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. You can also view details of some earlier vivas in our archive.

Dave Webster

Dave Webster

Dave was a member of Cohort 20 of the Doctoral Programme in Educational Research – Higher Education and he was supervised by Dr Ann-Marie Houghton.

The title of his thesis is: Art and design course leaders’s perceptions of, and approaches to the curriculum and the implications of these approaches for students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve Chubb

Steve Chubb

Steve was a member of Cohort 17, of the Doctoral Programme in Educational Research and he was supervised by Professor Pete Boyd and Professor Malcolm Tight.

The title of his thesis is: The impact of a new National Curriculum on subject leaders in primary and secondary schools.

 

 

 

 

 

Eloise Symonds

Eloise Symonds

Eloise was a Traditional Route PhD student and she was supervised by Dr Jan McArthur and Professor Paul Trowler.

The title of her thesis is: Reframing power relationships in higher education: An integrated understanding of conflicting power relationships and undergraduate subjectivities in the current university climate.

 

 

 

 

 

Ravindra Prasad

Ravindra Prasad

Ravindra was a member of Cohort 5, of the Doctoral Programme in E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning, and he was supervised by Dr Brett Bligh. 

The title of his thesis is: Is Mobile Learning Effective? Case Studies in the Corporate Training Environment.

 

 

 

 

 

Zoe Hurley

Zoe Hurley

Zoe was a member of Cohort 9, of the Doctoral Programme in E-Research and Technology  Enhanced Learning, and she was supervised by Dr Natasha Lackovic. 

The title of her thesis is: Social Media and Gulf-Arab Women’s Empowerment: Lessons in Dynamics and Distractions.

 

 

 

 

David Golding

David Golding

David was a member of Cohort 3 of the Doctoral Programme in Education and Social Justice and he was supervised by Dr Murat Oztok.

The title of his thesis is: Governing a Sri Lankan higher education institution across the colonial difference.

 

 

 

 

Thomas Wartenweiler

Thomas Wartenweiler

Thomas was a member of Cohort 3 of the Doctoral Programme in Education and Social Justice and he was supervised by Dr Jo Warin.

The title of his thesis is: Teachers’ Experiences of Spirituality in Swiss Secular High Schools – An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis.

 

 

 

 

Mona Abdelfattah Ahmed Younes

Mona Abdelfattah Ahmed Younes

Mona was a member of Cohort 2 of the Doctoral Programme in Education and Social Justice and she was supervised by Dr Murat Oztok.

The title of her thesis is: Blended learning and refugees’ empowerment through a capability approach lens.

 

 

 

 

 

Gemma Campion

Gemma Campion

Gemma was a member of Cohort 2 of the Doctoral Programme in Education and Social Justice and she was supervised by Dr Nicola Ingram.

The title of her thesis is:“Our Voices, Our Images, Our Story”A Narrative Inquiry Study of Children’s Lived Experience in DEIS Primary Schools in Ireland.

 

 

 

 

Rasha Al Okaily

Rasha Al Okaily

Rasha was a member of Cohort 7, 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: Moving Towards Flexible Ubiquitous Agnostic Design (FUAD) Framework from an Informed View of Lecturers’ Practices.

 

 

 

 

Sue Graham

Sue Graham

Sue was a member of Cohort 20 of the Doctoral Programme in Educational Research and she was supervised by Professor Malcolm Tight

The title of her thesis is: Higher and Degree Apprenticeships in English Higher Education: a Policy Implementation study.

 

Deborah Binns

Deborah Binns

Deborah was a member of Cohort 3 of the Doctoral Programme in Education and Social Justice and she was supervised by Dr Jo Warin.

The title of her thesis is: “Living on the island but staging the world” How can drama help children to understand how they belong in the world? A joint exploration of values and identity by primary aged children and their teacher.

 

 

 

 

Errol Luders

Errol Luders

Errol Luders was a member of Cohort 8 of the Doctoral Programme in E-Research & Technology Enhanced Learning, and he was supervised by Dr Natasa Lackovic. 

The title of his thesis is: Multimedia Artefacts and Teaching-Learning Experiences Relating to Summative Assessment Feedback (SAF) and Student Overall Satisfaction.

 

Rasha Essam

Rasha Essam

Rasha Essam was a member of Cohort 8, of the Doctoral Programme in E-Research and Technology and she was supervised by Professor Don Passey. 

The title of her thesis is: A professional development programme for supporting teachers in the design, development, and implementation of Technology Enhanced Learning activities for teaching Arabic as a foreign language.

Peter Hourdequin

Peter Hourdequin

Peter Hourdequin was a Traditional Route PhD student and he was supervised by Professor Paul Trowler.

The title of his thesis is: Multilingual Computer-mediated Communication Practice and the development of Symbolic Competence: Insider research from a Japanese University.

Maria Loizou Raouna

Maria Loizou Raouna

Maria Loizou Raouna was a member of Cohort 8 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: Exploring the Universal Design Principles of a Flipped Classroom Model for Inquiry-Based Learning in Cyprus Primary Education Context: A Multiple Case Study.

Kathryn Fox

Kathryn Fox

Kathryn Fox was a member of Cohort 20 of the Doctoral Programme in Educational Research and she was supervised by Professor Paul Ashwin.

The title of her thesis is: Teacher Educator Perceptions of Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching – A Phenomenographic Study.

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.

Patrick Baughan

Patrick Baughan

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

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

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.

Elaine Allen

Elaine Allen

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

The title of her thesis is: Supporting a School in Kathmandu, Nepal in its Drive for Excellence: A Case Study.