centre for applied social research (ceasr)

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The Centre for Applied Social Research (CeASR) is a university-wide Research Centre which orchestrates interdisciplinary research across the social sciences in Leeds School of Social Sciences (LSSS) in different programmes.

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CeASR has two networks reflecting our research environment.

  • Margot Avella: Analysis of the behavioural features of serial rapists within the French context. Dr Jackie De Wet, Dr Tom Cockcroft
  • Katie Ismay: How has the far right influenced British Identity in West Yorkshire? Dr Waqas Tufail, Dr Lisa Long
  • Ruth Knapton: Promoting desistance? the experiences of mentors and earners engaged in the Shannon Trust Reading Plan in prisons. Dr Tom Cockcroft, Dr Katie Dhingra
  • Jennifer McCloy: The Imprisoned Storyteller: Women, Vulnerability and Resilience. Dr Bill Davies, Dr Paula Singleton
  • Fabiya Toluwalase: Social media and online peer relations. The Influence on criminal behaviour among young people in the UK. Dr Tom Cockcroft, Dr Chris Till
  • Amy Towle: Distinguishing ex-prisoners who think about suicide from  those who attempt suicide: a test of the Integrated-Motivational Volitional (IMV) theory of suicidal behaviour. Dr Katie Dhingra, Dr Tom Cockcroft

  • Salah Ali: From Victims to Peacebuilders: Transforming the Role of Religious and Ethnic Minority Groups in Iraq. Professor Rachel Julian, Dr Steve Willott
  • Christopher Anozie: Managing International Development Aid in Nigeria; Challenges of Accountability. Dr Sophia Price
  • Masuda Bhatti: Is the conflict between identities (Bengali/Bangladeshi, ethnic, religious) in Bangladesh causing a long-term political and societal security risk? Professor Rachel Julian, Dr John Willott
  • Chris Goshomi: Sustainability of migrant labour as a human capital asset in subsequent generations of African descent in United Kingdom. Dr Sophia Price, Dr Laura Davies
  • Luis Harrison: From the Post-Political to Social Death: Exploring the Dead Ends of Post-Marxism. Dr Sophia Price
  • Alexandra Platt: “I just want Brexit done....If I’m honest, Corbyn scares me  a bit”: Representations of the ‘ordinary voter’ in broadcast media news during the 2019 British General Election campaign: the shaping of common sense and media. Dr Sophia Price, Dr Chris Byrne
  • James Raven: Repairing inter-organisational trust. Professor Rachel Julian, Dr Robin Redhead
  • Mary Story: Examining how the Censorship of Music has changed, and why? Dr Chris Till, Professor Karl Spracklen
  • Sarah Waite: An exploration of the perceptions and experiences of trust within women serving short term prison sentences. Dr Robin Redhead, Dr Bill Davies
  • Charlotte Webster: Emancipation: The Role of Masculinity, Femininity and Power Structures in understanding Violent Extremism and Shaping Gender-Sensitive Counter-Terrorism Strategies. Professor Rachel Julian, Dr Linda Asquith
  • Ruth Woolsey: Do negative perceptions towards people in poverty soften upon being presented with accurate information on structural barriers to upward social mobility? Professor Rachel Julian, Dr Paul White 

  • Christopher Allen: Exploring the integration and use of non-dual consciousness in (relational) psychotherapy: an interpretative phenomenological analysis. Dr Elliot Cohen, Dr Steve Taylor
  • Rachel Anderson: Exploring the integration and use of non-dual consciousness in (relational) psychotherapy: an interpretative phenomenological analysis. Dr Steve Taylor, Dr Elliot Cohen
  • Trevor Bamford: The 1990’s UK Goth Underground: Resistance, Ritual, Class and Survival. Professor Karl Spracklen, Dr Joseph Ibrahim
  • Vivienne Gaskin: DIY Contemporary Art Experiments: London 1994-2000: Art, Access and Real Life. Professor Karl Spracklen, Professor Jayne Raisborough
  • Philip Legard: The Occultural Orpheus: Esoteric Musicianship in the 21st Century. Professor Karl Spracklen, Dr Conrad Russell
  • Ashley McAnearney: Bottom of the class: An exploration of the lower middle middle class in higher education. Dr Chris Till, Dr Joseph Ibrahim
  • Stuart Moss: Entrepreneurship amongst independent ‘club’ event promoters and environmental influences upon the development of ‘clubs’ as leisure spaces in Leeds from 1990 to 2020. Professor Karl Spracklen, Dr Chris Till
  • David Procter: Noise of the North: An Ethnographic Study of Scandinavian Noise Music Scenes. Professor Karl Spracklen, Dr Tenley Martin
  • Dennis Thompson: An Investigation into the Nature of Consciousness and the Role Played by the Unconscious. Professor Karl Spracklen, Madeleine Castro
  • Duncan Webb: The extended state pension age: An examination of the perceptions and experiences of employees operating in public sector work environments. Dr Darren Nixon, Dr Trish Holch 

Interested in studying for a research degree within Leeds School of Social Sciences? The Graduate School at Leeds Beckett offers a range of options for you to undertake a postgraduate research programme, from Master of Research, through to Master of Philosophy, Professional Doctorates and PhDs.  Visit The Graduate School for further information 

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