Completed PGRs

Details of our completed Postgraduate Researchers and their research

2019

Student NameDisciplineThesis Title
Ronny KrippnerMusicOrgan Improvisation in the Anglican Cathedral Tradition: A Portfolio of Professional Practice with Critical and Contextual Commentary
Riaan VoslooMusicThe certainty of chance and a new noise: A pan-idiomatic approach that explores the boundaries of composition, improvisation and creative technology
Daniel GalbreathMusicConceptualising Choral Play: The Creative Experience of Aleatory Choral Music
Andrew TooveyMusicViscerality in Music: Directness as a form of Communication
Khulod AlbugamiArt & DesignAl-Sadu as a Way of Understanding the Sociospatial Practices of Contemporary Art by Saudi Women
Yi LiuArt & Design)An experimental and critical study of strategies for the enhancement of creativity and academic achievement amongst Chinese postgraduate students studying contemporary jewellery in the UK Higher Education System

2018

Student NameDisciplineThesis Title
Andy IngamellsMusicGrandchildren of Experimental Music - Performing the compositional act by creating intriguing situations in which musical sound may occur
Paul NormanMusicUnprotected Practice: Including Process as Compositional Material
Paul Leonard NevinsMusicTrumpet in Transition: A History of the Trumpet and its Players in the United Kingdom through the Music and Relationships of Sir Edward Elgar
Alberto CondottaArt & DesignDiffracting Painting: 'Mattering' as Reconfiguration of its Making, Understanding and Encountering
Tatiana PapageorgiouMusicThe Piano Music of Mikis Theodorakis: A Cornerstone of the Period 1940-1960
Ezinne IgweMediaFormalizing Nollywood: Gentrification in the Contemporary Nigerian Film Industry
Muhammad Sayyid Bin ShafieeMusicThe Sound of Gaudi: Method of Interpreting Antoni Gaudi’s Building Design into the Domain of Musical Composition
Karen PatelMediaThe Politics of Expertise in Cultural Labour
Craig HamiltonMediaThe Harkive Project: popular music, data and digital technologies
Jerome TurnerMediaHyperlocal Community Media Audiences: An ethnographic study of local social media spaces and their place in everydat life
Sheridan HornArt & DesignLiving with Loss: An Enquiry into the Expression of Grief and Mourning in Contemporary Art Practice
Jakub CeglarzArt & DesignMaterializing Palimpsest: interrogation into palimpsestuousness as a queer enactment in artistic research
Michael FletcherMusicPicasso(s): History, originality and performing the creative process
Peipei YuArt & DesignSeeking cultural originality - a critical study on contemporary product design in China
Ahmad Saleh AlmontasheriArt & DesignThe Transformation of Calligraphy from Spirituality to Materialism in Contemporary Saudi Arabian Mosques
Sijing ChenArt & DesignThe Transformation of Guai Imagery in China (1949-78)
Patrick GiguereMusicAn exploration of the duende in the composition of musical works
Gregory Paul DunnArchitectureTouching Topography: Negotiating Landscape Encounters with 'Several Parts' of the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Andrea GranitzioMusicStone and water in sound: A composition portfolio informed by the natural growth processes of stalactites and stalagmites
Regina SeiwaldEnglishTowards a New Theory of Metafiction: Literary Self-Reflexiveness in Contemporary British Fiction.
Stuart MugridgeArt & Design-becoming-#langscape-[fold here] intra-rupting landscape, language and the creative act
Sarah Elizabeth RaineMedia'A Little Togetherness': Making claims, negotiating boundaries, and forging meaning as a young member of the British northern soul scene
Graham WaterhouseMusicThe balance of traditional and progressive musical parameters through the concertante treatment of the piano
Samuel ColeyMediaMusic Documentary Production Practices for Commercial Radio
Ting ZhaoArt & DesignContemporary Fashion Illustration in China and its Application in the Chinese Fashion Market with Special Reference to Chinese Elements

2017

Student NameDisciplineThesis Title
Alberto CondottaArtDiffracting Painting: ‘Mattering’ as Reconfiguration of its Making, Understanding and Encountering
Jakub CeglarzArtMaterializing Palimpsests: an interrogation of ‘palimpsestuous making’ as a queer enactment in artistic research
Hans KollerMusicTwelve Reinventions for George Russell: The Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization as a Transformative Tool in Contemporary Composition
Camille ChinneckArt & DesignIdea Management: Enhancing External Innovation Capabilities within Front-End Activities
Samantha Hughes-JohnsonArt & DesignThe Fresco Decoration of the Oratorio dei Buonomini di San Martino: piety and charity in late fifteenth-century Florence
Rene MogensenMusicTypology of relations between acoustic instruments and electronics in concert muisic: an analysis -and composition-based approach
Mattia PaganelliArt & DesignFinitude, Possibilities, Dimensionality: Aesthetic after Complexity
Rebecca StruthersArt & DesignUnravelling the myth of the 'Dutch forgery': The production, trade and dissemination of grey market watches in Europe, 1750 - 1820
Marta Perez GarciaArt & DesignDesign driven Innovation: Enhancing Idea Quality in Front End Idea Generation Practices in Large Multinational Companies (MNCs)
Mohammad AliArchitectureThe influence of the physical environment on learning behaviour: a case study of intermediate schools in Kuwait
Zhixia YangEnglishA Corpus-based Study of Rhetorical Questions in Monologic Genres in the Framework of Relevance Theory
Yanyan WangArt & DesignCreating a New Urban Life: A Critical Study of the Educational Significance of the Shanghai Biennale
Darquise BilodeauMusicGabriel Fauré and I'organisation du mouvement: Poetic prosody and rhythmic continuity in the songs (1861-1921)
Sharon WatsonArchitectureExploring nature in urban wildspaces with young filmmakers
Rachel-Ann Charles-HattMediaThe effectiveness of the Shoot to Live community initiative in addressing the needs of the at-risk youth in Trinidad and Tobago
Edmund HuntMusic'The Difference Between Us': Using Early Medieval Northern European Texts in the Creation of A Work for Instrumental Ensemble, Voices and Electronics
Noha Ali Atef Yusuf HefnyMediaThe Interaction between Citizen Media and the Mainstream Media: Media Organisation in Egypt during 2011, 2012 and 2013
Simon CummingsMusicCloud Triptych: an exploration of stochastic movement between discrete musical behaviours
James HorrocksEnglishMature Poets Steal: a novel, Notes to Self, and an extended essay on that work
Grace Alexandra WilliamsArt & DesignThe Supernatural Sex: Women, Magick and Mediumship, Assembling a Field of Fascination in Contemporary Art
Rachel MarsdenArt & DesignThe Transcultural Curator: Translating Networked Curatorial Practices in the Chinese Context since 1980
Anastasia NikologianniArchitectureThe role of low carbon, spatial quality and drawings in landscape-based regional strategies

2016

Student NameDisciplineThesis Title
Grace Williams
ArtThe Supernatural Sex: Women, Magick & Mediumship: Assembling a Field of Fascination in Contemporary Art
Joanna Szalewska PineauMusicPerforming Szymanowski: A pianist's perspective
Alex AlbansArchitectureSite Seeing: Interpreting Site in Landscape Architecture
James DooleyMusicSounding the environment: research through composition exploring the interplay of space and place in musical and installation works
Andrew KehoePhD by Sub Published WorksHarnessing the web as a source of data for linguistic analysis
Adam WhittakerMusicMusical Exemplarity in the Notational Treatises of Johannes Tinctoris (c.1435-1511)
Tychonas MichailidisMusicOn the hunt for feedback: Vibrotactile feedback in interactive electronic music performances
Christian GoursaudMusicThe Neapolitan Presentation Manuscripts of Tinctoris’s Music Theory: Valencia 835 and Bologna 2573
Jacob TsadoMediaReporting Violence or Mediating Peace? The Nigerian Press and the Dilemma of Peace Building in a Democracy
Stuart StevensMusicNew Tonal: musical composition exploiting and developing the alternative functional harmony of the Bohlen-Pierce scale.
Fang FangMusicEchoes of Chinese Folksong: Degrees of Integration and Separation in the Use of Pre-existing Regional Chinese Folksong and Composed Material
Faye DaviesMediaWhat promotional and textual discourses are constructed over the production lifecycle of ‘The L Word’ and how do audiences respond to producer decisions within such discursive constructions?

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