Jesse Grainger

Jesse Grainger

Thesis Title: Pride and Prejudice? The Emergence of a Homosexuality-Inclusive Nativism across the European Union Abstract: The Populist Radical Right (PRR) is often associated with political positions discriminative against minority groups – most often targeting...
Leah Hillari

Leah Hillari

Thesis Title: Life-course Pathways in Healthy Ageing and Well-being Abstract: Early life socioeconomic and psycho-social adversities (e.g. poverty, low education, mental distress) have been linked to premature ageing and increased disease risk in later life. Despite...
Anna Goodden

Anna Goodden

Thesis Title: Rethinking flood resilience: from policy to practice. The case of flood risk management in England. Abstract: This project works with the Environment Agency to consider how to best maximise the impact of their resources to operationalise flood resilience...
Susan Nungo

Susan Nungo

Thesis Title: Evaluating the efficiency of health financing for Universal Health Coverage in LMICs. Case study of Kenya. Abstract: Universal Health Coverage (UHC) has in the recent past gained popularity at national and multinational level development discussions,...
Kieran Byrne

Kieran Byrne

Thesis Title: Essays in Taxation and Development Abstract: Taxation funds essential public services. As countries develop, tax collection, as a proportion of gross domestic product, tends to increase. Concurrently, the tax system is often reformed, as governments seek...
Lorenzo Germinetti

Lorenzo Germinetti

Thesis Title: Essays in Applied Microeconomics Abstract: I am developing a research agenda that focuses on understanding and reducing inequality of opportunity. My research interests lie primarily at the intersection of education, labour and public economics, with a...

Isabelle de Roche

Thesis Title: Leading towards well-being of others and oneself in the digitalised workplace Abstract: Preserving and promoting employee well-being has become a prioritised agenda for organisations over recent years. Post-pandemic, organisations are settling into a...
Krzysztof Kruk

Krzysztof Kruk

Thesis Title: The Politics of Succession in Post-Soviet Personalised Autocracies Abstract: Leadership succession poses one of the most ubiquitous problems in politics. Its disruptive potential is particularly acute in highly personalised autocracies, where formal...
Cheyenne Contreras

Cheyenne Contreras

Thesis Title: Early-life predictors of primary school learning outcomes in children with complex special educational needs: A prospective longitudinal study of tuberous sclerosis complex Abstract: Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a lifelong rare neurogenetic...
Peiwen XIONG

Peiwen XIONG

Thesis Title: Can Chinese Firms Break Free from the US Hi-Tech Blockade? Investigating the New Era of Techno-Nationalist Globalization Abstract: We seem to be at the dawn of a new era of what some call techno-nationalist globalization, in which the national ownership...
Tobechukwu Nneli

Tobechukwu Nneli

Thesis Title: Diaspora Social Media Use and State Legitimacy in Nigeria Abstract: With an estimated population of over 215 million, Nigeria has one of the most established diaspora communities globally. These Nigerians (estimated to be about 15 million) often send...
Yixin Xu

Yixin Xu

Thesis Title: Political participation, representation, and women’s access to land in rural China Abstract: In China, rural women as a social group are disproportionately disadvantaged economically, especially in access to land. In rural China, land is collectively...