Research students

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Current students

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
Supervisors Kate O'Donnell, Barbara Nicholl, Sara Macdonald
Funding Private benefactor/MVLS
Start year 2018
Intended finish year 2022

Name AMANDA PTOLOMEY
Degree PhD
Title Researching everyday life with disabled girls and young women using zine-making workshops as a creative feminist method
Supervisors Nick Watson, Susan Batchelor, Richard Brunner
Funding Children's Neighbourhoods Scotland College of Social Sciences Scholarship
Start year 2017
Intended finish year 2022

Name MARTIN ANDERSON
Degree PhD
Title Recovery, relationships and identity: a mixed-methods process evaluation of the formation of a therapeutic community
Supervisors Daniel Wight, Mark McCann, Lucy Pickering
Funding Medical Research Council 1+3 year PhD Studentship
Start year 2017
Intended finish year 20222

Name SUZAN TRIENEKENS
Degree PhD
Title "Water is life": understanding water contact behaviour and risk of schistosomiasis infection among school-aged children in a persistent hotspot in rural Uganda.
Supervisors Poppy Lamberton, Lucy Pickering, Christina Faust
Funding Lord Kelvin/Adam Smith (LKAS) PhD scholarship
Start year 2017
Intended finish year 2022

Name FREDERICKE PETO
Degree PhD
Title Building (de)fences: empowering farmers to take action on disease control
Supervisors Sally Wyke, Lisa Boden, Frank Katzer, Kate O'Donnell
Funding LKAS Scholarship
Start year 2015
Intended finish year 2022  

Name KATHRYN MACHRAY
Degree PhD
Title Food insecurity among single men in Scotland: a qualitative study
Supervisors Gillian Fergie, Stephanie Chambers
Funding College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow
Start year 2017
Intended finish year 2022  

Name DAVID ANDREW ROSS
Degree PhD
Title From cradle to grave: risk factors for mental health in the British Army
Supervisors Beverly Bergman, E Germeni, Daniel Mackay
Funding Internal
Start year 2018
Intended finish year 2022

Name GEORGE BURROWS
Degree PhD
Title Identifying factors influencing sexual health and wellbeing among transgender adults in Scotland.
Supervisors Kirstin Mitchell, Craig Donnachie, Ingrid Young (Edinburgh)
Funding Medical Research Council [Grant number MC_ST_U16005]
Start year 2017
Intended finish year 2022

Name REBECCA TOTTERDELL
Degree PhD
Title The School Allergy Care Project. How well prepared are Scottish schools in managing anaphylaxis? Delivering training and developing protocols to safely manage allergies in school
Supervisors Konstantinos Gerasimidis, George Raptis, Dr Evi Germeni
Funding University of Glasgow and Viatris
Start year 2018
Intended finish year 2022

Name SUNHA AHN 
Degree
PhD
Title
Social identity reconstruction through digital interaction among South African youths (16–24 ages) living with HIV
Supervisors
Jude Robinson, Bridgette Wessels
Funding Self-funded
Start year
2020
Intended finish year
2023

Name HAMISH FOSTER
Degree PhD
Title Understanding interactions between lifestyle and deprivation to support policy and intervention development
Supervisors Kate O'Donnell, Frances Mair, Jason Gill, Duncan Lee
Funding Medical Research Council (Clinical Research Training Fellowship)
Start year 2020
Intended finish year 2023

Name OLIVER TRAYNOR
Degree PhD
Title Feasibility evaluation of nature-based early learning and childcare provision for the health and wellbeing of children and staff
Funding Medical Research Council
Start year 2020
Intended finish year 2023

Name NATALIE MOFFAT
Degree PhD
Title Reusable menstrual products in practice: exploring the material-discursive mattering of menstrual care
Supervisors Lucy Pickering, Phillippa Wiseman
Funding ESRC (+3) studentship
Start year 2019
Intended finish year 2023

Name HESHAM ALFEHEID
Degree PhD
Title The Glasgow-Multiplex Lifestyle Collaboration: an investigation of lifestyle, diet, and health in construction workers.
Supervisors Jason Gill, Cindy Gray, Emilie Combet, Stuart Gray
Funding The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia Cultural Bureau
Start year 2019
Intended finish year 2023

Name DARARAT TUNPRASERT
Degree PhD
Title Lone parenthood combined with low socio-economic status: a contributory factor of becoming overweight and obese amongst Scottish children
Supervisors Jude Robinson, Mirjam Allik
Funding Self-funding
Start year 2019
Intended finish year 2023

Name MARIA FERNANDA GABLER TRISOTTI
Degree PhD (Cardiovascular Sciences)
Title Effects of resistance exercise
Supervisors Jason Gill, Stuart Gray, Cindy Gray
Funding ANID Chile, Beca Chile Scholarship
Start year 2019
Intended finish year 2023

Name MO AL-HADDAD 
Degree PhD
Title Health professions education
Supervisors Susan Jamieson, Evi Germeni
Start year 2019
Intended finish year 2024

Name MARIA BISSETT
Degree PhD
Title Development of a transcultural arts-based participatory approach to exploring the drivers of noncommunicable diseases among Black communities in Scotland and Malawi
Supervisors Cindy Gray, Christopher Bunn
Funding College of Social Sciences (CoSS) PhD Scholarship
Start year 2021
Intended finish year 2024

Name AHMAD BINMAHFOZ
Degree PhD
Title Obesity and exercises programmers
Supervisors Stuart Gray, Cindy Gray
Funding Saudi Arabia Government
Start year 2021
Intended finish year 2024

Name ACKSON TYSON MWALE
Degree PhD
Title Developing a one health approach to the management of trypanosomiasis across communities and the vet, conservation, and medical sectors in the Luangwa Valley in Zambia.
Supervisors Jude Robinson, Neil Anderson 
Funding University of Edinburgh/ University of Glasgow Joint PhD Studentships
Start year 2020
Intended finish year 2024

Name SUSIE SMILLIE
Degree PhD
Title Understanding how young people experience school holidays
Supervisors Stephanie Chambers, Nick Watson
Funding College of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow
Start year 2021
Intended finish year 2024

Name NAFSIKA ZARKOU
Degree PhD (Sociology)
Title Muslim Pakistani Women’s experiences caring for disabled children in Scotland: an intersectional exploration of motherhood, family life, disability, and state support”.
Supervisors Nughmana Mirza, Phillippa Wiseman Dr. Lucy Pickering
Funding ESRC fully funded 3.5
Start year 2020
Intended finish year 2024

Completed students (2013 onwards) with links to e-versions of theses

Name ANTHONY MUCHAI MANYARA
Degree PhD
Year of award
2022
Understanding the aetiology of type 2 diabetes and the perceptions of diabetes risk in Nairobi, Kenya

Name KAREN YOUNG
Degree PhD 
Year of award 2020
Where is the person in personalisation? Experiences of people with learning disabilities and their families in Glasgow

Name ANNA BEESLEY
Degree PhD
Year of award 2018
'They don't yet know that life is going to be hell': Tracing distress through the UK asylum process

Name IAIN SMITH
Degree 
MD
Year of award 2018
Doctoring in a whisky-injured nation: The medical response to the "alcohol question" in Scotland, 1855-1925 

Name BERNARD MCNALLY
Degree PhD
Year of award 2018
After the financial crash of 2008, how will the UK’s welfare to work policies affect the attitude of Scottish private sector employers towards hiring jobless people who have been disabled by mental illness?

Name JENNY SPEIRS
Degree 
MPhil(R)
Year of award
2017
How do LGBTQ+ youth build liveable lives?

Name CAITLIN GORMLEY
Degree PhD
Year of award 2017
Prison, power, and people with learning disabilities: the complexities of curtailed lives

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

Name KAINDE MANJI
Degree: 
PhD
Year of award 2017
Conditionality, surveillance, and citizenship: examining the impacts of the 2010–2015 Coalition Government’s welfare reform program on disabled people living in Scotland

Name MARK GALLAGHER
Degree 
PhD
Year of award 2017
From mental patient to service user: deinstitutionalisation and the emergence of the Mental Health Service User Movement in Scotland, 1971–2006

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

Name ANNA CUNNINGHAM
Degree
 PhD
Year of award 2016
Volunteering for the Commonwealth Games: what can realist synthesis contribute to health policy making?

Name ZARA KOHNER
Degree PhD
Year of award 2016
Shadows of militarism: an ethnography of trauma and resistance among soldiers and veterans in post-9/11 USA

Name DEBORAH MORRISON
Degree PhD
Year of award 2016
Supporting self-management: development and evaluation of a digital resource for adults with asthma

Name MAUREEN KIDD
Degree PhD
Year of award 2016
"Expanding Horizons": investigating the Glasgow 2014 legacy for young people in the East End of Glasgow 

Name NICK SHARRER
Degree PhD
Year of award 2016
The impact of social housing on health in Glasgow and Baltimore, 1930-1980

Name CRAIG DONNACHIE
Degree PhD
Year of award 2016
Men's experiences of receiving objective feedback on physical activity and other indicators of health risk, within the context of a gender-sensitised weight loss intervention

Name HILARY STEWART
Degree 
PhD
Year of award 2016
Towards a Bourdieusian analysis of the disabled body and practice: embodying negative symbolic capitals and the uneasy experience of hysteresis

Name STEVE ROLFE
Degree PhD
Year of award 2016
Assessing the impacts of community participation policy and practice in Scotland and England

Name SARAH ANNESLEY
Degree PhD (University of Stirling)
Year of award 2015
A qualitative study of policy and action: How the Scottish Government has implemented self-management support for people with long-term conditions 

Name RICHARD BRUNNER
Degree PhD
Year of award 2015
Surviving, thriving and being outside: applying the capabilities approach to reconceptualise the social justice experiences of people with mental distress 

Name MARTHA KIRBY
Degree
 PhD
Year of award 2015
Too much of a good thing? Weight management, obesity, and the healthy body in Britain, 1950–1995

Name KENNETH MACAULAY
Degree MD
Year of award 2015
Birth control knowledge: Scotland, 1900–1975 

Name HEATHER WARDLE
Degree PhD
Year of award 2015
New applications of expansive empirical sociology: understanding the relationship between gambling behaviour, social environment and risk

Name SARA DENVER
Degree PhD
Year of award 2014
Experiences of developing cancer and palliative care services in one community in North West England 1976-2000: an oral history and documentary reconstruction 

Name AIZAN AMIN
Degree PhD
Year of award 2014
Disability and gender in the global South: the lived experiences of disabled women in Malaysia 

Name SEUMAS BATES
Degree PhD
Year of award 2014
"Just another hurricane": the lived experience of everyday life in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill 

Name HAZEL MORRISON
Degree PhD
Year of award 2014
Unearthing the "clinical encounter": Gartnavel Mental Hospital, 1921-1932. Exploring the intersection of scientific and social discourses which negotiated the boundaries of psychiatric diagnoses

Name PHILIPPA WISEMAN
Degree PhD
Year of award 2014
Reconciling the "Private" and "Public": disabled young people’s experiences of everyday embodied citizenship

Name ALEXANDER POLLOCK
Degree MD
Year of award 2014 
From dyspepsia to Helicobacter: a history of peptic ulcer disease

Name KIM ROSS
Degree PhD
Year of award 2014
The locational history of Scotland's district lunatic asylums, 1857-1913

Name SALLY BOA
Degree PhD (University of Stirling)
Year of award 2013
The development and evaluation of a Goal setting and Action Planning framework for use in Palliative Care (G-AP PC) 

Name FILIPPO TREVISAN
Degree PhD
Year of award 2013
Connected citizens or digital isolation? Online disability activism in times of crisis