2017 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.