finish year 2018

Name  ALIYAH REHMAN
Degree  PhD
Title  Sleep Patterns in Patients with Psychosis
Supervisor 1  Professor Stephany Biello (School of Psychology, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2  Professor Andrew Gumley (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Funding  ESRC
Start year  2013
Intended finish year  2017

‌Name  MARCO ANTONIO RIOS SALINAS
Degree MD
Title The link between impulsivity and decision-making in suicidal behaviour
Supervisor 1 Professor Rory O'Connor (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2 Professor Jon Evans (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Funding CONACyT
Start year 2014
Intended finish year 2018

‌Name GENEVIEVE YOUNG-SOUTHWARD
Degree PhD
Title Transition and health for young people with learning disabilities
Supervisor 1 Professor Sally-Ann Cooper (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2 Professor Chris Philo (School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow)
Funding NHS Scholarship
Start year 2014
Intended finish year 2018

Name KANCHANA SRISIWAT
Degree PhD
Title Predictors of manic symptoms in young adulthood and identification of the bipolar prodrome
Supervisor 1 Dr Daniel Smith (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2 Dr Jim Lewsey (Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Funding Royal Thai Scholarship
Start year 2013
Intended finish year 2017

Name PARISUTH SUMRANSUB
Degree PhD
Title Development of culturally and linguistically appropriate tests for neuropsychological assessment of cognition in Thailand
Supervisor 1 Professor Jonathan Evans (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Funding Department of Medical Services, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand
Start year 2013
Intended finish year 2017

Name CAITLIN FRANCES TAYLOR
Degree PhD
Title The study will examine the impact of the personalisation agenda upon the mental health and wellbeing of people with learning disabilities and their families
Supervisor 1 Professor Sally-Ann Cooper (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2 Professor Chris Philo (School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow)
Funding NHS
Start year 2012
Intended finish year 2018

‌Name KAREN WETHERALL
Degree PhD
Title How do the social comparisons we make, and the resulting perceptions of social rank, relate to suicidality/self-harm?
Supervisor 1 Professor Rory O'Connor (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2 Dr Katie Robb (General Practice and Primary Care, University of Glasgow)
Funding Self
Start year 2013
Intended finish year 2017

Name MENGYI ZHENG
Degree PhD
Title Evaluation and treatment of low mood in Chinese speaking international students studying in the west of Scotland
Supervisor 1 Professor Chris Williams (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Funding Self funded
Start year 2012
Intended finish year 2017

Name TIAGO CARLOS ZORTEA
Degree PhD
Title Parental styles and suicidal ideation:  A developmental mediational relationship
Supervisor 1 Professor Rory O'Connor (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2 Dr Cindy Gray (Social Sciences, Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Funding CNPq
Start year 2015
Intended finish year 2019

 


Recently completed

Name SATU MARIA-ELENA BAYLAN
Degree PhD
Title Imaging the effects of cognitive rehabilitation interventions; Developing paradigms for the assessment and rehabilitation of prospective memory
Supervisor 1
Professor Jonathan Evans (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2
Professor Tom McMillan (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)

Name  Dr BREDA CULLEN 
Degree  PhD
Title  Cognitive outcomes in people with behavioural and brain disorders within UK Biobank
Co-supervisor  Professor Daniel Smith
Year of award 2018

‌Name KAREN DEAKIN
Degree PhD
Title Growing up with stigma: development processes that contribute to individual differences in vulnerability and resilience in children with intellectual disabilities
Supervisor 1
Professor Andrew Jahoda (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2
Professor Sally-Ann Cooper (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Year of award 2014

Name LEANNE HARRIS
Degree PhD
Title Examining the efficacy of the TAKE 5 weight loss intervention for adults with developmental disabilities
Supervisor 1 Dr Craig Melville (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2 Dr Catherine Hankey (School of Medicine, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 3 Heather Murray, (Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow) 
Year of award 2016

Name CHRIS HARVEY
Degree PhD
Title Exploring the neurobiological basis of arousal
Supervisor 1 Dr Jonathan Cavanagh (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Year of award 2012

Name BHAUTESH JANI
Degree PhD
Title Exploring the potential role for allostatic load markers in risk assessment of patients presenting with depressive symptoms
Supervisor 1 
Supervisor 2 Dr Jonathan Cavanagh (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Year of award 2016

Name  AIKATERINI KAVALIDOU
Degree  PhD
Title  Multimorbidity and suicidality
Year of award  2018

Name OLIVIA KIRTLEY
Degree PhD
Title A psychophysiological investigation of self-harm and suicide behaviour
Supervisor 1 Professor Rory O'Connor (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2 Professor Ronan O'Carroll (Psychology, University of Stirling)
Year of award 2015

Name EVE MARIE KOCOVSKA
Degree
PhD
Title Gene-Environment Interaction in Autism: A population study of risk factors for Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Faroe Islands
Supervisor 1 Dr Helen Minnis (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2 Professor Christopher Gillberg (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Year of award 
2014

‌Name RAJEEV KRISHNADAS
Degree PhD
Title Defining the impact of TNFA blockade on neuroimaging markers
Supervisor 1 Dr Jonathan Cavanagh (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Year of award 2014

Name JESSICA WAINMAN-LEFLEY
Degree PhD
Title The allostatic load model as a predictor of outcome following head injury
Supervisor 1 Professor Tom McMillan (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2 Dr Jonathan Cavanagh (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 3 Professor Jill Pell (Public Health, University of Glasgow)
Year of award 2016

Name DANIEL MARTIN
Degree MD
Title Towards improving cardiometabolic outcomes in bipolar disorder
Supervisor 1 Dr Daniel Smith (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2 Professor Jill Pell (Public Health, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 3 Professor John Petrie (Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow)
Year of award 2018

Name JULIE LANGAN-MARTIN
Degree MD
Title Patterns and predictors of phyiscal health comorbidity and mortality in major mental illness
Supervisor 1 Dr Daniel Smith (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2 Professor Stewart Mercer (General Practice and Primary Care, University of Glasgow)
Year of award 2016

Name ARLENE MARIE MCGARTY
Degree PhD
Title Understanding and validating accelerometry as a measure of physical activity in children with intellectual disabilities 
Supervisor 1 Dr Craig Melville (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2 Victoria Penpraze (School of Life Sciences, University of Glasgow)
Start year 2012
Year of award 2016

Name JACLYN MACLEOD
Degree 
PhD
Title 
Social Problem-Solving and Self-Harm
Supervisor 1 Pr
ofessor Rory O'Connor (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Year of award 
2014

Name GABRIELA CRUZ SAN MARTIN
Degree PhD
Title Cognitive rehabilitation: can EEG neurofeedback improve daily performance of executive functioning
Supervisor 1 Professor Jonathan Evans (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Year of award
2014

Name AMANDA MUIR
Degree PhD
Title Prospective study of the mental ill-health of adults with intellectual disabilities: underlying mechanisms and outcomes 
Supervisor 1 Professor Sally-Ann Cooper (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow
Supervisor 2 Professor Andrew Jahoda (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow
Year of award 2013

Name ABDUL MUMUNI
Degree PhD
Title Optimising MRS measurement in Depression in the context of inflammatory disease
Supervisor 2 Dr Jonathan Cavanagh (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Submitted 2013

Name LAURA NICHOLSON
Degree MD
Title The Health and Support Needs of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities Living in Rural Areas
Supervisor 1 Professor Sally-Ann Cooper (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Year of award 2012

Name RACHEL PRITCHETT
Degree PhD
Title Evaluation of RCT of the New Orleans Intervention for infant mental health 
Supervisor 1 Dr Helen Minnis (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2 Professor Chris Gillberg (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Year of award 2014

Name AHMED SAEED AL SALMAN
Degree PhD
Title The Saudi Arabian adaptation of the Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination - Revised (ACE-R)
Supervisor 1 Professor Jonathan Evans (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2 Professor Keith Millar (Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Year of award 2013

Name RUNGRUT SUTTIWAROTAMAKUN
Degree PhD
Title Impact of peripheral inflammation on the brain in a murine model of rheumatoid arthritis
Supervisor 1 Dr Jonathan Cavanagh (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Year of award 2012

Name MARK TAYLOR
Degree MD
Title Assessing the use and effectiveness of antipsychotic medication
Supervisor 1 Dr Jonathan Cavanagh (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Year of award 2013

Name CAROLYN THOMSON
Degree PhD
Title Exploring the neurobiological basis of arousal
Supervisor 1 Dr Jonathan Cavanagh (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Submitted 2013

Name ALISON TYRE
Degree PhD
Title Cross-talk between the immune system and the central nervous system (CNS) as mediator for the development and neuropsychiatric disorders
Supervisor 1 Dr Jonathan Cavanagh (Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Year of award 2015