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About the conference

Welcome to the University of Huddersfield PGR Conference 2022: Recovery and Resilience

We are excited to announce that the next PGR conference will be taking place over two days in April 2022. Reflecting this year’s conference theme – recovery and resilience - we are aiming to hold a blended conference (if restrictions allow) with both an online and on-campus presence. We want to celebrate all the fantastic PGR research taking place at the University, despite these trying times. With presentations, panels, posters and performances, the next PGR conference is not to be missed!

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We look forward to seeing you there.

PGR Conference Committee


Keynote Speaker

We are delighted to announce that PGR Graduate CN Lester will be joining us as the keynote speaker for this year’s conference. CN’s PhD explored the life and works of the 17th-century Italian composer and singer Barbara Strozzi using performance, autoethnography, historical research, and cultural reception study. CN’s PhD engaged with their other professional work in examining and breaking down gendered narratives, histories, stereotypes, and limitations. Now CN is a performer and composer of classical and alternative music, a member Ursula’s Arrow ensemble, an arts curator, a trans feminist activist, and the author of Trans Like Me. 

We look forward to welcoming CN back to Huddersfield this April.


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PGR Conference Programme

PGR Conference Day 1: Thursday 7th April 2022



Room 1: QA4/01

Live oral presentations

Room 2: QA4/02

Live oral presentations

Room 3: OA6/10

Panels & Virtual presentations

09:00 - 09:30 Registration      
09:30 - 10:20  Registration

Opening address:

Prof. Monty Adkins

Dean of the Graduate School


Keynote speaker: CN Lester

Musician, author & LGBTQ + activist

10:30 - 11:20   

Angela Hoyos Gomez:

'Stellar Per-formations at the Edge of the Collapse': an investigation of stellar analogies in sound poetry composition

Christian Atabong Nchindia: Doing participant observation in times of a pandemic: challenges and uncertainties.

Adeline Berry: Older Intersex People: Invisibility and resilience


Zeynab Peyghambarzadeh: Supports and Challenges to Resilience among Iranian LGBTQ Asylum Seekers

Writing Workshop with David Spencer: "What do Blade Runner, The Right Stuff and Romero & Juliet all have in common?" Structuring arguments and aiding information delivery 
11:30 - 12:20   

Hannah Lynch: Pollutant Removal Using-Assembling Anion-Binding Complexes

Matthias Magiera: Global warming in the geological past: Understanding the dynamics of an ancient Antarctic deglaciation

Nada ElAbd: Green Practices in Restaurants: a Case from a Developing Country Perspective.

David Velez: 'Sonic Art and the Acoustics of Food: Examining culinary sonds to understand resistance

Panel: Making your research accessible & inclusive. Starting the conversation and some practical tips.

Ellie Hobson, MRes Psychology Chidochemoyo Nyakonda, SU Equalities Officer Louisa Peters, PhD Psychology 


12:30 - 13:30 


Presentations & Lunch

13:30 - 14:20 



    Virtual poster Q&A
14:30 - 15:20   

Huyen Trang Nguyen: A systematic literature review on Women migrant entrepreneurship from intersectional perspectives.

Matthew Gurteen: Recovering Regional History: The Totemisation of the Northern Nineteenth-Century Past in 'Revivals' of the Bill's-O'-Jacks' Murders. 

Faith Akume: Children's Right to Education: The Case of the Nigerian Multicultural Society. 

Thomas Williams: How Does Language influence the Radicalisations Process? Exploring Online Extremist Communication and Discussion.  


15:30 - 16:20   

Publa Antwi: Exploring multi-perspective lived experiences of support for university students with diabetes.

Mahmoud Ibrahim: The Effect of Blended Learning on Learners' Autonomy amongst International Students in the UK Universities 

Monju Karmacharya: Factors Affecting the Utilization of Institutional Delivery in Nepal: A Systematic Review.

Mishti Khatri: The effect of beetroot (beta vulgaris) juice supplementation on physiological and performance responses during exercise in females.  


Panel: The PGR Experience

Thinking of doing a post-grad? Are you a current PGR wanting to ask questions? Meet our supportive panel of PGRs to answer your questions.

Chelsey Leadly, PGR Graduate

Millie Avery, SU Education Officer,

Pasang Tamang, PGR Graduate


PGR Conference Day 2: Friday 8th April 2022


Room 1: QA4/01

Live oral presentations

Room 2: QA4/02

Live oral presentations

09:00 - 09:30 Registration    
09:30 - 10:20   

Mike Cummins: Social Media as Data Source for Research: The Need for Agreed Qualitative Standards

Emma Marsden: Resilience and Recovery: Engaging with Domestic Noir in the Digtial Age.

Enterprise Panel: Life after PGR: Is starting a business right for me? Wondering about your options after PGR? Ask our panel of graduates about their experiences starting businesses and exploring self-employment. Speakers include:

  • Anna Watkins - Uncommon Alchemy: Consumer goods made from innovative materials
  • Kayleigh Davis - Ocre: Sustainable womenswear and decor
  • Nic Flatt - Fat Panda: Creative digital content agency
10:30 - 11:20   

Bikesh Bajracharya: Factors affecting implementation, enrolment and sustainability of the national social health insurance in Nepal: A systematic review.

Zunaiba Abdulrahman: Effects of Shariah Compliance Disclosure and Corperate Governance on Performance of Islamic Financial Institutions

Alice Siggery: Can we identify terrorists from the words they write? A psychological analysis of the language of lone wolf terrorists. 

Holly Williamson: Recovery and Resilience: are these dangerous words in educationmid-pandemic?

11:30 - 12:20   

Gaynor Auty: Challenging the male heterosexual stalking script: Stalking within sexual and gender minority communities.

Steve Illingworth: Working Class Pacifism and Reconciliation - The Overlooked Story of The Women's Co-opertive Guild in World War Two.

Richard Baron: Don't mind your mindset: Reflections on a PhD and why it's ok to ask for help.

Ahmed Fahim: What is the best way of organising in Healthcare Projects in Kuwait?

12:30 - 13:30 


13:30 - 14:20 


Anju Vaidya: Facilitators and barriers faced during Non-communicable diseases policy formulation process in Nepal: A qualitative study

Muzaffer Dilek: Politics, policy and teacher proffesional identity: Muslim teachers in England. 

Shraddha Manandhar: Exploring martial relationships and health of non-migrating spouses of low and semi-skilled international migrant workers from Nepal

Andrea Freeman: Longitudinal Qualitative Research: Relationships over time 

14:45 - 15:30   Close and awards  

Conference Schedule


Submissions closed

Abstract submissions are now closed and will be reviewed by the PGR Conference committee over the next few weeks. You will be informed of the outcome of you submission in February.

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