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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Ali Talal Noori

Ali Talal Noori is a PhD Fellow and An Early Stage Researcher in within the Institute for Media and Creative Industries.
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Bob Olukoya Esq

Bob is a doctoral researcher within the Institute of Sport Business. A legal practitioner of over 20 years, Bob is keen to use this research to contribute to the sporting rebirth in Nigeria particularly and the African continent in general.
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Bridget Backhaus

Bridget Backhaus

Bridget is a doctoral researcher at the Institute for Media and Creative Industries. A former broadcast journalist, she is interested in how community radio stations engage with their audiences.
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Britta Boyer, PhD student

Britta Boyer

Britta is a doctoral researcher within the Institute for Design Innovation. Britta is a former design practitioner working across various geographical locations, most recently Bali for 17 years. An international career as a Design practitioner, in various creative ecologies, has led Britta to challenge the many ways in which creativity is used as a hegemonic term within policy, education and the creative industries that goes largely undisputed. Her work will explore the key conditions for ‘creative ecologies’ to emerge and flourish.
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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 Obasan

Femi Obasan 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 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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Han Zheng, PhD student

Han Zheng

Han Zheng is currently studying his PhD within the Institute for Sport Business. His research is about exploring women’s leadership in China’s sport national governing bodies.
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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 teamwork in the labour process between professional and non-professional work. His study involves a qualitative investigation of four case study organisations, two in IT and two in manufacturing.
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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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Julia Giese

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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Mabel, PhD student

Mabel Machado-López

Mabel is a doctoral researcher within the Institute for Media and Creative Industries. She is interested in studying the transformations of urban culture and the role of entrepreneurs in the reformation of Cuban socialism.
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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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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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Nehad Ali

Nehad is a doctoral researcher within the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. She occupied a Management role for six years within family-owned business. Nehad has a great interest in Entrepreneurship and Family SME’s, especially retail business.
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Olga Correia

Olga Correia

Olga is a trained Sports Manager and a doctoral researcher studying under the Institute for Sports Business at Loughborough University London. Her research focus is on sport innovation ecosystems, its different models and catalysts.
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Peter Sear

Peter Sear

Peter has a background in psychology and is interested in emotional environments within organisations, and the influence of empathic leadership.
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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 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

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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Daniel Read

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 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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Jacky Mueller

Jacqueline Mueller

Jacky is a doctoral researcher affiliated with the Institute for Sport Business. She has been granted full funding for her PhD project, which focuses on implicit leadership theories within a sporting context. Jacky previously graduated from the MSc. Sport Business and Innovation Programme at Loughborough University with distinction in 2016.
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Jamie Sandhu

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 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

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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Qi Peng

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 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 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

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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Shaikha Hussa bint Khalid Al Khalifa

Hussa is well-known for her work in women football in her region and globally. Having worked closely with FIFA, the West Asian Football Federation and her native Bahrain association to shape and develop the landscape of women football, Hussa now focuses her efforts on the social aspect of sport. Hussa's PhD topic focuses on Sport for Development and Peace and how to effectively deliver programs focusing on women within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region.
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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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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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Stanley Windsor, PhD student

Stanley Windsor

Stan is a doctoral researcher affiliated with the Institute for Sport Business. His PhD project focuses on the effects that government policy and funding is having on primary school sport and more specifically the activity levels of pupils. Stan previously graduated from the MSc. Sport Business and Innovation Programme at Loughborough University with distinction in 2018.
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Svenja Bickert-Appleby

Svenja is a part-time doctoral researcher within the Institute for Design Innovation. Svenja is a strategic designer working in the private and public sector. Her research interest was sparked by her professional work experiences and led her to critically investigate the impact of practice and the paradigms within new design approaches used in social complex challenges.
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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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Xing Wang

Xing is a doctoral research student at the Institute for Media and Creative Industries. A former financial journalist, she is interested in the political economy of creative industries, media productions, reality television and emotional cultures.
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