Specialist Research Institutes

Student theses

Appraising the causal relationship between DNA methylation and type 2 diabetes

Author: Juvinao-Quintero, D., 7 May 2019

Supervisor: Elliott, H. (Supervisor), Relton, C. (Supervisor) & Sharp, G. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Understanding generalisability, and issues of recruitment in cohort studies: the example of advanced CKD in the elderly

Author: Rao, A., 25 Jun 2019

Supervisor: Biddle, L. (Supervisor), Caskey, F. (Supervisor) & Ben-Shlomo, Y. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Behaviour of pseudo-ductile thin-ply angle-ply laminates under different loading conditions

Author: Wu, X., 23 Jan 2019

Supervisor: Wisnom, M. (Supervisor), Bond, I. (Supervisor) & Fuller, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Using Mendelian randomization to investigate causal relationships in evolutionary theories of development and behaviour

Author: Lawn, R. B., 28 Nov 2019

Supervisor: Penton-Voak, I. (Supervisor), Munafo, M. (Supervisor) & Fraser, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Understanding the potential for pilot and feasibility work to optimise surgical trials

Author: Fairhurst, K. J., 28 Nov 2019

Supervisor: Avery, K. (Supervisor), Blazeby, J. (Supervisor), Potter, S. (Supervisor) & Gamble, C. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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A process evaluation of a patient-centred intervention in general practice to improve the management of multimorbidity

Author: Mann, C., 23 Jan 2019

Supervisor: Salisbury, C. (Supervisor), Cramer, H. (Supervisor) & Wye, L. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Synthesis, Characterisation and Applications of Novel Hierarchical Porous Materials

Author: Doan, H. V., 1 Oct 2019

Supervisor: Davis, S. (Supervisor) & Ting, V. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Adaptive Compliant Structures for Fluid Flow Control: A ‘catastrophic’ approach

Author: Arena, G., 7 May 2019

Supervisor: Pirrera, A. (Supervisor), Groh, R. (Supervisor) & Theunissen, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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The impact of insulin exposure on colorectal cancer metabolism

Author: Ryk, A., 28 Nov 2019

Supervisor: Vincent, E. E. (Supervisor) & Williams, A. C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Science (MSc)

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Synthesis and Characterisation of Photoresponsive Thermoplastic Liquid Crystal Elastomers

Author: Beckett, L., 23 Jan 2019

Supervisor: Manners, I. (Supervisor), Ting, V. P. (Supervisor) & Seddon, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Aeroelastic Tailoring of Composite Aircraft Wings with Uncertainty Quantification for Robust and Reliable Design

Author: Othman, M. F. B., 28 Nov 2019

Supervisor: Pirrera, A. (Supervisor) & Cooper, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Effect of voids on the interlaminar failure of carbon/epoxy composites

Author: Tretiak, I., 23 Jan 2019

Supervisor: Kawashita, L. (Supervisor), Hallett, S. (Supervisor) & Smith, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Eliminating hepatitis C in the UK among men who have sex with men during the era of pre-exposure prophylaxis

Author: Macgregor, L. W., 1 Oct 2019

Supervisor: Ganesh, A. (Supervisor) & Vickerman, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Nanostructure modelling for nanocomposite materials

Author: Tolladay, M., 23 Jan 2019

Supervisor: Scarpa, F. (Supervisor), Allan, N. (Supervisor) & Ivanov, D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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The Use of Auxetic Laminates as a Construction Material : A study on the behaviour of confined concrete columns using Prepreg CFRP Auxetic Jackets

Author: Attard, S., 25 Jun 2019

Supervisor: Sebastian, W. (Supervisor) & Scarpa, F. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Describing the development of hip shape in adolescence, and environmental and genetic influences on this process, in ALSPAC offspring

Author: Frysz, M., 19 Mar 2019

Supervisor: Paternoster, L. (Supervisor) & Tobias, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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A Closed-Loop Recycling Process for Discontinuous Carbon Fibre Composites

Author: Tapper, R., 7 May 2019

Supervisor: Longana, M. (Supervisor), Yu, H. (Supervisor), Potter, K. (Supervisor) & Hamerton, I. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Fatigue Behaviour of Composites under VIbration and Thermal Loading

Author: Voudouris, G., 28 Nov 2019

Supervisor: Kawashita, L. (Supervisor) & Di Maio, D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Effect of Direct Deposition of Dry Particle Tougheners on the Processability and Forming Quality of Carbon Fibre Epoxy

Author: Wang, W., 28 Nov 2019

Supervisor: Kim, B. C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Resistance and Resilience: The Attributes of Healthy Ageing for Older West Indians Living in the United Kingdom

Author: Ward, D., 23 Jan 2019

Supervisor: Payne, S. (Supervisor) & Karlsen, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Governing through News: Ugandan newspapers, sexual minorities and the Anti-Homosexuality Act 2014

Author: Ashworth, M., 25 Jun 2019

Supervisor: Cowan, D. S. (Supervisor) & Bibbings, L. S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Does the IGF axis influence EMT to play a role in bladder cancer progression?

Author: Tang, S., 23 Jan 2019

Supervisor: Perks, C. (Supervisor) & Holly, J. M. P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Behavioural outcomes and neuropathology associated with mild traumatic brain injury

Author: Kennedy, E., 19 Mar 2019

Supervisor: Munafo, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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The influence of digital self-care interventions on health inequality in high burden chronic health conditions

Author: Turnbull, S., 21 May 2019

Supervisor: Lucas, P. (Supervisor), Cabral, C. (Supervisor) & Hay, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Individual, social and environmental determinants of sugar-sweetened beverages intake in Mexico

Author: Ortega-Avila, A. G., 23 Jan 2019

Supervisor: Jago, R. (Supervisor) & Papadaki, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Vitamin D and head and neck cancer: A examination of causality and mechanisms.: an examination of causality and mechanisms.

Author: Dudding, T., 28 Nov 2019

Supervisor: Martin, R. (Supervisor) & Timpson, N. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Parental understanding of preschool children’s physical activity and sedentary behaviour : Implications for guidelines and policy

Author: Bentley, G., 7 May 2019

Supervisor: Jago, R. (Supervisor) & Turner, K. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Beta cell loss in autoimmune diabetes: a useful clinical biomarker of disease progression?

Author: Alrashidi, F., 6 Nov 2018

Supervisor: Gillespie, K. (Supervisor) & Williams, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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What is "Moral Distress" in Nursing and How Should We Respond to It?

Author: Morley, G., 25 Sep 2018

Supervisor: Huxtable, R. (Supervisor), Ives, J. (Supervisor) & Bradbury-Jones, C. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Development of Bio-inspired Cellulosic Smart Composites for Morphing

Author: Mulakkal, M., 6 Nov 2018

Supervisor: Seddon, A. (Supervisor) & Ting, V. P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Pathways to obesity: investigating the role of modifiable lifestyle factors through intermediate phenotypes

Author: Ward, M., 25 Sep 2018

Supervisor: Gaunt, T. (Supervisor) & Relton, C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Cellulose Composite Fibres for Potential Engineering and Bio-medical Applications

Author: Filby, J., 25 Sep 2018

Supervisor: Rahatekar, S. (Supervisor) & Wisnom, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Science (MSc)

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Investigating causal associations of substance use with mental health and social cognitive performance in adolescence

Author: Fluharty, M., 25 Sep 2018

Supervisor: Heron, J. (Supervisor) & Munafo, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Thirst, hunger or sweetness? What motivates humans to drink in the modern beverage environment?

Author: Ferrar, J., 25 Sep 2018

Supervisor: Ferriday, D. (Supervisor) & Rogers, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Improving dairy cattle welfare : examining Motivational Interviewing, veterinary communication and the herd health advisory paradigm

Author: Bard, A. M., 19 Jun 2018

Supervisor: Reyher, K. K. (Supervisor), Main, D. C. J. (Supervisor), Roe, E. J. (Supervisor), Haase, A. M. (Supervisor) & Whay, H. R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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NDT-based Performance Prediction for Wrinkled Composites under Compressive Load

Author: Xie, N., 25 Sep 2018

Supervisor: Smith, R. (Supervisor) & Hallett, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Development and application of novel methods to inform surgical study design: a case study in parastomal hernia prevention

Author: Murkin, C., 6 Nov 2018

Supervisor: Blazeby, J. (Supervisor), Blencowe, N. (Supervisor) & Rooshenas, L. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Science (MSc)

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Modifiable Risk Factors for Depression in Adolescence – Understanding the Causal Role of Obesity and Physical Activity

Author: Turner, N., 20 Mar 2018

Supervisor: Wiles, N. (Supervisor), Tilling, K. (Supervisor) & Heron, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Development of well-behaved nonlinear structures

Author: Cox, B., 6 Nov 2018

Supervisor: Groh, R. (Supervisor), Pirrera, A. (Supervisor) & Avitabile, D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Exploring the aetiology and phenotypic consequences of non-syndromic cleft lip/palate using polygenic risk scoring and Mendelian randomization

Author: Howe, L., 25 Sep 2018

Supervisor: Davey Smith, G. (Supervisor), Lewis, S. (Supervisor) & St Pourcain, B. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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The role of parenting for the development of executive function during early childhood

Author: Cordero, M., 25 Sep 2018

Supervisor: Pearson, R. (Supervisor) & Evans, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Simulation in developing new instruments for operative vaginal birth

Author: O'Brien, S., 19 Jun 2018

Supervisor: Burden, C. (Supervisor) & Siassakos, D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Experimental and Numerical Characterisation of Fatigue Damage in Z-pinned Composite Structures

Author: Warzok, F., 14 Nov 2017

Supervisor: Hallett, S. (Supervisor) & Allegri, G. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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A Holistic Investigation of Automated Fibre Placement’s Effect on Composite Laminate Thickness

Author: Barnes, A., 14 Nov 2017

Supervisor: Potter, K. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisEngineering Doctorate (EngD)

The effect of probability and reward on saccadic and manual responses

Author: Clark, R., 10 May 2016

Supervisor: Gilchrist, I. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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On the outside looking in: the shared burden of domestic violence

Author: Gregory, A., 15 Mar 2015

Supervisor: Feder, G. (Supervisor) & Williamson, E. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Fine Mapping of Genetic Variants Influencing Complex Traits in Human

Author: Zheng, J., 30 Sep 2015

Supervisor: Day, I. N. M. (Supervisor), Gaunt, T. R. (Supervisor) & Rodriguez, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Managing chronic pain: The experiences of older adults

Author: MacKichan, F., 2011

Supervisor: Dieppe, P. (Supervisor) & Gooberman-Hill, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Bistable Structures for Morphing Applications Using Anisotropic Shells

Author: Pirrera, A., 2011

Supervisor: Weaver, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)