Festival of Postgraduate Research - 2014 Presenters

Festival Presenter Explaining ResearchJoin us Thursday 26 June 2014 for the 10th Festival of Postgraduate Research.

If you can't wait until then, you can view the posters electronically - find posters by subject: 

College of Arts, Humanities, and Law

Najah Alzoubi

School of English

Psychiatry in Drama: Bowen Family Systems Theory and Family Disintegration in Tennessee Williams’s Drama

Petrina Foti

School of Museum Studies

Why Is This Here? A Study of How the Responsive Practice of Contemporary Collecting Computer-Based Technology Has Fostered Agile Curatorial Expertise at the Smithsonian Institution

Mireya Gonzalez-Rodriguez

School of Archaeology and Ancient History

Mid-Day Stroll in the Valley of Death, Libya

Katie Heathman

School of English

Radical Revivalists: Changing the World Through Folk Dance and Song

Amy Hetherington

School of Museum Studies

It's All Fun and Games: The Design of Digital Interactive Exhibits

Manolis Pagkalos

School of Archaeology and Ancient History

Past and Memory in Early Hellenistic Greece: Reshaping the Political Reality

Andrea Scarpato

School of Archaeology and Ancient History

Defining a “Mediterranean Bridge”: The Relationship Between Sparta and Crete

Dashne Sedeeq

School of English

Diachronic Study of English Loanwords in the Kurdish Language

Kristan Tetens

School of English

An Ethnographic Approach to Dramatic Censorship in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Freedom of Expression and the Protection of Religious Sensibilities


College of Medicine, Biological Sciences, and Psychology

Dalia Alammari

Department of Infection, Immunity, and Inflammation

How Can We Help Blood Cancer Patients Reduce their Kidney Damage?

Kamla Al-Samani

Department of Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine

Frankincense and the Treatment of Ovarian Cancer

Greer Arthur

Department of Infection, Immunity, and Inflammation

The Electricity of Mucus

Mark Bird

Department of Cardiovascular Sciences

Developing Painkillers with Reduced Side-Effects: A Multi-Target Approach

Hayley Crumbie

Department of Cardiovascular Sciences

How Does Our Body Clock Affect our Cardiac Risk?

Laura Delfino

Department of Genetics

Come Fruit Fly With Me! A Genetic Model to Study Huntington’s Disease

Munisha Devi

MRC Toxicology Unit

On the "TRAIL" to Resolving Asthma

Bassam Elgamoudi

Department of Genetics

Effects of D-Amino Acids on Campylobacter jejuni Biofilms

Adelina Gavrila

Department of Infection, Immunity, and Inflammation

Dissociated Steroids as Novel Alternatives for the Treatment of Corticosteroid Resistance in Asthma

Jack Godfrey

MRC Toxicology Unit

Fighting the Pandemic! – MicroRNAs: The New Weapon Against Pancreatic Cancer

Mark Harrison

Department of Biology

Self-Pollination is Reducing Selection Efficacy on Reproductive Genes of a Flowering Plant

Victoria McGowan

School of Psychology

Understanding Reading Difficulties in Older Adults

Sandeep Parwaga

School of Psychology

Evidence for Both Retinocentric and Headcentric Maps - But Not Body- or World-Centric Maps in Visual Perception

Hannah Ryder

School of Psychology

The Evolution of a Rape-Avoidance Mechanism: Fertile Women Show Increased Strength with Risk of Rape

David Sidloff

Department of Cardiovascular Sciences

Aneurysm Global Epidemiology Study

Ricky Trigg

Department of Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine

Circulating Free DNA: A "Liquid Biopsy" for the Early Detection of Cancer?

Robert Turnbull

Department of Cardiovascular Sciences

"Dambuster" Aspirin Helping Build Clots?

James Wilson

Department of Genetics

ELF-EMF: Genetic Villain or Unjustly Vilified?

Kamini Yadav

Department of Health Sciences

Racial Disparities in Neonatal Morbidity and Mortality in Infants of Diabetic Mothers


College of Science and Engineering

John Coxon

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Analysing the Electric Currents in Earth’s Ionosphere Driven by Conditions in the Solar Wind and Interplanetary Magnetic Field

Gemma Geary

Department of Chemistry

Improved Routes to 21st Century Medicines

Thomas Grant

Department of Geography

Creating a Fair and Equal Society: What Can be Done to Help Under-Represented Groups Enter Higher Education?

John Holt

Department of Engineering

A Novel Approach to Rock Sampling on Other Planets: The Small Planetary Linear Impulse Tool (SPLIT)

Mustafa Kose

Department of Geography

Estimating Population Using High Resolution Building Attribute Information

Calum Meredith

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Dependence of Saturn's Auroras on the Solar Wind

Marwan Radwan

Department of Computer Science

Sniffing Out and Fixing Fishy Domain Name Configurations

Jasmine Sandhu

Department of Physics and Astronomy

A Statistical Study of Magnetospheric Plasma Mass Loading Using the Cluster Spacecraft

Asuman Unal

Department of Chemistry

Is the Fluoride in Your Water Safe? Making Water Healthier through Defluoridation with a Light Touch

Alexander Varatharajah

Department of Engineering

What Our Brain Sees that Our Eyes Do Not: Natural Visual Search

Duyao Zhang

Department of Engineering

Process Window for Semi-Solid Processing: The Liquid Fraction Sensitivity to Time


College of Social Science

Hind Alofaysan

Department of Economics

The Oil Curse: Why Oil Rich countries are Politically Unstable

Ayman Bajnaid

Department of Media and Communication

Do Saudis Search for Love Online? A Study of Online Impression Formation, Sexual Strategies, and Courtship Scripts

Taghreed El Hajj

Department of Sociology

Performing Sexiness but NOT Sex: Negotiating the Social Risks of Engaging in Premarital Sex Among Women

Gina Fox

Department of Criminology

The Rehabilitative Lottery: Exploring the Delivery and Attitudes Towards Non-Accredited Programmes Delivered in a Private Prison

Houra Haghpanahan

Department of Economics

Are Currency Crises Predictable?

Nermeen Harb

Department of Economics

Does Inflation Really Matter for Economic Growth? Evidence from the Middle East

Sarah Hopkyns

School of Education

A Conflict of Desires: English as a Global Language and its Effects on Cultural Identity in the United Arab Emirates

Katarzyna Kucaba

Department of Sociology

Does Europe Speak in One Voice During Recession?

Min Lee

School of Management

Lone No More: The Sociable Ethical Consumer

Elyse Wakelin

Department of Politics and International Relations

Minority Right Protections in Contemporary Europe: The Double Standards between Member State and Candidate Country Obligations


Distance Learning/Part-Time Research Students

Carmen Sanchez Fortoul

School of Archaeology and Ancient History

The Late Post-Classic Maya: A Regional Perspective Based on Ceramic Production of Northern Yucatan, Mexico

Jason Ladick

School of Archaeology and Ancient History

Roots of Reform: An Archaeology of Church Fittings in Norfolk before 1660

Irina Lokhtina

Centre for Labour Market Studies at the School of Management

Academic Workplaces: How to Advance a Professional Career when Losing a Shared Vision for Involvement and Support

Stephanie Palmer

Department of Geography

Lake Ecological Indicators from Satellite Image Time Series

Athanasios Thanasouros

Centre for Labour Market Studies at the School of Management

Organisational Culture in Learning Organisations: The Case of the Postal Sector

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