1. European Social Survey
  2. City Q-Step Centre
  3. Culture & the Creative Industries
  4. Food Policy
  5. Jeremy Tunstall Global Media Research Centre
  6. The Centre for City Criminology
  7. Work, Class & Gender

Research students

We maintain a vibrant and growing programme of doctoral research, and welcome applicants with original ideas relating to one of the department's areas of Research. Prior to making a formal application, prospective doctoral students should identify a potential Supervisor, and contact that member of staff for informal feedback on their research idea. Find out more about current funding opportunities and the application process.

Current Sociology research students

Dimitrios  Akrivos Framing youth suicide in a multi-mediated world: the construction of the Bridgend problem in the British national press
Carolina Are Flaming Isn’t Funny: Patterns Towards The Understanding Twitter Abusers
Jannie Armstrong    Competing Claims in a Changing World: An Interpretive Analysis of Food Security Discourse in Lao PDR
Christos Balafoutis Evaluating the concept of “new terrorism”: A comparative analysis of the 17th of November to the features that define “new terrorism”.
Stefanie Borkum    Counselling services for refugees
Hannah Brinsden  What makes effective advocacy?
Sue M. A. Brown The pathway that senior women police officers take to becoming a chief constable
Athina Caraba Reports are coming in: A multidisciplinary study of the exceptional crime of mass murder in the United Kingdom
Sonila Dardha Male or Female? Gender-of-Interviewer Effects on Survey Data
Laurie Egger Impact of Food Assistance on Food Insecurity and nutrition/food intake. A comparative study of the US and the UK
Harvey Ells    Street Food Markets
Laura ThompsonWhen a Match Bites Back: Harassment on Online Dating Services
Hyung Whan Kim Policy convergence of broadcasting and telecommunication and its effect on PSB: South Korean case.
Wenwen Li To be confirmed
Carina Mansey To be confirmed
Adriana Medina Lalinde The social movement on small arms: citizen media and advocacy for participatory governance and public security
Helton Levy The peripheral media
Jan Moorhouse Reconnection as a theme in food policy and its impact on domestic production of fruit and vegetables
Andy Myhill   Policing Domestic violence
Marina Nazarova The Role of the ICT in Social Movements in Russia: the Dissident Movement of 1960s-1970s
Natalie Neumann What is policy’s role in supporting farmers’ markets in Europe: are they reaching all levels of society and creating equality in access to locally farmed and nutritious food?
Assunta Nicolini   The transnational dimension of Afghan women refugees exiled in Pakistan
Naomi Oosterman Art, Crime, and Law: The criminal dynamics of art theft in the European Union.
Daphne Page Exploring the Perceived Link between Urban Agriculture and Sustainability in Municipal Urban Food Strategies within the United Kingdom’s Sustainable Food Cities Network
Holly Powell-Jones Young people’s understandings of digital communications offences
Lynne Richards Lay Community Food Advisor Programmes and Improving Health in the Community
Jessica Simpson Negotiations of stigma and identity amongst university students working in different areas of the sex industry in the UK
Dimitrios Tsagalas European integration through the press 2002-2009: Constructing European public sphere and citizenship in Greece and Cyprus
Matina Zestanaki Mobilization in times of Crisis: New media, new movements and political efficacy, the example of the Greek ''Aganaktismenoi'' movement
Nadine Zwiener The Resource Model Revisited – Investigating the Link between Work and Political Involvement of Women in Europe

Recently completed PhDs

Rashid AzizAsian Youth Culture in East London
Gemma Birkett Media, Politics and Penal Reform: A Case Study of Women's Imprisonment
Huong-Ly ChuClass influences on life chances in Post-Reform Vietnam
Jessica DuncanThe reformed Committee on World Food Security and the global governance of food security
Rory FitzgeraldStriving for quality, comparability and transparency in cross-national social surveys: illustrations from the European Social Survey
Delaram GhanimifardThe show of power in Tehran public spaces
Liz GilfillanMeasuring the relationship between ethnic diversity and social cohesion in local areas of England
Miriam Greenwood Dynamics of Change in the British Seafood Supply Chain 1950 – 2012
Atalanta Goulandris    Continuity and Change: The Professional Lives and Culture of Self-Employed Barristers in England & Wales
Laura HallJourneys in Search of Security: the migration of refugees to the UK
Jess Halliday Enablers and barriers to local level and urban food policy in England
Patrick IgulotVulnerability, Risk and HIV Infection in Uganda: a Multilevel Population-based Stu
Georgia MachellHealthy Start: food welfare and the relationship between policy design and practice
Sharon Noonan-GunningNew and emerging obesity discourses may be counterproductive in managing childhood obesity
Kelly ParsonsConstructing a National Food Policy: policy integration and co-ordination pathways and challenges in Australia and the UK
Rosalind SharpeSocial sustainability in the UK industrial food supply
Bernadetta SiaraPolish families in London
Bridget Snaith The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - Whose Values, Whose Benefits? Exploring Ethnic Minority Underrepresentation in UK Parks
Jacqueline TabickOutcomes of Conversion to Judaism through the Reform Movement. 1952-2002
Anita Tull Why teach young people to cook? A critical analysis
Ozlem Unsal Inner-City Regeneration and the Politics of Resistance in Istanbul: A Comparative Analysis of Sulukule and Tarlabasi
Rebecca WellsWhat part do the media play in food policy? The case of UK Government recommendations on red meat consumption and cancer prevention