I had a very rewarding time at Huddersfield, always feeling part of a team, moving forward with challenging, interesting and relevant research that has helped me develop research skills and opened up many opportunities.
I am in no doubt that being able to show a recruiter that I was carrying out a PhD helped me to secure job opportunities. My PhD also helped me hugely once in these roles, as I was able to apply what I had learnt through my research, directly into the practices of my organisation, in real time. By completing my PhD whilst working my way up the career ladder, I was able to build up a professional profile which inevitably added to the pace of my progression.
My time at Huddersfield gave me many opportunities to learn the skills I needed to progress in my career, including being able to present my work at both national and international conferences.
Lecturers at the University of Huddersfield are experienced and experts in their respective research fields. My PhD supervisors provided excellent mentorship and guidance to overcome all the challenges that I came across during my studies. The University of Huddersfield has an excellent Electrical and Electronics lab that consists of measurement equipment and PCB fabrication technology that helped me to design prototypes for my research work.
At Huddersfield I especially liked the very friendly and helpful staff, the expertise and opportunities that were opened to me.
During my stay in the UK, I had the opportunity to engage with postgraduate students in a wide range of disciplines. That experience made me even more aware of the discourses surrounding religion, helping to cultivate my research orientation.
I am so excited and grateful to have the excellent supervisors, Prof Fengshou Gu and Prof Andrew Ball, during my work in the Centre for Efficiency and Performance Engineering (CEPE) at School of Computing and Engineering (SCE). I am so lucky to be the 100th doctoral candidate of my supervisors.
Claire’s PhD research was linked to a Collaborative Doctoral Award between the School of Art, Design and Architecture and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park beginning in 2016.
During her time at Huddersfield she was also given the valuable opportunity to participate in the Temporary Contemporary initiative, a collaboration between the School of Art, Design and Architecture and Kirklees Council, through the curation of an exhibition of practice-based PGR work in May 2019 titled ‘Situating Practices’ in the Market Gallery, Queensgate Market.
Since completing the PhD she has been working as a freelance researcher for clients including WOVEN festival and artist studio Invisible Flock.
Dr Booth’s PhD within the Centre for Cultural Ecologies culminated in a thesis titled ‘Does YSP make you happy? Investigating situated narratives of wellbeing at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park’. The thesis explores the environmental, temporal and biographical contingencies for wellbeing experiences at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the specific social relationships facilitated within the space of the aesthetic encounter.
James is a writer on graphic design. He has degrees in mulitmedia design and a Masters in New Media and Digital Culture. His recent projects focus on realist accounts of everyday graphic designs. He was appointed as a Lecturer in the School of Art, Design and Architecture in 2018 and teaches on the BA (Hons) Graphic Design programme.
Dr Dyer’s PhD research within the Centre for Cultural Ecologies investigated the emergence of self-tracking devices and “the quantified self”. His research argues that if we (we being the people that write about and that use self-tracking devices) think of these new technologies and our relationship with them in design terms, that we can consider change (in health, history, hardware, etc.) as a constant rather than an intermediary state in design thinking and design practice.
Clare Nadal is a curator and researcher who completed her PhD as part of a Collaborative Doctoral project with The Hepworth Wakefield on the personal library of Barbara Hepworth. Following her PhD, she worked as Assistant Curator at The Hepworth Wakefield, where she assisted on the major touring exhibition Bill Brandt/ Henry Moore and the 10th anniversary retrospective Barbara Hepworth: Life and Art (Spring 2021). She advised on the project New Music for Hepworth, a collaboration between The Hepworth Wakefield, Tate and the Royal Academy of Music, and convened the inaugural launch event of the Hepworth Research Network, an AHRC funded partnership between the University of York, The Hepworth Wakefield and the University of Huddersfield.
Dr Nadal’s research within the Centre for Cultural Ecologies examined the significance that reading held for the development of Hepworth’s art. Central to her research, she curated the first ever display of Hepworth’s library at The Hepworth Wakefield in 2017, and convened an associated public programme supported by a University of Huddersfield Postgraduate Researcher Environment Development grant. Her research has been published in Barbara Hepworth (Musée Rodin, 2019), accompanying the first solo exhibition of Hepworth’s work to be held in France.
Saeed worked at the University of Huddersfield from January 2018 as Senior Lecturer and Departmental Lead for Recruitment/Internationalisation in the School of Art, Design and Architecture. Saeed completed a £120K project funded by Network Rail and collaborating with the School of Computing and Engineering. In November 2020, Saeed took up the position of Senior Lecturer in Quantity Surveying and Course Leader for BSc Quantity Surveying in the School of Engineering and the Built Environment at Birmingham City University.
Dr Talebi focused on a perennial challenge of managing dimensional and geometric variations in construction projects during his PhD. At the Innovative Design Lab he devised a solution, called Tolerance Management System (TMS), which aims to proactively identify and prevent defects associated with tolerances at the stages preceding assembly on site. He has been collaborating with a group of researchers to fully automate this process, which is expected to be highly propitious for industry.
Rodrigo is active as an organiser and curator for improvised music, including with The Noise Upstairs, Amplifiers & Explosions, and play-talk-play. He is Deputy Head of Popular Music and Module Coordinator for Musicianship at the Royal Northern Conservatory of Music and is a contributor to the FluCoMa project of the ERC.
Rodrigo completed a multidisciplinary PhD in composition, improvisation, and music technology in 2016. Rodrigo is a leading figure in the open-source music software community, having developed several widely used apps, externals, instruments, and performance platforms, principally in the Max software environment.
During her PhD study, Cassandra's work was performed by leading international ensembles and orchestras, including the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Bozzini Quartet, EXAUDI vocal ensemble, and the Toronto and Winnipeg Symphony Orchestras, and one of her PhD portfolio compositions was awarded the Jules-Léger Prize, Canada’s highest recognition for composition. After completing the PhD, she was appointed Associate Head of Composition (Undergraduate), Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London.
Cassandra completed her PhD in music composition in 2019. Her doctoral research at the University of Huddersfield (supervisor Prof. Bryn Harrison) explored transcription and other transformation methods as compositional processes, and compositional engagements with varied notions of voice and vocality.
Seth joined the faculty at the University of Chicago as a Lecturer and Artist-in-Residence for Cello and Chamber Music in 2019, following appointments as Lecturer at Dartmouth College and the Chicago Academy of the Arts. Seth is Artist-in-Residence with the Kaufman Music Center in New York, and was previously Artist-in-Residence with Seattle Symphony and their interactive concert hall, Octave 9: Raisbeck Music Center.
Seth completed his PhD in contemporary music performance in 2016. Entitled “Almost Human” his PhD is an investigation of interdisciplinary performance through music that looks to the self to try to further understand subjective performance practices in expression, gesture and sonic output. This research presents experimental methods of examining and creating music through kinaesthetic and electronic-assisted means within instrumental, dance and interactive works.
Emma has published a chapter in an edited collection ‘Tiltyard Friendships and Bonds of Loyalty in the Reign of Edward IV, 1461–1483’ (2020) published by Palgrave Macmillan. She has been invited to deliver expert talks on her research into medieval tournaments to the Museum of London, Royal Armouries and Tudor Society. Emma has also been a guest speaker on popular podcasts Talking Tudors and Medievalists.net discussing the topic of tournaments to a general audience. She most recently appeared on Channel 5’s new documentary ‘Henry VIII: Man, Monarch, Monster’, in episode two of the series as a contributing historian.
Since completing her PhD in 2017 in History, there has been a lot of public interest in Dr Levitt’s work on Henry VIII, jousting and masculinity with articles forthcoming for 2021 in the Tudor Society’s monthly Tudor Life magazine and a major feature article in Medieval Warfare Magazine. Her most recent publication ‘Representation’ for Bloomsbury, which forms part of The Cultural Histories Series with her chapter appearing in Volume 2: A Cultural History of Sport in the Medieval Age. Emma is currently working on a chapter as part of an edited collection by Palgrave Macmillan on Henry VIII’s planned burial tomb that will be a new exciting area of research.
CN Lester is a performer and composer of classical and alternative music, working regularly with the Barbican and BBC Radio 3 and 4. They are a member of the early music ensemble Ursula’s Arrow, an arts curator, a trans feminist activist, and the author of Trans Like Me.
Bringing lived experience of being a trans performer and composer to their work on marginalised musicians, CN’s PhD explored the life and works of the 17th-century Italian composer and singer Barbara Strozzi. CN’s research was carried out through a variety of methods including performance, autoethnography, historical research, and cultural reception study. Uncovering new approaches to Strozzi’s work and encouraging the wider performance of her music, CN’s PhD engaged with their other professional work in examining and breaking down gendered narratives, histories, stereotypes, and limitations.
Trevor Rawbone is an innovative musicologist who combines his skills in theory and analysis with expertise in music cognition and cognitive science. Trevor is a music theory consultant and medical editor, and previously worked at the music software company Melodrive, designing modules for an adaptive artificially intelligent music system. A member of Huddersfield’s Centre for Music, Culture and Identity, he completed his PhD in 2017.
Trevor’s PhD research drew on ideas from music theory, music psychology, and computational musicology to investigate ‘butterfly’ schema, or specific harmonic-rhythmic progressions, in Classical music of the eighteenth and early-nineteenth century. Trevor’s analytical work was carried out using a variety of generative, statistical, and probabilistic techniques, and demonstrates that these schema are not only a product of the stylistic tendencies of Classical music, but also a product of human cognition and its tendency towards congruent relationships. His work on music analysis, cognitive science, and videogame music has appeared in a variety of academic journals and open-access publications.
Joe graduated from an undergraduate degree in July 2013 from the University of Huddersfield with a first-class BA(Hons) Sports Journalism degree. He went on to work professionally in the media industry for the Rugby Football League and the Rugby League International Federation before returning to Huddersfield to complete a Master’s by Research degree in Communications, Cultural and Media Studies. He completed a PhD in the same area in 2020, whilst also working as an Associate Lecturer in the Department of Media, Journalism and Film. Joe is a now a Teaching Fellow in Media and Communication in the School of Media, Communication and Sociology at the University of Leicester.
Joe’s PhD research focussed on how people entering their final life phases used sports fandom in the construction of their later life identities. His thesis, based on data collected from in-depth interviews with 35 sports fans aged 54-88, was interested in the position of fandom in everyday, later life living, the long-term affective fan-object bonds that people manage across many decades of the life course, constructions of home and Heimat, and the use of nostalgia in retired life as we head towards gerotranscendence. Future avenues of research include a deeper foray into dementia studies – something his current research touches on – as well as continuing to bring together the hitherto disparate fields of gerontology and fan studies.
Sawsan is an Assistant Professor and Deputy Head of Department in the Department of English, part of the College of Arts at the University of Baghdad, Iraq.
Dr Hassan was awarded a PhD in 2019 supervised by Professor Dan McIntyre. Her thesis was entitled ‘Media portrayals of Abrahamic religions in broadsheet newspapers: a corpus-based critical stylistic analysis’. The research was an investigation of collocation (i.e. the co-occurrence of words) in broadsheet newspapers. The purpose was to investigate how three Abrahamic religions in the UK – Judaism, Christianity and Islam – are constructed in media which have played a vital role in propagating a particular ideology of religion.
Mira is a Canadian violinist, researcher and new-music instigator, who completed her PhD in Music in 2019 (University of Huddersfield). She is currently Lecturer in Performance at Goldsmiths, University of London, a position she took shortly before completing her PhD. In addition to her work in academia, Mira maintains an active professional career as a performer, as a solo artist and member of the ensemble Apartment House, which specialises in experimental music.
Mira’s research interests include embodied technique, epistemology of practice, experimental music, pitch and tuning practices, and person-centred pedagogy. Her PhD, under the supervision of Prof. Philip Thomas, developed a relational epistemology of musical pitch via various ways of modelling, representing and practising. Current projects focus on frameworks of embodiment in broader contexts of musical practice, and explore implications of this research for performance pedagogy in Higher Education.
Zoe completed her undergraduate Biochemistry degree with Research Placement at the University of Huddersfield gaining a first class honours and winning a prize for outstanding performance. The project in her placement year on the molecular genetics of poison resistant rats had much media interest.
Following gaining her doctorate she went on to work on vertebrate genomics in one of the top three most influential UK research institutes, the European Bioinformatics Institute (Cambridge) in Paul Flicek’s prestigious (h-index >100) group.
Zoe’s PhD was within in Dr Dougie Clarke’s group studying the evolution and polymorphic variation of vitamin K epoxide reductases which are the target of coumarin and indandione antagonists. During this time she won second and third prizes at oral and poster presentations at multidisciplinary PGR research conferences.
Mohammed did his first degree in Pharmacy at Jordan University of Science and Technology, after which he completed an MSc Pharmaceutical and Pharmaceutical analysis course at the University of Huddersfield and passed it with distinction.
Following completion of his PhD studies in 2016, Mohammed moved back to his home country Iraq and was employed in various posts at Ashur University in Baghdad, prior to moving to the Ahlal bayt University in 2018 as formulation scientist and is now Head of the Pharmaceutical Department.
His PhD research project at Huddersfield supervised by Profs Conway and Smith he was involved with the development of gellan gum fluid gel as modified release drug delivery systems. During his PhD he was one of a group of scientists at the University of Huddersfield that pioneered the use of a special gel that is ideal for administering medication to young children and others including the elderly who have difficulty swallowing pills and capsules. Unlike purely liquid medicines, the gel delays the release of the drug, so that it has maximum effect (https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150423130319.htm).
Marina did a BSc in Biology and a MSc in Biodiversity, Genetics and Evolution at the University of Porto (Portugal) before moving to the UK to pursue a PhD at the University of Huddersfield.
Following her PhD Marina became a postdoc at the prestigious Francis Crick Institute (in the Ancient Genomics Group, led by Dr Pontus Skoglund, where she will continue using DNA retrieved from ancient human bones and teeth to study past human populations, genetic adaptation to new environments and lifestyles, and the evolution of infectious diseases.
Marina developed her PhD thesis under the supervision of Prof Martin Richards in the Archaeogenetics Research Group at the School of Applied Sciences. During her PhD she studied ancient DNA recovered from human remains found in diverse archaeological contexts ranging from the Late Neolithic (around 3000 BCE) to Medieval times. This work was developed in collaboration with other groups in the UK, Portugal, Spain and the USA and resulted in three peer-reviewed publications (two as first author), one commentary piece and a book chapter.
After completing his PhD Simon started a Senior Fellow position at CERN, working on the Proton Synchrotron Booster (PSB) as part of the LHC Injectors Upgrade project. He his now an Applied Physicist at CERN, specialising in longitudinal beam dynamics, primarily in the PSB as well as the Low Energy Ion Ring (LEIR), Antiproton Decelerator (AD) and Extra Low Energy Antiproton ring (ELENA).
Simon was a PhD student at the University of Huddersfield studying applied nuclear physics, with a focus on neutron interactions. His thesis "Security Applications of Novel Neutron Sources" was submitted in March 2015.
Pelin worked as a civil engineer, research/teaching assistant and senior trackwork engineer prior to undertaking her PhD. After completion in 2018, Pelin was appointed Industrial Fellow at the Institute of Railway Research at the University of Huddersfield. She has since been appointed as consultant at Ricardo Rail, London, in Asset Optimisation, contributing and managing projects to mitigate the problems in railways worldwide.
Dr. Boyacioglu’s PhD research focussed on the investigation of RCF and wear damages on underground metro-lines, particularly on the selected lines of London Underground. Her work was aimed to support the London Underground rail maintenance strategy.
After completing her PhD, Cencen become a specialist engineer in SNC-Lavalin Rail & Transit in vehicle dynamics, testing and gauging team. Currently, she is a Principal Engineer and a fellow in IMechE (Institution of Mechanical Engineering). Cencen won first prize in Industrial Presentation in Next Generation Rail, RRUKA, London in 2014. Cencen has led systems engineering projects including railway systems requirement management, verification and validation, interface management and large- scale programme integration. She also has experience of UK and European dynamics and vehicle gauging and has worked on various gauging projects including pantograph sway assessment and kinematic envelope gauging development.
Dr Gong completed her PhD research within the Institution of Railway Research under the supervision of professors Simon Iwnicki and Yann Bezin on ‘The interaction between vehicle dynamics and track lateral alignment’. She has led the dynamic analysis and assessment of vehicle and bogie designs involving vehicles designed for both UK and overseas markets including ride performance, derailment risk, wheel wear, passenger comfort and stability.
At undergraduate level, Chris studied the Music Technology and Audio Systems BSc (Hons) course at the University of Huddersfield, graduating in 2013 with a First Class degree. Following graduation, he was awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship, which funded a PhD at the university’s Applied Psychoacoustics Lab (APL). After completing his PhD, Chris started working at Meridian Audio as a Research Engineer, continuing research into spatial audio algorithms for home theatre and automotive systems. From 2020, he has been working as an Acoustic Engineer at Bang & Olufsen in Denmark, developing new audio products for mass production.
Dr Gribben’s PhD research within the Institute for Audio and Psychoacustic Engineering, built on his undergraduate final year project, where he looked at spatial audio recording and signal processing for 3D surround sound systems. After submitting his PhD thesis in 2017, he continued his research into spatial audio algorithms for home theatre and automotive systems. Over the years, he has also presented research at six Audio Engineering Society (AES) conventions across Europe and written three peer-reviewed journal papers.
After completing a BEng in 2008 at the University of Huddersfield, Teerachai was awarded a PhD in 2012. Immediately after completing his Ph.D. degree he joined Emerson Automation Solution, Stavanger, Norway, where he is currently a Principal Scientist. His current interests include advanced flow meter technology and big data analytics.
Dr Leeungculsatien's research degree focused in the development of an Electromagnetic Velocity Tomography in multiphase flows. During the last year of his PhD he was involved as a Research Associate to industrialize his research work under the supervision of Professor Gary Lucas. This experience prepared him for the real-world problems that require theoretical understanding, problem solving and practical implementation of the solutions.
After completing an MSc in Electronics and Communications Engineering at the University of Huddersfield in 2016, Keyur was awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s scholarship which provided him with an opportunity to purse for a fully-funded PhD. Keyur is currently working as an RF and Antenna Engineer at Oxford Space Systems, where his major responsibilities include designing deployable antennas for satellites selected for Space missions.
Dr Mistry completed his PhD in 2020. He used the excellent Electrical and Electronics lab that consists of measurement equipment and PCB fabrication technology which helped him to design prototypes for his research.
Michael did his final undergraduate year in Computer Control Systems at Huddersfield University. Then, he joined the tyre manufacturer Goodyear in the Innovation Centre Luxembourg as vehicle dynamics engineer. Two years later he was asked to support the build up of the vehicle dynamics group at Dunlop Development Centre Hanau, Germany. After more than four years in the tyre industry moved to Schaeffler where he is working on the development of steer by wire systems.
In April 2021 he will be appointed as Professor for Automotive Technology and Mobility Concepts at the University of Applied Sciences for Engineering and Economics (HTW) Berlin.
Following a MSc by Research in Automotive Fault Diagnostics, Dr Selig undertook a PhD entitled ‘The Influence of Internal Tyre Pressure on Road Friction’ graduating in 2014.
Sham’s journey at the University of Huddersfield started as an Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering student. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering, BEng (Hons) with first-class honours and the prestigious Chancellor’s Award. Subsequently, he was awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s scholarship and BorgWarner fellowship to pursue a PhD. Sham now works as a Structural Analysis Engineer at Cummins Inc’s Turbocharger Business Unit. As a part of his current role he is responsible to develop novel multiphysics simulation methods to analyse turbocharger components durability and performance. Due to his research background, he has been assigned to guide, coordinate and facilitate multiple external research projects with academic and industrial partners.
Dr Tabriz was awarded his PhD in August 2019. His research of “Structural Integrity and Fatigue Durability of Machined Turbocharger Compressor Wheels” within the University’s former Turbocharger Research Institute (TRI) and was supervised by Professor Simon Barrans. Dr Tabriz further optimised the mathematical model developed in the PhD to successfully integrate it within the workplace.
Andy obtained his BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Huddersfield in 2014, receiving the pretigious Chancellor’s Award for his undergraduate work. Andy completed his PhD at Huddersfield in 2018. After two years post-doc research at the university, Andy moved to the US. He is currently a Nondestructive Evaluation Engineer at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California.
Dr Townsend’s research into nondestructive evaluation of additively manufactured parts at The University’s Future Metrology Hub was supervised by Professor Liam Blunt, within the Centre for Precision Technologies.
Yuandong completed his PhD in 2020 and is now working as a Research Associate at Imperial College London working on advanced testing, modelling and analysing techniques for turboshaft engines, which is aimed at the next generation of aircraft propulsion systems.
Supervised by Professor Fengshou Gu and Professor Andrew Ball within the Centre for Efficiency and Performance Engineering, Dr Xu’s PhD project was to develop advanced modelling, identification, signal processing and fault diagnosis approaches for increasing machinery safety, reliability and productivity.
Ali was a Lecturer in Accounting and Business Management at the University of Huddersfield before being appointed Senior Lecturer at De Montford University where he is now Deputy Director of the Centre of Research in Accountability, Governance and Sustainability.
Dr Gerged’s PhD explored corporate environmental disclosure (CED) in the Arab Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) region from an institutional perspective. Prompted by calls to examine environmental disclosure beyond developed countries and, in particular, by studies that have begun to investigate practices in the MENA region, this study presents a comprehensive analysis of CED by firms in Arab MENA countries. Ali’s research has been published in the Business Strategy and Environment, Accounting Research Journal, International Journal of Accounting & Information Management, the International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics, the International Journal of Disclosure and Governance, and Managerial Auditing Journal, Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal, and the International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education.
Tamer is an Assistant Professor of Management and Behavioural Studies within the Faculty of Administration and Financial Sciences at Petra University, Jordan.
Dr. Koburtay completed his PhD in the University of Huddersfield and also completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods. His PhD addressed issues related to gender prejudice, stereotypes and equality. The main contribution of his PhD is linked with the empirical update and contextual extension of the Role Congruity Theory of Prejudice Towards Female Leaders (Eagly & Karau, 2002). Tamer published different research in highly ranked journals such as Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, European Business Review and Journal of Social Psychology.
Ijeoma is a lecturer in Marketing at Staffordshire University where she is engaged in various academic, administrative and managerial activities such as module leading, liaising with global partners and school outreach programmes.
Ijeoma successfully completed her Doctoral degree in September 2018 at the University of Huddersfield, having being awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship. Her thesis “Influence of University Service Quality on International Student Perception of Satisfaction: A Mixed Method Investigation” focussed on international students using an in-depth exploration of service quality in a UK University and to evaluate the comparative effectiveness of one measuring instrument of service quality (namely Higher Education Performance) within a university setting. The research explores the overall University interaction with international student and how service quality provided influences the overall student satisfaction. This research is situated largely in customer experience and service quality and has significant implications for marketing, education policy and consumer well-being.
Rose is a lecturer at the Huddersfield business School and is currently leading 4 modules in areas related to Behavioural Economics, Judgement and Decision Making, Behavioural Research Methods and Statistics, and the Psychology of Work and Organisations. Rose has already contributed two articles (3* and 4*) to REF2021.
Dr Martin completed her funded PhD at the University of Huddersfield in June 2020. Rose’s experimental research reveals how perspective-taking accessibility informs consumers’ pro-social moral judgments and purchasing behaviour. Whilst undertaking her PhD, Rose also published in world leading and internationally excellent journals, including the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Frontiers in Psychology and the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. Moreover, Rose has presented her research at 8 prestigious international conferences run by the Psychonomic Society (USA) and the Society for Judgment and Decision Making (USA). As a result of her research activities, Rose was awarded the Jane Beattie Memorial Scholarship from the Society for Judgment and Decision Making and has been awarded twice by the British Psychological Society.
Kalliopi joined the Department of Logistics, Marketing, Hospitality and Analytics in May 2020 as a Lecturer in Project and Operations Management. She is delivering some of the key Project Management and Operations Management modules offered by Huddersfield Business School in undergraduate and postgraduate students. She has co-authored a 3* paper and she has under a second round review a paper from her PhD study.
Dr Michalakopoulou completed her PhD within the Department of Logistics, Marketing, Hospitality and Analytics in Huddersfield Business School in February 2020 after securing a three-year full-time scholarship funded by the School. Her PhD thesis examines the “Innovation adoption as a vehicle for operational efficiency enhancement in the legal service management”. Synoptically, the PhD thesis focuses on identifying ways that will facilitate the transformation of legal service firms to modern and efficient businesses through innovation practice uptake. It identifies the barriers and opportunities in this efficiency enhancement path and proposes solutions that will allow the operation modernisation of a sector of critical socio-economic importance. As a doctorate student she has been actively involved for more than two years in the delivery of the Operations Management team’s modules and of the Artificial Intelligence and Mobility postgraduate module.
Robin is currently a lecturer in marketing at Edge Hill University. Prior to commencing a career path in the academic field, Robin previously worked in the banking and manufacturing industry in South East Asia for seven years.
Dr Robin’s PhD topic examined the role of institutional trust, social gratifications and privacy concerns in influencing multifarious information disclosure on Facebook, with an additional cultural insight from comparing the results from Indonesian and British participants.
Lizzy is a lecturer in the Accounting, Finance and Economics department of the Huddersfield Business School. After attaining a Bachelor’s degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Uyo, Nigeria in 2012, she commenced a Master’s degree in Accounting at the University of Huddersfield in January 2013. She studied a variety of accounting and finance modules and developed interest in International Business.
Upon successful completion of her master’s degree, Lizzy proceeded to pursue a PhD where she evaluated “The Cost of Terrorism on Inward Foreign Direct Investment in Nigeria”. She completed her PhD in 2019 under the supervision of Dr Kalim Sidiqqui.
She has attended and presented her research at several conferences. Her current interest draws attention to the macroeconomic complexities within emerging markets in Sub-Saharan Africa and their impact on investment. She focuses on how Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) alongside Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) can be used as tools towards the actualisation of sustainable development goals (SDGs). She is currently working on several research papers with colleagues within the Huddersfield Business School.
In 2006 Andy was appointed as a Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology at the University of Huddersfield and became a BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist and has worked as a consultant with a range of athletes since 2007. He is currently working as the Sport Psychologist at Derbyshire County Cricket Club.
In April 2013 he was appointed as Assistant Head of Subject for Sport and Exercise, following which he attained the position of Head of Sport, Outdoor and Exercise Science in August 2014 and continues to provide sport science support to athletes and exercise clients.
Andy was a member of the Centre for Applied Childhood, Youth and Family Research completing his PhD in 2016. His thesis entitled 'Loosening the leash: Exploring Experiences of Becoming an Applied Sport and Exercise Scientist'. The implications from his PhD research provide guidance as to best methods of learning and development for neophyte practitioners, of which beneficial elements of applied experience are integrated within the new MSc Sport and Exercise Science.
In addition to his PhD research, Dr Hooton has strong interests regarding how psychological factors influence performance on a number of levels. His work as an applied practitioner (with both individuals and teams) has fueled an interest in research regarding enhancing athlete performance.
Sarah was a youth and community worker for twelve years, mainly in the field of child and adult sexual exploitation. She has worked as a trainer within a multi-agency child exploitation team in South Yorkshire. She works freelance as a trainer for the Contextual Safeguarding Network and as an evaluator on a project with the Women’s Centre in Calderdale. Recently Sarah started a new role working as an advanced training practitioner and evaluator at Pace (Parents against child exploitation).
Dr LLoyd completed a Masters in the Ethics of Social Welfare at the University of Keele in 2009. In 2012, Sarah gained a Masters in Social Research Methods and Evaluation at the University of Huddersfield. She went on to do a PhD within the Centre for Citizenship, Conflict, Identity and Diversity. Her PhD thesis explored social workers’ understandings of child sexual exploitation and sexually exploited girls.
Max was appointed Chairman at Bradford Teaching Hospitals on 1 May 2019 following six years as Vice Chair of Bradford City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
He retired from West Yorkshire Police in 2010 after more than 30 years’ service as the force’s senior detective. As head of the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, he oversaw all major criminal investigations in the county and led on partnership working with a variety of local and national agencies tackling crime in some of the most deprived communities.
He led nationally for the police service on tackling domestic abuse and made significant national and international improvements in responses to domestic violence and child protection.
Max graduated from the University of Huddersfield in June 2015 with a doctorate in which he studied the decisions of coroners across England and Wales and demonstrated inconsistency in the application of verdicts resulting in different outcomes according to coroner area.
He has published extensively on this and other criminology related subjects and was instrumental recently in changing the content of the annual Coroners Statistics Bulletin published by the Ministry of Justice.
Maud is a senior lecturer at the School of Applied Human Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She teaches child protection in undergraduate and postgraduate modules, and she supervises Masters and PhD students. Prior to completing her PhD in 2013, Maud worked as a hospital social worker.
Maud’s PhD study from the University of Huddersfield explored how children with HIV cope with the disease. The determination to live and children’s use of agency to negotiate stigma, treatment adherence, and challenges of HIV disclosure were the key findings
Dr Mthembu is a principal investigator in the following projects: Optimal Child Growth and Development multi-disciplinary project, a DAAD-funded UKZN & Fachhochschule Dortmund University project on building competencies through internationalization, and a project that develops context-specific tools for child counselling.
Rekaya graduated in December 2017 from the School of Human and Health Sciences with a PhD in Nursing. He has worked as a registered nurse and a nursing lecturer, before becoming a Senior Lecturer and Head of Department for Nursing at University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) in 2019.
Rekaya’s PhD was pertinent to the professionalism among nurses through exploring its existence in the nursing documentation. His works also involved nurses’ perceptions and understandings of professionalism within Malaysian perspectives. His research has led to re-emphasising the importance of nursing documentation in representing nurses’ actualisation of delivering care in Malaysia.
Helen currently holds a Senior Lectureship in Policing Organisation & Practice (POP) in the Faculty of Business & Law at the Open University (OU), having taken up this post in June 2020. Helen works closely with the OU’s Centre for Policing Research & Learning (CPRL) and is currently involved in a number of research endeavours with the Centre. Prior to joining the OU, Helen held the role of Programme Leader for Policing & Forensic Psychology (and Senior Lecturer) at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU). Helen took up this role on completion of her PhD, moving full-time into academia after fifteen years in the police service (in roles such as Head of Analysis and Director of Commissioning, Policy & Research).
Helen undertook her PhD within the Applied Criminology and Policing Centre. Her research explored the conceptulisation of ‘Evidence-Based Policing’ (EBP) and the challenges associated with embedding EBP in the police service. Based upon her early PhD findings, Helen developed an EBP Strategy (and 'Action Plan') for Merseyside police and worked closely with the force for a year to implement an EBP approach in the organisation. Helen’s PhD findings were also utilised by the College of Policing to inform the development of the national EBP agenda. Helen has wide ranging research interests including senior police decision making, the role of police analysts in the police service, and forensic psychology in policing.
Ian has been an academic for over twenty years and is currently Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Previously he led Social Work and Criminal and Community Justice teams at two universities and prior to that he spent fourteen years within the mental health services.
Thirty-six years ago, he founded the first service for male sexual abuse survivors outside London and is a well-respected figure in the survivor community having been a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Rape and Sexual Abuse and executive member of The Survivor's Trust.
Ian completed his PhD titled: Evaluation of the mental health of girls engaged in competitive football, and factors associated with resilience at the School of Human and Health Sciences
He has conducted research into the needs and experiences of male survivors of sexual abuse for some time. He has also provided consultancy and published on the mental health needs of asylum seeker children.
He has diversified into other areas of mental health promotion e.g developing resilience in children; working with paranoia
His areas of interest are: the mental health needs of male survivors of sexual abuse and rape and developing resilience in children
Dominic completed a PhD in Psychology at the University of Huddersfield in January 2018 after previously graduating with a first-class BSc Psychology with Criminology degree in 2011 and MSc Investigative Psychology degree (with Distinction) at the university, in 2012. Whilst writing up his PhD he worked as a Lecturer in Forensic Psychology at Leeds Trinity University and later returned to the University of Huddersfield as a Research Fellow within the None-in-Three Research Centre. In December 2019, Dominic moved to Manchester Metropolitan University where he is currently employed as a Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology.
Interested in Legal and Criminal Psychology, Dominic’s PhD examined the role of psychosocial characteristics upon the verdict decisions that jurors made, within a series of rape trial re-enactments carried out at the university. In December 2018, this research was directly referenced in the House of Commons, during an adjournment debate where a Labour MP cited Dominic’s research as the central evidence underlying the need for reform within English rape trials. Since then Dominic has continued to research and publish around the role of psychological bias within the Criminal Justice System. This work has led to regular invitations to consult with government departments on this issue, including; The Ministry of Justice, National Rape Working Group at New Scotland Yard, The Northern Irish Assembly, and the United States Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention Response (SAPR) Unit.
Lauren undertook her PhD part-time over six years whilst working her way up through various roles in the criminal justice system. She started at entry level within the prison service and by the time she was awarded her PhD, she was a senior strategic policy advisor within the Ministry of Justice developing and implementing policies to improve and reform the prison system.
Lauren’s PhD was focused on preventing extremism through neighbourhood policing, so naturally she sought out opportunities within policing and counter terrorism to bolster her research with practical experience.
After completing her PhD, Christine returned to Zambia and worked as the Head of Postgraduate Department, at University of Lusaka. She also acted as Director Quality Assurance at Zambia Open University;
Christine then successfully applied for the position of Dean of the School of Education at the University of Africa and later she served as Deputy Vice Chancellor and thereafter, as the Vice Chancellor (of the same University).
Christine is currently the Vice Chancellor of Unicaf University Zambia as well as currently the first female to lead a Private University in Zambia, a country that has 54 private universities; and
She was nominated and won the prestigious awards of ‘Africa’s Most Influential Woman in Business and Government by CEO Global, (the education category), where she emerged as both Regional and Country winner for 2017, 18/19 - all this was within five years after the completion of her PhD.
Christine is cofounder of a Business College called Lusaka Open Business College.
Dr Mushibwe is equally engaged in HRM Consultancy with different organizations.
In collaboration with her former lecturers at Huddersfield University and her husband, an NGO called Training Teachers for Community Schools in Zambia (TTCSZ) was founded. The NGO has trained over 70 teachers in Mathematics, English and ITC. The NGO is intended to improve the teaching and learning standards in community schools throughout the country.
Christine is author of six books three of which are currently with the publisher awaiting publication. She is currently co-writing a book entitled, ‘Dirty Secrets; an expose of Zambia’s hidden Cultural Skeletons,’ with her three daughters.
In February 2020, Paul was appointed as a Lecturer within the Applied Criminology and Policing Centre at the University of Huddersfield. Previously between 1985 and 2017, he served as a police officer in Greater Manchester Police.
In 2005 Paul taught in the Organisational Learning and Workforce Development Branch, within Greater Manchester Police. In 2010 whilst as a serving officer he graduated with a First-Class Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Education and Training leading to the completion of his doctoral programme and the award of Doctor of Education in July 2019, both at the University of Huddersfield.
Dr Ogden’s primary focus is the delivery and development of the Diploma for Professional Policing Practice in collaboration with “Police Now”, teaching student police officers from both uniform and detective disciplines.
He is interested in all aspects of learning, particularly focussing on the development of student police officers in both community and criminal investigator roles in work placed learning environments through qualitative research.
I graduated in January 2020 from the Centre for Precision Technologies at the School of Computing & Engineering. My PhD “Investigation on the Deformation of Cutaneous Blood Vessel in Relation to Pressure Ulcer Formation by Computational Modelling” was relating to pressure ulcer which is a common injury at various settings and this is a mixed research disciplines and I had supervisors from the School of Computing and Engineering and the School of Human & Health Sciences.
The University provided me with different resources needed for completing my research including all the journal papers are free/ paid by the research centre, a high spec computer for simulations and other non-academic experiences like sport teams.
I joined an international education consultancy right after my graduation and I’m now working as an operations manager at the product development department.
My time at the University of Huddersfield was memorable, meaningful and invaluable.
Following a BA (Hons) in Graphic design and an MA in Visual Communication, I began working as a freelance graphic designer and animator invested primarily in the visual interpretation of music. After working with artists such as Lightning Bolt, Rolo Tomassi, Enter Shikari, Drumcorps and AC4, I designed my own post-subcultural entity ‘Sunbird Records’ as a research project which later became the primary vehicle for my PhD in the Centre for Cultural Ecologies in Art, Design and Architecture. It investigated post-subcultural discourse and its practical application through independent music culture. As the label expanded, I opened my own music venue and recording studio to further explore notions of post-subculture, independence and neo-tribalism.
Recently, Sunbird Records received a £42,000 grant through the Arts Council’s Cultural Recovery Fund, which has cemented the label and venue, as the cultural hub of Darwen. Now that the platform is secure my research turns to the recording studio to develop experimental designs which test the culture industry in more mediatised ways. ‘Writhing’ emerged as a post-disciplinary design collective, collaborating internationally with artists and designers to pioneer audio/visual cultural production. Working towards a ten track album to be released in 2022, Writhing utilises cutting edge design techniques to develop recorded and performative productions.
I attended the University of Huddersfield from 2011-13, to complete my PhD in music composition with a thesis entitled ‘Erosion and Encrustation as Transformative Musical Processes’. I was based within the then School of Music, Humanities, and Media and, more specifically, within the Centre for Research in New Music (CeReNeM).
I chose to study here because the University of Huddersfield has – and continues to have - a long and established international reputation for new music research, spearheaded by CeReNeM and Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. Being part of the community of scholars and artists that have arisen around this pioneering work was the essential draw to study at this university.
My PhD study at the University of Huddersfield was hugely transformative. The environment within CeReNeM was extremely supportive, whilst being insistently intellectually rigorous and artistically daring. During my time at the institution, I was encouraged to upset and invigorate my artistic practice and to build new contextual infrastructures within to situate my work. My work and research changed drastically, equipping me with lasting and important research trajectories with which to continue my artistic investigation.
Since graduating, I have perused a career within academia, joining Bath Spa University in 2017 as Senior Lecturer in Music, before being promoted to Reader in 2020. My artistic practice has continued to grow, with important ongoing collaborations with the ELISION Ensemble (an ensemble who I first came into contact with at the University of Huddersfield), as well as recordings with the London Symphony Orchestra, amongst many other projects.
My time at the university was intense, supportive and transformative.
I graduated in 2014 from The School of Music, Humanities and Media with a thesis-creation entitled Five Object-Based Sound Compositions. My research is mainly artistic/practice based, hybridizing technology, visual and sound art. I am more specifically searching for ways to show electronic sound (which, often computer generated, is not as tangible as an acoustic instrument for instance) on stage or in the gallery by developing tangible artistic devices or instruments. But foremost, my research is aesthetic: proposing what I hope to be an interesting blend of forms and matter.
A decade after the beginning of my PhD at Huddersfield I am still thinking (and thanking!) on how life-changing was my relation with my supervisor : the advice we're 100% honest and the quality of my work was definitely results from these challenging and enriching exchanges with my supervisor who was always precisely pointing to my flaws. The community and the installation are at the edge and the labs are extremely well organized. Furthermore, the humans at Huddersfield we're lovely, from the technical to the admin staff.
After graduating I had the chance to be immediately hire as a professor at the music faculty of Université de Montréal where I've been teaching since 2014. I mainly teach sound creation classes : individual supervision at all levels from undergrad to doctorat; I also started en ensemble class which also acts a semi-professional activitie producing concerts and records; I am involved in several research or research-creation project which the main one can be found in the Laboratoire formes • ondes I founded with colleagues : http://lfo-lab.ca.
In three words, my time at the University of Huddersfield was Enriching — Rigourous — Creative
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Based in Amsterdam, Rose is a writer, reviewer and composer who completed her PhD in Music in 2006 (University of Huddersfield). Having completed two books Writing to Louis, commentaries on Life in Music (Lecturis, 2019), and Perspectives on the Music of Christopher Fox, straight lines in broken times (Ashgate, 2016), her third, Reinbert De Leeuw, aesthetic butterfly effect (onomatopee) is underway.
Having secured Nordic Culture Point support for the initial pilot phase of Knut Olaf Sunde's Big Ivan project, focused on the arctic landscape of Novaya Zemlya, Rose is curating this collaborative project between the Netherlands, Norway, Iceland and Russia with Sunde's work as the central focal point.
The initial outcome of this first phase will be shown during KORZO's Musical Utopias, performed by Ensemble Klang in 2022.
Stylised gendered compositional practices within the electroacoustic/acousmatic canon were scrutinised in a thesis as part of her Doctoral research, alongside her own composition portfolio. Rose's research interests continue to focus on aesthetic practice in contemporary composition with particular interests in both Dutch and Nordic scenes. Transparency, visibility and equality of opportunity are an impetus behind much of her work, as is investigation challenging notionally accepted versions of historiography.
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My PhD thesis, Composing with Isomorphic Audiovisual Getalts, was completed in 2018. This research represents an attempt to explore aesthetic deviations from established audiovisual practices through the composition of audiovisual works based on the use of audiovisual gestalts.
I chose to come to Huddersfield as I admire various works from CeReNeM staff. My PGR experience helped me develop my artistic potential thanks to my amazing mentors and creative environment.
I am working as a free-lance artist. During my PGR studies I started performing works that I was developing for my PHD and after the research period I continued with the development of my audiovisual aesthetics and practices.
Mohammad’s did his first degree in Pharmacy in 2005 and subsequently completed a MSc in Food Control in 2009 from Damascus University, Syria. He subsequently moved to the UK and gained an MRes in 2016 and PhD in 2019 from the School of Applied Sciences, University of Huddersfield.
Following his PhD, between 2019 and 2021 he worked as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate in Chemical Engineering funded by Innovate UK and AB Vista the industrial partner. This KTP project focussed on the development of a novel product containing arabinoxylan oligosaccharides to be used as animal feed additive. From July 2021, he became a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Applied Science.
His PhD project focused on the extraction of arabinoxylan (a novel food fibre) within bioethanol biorefineries, and the production and characterisation of arabinoxylan oligosaccharides as prebiotic for human and animal nutrition. This PhD work resulted in publications in prestigious journals such as the Journal of Food Chemistry.
Ravi gained a Pharmacy degree in 2008 at Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, India. He then gained a MSc in Pharmacology at Hertfordshire in 2010 and subsequently worked in Alcontrol Laboratories, UK till 2013. Following this he undertook a PhD in Neuropharmacology with Dr. Olumayokun Olajide at the University of Huddersfield and graduated in 2017. Since 2017 he has been a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the ‘Neuroinflammation and Cognitive Outcomes Laboratory’ at the prestigious National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) at Duke University North Carolina, USA.
Ravi has a long-standing interest on understanding neuroinflammatory signaling pathways in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, the two severe forms of dementia. During his PhD at Huddersfield, he developed an interest on AD and PD treatment strategies by targeting neuroinflammation pathways using a range of natural compounds. Currently at Duke University, he is working on postoperative neurocognitive disorders and delirium modeling using translational rodent models. Here, he studies how surgery-induced inflammation affects the blood-brain barrier and contributes to glial morphological changes in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease mouse models. He also plays a major role in developing a novel non-invasive percutaneous vagus nerve stimulation approach to modulate neuroinflammation and improve memory outcomes following immunity insult.
Chris’ first degree was in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Huddersfield in 2012 and awarded the Donald Nicholson prize. After this he was awarded a scholarship to undertake an MRes at the University of Swansea developing a mathematical model to describe fatty acid accumulation in Diatoms under Prof. Kevin Flynn.
Upon completion of this work in 2013, he was awarded the Vice Chancellors Scholarship from the University of Huddersfield to undertake a PhD under the supervision of Prof. Paul Humphreys looking at the microbiology related to the safe disposal of radioactive wastes. He graduated with no corrections in 2017 with his work generating 10 research publications, most notably making the front cover of Applied and Environmental Microbiology.
Following the completion of his PhD in 2017, he relocated to Wales and took up a position at Genesis Biosciences as a research scientist. Here he was able to use the skills he had gained in applied and environmental microbiology during my time at the University of Huddersfield to quickly work through the ranks. He is now the Head of Technical Services for Genesis Biosciences where his duties include the management of its main microbial fermentation facility, overseeing technical support and driving research and development activities in both the UK and US laboratories.
The focus of his PhD research centred around the ability of microorganisms to form biofilms to survive in the harsh conditions introduction through the geological engineering related to radioactive waste disposal. Research looked at the impact of microbial metabolism under hyperalkaline environments and how this could influence the long-term safety of different radioactive waste disposal concepts.