PhD Alumni

Our research students have gone on to a range of academic and research positions after they successfully completed their PhD in the Department of Methodology.

 

Tom Paskhalis - MPhil/PhD Social Research Methods 2020/21

Supervisors: Professor Ken Benoit, Professor Benjamin Lauderdale, and Professor Jouni Kuha 

Thesis titleEssays in political text: new actors, new data, new challenges

Current post:  Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Social Media and Politics, New York University

More info: tom.paskhal.is

Nimesh Dhungana - MPhil/PhD Social Research Methods 2018/19

Supervisors: Associate Professor Flora Cornish and Associate Professor Alasdair Jones

Thesis: The politics of citizen-centric governance in post-earthquake Nepal

Current post: LSE Fellow, Department of Methodology at LSE, London

More info: http://www.lse.ac.uk/Methodology/People/Academic-Staff/Nimesh-Dhungana/Nimesh-Dhungana

Cristian Montenegro - MPhil/PhD Social Research Methods 2018/19

Supervisors: Associate Professor Flora Cornish and Professor Hakan Seckinelgin

Thesis: Service-user organisations and the Chilean mental health system: Tracing policy expectations and political contestations

Current post: Assistant Professor at School of Nursing, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago -  'Young Researcher' at the Millennium Institute for Research on Depression and Personality, Santiago 

More info: https://sites.google.com/view/crmontenegro/home

Krisztián Posch - MPhil/PhD Social Research Methods 2018/19

Supervisors: Professor Jonathan Jackson and Professor Jouni Kuha

Thesis: Procedural justice theory and the black box of causality

Current post: Lecturer in Crime Science, Department of Security at UCL, London - Visiting Fellow, Department of Methodology at LSE, London

More info: http://krisztianposch.net/about/

Cohen Simpson - MPhil/PhD Social Research Methods 2016/17

 Supervisors: Professor Benjamin Lauderdale and Professor Jouni Kuha

Thesis: Networks, uncertainty reduction and strategic decision-making in social movement fields

Current post: Research Fellow at British Academy, London - Postdoctoral Fellow at Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford - Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford

More info: https://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/people/cohen-simpson

Ioanna Gouseti - MPhil/PhD Social Research Methods 2016/17

Supervisor: Professor Jonathan Jackson

Thesis: Fear of crime as a way of thinking, feeling and acting: An integrated approach to measurement and a theoretical examination of psychological distance and risk construal

Current post: Leverhulme Early Career Fellow  and Course Tutor, Department of Sociology at LSE, London

More info: https://www.lse.ac.uk/sociology/people/ioanna-gouseti

Glenn O’Neil - MPhil/PhD Social Research Methods 2015/16

Supervisors: Professor Martin Bauer and Professor Jonathan Jackson

Thesis: Communication evaluation in international organisations: Methodology, influence and use

Current post: Founder of Owl Research & Evaluation, Switzerland

More info: https://www.owlre.com/about-us/

Michael Blackwell - MPhil/PhD Social Research Methods 2013/14

Supervisors: Professor Jouni Kuha and Professor Linda Mulcahy

Thesis: Diversity and its impact: an empirical study of the English courts and legal professions

Current post: Associate Professor of Law at LSE, London

More info: https://www.lse.ac.uk/law/people/academic-staff/michael-blackwell

Brenda Van Coppenolle - MPhil/PhD Social Research Methods 2013/14

Supervisors: Professor Ken Benoit and Professor Torun Dewan 

Thesis: Political dynasties and elections

Current post: Lecturer, Department of Government at University of Essex, Colchester

More info: https://sites.google.com/site/brendavancoppenolle/

Monica Gerber - MPhil/PhD Social Research Methods 2011/12

Supervisor: Professor Jonathan Jackson

Thesis: A dual-process motivational model of punitive attitudes: The effects of right-wing authoritarianism and social dominance orientation on public punitiveness

Current post: Associate Professor, Faculty of Psychology at Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago

More info: http://udp.academia.edu/MonicaMGerber

Carolyn Côté-Lussier - MPhil/PhD Social Research Methods 2011/12

Supervisor: Professor Jonathan Jackson

Thesis: The evil, poor, disliked and punished: Criminal stereotypes and the effects of their cognitive, affective and behavioural outcomes on punitiveness toward crime

Current post: Researcher Professor at INRS, Montreal - Adjunct Professor, Department of Criminology at University of Ottawa, Ontario

More info: http://www.inrs.ca/carolyn-cote-lussier https://uniweb.uottawa.ca/members/791/profile

Claudia Lopes - MPhil/PhD Social Research Methods 2011/12

Supervisors: Professor George Gaskell and Professor Jonathan Jackson

Thesis: From description to explanation in cross-national research: The case of economic morality

Current post: Research Fellow at United Nations University - International Institute for Global Health, Kuala Lumpur

More info: https://iigh.unu.edu/about/the-team/claudia-abreu-lopes#overview

Katrin Hohl - MPhil/PhD Social Research Methods 2011/12

Supervisors: Professor George Gaskell and Professor Jouni Kuha

Thesis: The role of mass media and police communication in trust in the police: New approaches to the analysis of survey and media data

Current post: Senior Lecturer in Criminology at City University, London

More info: http://www.city.ac.uk/people/academics/katrin-hohl

Ben Bradford - MPhil/PhD Social Research Methods 2009/10

Supervisor: Professor Jonathan Jackson

Thesis: From personal experience to moral identification: The roots of trust, confidence and police legitimacy

Current post: Professor of Global City Policing at UCL, London

More info: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/jill-dando-institute/about-us/people/academic-staff/ben-bradford 

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