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Current PhD topics


PDS (Politics, Development & Sustainability)

  • Andreas Haggman: Wargaming and cyber security 
  • Elizabeth Alexander: Securitisation of heritage 
  • Stephen Bekoe : To what extent has the Community Information Centres programme overcome the constraints of spatial and social marginality in Ghana?
  • Caitlin Bentley : Civil Society and Bilateral Donors: technologies for reporting and accountability
  • Felicity Butler : Investigating unpaid labour in community Fair Trade supply chains
  • Andrea Jimenez Cisneros : Social innovation and techhubs in Africa
  • Jennifer Cole : The use (and potential use) of social media during epidemics and outbreaks of serious infectious disease 
  • Mehmet Eken : Critical geopolitics and visual culture
  • Mostafa Elbeshbeshy :Sustainable cities: The case of Cairo
  • Adrian Gonzalez :Oil exploration and extraction in Ecuador
  • Naomi Graham : Domestic violence and safe houses in Cambodia
  • Vera Hoelscher : Ethical consumption in online and offline spaces
  • Max Hull : Geopolitics and the South Atlantic 
  • Deidre Jafferally : Indigenous identity and conservation in Guyana  
  • Marton Kocsev : ICT4D
  • Kui Mackay : Race and politics in diaspora spaces
  • Langton Miriyoga :Transnational migrants and homeland politics: Zimbabweans in South Africa
  • Mina Nakai : FGM, identity and migration
  • Jong Hyo Nam : Regional cooperation for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation: A case study of the Mekong River Basin
  • George Neville : Informal water provision for the urban poor in Ethiopia
  • Mel Nowicki : Housing policy in austerity Britain
  • Gemma Pearson :Wellbeing and capabilities of street children in Tanzania
  • Tony Roberts : Participatory video, development and social justice
  • Fernanda Scur: Deconstructing ICT4D Projects: Towards a framework for sustainable interaction
  • Rachael Squire : The Geopolitics of undersea space 
  • Philippa Thornton : The presence of the military in London (with PIR)
  • Leonhardt VanEfferink  : Geopolitics and Newspaper Discourses on Afghanistan: A British, Dutch and German perspective
  • Rosie White : Exploration and geopolitics in the Polar Regions 
  • Man Xu : Disparities derived from the 'Great Leap Forward'
  • Ronda Zelezny-Green : Gender, education and mobile phones in Kenya
SCHG (Social, Cultural & Historical Geography)

  • Keith Alcorn : The empire in the garden; the British Empire, British gardens
  • Bergit Arends : Art and the Anthropocene
  • Hannah Awcock : Space, place and urban contentious politics in London
  • Adam Badger: Space, Freedom and Control in the Digital Workplace
  • Nelly Ben Hayoun: No more heroes: the geographies of ground-control and the Opera for Techno-Wonders
  • Bethan Bide : Austerity fashion
  • Clare Booker : Art at the airport
  • Katie Boxall : Writing taking place
  • Jeremy Brown: Maps and the Italian Grand Tour, 1660-1824 ca.
  • Miriam Burke : The arts of climate change
  • Simon Cook : Run-commuting in the city: movement, meaning and experience
  • Hattie Coppard: Creative geographies of play: an embodied approach
  • Dan Crawford: (Dis)Assembling the Sacred
  • Jareh Das : Curatorial geographies: curating the spaces of art/science
  • Ed Derbyshire: Excavating Gentrification: a contemporary history of Robin Hood Gardens, London
  • Michael Duggan : Mapping interfaces: an ethnography of everyday digital mapping practices
  • Tania El Khoury: Garden speak: the politics of performance art
  • Janette Faull : Expeditionary film, geographical science and media culture
  • Jo Hall : Sharing human origins at the British Museum (CDA with British Museum)
  • Ella Harris : Time and politics in the contemporary
  • Belinda Hawkins : The new art of the botanic garden
  • Natalie Hyacinth: Music and popular creativity in suburban faith communities
  • Nelly Ben Hayoun : The geographies of ground control: the opera for techno-wonders
  • Fara Che Ishak : Dinescapes: themed restaurants in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Katy Lawn: Affective geographies of the contemporary British workplace: lifeworlds, biopolitics and precarity
  • Lucy Mercer: The ecological poetics of emblems
  • Jonathan Moses: Architectural geographies of the British public house, from 1979 to the present day
  • Ben Murphy : A photographic survey of migrant counter cultural identity 
  • Sophie Narbed - Cultural geographies of dance: creativity, heritage & embodied performance in Ecuador
  • Ben Newman : eography in dialogue: print culture at the Royal Geographical Society, c. 1830–c. 2000
  • Mel Nowicki : Rethinking domicide: the impact of coalition housing policy on inner London residents
  • Flora Parrott: Swallow hole: the pursuit of darkness and uncertainty
  • Huw Rowlands: Historical and contemporary performance of cross-cultural first contact encounters: temporal and spatial dynamics
  • Noeme Santana : Corporate photography and the global operations of S. Pearson & Son, 1880–1930
  • Joy Slappnig: The indigenous map
  • Katherine Stansfeld : Mapping vernacular geographies in places of superdiversity
  • Pip Thornton : Language, coding, security
  • Miranda Ward : Bodies of water - writing the cultural geographies of indoor lane swimming
  • Zhuyun (Amy) Zang : Geographies of souvenirs
CQR (Centre for Quaternary Research)

  • Ashley Abrook: Understanding the dynamics of vegetation: delineating drivers of change within periods of abrupt, sub-millennial climatic variability.
  • David Arnold: Assessing the extent of semi-arid environments in Late Quaternary Eurasia using mammalian evidence: implications for understanding ecological and human responses to abrupt climate change.
  • Rachel Devine: Using annually-resolved records to assess how the Baltic Ice Lake influences North Atlantic climate during the Last Glacial-Interglacial Transition.
  • Julian Martin: Constraining the influence of the Southern Hemisphere Westerlies on the past, present and future behaviour of the Monte San Lorenzo ice cap, Patagonia.
  •  Elizabeth Peneycad: Oxygen isotopes in small and large mammal dental carbonates: Investigating their use as a proxy for reconstructing Quaternary climate variability.
  • Angharad Jones: The palaeodietary and ecomorphic responses of Pleistocene spotted hyaena (Crocuta crocuta Erxleben 1777) in Europe.
  • Jacob Bendle : The timing and rates of glacier response to Late Pleistocene climate change in Central Patagonia.
  • Xuanyu Chen : Tephrochronology of Changbaishan Tianchi volcano and proximal-distal correlations between China and Japan.
  • Yajun Li : Debris flow dynamics in the eastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau during the Quaternary period.
  • Paul Lincoln : Environmental and geomorphic response to abrupt climatic change during the Last Glacial-Interglacial Transition: A detailed assessment from the Vale of Pickering, Northeast England.
  • Melissa Marr : Faunal response to abrupt climate change: the history of the British mammal fauna from the Lateglacial to the Early Holocene.
  • Rhys Timms : Scottish terrestrial landscape response to abrupt climate change through the Last Glacial- Interglacial Transition (ca. 16-8 ka BP).
  • Dorothy Weston : Refining the sequence of events during the Last Glacial Termination using tephrostratigraphy.
  • Tianshu Zhang : The reconstruction of palaeoclimate by using fossil beetles in Altay, Xinjiang, China.




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