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.

Bernard Lisewski

Bernard Lisewski

Bernard is a member of the Doctoral Programme in Educational Research and has been supervised by Professor Paul Trowler.

The title of his thesis is: An examination of how tutor-practitioners conceptualise and enact practice-based knowing in a small Higher Education Fashion School: a social practice theory approach.

 

Christine Lewis

Christine Lewis

Christine was a Traditional Route PhD student and she was supervised by Dr Jo Warin.

The title of her thesis is: An auto-ethnographic account of interactional practices in adoptive family relationships.

Deborah Seward

Deborah Seward

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

The subject of her thesis is: Student Teacher identity Development: transformation, consolidation or rejection.

Shin Pyng Wong

Shin Pyng Wong

Shin Pyng was a member of Cohort 19 of the Doctoral Programme in Educational Research and she was supervised by Dr Kirsty Finn.

The title of her thesis is: Correspondence or Discrepancy? A multi-method examination of internationalisation agendas in Malaysian private higher education

Melissa James

Melissa James

Melissa was a member of Cohort 2 of the Doctoral Programme in Higher Education: Research, Evaluation and Enhancement and she was supervised by Dr Gemma Derrick.
 
The title of her thesis is: Understanding International Student Recruitment as Export Marketing Behaviour in Higher Education Institutions.

Becky Lees

Becky Lees

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

The title of her thesis is: Social Media Governance in UK Higher Education Institutions: a review of content and issues for implementation.

Simon Snowden

Simon Snowden

Simon was a member of Cohort 19 of the Doctoral Programme in Educational Research and he was supervised by Professor Malcolm Tight.

The title of his thesis is: Examining the mechanisms for variations in student outcomes from Work Placements: Glimpsing Expansive Learning in a Placement Student Change Laboratory.

Andrea Zschaler

Andrea Zschaler

Andrea was a Traditional Route PhD student and she was supervised by Professor Don Passey.
 
The title of her thesis is: Help! I am gifted.  The development of self-concept, (self-theory) and self-esteem amongst gifted students in English secondary schools and the influence of school culture.

Michelle Flood

Michelle Flood

Michelle was a member of the Doctoral Programme in E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning programme and she was supervised by Dr Natasa Lackovic.

The title of the thesis is: Shaping up for success: a qualitative case study on the impact of using radar graphs on workplace-based assessment practices for pharmacy interns in Ireland.

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?

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.

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.

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?

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.

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”.

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”.