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Natural and Built environment

Name Title Awarded
Ezekiel Awe, PhD A framework for training and development of construction craft skills in Nigeria June 2012
Catherine Wynn, PhD Speed and Efficiency: An Evaluation of Development Control Processes in English Local Planning Authorities December 2012
Robert Ashby, PhD Causes and Implications of Socio-economic Differentiation in Residential Energy Efficiency Retrofitting March 2013
Khaled Allafi, PhD The Inpact of Changing Agricultural Policies Approach on Libyan Agrivultural Performance January 2014
Yousef Abdalrahman, PhD Assessing Land Degredation and Land Use in the Libyan Aljabal Alakhdar Region January 2014
Anthony Higham, PhD Conceptual Framework for the Sustainable Benefit Evaluation of UK Social Housing Projects July 2014
Maren Daniel, PhD Access to Housing in Jos, Nigeria: Implementation and the New Bureaucrats April 2014
Farag Abushnaf, PhD  A Land Evaluation model for irrigated crops in Libya using Multi-Criteria Analysis May 2014
Mohamed Abdalsalam, PhD Exploring Eco-Cultural Tourism in Libya's Green Mountain June 2014
Keith McCoy, PhD Political Communication Strategies: transport policy making and implementation in Manchester July 2014
Shaban Mnsur, PhD An evaluation of land degradation and desertification in the Jeffara Plain, Libya January 2015
Athina Zisi, PhD Criteria for success in developing sustainable neighbourhoods April 2015
Huwaida Tahir, PhD A Project Control Framework April 2015
Mohammed Alzhobi, PhD A framework for evaluating material management performance in Jordanian concrete building projects July 2015
Kun Yun Liu, PhD Build-operate-transfer' sports venue development.  A case study of Kaohsiung Arena July 2015
Khalifa Elawej, PhD A framework for the evaluation of air pollution caused by motor vehicles September 2015
Fatma Saeed, PhD The Libyan Fisheries Sector October 2015
Intesar Ibrahim, MPhil Comparison of Organisational Management in English and Libyan National Parks February 2016
Barry Wright, PhD A Critical Assessment of Botanical Indicators as Historic Markers in Wooded Landscapes August 2016
Sadeg Kamouka, PhD Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Application for Oil and Gas Projects in Libya December 2016


Martin Spurin, EdD How Commencement of Part-Time Study Impacts on the Lifeworld  of Mature Students July 2012
Nicolas Chown, PhD A Treatise on Language Methods and Language Games in Autism October 2012
John Perry, EdD The Auditioning Academic, from Industry to Academic Professional: Stories of the Journey November 2012
Ruth Barley, PhD An Anthropological Exploration of Identity and Social Interaction in a Multi-Ethnic Classroom February 2013
Herman Schimmel, PhD Knowledge Sharing, Change and Implementation of ICT in Education in a University May 2013
Heloise Maconochie, PhD Young Children's Participation in a Sure Start Children's Centre July 2013
Andrew Bissett,, EdD The Business of English Universities: Business Models and Curriculum July 2013
Geoff Bright, PhD An Intergenerational Ethnography of School Disaffection in a Post-industrial Coal-mining Area September 2013
Alison Tyldesley, EdD . A sociocultural approach to higher education students experiences with academic literacies November 2013
Fatma Tarhuni, PhD Strategies based instruction and Libyan adult EFL learners: an action research study November 2013
Sandra Ellis, EdD Perspectives of the autistic voice: an ethnography examining informal education learning experiences January 2014
Jonathan Waterfield, EdD An exploration of the relationship between undergraduate pharmacy knowledge and professional practice April 2014
Dora Orfanidou, PhD Developing and evaluating a research-informed instruction about energy in Cyprus high schools June 2014
Nigel Woodward, PhD Thai second language writing: the development of language knowledge and cross-cultural influence June 2014
Uzoamaka Metu, PhD Challenges and opportunities for inclusion of EU migrant pupils in English schools August 2014
Amelia Deborah Thorley PhD Girls and A level Physics: Identity and Choices September 2014
Richard Pountney, PhD Trials and tribunals: consensus seeking within course design approval in Higher Education September 2014
Jonathan Wainwright, EdD Leading children's centres: a study of seven leaders in context October 2014
Joanne Lidster, EdD Becoming Tech-savvy: Nurse Academics' Experience of Using Technologies within Higher Education October 2014
Julia Halpin, PhD The Role of the Nurse in Preschool Autism Assessment.   November 2014.
John Dunning, EdD Professionalism: a study of English post 1992 university hospitality management academics. March 2015
Eleni Katsiada, PhD Children Under Three in Greek Day-care May 2015
Henry Moreton, EdD Headteacher inspectors: boundaries, identity and the potential for system leadership May 2015
Yuan Guo, PhD Perspectives on curriculum and pedagogy in a private kindergarten in China September 2015
John Knight, EdD Royal Engineer Geographic Technicians: Exploring their attitudes to Education and Training October 2015
Leigh Hoath, EdD A Framework for Understanding the Distinctive Characteristics of an Outdoor Setting Pedagogy October 2015
Hazel Horobin, EdD The Meeting of Cultured Worlds: Professional Identification in Indian Postgraduate Physiotherapy Students October 2015
Joan Healey, EdD Exploring the emotional landscapes of placement learning in occupational therapy education December 2015
Jacqueline Hargis, EdD Post-14 local educational partnership leaders: A study of characteristics and role perceptions January 2016
Denyse Hodgson, EdD The impact of patients' and carers' experiences of cancer on radiotherapy students January 2016
Lisa Kerr, EdD Advanced nurse practitioners'' (emergency) perceptions of their role, positionality and professional identity June 2016
Narumon Chunlahawanit, PhD Teachers' views on brain research applications to teaching the Thai language June 2016
Samantha MacMahon, EdD Becoming a professional in early childhood education and care July 2016
Lynne Truelove, EdD Early years teacher status trainees' placement experiences: a creative interpretive approach September 2016
Cormac Doran, EdD An investigation of youth working Irish youth services October 2016
Helen Childerhouse, PhD Teaching Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (SEBD) in Mainstream Classrooms February 2017
Christopher Bailey, PhD Investigating the Lived Experience of an After School Minecraft Club April 2017

Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research

Karl Baker-Green, PhD Community Regeneration: The Information society in deprived areas of South Yorkshire January 2014
Gary Birchall, MPhil Neighbourhood Contexts and Policing Strategies in Sheffield January 2014
Alessia Ruggerio, PhD Transforming Sub-National Economic Governance in England: from Competitive Regions to Competitive City-regions January 2014
Mark Stevens, PhD Property, Propriety and Affect: A study of class (dis)entitlement within neighbourhood spaces March 2015
Lyndsey McCarthy, PhD (Re)Negotiating the Self: Homeless Women's Constructions of Home, Homelessness and Identity June 2015
Ellen Bennett, PhD The Power of Ideas June 2015
Jessica Baxendale, PhD Understanding 'What Works'? June 2015
Jenny Preece, PhD Residential mobility, work and belonging in low-income communities September 2015
Dominic Aitken, PhD Trust and Participation in Urban Regeneration September 2015
Mike Foden, PhD Reclaiming Unwanted Things: Alternative Consumption Practices, Social Change and the Everyday August 2016
Pronos Ioannis, PhD Third Sector, Welfare Governance and Social Citizenship in Greece and the UK December 2016


Richard Wood, PhD "The image of human condition": Sidney's Arcadia and the Conflicts of Virtue November 2012
Hazel Frankel, PhD Critical component: 'David Fram, Yiddish Lithuanian Poet of the South African Diaspora'. Creative writing component: Illuminating Love January 2013
Sarah Gormley, PhD Constructing and Negotiating Meaning: A Sociocultural Linguistic Approach to Chick Lit June 2013
Gennie Dyson, PhD The Vampire as Eugenic Examiner, 1880-1899 July 2013
Shelley Roche-Jacques, PhD Time, Space and Action in the Dramatic Monologue Men, Women and Mice November 2013
Sarah Holland, PhD Contrasting Rural Communities: The Experience of South Yorkshire in the Mid-19th Century, December 2013
Theresa Crompton, PhD British Imperial Policy and the Air Route, 1918-1932 March 2014
Simone Turnbull, PhD The Portrayal of the Working-class and Working-class Culture August 2014
Neil Miles, PhD Negotiations between Public and Private Realms in British Writing of the 1930s September 2014
David Cross, PhD Coal Mining on a Yorkshire Estate: Landownership and Personal Capitalism 1850-1914 February 2015
Ian Webster, PhD The Public Works Loan Board 1817-76 and the Financing of Public Infrastructure February 2015
Ben Wikinson, PhD The Poetry of Don Paterson: personae, impersonality and poetry as knowledge September 2015
Andrew Jackson, PhD The Polar Sublime in Contemporary Poetry of Arctic and Antarctic Exploration October 2015
Zainab Kerkam, PhD A Comparison of Arabic and English Directness and Indirectness: Cross-cultural Politeness October 2015
Sharon McDonnell, PhD Male Poisoners in Renaissance Revenge Tragedies January 2016
Mark Manry, PhD British Development Discourse and African Agency - The Case of Busoga, Uganda, 1940-1962 April 2016
Alan Malpass, PhD British attitudes towards German prisoners of war and their treatment: 1939-48 November 2016
Craig Mann, PhD Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? Werewolf Films and Cultural Fears November 2016
Felicity Skelton, PhD The Afterlife of Survival: a thematic guide to contemporary Canadian short fiction November 2016
Christopher Corker, PhD The Business and Technology of the Sheffield Armaments Industry 1900-1930 December 2016
Elizabeth Dixon, PhD Done to Death? Re-evaluating Narrative Construction in Slasher Sequels April 2017

Law and criminology

Christopher Riley, LLM In the Pursuit of Accountability February 2013
Ya Fang Pang LLM Does patent protection of communication technology enhance the information society? August 2014
Sam Burton, MPhil Terrorism Control Orders: A Human Rights Analysis January 2015
Peter Smith, LLM The relationship between legal practise and legal eduction: histories and futures May 2015
Paula Hamilton, PhD Desisting Men: Narrative Transitions of Masculine Identities October 2015

Psychology and sociology

Hannah Fawcett, PhD An Investigation into Deceptive Alibi Witness Testimony July 2012
Kirsten Bartlett, PhD Processing SMS Shortcuts September 2012
Keeley Windle, PhD Exploring the Construction of Young People's Sexuality within Sex and Relationship Education October 2012
Ekaterina Netchitailova, PhD A Critical exploration of Facebook: The Corporation and Its Users November 2013.
Ghina Aljehani, PhD Saudi Female University Students' gendered experience and Its Impact on Future Employment December 2013
Mitra Darabi, PhD Character Strengths and Stress Management in Academic Staff: A Positive Psychology perspective May 2014
Emma Kirkby-Geddes, PhD The Well-Elderly: The Role of Character Strengths in Ageing Well September 2014
Rachel Marsden, PhD Dietary Intervention and Parental Beliefs of GFCF Diets May 2015
James Reynolds, PhD The Age Onset of Cannabis Use and Executive Function July 2015
Athar Khan, PhD A Sociological Exploration of Factors Affecting Female Entrepreneurship in Punjab, Pakistan November 2015
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