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PhD

We welcome applications for doctoral research from students wishing to pursue PhDs relating to the study of violence. Information about applying for PhD study can be found here.

Current PhDs

Linta Mathew (Sociology, Environment and Society) ‘Gendered implications of climate change: Lessons from the Indo-Gangetic plains in India.’ Supervised by Sylvia Walby and Monika Buscher.

Geoff Burrows (Sociology) ‘HM Prisons – violence, gender regimes, and violence against women: a study in complexity.’ Supervised by Corinne May-Chahal and Sylvia Walby; ESRC funded.

Jess Phoenix (Sociology) ‘Measuring and investigating the repetition of crime to improve police performance: A focus on situations of domestic violent crime and vulnerability.’ Supervised by Les Humphreys, Sylvia Walby and Jude Towers. ESRC funded. Start date: October 2017.

Valmira Hoti-Llabjani (Applied Social Statistics) ‘Attitudes to immigration  and human values – an European investigation.’ Supervised by Brian Francis.

Gabriele Scallon (Psychology) ‘Investigating cross modal correspondences.’ Supervised by Peter  Walker and Brian Francis. Submitted.

Becky Taylor (Applied Social Statistics) ‘Outlier detection in latent structure models.’ Supervised by Brian Francis and Robin Mitra.

Chantelle Clark (Applied Social Statistics) ‘An investigation of cyber bullying  of children in the UK and USA.’ Supervised by Brian Francis and Les Humphreys; ESRC funded.

Elouise Davies (Applied Social Statistics) ‘Is Domestic Violence Violent Crime?’ Supervised by Brian Francis, Jude Towers and Sylvia Walby; ESRC funded. Start date: October 2018.

Completed PhDs

Amy Elliot (Applied Social Statistics) ‘An examination of recidivism through the statistical analysis of the Offenders Index.’ Supervised by Brian Francis.

Ece Kocabicak (Sociology) ‘Theorising the relationship between patriarchies and capitalisms: The case of Turkey.’

Stephanie Wallace (Social Statistics) ‘Developing methods to measure sentence severity and assess disparity in sentencing in the criminal courts of England and Wales.’ Supervised by Brian Francis and Les Humphreys; ESRC funded.

Claire Hargreaves (Social Statistics) ‘Measuring the long term sexual recidivism risk of convicted sex offenders in England & Wales and Norway’; supervised by Brian Francis and Les Humphreys; ESRC funded.

Richard Mills (Social Statistics) ‘Distributed moderation systems: an exploration of their utility and the social implications of their widespread adoption.’ Supervised by Brian Francis and Roger Penn; ESRC funded.

Philippa Olive (Sociology) ‘Classifications of intimate partner violence in hospital-based emergency department health systems’; supervised by Sylvia Walby and Tony Gatrell; NIHR funded.

Jude Towers (Social Statistics) ‘Economic inequality and intimate partner violence against women: an analysis of the British Crime Survey 2008/9’; supervised by Brian Francis and Sylvia Walby; ESRC funded.

Jiayi Liu ( Social Statistics) ‘Statistical modelling of escalation in crime seriousness: through survival analysis, mixed-effects and mixture modelling approaches.’ Supervised by Brian Francis; ESRC funded.

David Mansley (Sociology) ‘Collective violence, democracy and protest policing: Protest events in Great Britain, 1999-2009’; supervised by Sylvia Walby and Ian Paylor; ESRC funded.