Search for a Supervisor
We warmly welcome any enquiries from appropriately qualified applicants who are keen to register for doctoral research (MPhil/PhD). We normally require you to have an MA or equivalent qualification. Direct applications are welcomed in any of the following areas.
Political Theory; Enlightenment Thought; Democracy; Public Administration;E democracy; Engaged Government
Philosophy of science and medicine.
Especially philosophy of psychiatry; the nature of disease; metaphysics and epistemology of medicine; classification in science.
I'm open to supervising research students in the following areas: religion and modern society, sociology of religion, new and nonmainstream religiosity and contemporary Christianity.
UK Politics, in the following categories:
Political ideology, particularly conservatism
Philosophy of science, philosophy of biology, philosophy of mind, psychoanalysis, Ryle, Austin, Dennett
He is interested in supervising PhD students in the following broad areas:
- European Union politics and policy
-Social and health policy
-International Political Economy
-Complexity, politics and public policy
-Scandinavian politics and policy
In the broad areas of migration, social movements, civil society, NGOs, foreign aid, trade unions.
Specific areas might include:
Working conditions and/or trade union mobilization among low paid migrant workers in the UK
Social movements in Argentina/Latin America or migration to and from Argentina/Latin America
Foreign aid and civil society and/or NGOs in Kenya, Uganda or South Africa
Julie has supervised Michael Dzeamesi 'Chronic Refugee Crises and the Implications for Inter-state and International Relations: The Case of the Liberian Refugee Situation in Ghana' (2007).
Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Japan; Buddhist issues in the contemporary world; Buddhist nuns and female monasticism; Buddhism and the political process; spiritual well-being and the application of mindfulness in Asian societies; anthropology of Buddhism
Potential Doctoral Proposals
I have supervised over thirty research students on a wide variety of subjects, including sociology of religion, religion, place and space, modern Hindu movements, religion and public life, gender and religion, religion and violence, and religious identities. At present I supervise students working on non/religious discourse, internal migration and religion in Turkey, the roles of family and gender in terrorism, utopian movements, and liturgical change.
I welcome applications from potential doctoral candidates researching religious and secular relationships; religion, diasporas and migration; Hindu and Sikh diaspora communities; media and religion; ideologies and security threats; and from those wishing to apply spatial approaches to studying religion.
European social theory
Bioethics (especially in the field of genetics)
Public understanding of science
Religion and education
Philosophical aspects of consent and informed consent
Decision making in a medical context
Consent as a communicative act.
The ethics of spin, PR and media.
The ethics of secrecy and concealment.
The nature and ethical significance of genetic information.
Information privacy and epistemic virtue.
The vice of curiosity.
Applied ethics and social epistemology.
I am interested in doctoral proposals in the following broad areas:
Twentieth century US foreign policy/diplomacy
Twentieth century inter-American relations
I welcome promising committed research students with original and innovative ideas in any of these broad areas:
- Radical Nationalism
- Religious Extremism
- Political Violence
- Conflict Management in Divided Societies
Current PhD Supervision:
Rahaf Aldoughli: 'Gender and Nationalism in Lebanon.'
Vincent Hejirika: 'Political Economy of Conflict in the Niger Delta.'
Nawar Kassomeh: 'Shi'a and Sectarian Identity formation in Pakistan.'
Dala Mohammad: 'Nigerian Peace Keeping and Foreign Policy.'
Mona Abdel Rahman: 'Media and Conflict in Egypt.'
David Suntha: 'Rescuing Failed States.'
Completed Doctoral Project:
Jonathan Ajere : 'Regional Actors as Peacemakers: Exploring the role of Nigeria in intra-state conflicts in Africa'.
Azrul Anaz : 'Politics of Multiculturalism and Nation Building in Malaysia'.
Yinka Olomojobi : 'Muslims, Minorities, and Conflict '.
Beth Rempe: 'Elite Intervention & Northern Ireland Peace Process'.
Qur'anic commentary (Tafsir)
Modern Interpretation of the Qur'an
Islamic Ritual Jurisprudence
Muslims in Britain
Gender and Islam
- Chinese politics, philosophy and international relations
- East Asian international relations
- Cultural governance
- Continental philosophy and poststructuralist thought
- Concepts of time, space and multiplicity in international relations
- The politics of mega events
- Censorship and resistance, particularly online
- Language and authority
I would be happy to supervise doctoral research in the following areas:
- Contemporary esotericism.
- Modern cultures of the paranormal.
- Popular music
Indian Philosophy - classical and modern, especially in: metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, consciousness studies
Comparative Philosophy, especially Indian and Western: metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, consciousness studies,and political thought
Comparative Hindu and Christian theology
Religion and politics: South Asia, and comparative studies
Multiculturalism and British society
German Idealism and Romanticism
nineteenth-century German philosophy
twentieth-century Continental philosophy
Cultural Political Economy, International Political Economy, Regulation Approach, East Asian political economy, BRIC, Cross-border Regions, Pearl River Delta, Corporate Social Responsibility, Cultural Political Economy of Competitiveness, Wal-Martization, and Globalization and Transnational Politics
Organ Donation - ethics and regulation of
I have research interests across normative ethics, political theory and applied ethics, and would be especially interested to hear from potential doctoral students considering research on Kant's practical philosophy, Hannah Arendt, and the philosophy of responsibility.