PhD Students

Browse this list of our current PhD students, or see our past PhD students for information on previous projects and research.

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Student Email address Research focus

Ahmad Abouelnour

Revitalization of Old RAK (Oldest Settlement in the UAE)

Natasha Bailey

Nahua Women in the Pulque Trade of Early Colonial Mexico, 1521-1600

Jamie Banks

'Up in Smoke': Opium and Indentured Labour in Mauritius, British Guiana, and Trinidad, 1834 - 1912.

Richard Bates

Philip Batman

A comparison of kinship family survival in York and Swaledale in the nineteenth century.           

Sue Bishop

Mixed Romantic Relationships in post-war Leicester: Multiculturalism and the emotional complexities of Female Agency.           

Nicola Blacklaws

The Twentieth-Century Poor Law in the Midlands and Wales 1900-c.1930.           

Elizabeth Blood

The construction history of war memorials in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Denise Bonnette-Anderson

What makes a church or chapel redundant or marked for closure in the modern era in England?

Paul Bonnick

Sir Richard Phillips: His Rise from Pariah to Privilege.

Rory Booth

The Realm of Bohemia: Masculinity, the press and Clubland in Late Victorian Manchester 1860-1914.

Katie Bridger

The Leicestershire Gentry, c.1460-1560: Identity, Locality, and Landscape.           

Kevin Brown

Voices from the afterlife of Chartism: the interaction of radicals in the development of the Liberal party 1850-1870s.            

Jill Caine

The migratory patterns of people in four settlements in Lincolnshire, 1851 – 1901.

Ash Carter

The Church in a State: How Richard Baxter's theology of the Visible and Invisible Church impacted his philosophy of Church and State.

Congje Cheng

Reconstructing China's Local Clique: A Case Study of the Geopolitical Network of the Guangxi Clique, 1920s - 1940's                     

Maria Christodoulou

Politics and Everyday Life in a Divided City: Nicosia, 1955 - 1974.

Joshua Cohen

'Never Again!' - a command not a slogan: The impact of the Holocaust on British anti-fascism, 1945-67.

Janet Couloute

Carrie Crockett

Penal Sakhalin: Forging identity in the Euro-Asian Borderlands.

Nicholas Cummins

The '"cork" in the bottle':Explaining Reagan's failure to confront Iran.

Kevin DeYoung

The Problem with John Witherspoon: Reassessing the Presbyterian pastor-president and his relationship to the Scottish Enlightenment.

Abigail Eiceman

Paige Emerick

Royal visits within Britain and the formation of National Identity, 1760-1849.

Trixie Gadd

Survival Strategies of the Clergy of Dorset in the Seventeenth Century.           

Amanda Jane Gillam

Anglo-Russian Relations 1700-1725, descent into Cold War.

Michael Greasley

Propaganda and the British provincial press in the Anglo-Irish Conflict, 1919-1923.

Prisca Greenhow

Norfolk Pauper Letter 1750-1850.

Anna Harrington

'The grand object of my Parliamentary existence': William Wilberforce's abolitionism.

Jordan Harris

The Mixed Race Experience in Victorian Britain.           

Sally Hartshorne

The Heritage of Home:  the role of history in the socio-economic development of Leicester, 1945-2013.

David Helm

The healthcare economy of Gloucester in the Age of Reform, c.1815 - c.1870.           

Emilia Henderson

Franco-Saxon Manuscripts in the Ninth Century.           

Todd Henderson

The State of Christianity Today: An Historical Assessment of the Flagship Evangelical Publication.

Carla Herrmann

Medical relief under the Old Poor Law in Hertfordshire.

Daniel Johnson

Songs Before Unknown - Isaac Watts and the Dynamics of Protestant Worship in Enlightenment England.

Elizabeth Jones

Namak Khoshnaw

Elias Kupfermann

The role of the Castle and Town of New Windsor during the English Civil Wars (1642 – 1650).

Rebecca Lawton

Anglo-Saxon perceptions of the city of Rome: correspondence and exchange in the 7th and 8th centuries.            

Emmeline Ledgerwood

Re-evaluating the 1980s and 1990s through life histories: politics, privatisation and the culture of government research.

Jun Li

Garden City in China.           

Georgina Lockton

Science, Technology and Road Safety in the Motor Age.

Tracey Logan

Democracy and Direct Action in the Suburbs: Chiswick, Edgbaston and Filton 1838-1940.

Laura Mainwaring

Bringing Regulation to the Market.

Liam McCarthy

BBC Radio Leicester, the 630 Show: How did the social, political and broadcast worlds of 1970s Leicester collide to form the genesis of the BBC Asian Network?

Anna McKay

War and Peace: The History of British Prison Hulks, 1776-1864.           

Joshua McMullan

Defending Modernity? Communicating with the Public Nuclear Energy: Historical Perspectives.           

Sadie McMullon

Adam Millar

Empire of Salvation: The Salvation Army's Imperial Settlements and Colonies, c.1890-1939

Christopher Mitchell

Astrology in England in the Twelfth Century

Adnan Mohammed

British Representations of the Kurds and the Armenian Question 1877-1908

Tamar Moore

Household Cures and Female Charity: The welfare and well-being of the estate of the English Versailles in the long 18th century.

Michael Morgan

‘The Tone of My Quarterly Payments’: The Clergy-Laity Relationship in Wilberforce’s Friendship Network (1783-1833).

Janice Morris

The role of elite women in the reception of French émigrés in England, 1789-1815.

Raku Nagamine

The Corporation of Chester in the long eighteenth century.

Patricia Okuleye

Selling Health on the World Stage.

Paul Owens

The social and ecclesiastical significance of church seating arrangements, 1700-1900.

Benjamin Palmer

A fruitful field for women: A collective biography of women in biochemistry 1906-1975.

Amerdeep Panesar

Beyond the Boundary: Cricket and Community in England, c. 1965-2015.

Lauren Parsons

Seeking Justice and Atonement: British Legal Approaches to Mass Murder in the Aftermath of the Holocaust, 1945-1969.

Bradley Phipps

Motherhood and Manhood: Gender in the White Citizens' Councils.

Anne Platoff

Symbols in Service to the State: The Role of Flags and Other Symbols in the Civil Religion of the Soviet Union.

Kimberley Pullen

The Old Poor Law, Enclosures and Social Change in Leicestershire and Rutland, c.1700-1834.           

John Pullin

Railway Locomotive Drivers, 1850–1885.           

Jeffrey Pym

What made possible the first global import of liquefied natural gas from Louisiana into a new North Thames Gas cryogenic storage terminal on Canvey Island in Essex during the winter of 1959?           

Matthew Rowley

Godly Violence: Providence, Scripture and Puritan Belief-Formation in War in England, Ireland, Scotland and Colonial America.            

Mary Rudling

Poor relief in eastern Sussex parishes c1800-1860: Continuity and change following the New Poor Law. An analysis of intra-regional practices at the end of the Old Poor Law and during the early years of the New Poor Law based on a study of relief recipients and relief officials.

Raphael Rues

Military activities of German and Italian Fascists units during 1943-1945 in the region of Ossola and Lake Maggiore.

Peter Sasvari

"Poor Mexico: so far from God, and...": Reflections of The New York Times and US press on Mexico's political life and Mexican-American relations in the 20th century (regarding milestones of Mexico's political life).

Mrunmayee Satam

Governing the Body- Public Health and Urban Society in Colonial Bombay City 1914- 1945.

Nicholas Siniari

A History of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church's Mission to the Rastafari of the West Indies and the West. A History of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church's Mission to the Rastafari of the West Indies and the West.

Derek Smith

Guernsey Emigration 1800-1930.

Mark Smith

The Life and Works of Samuel Chandler: 1693-1766.            

Ann Stones

Charnwood Circles: the role of boundaries in the relationship between people and place in medieval Charnwood Forest.            

Diane Strange

Negotiating Peace: Conflict resolution and diplomatic exchange between England and Spain 1598-1625.

Alister Sutherland

Peasant seals and sealing practices in eastern England, c.1200-1500.

Nadine Tauchner

Otto Schulmeister- An Austrian Journalist between Nazism and Democracy.

Tony Taylor

Old World, New World: The Immigrant perspective of Spatial Belonging in the Lower East Side of New York and London's East End, 1880-1921.

James Thedham

Matthew Tuohy

Tracing the origins of settlement morphology and landscape character within the Hundred of Willey, Bedfordshire.            

Salvatore Valenti

Water and Urbanization: Rome after the end of papal temporal power.

Liz van Wessem

Judith Voecker

Crime and Criminal Prosecution in the Warsaw, Cracow and Riga Ghetto during World War II.

Scott Weightman

The Outward Face of Segregation: Segregationists’ Media Strategies during the 1950s and 1960s

Harry Wilkinson

The Night and Darkness in Anglo-Saxon England

David Yates

An evaluation of the  criticisms of Grey’s Foreign Policy