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PhD Student blog by Rachel Davies.
A weekly blog containing a detailed account of family with coupled with completing a PhD. https://racheld1607.com/

 

Research achievements:

February 2017:

  • Claire Ellis, PhD candidate, InfoComms, has an article entitled: “Promoting Information Literacy: Perspectives from UK Universities” published in the farewell issue of Library Hi Tech
  • Kirsten Loach, PhD candidate, InfoComms, has an article entitled:’Cultural sustainability as a strategy for the survival of museums and libraries’  due to be published in February in a special issue of the International Journal of Cultural Policy on ‘Cultural Policies for Sustainable Development’.
  • Ian Bass, PhD candidate, History has won the Mortimer History Society inaugural essay prize. His essay will be published as part of the peer reviewed Mortimer History Society journal. The topic of his paper is: ‘Miraculous Marches: The Cult of Thomas de Cantilupe and the Mortimers’.

January 2017:

  • Abdullah Alhabeeb, PhD candidate, InfoComms, presented with Professor Jenny Rowley, a paper ‘E-learning success factors: perspectives from King Saud University’ at the Society for Research into Higher Education Conference, on 6th December 2016 in Newport.
  • Sam Stuart-Booth, PhD candidate, English, gave a paper: ‘Otto Dov Kulka: The Historian as Witness’ at the conference ‘Hybrid Writing: Literature as Criticism, Criticism as Literature’ at the University of East Anglia on Saturday 17th December. Sam also travelled to Yad Vashem in Jerusalem for an international workshop at the end of November. The trip was funded by the Weiner Library in London.

December 2016:

  • Michala Hulme PhD candidate, History, is now Editor of Manchester Regional History Review. Read more about this on Man Met Life
  • Hanan Ben Nafa, PhD candidate, Languages, Jennie Bailey PhD candidate, English and Atish Sircar, PhD Candidate, InfoComms all contributed to the Postgraduate Information Briefing in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities in November.

November 2016:

  • Anna Norton, PhD candidate, Criminology, has won the prestigious Howard League John Sunley Prize for best MA Dissertation, to be awarded at the 150th anniversary of the Howard League on November 30th in London.
  • Atish Sircar, PhD candidate, Languages, Information and Communications, presented a paper in September: Social Media and Megachurches (co-authored with Jenny Rowley) at the 15th IFIP I3E Conference on e-Business, e-Services and e-Society, ‘Social Media: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly!’ at Swansea School of Management, Swansea University.

October 2016:

  • Charlene CROSSLEY presented a paper entitled Here.Me.Now: the goals and aspirations of young people living in gang labelled communities at Children and Young People in a Changing World: Action, Agency and Participation at Liverpool Hope University in June 2016
  • Kirsten Loach presented a paper:  “More than ‘just a load of old books’: sustaining heritage in the independent library sector”  at Heritage 2016 at the University of Lisbon in July 2016

September 2016:

  • John Anthony HILTON has been awarded a PhD by Publication with effect from 21st March 2016, supervised by Dr Rosamund Oates. His research title is: The Post-Reformation English Catholic Community
  • Martin KRATZ has been awarded his PhD with effect from 25th January 2016, supervised by Dr Angelica Michelis. Research title is: Touching the Untouchable: the Language of Touch in the Poetry Michael Symmons Roberts.

August 2016:

  • Charlene CROSSLEY presented a paper and a poster entitled Here.Me.Now: the goals and aspirations of young people living in gang labelled communities at the British Criminology Association conference in Nottingham in July 2016
  • Adam WESTALL presented a poster entitled: Volunteers on Patrol: The Role of Citizen Patrol Volunteers as Providers of Community Safety at the British Criminology Association conference in Nottingham in July 2016
  • Nicola HARDING presented a poster entitled: Places on Probation: Experiences of criminal justice intervention beyond the prison gates at the British Criminology Association conference in Nottingham in July 2016

July 2016:

  • Aaron JACKSON has been awarded his PhD with effect from 28th July 2015, supervised by Dr Lucy Burke and Dr Paul Wake. His research title is: Narrating England: Tolkien, the Twentieth Century, and English Cultural Self-Representation.
  • Richard Gough THOMAS has been awarded his PhD with effect from 15thSeptember 2015, supervised by David Miller and Linnie Blake. His research title is: Scepticism and Experience in the Educational Writing of William Godwin
  • Maxime LALLEMENT has been awarded a PhD with effect from 16th December 2015, supervised by Dr Keith Crome. His research title is: POWER OVER LIFE From Agamben to Foucault: and Examination of the Question of Sovereignty
  • Caroline BAYLIS-GREEN has been awarded a PhD with effect from 16thFebruary 2016, supervised by Dr Emma Liggins. Her research title is: Queer Subjectivities, Closeting and Non-Normative Desire in Nineteenth-Century Women’s Poetry and Life Writing

June 2016:

  • Nicola Harding, Sociology, won Best Poster at Cardiff University on 25th April with ‘The Gallery in the Park: Community engagement evaluation with children and young people’.
  • Charlene Crossley, Sociology, won Best Paper at Cardiff University on 25th April with ‘Here.Me.Now: The goals and aspirations of young people living in communities labelled as gang affected.’
  • Charlene also took part in the 3MT entitled Precarious Places, Precarious Lives at Teesside University in May
  • Veronica Jackson, History, was awarded her PHD with effect from 22nd March 2016, supervised by Prof Melanie Tebbutt from HPP. Her research title is: Metropolitan-Vickers and Its ‘Exceptional’ Young Women: Female College and Schools Apprentices, Their Education and Their Technical and Vocational Training, 1945-1967

4th Annual HSSR Student Symposium:

We are delighted to announce the winners of the Symposium which took place on Friday 13th May 2016:‌

4th Annual HSSR Student Symposium

  • Best Paper – Kirsten Loach, PhD candidate, Journalism, Information and Communications
  • Most Engaging Presentation – Jennie Bailey, PhD candidate, Department of English
  • Best Poster – William Hardman, MA student, Languages, Linguistics and TESOL

May 2016:

  • Kirsten Loach, PhD student, Info Comms, has had her article: ‘Cultural sustainability as a strategy for the survival of museums and libraries’ accepted for publication in the International Journal of Cultural Policy
  • Kate Johnson, Faculty Postgraduate Student Experience Tutor, presented a paper at the UKCGE workshop: Meeting the Needs of Part-time Postgraduate Research Students in April
  • Jean Sprackland, English, has been awarded her PhD by publication. The thesis brought together her books Strands, Sleeping Keys and Tilt, in an examination of the contribution of creative writing to debates about place and nature. Her supervisor is Paul Wake.

April 2016:

  • Dr. John David Jordan, Sociology, was awarded his PhD with effect from 15th January 2016. Research title: The Work Programme: Making Welfare Work?
  • Dr. Samantha McCormick, Sociology, was awarded her PhD with effect from 27 January 2016.
  • Research title: Ashes to Art, Dust to Diamonds: The incorporation of human cremation ashes into objects and tattoos in contemporary British practices.
  • Abdullah Alhabeeb, Info Comms has had his paper, “Critical success factors for eLearning in Saudi Arabian universities” accepted for publication in the International Journal of Educational Management.
  • Several of our PGR students will be presenting at the Faculty’s Annual Research Student Symposium on 13th May 2016. All other postgraduate students are welcome.

March 2016:

  • Dr. Olanesi Okunola, Information and Communications, has been awarded his PhD. Research title is Users’ Experience of E-Government Services: A Case Study Based on the Nigerian Immigration Service.
  • Dr Thomas Rudman, English, has been awarded his PhD. Research title is Archives of Defeat? A historical materialist analysis of the theological turn of Alain Badiou.
  • Dr Paul Dresser, Sociology, has been awarded his PhD. Research title is Understanding PREVENT Policing through ‘Dispositif’ and ‘Reflexive’ Risk.
  • Abdullah Habeeb, Information and Communications, had his poster presentation graded ‘Excellent’ for the Ninth Saudi Student Conference, Birmingham, in February 2016. The title was: “Factors affecting the success of eLearning processes in Saudi higher education”.

February 2016:

  • Kirsten Loach, Information and Communications, has been awarded the CILIP John Campbell bursary to support attendance at a US conference.
  • Michala Hulme, History, has been awarded funding from the Manchester Statistical Society “Campion Fund” to further her research into pauper burials in Manchester’s cemeteries.
  • Dr. Shandon Guthrie, Philosophy, has been awarded a PhD. for his research on ‘The Metaphysics of Christian Demonology and a Defence of an Immaterialist Model’.
  • Dr Ha Ngan Ngo, Sociology, has been awarded his PhD for his research on ‘Fatherhood and Masculinity, Vietnam’s Red River Delta: A Comparative Study of Men’s Attitudes and Experiences’.

Development notes:

  • individual PGR research and collective PGR project news
  • duplicate special series such as ‘PhD blogs’ by intern and perhaps ‘My Desk’ from open FB group
  • portfolio illustrating additional activities that enhance PGR research – including exhibitions, workshops, conferences, publications, fellowships and courses – starting with those listed in the MIRIAD Research Degree Programme  Autumn 2016 Newsletter
  • request for current PGRs to contribute their own ‘research stories’
  • latest posts from individual PGR research journals + collective PGR project sites on the harts.online network or hosted on the harts.online Web server
  • links to active PGR research journals + practice blogs
  • future development might include an online submission form (similar to the one used for ‘Postgraduate Profiles’) to collect information about recent and forthcoming PGR research activity which is then displayed within this or a sub page.