University of Lincoln
Riseholme Park — Thursday, April 18th

Speakers, Session hosts and presenters

Please find below a list of all speakers, session hosts and presenters who will be present at this years Postgraduate Student Conference. All listings are sorted alphabetically.

Speakers Session hosts Presenters

Professor Mike Neary

Professor Mike Neary Dean of Teaching & Learning, Director of The Graduate School

Professor Mike Neary, the University of Lincoln’s Dean of Teaching & Learning, and the Director of The Graduate School, will be hosting the conference.

Professor Scott Davidson

Professor Scott Davidson Deputy Vice Chancellor

Opening the 2013 Postgraduate Student Conference, Professor Scott Davidson, will welcome all delegates to the event and talk about the importance of postgraduates within the University.

Professor Stephen McKay

Distinguished Professor Stephen McKay School of Social & Political Sciences

Distinguished Professor of Social Research Stephen McKay recently joined the University of Lincoln, from the University of Birmingham. He will be delivering our keynote speech on ‘A Craft of Research: A View from the Social Sciences’.

Professor Andrew Hunter

Professor Andrew Hunter Pro Vice Chancellor, Head of the College of Science | Q&A Panel

Head of the College of Science, Professor Andrew Hunter will be joining us a member of the question and answer panel on the Spirit of Research and the Postgraduate experience.

Dr Lisa Mooney

Dr Lisa Mooney Dean of Research | Q&A Panel

Dean of Research, Dr Lisa Mooney will be joining us a member of the question and answer panel on the Spirit of Research and the Postgraduate experience.

Claire Markham

Claire Markham Postgraduate Student | Q&A Panel

Postgraduate student of the School of Social Science, Claire Markham, completing her PhD in Social Policy, will be joining us a representative of postgraduate students on the question and answer panel on the Spirit of Research and the Postgraduate experience.

Wesley Wells

Wesley Wells Students’ Union Academic Affairs Officer | Q&A Panel

The Students’ Union Academic Affairs Officer for 2012/13, Wesley Wells, will be joining us a member of the question and answer panel on the Spirit of Research and the Postgraduate experience.


Lynne Landry

Lynne Landry Senior Projects Officer, The Graduate School | Workshop: The Postgraduate Experience

Senior Projects Officer at The Graduate School, Lynne Landry, will be joined by Gary Saunders to deliver a workshop discussing the postgraduate experience at Lincoln and beyond.

Gary Saunders

Gary Saunders PhD Student, Lecturer of Criminology | Workshop: The Postgraduate Experience

Gary Saunders will be joined by Lynne Landry delivering a workshop on the postgraduate Experience.

Dan Derricott

Dan Derricott Student Engagement Officer, Vice Chancellors Office | Workshop: Student Engagement

Dan Derricott’s workshop sets out to provoke you to challenge the norm from the very first minute. The aim of the workshop is to unleash your creative thoughts to help guide the university in understanding, listening and responding to your needs.

Dr Christine Jackson

Dr Christine Jackson Principal Research Fellow, School of Health & Social Care | Workshop: Post-Doctoral Careers

Principal Research Fellow Dr Christine Jackson will be delivering a workshop around post-doctoral careers, offering examples of life after the PhD.

Abdulaziz Alothman PhD Student – Special Education, Centre for Educational Research & Development (CERD) | Formal Presentation

Abdulaziz will be exploring his journey in research about inclusive education in Saudi Arabia, titled ‘Inclusive education for deaf students in Saudi Arabia: Perspectives and attitudes of schools, principles, teachers and parents‘.

Abdulrahman Alzahrani MPhil / PhD Student, Centre for Educational Research & Development (CERD) | Exhibition

First year PhD student Abdulrahman will be displaying an art exhibition titled ‘Aesthetcel of Arabic & English Calligraphy’.

Adam Verity & Doina Carter PGCE Students, Centre for Educational Research & Development (CERD) | Presentation

Contemporary Lens Media and Architecture students Adam and Doina will be delivering a presentation on how their collaborative ‘lightbox’ project offered students the opportunity to gain skills that they would not otherwise gain through their formal programme..

Ashleigh McDougall MA Contemporary Curatorial Practice, Lincoln School of Art & Design  | Formal Presentation

Art & Design student Ashleigh will be giving a presentation on her research into contemporary art curation at historic sites in the UK and abroad. Titled ‘Place and Collaboration: Contemporary Art Curation Within Historic Sites’ her presentation will explore the movement from the traditional “white cube” art gallery.

Carrie Spencer MRes Art, Archictecture and Design, Lincoln School of Architecture, Lincoln School of Art & Design | Poster

Carrie will be displaying a poster on her exploratory research formed from a feminist standpoint, titled ‘How does the intimate autobiographical artwork of Nan Golding and Tracey Emin reflect the aims and achievements of the second wave feminist movement of the 1960’s?’.

Cilla Eisner PhD in Fine Art, Lincoln School of Architecture | Exhibition/Formal Presentation

‘The Scholarly Exhibition’ will explore the topic of framing art as research, inviting delegates to make an initial response before discussing the topic in more detail.

Claire Markham PhD in Social Policy, School of Social Science | Formal Presentation & Poster

A presentation exploring the cultural and historical placing of pub signs and their relevance to the national identity of Britain.

Deema Abdal-Hafeth MA by Research, School of Computer Science | Poster

Deema will be displaying a poster, titled ‘Investigating text analysis of user generated contents for health related applications.

Diane Charlesworth MRes in Media & Cultural Studies, Lincoln School of Media | Poster

Diane’s poster explores recent debate about public service broadcasting and the economic consequences, titled: ‘The serious business of television production – The value of the television personality and sociability to UK public service broadcasting in the digital age’.

Faaten Alzaidi PhD in Educational Research & Development, Centre for Educational Research & Development (CERD) | Poster

Faaten will be displaying her poster on ‘The effects of using peer tutoring to prompting access students with autism to inclusive education in Saudi Arabia’.

Gary Saunders PhD in Social Science, School of Social Science | Formal Presentation

Gary Saunders will be presenting on his research into social movement, titled ‘The ins and outs of researching social movements’.

Surangi Hapugoda PhD in Business & Managements Systems, Lincoln Business School | Formal Presentation

Surangi will be giving a presentation on the role of women entrepreneurs networks and small business development, based on a study of the tourism industry in Sri lanka. She aims to explore the role and impact of women entrepreneurs networks on small business performance and examine the importance of factors that are perceived by women to influence the process of networking.

Julie Pattinson PhD in Clinical Psychology, School of Psychology | Formal Presentation

Julie will be giving a presentation on the prevalence of gambling in older adults with specific references to the motivational factors amongst this demographic. Her talk is titled: ‘Gambling behaviour and motivation across UK older adult populations’.

Jun Fui Wong MSc in Sustainable Architectural Design, Lincoln School of Architecture | Formal Presentation

Jun will be talking about green rating systems, frameworks and their use in Malaysia. The talk is titled: ‘The quantitative analysis of green building rating systems in Malaysia’.

Kathleen Murphy EdD in Education, Centre for Educational Research & Development (CERD) | Poster

Kathleen will be displaying a poster looking at how Higher Education prepares nursing students for clinical practice titled ‘Preparation of students in Higher Education for practice’.

Keith Munday EdD in Education, Centre for Educational Research & Development (CERD) | Formal Presentation

Cancer: A suitable metaphor for workplace bullying. Keith will demonstrate how undertaking research has helped him to make sense and come to terms with being bullied at work and more recently being diagnosed with advanced cancer. Both of these aspects of his life have informed each other and encouraged him to remain positive on his personal journey.

Kelly Ann Whittingham PhD of Forensic Science, School of Life Sciences | Poster

Kelly will be displaying her poster on fuel fraud, titled ‘Tackling fuel fraud with research’. Highlighting illegal activity on currently used fuel dyes, such as Red Diesel, and will also include information on the development of a portable detection system.

Manvi Vyas  MSc Sustainable Architecture, School of Architecture | Formal Presentation

Her presentation is titled “Comparative Analysis of the Energy Performance with Respect to Sustainable Parameters within Leed, Breeam and Griha Rating Schemes.

She aims look into sustainability more clearly and globally and simultaneously scrutinising the difference in the existing interrelated sustainable parameters.

Pasapon Sariman MsC in Sustainable Architectural Design, Lincoln School of Architecture | Formal Presentation

Pasapon’s talk investigates environmental design principals in lanna architecture. His talk is titled: ‘A design guideline for northern Thai modern architecture: Revisit northern Thai vernacular architecture’.

Patricia Ababio MPhil / PhD in Food Manufacturing & Technology, National Centre for Food Manufacturing | Formal Presentation

A comparative study on food safety practices from both the UK and Ghanaian secondary schools, titled: ‘Evaluating Food Safety Practices in the UK and Ghanaian School Food Surfaces’.

Ruhil Alias MA in Architecture, School of Architecture | Poster

Ruhil will be displaying a poster on “Revitalization of the Street as a place to work, live and play”

Sam Metz MRes in Art, Architecture & Design, School Architecture | Formal Presentation & Poster

Sam’s presentation is titled “How to Observe the City User”. She is seeking to discuss the problems associated with isolating examples of specificities of technological practice from the ubiquitous realm of the technological environment.

Her poster presentation seeks to unpack the creative potential for human discourse through the lens of technology, the city and the body; whilst problematizing a research process that extracts and delimits the territory of that expedition.

Sara Mederos PhD in History, Lincoln School of Humanities | Formal Presentation

Sara will be exploring 12 Century ecclesiastical law, looking at the “marriage” of the holy women Christina of Markyate. Her talk is titled: ‘Untying the knot: The marriage case of Christina of Markyate’.

Stephen Adu Gyamfi PhD in ICT & Education, Centre for Educational Research & Development (CERD) | Formal Presentation

Stephen will be delivering a talk on using digital technologies in secondary social studies teaching.

Thomas Morris MA in Historical Studies, Lincoln School of Humanities | Formal Presentation

Thomas will be delivering a talk demonstrating how his topic, ‘Regimental Museums: What is their purpose and how do they convey this?’ is interdisciplinary.

Will Wilson MPhil / PhD in Architecture,  School of Architecture | Poster

Will’s presentation will investigate the potential synergies that could be realised between established participatory techniques from the field of the built environment, and techniques from the emerging field of design for social innovation. Titled: ‘From participation to design for social innovation: investigating new approaches to collaborative working in the build environment’ .