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Our postgraduate researchers

Find out more about some of our postgraduate researchers and their experiences of studying for a doctorate at Reading.

We've put together profiles about some of our current and recently graduated postgraduate researchers working in each of our five interdisciplinary research themes.


  • Joanne Baker
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    Title of PhD: Integrating extinct and extant diversity into macro-evolutionary analyses
  • Oliver Ellingham
    School of Biological Sciences
    Title of PhD: Identification Methods of the Powdery Mildew Fungus


  • Luke Bell
    Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences
    Title of PhD: Rocket Science: Phytochemical, Postharvest, Shelf-life & Sensory Attributes Of Rocket Species
  • Nurul Aqilah Binti Mohd Zaini
    Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences
    Title of PhD: Production of D-Lactic Acid from Dried Distillers Grains with Solubles (DDGS)


  • Faith Orchard
    Department of Psychology
    Title of PhD: The Clinical Characteristics and Cognitive Biases Associated with Adolescent Depression  
  • Ines da Silva Serra
    Department of Psychology (Pharmacy)
    Title of PhD: Effects of Phytocannabinoids in the Treatment of Tuberous Sclerosis

Prosperity & Resilience

  • Lisa Schopohl
    ICMA Centre
    Title of PhD: Essays on Pension Funds and Responsible Investment
  • Neha Hui
    Department of Economics
    Title of PhD: Essays on Labour Market and Well-being Constraints facing Sex Workers
  • Oluyemisi Bolade-Ogunfodun
    Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour
    Title of PhD: Ethical Dimensions of Organisational Culture: A Case Study of Reconstructed Workgroups in a Context of Mergers and Acquisitions

Heritage & Creativity

  • Vaibhav Singh
    Department of Typography & Graphic Communication
    Title of PhD: Devanagari Type in the Twentieth Century: Motivations, Imperatives, Technology, and the Design Process
  • Geraldine Ng
    Department of Philosophy
    Title of PhD: What Should We Do about Williams?
  • Monica Palmero Fernandez
    Department of Archaeology
    Title of PhD: The Realm of Goddesses in Ancient Mesopotamia from the Late Uruk to the Start of the Old Babylonian Period: The Figure of Inanna
  • Evan Hayles Gledhill
    Department of English Literature
    Title of PhD: "Deviant Subjectivities": The Monster and the Child in the Gothic Imagination

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