PhD recent completions


Emilie Courtin (June 2018) 'Living arrangements and depression in later life'
Supervisors: Professor Martin Knapp, Professor Emily Grundy

Samantha Lattof (April 2018) 'Migration and women's health: a mixed methods study among migrants in Accra, Ghana'
Supervisors: Dr Ernestina Coast, Dr Tiziana Leone

Laura Kudrna (April 2018) 'Please award this degree, even though it is likely to make others miserable and me, too. An investigation of the relationships of absolute and relative socio-economic status with subjective wellbeing in the United States and England'
Supervisors: Professor Paul Dolan, Professor Alistair McGuire

Kate Laffan (February 2018)' Issues relating to Behaviour, Wellbeing and the Environment'
Supervisors: Professor Paul Dolan, Dr Simon Dietz

Belen Saenz de Miera Juarez (February 2018) 'The expansion of public health insurance in Mexico. Health, financial and distributional effects'.
Supervisors: Dr Joan Costa-Font, Professor Alistair McGuire

Sebastian Salas-Vega (January 2018) ' Cancer medicines: Therapeutic impact, costs and value'.
Supervisors: Professor Elias Mossialos, Professor Alistair McGuire

Juliette Malley (January 2018) 'Adjusting for unobserved and observed heterogeneity in survey-based performance indicators: an application to adult social care in England'
Supervisors: Dr Jose-Luis Fernandez, Professor Martin Knapp


Kerris Cooper (December 2017) ' Poverty and parenting in the UK'
Supervisors: Professor Lucinda Platt, Dr Kitty Stewart

Elena Mariani(September 2017) 'The relationship between family context and job satisfaction: a quantitative investigation using German data'
Supervisors: Professor Stephen Jenkins, Dr Berkay Özcan

Aris Angelis (August 2017) 'Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis for Assessing the Value of New Medical Technologies: conceiving, developing and applying a new value framework for the purpose of Health Technology Assessment'
Supervisors: Dr Panos Kanavos, Professor Alistair McGuire

Madeleine Stevens (August 2017) 'Drawing on parents’ experiences to explore how to prevent high-risk primary school children developing antisocial and criminal behaviour'
Supervisors: Professor Jeni Beecham, Professor Anne Power

Robyn Rowe (July 2017) 'Gender and the politics of welfare in postwar Britain: a history of social policies for single women and lone mothers, 1948-1966'.
Supervisors:  Professor John Macnicol, Professor Howard Glennester      

Alessandra Ferrario (June 2017) 'Access to cancer medicines in Europe: An analysis of existing challenges and countries responses'
Supervisors: Dr Panos Kanavos, Professor Alistair McGuire

Christina Novinskey (April 2017) 'Determining Policy Priorities in a Devolved Health System: An Analytical Framework'
Supervisors: Dr Joan Costa-Font, Dr Timo Fleckenstein

Helen Athanasiou  (April 2017) 'Working together to protect children: a case study of policy and implementation in Greece.'
Supervisors: Professor Eileen Munro

Else Knudsen (March 2017) 'Experiences of Canadian Children of Prisoners.'
Supervisors: Dr Coretta Phillips, Dr Kitty Stewart

Rikki Dean (March 2017) 'Democratising bureaucracy: the many meanings of public participation and how to harness them'
Supervisors: Dr Tania Burchardt, Professor Hartley Dean

Clare Menozzi-Ammerman (February 2017) 'Performance based contracting as a policy tool for promoting timely exits from out-of-home care: A comparative analysis'
Supervisors:  Dr Wendy Sigle-Rushton, Professor Eileen Munro

Ismini Drakou (January 2017) 'Inequalities and inequity in utilisation of health care among the older people in Greece'
Supervisors: Professor Elias Mossialos


Elena Nicod (December 2016) 'A critical appraisal of coverage and resource allocation decisions through the use of health technology assessment: evidence on orphan drugs from four countries.'
Supervisors: Dr Panos Kanavos, Professor Paul Dolan

Elizabeth Bailey (Sept 2016) 'The development of the City Technology College Programme – 1980s’ conservative ideas about English secondary education.'
Supervisors:  Professor Anne West, Dr Sonia Exley

Heini Vaisanen (July 2016) 'A Life Course Perspective to Abortion in Finland.'
Supervisors: Professor Mike Murphy, Dr Tiziana Leone

Thomas Guiney
 (April 2016) 'In the Shadow of the Prison Gates: An Institutional Analysis of Early Release Policy and Practice in England and Wales, 1960 – 1995'
Supervisors:  Professor Tim Newburn, Professor Robert Reiner

Rachel Deacon (March 2016) 'Young People, HIV Prevention and policy making: the case of the rural Eastern Cape, South Africa'
Supervisors: Dr Ernestina Coast, Dr Hakan Seckinelgin

Nika Fuchkan (February 2016) 'Burden of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - health, social and economic impacts of exposure to the London bombings' 
Supervisors: Professor Martin Knapp, Professor Jeni Beecham

Jack Cunliffe (January 2016) 'Offending Risks Factors and Area: an Investigation Using Structural Equation Modelling'
Supervisors:  Professor Tim Newburn, Professor John Hills

Ravit Alfandari (January 2016) ' An evaluation of child protection reform in Israel'
Supervisors: Professor Eileen Munro, Dr Hakan Seckinelgin


Ben Wilson (December 2015) 'Origin, destination and convergence: understanding the fertility of international migrants and their ancestors'
Supervisors:  Dr Wendy Sigle-Rushton, Dr Jouni Kuha

Chantal Morel
 (December 2015) 'Pharmaceutical prices 1999-2008: an exploration into global variation, comparative measures, and potential determinants'
Supervisors: Professor Alistair McGuire , Professor Elias Mossialos

Jon Cylus (December 2015) 'Do unemployment benefits affect health? Evidence from the United States'
Supervisors: Professor Alistair McGuire, Dr Grace Lordan

Annika Silva-Leander (October 2015) 'The Role and Influence of Nongovernmental Organisations on Anti-Corruption Reform in Indonesia' 
Supervisors: Professor Anthony Hall, Dr Hakan Seckinelgin

Valeria Cetorelli
 (October 2015) 'Demographic and Health Effects of the 2003-2011 War in Iraq'
Supervisors: Professor Stephen Jenkins, Dr Tiziana Leone

Scott Naysmith  (September 2015) 'A qualitative study of avian influenza A H5N1 at the human-animal interface: Examining knowledge, attitudes, perceptions, and behaviours of people who work with poultry in three live bird markets in Indonesia'
Supervisors: Professor Tony Barnett, Dr Hakan Seckinelgin

Janeille Matthews (September 2015) 'Competing constructions: a mixed methods investigation of the popular and media framing of the Antigua crime story'
Supervisors: Dr Mike Shiner, Dr Coretta Phillips

Kênia Parsons 
(July 2015) 'Reaching out to the persistently poor in rural areas: an analysis of Brazil’s Bolsa Família conditional cash transfer programme'
Supervisors:  Professor Anthony Hall, Professor John Hills

Jacqueline Damant 
(July 2015) 'Older adults, e-inclusion and access to ICT-based care'
Supervisors: Professor Martin Knapp, Dr Paul Freddolino

Kenzo Asahi (July 2015) 'Impacts of better transport accessibility: evidence from Chile' 
Supervisors: Professor Stephen Jenkins, Professor Steve Gibbons

Jennifer Klot (June 2015) 'The United Nations Security Council’s agenda on ‘Women, Peace and Security’: bureaucratic pathologies and unrealised potential'
Supervisors: Professor Jude Howell, Dr Hakan Seckinelgin

Somparat Srisantisuk 
(June 2015) 'Pro-poor Tourism Policy in Thailand'
Supervisor: Dr Sunil Kumar

Laurence Lannes 
(May 2015) 'An analysis of health service delivery performance in Rwanda'
Supervisors: Dr Joan Costa-Font, Professor David Lewis

Philipp Hessel (May 2015) ' Long-term effects of economic fluctuations on health and cognition in Europe and the United States'
Supervisors: Professor Mike Murphy, Professor John Macnicol

Eleri Jones 
(May 2015) 'Care-seeking for birth in urban India'
Supervisors: Dr Ernestina Coast, Dr Tiziana Leone

Anne Marie Brady (April 2015) 'From No Work to Work? The Role of Job Placement and Skills Training Services in Assisting Unemployment Benefit II Recipients Find Work under Germany's Hartz IV Welfare Reforms'
Supervisors: Professor Hartley Dean, Dr Steen Mangen

Corinna Sorenson (March 2015) 'Toward Effective Health Technology Regulation'
Supervisors: Professor Elias Mossialos, Dr Adam Oliver

Marigen Narea-Biscupovich (February 2015) 'Who cares for our children matters: early maternal employment, early childcare and child development in Chile'
Supervisors: Dr Kitty Stewart, Professor Paul Dolan

Guy Doron (February 2015) 'Is Empowerment of Disadvantaged Populations Achievable through Housing Policies? A Study of the Impact of Social Housing on the Empowerment of the Poor in Israel'
Supervisor: Professor Anne Power

Paul Bouanchaud
 (January 2015) 'Male Sex Work in China: Understanding the HIV Risk Environments and Day-to-Day lives of Shenzhen's Migrant Money Boys'
Supervisors: Dr Ernestina Coast, Dr Hakan Seckinelgin


Victoria De Menil (December 2014) 'Under-cover in Kenya: The contribution of non-state actors to mental health coverage'
Supervisors: Professor Martin Knapp, Dr David McDaid

Katie Bates 
(November 2014) 'Double or divergent? Stunting overweightness in children and the burden of malnutrition in low and middle income countries: a study of Albania'
Supervisors: Dr Arjan Gjonca, Dr Tiziana Leone

Huseyin Naci (September 2014) 'Generating comparative clinical evidence on benefits and harms to inform prescribing decisions: the case of Statins'
Supervisors: Professor Elias Mossialos, Dr Caroline Rudisill

Silvia Lopez- Herrero (August 2014) 'Inter-sector partnerships: complex dynamics and patterns of behaviour'
Supervisors: Professor Anthony Hall, Professor Evangelia Mitleton-Kelly

Sarah Heilmann (June 2014) 'Life-chances of children in Indonesia: The links between parental resources and children's outcomes in the areas of nutrition, cognition and health'
Supervisors: Dr Kitty Stewart, Professor John Hills

Marya Saidi (June 2014) 'No place like HOME:Specialist Housing Services for People with Mental Health Problems. Outcomes, Movements and Experiences'
Supervisors: Professor Martin Knapp, Professor Jeni Beecham

Claudia Niza (June 2014) 'The impact of patient financial incentives to promote blood donation and health care compliance'
Supervisors: Professor Paul Dolan, Dr Caroline Rudisill

Philipa Mladovsky (June 2014) 'Social capital and enrolment in community based health insurance in Senegal'
Supervisors: Professor Elias Mossialos, Professor David Lewis

Joanna Marczak (June 2014) ' Childbearing intentions of Polish men and women in Poland and the UK: progression to the second child'
Supervisors: Dr Ernestina Coast , Dr Wendy Sigle-Rushton

Louise Caffrey (June 2014) 'Managing the commitment to protect children from maltreatment: the case of child contact centres in England'
Supervisor: Professor Eileen Munro

Daniel Bear (May 2014) 'Adapting, Acting Out, or Standing Firm: Understanding the place of Drugs in Policing a London Borough'
Supervisors: Dr Mike Shiner, Dr Jon Jackson

Wei Yang (May 2014) 'An analysis of inequities in health and health care in China'
Supervisors: Dr Panos Kanavos, Dr Caroline Rudisill

Benjamin Richards (May 2014) 'National identity and social cohesion: theory and evidence for British social policy'
Supervisors: Professor Hartley Dean, Dr Tania Burchardt

Harald Wilkoszewski (April 2014) 'Germany's social policy challenge: public intergenerational transfers in the light of demographic change'
Supervisors:  Professor Mike Murphy, Dr Wendy Sigle-Rushton

Sinead Walsh (April 2014) 'The improbability of accountability of nongovernmental organisations to their intended beneficiaries: the case of Action-Aid'
Supervisors: Professor David Lewis, Dr Hakan Seckinelgin

Lucia Kossarova (April 2014) 'Assessing health system performance: the case of Slovakia and Czech Republic'
Supervisors: Professor Alistair McGuire, Dr Joan Costa-Font

Bryan Jones (March 2014) 'The impact of regeneration on existing communities in Kent Thameside since 1991'
Supervisor: Professor Anne Power

Alice Goisis (March 2014) 'Childbearing postponement and child well-being in the UK: Integrating and reconciling different perspectives'
Supervisors: Professor Mike Murphy, Dr Wendy Sigle-Rushton

Kok Hoe Ng (January 2014) 'The prospects for old-age income security in Hong Kong and Singapore'
Supervisors: Professor John Hills, Dr Jonathan Hopkin


Amy Challen (December 2013) 'Feelings, friends and behaviour: non-cognitive attributes of pupils at English secondary schools'
Supervisors: Professor Alistair McGuire, Professor Anne West

Clara Rubincam (October 2013) 'Alternative beliefs about HIV/AIDS: re-examining distrust among young adults in Cape Town, South Africa'
Supervisors: Professor Tony Barnett, Dr Hakan Seckinelgin

Ian Andrews (August 2013) 'It's a man's game: English football and socio-cultural change'
Supervisors: Professor Eric Dunning, Professor Anne West

Shaffa Hameed (August 2013) 'Sexual health policies and youth: a case study of the Maldives'
Supervisors: Dr Ernestina Coast, Dr Mrigesh Bhatia

Jonathan Roberts (June 2013) 'Trust and early years education and care: an exploration of parents' trust in preschool provision'
Supervisor: Professor Anne West

Bo Hu (April 2013) 'Education for migrant children: policy implementation in the changing urban education system in China'
Supervisors: Dr Bingqin Li, Professor David Piachaud

Eleanor Hukin (April 2013) 'Unmet need for contraception in Cambodia'
Supervisors: Dr Ernestina Coast, Professor David Lewis

Lauren Lacey (March 2013) 'Youth justice in England and Wales: exploring young offender's perceptions of restorative and procedural justice in the referral order process'
Supervisors: Professor Tim Newburn, Dr Mike Shiner

Melody Mohebi (January 2013) 'Intellectuals, reform and the making of a modern Iranian civil society'
Supervisors: Professor Jude Howell, Professor David Lewis

Rod Hick (January 2013) 'Poverty as capability deprivation: employing the capability approach as the basis for conceptualising and measuring poverty and deprivation in a rich nation, Social Policy context'
Supervisors: Dr Tania Burchardt, Professor David Piachaud

Jie Du (January 2013) 'The Politics of Engendering the Policy Process: Case Studies of Two Campaigns in China - The Anti-Domestic Violence Campaign and Equal Retirement Age Campaign.'
Supervisors: Professor Jude Howell, Dr Bingqin Li

Emily Freeman (January 2013) 'Experiences of ageing, sex and HIV infection at older age in rural Malawi.'
Supervisors: Dr Ernestina Coast, Dr Rebecca Sear


Tony Hockley (November 2012)  'A giant leap by small steps: The Conservative Party and National Health Service reform.'
Supervisor: Professor Elias Mossialos

Nicole Barbery-Regner (October 2012) 'Beyond the fine print: water sector reform and private sector participation'
Supervisor: Dr Sunil Kumar

Azusa Sato (October 2012) 'Rationales for traditional medicines utilisation and its equity implications: the case of Ghana.'
Supervisors: Dr Joan Costa-Font, Professor Elias Mossialos

Jihyung Hong (October 2012) 'Socio-economic Inequalities in Mental Health and their Determinants in South Korea.'
Supervisors: Professor Martin Knapp, Professor Alistair McGuire

Ludovica Gambaro (September 2012) 'Why are childcare workers low paid? Analysis of pay in the UK childcare sector 1994-2008.'
Supervisors: Professor Jane Lewis, Professor David Piachaud

Harald Schmidt (August 2012) 'Just health responsibility - A comparative analysis of the role of individual behaviour in relation to cancer and weight-control policy in German and US health care systems.'
Supervisors: Professor Julian LeGrand, Dr Alex Voorhoeve

Eliud Wekesa (August 2012) 'A new lease of life: sexual and reproductive behaviour among PLWHA in the ART era in Nairobi slums.'
Supervisors: Dr Ernestina Coast, Dr Hakan Seckinelgin

Paul Mathews (June 2012) 'Plasticity, life history and inclusive fitness: an evolutionary demography perspective on individual variation in fertility and fertility preferences in contemporary Britain.'
Supervisors: Dr Rebecca Sear, Dr Wendy Sigle-Rushton

Gabriela Mejia-Pailles (April 2012) 'A Life Course Perspective on Social and Family Formation Transitions to Adulthood of Young Men and Women in Mexico.'
Supervisors: Professor Michael Murphy, Dr Arjan Gjonca

Eleanor Barham (April 2012) 'Markets, Selection and Equity: How Reputation and Popularity Influence Student Admissions and Recruitment in Universities in England.'
Supervisors: Professor Anne West, Dr Mike Shiner

Divya Srivastava (April 2012) 'An analysis of the determinants of access to medicines and health care in developing country settings.'
Supervisors: Professor Alistair McGuire , Professor Elias Mossialos

Adrian James (Mar. 2012) 'The Influence of Intelligence-Led Policing Models on Investigative Policy and Practice in Mainstream Policing 1993-2007: Division, Resistance and Investigative Orthodoxy'
Supervisor: Professor Tim Newburn

Denis Jones (Mar. 2012) 'Conditions for Sustainable Decarceration Strategies for Youth Justice'
Supervisors: Professor David Downes ,  Professor Tim Newburn


Sarah Thomson (Dec. 2011) 'Voluntary Health Insurance and Health System Performance in the European Union'
Supervisors: Professor Elias Mossialos, Professor Alistair Mcguire

karin Cerri (Dec. 2011) 'Evidence, process or context? Examining the factors that drive coverage decisions of pharmaceuticals by Health Technology Assessment bodies in Europe'
Supervisors: Professor Martin Knapp, Dr Jose Luis Fernandez

Georgina Blanco-Mancilla (Nov. 2011) 'Implementation of Health Policies in Mexico City: what factors contribute to more effective service delivery?'
Supervisors: Professor Jude Howell, Professor Anthony Hall

Suyoung Kim (Oct. 2011) 'The Politics of Struggle in a State-Civil Society Partnership: a case study of a South Korean Workfare'
Supervisors: Professor Hartley Dean, Dr Bingqin Li

Irene Papanicolas (Sept. 2011)  'The New NHS': Incentives for improved quality in English hospitals?
Supervisors: Professor Alistair Mcguire, Professor Elias Mossialos

Ben Baumberg (Sept. 2011) 'The role of increasing job strain in deteriorating fitness-for-work and rising incapacity benefit receipt'
Supervisors: Professor John Hills, Dr Tania Burchardt

Nisrine Mansour (Aug. 2011) 'Governing the Personal: family law and women's subjectivity and agency in post-conflict Lebanon'
Supervisors: Professor David Lewis, Dr Hakan Seckinelgin

Dewi Ismajani Puradiredja (June 2011) 'Contextualising condom (non-)use by rural and urban female sex workers in Indonesia'
Supervisors: Dr Ernestina Coast, Dr Rebecca Sear

Karine Chevreul (June 2011) 'General Practitioners' Prescribing Decision Making: the case of proton pump inhibitors in France'
Supervisor: Professor Elias Mossialos

Lynne Ravenscroft (May 2011) ' "Punish and Be Damned". Judicial Discretion in Juvenile Courts: The Welfare and Punishment Dichotomy in England and Wales, and Scotland'
Supervisors: Professor David Downes ,  Professor Tim Newburn

Cora Peterson (May 2011) 'The consequences of formal policy links between domestic agriculture and food assistance programs: the case of the U.S. National School Lunch Program'
Supervisors: Professor Julian Le Grand , Professor Alistair McGuire

Li Lin Liang (March 2011) 'Hospital Responses to Changes in Reimbursement Methods: An Economic Analysis of Taiwan's National Health Insurance Programme'
Supervisor: Professor Alistair McGuire

Zachary Cooper (Jan. 2011) 'Choice, Competition and Hospital Performance: Creating Effective Incentives Within the Public Sector'
Supervisors: Professor Julian Le Grand  , Professor Alistair McGuire

Markus Ketola (Jan. 2011) 'Europeanisation and Civil Society: Early Impact of EU Pre-accession Policies on Turkish NGOs'
Supervisors: Professor Jude Howell, Dr Armine Ishkanian


Nebibe Varol (Dec. 2010) 'Regulation and Adoption Dynamics of Pharmaceutical Technologies: Evidence from the OECD 1999-2008'
Supervisors: Professor Alistair McGuire, Dr Joan Costa-Font

Yuka Uzuki (Nov. 2010) 'Intergenerational Persistence of Poverty in the UK: Empirical Analysis of Economic Outcomes for the People Born from the 1950s to the 1980s.'
Supervisors: Professor John Hills , Professor Anne West

Wiraporn Pothisiri (Oct. 2010) 'Postpartum Care in Thailand: Experience, Practice and Policy'
Supervisors: Dr Ernestina Coast, Dr Arjan Gjonca

Sotirios Vandoros (Oct. 2010) 'Studies in Pricing and Competition in Regulated Pharmaceutical Markets'
Supervisors: Dr Panos Kanavos, Professor Alistair McGuire