Research students

NameResearch areaEmail
Huw Houssemayne du BoulayPost-Soviet, postcolonial: Crimea, national identity and territorial integrity in Russian government discourse 1991–
Claire CardinalLemur-human coexistence: the impact of human activities on the behaviour and demography of cathemeral lemurs in south-eastern
Francesca de ChenuConservation and agriculture: Do wildlife corridors support wildlife and local farming concerns adequately?
Alexandra ChestersThe Joy of Possessions and Decluttering in Japan and the
Sophie Clare EdwardsA Comparison of Craniodental Morphology of Hominoids of the Late Miocene and Early Pliocene in relation to Contemporary Climate Change and Paleoecological
Emma HankinsonMegafauna Extinction on our watch: Conserving Sumatra ߣ s last remaining elephant populations and their tropical
Luke HolmesExploring experiences of Vietnamese labour migration in the UK and Vietnam: dominant discourses and migrants’ lived
Sophie MansonQuantifying the ecosystem services provided by vertebrates within an agroforest environment in Java,
Thais Q. MorcattyA multilateral approach to tackling wildlife trade in South America: people, ecology and conservation
Sofya OmarovaTrajectories of state and regime development in Central Asia and Caucasus: Informal and formal political
Elena RačevskaLemurs as protectors of the forest: Lemur seed dispersal, forest regeneration and local livelihoods in the littoral forest fragments of
Kira RaithQuaternary climate change and landscape evolution of Southeast
Sam Hyde RobertsBehavioural ecology, adaptation and conservation of the Anosy mouse lemur (Microcebus tanosi) in the littoral forests of Sainte Luce, southeastern
Brittany Carol RaponeCultural Influences Behind Exotic Pet Cafés in Japan and their Relation to the International Pet
Kat ScottOrangutans in the New Frontier: Strategies for Survival in Altered LandscapesTBC
Kavi ThakoreA ‘Cosmopolitan’ Financial Transaction
Bethany WatkinsBeneath the moon and under the sun: what the navigational strategies of Eulemur collaris can tell us about the evolution of higher
Tim WakemanHow do Social Movements emerge and bring about social change? A case study of Focus

PhD Completions


Dr Jasmin Dall'AgnolaThe impact of globalisation on national identities in post-Soviet societiesDr Sarah Whitmore
Jon Gorrie (Masters by Research)Does culture evolve? Testing evolutionary theories of culture through a case study of El Khiam points from three sites in the Pre Pottery Neolithic A of the Southern LevantDr Simon Underdown
Dr Lucy VigneThe rhino horn and ivory trade: 1980–2020Professor Vincent Nijman


Dr Elena BersacolaZooming in on human-wildlife coexistence: primate community responses in a shared agroforest landscape in Guinea-Bissau’Professor Catherine Hill
Dr Duccio GasparriLocals, New-locals, Non-locals: (Re)mapping people and food in post-disaster Ishinomaki, JapanProfessor Jeremy Macclancy
Dr Louella Matsanuga
Dr Miguel de GuineaNavigating in Rainforests: Movement patterns in a neotropical primate the Black Howler Monkey
Professor Anna Nekaris, Dr Alejandro Estrada, Professor Vincent Nijman
Dr Paul MoranAutonomy in modern Basque art, an anthropological perspectiveProfessor Jeremy Macclanc
Dr Kathleen ReinhardtEcophysiology of a wild nocturnal primate the Javan Slow Loris (Nycticebus Javanicus)Professor Anna Nekaris
Dr Peter Roberts‘The Asian Palm Civet: Fundamental Baseline Findings in Ecology, Captive Husbandry and Effects of Trade in Civet Coffee’Professor Vincent Nijman


Dr Gisele ArrudaPromoting sustainable energy literacy through higher education for the ArcticDr Helen Walkington
Dr Daniel BerginWildlife Trade in Morocco: Conservation, Laws and WelfareProfessor Vincent Nijman
Dr Aimee OxleyGreat Ape Conservation in the Matrix: Investigating the Socialogical responses of chimpanzees living in a forest -farm mosiac, UgandaProfessor Catherine Hill
Dr Jaima SmithAn examination and assessment of current conservation practices for Javan gibbons (Hylobates moloch) in West Java, IndonesiaProfessor Vincent Nijman


Dr Michela BalestriEcology and conservation of the southern woolly lemur (Avahi meridionalis) in the Tsitongambarika Protected Area, south-eastern MadagascarDr Giuseppe Donati
Dr Marco CamperaEcological flexibilty and conservation of Fleurette's sportive lemur, Lepilemur fleureatae, in the lowland rainforest of Ampasy, Tsitongambarika Protected AreaDr Giuseppe Donati
Dr Stephanie PoindexterNavigating the Night: Spatial Cognition. Locomotor and ranging behaviour in Nycticebus speciesProfessor Anna Nekaris


Dr (Mhd) Samer AltoutouThe confrontation over Iran’s nuclear programme: nature, scope and legalityDr John Gold
Dr Francis CabanaUsing feeding ecology to influence captive slow loris (Nyticebus spp.) nutrition and husbandryProf Anna Nekaris
Dr Magda SvennsonConservation and ecology of nocturnal primates: night monkeys, galagos, pottos and angwantibos as case studiesProf Vincent Nijman
Dr Malgosia Nowak KempThe vertebrate zoological collections of the University of Oxford – studies on the changing nature of collecting, displays, teaching and the role of specimens in research over the last 400 years.Prof Vincent Nijman
Dr Aoife HealyConservation of ververts, Africa's most ubiquitous primatesProf Vincent Nijman
Dr Shane SzarkowskiThere is no Afghanistan - the historic indeterminancy of Afghan Sovereign IdentityProf Gary Browning
Dr James EatonStatus, distrubtion and conservation of taxonomically cryptic bird species (Aves) across insular South East AsiaProf Vincent Nijman


Mattia Cartolano, MSc by ResearchDiverse Evolutionary PathsProf Adrian Parker, Dr Sam Smith
Dr Samentha GoethalsBusiness Human Rights Responsibilities and the Situation of Migrant Workers in Britain: a Multi-stakeholder StudyJuliette Koning
Dr Abilene PittNew Forms of Power in the World Bank’s Post Washington Consensus Development PoliciesDr Lucy Ford


Dr David Ehlers SmithThe ecology and conservation of Presbytis RubicundaProf Vincent Nijman
Dr Eva Johanna Rode-MargonoThe ecology of venom use in the Javan Slow Loris (Nycticebus Javanicus) and its implications for conservationProf Anna Nekaris
Dr Matthew HurleyGendering NATO: Analysing the construction and implementation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation’s gender perspectiveProf Tina Miller
Dr Matthew Donoghue‘Cohesion’ in the context of welfare and citizenship: discourse, policy and common senseProf Tina Miller
Dr Hannah ParathianEthneocology in the Colombian Amazon: Tikuan-Wildlife Interactions in Amacayacu National ParkProf Catherine Hill
Dr Joana Vaz de SousaShape Shifting nature in a contested landscape in Guinea-BissauProf Kate Hill, Dr Nancy Priston


Dr Agnieszka BalickaChanges in International Law in response to terrorist attacks: A comparative study of Israel and US state practiceDr Tina Managhan
Dr David HughesContemporary US Liberalism in Post Secular PerspectiveProf Gary Browning
Dr Anna ElvidgeCaptive breeding programmes for Nocturnal ProsimiansProf Anna Nekaris
Dr Mansi DesaiPhytoremediation: a tool for restoring land degraded due to opencast coal miningDr Martin Haigh
Dr Rihab AlteraifiDisability, citizenship and education in EnglandProf Gary Browning
Dr Paola EspositoButch Dance in the UK: an ethnographic performance investigationDr Mitch Sedgewick


Dr Stephanie OebenMassively multiplayer online role-playing games in Europe and Japan: a comparative anthropological studyDr Mitch Sedgewick
Dr Anna FraserAn Investigation of the Medical Use of Thermo-mineral Springs Found in Misasa Onsen (Japan) & Jachymov (Czech Republic)Prof Joy Hendry & Dr Chris McDonaugh
Dr Karen HiserCrop raiding and conflict: farmers' perceptions of human-wildlife interactions in Hoima District, UgandaProf Catherine Hill
Dr Camille CoudratEcology and conservation of docu monkeys (Pygathrix spp.) in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam: a comparative studyProf Anna Nekaris
Dr Sam ShaneeConservation and ecology of Andean primates in PeruProf Vincent Nijman
Dr Andrew Watt PerkinTaxonomy, Biogeography and Conservation of the Cryptic and Endemic Forest Dwelling Taxa of Tanzania and Kenya focusing on Galagos (Primate: Galagonidae), Sengis (Insectivora: Macroscelidea) and Birds (Aves)Prof Simon Bearder
Dr Rozita MekanikianAn analysis of the degree of sustainability of desertification control projects within the Iranian national contextDr Martin Haigh
Dr Ashley PartonQuaternary Environmental & Climatic Reconstruction from SE Arabia: Implications for Human Dispersal & OccupationProf Adrian Parker


Dr Yvonne Anne De JongTaxonomy, diversity, biogeography and conservation of the primates of Kenya amd TanzaniaProf Vincent Nijman
Dr Anna Maria AwsiukiewiczMotherhood experiences through transformations: narratives of intergenerational continuities and changes in Post-Communist PolandDr Abigail Halcli
Dr Christopher ShepherdIllegal and unsustainable wildlife trade in southeast Asia: the effectiveness of CITES as a conservation toolProf Vincent Nijman
Dr Richard MooreEthics, ecology and evolution of Indonesian Slow Lorises (Nycticebus spp) rescued from the pet tradeProf Anna Nekaris
Dr Eleanor McDonaldMothering children with serious vision impairment: agency, disability and 'good' motheringProf Tina MIller
Dr Miguel OteroThe Euro vs the Dollar in the political economy of global monetary governance: perceptions of the financial elites in China, the GCC and BrazilProf Magnus Ryner
Dr Alexander John FinnanThe international community's management of 'post conflict' with particular reference to Bosnia and HerzegovinaProf Barrie Axford


Dr Sebastian BoretFrom social to ecological immortality: kinship, identity and death in Japanese tree burialProf Joy Hendry
Dr Elizabeth Ann O’RourkeOn Record - exploring social workers' attempts to reconcile competing agendas in the case recordProf Tina Miller
Dr Emma Claire RundallTranssexual People in the UK Workplace: An Analysis of Transsexual men's & Transsexual women's experiencesProf Tina Miller
Dr Gareth PrestonFrom nomadic herder-hunters to sedentart famers: the relationship between climate, environment and human societies in the UAE from the Neolithic to the Iron AgeProf Adrian Parker
Dr Josia RazafndramananaBehavioural ecology of sympatric lemur species Lemur catta and Eulemur sp. in forest gragments, south-eastern MadagascarProf Simon Bearder


Dr Duncan GreenActive citizens and effective states: definitions and interactions: a critical reviewProf Stephen Hurt
Dr Matthew MclennanChimpanzee ecology and interactions with people in an unprotected human-dominated landscape at Bulindi, West UgandaProf Catherine Hill
Dr Ente Jacob JohanElephant endurance in Aceh: the effects of habitat disturbance and land cover change on the conservation of Sumatran elephants in Aceh, IndonesiaProf Vincent Nijman