PhD Student Profiles

Our vibrant postgraduate community includes PhD students from around the world researching a diverse range of topics who benefit from the long established research culture in the School.

Lemya Souaissid

PhD Student

An Ethnographic study on the influence of the American Media on Algerian young people’s cultural identity and English use…

Ellen Brown

PhD Student

The exploration of American and Asian horror film adaptation: US global dominance, the 21st century source of fear as the ‘Other’ and the progression of female agency.

Emma Graves

PhD Student

Product Marketing and News Representations of Virtual and Augmented Reality.

Adele Phillps

PhD Student

Sites of resistance: An ethnographic study of Needle and Syringe Programmes (NSPs) in the context of abstinence-based recovery.

Amina Boudjella

PhD Student

An Ethnographic Study on Young Women Stakeholders Promoting Modest Fashion and Style: Beyond Fashion and Religion ‘A Space for Agency’.

Charles Williams

PhD Student

‘Did You Just Make That Up?’: an auto-ethnographic study of studio practice in the context of 20th and 21st century British Painting.

Dalal Belarbi

PhD Student

Multidimensional Analysis of Algerian Influencers’ Performances and Discourse on YouTube and Instagram: Extending Descriptive Methods with Follow-up Analysis of Content of Videos.

Darius Malek

PhD Student

‘What is an Indie Game?’ A motivated student with a passion for the Video Game Industry and Digital Media, Darius completed his MA degree in October 2015.

David Boyd

PhD Student

An Ethnographic Study of Style, Enjoyment and Fan Engagement in Contemporary British Professional Wrestling.

Rim Benyoub

PhD Student

The Effect of Social Media in The Rise of Modest Fashion: Studying the Role of YouTube and Instagram Influencers in The Empowerment of British Muslim Women, The Effect of Marketing Strategies on Consumer Cultural Norms and Power Distribution in The Industry.

M. Giovanna Miralles T. de Wilkin

PhD Student

Memory, identity and cultural resistance in Maya Guatemala from documentary to fiction: A study of women’s postmemory, rebuilding and coping with the repercussions of the civil war.

Jan Dunn

PhD Student

A cross disciplinary practice-based historical investigation of female-masculinity by use of archive and case studies in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Jan is entering her field of academic research as a mature student following a career as a filmmaker and is one of the few UK women film directors…

Jennifer Deakin

PhD Student

Florence Farmborough: An investigation into photography, trauma and memory.

Jo Samuel

PhD Student

Demystifying the mental anxiety associated with breast cancer: the roles of animation and interactivity in practice and theory.

Radia Kasdi

PhD Student

An Algerian Musical Mosaic. Females’ Survival in a Conservative Society: A Case Study of Algerian Music Live Events and Wedding Ceremonies.

Radia Sidi Said

PhD Student

Gender Representation of the Algerian Athletes in the Algerian Online Media. Semiotic Analysis and Athletes and Audience Perspectives.

Rebecca Truscott-Elves

PhD Student

The house was like her: rebuilding the post-traumatic home through art practice. Born in Kent, Rebecca Truscott-Elves is a multidisciplinary artist telling peculiar tales of disinterment, femaleness and place…

Jane CoomberSewell

PhD Student

A re-evaluation of Joyce Grenfell as socio-political commentator. Jane is a full time PhD student, combining her research interests with running a business with her wife and a busy family life.

Buse Ozdirench

PhD Student

Cannabis and contemporary change: Drug decriminalization and normalization within Portugal and the Netherlands.

Claire Davey

PhD Student

‘An Ethnographic study of women’s negotiations of non-drinking practices and identities in non-traditional treatment paths.’

Megan Dobson

PhD Student

The politics of cinematic landscape; an exploration of how landscape is used as a tool in representing social class in film practise and theory.