Current Doctoral Research Students
Supervisors: Dr Dan Sage and Dr Dainty (Civil and Building Engineering)
Dissertation Topic: 'Making the zero carbon standard home: Understanding Project-Firl innovation in UK house building'
Supervisors: Dr Nicola Bateman (external: Leicester) and Dr Ray Randall
Dissertation Topic: 'Analysing the links between operational effectiveness for the Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) and firefighters’ fitness and wellbeing'
Supervisors: Dr Dainty (Civil and Building Engineering), Thompson and Dr Sarah Barnard
Dissertation Topic: 'The relationship between organisational justice and equality and diversity policies in large main contractor organisations in the UK'
Supervisors: Dr Fletcher (SSEHS) and Dr Ray Randall
Dissertation Topic: 'Evaluating the impact of an emotion regulation intervention in elite Youth Development Football'
Supervisors: Prof Donald Hislop and Dr Gillian Ragsdell
Dissertation Topic: 'Enhancing knowledge capability in virtual communities: Redefining the collaboration practices of English Institute of Sport (EIS) practitioners'
Supervisors: Dr Ray Randall and Prof Christine Coupland
Dissertation Topic: 'Service manager role identities, perception of power and the impact on improvements through patient and public involvement'
Supervisors: Prof Donald Hislop and Prof Laurie Cohen (external: Nottingham)
Dissertation Topic: 'A post-structuralist analysis of creativity, power and trust in the inter-organisational collaborations between entrepreneurial SMEs and large bureaucratic organisations in the video game industry'
Recent PhD Graduates
Sandeep Mysore (2016)
Supervisors: Prof Donald Hislop and Prof M.N. Ravishankar
Title of Dissertation: 'Innovations in outsourcing: The emergence of impact sourcing'
Maggi Evans (2017)
Supervisors: Dr Andrew Rothwell and Prof John Arnold
Dissertation Topic: 'Organizational talent, individual career, exploring the nature and role of formal and informal career conversations in the workplace'
Abrar Alenzi (2017)
Supervisors: Dr Andrew Rothwell and Dr Louise Cooke
Dissertation Topic: 'The influence of personal connections on human resource management, knowledge sharing and innovation in Kuwait: The mediating role affective commitment'
Supervisors: Dr Dan Sage and Prof Karen O'Rielly (Social Sciences)
Dissertation Topic: 'This is not working: An ethnographic exploration of the symbolically violent nature of everyday unemployment and job searching practices'
Doctoral students join a lively and supportive community of research students, becoming an integral part of the School’s research culture. We welcome approaches from suitably qualified graduates, particularly those with a relevant Masters degree and sufficient funding, who may wish to undertake research projects in the specialist areas of the group, leading to a PhD. As a research student, you will be encouraged to attend conferences to present your work and develop joint publications with your supervisors.
The Centre has great supervisory experience and is keen to supervise high quality research students in members’ specialist research fields. Recognition of the quality of supervision offered by Centre members has resulted in funding for doctoral students from Research Councils. For students interested in further information on potential PhD projects and supervisors, please look carefully through our webpages.