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Research degrees awarded

Research degrees awarded in 2016 - 2017

Claude Littner Business School

Name Title Principal supervisor Degree Date of award
Sarah Bowman The knowledge, skills and competencies for effective public affairs practice: A UK study Dr Tony Olden PhD August 2017

College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare 

Name Title Principal supervisor Degree Date of award
Cas Shotter Weetman An exploratory study of the subjective experience of patients who have had primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) following a heart attack (myocardial infarction): the personal journey to discharge Dr Tony Olden

​Doctor of Nursing (DNurs)

 July 2017

School of Human and Social Sciences

Name Title Principal supervisor Degree Date of award
Jane Scott Towards a clearer understanding of the relationship between binge drinking, unplanned sexual behaviour and impulsivity Dr Frances Hunt PhD July 2017
Name Title Principal supervisor Degree Date of award
Michelle Jayman Evaluating the impact of a school-based intervention on the socio-emotional well-being and school performance of pupils in early secondary education Dr Maddie Ohl and Dr Pauline Fox PhD May 2017

 School of Computing and Engineering

Name Title Principal supervisor Degree Date of award
Ali Gheitasy Socio-technical gaps and social capital formation in Online Collaborative Consumption  Dr Jose Abdelnour-Nocera PhD June 2017
Name Title Principal supervisor Degree Date of award
Shivan Tovi Deflection of Concrete Slabs: Current Performance and Design Deflection Limits Dr Ali Bahadori-Jahromi PhD June 2017
Name Title Principal supervisor Degree Date of award
Miriam Palacios-Callender Mobility, migration and networking of Cubans working in European science and technology: building capacity through Transnational Knowledge Networks Dr Stephen Roberts PhD December 2016
Name Title Principal supervisor Degree Date of award
Sujan Shrestha Exploring mobile learning opportunities and challenges in Nepal: The potential of open-source platforms Dr John Moore PhD October 2016

London College of Music

Name Title Principal supervisor Degree Date of award
Anthony Meynell How recording studios used technology to invoke the psychedelic experience: The difference in staging techniques in British and American recordings in the late 1960s Professor Simon Zagorski-Thomas​ PhD July 2017
Name Title Principal supervisor Degree Date of award
Paolo Ramacciotti Elektron Elohim: a cosmic oratorio Professor Francis Pott DMus November 2016

London Geller College of Hospitality and Tourism

Name Title Principal supervisor Degree Date of award
Marina Efthymiou Challenges in Aviation Governance: Implementation of Single European Sky and EU Emissions Trading Professor Andreas Papatheodorou PhD March 2017
Name Title Principal supervisor Degree Date of award
Barbara Czyzewska The role of knowledge transference in the process of internationalisation: The case of the London Hilton Professor Angela Roper PhD November 2016

London School of Film, Media and Design

Name Title Principal supervisor Degree Date of award
Dennis Otrebski (Visual) Representations of Old Age and Older People in (Print) Advertising: Histories of Scholarship for and a Contemporary Cross-Cultural Analysis of Germany and Australia Professor Jeremy Strong PhD April 2017
Name Title Principal supervisor Degree Date of award
Carol Hudson The Power of Possessions: an investigation into the ontology of personal possessions in the context of death and bereavement through the practice of still-life photography Professor Jeremy Strong PhD January 2017

Research degrees awarded in 2015 - 2016

 School of Computing and Engineering

Name Title Principal supervisor Degree Date of award
Nasrullah Khilji Innovative communication, effective coordination and knowledge management in UK local authority planning departments Dr Stephen Roberts PhD July 2016
Christian Sauer Knowledge Elicitation Formalisation for Context- and Explanation-aware Computing with Case-based Recommender Systems Professor Thomas Roth-Berghofer PhD April 2016
Malte Ressin An Empirical Examination of Interdisciplinary Collaboration within the Practice of Localisation and Development of International Software Dr Jose Abdelnour Nocera PhD February 2016
Joseph Amoako-Attah Impact of climate change on newly detached residential buildings in the UK: passive mitigation and adaptation strategies Dr Ali Bahadori-Jahromi PhD November 2015
Jiva Bagale On the performance of emerging wireless mesh networks Dr John Moore PhD September 2015
Alison Wiles Library usability in higher education Dr Stephen Roberts PhD October 2015

London College of Music

Name Title Principal supervisor Degree Date of award
David Weber A long sell: The disproportionate appeal of Frank Bridge’s music to familiar listeners, and its impact upon his reception, 1912-36 Professor Francis Pott PhD July 2016
Justin Paterson A Study, Exploration and Development of the Interaction of Music Production Techniques in a Contemporary Desktop Setting Professor John Howard Doctor of Music

December 2015

School of Human and Social Sciences

Name Title Principal supervisor Degree Date of award
Caroline Lafarge    Women’s experience of coping with termination of pregnancy for fetal abnormality: coping strategies, perinatal grief and posttraumatic growth. Professor Kath Mitchell PhD February 2016

Institute for Teaching, Innovation and Learning

Name Title Principal supervisor Degree Date of award
Naushaba Singh    A phenomenological exploration of the holistic experiences of Bangladeshi MBA students at a UK University. Professor Joelle Fanghanel EdD April 2016
 

College of Nursing Midwifery and Healthcare

Name Title Principal supervisor Degree Date of award
Eilidh MacRae The impact of a UK HIV-1 resistance database for the management and improvement of the clinical care of people living with HIV-1 Professor Clive Loveday PhD June 2016
 

Research degrees awarded in 2014 - 2015

 London Geller College of Hospitality and Tourism

Name Title Principal supervisor Degree Date of award
Ray Lorimer The attitudes and behaviour of hotel chefs and chef lecturers regarding the use of convenience ingredients Dr Andy Gatley MPhil January 2015
Graham Berridge Event experiences: design, management and impact Professor Peter John PhD May 2015

 

School of Computing and Engineering

Name Title Principal supervisor Degree Date of award
Wegene Demeke Small and Micro Business Enterprises (SMBEs) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: development and poverty reduction through information and communication technologies (ICTs), with particular reference to the hotel industry and associated businesses Dr Tony Olden PhD October 2014
Antonio Kheirkhahzadeh On the performance of markup language compression Dr John Moore PhD May 2015
Joe Ekpe Okon Essien Model driven validation approach for enterprise architecture and motivation extensions Dr Samia Oussena PhD May 2015
Dean Kramer Unified GUI adaptation in dynamic software product lines Dr Samia Oussena PhD June 2015
Marc Forster An investigation into information literacy in nursing practice – how is it experienced, what are its parameters, and how can it be developed? Dr Stephen Roberts PhD June 2015

 

College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare

Name Title Principal supervisor Degree Date of award
Louise Hunter Supporting teenage mothers to initiate breastfeeding and developing a support intervention to increase breastfeeding rates in a vulnerable group – the importance of place Dr Julia Magill-Cuerden PhD September 2014
Jennie Wilson The design and application of surveillance systems in improving health outcomes and identifying risk factors for healthcare associated infections Professor Clive Loveday PhD December 2014
Muili Lawal Exploring barriers associated with uptake of structured patient education: examining policy implementation for type 2 diabetes Professor Joelle Fanghanel PhD July 2015
Zahra Ghaffari Towards empowerment of non-English speaking immigrant women Dr Julia Magill-Cuerden PhD July 2015
Derek Obersby To critically investigate and evaluate supplementary vitamin B12 effects on elevated homocysteine levels of vegetarians, who may have a resultant susceptibility to hyperhomocysteinemia related diseases Dr Amalia Tsiami PhD August 2015

 Institute for Teaching, Innovation and Learning

Name Title Principal supervisor Degree Date of award

John

Mariampillai

Collaborative provision within UK higher education: perceptions of stakeholders of UK and Sri Lankan private colleges offering university degrees in business and management Dr Tony Olden PhD

October 2014

 
The Claude Littner Business School

Name Title Principal supervisor Degree Date of award
Roger Cook Ethics at Work: The Discourse of Business Ethics Dr Stephen Roberts PhD

October 2014

Nawaf Abdelhay Public relations practice in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates: western theory, local culture Dr Stephen Roberts PhD

February 2015

Iftikhar Ahmed Butt Impact of cultural factors on people management strategies of Pakistani-owned SMEs in the UK Dr Alastair Evans PhD

February 2015

Frank Maduga Public communication and social security delivery in Tanzania Dr Tony Olden PhD

June 2015

 

School of Human and Social Sciences

Name Title Principal supervisor Degree Date of award
Ninad Gujar The role of sleep in cognitive and emotional brain processes: development and evaluation of a research programme Dr Pauline Fox PhD

February 2015

 

London College of Music

Name Title Principal supervisor Degree Date of award
James Whitbourn Anne Frank in Musical Portraiture Professor Francis Pott Doctor of Music

July 2015

Research degrees awarded in 2013 - 2014

 

School of Computing and Engineering

Name Title Principal supervisor Degree Date of award
Anna Kocurova Towards distributed collaborative context-aware content-centric workflow management for mobile devices Dr Samia Oussena PhD February 2014

 

School of Human and Social Sciences

Name Title Principal supervisor Degree Date of award
Reetoodhwaj Banarsee Estimating the prevalence of chronic medical co-morbidities in the serious mentally ill in primary care Professor Nicola Robinson PhD November 2013

 

Ealing School of Art, Design and Media

Name Title Principal supervisor Degree Date of award
Sayed Najmedin Amir Shahkarami The pre-production phase in the making of Iranian full-length animated films Dr Tony Olden PhD December 2013

 

College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare

Name Title Principal supervisor Degree Date of award
Marvelle Brown African and African-Caribbean Londoners’ Experiences of Cancer Services: A Narrative Approach Dr Tony Olden PhD June 2014
Sara Rowan A phenomenological investigation into the lived experiences of patients with cancer suffering from fungating / cancerous wounds Dr Tony Olden MPhil June 2014

Research degrees awarded in 2012 - 2013

 

School of Computing and Engineering

Name Title Principal supervisor Degree Date of award
Souleymane Camara A participatory design approach to enabling ICT in Rural Sub-Saharan Africa Dr Jose Abdelnour-Nocera PhD January 2013

 

College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare

Name Title Principal supervisor Degree Date of award
Kudzai Mafuba Public health: Community learning disability nurses’ perception and experience of their role - An exploratory sequential multiple methods study Professor Bob Gates PhD April 2013

Research degrees awarded in 2011 - 2012

College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare

Name Title Principal supervisor Degree Date of award
Zuzana Matousova-Done How do people with autistic spectrum conditions experience pain: a phenomenological study Dr Steve Trenoweth PhD June 2012

London College of Music

Name Title Principal supervisor Degree Date of award
Anthony Simmonds An analysis and evaluation of the concept of authenticity within popular music, using 'country rock' music as an exemplar genre Prof John Howard PhD September 2011

School of Human and Social Sciences

Name Title Principal supervisor Degree Date of award
Sophie Sansom The use of mindfulness meditation in health and well-being: outcomes, mechanisms and application Dr Julia Townshend PhD February 2012
Lee Usher Complementary and alternative medicine use in irritable bowel syndrome: an examination of the influence of illness and treatment representations Prof Kathryn Mitchell PhD January 2012

 

Research degrees awarded in 2010 - 2011

Computing and Engineering

Name Title Principal supervisor Degree Date of award
Cecilia Oyugi The role of culture in usability evaluation; collectivistic and individualistic users compared Prof Andy Smith PhD April 2011

School of Human and Social Sciences

Name Title Principal supervisor Degree Date of award
Pauline Fox Supporting student well-being in education settings: the development and evaluation of a research programme Prof Kathryn Mitchell PhD April 2011

Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare

Name Title Principal supervisor Degree Date of award
Maria Helena Bastos Developing and testing an educational intervention to reduce the routine performance of episiotomy in Brazil Dr Julia Magill-Cuerden PhD May 2011
Paramasivan, Sangeetha South Asian women’s reproductive / sexual health related knowledge, attitudes and experiences in the UK: Implications for public health and service delivery Dr Carol Pellowe PhD March 2011

Education (INSTIL)

Name Title Principal supervisor Degree Date of award
Saraswat, Arti Managing dual sector institutions: cultures and identities Dr Julia Magill-Cuerden PhD December 2010

Art, Design and Media

Name Title Principal supervisor Degree Date of award
Ferreira, Elga Understanding mobile and locative media and its influence on urban culture: emergent digital spaces and artistic design practice in relation to contemporary mobility Prof John Howard PhD September 2010

 

Research degrees awarded in 2009 - 2010

School of Human and Social Sciences

Name Title Principal supervisor Degree Date of award
O'Driscoll, Jamie Differences in autonomic function between high and low cardiovascular disease risk patients Dr David Chappell PhD August 2010
Akilen, Rajadurai The effect of dietary intervention on glycaemic control in patients with Type II Diabetes Mellitus Dr Amalia Tsiami PhD May 2010
Hadjirin, Nazreen Identification and characterisation of genetic elements carrying mef-encoded efflux conferring macrolide resistance in streptococcus pyogenes and streptococccus pneumoniae Dr Karen McGregor MPhil April 2010
Lorenc, Ava A qualitative study to explore attitudes, beliefs and knowledge regarding traditional and complementary healthcare approaches used for children in a multi-ethnic community Prof Nicky Robinson PhD February 2010
Weidong, Huang Exploring the effectiveness of traditional Chinese acupuncture (TCA) for the treatment in stress in adults - a pilot study Prof Nicky Robinson PhD September 2009

Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare

Name Title Principal supervisor Degree Date of award
McLaughlin, Sue An investigation of the impact of verbal aggression on student nurses Prof Nigel Wellman PhD June 2010
Harvey, Sheila The relationship between outcomes and midwifery models Prof Chris McCourt PhD April 2010
Gholitabar, Maryam Why women do not adopt upright positions during labour and birth: an exploratory study Prof Chris McCourt PhD September 2009

Law

Name Title Principal supervisor Degree Date of award
Xu, Yaliang Judicial independence in the People's Republic of China: an analysis of the historical and current role of Chinese judges Prof Malcolm Davies PhD February 2010

Computing and Technology

Name Title Principal supervisor Degree Date of award
Spittles, Yvonne Investigating the significance of culture and accent on the usability of text to speech technology as a teaching and learning tool Prof Andy Smith PhD September 2009

Art, Design and Media

Name Title Principal supervisor Degree Date of award
Ke, Lijia Relating tradition to innovation within the Chinese arts: the application of digital technique to visual art Prof John Howard PhD March 2010
Hunter, Peter The life and songs of Robin Milford (1903 - 1959) Prof John Howard MPhil March 2010
Kabha, Robin The Impact of Al Jazeera TV Channel on the public opinion of Palestinians in Palestine and Jordan, with particular reference to the promotion of democracy Prof John Howard PhD September 2009