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Business, Management, Aviation and Security

Business, Management, Aviation and Security

We welcome applications for research degrees aligned to Business, Management, Aviation and Security in each of the areas listed below. Potential supervisors are shown with a summary of their areas of research expertise. Further details can be found on their staff profile page which also links to their publications. You are welcome to contact a potential supervisor for an informal discussion before submitting your application.

Current research student projects in this area are listed below.

  • Dr Sainey Faye (finance in the Gambia)
  • Dr Kavita Panwar (entrepreneurial education)
  • Dr John Mariampillai (internationalisation and public-private collaborative provision in higher education, with a specific focus on marketisation)
  • Dr Kevin Maher (computer technology; leadership styles and conflict; wood products; computer science education)
  • Dr Ceri Sims (coaching; inclusive leadership; positive psychology; personality)
Tourism and Aviation
  • Dr Adrian Guachalla (music and dance tourism; cultural flagships; urban cultural tourism; ethical operations in hospitality and tourism)
  • Dr David Warnock-Smith (aviation: air transport economics; strategy; management; operations and planning)
  • Dauda Hamzat (sustainable aviation)
  • Dr Rafid AlKhannak (engineering and IT operational R&D; distributed systems; grid and cloud computing; software and hardware system operations; information systems; cyber and network security)
  • Dr Kevin Maher (computer technology; leadership styles and conflict; wood products; computer science education)
  • Dr Richard Mather (the application of Machine Learning to the classification and segmentation of image and environmental data captured by Earth Observation System (EOS) satellite and Unmanned Aerial Survey (UAV) platforms)
  • Dr Carlo Lusuardi (computer programming; artificial intelligence)
Current and Recent Research: Student Projects

An Investigation and Critical Review of the Efficacy of Prevent as a Strategy for Countering Radicalisation in the United Kingdom. Dr David Warnock-Smith

An investigation into the safety and security of human remains as air cargo: formulating recommendations for global standards of the repatriation process. Dr David Warnock-Smith, Dr Hayley Stainton

The Impact of Customers’ Perceptions and Expectations of Internet Service Quality Delivery on the Growth of Internet Services in Federal Capital Territory Abuja; Nigeria. Dr Richard Mather

A Comparative study of third party logistics between the UK and Nigeria. Dr David Warnock-Smith, Dauda Hamzat