PhD alumni profiles

With one of Europe's largest PhD programmes in business and management, LUMS provides a really supportive environment for research. Find out what our doctoral graduates think of the research culture at LUMS.




Ayesha Ali

PhD Economics, 2016

Following completion of her PhD, Ayesha accepted a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Tennessee.

Shane Murphy

PhD Economics, 2016

Shane is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Tennessee.

Dr Ian Hesketh

PhD Management, 2016

Having worked in the Police force since the age of 20, Ian studied MBA Business Administration (Executive) before starting his PhD Management programme in 2011.

Xi Fu

PhD Accounting & Finance, 2016

After graduating from Lancaster, Xi joined the University of Liverpool as a Lecturer in Finance.

Peng Wang

PhD Economics, 2015

Peng served as an Associate Lecturer at Lancaster University and has recently joined ING Wholesale Banking as a Risk Analyst.

Anindita Banerjee

PhD Organisation, Work & Technology, 2015

After completing her PhD, Anindita joined the University of York as a teaching fellow.

Shehla Arifeen

PhD in Management Learning & Leadership, 2015

After juggling family life and an academic career, Shehla joined LUMS for a PhD on the career experiences of British Pakistani women in professional roles in the UK.

Alex Kevill

PhD in Management Learning & Leadership, 2015

After three degrees at Lancaster, Alex has taken up a lectureship at the University of Huddersfield.

Sofia Izquierdo-Sanchez

PhD Economics, 2015

After graduation, Sofia went on to become a lecturer in the School of Economics at the University of East Anglia.

Anwen Zhang

PhD Economics, 2015

After graduation, Anwen began to work as a Research Associate at Cambridge University.

Muddassir Ahmed

PhD Management Science, 2015

Muddassir continues to work at Eaton, but was promoted to Divisional Supply Chain Manager after completing his PhD.

Fahian Huq

PhD Management Science, 2015

Fahian's PhD research focused on socially sustainable practices in the apparel supply chain. He is now Assistant Professor in Operations Management at Manchester Business School.