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PhD Students

Research Students

Here you can find more information about the inaugural intake of research students  in the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine (formerly Social Science, Health & Medicine), and details of their individual research projects.

The Department places a high emphasis on innovative, high quality research in the social sciences, and welcomes applications from students whose research interests intersect with our own.

Gabriel Abarca Brown

Explores subjectivity and mental health in afro-descendant young immigrants in Chile, and the mutual relationship between them and mental health services

Zeina Amro

The wellbeing and health of Palestinian refugees transitioning into adulthood as established refugees in Jordan, and new refugees after the Syria crisis.

Gowree Balendran

Sociological Analysis of the Development of Clinical Guidelines for the Pharmacological Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease

Sofia Bowen Silva 

The social and political life of ‘work stress’: an ethnographic approach to mental health in the workplace in Santiago of Chile.

Giulia Cavaliere

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis and eugenics: a social moral epistemology approach

Victoria Charlton

The influence of social and ethical values on NICE technology appraisal: an empirical ethics study

Guntars Ermansons

Ethopolitics of London Somali communities: mental health and moral economy of substance use

James Rupert Fletcher

Informal care networks from the perspectives of people with dementia living in the community in the Midlands

Sebastian Fonseca

Realizing Health Justice through Civil Society - The case of Social Movements

Caroline Green

The use of human rights discourse in defining high quality residential care for older people: A comparative perspective between Germany and England

Ramiro Guerrero

The health and welfare effects of parental leave and pension policies

Jonathan Guillemot 

Selection processes of medical treatments for older people in France and England: The example of anti-osteoporotic drugs 

Sally King

What counts as a premenstrual symptom? Patient and expert health professional perspectives on a highly stigmatised and contested 'illness'- PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome).

Philippa Machin

A mixed methods study of the role of digital technology in pregnancy and childbirth in the UK

Sam Maclean

Drug Memory: A Genealogy

Brittney Mengistu

Investigating values, practices, and mental health needs of Eritrean refugee women

Léonie A. J. Mol

“Taking it in, taking it out”: an ethnographic analysis of bulimia nervo

Lawrence Sacco

Consequences of working until or beyond state pension age (SPA) for older people’s social role

Peter Simcock

Society’s most vulnerable? An exploration of the lived experience of vulnerability amongst older deaf blind adults and the implications for safeguarding

Cameron Spence

An Ethnography of Home Treatment in Psychiatry

Shanmugapriya Umachandran

Nudge & Public Policy

Craig Ward

An investigation of the decision making process used by older people when choosing proxy health and care decision makers for health and welfare lasting powers of attorney in England.

Jiawei Wu

"The impact of grandchildren on the health outcomes of grandparents: evidence from the CHARLS survey". I will examine the impact of grandparenting on a wide range of older people's life dimensions including caring, social participation and well-being

Shuting Zhang

Citizenship of migrant workers in Post-hukou era: from a perspective of citizenship institutions and everyday practices of internal migrants in China



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