Our doctoral researchers

A. Deniz Aladagli

A. Deniz Aladagli is a PhD Fellow and Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher in the Institute for Digital Technologies. His research is focused on the provision of quality of service in virtual reality (VR) video streaming services, using advanced video analysis and processing techniques.
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Alan Brejnholt, PhD student

Alan Brejnholt

The research concerns areas of international management such as the rise of EMNCs as institutional players in in the global arena, corporate governance practice of EMNCs, their internationalisation and response to sustainability.
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Alicja Prochniak

In her investigation into the role of myths in political discourses and narratives, Alicja combines knowledge and expertise from the field of International Relations, Security Studies, Communication, Sociology, Politics and Political Psychology.
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Andi Widianto

Andi's PhD will measure the impacts of digital innovation on social welfare in Indonesia using experimental methods.
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Andrew Hegarty

Andrew Hegarty

Andrew is a doctoral candidate in the Institute of Diplomacy and International Governance, where he is focused on innovation diplomacy.
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Auri Evokari

Auri is a Doctoral Researcher with the Institute for Design Innovation. After working in entrepreneurship support both in her home country Finland as well as in Southern Africa, she is driven to enable early-stage technology startup entrepreneurship through her research.
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Benjamin Mole

Benjamin Mole

Benjamin Mole is a Doctoral Researcher at Loughborough University on the London Campus.
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Bethany Hushon

Bethany Hushon

Bethany is a part-time PhD student with the Institute of Sport Business. Her research consists of reviewing sponsorship within Women's Football in the UK, looking at the difference between the tangible and intangible to boast equity and brand awareness.
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Boeun Bethany Hong

Boeun's research interest is the role of design in shaping/reshaping human experience, focused on the experiences around the disability stigma. Her research is part of the 'Para Sport Against Stigma (PSAS)', a multi-disciplinary project for social innovation to break down barriers of disability stigma through parasport.
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Britta Boyer, PhD student

Britta Boyer

Doctoral Candidate in the Institute for Design Innovation, Loughborough, London. A designer and creative practitioner of 25-years and most recent industry experience setting up several International design consultancies whilst living and working in Bali for 18 years.
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Chaoyi Gu

Chaoyi studied our Sport Analytics and Technologies MSc programme before going on to study a PhD within the Institute for Digital Technologies. Chaoyi's research looks at optimizing football and basketball game strategies with Machine Learning techniques.
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Chiara Muzzi

Chiara is a doctoral researcher at the Institute for Media and Creative Industries.
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Chris Toronyi

Chris Toronyi

Chris is a full-time PhD candidate in the Institute of Sport Business. His research focuses on the intersection of nation branding, diplomacy, sport, club ownership and supporters. Chris teaches a Sport Public Relations and Communication graduate course at LUL and also guest lectures across other institutes.
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Clara Searle

Clara is a doctoral researcher at the Institute for Media and Creative Industries. Her research interests include racial and gender representation in media, and the exploration of identity through material culture.
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Devika Sharma

Devika Sharma

Devika's research is centred around design activism, with emphasis on how creativity and innovation facilitate citizen participation in harnessing social change.
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Federico Winer

Federico is a doctoral researcher within the Institute for Sport Business. As an entertainment industry leader and former broadcast journalist, he is exploring how different technologies can help the esports ecosystem to create more accurate data.
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Femi Obasun

Femi Obasun is currently a PhD researcher at the Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Loughborough University London with focus on CSR among family SMEs in Europe and Africa/Middle East.
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Fiona Meeks

Fiona Meeks

Since the 2012 games were hosted in London, the area of East London has undergone a huge transformation. Are organisations that have moved to the district involved in collaborative partnerships that lead to innovative outcomes and how are organisations establishing those relationships?
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Flavio Garcia Da Rocha

Flávio is a part-time doctoral researcher at the Institute for Media and Creative Industries. His doctoral research draws on the theoretical and empirical tenants of Audience Research and Media Ethnography to investigate audiovisual consumption practices of connected young adults in Brazil, where a tradition on broadcasting dominance is being shaken by the growth of Internet-transmitted content, with potential impact on issues of social inequality and representation.
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Flavio Pinto, PhD student

Flavio Pinto

Flavio is a doctoral researcher within the Institute for Digital Technologies, but his contribution also extends to the Institute for Sport Business. A former engineer and businessman, Flavio is keen to develop this research where innovative digital technologies are expected to help tackling the problem of doping in sports.
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GEORGE MWIKA KAYANGE

George Mwika Kayange

George is a Doctoral Researcher with the Institute for Design Innovation. He is researching innovations and scaling of assistive technology (AT) solutions in Malawi, Kenya, and South Africa to support people with disabilities. George holds an MBA in Project Management from the University of Zambia and a Bachelor of Science in Project Management from the Institute of Development Management (IDM) in Botswana.
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Glauber Guedes Ferreira de Lima

Glauber de Lima is a doctoral researcher within the Institute for Media and Creative Industries. His research discusses the Brazilian Cultural Policy that involves museums and politics of difference through urban revitalization policies. He is interested in how culture has been used as a resource for political and economic ends.
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Happy Singu Hansen

Happy's PhD aims to analyse the longitudinal perspectives of the work by a major player in youth empowerment work in Tanzania; the civil society organisation Femina. Reaching a quarter of the population, the organisation has over the last 20 years engaged in enhancing capacities of youth, through communication and media initiatives.
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Ian Hill

Ian is a PhD candidate within the Institute of International Management. Broadly, he is interested in the Sociology of Work, and more specifically, he is interested in investigating the contradictions managers face in regards to the work organisation of software development.
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Iman Khan

Iman Khan

Iman is a doctoral researcher within the Institute of International Management. Her research is a part of the Centre for Doctoral Training on 'Unequal Academic Citizenship: Opportunities and Barriers to Participation and Inclusion of Cultural Diversity and Intersecting Identities in Higher Education (CITHEI)'.
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John Vivian, PhD student

John Vivian

John is a doctoral researcher in the Institute for International Management. His research is focused on emerging markets, specifically how Chinese multinationals have engaged with Africa. Having previously studied at Warwick and Sheffield, John has several years experience working with charitable NGOs.
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Jooseph Hooke, PhD student

Joosep Hook

Joosep is originally from Estonia and is currently studying a PhD under the Institute for Digital Technologies. Prior to his studies at Loughborough, he was studying Computer Engineering at Tartu University.
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Karima Bihaki

Karima is a doctoral researcher within the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
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Tim Kübel

Tim is a Doctoral Researcher within the Institute for Sport Business.
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Madushi Pathmaperuma

Madushi is a doctoral researcher studying under the Institute for Digital Technologies at Loughborough University London.
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Marianne Walker

Marianne is a doctoral researcher at the Institute for Media and Creative Industries at Loughborough University London. Her research is funded by Techne and she is interested in the use of public space, art and community activism.
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Massimo D'Angelo

Massimo is a full-time PhD student at the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance at Loughborough University London. He is highly interested in international politics, and he has a strong cosmopolitan background.
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Maylin Stanic

Maylin is a doctoral researcher affiliated with the Institute for Sport Business and is originally from Berlin, Germany. With an academic background in human resource management and management, she aims to combine her knowledge in her research with her passion for sport as a former competitive athlete.
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Melek Kucukuzun

Melek Kucukuzun

Melek is a doctoral researcher at the Institute for Media and Creative Industries at Loughborough University London. She also works as a researcher carrying out a case study on the Turkish media system for the POPBACK Project.
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Mona Khan

Mona is a doctoral researcher within the Institute for Media and Creative Industries. With a background in Visual Arts & the History of Art, she is interested in the value of arts and culture to people and society.
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Neil Mortimer

Neil is a third-year interdisciplinary doctoral researcher at the Institute for Diplomacy and Governance, with a primary focus on policy responses to COVID-19 and their implications for governance and policymaking. Neil seeks to contribute to the understanding of how policy responses to COVID-19 impact governance and inform evidence-based policymaking and practice.
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Nell Nixon

Nell is a doctoral researcher at the Institute for Media and Creative Industries.
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Nicos Moushouttas

Doctoral researcher at the Institute of International Management. My research focuses on analysing Worker Cooperatives, their organisational and decision-making structure, and their potential as alternative forms of production within the capitalist economic system.
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Ijeoma Ogiemwonyi

Ijeoma is a doctoral researcher within the Institute for Digital Technologies at Loughborough University London. Her research proposes a market model where data users procure personal data from data owners via a privacy secure marketplace as a replacement to the third-party cookie.
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Sui Liu

Sui is a doctoral researcher within the Institute for Digital Technologies at Loughborough University London. Her research ties in with the Institute’s strength in applying multimodal learning analytics with the use of biometric trackers and wearable sensors in order to advance the teaching and learning of digital media and creative, practice-based subjects.
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Erica Fletcher

Erica Fletcher

Erica is a doctoral researcher at the Institute for Media and Creative Industries at Loughborough University London. She is interested in studying contemporary spoken word poetry communities, their use of digital media and the perception of inclusion within them.
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Johannes Willem Heesbeen

Johannes is interested in the reflective habits within Design Practices. These habits can illuminate the various dependencies and forms of sub-ordination, which are at play in creative business and design practices in particular.
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Rittika Dasgupta

Rittika is a doctoral researcher at the Institute for Media and Creative Industries. With a background in South Asian studies, she is interested in art, politics and south asian languages.
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Siena Morgan

Siena Morgan is doctoral researcher in the Institute for Sport Business and a sport administrator out of the United States, with a passion for sport governance and policy.
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Aubrey James Roche

Aubrey James Roche

Aubrey is originally 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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Shuyang Liu

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

Yasemin's research focuses on how start-ups developing new products manage user-centred design. Her dissertation is based on theories of knowledge boundaries and boundary objects. Her PhD is fully funded by Loughborough University. To contribute to her PhD research, she is also working as a Design and Marketing Officer in HSSMI.
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Zelin Wang

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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Federico Vaz Canosa

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

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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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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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

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

Muhammad Aminu Muhammad is a Comptroller of Immigration Service and is studying for his PhD within the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance.
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Ye Zhang

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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Talia Hussain

Talia is a doctoral researcher with the Institute for Design Innovation. She has over 20 years experience working as a designer and an MBA (merit) from Imperial College. Her research is funded by Techne and focuses on retail and the circular economy.
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Kavitha Ravikumar

Kavitha is a doctoral researcher at Loughborough University London, who works in the area of Sustainability studies through a multidisciplinary approach. She is affiliated with both the Institute for International Management and the Institute for Design Innovation.
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Reza John Vedadi

Reza's PhD research examines and explores the complex and fascinating relationship between the Hollywood film industry and the representation of the Muslim identity.
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Ruairi Cousins

Ruairí is studying for his PhD within the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance.
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Sangeeta Menon

Sangeeta is a doctoral researcher at the Institute for Media and Creative Industries.
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Shuo Liu, PhD student

Shuo Liu

Shuo Liu is studying a PhD within the Institute of Media and Creative Industries. Shuo is interested in rural change and slow reality TV production in China.
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Sid Panayi

Having previously completed an MSc at Loughborough London, Sid has returned as an ISB PhD student alongside other academic commitments.
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Siena Morgan

Siena Morgan is doctoral researcher in the Institute for Sport Business and a sport administrator out of the United States with a passion for sport governance and policy.
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Sophie Declerck

Sophie is a doctoral researcher in the Institute for Design Innovation. Her research interests include aesthetic theory, Peircean pragmatism and biosemiotics, sensory design, posthuman philosophies, and design ontology.
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Sophie Declerck

Sophie is a doctoral researcher in the Institute for Design Innovation. She studies meaning-making practices and the role of aesthetics in design, with a particular focus on the sense of touch.
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Stephen Cho

Stephen’s research explores the impact of institutional arrangement on resource integration within the context of Creative Professional Service Firm.
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Vicky Gerrard

For over 10 years Vicky has worked internationally with government, civil society, industry, and academia, researching how to enhance participation through design practice. She is continuing this work at Loughborough to develop a design pedagogy thats supports people to reclaim boundaries of freedom from within hostile environments.
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Viktoriia Startseva, PhD student

Viktoriia Startseva

Viktoriia Startseva is a doctoral researcher within the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance. Having previously studied at the University of York, Viktoriia has several years’ experience working with Public Service, NGOs, and Corporate Business Training.
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William Chamberlain

William Chamberlain

William is currently working on a part-time, practice-based PhD researching the role of the creative economy and social enterprise in urban regeneration, with a focus on the Hackney Wick and Fish Island creative cluster in East London and its role in the major regeneration of this area for the 2012 Olympics.
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Ying Feng

Ying is a doctoral researcher within the Institute for Digital Technologies. Her research area is 'Applied AI in IoT and consumer intelligence in digital finance'. Ying previously graduated from the MRes Sport Business Programme at Loughborough University with distinction in 2019.
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Yiyang Zhang

Yiyang Zhang

Yiyang is a Doctoral Researcher within the Institute for Sport Business. His research interests in social media and relationship marketing in professional sports, specifically focusing on the innovative use of TikTok as a strategic tool for engaging with and fostering meaningful connections among Gen Z fans.
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