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.

Baughan

Patrick Baughan

Patrick Baughan was a member of Cohort 17, of the Doctoral Programme in Educational Research and has was supervised by Professor Malcolm Tight.

The title of his thesis: “The Sociological Imagination”: Researching sustainability, using Phenomenography.

Catherine Hasted

Catherine Hasted

Catherine Hasted was a member of Cohort 20, of the Doctoral Programme in Educational Research, and she was supervised by Dr Brett Bligh.

The title of her thesis is: Humanities doctoral education for a relational future: a Change Laboratory research intervention.

Mike Johnson

Mike Johnson

Mike Johnson was a member of Cohort 7, of the Doctoral Programme in E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning, and he was supervised by Dr Kirsty Finn.  

The title of his thesis is: A phenomenological study of healthcare students’ experiences of using and learning to use mobile phones for academic work.

Collette Gavan

Collette Gavan

Collette Gavan was a member of Cohort 16, of the Doctoral Programme in Educational Research, and she was supervised by Dr Sue Cranmer and Professor Murray Saunders.

The title of her thesis is: Using robotics to explore computer programming: Investigating undergraduate student experiences and attainment.

Julie Voce

Julie Voce

Julie Voce was a member of Cohort 5, of the Doctoral Programme in E-Research and Technology  Enhanced Learning, and she was supervised by Professor Paul Trowler. 

The title of her thesis is: Examining the Effect of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Support Modules and Organisational Culture on the Adoption of TEL in UK Higher Education.

Tunde Varga Atkins

Tunde Varga Atkins

Tunde Varga Atkins was a member of Cohort 8, of the Doctoral Programme in E-Research and Technology  Enhanced Learning, and she was supervised by Professor Don Passey. 

The title of her thesis is: Designing curricula to develop digitally capable professionals in engineering and management – the case in two UK universities.

Sadanand Varma

Sadanand Varma

Sadanand was a member of Cohort 19 of the Doctoral Programme in Educational Research and he was supervised by Dr Kirsty Finn.

The title of his thesis is: What Students’ Conceptions of Teaching and Learning Tell us about Measurement Tools in Higher Education:  A Case Study of Part-Time MBA Students in Singapore.

Catherine Cheng Ean Lee

Catherine Cheng Ean Lee

Catherine was a Traditional Route PhD student and she was supervised by Professor Don Passey.

The title of her thesis is: Assessing the Uses and Impacts of Facebook for Teaching and Learning in Classroom Education Contexts in Malaysian Universities. 

Jen Gibbons

Jen Gibbons

Jen was a member of Cohort 20 of the Doctoral Programme in Educational Research and she was supervised by Dr Natasa Lackovic.

The title of her thesis is: A Bernsteinian analysis of the interplay between legal knowledge and the legal professional in university law schools in Yorkshire and Alberta: Rule of Law or Rule of Lawyers?

Philip Moffitt

Philip Moffitt

Phil was a member of Cohort 8, of the Doctoral Programme in E-Research and Technology  Enhanced Learning, and he was supervised by Brett Bligh. 

The title of his thesis is: Transformative Agency for the Collaborative and Future-Oriented Redesign of Activity in Military Higher Education; Empowering Participants to Change their Boundary-Crossing Technology Enhanced Learning.

Vjeko Hlede

Vjeko Hlede

Vjeko was a member of Cohort 6, of the Doctoral Programme in E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning, and he was supervised by Dr Jan McArthur. 

The title of his thesis is: Quality Improvement Education and Interprofessional Learning of the Perioperative Team [From Theory to Reality].

Amy Robertson

Claire Hawkins

Claire 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: Young people's perceptions and management of cyberbullying in secondary schools: An exploratory study using a socio-ecological lens.

Amy Robertson

Amy Robertson

Amy was a member of Cohort 2 of the Doctoral Programme in Higher Education: Research, Evaluation and Enhancement and she was supervised by Dr Kirsty Finn.
 
The title of her thesis is: Storytelling for teaching in Diagnostic Radiography

Andy Brown

Andy Brown

Andy was a member of Cohort 2 of the Doctoral Programme in Education and Social Justice and he was supervised by Dr Jo Warin.

The title of his thesis is: Identity, Influence and Interconnections: ethos and the N. Ireland controlled education sector.

Joseph Collins

Joseph Collins

Joseph was a member of Cohort 2 of the Doctoral Programme in Higher Education: Research, Evaluation and Enhancement and he was supervised by Dr Kirsty Finn.
 
The title of his thesis is:  Lifelong Learning as a Transformative Endeavour: How do part-time mature learners make sense of barriers and opportunities in Higher Education?