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Current Research Students

Here are the researchers currently pursuing their degrees at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Reflecting the outlook of the faculty, the body of the researchers is of a culturally diverse and international nature. This allows for unique and intellectually challenging, as well as stimulating views, insights, and experiences, which each researcher may hold and communicate, and in such a way enrich the body of knowledge.

A - B-C D-E-F-G - H-I-J-K - L-M - N-O - P-Q-R - S-T - U-V-W-X-Y-Z

PhD researchers listed under A

Alistair Alleyne

Division: Economics

Email: aalleyn1@student.bradford.ac.uk 

Nationality: Barbadian & British 

Research interests: Trade in Services, Tourism, Regional Economic Integration, International Trade Liberalization, Economic growth and development  

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Priscilla E. Ateyo

Division: Peace Studies

Email: P.E.Ateyo@student.bradford.ac.uk

Nationality: Kenyan

Research interests: Conflict Analysis, conflict sensitive Approaches, Conflict  Resolution and peace building, Natural Resources governance  and conflict Prevention, Identity and Resource Based conflicts

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Raymond Adu

Division: Economics

Email: r.adu@student.bradford.ac.uk

Nationality: Ghanaian

Research interests: Exchange rate policies in developing economies; macroeconomics; monetary policy; international economics and finance; applied econometrics 

PhD Title: Equilibrium Real Exchange Rate, Misalignment and Current Account Imbalance in West Africa Monetary Zone (WAMZ)

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Ambrose Amenshiah

Division: Development

EmailA.K.Amenshiah@student.bradford.ac.uk

Nationality: Ghanaian

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Essa Bah

Division: Economics

Email: E.Bah1@bradford.ac.uk

Nationality: UK and The Gambia

Research Interest: relationship between institutions, trade, regionalism and development

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Edmund Breckin

Division: Peace Studies & International Development

Email: e.breckin@student.bradford.ac.uk

Nationality: British

Research interests: Social Protection, Conditional cash transfer programmes, poverty reduction and inequality, organised crime specifically within Latin America
 
PhD Title: Is an indirect impact of Conditional cash transfer programmes a decrease in violent crime? The case of Mexico’s Prospera programme.
 

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Moira Catania

Division: Economics

Email: M.Catania@student.bradford.ac.uk

Nationality: Maltese

Research interests: EU economic integration, Economic and Monetary Union, Stability and Growth Pact, Malta in the EU

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AD

Division: Peace Studies

Research interests: Human rights, humanitarian intervention, the  Kurdish question, conflict and conflict resolution,  post-conflict reconstruction, and critical studies on terrorism 

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Silvia De Michelis

Division: Peace Studies and International Development

Email: s.demichelis@student.bradford.ac.uk; silvia.demichelis@gmail.com

Nationality: Italian

Research interests: Peace Journalism, Human Security, International Relations, Responsibility to Protect

PhD Title: An exploration of the role of conflict reporting within the context of the Responsibility to Protect doctrine. The case of Libya (Provisional) 

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Christopher P Davey

Division: Peace Studies

Email: cdavey1@bradford.ac.uk

Nationality: British

Research interests: My current research investigates genocide identity formation in the eastern DRC, and how social agents engage in atrocity with their own perceptions of past and ongoing experience. With a background in genocide studies I am interested in genocide theory, prevention, and historic case studies, especially in Africa. My general research interests reflect the intersections of genocide and peace studies: nonviolent responses to atrocity, violence and identity, climate violence, and genocide and British Empire.

PhD Title: Genocide Identity Formation in the First Congolese War (1996-1997)

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Oliver Denton

Division: Peace Studies and International Development

Email: o.denton@bradford.ac.ukhistoricolly@gmail.com

Nationality: British

Research interests: European History and Politics; Iranian History and Politics; US History and Politics; Journalism; Social Justice; Social Movements

PhD Title: The role of The Times newspaper and its editor, Geoffrey Dawson in the policy of appeasement from March 1935 to December 1940

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Joseph Kwadwo Danquah

Division: International Development

Email: josephdanquah62@gmail.com; jkdanqua@student.bradford.ac.uk

Nationality: Ghanaian

Research interests: Management Development, Developing Models for Developing Countries to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals, Impact Assessment of Development Programmes/Projects, Human and Organisational Capacity Building/Development, International Development and Human Resource Management/Development

PhD Title: IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES: THE CASE OF WORLD BANK PROJECTS, GHANA

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Solomon Inuwa

Division: Peace Studies

Email: s.inuwa@student.bradford.ac.uksololomoninuwa@yahoo.com

Nationality: Nigerian

Research interests: 

My research interest centres on the political economy of armed conflict, post conflict transition, youth extremism, disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration of combatants in the aftermath of violent conflict.

PhD Title: A critical evaluation of the 2009 Niger Delta amnesty, disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration programme.

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Scott Kean

Division: Peace Studies and International Development

Email: S.J.Kean@bradford.ac.uk

Nationality: British

Research Interest: Collective action, cooperation and polycentric governance.

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Rabia Khalid

Division: Psychology

Email: r.khalid2@student.bradford.ac.uk

Nationality: British

Research interests: 

My research is predominantly focused around the investigation of effect of caffeine and tiredness on the tip-of-the-tongue state (TOT).  Although this is a common word retrieval failure in us all, at the pathological level, word finding difficulties are seen in sufferers of Alzheimer's disease and some aphasia patients.  Therefore, investigations of the brain basis of the TOT state is crucial. I will be examining if TOT resolution improves with the consumption of caffeine, alongside phonological priming.  And whether it is attributed to the adenosine mimicking properties of caffeine, which in result reduces the release of stimulatory neurotransmitters, improving wakefulness, vigilance and motor activities.

PhD Title: Investigation within the field of Tip-Of-The-Tongue state relating to phonological priming, tiredness and the effects caffeine TOT resolution. 

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Temitope Lawal

Division: Economics

Email: talawal@student.bradford.ac.uk

Nationality: Nigerian

Research interests: Revolves around consumer preferences. Based on my Finance background, I am presently looking at  how databases that are usually adopted for Business research purposes could be adopted for pure traditional Economic study.

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Aaminah Latif

Division: Psychology

Email: A.Latif12@student.bradford.ac.uk

Nationality: British

Research interests: My research is centred on health psychology, specifically investigating the effects of Ramadan fasting in different occupations and how fasting during this time period each year may affect aspects such as work performance, errors, concentration and mood etc. Little research has explored such an important aspect within society, which may be causing harm or conversely may be a method that is beneficial in some way to certain individuals.

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Temitope J Laniran

Division: Bradford Centre for International Development

Email: T.Laniran@student.bradford.ac.uk

Nationality: Nigerian

Research Interest: Development Economics

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Jeneba Maccassey-Boimah

Division: Peace Studies

Email: j.maccassey-boimah@student.bradford.ac.uk

Nationality: Sierra Leonean

Research interests: Security Sector Reform in Sub-Saharan Africa, Conflict Resolution, Peacebuilding, State Building, International Relations, Liberia and Sierra Leone

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Hossein Mehrabinejad

Division: Peace Studies

Email: h.mehrabinejad@student.bradford.ac.uk

Nationality: Iranian

Research interests: Political Economy of Middle East, Political Islam and Middle East Politics    

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Ikutaro Morita

Division Peace Studies

Email I.Morita@bradford.ac.uk

Nationality Japanese

Research interests International Politics, Conflict Analysis

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Mercy Chiwiya Ngwira

Division: Peace Studies & International Development

Email: m.c.ngwira@student.bradforda.ac.uk

Nationality: Malawian

Research interests: Social Protection; Rural Development; Empowerment; Community Participation

PhD Title: Cash Transfers and Gender Relations: Questioning the Empowerment of Women Through Cash Transfers: The Case of the Malawi Social Cash Transfer Scheme

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Esta Tina Ottman

Division: Peace Studies

Email: e.t.ottman@student.bradford.ac.uk

Nationality: British

Research interests: Collective trauma, collective memory, intergenerational transmission of trauma, Middle East

PhD Title:

History's Wound: Collective Trauma and the Israel/Palestine conflict

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Ignatius Emeka Onyekwere

Division: Peace Studies

Email: ieonyekw@student.bradford.ac.uk

Nationality: Nigerian

Research interests: Nigeria, Ghana  and West Africa: Post-Conflict Peacebuilding &Security Sector Reform/Governance, Conflict Early Warning System/Conflict Prevention Mechanisms, Human security and development, Democracy and good governance, ECOWAS &  Regional Security Organisations, Human rights and Humanitarian interventions.

PhD Title: Understanding ECOWAS’s Role in the Interplay between Processes of Security Sector Reform and Conflict Prevention in West Africa.

Supervisors: Dr. Owen. J. Greene & Professor Donna Pankhurst

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Michael Emeka Obiechina

Division: Peace Studies and International Development

Email: meobiechina@student.bradford.ac.uk

Nationality: Nigerian

Research interests: Public Expenditure Management and Development Issues, particularly among the developing countries of Africa and Asia, Human Rights Law and Abuses, Public Policy Analyst

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Isabel Phillips

Division: Peace Studies

Email: i.a.phillips@student.bradford.ac.uk

Nationality: British

Research interests: Conflict, Negotiation, Mediation, Radical Disagreement

PhD Title: A comparison of the theory and practice of mediation in civil-commercial and socio-political conflict

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Arie Kusuma Paksi

Division: Peace Studies

Email: a.k.paksi@bradford.ac.uk

Nationality: Indonesian

Research interests: The politics of aid and development, the politics of poor people. 

 

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Julia Ruppel

Division: Peace Studies

Email: jfruppel@bradford.ac.uk

Nationality: German

Research interests: Electoral politics, particularly in Ghana; processes of state formation, state building,  political economy of development,  transformation process in Ghana, state-society relations in Sub-Sahara Africa, Critical political economy

PhD Title: Ghana: From fragility to resilience? Understanding the formation of a new political settlement from a Critical Political Economy perspective (working title)

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Moritz Schuberth

Division: Peace Studies

Email: moritz.schuberth@gmail.com

Nationality: German

Research interests: Non-state armed groups, Youth gangs and urban violence, Vigilantism and self-defence militias, State fragility and non-state governed areas, Post-conflict stabilization, Armed violence reduction and prevention, Disarmament, demobilization and reintegration

Regional expertise: African Great Lakes Region (particularly DR Congo and Kenya), Latin America and the Caribbean (particularly Haiti)

PhD Title: Dealing with community-based armed groups in fragile states, The case of UN stabilization missions in Haiti and DR Congo

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Nafeesa Sireer

Division: Psychology

Email: nsireer@student.bradford.ac.uk

Nationality: Pakistani

Research interests: Cognitive & Social development

PhD Title: Theory of Mind, Executive Functioning and Social Competence in Cultural Context

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William Suarez II Gomez

Division: Peace Studies & International Development

Email: wsuarezi@student.bradford.ac.uk

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Research interests: Agriculture, Food Supply Chain, Cabotage Laws and Human Rights for the Adequate Food

PhD title: The effects of the US Cabotage Act in the agribusiness supply chain in Puerto Rico and the impacts of the social right to adequate food of the population.

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Yagmur Savran

Division: Peace Studies

Email: y.savran@bradford.ac.uk

Nationality: Swedish

Research Interests: Kurdish Question and Kurdish political movement in Turkey, Rojava-Northern Syria, ethnic conflict, conflict resolution, international relations, Middle East politics, state-society relations, communalism and democratic confederalism.

PhD Title: Exploring prospects and obstacles for a political solution to the Kurdish-Turkish conflict, 2007-2017

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Lucy Scott

Division: Peace Studies

Email: l.scott3@bradford.ac.uk

Nationality: British

Research interests: The Responsibility to Protect (R2P), military intervention, British Foreign Policy, West Africa, Sierra Leone

PhD Title: Evaluating the ‘success’ of British military intervention in Sierra Leone 15 years on: Domestic outcomes and their implications on interventional globally.

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Ilham Shahbari

Division: Peace Studies and International Development

Email: i.shahbari@bradford.ac.uk

Nationality: Israeli

Languages: Bilingual in Arabic and Hebrew; Excellent level of English.

Research interests: Minority Rights, the Palestinian- Arab minority in Israel, Citizenship and Identity, State- minority relations, Non-state actors, Non-violent struggle, International relations, Middle East politics, the Israeli- Palestinian Conflict

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Alessandro Totoro

Division: Peace Studies

Email: a.totoro@student.bradford.ac.uk

Nationality: Italian

Research interests: Humanitarian aid; Conflict Resolution

PhD Title: The relevance of conflict sensitive approaches at the onset of complex humanitarian emergencies

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ADEGBAYI, ADENIKE Pregnancy, postnatal and early motherhood experiences of West African women across three generations

Sally Johnson

Barbara Stewart-Knox

ARAJ, VICTORIA The impact of neoliberal economic reforms on the occupied Palestinian territories post-second intifada Graeme Chesters

Afshin Shahi