Our doctoral researchers

Julia Giese

Julia Giese is a PhD Researcher at the Institute for Media and Creative Industries at Loughborough University London. She is interested in the historiography of the 1947 Partition of India and embodied counter-memories among the female Bengali diaspora in London.
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Aida Yermekkaliyeva

Aida Yermekkaliyeva is a career diplomat from Kazakstan and a part-time PhD student in the Academy for Diplomacy and International Governance. She has a Masters degree in Public Administration from Ulster University.
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Aubrey James Roche

Aubrey is orignally from Ireland and is currently studying a PhD under the Institute for Digital Technologies. Prior to his studies at Loughborough, Aubrey studied at several universities across Ireland.
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Kondwani Munthali

A Diplomat, Investigative Journalist and Youth advocate, Munthali's research interests focus on adaptation of technology and its influence on diplomacy and international relations.
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Nasser AL-Hamar

Nasser AL-Hamar is a Senior Public Relations Manager in Qatar Media Cooperation. He is an enthusiastic and driven individual who is keen to be a leading practitioner in the field of public Diplomacy and International Relations.
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Shuyang Liu

Shuyang Liu is currently undertaking a PhD with the Institute for Sport Business. His research focuses on business model innovation in the Chinese football ecosystem.
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Yasemin Canik

Yasemin Canik is a PhD researcher focusing on the role of design in open innovation in the Institute for Design Innovation. Her PhD is fully funded by Loughborough University. To contribute to her PhD research, she is also working as a Design & Communication Strategist in a research institute that provides a partial sponsorship to her current research.
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Zelin Wang

Originally from Xi'an, China, Zelin is currently undertaking a research project with the Marie Curie Early Stage Research Group, connected to the Institute for Digital Technologies.
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Abdulla AlShaikh

Abdulla AlShaikh is writing his thesis on Emerging Security Threats in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Region Post the Arab Spring: United Arab Emirates.
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Daniel Read

Daniel is a PhD student focusing on the challenges of implementing and regulating anti-doping policy in professional sport. He also has wider research interests in sport policy, integrity and commercialization.
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Ekaterina Kotina

Ekaterina is a PhD candidate studying with the Institute for Design Innovation and is interested in effective strategic decision-making processes in companies.
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Federico Vaz Canosa

Federico's research interest is in the use of design in the public sector, more precisely on the use and role of design for public policy innovation.
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Goriola Olusina Daniel

Gori trained as a Business Economist and spent 14 years in industry before embarking on a Doctoral Research programme in International Business & Strategy. His research explores the comparative performance of Multinationals and domestic firms in emerging markets; and the role of institutions in regulating and facilitating enterprise development.
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Jacqueline Mueller

Jacky studied Sport Business and Innovation MSc and she is now studying for her PhD within the Institute for Sport Business.
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Jamie Sandhu

Jamie's research explores the utility of service design and co-design for enhancing engagement with systemic social change, in the context of community energy.
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Joao Carreira

Joao Carreira is a PhD research student investigating error resilience and error concealment for HEVC standard. His research interests include 2D/3D image and video processing, robust video streaming over constrained networks and subjective quality evaluation.
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Laura Bradshaw

Laura, from the UK, is a PhD student at Loughborough University London studying under the Institute for Sport Business. Her research focuses on sports business innovation and she is passionate about enhancing performance through innovation.
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Leny Vinceslas

Leny Vinceslas is a PhD candidate and Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher studding spatial audio at the Institute for Digital Technologies of Loughborough University London and involved in the Marie Curie Cloudscreens project.
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Magdalena Langosch

Trained in International Business and Organisational Change Management, Magdalena focuses on how culture and communication affects employee behaviour and firm performance.
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Muhammad Aminu Muhammad

Muhammad Aminu Muhammad is a Comptroller of Immigration Service and is studying for his PhD within the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
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Qi Peng

Qi Peng is passionate about sport and her research interests are sport policies and sport organisational change.
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Ruth Neubauer

Ruth's research within the Institute for Design Innovation has provided her with an opportunity to work on alternative ways of conceiving design practice.
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Tian Lin

Tian graduated from Loughborough University London with a degree in MSc Sport Business Innovation, and joined the Institute for Sport Business as a PhD candidate with a research interest in leadership in a Chinese sports context.
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Ye Zhang

Prior to pursuing their PhD at Loughborough University London, Ye worked at Renmin University of China as a Teaching Assistant and BMW China as a HR supervisor.
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Yi Zhang

Yi Zhang is currently a PhD student with the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and is under the supervision of Professor Wilfred Dolfsma and Dr Anna Grosman.
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