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Here you'll find information about our current PhD students and the research projects they're working on.

Juma SJ Al Jaradi

Working project title: 'Oman's Foreign Policy and its Involvement in Conflict Mediation in the Middle East (1980–2015)'

Supervisors: Dr Adam Humphreys and Dr Rob Jubb


Gina Austin

Working project title: ‘Has the Evolving Bureaucratic Structure of Britain’s Defence Intelligence Function Facilitated or Hindered the Process of Producing Exploitable Intelligence?'

Supervisors: Dr Geoff Sloan and Professor Alan Cromartie


Josep Ferret Mas

Working project title: 'Central Banks and Climate Justice: The Case of Green Quantitative Easing.'

Supervisors: Dr Alice Baderin and Dr Alexander Mihailov (Department of Economics)


Josep Ferret Mas's biography on Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholars page

Admiral Jeffrey Harley

Neala Bernadette Hickey

Luke Hoare

Eunjeong Jang

Working project title: 'Higher Education Expansion and Income Inequality; The Mediating Role of Welfare-State Regimes.'

Supervisors: Dr David Marshall and Professor Giovanni Razzu (Department of Economics)


Livia E Luzzatto

Working project title: 'Climate Change and the Intergenerational Challenge: Why We Owe Justice to Future Generations.'

Supervisors: Dr Rob Jubb and Dr Luke Elson (Department of Philosophy)


Livia E Luzzatto's personal website (LinkedIn)

Asha Manikiza

Working project title: ‘The Impact of the Nordic States on the Internalization and Operationalization of International Norms.’

Supervisors: Professor Dominik Zaum and Dr Joseph O’Mahoney


Tom Newton

Working project title: 'American LGBT+ Conservatives in the Donald Trump era.'

Supervisors: Dr Mark Shanahan and Dr Mara Oliva (Department of History)


Adam Pearse

Supervisors: Dr Rob Jubb and Dr Luke Elson (Department of Philosophy)


Gavin Randell

Jacek Stanislawski

Working project title: 'The Regional Distribution of the Phenomenon of Corruption in Contemporary Ukraine.'

Supervisors: Professor Dominik Zaum and Dr David Marshall


Jacek Stanislawski's person website (LinkedIn)

Adam Stokes

Working project title: 'The Left-Right Ideological Variance of European National Independence Political Parties.'

Supervisors: Dr David Marshall and Professor Daphne Halikiopoulou



Our research

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Our staff

Our staff work on internationally recognised research, and many have invaluable experience working as advisers to government bodies, the military and international organisations.

Why study with us?

97% of our research outputs are rated ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, meaning that the University of Reading is 6th highest in the UK for research outputs (Times Higher Education analysis of the latest Research Excellence Framework 2021 – Politics and International Studies, when scoring by GPA Output).