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Our PhD students

Queen Mary is a great place to work or study, primarily because of its locality, its commitment to applied research and its diverse student population. As one of the most diverse universities in Europe - if not the world - I think that this is the best sort of learning environment you can be in
Suzy Solley, PhD 2016

Culture, Space and Power

  • Lamees Casling - Children and global citizenship
  • Oliver Gibson - Health, environment and the institutional care of children in late Victorian London
  • Casper Laing Ebbensgaard - Urban illuminations: affective and sensory experiences of experimental urban lighting
  • Lucie Glasheen - Playing with Space in 1930s East London
  • Emily Harris - Interfaith connections at home: domestic space, practice and dialogue in contemporary Londo
  • Chandan Mahal - Family History, Place and Diaspora
  • Samuel Miles - Sex(uality) in the city: implications of digital technologies and locative media on urban queer geography
  • Eithne Nightingale - Children, migration and diaspora
  • Hayley Peacock - Bringing places to life: the politics of urban colour interventions
  • Victoria Pickering - Putting nature in a box: Sloane’s vegetable substances
  • Aditya Ray -
  • Robert Stephenson - Men juggling work, home and family in contemporary London
  • Hannah Stockton - Imperial Thames: London, river and Empire, 1660–1830

 Economy, Development and Social Justice

  • Norma Cohen - The Economy of Sacrifice? War Bond Holders and the Financing of the First World War, 1914–25
  • Vincent Guermond -
  • Liam Harney - The E14 Expedition: Facilitating Public Formation through Place-Based Participatory Action Research
  • Amy Horton - Addressing the under-valuing of care work in the UK and US
  • Liev Cherry - Urban farming on various scales in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jennifer McCurry - Transnational dimensions of trade union activity among migrant workers: a comparison of trade unions in the UK and German

Health, Biosciences and Security

  • Alexandra Boyle - Exploring the emotio-spatial dimensions of communication technology use among older adults in contemporary London
  • Josie Hamper - Women, smartphones and maternal health apps
  • Kristin Hussey - Imperial Medicine in the Global City: Exploring the impact of Empire on London’s healthscapes, 1850-1930

Earth Surface Science

  • Bisnhu Raj Baral - Rivers and their tidal systems
  • Ginny Benardout - Quantifying quaternary climate change
  • Tullus Bergmann - Understanding the impact of flooding events on contaminated sediments in rivers and estuaries
  • James Brand - Pollution from coastal landfills
  • Ben Chandler - Pattern, dynamics and timing of glaciation on the Gaick Plateau, Central Grampian Highlands, Scotland
  • Gabriel Connor-Streich - Understanding the behavioural characteristics of braided river channels using graph theory
  • Matej Faller - Impact of invasive plant and invertebrate species on bank stability and sediment dynamics
  • John Groves - 3D microscopic examination of environmental materials – the application of μCT and SEM to diverse sedimentary environments
  • Joe James - Modelling the response of braided rivers and deltas to unsteady sediment supply
  • Thomas Lawrence - Quantifying the micro-scale characteristics of flocculated sediment in order to better understand behaviour
  • Anna March - Climate variability during MIS11 in Britain
  • Astrid Ruiter - Glaciotectonics of the Dogger Bank
  • Giuditta Trinci - Developing improved hydromorphological assessment methods for European rivers
  • Maria Vasilyeva - Rivers and their tidal systems
  • Cianna Wyshnytzky - On the mechanisms of minor moraine formation in high-mountain environments of the European Alps

Former PhD students

We have a wide range of links with organisations, including international trade unions (e.g. ITWF), community organisations (e.g. London Citizens), museums and cultural institutions (e.g. the Geffreye Museum), and regional, national and international governmental and inter-governmental agencies (e.g. OECD, World Bank and the NHS). Our links with conservation and resource management organisations include Centre for Hydrology and Ecology, Dorset and Wallingford, Countryside Council for Wales, Environment Agency, HR Wallingford Ltd, and Natural England. Taking advantage of these connections, our PhD students have followed a range of careers in different sectors and a number of countries.

Recent graduate destinations
Some of our former PhD students are following academic careers as Lecturers or Research Fellows (Goldsmith’s College, University of London • Lancaster University • King’s College London • University of Leeds • London Metropolitan University • Trinity College, Cambridge • McMaster University • National University of Mexico); while other former students have utilised their research skills outside academia in the business sector, and at organisations such as: Dutch Geological Survey • Department for International Development • Environment Agency • Migrants Rights Network • Industrial Areas Foundation, Chicago • Department for Education and Skills • Iraq Inquiry Unit, Dept for International Development • Science Museum, London • UN-HABITAT, Nairobi

Our postgraduate researchers also benefit from the services and support offered by the QMUL Careers and Enterprise Centre.

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