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Student Research Projects

Our Research Students

Our student community listed by their Director of Study

Buildings and the Environment

The following students are directed by Professor Chris Gorse who is Professor of Construction and Project Management:

  • Tahira Hamid: The Design of Inclusive Environments - Has the DDA and related legislation affected the way we design?
  • Matthew Brooke-Peat: Assessing the Impact of Thermal Bridging on Building Fabric Performance
  • Mark Burrows: An examination of the role energy analytics plays in industrial (manufacturers) energy reduction programmes
  • Glyn Cash: Intelligent Buildings & Smart Estates - delivering, operating and maintaining the physical and digital asset & the gateway to Level 4 BIM
  • Richard Cozzens: What factors contribute to effectiveness of web based CAD training
  • Nafa Duwebi: Identifying best practice in integrating sustainability into project management in different sectors and internationally?
  • David Farmer: An investigation into potential of external wall insulation to reduce the energy consumption of the existing English housing stock
  • Martin Fletcher: Comfort and energy use in multi-purpose sports facilities
  • David Hemming: Can adoption of Level 2 BIM compliance in the public sector generate the level of efficiencies through the lifecycle of a built asset as claimed by the Government? How much more efficiencies can be achieved by Level 3 compliance?
  • Ericcson Mapfumo: Retrofitting and Improving the Thermal Performance of Historic Windows: with specific reference to the refurbishment of windows in a large educational estate.
  • Benjamin Mosley: Sustainable and Green Practice in the Audio Industry
  • Dean Myers: Assessment of a Domestic PassivHaus Retrofit in the UK
  • Karl Redmond: Weighted prioritisation matrix for asset and estate programs new and existing
  • Melanie Smith: Extent that thermal performance testing of existing properties can inform retrofit choices
  • Stephen Wise: TBC
Business Practice
  • Ruben Escribano-Garcia: TBC
  • Chi Kong Wan: The investigation of the use and application of building information modelling (BIM) for site safety
  • Dinam Zoiku: A Study into Oil And Gas Revenue Spend in Africa-Lessons for Ghana and other Emerging Oil and Gas Economies in Africa
Design and Ecological Engineering

The following students are directed by Professor Alan Simson who is Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Forestry in the School of School of Art, Architecture and Design:

  • Mohammad Ahmad: The impact of graphic design on the effectiveness of advertisements posted on hand-held devices
Infrastructure

The following students are directed by Dr Martin Pritchard who is a reader in the School of Built Environment and engineering:

  • Thomas Craven: An investigation of the antimicrobial properties of Moringa oleifera powder in water purification in Malawi - A case study
  • William Gamble: Low cost telemetry for water projects in the developing world
  • Stephen Garrity: Developments in structural masonry with particular reference to highway structures
  • Cuckwulekwuru Wokocha: Addressing the issues confronting the commercial use of plant fibre geotextiles by the construction industry

The following students are directed by Dr Z. Cliffe Schreuders who is a senior lecturer in the School of Computing, Creative Technologies And Engineering:

  • Lewis Ardern: Android Security Mechanisms
Information and Communication Technologies

The following students are directed by Dr Mark Dixon who is a senior lecturer in the School of Computing, Creative Technologies And Engineering:

  • Rezeq Naim: Automated software testing based on UML specifications
  • Kulvinder Panesar: Towards a linguistically motivated text-based question answering conversational software agent

The following students are directed by Professor Eddie Halpin who is Head of Research in the School of Computing, Creative Technologies And Engineering:

  • Amina Abdelrazeg: The Libyan State after the 2011 Uprising: Challenges in the Transition to Democracy and the Role of ICT and E-Governance
  • Emenike Ahiabuike: Linking Nations through e-government: perspectives and implications
  • Majed Alfayad: E-Government implementation in Saudi Arabia Users VS Government Agencies
  • Abdulrahman Alfuhaid: Critical analysis of IT and IS systems of small and medium enterprises in E-commerce for enhancing creativity and innovation: Comparative study between Saudi Arabia and United Kingdom
  • Ali Alkatheeri: Tax Benefit and Growth Potential of Abu Dhabi
  • Craig Brown: (Non)Violent Revolution: Origins, Theory and Practice in the “Arab Uprisings”
  • Sabir Doski: E-Government in Kurdistan Region Government, Iraq
  • Thomas Johnson: A human rights approach to evaluating reintegration of child soldiers
  • Fawad Raiofi: Post conflict reconstruction in Afghanistan: A grounded theory approach
  • Chelsea Reid: Facilitating Positive Behaviour Change through the use of Mobile Technology

The following students are directed by Dr Ah-Lian Kor who is a senior lecturer in the School of Computing, Creative Technologies And Engineering:

  • Paul Donay: The Application of Persuasive Technology in Support of Weight Management Programs: Persistence and Acceptability
  • Abiodun Yusuf: Decision and Response Behaviour Dynamics in Simulated Upset Prevention and Recovery Training: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach to the Improvement of Upset Prevention & Recovery (UPR)

The following students are directed by Professor Colin Pattinson who is Head of the School of Computing, Creative Technologies And Engineering:

  • Muhammad Amjad: Energy consumption and performance evaluation of wireless and ad-hoc sensor networks for limited range and range free localisation methods
  • Sarah Cooper: ‘Mind, model and the magazine’: The psychology of the magazine reader, and its importance in the maximisation of multiplatform representation
  • Samantha Dixon: A new modelling based notation for the automated extraction and analysis of social networking data
  • Nabil Hadj-Ahmed: 60 months, anything after this will need to be self- funded
  • Asif Iqbal: Cloud Computing Implementation, Management and Security
  • Reinhard Merle: Effects of Actors’ Perception on Improving IT-Security and -Availability Management Processes
  • Abu Obaidullah: Scientific house system using Computer Vision with Mobile Ad-hoc Networking and Energy consumption

The following students are directed by Dr Muthu Ramachandran who is a principal lecturer in the School of Computing, Creative Technologies and Engineering:

  • Mansoor Al Shehhi: Information System Security Awareness: A case of UAE E-Government and Public Sector
  • Reemiah Alotaibi: Investigation into the Factors Affecting Social Media Adoption and implementation in Saudi Government 2.0

The following students are directed by Dr Z. Cliffe Schreuders who is a senior lecturer in the School of Computing, Creative Technologies And Engineering:

  • Lewis Ardern: Android Security Mechanisms

The following students are directed by Dr Pip Trevorrow who is a senior lecturer in the School of Computing, Creative Technologies And Engineering:

  • Mark Spooner: Localism in the urban regeneration mix: applying Neighbourhood Plans to inner city areas.

The following students are directed by Dr Steve Wilkinson who is a principal lecturer in the School of Computing, Creative Technologies And Engineering:

  • Thiemo Kastel: Real-time audio visual interaction design with mobile computing for next generation live TV broadcasts and entertainment productions
  • Richard Stevens: Are technology-supported behaviour change interventions effective in problem gambling?
  • Darren Wall: Development of Digital Art Tools for Testing Audience Perception of Photorealism
People and Places

The following students are directed by Professor Ian Strange who is Professor of Spatial Planning and Head of the School of Built Environment And Engineering:

  • Barbara Colledge: An investigation into sustainable city-regions in England: Characteristics, interdependencies and perceptions in practice
  • Johnathan French: York 1966 – 2011 – From Government to Governance: Managing the drivers of change in the economic restructuring of a northern historic city.
  • Karen Horwood: Green Infrastructure in the North West region of the UK: meaning generation through the policy-making process
  • John Shutt: Changing Directions? Leadership in Economic Growth and Regeneration in the United Kingdom
  • Alan Simson: Developing the concept of urban forestry in Europe
  • William Sparling: Delivering successful localism: factors associated with the creation of neighbourhood plans in urgan neighbourhoods
  • Kevin Thomas: Institutions and discourses in the emerging spatial governance of England
  • Mark Wilson: Theatre maintenance and the issues associated with suspended fibrous plaster ceilings