Our Student Community

Name Thesis Title Director of Studies
Kyler Amsbury   Professor Michael Duncan
Louise Anderson   Dr Mike Price
Ellis Baderinwa   Dr Afhab Hussain
Jasmin Bhandal   Dr Afhab Hussain
Nicola Chippett   Professor Derek Renshaw
Austine Ehibhatiomham Investigating the thermostability and activity of Dypib manganese active-site mutants from Pseudomonas fluorescents Pf-5 towards lignolytic substrates. Dr Sebastien Farnaud
Sophie Fletcher   Dr Mayel Gharanei
Imandeep Gahir   Dr Darren Baines (External)
Louise Gates Laughter Yoga Dr Martin Bollard
Corbin Griffen   Professor Derek Renshaw
Lisa Hackney   Professor Derek Renshaw
Thomas Hames   Dr Mike Price
Alexander Harper   Dr Deborah Lycett
Raja Idris   Dr Mayel Gharanei
Edyah Hosseini   Dr Matt Hill
Stacey Jones   Dr Deborah Lycett
Chelsey Lawson   Professor Michael Duncan
Richard Morgan   Dr Mike Price
Nicole Pratt   Dr Sam Oxford
Hateem Kayani   Dr Bernard Burke
Fatmah Khalefah   Dr Kate Harvey
Sean Lowton-Smith New Physical Activity Practitioner Service in GP practice; Impact of Motivational Interviewing upon physical activity behaviour, health and wellbeing. DOS tbc
Richardo Martins   Dr Emma Eyre
Sheriden Morley   Dr Martin Bollard
Ralfe Ribeiro Pharmacology Dr Mayel Gharanei
Chris Ross   Dr Neil Clarke
Leanne Walker   Dr Emma Eyre
Katherine Whelan The Clinical Relevance of the Multi-surface Obstacle Test (MSOT) to Assess Fall Risk in Older Adults To be confirmed
Name Thesis Title Director of Studies
Rowan Griffin Molecular dynamic studies of Twin-arginine translocation signal peptide variations against TatABC, TatAC systems Dr Irmgard Haussmann
Matthew Roberts Carrying grocery bags on stepping and obstacle crossing in older adults Dr Mike Price
Sharn Shelley The effects of age and obesity on contractile function of skeletal muscle Dr Jason Tallis
Ryan Tamilio Can caffeine be used as an effective nutritional supplement to enhance the effects of resistance training Dr Neil Clarke
Simon Cattell   Dr Neil Clarke

The Centre supports a range of co-funded PhD studentships for Business. They provide financial support for collaborative projects by contributing matching funds for a research studentships, which covers the fees and living costs for the student and contributes to research costs. The project is developed by the business with support from the University. The industrial partner will have a highly motivated and qualified graduate student to undertake research that they, in collaboration with the supervising scientist, can direct to ensure all research goals are met.

Name Thesis Title Director of Studies Sponsor
Alex Dallaway   Professor Michael Duncan University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW)
Scott McGuire   Dr Elizabeth Horton University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW)
Alex Edward Georgiou Synovial fluid and its effects of mesenchymal stem cells Dr Chris Mee Cell Therapy Sciences (CTS)
Richard Kite   Dr Neil Clark Coventry City Football Club (CCFC)
Adam Linekar Understanding the excitation contraction coupling of human myocardium using the work loop assay Professor Helen Maddock InoCardia
Daniel Ray   Dr Sebastien Farnaud Network 2 Supplies Ltd (N2S)

Coventry University have a number of Cotutelle PhD programmes with international universities.

One of these is with Deakin University (Australia) which offer research students with an unparalleled international experience, working alongside world-class researchers across two continents. Cotutelle students start the programme at either Coventry or Deakin Universities depending on their chose project and spend one year at the partner institution. As a result they gain unique exposure to different cultural and scientific environments and substantially increase their employability after graduation.

The Centre currently has one PhD student studying through this route.

Name Thesis Title Director of Studies
Inimfon Essiet Dose Response Effects of a Fundamental Movement Skill Intervention on Motor Competence, Physical Activity and Health of Girls in Australia Professor Michael Duncan

The University also has a Cotutelle arrangement with Stellenbosch University in South Africa and the Centre currently supporting two PhD students through this scheme.

Name Thesis Title Director of Studies
Jiani Ma   Professor Michael Duncan
Odelia Roodt   Professor Michael Duncan

Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA) Studentships

Coventry is one of 15 universities in the UK to receive EU-funding as part of University Alliance’s Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA). The Centre has been successful is securing two of these prestigious awards.

The DTA is the UK’s largest doctoral training programme of its kind, was launched in 2015 to create a new model closely aligned to industrial strategy and priority challenges, producing industry-ready graduates. The training aims to produce independent, highly-employable researchers with expertise and skills in strategically-important research areas.

Name Thesis Title Director of Studies
Ayesha Judge Investigating the multi-organ protective role of the incretin hormones Dr Mike Dodd
Saffron Peck Identification and characterisation of vesicular and non-vesicular secretory proteins which lead to altered cell polarity dynamics Dr Chris Mee
Name   Thesis Title Graduation Date
Shabana Cassambai PhD   April 2019
Darren Richardson PhD   April 2019
Chantal Tomlinson MPhil   April 2019
Clare Roscoe PhD   September 2018
Bilal Muhammad MSRC   September 2018
Samantha Cooper PhD   July 2018
Russell Brown MSRC   July 2018
Moona Malik MSRC   July 2018
Victoria Jones MSRC   July 2018
Bilal Muhammad MSRC   July 2018