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 EducationUniversity 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 CareUniversity 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 1Dr Edward Duncan (Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professional Research Unit, University of Stirling) 
Supervisor 2Dr 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 2Matt 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 1: Charlotte 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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