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Current Research Students

We offer a flexible range of study options for students who are interested in following research programmes.

Here is what our current cohort of research students are working on:

Jenny Adams

Part time PhD student

Research title: The role of the admissions assessment in monitoring the physical health of residents and the recognition of acute physical deterioration in the health of nursing home residents.

Supervisors: Professor Murna Downs and Professor Gerry Armitage

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Saudat Adeka

Part-time PhD student

Research title: Sustainability of a Healthy workplace in the achievement of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Nigeria.

Supervisors: Prof Udy Archibong and Dr Tracy McClelland.

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Rasha Al Dalaeen

Full time PhD student

Research Title: Jordanian nursing staff competence evaluation for elderly care

Supervisors: Prof Allan Kellehear and Dr Melissa Owens

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Waleed Al Nadabi

Full Time PhD Student

Research title: Applying Statistical Process Control (SPC) to improve performance in Omani Health Care institutions

Supervisors: Dr Bryan McIntosh and Dr Barbara McNamara

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Adila Altooqi

Full time PhD student

Research title: An in-depth evaluation of managerial leadership succession planning efforts in Oman hospitals.

Supervisors: Dr Bryan McIntosh and Dr Dawn Clarke.

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Robert Barrowcliff

Part-time PhD Student

Research title: Do mental health nurses know enough about autism spectrum disorders to be able to recognise them in people presenting with mental health problems and to be able to support them effectively?

Supervisors: Professor Gail Mountain and Dr. Tracy McClelland.

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Jamie Beck

Part-time PhD Student

Research title: A retrospective analysis of the contribution of the radiological skeletal survey to the establishment of suspicious injuries in case of suspected non-accidental injury in children.

Supervisors: Prof Maryann Hardy and Dr Andrew Wilson (Archaeology).

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Chrissy Bishop

Research title: Service utilisation and pathways through care for children with complex health care needs. The Born in Bradford Cohort Study.

Supervisors: Prof Neil Small (University of Bradford), Dr Roger Parslow (University of Leeds), Dr David Bowles (University of Sheffield).

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Sarra Blackman

Part-time Extramural MPhil Student

Supervisors: Dr. Sahdia Parveen and Professor Catriona Morrison

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Rosemary Bradley

Full-time PhD Student

Research title: Developing objective measures of the self in dementia.

Supervisors: Dr Sarah Smith (University of Bradford), Professor Claire Surr (Leeds Beckett University), Professor Jan Oyebode (University of Bradford), Dr Chris Moulin (Université de Bourgogne, Dijon).

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Lindsey Collins

Part Time PhD Student

Research title: Understanding the experience of eating and drinking difficulties from the perspective of people living with dementia in residential care homes.

Supervisors: Professor Jan Oyebode and Dr Andrew Hart.

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Sabo Dagona

Full-time international PhD student

Research title: Preoperative inoculation as a means of reducing anxiety in patients undergoing surgical operation.

Supervisors: Prof Udy Archibong and Dr Tracy McClelland.

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Denise de Waal

Full Time PhD Student

Research title: Supporting family carers to care for relatives living with dementia and health problems.

Supervisors: Professor Murna Downs and Professor Neil Small.

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Paul Dourandish

Full time PhD student

Research title: The contribution of Medicines Optimisation to maintaining independent living for older people living with dementia in their own home, and the co-development of a theoretically- underpinned, complex intervention to improve medicines optimisation.


Supervisors: Prof Alison Blenkinsopp (Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Bradford), Dr Sue Jones (Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Bradford), Dr Sarah Smith (Faculty of Health Studies, University of Bradford).

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Julius Eyanuku

Extramural Full Time Phd Student

Research title: Effects of Gender Inequality on Economic Growth in Nigeria.

Supervisors: Prof Uduak Archibong and Dr. Sean Walton (University of Salford).

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Amanda Firth

Part Time PhD Student

Research Title: Perinatal depression in migrant women of Bradford: maternal articulation of mental health in contrast to clinician recognition and response.

Supervisors: Dr Mel Cooper, Dr Andrew Hart and Dr Josie Dickerson (Better Start Babies Bradford)

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Rachael Forton

Part-time PhD student

Research title:  Advanced Practice Radiographers leading the way in Cardiac CT imaging. Is this one role development too far or does this innovative approach provide key stake holders with the satisfaction demanded by the 2010 Government white paper?

Supervisors: Prof Maryann Hardy and Dr Anita Sargeant.

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Kirsty Haunch

Full-time PhD Student

Research title: Improving the quality of life for residents with dementia at end of life in care homes.

Supervisors: Prof Jan Oyebode and Prof Murna Downs.

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Suzanne Hill

Part Time PhD Student

Research title: Medicines optimisation during and following transitions of care for people with Dementia between care homes and hospitals

Supervisors: Prof Alison Blenkinsopp (Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Bradford), Dr Sarah Smith (University and Bradford) and Dr David Alldred (University of Leeds).

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Halima Iqbal

Research title: Incorporating community and local organisations views in priority setting for research: a city wide inclusive approach to tackling rising obesity in Pakistani women

Supervisors: Dr Melanie Cooper (University of Bradford), Dr Barbara Macnamara (University of Leeds), Dr Jane West (Bradford Institute of Health Research), Dr Rosie McEachan (Bradford institute of Health Research)

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Hisham Kelendar

Full time PhD student

Research Title: A Roadmap for developing lean Hospital Strategy In Kuwait to improved efficiency: An empirical study of the Impact of lean thinking on Kuwait health services environment

Supervisors: Dr. Bryan Mcintosh, Prof Mohamed Mohammed and Dr. Muhammad Faisal

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Adeel Khan

Research title: Patient consent to share data in their electronic health records: exploring issues and surfacing the complexities.

Supervisors: Dr Sue Richardson (Faculty of Management and Law, University of Bradford) and Professor Mohamed Amin Mohammed.

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Karen Khan

PhD student

Research title: The ‘silent workforce’: Using the voices of student midwives to explore midwives understanding of the influence of organisational culture on decision-making and patient safety

Supervisors: Professor Mohammed Mohammed and Dr Mel Cooper

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Laura Lamming

Part time PhD student

Research title: Exploring the link between feedback on affect, and physical activity, on physical activity intentions and behaviour in parents.

Supervisors: Mr Andy Scally (University of Bradford), Dr Maria Horne (University of Leeds) and Dr Ian Kellar (University of Leeds).

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Laura Middleton-Green

Part-time PhD student

Research title: An exploration of influences on the recognition of suffering by healthcare professionals caring for the dying patient.

Supervisors: Prof Jan Oyebode and Dr Andrea Capstick.

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Elizabeth (Lisa) Milne

Part-time PhD student

Research title: A preliminary investigation into parents' understanding of the parent-infant relationship and how this impacts the interaction between the parent and their baby, with a particular focus on mind mindedness and joy: has the research reached the people who matter?

Supervisors: Professor Neil Small, Dr Sally Johnson (Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Bradford), Dr Gillian Waters (Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Bradford).

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Liana Nagy

Full-time PhD Student

Research title: Socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic differences in sedentary behaviour among primary school aged children - part of the Born in Bradford study.

Supervisors: Prof Mohammed Mohammed, Dr Sally Barber (Bradford Institute for Health Research) and Dr Maria Horne (University of Leeds).

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Joanna Nichols

Part time PhD student

Research title: How can the reductions in under 18 conceptions achieved through the 2000-2010 national strategy (England) be sustained, with a particular focus on policy development, leadership and multi-agency approaches?

Supervisors: Professor Gwendolen Bradshaw, Dr Julia Pansini-Murrell and Dr Julie Prowse.

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Osahon Ogbeiwi

Full Time PhD Student

Research Title: Goal Setting Practice in the National Health Service (NHS) England: A framework for SMART objective-setting and its influence on health outcomes. 

Supervisors: Dr Bryan McIntosh and Dr Barbara McNamara.

Publications to date: Ogbeiwi, O(2016) Defining goals and terms in development and health. British Journal of Healthcare Management 2016 Vol 22 No 11.

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Polly Pascoe

Part-time PhD Student

Research title: Supporting mechanisms for evidence-based management capability in the NHS in England.

Supervisors: Dr Bryan McIntosh and Dr Barbara McNamara.

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Akhlak Rauf

Part Time PhD Student

Research title: Optimising the transition to coping with behavioural distress in people living with Dementia in South Asian families.

Supervisors: Professor Jan Oyebode and Dr Sahdia Parveen.

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Angela Richardson

Full time PhD student

Research Title: Optimising the transition from hospital to care homes for people with dementia

 Supervisors: Professor Murna Downs, Professor Alison Blenkinsopp and Dr Kathryn Lord

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Courtney Shaw

Full Time PhD Student

Research title: Optimizing the transition from home to hospital: Enhancing three-way communication to improve the quality of dementia care.

Supervisors: Professor Gerry Armitage and Dr Andrea Capstick.

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Analisa Smythe

Part-time PhD student

Research title: To investigate the effects of a brief psychosocial training intervention for staff working with people living with dementia.

Supervisors: Prof Jan Oyebode and Prof Murna Downs.

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Kingsley Utam

Full Time PhD Student

Research title: How can ethnic minority inclusion in multinational organisations lead to enhanced organisational performance?

Supervisors: Professor Uduak Archibong and Dr Sean Walton (University of Salford).

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Helen Wells

Full time PhD student

Research title: Facilitating decision-making about transitions between independent and supported living by women with dementia who live alone

Supervisors: Dr Andrea Capstick, Prof Udy Archibong

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Liz Whitney

Part-time PhD Student

Research title: Explicit observation and recording of physiological signs other than cervical dilatation can compare with vaginal examination as a means of measuring progress in normal labour.

Supervisors: Professor Neil Small and Dr Melanie Cooper.

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