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...
Maria Camila Garcia Duran

Maria Camila Garcia Duran

Thesis Title: The impact of peacebuilding public programmes on mental health of victims of the conflict: the case of Colombia Abstract: War and conflict have been identified as one of the key drivers of mental disorders in low-and-middle-income countries. Despite...
Georgie Nightingall

Georgie Nightingall

Thesis Title: Improving organisational outcomes through weak ties: an investigation using behaviour settings Abstract: This research aims to enhance weak tie human connectivity outcomes through the application of behavior settings theory. Human connection is a vital...

Matilda Nottage

Thesis Title: Examining population-level policy strategies to reduce smoking-related harms among people using tobacco and cannabis, with emphasis on mental health Abstract: My project focuses on public health interventions to address the harms caused by smoking...
Katrina Kiss

Katrina Kiss

Thesis Title: Understanding child marriage amongst girls with disabilities in Zimbabwe: Implications for an intersectional and gender transformative approach to child marriage programming and policy Abstract: Child marriage, defined as any informal or formal marriage...