Our research students

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

Name: AIZAN AMIN
Degree: PhD
Title: Environmental and cultural barriers experienced by women with physical disabilities in Malaysia
Supervisor 1: Nicholas Watson (Social Scientists working in HealthUniversity of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2: Charlotte Pearson (Urban Studies, University of Glasgow)
Funding: Association of Commonwealth universities 
Start year: 2011 
Intended finish year: 2014 

Name: SARAH ANNESLEY
Degree: PhD at University of Stirling
Title: The implementation of Scottish Health Policy to support self-Management. An investigation of process and outcome
Supervisor 1: Sally Wyke (Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)  
Supervisor 2: Tom Forbes, (School of Management, University of Stirling)
Supervisor 3: Carol Bugge (School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Stirling)
Funding: University of Stirling 
Start year: 2006
Intended Finish year: 2014

Name: BREANNON BABBEL
Degree: PhD
Title: When push comes to shove: getting primary care practitioners and patients on board for ‘proportionate universalism’ in the age of austerity
Supervisor 1: Mhairi MacKenzie (Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow
Supervisor 2: Annette Hastings
Supervisor 3: Graham Watt (General Practice and Primary Care.University of Glasgow)  
Funding: Lord Kelvin and Adam Smith Scholarship (1+3).  
Start year: 2012
Intended Finish year: 2016

Name: SEUMAS BATES
Degree: PhD
Title: The centrality of disasters and the periphery of catastrophe:  the lived experience of disasters as both normal and extraordinary in the post-disaster landscape of Plaquermines Parish, Louisiana, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the BP Oil Spill.
Supervisor 1: Lucy Pickering (Sociology, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2: Jon Oldfield (CEES, University of Glasgow)
Funding: Self
Start year: 2009
Intended Finish year: 2013

Name: ANNA BEESLEY
Degree: PhD
Title: How do Asylum Seekers access healthcare and keep themselves 'well' in Scotland?
Supervisor 1: Dr Robert Gibb (School of Social and Political SciencesUniversity of Glasgow
Supervisor 2: Dr Lucy Pickering (School of Social and Political SciencesUniversity of Glasgow
Supervisor 3: Dr Alison Phipps (School of Education, University of Glasgow
Funding: ESRC
Start year: 2012
Intended finish year: 2015

Name: SALLY BOA
Degree: PhD
Title: Goal setting in palliative care.
Supervisor 1: Edward Duncan (Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professional Research Unit, University of Stirling)
Supervisor 2: Sally Wyke (Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow 
Supervisor 3: Erna Haraldsdottir (Strathcarron Hospice)
Funding: Strathcarron Hospice and University of Stirling 
Start year: 2007
Intended Finish year: 2014

Name: RICHARD BRUNNER
Degree: PhD
Title: An exploration of how the capability approach may enhance understanding of lived experiences of mental distress
Supervisor 1: Nicholas Watson (Social Scientists working in HealthUniversity of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2: Kirsten Stalker
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Name: SHARON BYRNE
Degree: PhD
Title: To be confirmed
Supervisor 1: Stewart Mercer (General Practice and Primary Care, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2: Sally Wyke (Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)  
Supervisor 3: Alistair Wilson (Gartnavel Royal Hospital)
Funding: Self-funded 
Start year: 2012 
Intended finish year: 2016 

Name: ANNA CUNNINGHAM
Degree: PhD
Title: Testing the applicability of realist synthesis in the context of the Commonwealth Games
Supervisor 1: Mhairi MacKenzie (Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow
Supervisor 2: Kate O'Donnell  (General Practice and Primary Care,University of Glasgow
Supervisor 3: Gerry McCartney
Funding: Glasgow Centre for Population Health
Start year: 2011
Intended Finish year 2014

Name: SARA DENVER
Degree: PhD
Title: Oral history and documentary analysis of cancer and end of life care in the Lancaster Community c. 19160-2000
Supervisor 1: Nicholas Watson (Social Scientists working in HealthUniversity of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2: David Clarke
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Name: CRAIG DONNACHIE
Degree: PhD
Title: An investigation of factors that influence the maintenance of changes in physical activity and sedentary behaviour (and associated weight loss) in men participating in a gender-sensitised weight loss and healthy living programme delivered to me by Scottish Premier League (SPL) Fotball Fans in Training (FFIT)
Supervisor 1: Kate Hunt (MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit)
Supervisor 2: Sally Wyke (Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow
Funding: MRC
Start year: 2011
Intended Finish year: 2014 

Name: ZACHAIR DUNCALF
Degree: PhD
Title: Adult Care Leavers: Biography, Identity and the Life Course
Supervisor 1: Nicholas Watson (Social Scientists working in HealthUniversity of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2: Ian Mulligan
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Name: MARK GALLAGHER
Degree:
PhD
Title: From Mental Patient to Service User:  Deinstitutionalisation and the emergence of the mental health service user/survivor movement in Scotland 1970-2005

Supervisor 1: Dr Gavin Miller (School of Critical Studies, Universtiy of Glasgow)  
Supervisor 2:
  Professor Malcolm Nicolson (School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow)
Funding:
Start year: 2012
Intended finish year: 2015

Name: CAITLIN GORMLEY
Degree: PhD
Title:  Learning disability and the criminal justice system
Supervisor 1: Nicholas Watson (Social Scientists working in HealthUniversity of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2: Mitchel Burnman
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Name: MAUREEN KIDD
Degree:    PhD Urban Studies
Title: Expanding Horizons? Investigating the Commonwealth Games 2014 Legacy for Young People in the East End of Glasgow
Supervisor 1: Professor Ade Kearns, University of Glasgow
Supervisor 2: Dr. Mhairi Mackenzie (Urban Studies
Funding: ESRC/Scottish Government
Start year: 2012
Intended finish year: 2015 

Name: MARTHA KIRBY
Degree:
 PhD
Title: Narratives of Eating Disorders
Supervisor 1:
Rose Elliot (Economic and Social History,University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2 : Malcom Nicolson (Economic and Social HistoryUniversity of Glasgow)
Funding: ESRC
Start year:
2010
Intended Finish year: 2014

Name: POPPY KOHNER
Degree: PhD
Title: Performing Violent Identities;  challenging the scripts of victims and perpetrators of violence
Supervisor 1: Lucy Pickering (Sociology, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2: Mo Hume (Politics, University of Glasgow)
Funding: ESRC 1 + 3
Start year: October 2009
Intended finish year: March 2014

Name: KENNETH MACAULAY
Degree: MD
Title: A volitional regulation of the marriage state: The dissemination of birth control knowledge in Scotland, 1940-1975
Supervisor 1: Malcom Nicolson (Economic and Social HistoryUniversity of Glasgow
Supervisor 2: Kenneth Mullen (Undergraduate Medical SchoolUniversity of Glasgow
Funding:
Start year: 2008
Intended Finish year: 2014

Name: BERNARD MCNALLY
Degree: PhD
Title: What supports do employers feel are necessary to successfully employ people with mental health problems?
Supervisor 1: Nicholas Watson (Social Scientists working in HealthUniversity of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2:Phil Beaumont
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Name: KAINDE MANJI
Degree: 
PhD
Title: 
Understanding the impact of welfare reform on equality groups in Scotland
Supervisor 1: 
Charlotte Pearson (Urban Studies, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2: 
Moira Munro (Urban StudiesUniversity of Glasgow)
Funding: 
Scottish government/ESRC
Start year: 
2012
Intended Finish year: 
2015

Name: DEBORAH MORRISON
Degree: PhD
Title: Self Care for Asthma - Development and Evaluation of an Online Asthma Resource Supervisor
Supervisor 1: Frances Mair (General Practice and Primary Care, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2: Sally Wyke (Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow
Supervisor 3: Neil Thompson
Supervisor 4: Alex McConnachie (Robertson Centre for Biostatistics, University of Glasgow)
Funding: Chief Scientist Office 
Start year: 2011
Intended Finish year: 2014 

Name: HAZEL MORRISON
Degree: PhD
Title: Exploring the instability of Language,culture and identity
Supervisor 1:  Malcom Nicolson (Economic and Social HistoryUniversity of Glasgow
Supervisor 2: Chris Philo (School of Geographical and Earth SciencesUniversity of Glasgow
Funding: AHRC 
Start year: 2010
Intended Finish year: 2014

Name: ALEXANDER POLLOCK
Degree: MD
Title: A study of peptic ulcer in the second half of the twentieth century
Supervisor 1: Malcom Nicolson (Economic and Social HistoryUniversity of Glasgow
Supervisor 2: Lawrence Weaver
Funding:
Start year:  2008
Intended Finish year: 2013

Name: PHILIPPA ROBERTSON-RIECK
Degree: PhD
Title: Disabled Young People and Embodying Citizenship
Supervisor 1: Nicholas Watson (Social Scientists working in HealthUniversity of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2: Dr Lucy Pickering (School of Social and Political SciencesUniversity of Glasgow
Funding:
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Name: STEVE ROLFE
Degree: PhD
Title:
Supervisor 1Annette Hastings (Urban Studies, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2: Mhairi Mackenzie (Urban Studies, University of Glasgow)
FundingUrban Studies Foundation 

Name: KIM ROSS
Degree: PhD
Title: The locational history of lunatic asylums/mental health institutions in Scotland: archival inquiries and contemporary resonances
Supervisor 1Chris Philo (School of Geographical and Earth SciencesUniversity of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2: Malcom Nicolson (Economic and Social HistoryUniversity of Glasgow)
Funding: ESRC
Start year: 2010
Intended Finish year:2014

Name: LESLEY SCOBBIE
Degree: PhD at University of Stirling
Title: To be confirmed
Supervisor 1: Dr Edward Duncan (Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professional Research Unit, University of Stirling) 
Supervisor 2: Dr Marian Brady (Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professional Research Unit, Glasgow Caledonian University) 
Supervisor 3: Professor Sally Wyke (Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Funding: Chief Scientist Office (CSO)
Start Year: 2011
Intended Finish year: 2014

Name: NICK SHARRER
Degree: PhD
Title:  The impact of Social Housing on Health in Baltimore and Glasgow in the 20th Century
Supervisor 1: Malcom Nicolson (Economic and Social HistoryUniversity of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2: Matt Egan (MRC/CSO UNITUniversity of Glasgow)
Funding: LKAS
Start year: 2010
Intended Finish year: 2014

Name: IAIN SMITH
Degree:
 MD
Title: The Medical Response to the "Alcohol Question" in Scotland, 1750-2000
Supervisor 1: 
Kenneth Mullen (Undergraduate Medical SchoolUniversity of Glasgow
Supervisor 2: 
Malcom Nicolson
Funding:
Start year: 
2010
Intended Finish year: 
2015 Part time 

Name: JENNY SPEIRS
Degree: PhD
Title: A multi-methods study of how Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning Youth interact on-line and off-line to maintain psychological health and wellbeing.
Supervisor 1: Dr Matthew Waites (Sociology, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2:
Professor Sally Wyke (Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow)
Funding:  College of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow
Start year:
2011
Intended Finish year:
2014

Name: HILARY STEWART
Degree: PhD
Title: Exploring the impact of the austerity measures on disabled people
Supervisor 1: Nicholas Watson (Social Scientists working in Health, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2: Charlotte Pearson (Urban Studies, University of Glasgow)
Funding: ESRC
Start year: 2012
Intended Finish year: 2015

Name: ROZ SULLIVAN
Degree:
 PhD
Title: Professional Misconduct: The work of the disciplinary committee of the General Medical Council
Supervisor 1: 
Malcom Nicolson (Economic and Social HistoryUniversity of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2: 
Kenneth Mullen (Undergraduate Medical SchoolUniversity of Glasgow
Funding:
Start year:
2010 
Intended Finish year:
2015 Part time 

Name: FILIPPO TREVISAN
Degree: PhD
Title: Connected Citizens or Digital Isolation? Online Disability Activism in Times of Crisis
Supervisor 1Charlotte Pearson (Urban Studies, University of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2: Sarah Oates (University of Maryland)
Funding: ESRC
Start year: 2009
Intended Finish year: 2013

Name: HEATHER WARDLE
Degree: PhD
Title: New applications of expansive empirical sociology: understanding the relationship between gambling behaviour, social environment and risk
Supervisor 1: Mhairi MacKenzie (Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow
Supervisor 2: Gerda Reith  
Funding: ESRC (quota award +3)
Start year: 2011
Intended Finish year: 2014

Name: COLIN YOUNG
Degree: PhD
Title: Disability in childhood
Supervisor 1Nicholas Watson (Social Scientists working in HealthUniversity of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2: Jo Ferrie
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Name: KAREN YOUNG
Degree: PhD
Title: Parenting disabled children
Supervisor 1Nicholas Watson (Social Scientists working in HealthUniversity of Glasgow)
Supervisor 2: Roona Simpson (School of Social and Political SciencesUniversity of Glasgow)
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