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Student Research Projects

Our Research Students

Our student community listed by their Director of Study

Children and Young People

The following students are directed by Professor Fraser Brown who is a professor in the School Of Health & Community Studies:

  • Mike Wragg: To what extent are the associated dispositions of play and playfulness demanded by the emerging creative and knowledge economies, and can those dispositions be developed through HE programmes?
  • Morgan Leichter-Saxby: The Researcher-Playworker: Studying and Supporting Children's Cultures of Play
  • Maxine Delorme: The Misinterpretations of Playwork
  • David Stonehouse: The Experience of Pre-registration Children’s Nurses in Children’s Play in Both the Academic and Clinical Setting
  • Suzanna Law: Playwork Development in the USA: Mapping a Movement from the Grassroots Level
  • Lauren Turner: Multiple Perspectives on Playwork in an Edmonton Community
  • Joan Moore: How the joint construction and reframing of children’s narrative through play helps to improve trust and secure relationships in adoptive, foster and kinship families
  • Anne-Marie Leveckis: Children and Young People’s use of Private Space in an Adventure Playground
  • Alexandra Long: An exploration of how the funding of play services for children, impacts on service delivery
  • Lesli Godfrey: TBC
  • Benjamin Tawil: An investigation of the methods of intervention employed by playworkers working in high child to adult ratio play settings

The following students are directed by Professor Nick Frost who is a professor of Social Work in the School Of Health & Community Studies:

  • Anne Llewellyn: An evaluation of an immersive learning tool in social work education
  • Elaine McHale: The Politics and Power in the Leadership of Social Care
  • William Odel: The Effectiveness of the Common Assessment Framework and its Process following Statutory Intervention
  • Andy Lloyd: Philanthropic responses to youthful law breaking in the 19th century and its impact on 21st century youth justice policy
  • Norman Sterling-Baxter: Organisational Culture in Institutional Elderly Care Settings (previously ‘Causal and Preventive Factors in Institutional Abuse’)
  • Darren Hill: From policy to practice: how do community drug workers interpret and work with the contemporary UK drug strategy?
  • Felicity Rathmell: Fixing a hole? Outcomes for individuals and families accessing the Project 6 Integrated Family Recovery Service.
  • Karina Kinsella: An evaluation of a drama project delivered at the Jigsaw visitors centre to prisoners and their children at HMP Leeds
  • David Mercer: Maintaining Emotional Resilience in Social Work Practice: Supporting social workers on the frontline
  • Tracey Race: TBC
Men's Health

The following students are directed by Professor Brendan Gough who is a professor in the School Of Social Sciences:

  • Chrysostomos Athanasiadis: The ways in which undiagnosed depressed men construct and negotiate their depression through online interactions
  • Brian Charlesworth: Life after Combat: experiences of ‘moral injury’ (a qualitative study of the veteran soldiers’ experience living life post combat)
  • Robin Kaye: TBC
  • Adam Lowe: The development of non-hegemonic masculine ideologies: a biographical narrative study

The following students are directed by Professor Steve Robertson who is a professor in the School Health & Wellbeing:

  • Debbie Braybrook: Negotating harmony: partner's experiences of health related social control in committed gay relationships
  • Hannah Luck: What are men’s experiences of psychological services for common mental health problems and how can these be improved?

The following students are directed by Professor Alan White who is a professor in the School Health & Wellbeing:

  • Sunitaben Morris: What influences health professional admissions tutors when they are recruiting/selecting potential health professional students and to what extent are they influenced by the widening participation agenda?
  • Bello Utoblo: Recovery from schizophrenia, experiences of men in northern Nigeria
  • Simon Rowlands: How are National Health Service weight management services experienced by men? A qualitative study of mixed sex and male only groups.
Pain and Rehabilitation

The following students are directed by Professor Michelle Briggs who is a professor in the School of Health & Community Studies:

  • Deborah Myers: Values based recruitment: Exploring the impact for community nursing
  • Nicola Worrillow: To critically examine and evaluate the effectiveness of High Intensity User Groups to manage frequent service users, of both emergency departments and ambulance services within their integrated case management model of care
  • Martin Neal: The development of an assessment tool to identify how health care workers perception of their own reality and chronological orientation might influence the communication strategy they adopt when working with individuals who have dementia
  • Susan Hartup: Risk Factors in the Development of chronic pain following Treatment for breast cancer (RaDiaTe)
  • Catherine Thompson: An investigation into the impact of primary care physiotherapy services in managing patients with chronic low back pain. Patient and healthcare professional perspectives
  • Elizabeth Allison: A mixed methods study of patients' experience of NHS chaplaincy interventions

The following students are directed by Professor Mark Johnson who is a professor in the School of Clinical & Applied Sciences:

  • Gourav Banerjee: The use of kinesiology taping for the management of cancer-related symptoms
  • Helen Radford: The Prevalence and Genetic Profile of Caucasian Codeine Non-responders in a Chronic Pain Population
  • Piscilla Wittkopf: Investigations into the effect of visual distortion of parts of the body on pain perception
  • Helen White: Factors influencing nutritional status and outcome in individuals with cystic fibrosis
  • Abdullah Saleh M Abahussein: An in-depth investigation into the clinical use and efficacy of TENS and associated techniques to manage pain in Arab populations
  • Hannah Wilson: Investigations into the effect of kinesiology taping on pain and muscle function
Public and Community Engagement

The following students are directed by Professor Jane South who is a professor in the School of Health & Wellbeing:

  • Anthony Sadler: Making Localism a Reality – Reshaping public service roles and developing active citizenship
  • Alison Purdy: How can self help groups best support people with long term conditions?

The following students are also being directed in this area of research:

  • Angela Murphy: Occupational potential and identity in people with dyslexia
  • Muriel Syacumpi: Who cares for the carers? Coping mechanisms of non-medical home based carers in Zambia
  • Da-Costa Aboagye: The National Health Insurance Scheme in Ghana: policy, equality and health care
  • Nana Nimo Appiah-Agyekum: Multi Stakeholder action in sustainable health promotion in Ghana
  • Tomoko Zama: Healthy workplace in Zambia mining
  • Nankie Houghton: Critical Assessment of Botswana Child Protection System to safeguard children from sexual abuse
  • Grace Annan: Health Promotion in Ghana: Bridging the Implementation Gap
Wellbeing and Public Health

The following students are being directed by in this area of research:

  • Angela Murphy: Occupational potential and identity in people with dyslexia
  • Muriel Syacumpi: Who cares for the carers? Coping mechanisms of non-medical home based carers in Zambia
  • Da-Costa Aboagye: The National Health Insurance Scheme in Ghana: policy, equality and health care
  • Nana Nimo Appiah-Agyekum: Multi Stakeholder action in sustainable health promotion in Ghana
  • Tomoko Zama: Healthy workplace in Zambia mining
  • Nankie Houghton: Critical Assessment of Botswana Child Protection System to safeguard children from sexual abuse
  • Grace Annan: Health Promotion in Ghana: Bridging the Implementation Gap

The following students are directed by Professor Jane South who is a professor in the School of Health & Wellbeing:

  • Anthony Sadler: Making Localism a Reality – Reshaping public service roles and developing active citizenship
  • Alison Purdy: How can self help groups best support people with long term conditions?

The following students are directed by Dr Louise Warwick-Booth who is a reader in the School of Cultural Studies & Humanities:

  • Katherine Pawson: Understanding Sustainable Cunsumption
  • Jenny Shaw: Do student nurses feel they witness and experience intelligent kindness during their practice placements? The culture of learning