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Our Student Community

Name Thesis Title Director of Studies
Kyler Amsbury Effects of Motor Competence Interventions on Children’s Physical Activity and Health Professor Michael Duncan
Louise Anderson How do transplant athletes experience competitive sport: A volleyball perspective Dr Mike Price
Ellis Baderinwa Investigating the cellular, molecular and intracellular cardiotoxic effects of the anti-cancer agent crizotinib and identifying therapeutic strategies to ameliorate injury Dr Afhab Hussain
Jasmin Bhandal Cardioprotection via late reperfusion activation of Adenosine receptors Dr Afhab Hussain
Danielle Chippett Applied sleep interventions for elderly residents in a care home setting 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 Development of the next generation of clinically aligned work loop model to Dr Mayel Gharanei
Imandeep Gahir Rationalising community dispensing systems through new integrated new care Dr Darren Baines (External)
Louise Gates Psycho-social interventions for adults with intellectual disability and associated mental health conditions Dr Martin Bollard
Corbin Griffen Ageing and Sarcopenia - Faster, Higher, Older: Multidiciplinary Research into the Effects of Age-related Sarcopenia Professor Derek Renshaw
Lisa Hackney Are there characteristics associated with high performing breast units that could inform recommendations to standardise arbitration or consensus processes? Professor Derek Renshaw
Thomas Hames What are the Athletic Performance Implications of a Life Saving Organ Transplant on the Body? Dr Mike Price
Alexander Harper ‘Soups for Revival’: an evaluation of dietitian led nutrition intervention in a foodbank Dr Deborah Lycett
Raja Idris The Effect of Obesity on myocardial infraction and cardioprotection Dr Mayel Gharanei
Edyah Hosseini The effects of acute and chronic slow versus fast velocity eccentric exercise training on physical functional performance and musculoskeletal characteristics in young and older adults. Dr Matt Hill
Stacey Jones The effects of age on muscle mass and subsequent upper and lower body functional capacity Dr Deborah Lycett
Chelsey Lawson Sustainability of a people-centred intervention on health out/motor competences/physical activity in primary school children aged 8-11 year olds Professor Michael Duncan
Richard Morgan Intrinsic rick factors in development and academy players for prolonged participation in rugby union Dr Mike Price
Nicole Pratt Defining the link between fundamental movement skills and key aquatic skills in primary school children Dr Sam Oxford
Hateem Kayani Effect of Hypoxia (Low Oxygen) on Macrophage Gene Expreession - Development of New Hypoxia Targeted Gene Therapy Strategies Dr Bernard Burke
Fatmah Khalefah Investigating the cellular, molecular and intercellular cardiotoxic effects of anti-muscarinic Ipratropium in order to identify the signalling pathways involved in cardiomyocyte death 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 Cognitively-demanding physical activity effects on cognition and academic performance in primary school Dr Emma Eyre
Sheriden Morley Psycho-social interventions for the treatment of depression Dr Martin Bollard
Ralfe Ribeiro Investigations into the effects of calorie restriction on cardiac contractile function in naïve and stressed conditions Dr Mayel Gharanei
Chris Ross The effects of carbohydrate and caffeine ingestion on intermittent sprint cycling in the heat Dr Neil Clarke
Leanne Walker Understanding Fundamental Motor Skill development, physical activity and obesity in primary school children from ethnic backgrounds 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 The application of the Wingate anaerobic power test on a modified arm-leg ergometer: Feasibility study and aerobic contributions 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 Healthy Ageing of the Lumbar Paravertebral Muscles and Physical Function in an Elderly Community-dwelling Population: a biomechanical approach into the functional consequences of ageing lumbar paravertebral muscle morphology Professor Michael Duncan University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW)
Scott McGuire Investigating the acute exercise response in end-stage renal disease; from therapy to practice 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 Developing and Monitoring Performance Characteristics in Academy Footballers 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 Bioleaching of metals from waste printed circuit boards for precious metal recovery 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 Investigating the effects of bronchodilator induced cardiotoxicity April 2019
Darren Richardson PhD High-Velocity, Low-Load and Low-Velocity, High load Resistance Exercise and their Influence on Physiological April 2019
Chantal Tomlinson MPhil A cross-sectional survey of health and health behaviours of individuals attending a Seventh-day Adventist Church in Coventry April 2019
Clare Roscoe PhD Physical activity levels and fundamental movement skills of British preschool children September 2018
Bilal Muhammad MSRC Investigating the influence of lifestyle factors affecting children's weight status in a sample of deprived multi-ethnic children September 2018
Samantha Cooper PhD Sunitinib-induced cardiotoxicity: the involvement of the mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase 7 pathway July 2018
Russell Brown MSRC Improving the accuracy of QRISK2 cardiovascular risk prediction scores for patients with type 2 diabetes: A comparative study of QRISK2 prediction scores recorded over 12 months of two groups of community hospital rehabilitation patients with type 2 diabetes July 2018
Moona Malik MSRC Expression of circulating MIRNAs linked to cardiac injury in left-sided radiotherapy breast cancer patients July 2018
Victoria Jones MSRC The Evaluation of MuJo™ Fitness Equipment for the Assessment and Treatment of Upper Quadrant Function July 2018
Bilal Muhammad MSRC   July 2018