Recent PhD vivas

Come and meet some of the people who have had recent PhD vivas in our Department.  Their theses will soon be available electronically and can be accessed via Lancaster University Library.

Dawne Bell

Dawne Bell

Dawne was a member of Cohort 16 of the Doctoral Programme in Educational Research and she was supervised by Professor Paul Ashwin.

The title of her thesis is: The Formation of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Teacher Identities: Pre-service teacher’s perceptions.

Jenny Hatley

Jenny Hatley

Jenny was a member of Cohort 1 of the Doctoral Programme in Education and Social Justice and she was supervised by Professor Carolyn Jackson.

The title of her thesis is: The values of global citizenship education and implications for social justice.

Maryam Herin

Maryam Herin

Maryam was a member of Cohort 18 of the Doctoral Programme in Educational Research and she was supervised by Professor Malcolm Tight.

The title of her thesis is: A Degree of Difference.

Tony Murphy

Tony Murphy

Tony was a member of Cohort 6 of the Doctoral Programme in E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning and he was supervised by Dr Natasa Lackoovic. 

The title of his thesis is: Exploring the challenges of managing blended learning courses in selected Irish higher education institutes: An activity theory study.

Mike Toyn

Mike Toyn

Mike was a member of Cohort 7 of the Doctoral Programme in E-Research and Technology  Enhanced Learning and he was supervised by Dr Julie-Ann Sime.

The title of his thesis is: How do technologies support School Direct students’ learning on a PGCE with Qualified Teacher Status within a Networked Learning model?

Denisse Lopez Benavides

Denisse Lopez Benavides

Denisse was a member of Cohort 7 of the Doctoral Programme in E-Research and Technology  Enhanced Learning, and she was supervised Dr Kyungmee Lee and Professor Don Passey. 

The title of her thesis is: “The nature of peer-feedback in a MOOC:  A Case Study”.

Sue Murrin Bailey

Sue Murrin Bailey

Sue was a member of Cohort 2 of the Doctoral Programme in E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning and she was supervised by Professor Paul Ashwin.

The title of her thesis is: Does the use of Assistive Technology (AT) increase performance and motivation for students with dyslexia during periods of assessment within their studies?

Beverly Leeds

Beverly Leeds

Beverly was a member of Cohort 2 of the Doctoral Programme in E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning and she was supervised by Professor Paul Ashwin.

The title of her thesis is: Temporal Experiences and Perceptions of Part-Time Online Distance Learning Students.

Charlotte Barrow

Charlotte Barrow

Charlotte was a Traditional Route PhD student and she was supervised by Professor Paul Ashwin. 

The title of her thesis is: Perceptions of learner identity amongst top-up students progressing from a Foundation Degree to Honours.

Jill Anderson

Jill Anderson

Jill was a member of the Doctoral Programme in Educational Research and she was supervised by Dr Jan McArthur. 

The title of her thesis is - Making involvement work: Developers of service user and carer involvement in higher education

Katy Jones

Katy Jones

Katy was a Traditional Route PhD student and she was supervised by Professor Carolyn Jackson.

The title of her thesis is: Literacy and numeracy support for homeless adults: an exploration of third sector employment and skills provision.

 

Monika Reece

Monika Reece

Monika was a member of Cohort 17 of the Doctoral Programme in Educational Research and she was supervised by Professor Carolyn Jackson.

The title of her thesis is: The Constitution, Positioning and Normalisation of 'The EAL Learner'. A Foucauldian-Phenomenographic Study.

 

Fiona Christie

Fiona Christie

Fiona was a member of Cohort 18 of the Doctoral Programme in Educational Research and she was supervised by the late Dr Steve Dempster, Dr Nicola Ingram and Professor Murray Saunders.

The title of her thesis is:Constructing Early Graduate Careers: Navigating Uncertainty in Transition.

 

Jo Josephidou

Jo Josephidou

Jo was a member of Cohort 18 of the Doctoral Programme in Educational Research and she was supervised by Dr Jo Warin.

The title of her thesis is: Perceptions of ECEC (Early Childhood Education and Care) practitioners on how their gender influences their approaches to play.

Sal Jarvis

Sal Jarvis

Sal was a member of Cohort 18 of the Doctoral Programme in Educational Research and she was supervised by Professor Malcolm Tight.

The title of her thesis is: The Practice of Authority in Academic Leadership/Management.

Irene Foster

Irene Foster

Irene was a member of Cohort 17 of the Doctoral Programme in Educational Research and she was supervised by Professor Malcolm Tight.

The title of her thesis is: Metacognition and Dyslexia: towards an increased understanding of the cognitive knowledge and self-regulation practices of students with dyslexia in higher education.

 

Nicky Morrell-Scott

Nicky Morrell-Scott

Nicky was a member of Cohort 18 of the Doctoral Programme in Educational Research and she was supervised by Dr Jan McArthur.

The title of her thesis is: A phenomenological insight into the motivations, approaches, and knowledge of final year pre-registration nursing students.

Doreen Ang

Doreen Ang

Doreen was a member of Cohort 7 of the Doctoral Programme in E-Research and Technology  Enhanced Learning and she was supervised by Dr. Kyungmee Lee.

The title of her thesis is:“The implementation of blended learning in International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) English A curriculum in Singapore: An exploratory design-­‐based
research”.

Dearbhla Casey

Dearbhla Casey

Dearbhla was a member of Cohort 4 of the Doctoral Programme in E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning and she was supervised by Dr. Julie-Ann Sime.

The title of her thesis is: Transnational students’ accounts of processes of networked learning: A phenomenographic study.

Lyz Howard

Lyz Howard

Lyz was a member of Cohort 7 of the Doctoral Programme in E-Research and Technology  Enhanced Learning and she was supervised by Dr. Sue Cranmer.

The title of her thesis is:“An exploration of the potential for analytic autonetnography as an emerging eResearch methodology, to examine my networked learning teaching praxis”

Ayman Shargawi

Ayman Shargawi

Ayman was a member of Cohort 6 of the Doctoral Programme in E-Research and Technology  Enhanced Learning and he was supervised by Dr. Julie-Ann Sime. 

The title of his thesis is: “Understanding the Human Behavioural Factors behind Online Learners’ Susceptibility to Phishing Attacks”.

Dawn Storti

Dawn Storti

Dawn was a member of Cohort 1 of the Doctoral Programme in Education and Social Justice and she was supervised by Professor Carolyn Jackson.

The title of her thesis is: Promoting motivational needs to improve academic engagement in the primary classroom: using homework completion rates to measure the efficacy of classroom behaviour management strategies.

Peter Alston

Peter Alston

Peter was a member of Cohort 3 of the Doctoral Programme in E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning and he was supervised by Professor Paul Trowler.

The title of his thesis is: Influential factors in the design and implementation of electronic assessment at a research-led university.

Maria Hadjielia-Drotarova

Maria Hadjielia-Drotarova

Maria was a Traditional Route PhD student and she was supervised by Professor Paul Ashwin.

The title of her thesis is: A Multidimensional Perspective of Doctoral Study Experience: Constructing Diverse Routes Across parallel Realities.

Sandra Wearden

Sandra Wearden

Sandra was a member of Cohort 16 of the Doctoral Programme in Educational Research and she was supervised by Professor Murray Saunders and Professor Mary Hamilton.

The title of her thesis is: The Perpetuation of Degree Ceremonies.

Vicky Gorton

Vicky Gorton

Vicky was a Traditional Route PhD student and she was supervised by Professor Paul Ashwin and Dr Andrew Folkard.

The title of her thesis is: Getting to Know QM(s): Exploring the Actor-Networks of Quantitative Methods across Higher Education Social Science Subjects.

Caroline Tutton-Wood

Caroline Tutton-Wood

Caroline was a Traditional Route PhD student and she was supervised by Professor Paul Ashwin.

The title of her thesis is: Engaging ‘Non-Traditional’ Students for Retention and Success in Higher Education.

Armineh Shahoumian

Armineh Shahoumian

Armineh was a Traditional Route PhD student and she was supervised by Professor Murray Saunders.

The title of her thesis is: Blended Simulation Based Education in healthcare: An exploration of complex learning practices.

Roland Chaplain

Roland Chaplain

Roland submitted his thesis as 'PhD by Publication' and he was supervised by Professor Carolyn Jackson.

The title of his thesis is: Schools Under Pressure: Stress, coping and well-being among teachers, pupils and headteachers.

Jonathan Vincent

Jonathan Vincent

Jonathan was a member of Cohort 1 of the Doctoral Programme in Education and Social Justice and he was supervised by Dr. Jan McArthur.

The title of his thesis is: Being and becoming: Transition from higher education for emerging adults on the autism spectrum.

David Peet

David Peet

David was a member of Cohort 1 of the PhD in Higher Education: Research, Evaluation and Enhancement and he was supervised by Professor Paul Trowler.

The title of his thesis is: Change in a university department through the practice lens: an enthographic study of factors inhibiting and scaffolding success.

Paul Sherman

Paul Sherman

Paul was a member of Cohort 1 of the Doctoral Programme in Education and Social Justice and he was supervised by Professor Carolyn Jackson.

The title of his thesis is: The Emergent Global Citizen: Cultivating Global Citizenship Identity and Engagement within Soka Education.

Seema Pillai

Nafeth Al Hashlamoun

Nafeth Al Hashlamoun was a member of Cohort 6 of the Doctoral Programme in E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning and he was supervised by Dr Natasa lackovic.

The title of his thesis is: Exploring the Factors Affecting the Adoption of E-Assessments among the CIS Programmes in a Higher Education Institution in the Middle East (HEIME).

Carla Briffett Aktas

Carla Briffett Aktas

Carla was a member of Cohort 1 of the Doctoral Programme in Education and Social Justice and she was supervised by Dr. Jo Warin.

The title of her thesis is: Being and becoming: Listening to Young Learners: Applying the Montessori Method to English as an Additional Language (EAL) Education.

Seema Pillai

Seema Pillai

Seema was a member of Cohort 6 of the Doctoral Programme in E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning and she was supervised by Dr. Sue Cranmer.

The title of her thesis is: An investigation of implementation, adoption and use of technology for enhancing students’ Core Life Skills in a vocational institute: A Case Study informed by Actor-Network Theory.

Rachel Fitzgerald

Rachel Fitzgerald

Rachel was a member of Cohort 3 of the Doctoral Programme in E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning and she was supervised by Professor Malcolm Tight.

The title of her thesis is: Embracing a Digital Pedagogy: The Academic Perspective an empirical case study.