Current PhD researchers

The Rory and Elizabeth Brooks Doctoral College has more than 70 PhD researchers.

NameThesis title
Abdullah Albagieh Capacity building in local African NGOs by Arabian Gulf international charities
Adel Almalki Investigating the Recent Public Sector Reforms of Saudi Arabia and The Impact on Management of SMEs
Alejandra Ortiz Garcia Inequality and Growth in Mexico, a Regional Approach
Amir Bagwanje The Composition of Government Expenditure in Nigeria: The Role OF Corruption
Andreina Carrillo Espinoza In-between nations. The transnational agenda of the Venezuelan diaspora in Spain, and Democratic Legitimacy
Anifat Ibrahim Being the Boss: Everyday Practices, Pressures, and Mobility of Youths in Informal Entrepreneurship in Lagos, Nigeria
Anna Thurlbeck How do periods of instability influence an incumbent government's commitment to the design and implementation of national social protection schemes in sub-Saharan Africa
Arfan Winasis Achieving Sustainable Development Goals: Governance and Behavioural Changes in Planning and Budgeting in Indonesia
Armando Caroca Fernandez Unfolding the Sacrifice zone: Notions of risk shaping the urban space of Chilean mining extractivism
Astria Nabila The Interfaces Between (In)Security and Development in Papua
Avinash Rao Employee Value Proposition and Its Impact on Employee Attractiveness and Employee Retention: A Cross Industry Segment Analysis in the Indian Private Sector
Azim Harun The Impact of Digitalisation of the Government Services towards Older Person's well being
Beletchei Ebia Upgrading Traders in GVCs : Togolese Women Traders and the Sale of African Print Textiles
Bethany Coleman Sustainable development for whom? The politics of future hydropower in Tanzania
Bridgit Kabah Best Practices of OECD NGOs and Their Applicability to National NGOs in Ghana: Challenges and Opportunities from Management Perspective
Clare Cummings Against the odds: understanding why effective reform of public services happens in Nigeria
Claudio Navarro Gonzalez The adequacy of the Chilean labor market for postgraduate students
Dhanapal Govindarajulu Social and ecological impacts of Forest Landscape Restoration: Lessons from India
Di Liu Employees’ Digital Literacy in Enterprise Digital Transformation: Case of Enterprise Human Resource Management in China. 
Dilek Celebi Islamic Discourse in Iranian Policy and Its effect on Ethnic Identities'
Epiphania Kimaro ICTs and Community Libraries in Tanzania
Erika Garcia Land Readjustment, Slum Upgrading, and City Competitiveness: Case studies from Medellin, Colombia and San José, Costa Rica
Faiq Faiq Global Production Network and Economic Upgrading in the Batam Special Economic Zone
G m Sharfaraz State capacity and the making of pro-poor welfare state: Lessons from digital financial inclusion in public service delivery in Bangladesh
Gerald Arhin Oil Exploration and the Political Elite: A Study of national against partisan interest in Oil Revenue Management in Ghana
Gilead Teri Transportation infrastructure in Kenya and Tanzania: A comparative analysis of Chinese and non-Chinese projects and their urban impacts
Godfred Amankwaa From policies to practicalities: Digitisation of water services in Ghana 
Guannan Li Adding Health to Years: Essays on Mental Health and Well-being of Older Adults in China
Hannah Mcnicol Assembling China’s Aid/Development Practice Through Mobile Policy ‘Sharing’ Of Chinese Special Economic Zones Along The Belt And Road 
Ibrahim Al Oqail Role of Leadership in Public Sector Organisational Change: The Case of Health Sector in Najran Region
Isaac López Moreno Flores How can women help to reduce multidimensional poverty? Exploring gender gaps in Mexico's labor market
Isis Barei-Guyot Dying for the toilet: Women¿s participation in community-led sanitation projects in the informal settlements of Tamil Nadu, India
Jeongseong Lee Hybrid donorship: Korean aid and the political economy of international development cooperation
Jia Li MNEs Subsidiary Staffing Options: A Combination of Nationality and International Experience Study
Jianing Song Analyzing the factors affecting the motivation of university teachers in China
Judy Hofmeyr Mine-community conflict resolution and justice: a case study of South Africa's platinum belt
Julin Liu An Investigation on value co-creation in Smart Tourism System Through the SD Logic lens: The Case of two cities in China
Kubra Mertek The Post-Cold War Era and The Humanitarian Principles: An Analysis of the ICRC's Discourse in The Syrian Civil War
Larry Amartey Financial sustainability and other sustainability concerns surrounding Mega Public Investment Projects in Ghana and the role of artificial intelligence.
Laura Hirst Understanding fire risk in resource poor urban settlements in Nairobi, Kenya
Louis Cyuzuzo What's new about the 'new' Cold War? Infrastructure and the Sino-US rivalry in Africa
Magaly Duarte Urquhart Three empirical essays on Public Debt
Mahtab Uddin Impacts of spatial disparity in development on earning differentials, investment in human capital, and intergenerational inequalities
Malte Skov Nepal-Malaysia migration: Gender and Inequality
Mansoor Alfageer How can SMEs and the government achieve their Vision 2030 strategic development and growth goals with respect to the consumer markets and government development policies?
Maria Alvarez Figueroa Building Citizenship in Chile: Analysing the impact of dictatorial and post-dictatorial educative policies in the citizenship behaviours manifested by school districts' staff
Maria Jose Ayala Molina  
Mariyam Anaa Hassan Food (in)security in Small Island States: A study of Maldives 
Md Moslah Uddin Impact of Community Mobilization interventions in Reducing Ultra Poverty: Evidence from Targeting the Ultra-Poor Programme (TUP), Bangladesh
Mengfei Zhou The innovation, strategies, and governance of the platform in China: a service ecosystem perspective
Meshari Alkulaib How do employees contribute to, generate, and impede change in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kuwait? 
Minjung Park  The Platform Economy in Southeast Asia - Exploring the Linkages between Formal and Informal Economies 
Mohammad Alsaqabi Leadership Styles and Organizational Performance: A Case Study of SMEs in Kuwait
Mohammad Asad-Uz-Zaman Impact of Government Revenue expenditure, Current transfer (social safety net programs) and Development expenditure on GDP Growth and Poverty in Bangladesh
Nabila Hasan Impact of Natural Disasters on Poverty, Education Outcomes, Health Status and Women Empowerment of Rural Households in Bangladesh
Namira Samir Credit, Capabilities and The Market
Natalie York Does community-based conservation make communities more resilient to natural disasters
Nawal Alharbi The impact of IT flexibility and IT capability in Business-IT strategic alignment: An empirical study in Saudi Arabia
Neil Mitchell  
Othman Usman Developing Relational Leadership and how this aids in Stimulating Productivity within Nigerian Civil Service
Romasa Rashid Ultimate and Proximate Determinants of Food Insecurity in Contemporary Zimbabwe
Rukaiyatu Jungudo Development of a strategy for reintegrateing internally displaced pupils in mainstream schools: A case study of North-eastern and South-southern Regions of Nigeria
Sha Lyu Evaluating the Career Developments of professional women in Relation to Their Marital and Childbearing Status
Solahudeen Moomin Development Partners in Ghana's Democratic and Public Policy Space; Partnership or Patronage?
Taiyuan Zeng An exploratory study of value co-creation practices in Internet of Things (IoT) platform ecosystem
Thanh Bui Essays on empirical development economics
Thomas Agyekum Kyeremeh Collaborative Governance Approach towards Decentralising Climate Change Policies into Local Assembly's Development Plans in Ghana
Wei Yu Human Resource Management Practices in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in China during the time of Covid-19 Pandemic
Xinlun Jiang  Analyzing national policy for China's Fin-tech development 
Yidian Meng How Gender inequality in Individual Level Result in consequences to Aggregate Economic Performance 
Yu Zhou The Evaluation of The Targeted Poverty Alleviation: Evidence from China
Yue Zhai The governance of smart city in China
Yuetong Wang A study of the human resource management practices of large Chinese state-owned enterprises in achieving further internationalization
Yunhao Sun The Impact of Performance Management on Expatriation: A Study of Chinese Multinational Construction Enterprises (CCMNEs) in Africa
Yuosif Alkaabi Developing a Strategic Leadership Methods to cope with 2030 vision Challenges of Kingdom of Bahrain in Public Sector
Zhiqiang Zheng Can conservation, including ecotourism, be an alternative and sustainable approach for social-economic development for ethnic, minority communities in Yunnan, China?