The Centre for Doctoral Research, a dedicated facility to Business Research, plays host to students from different countries and backgrounds, who work with our leading academics in a variety of research areas – Accounting, Banking & Finance, IR & HR, Management, Marketing and MIS in both Full-time and Part-time capacities.

Current PhD Students



Student Name PhD Thesis TitleSupervisor
Emma O'Grady  Accounting 

VALue In Delivery of care for children with Cystic Fibrosis – VALID-CF Study

Professor Gerardine Doyle
Min Cao  Banking & Finance  Composite jet fuel cross-hedging \ Default risk drivers in the US tourism industry Dr Thomas Conlon
Ioannis Ropotos Banking & Finance   To be confirmed 

Dr Thomas Conlon & Professor John Cotter 

Yike Wang  Banking & Finance   Asset pricing via machine learning

Dr Thomas Conlon

Min Zhang Banking & Finance  

To be confirmed 

Dr Thomas Conlon & Professor John Cotter 
Xiaomeng Wang  Banking & Finance  

To be confirmed 

Professor John Cotter 
Fabiola Schneider  Banking & Finance  

Climate change: An operational risk factor on access to finance for fossil fuel enterprises

Professor Andreas Hoepner 

Gabija Zdanceviciute

Banking & Finance   Essays on Machine Learning in Sustainable finance Professor Andreas Hoepner

Jiadong Li 

Banking & Finance   To be Confirmed Dr Conall O'Sullivan & Dr Vassilios Papavassiliou 

Sinian Zheng 

Banking & Finance   Empirical Asset pricing in Chinese Stock Market by Machine Learning  Dr Alessia Paccagnini 

Yuting Chen

Banking & Finance   Economic Narratives, Investor Behaviors and Financial Markets Professor Valerio Poti & Professor Don Bredin 

Lanxin Lu

Banking & Finance  

Machine Learning Approach Based Portfolio Construction Strategy by Direct Forecasting the Weights of Tangency Portfolio

Professor Valerio Poti & Dr Richard McGee

Yang Zhao

Banking & Finance   Information asymmetry and acquisition performance  Professor Ronan Powell  
Ronald Wekesa Wafula Banking & Finance  

Market liquidity from a microstructure perspective

Dr. Vassilios Papavassiliou
Costanza Galanti  HRM & Employment Relatoins  

The struggle for care under the new European economic governance. Collective action in and between Italy and Romania

Dr Roland Erne
Sid McDonnell HRM & Employment Relatoins   

Implementing Workplace Well-being Programmes: A view from Institutional Theory 

Professor Anne Keegan  
Brad Aaron Patrick Carson Management   How crisis spurs innovation and creativity in leadership and organizational culture  Dr Julia Backmann
Michalis Louis  Management Sustainability risk management in global supply chains : A dynamic capabilities perspective  Professor Mark Pagell
Musa Afandiyev Management Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Entrepreneurial re-entry after business failure. Dr Orla Byrne & Dr Julia Backmann

Chunxia Wang 


Effect of Learning from Failure on the Subsequent Innovation of High-tech Enterprises in China

Dr Dorota Piaskowska 

Fernandos Ongolly


The Role of Health Advocates in Access to Medicines: A Comparative Study of Essential Medicines Last Mile Issues in Low and High Income Settings.

Professor Susi Geiger 

Cheng Ma

Marketing  Nudge for sustainable travel behaviour and policy acceptance (TBC)  Dr. Geertje Schuitema 

Charity Delmus Alupo


Understanding residential electricity consumers demand needs and renewable energy supply capabilities using explainable machine learning models

Dr Paula Carroll

Clíodhna Ní Shé


Optimisation algorithms for last mile and shared mobility on the Electric Vehicle (EV) charging network

Dr Paula Carroll 

Dáire Byrne 

MIS  Mathematical Modelling of Energy Markets  Dr Mel Devine 

Andrea Berger 


The re-making of Human Identification Infrastructures (HII) in the European Union after the Schengen Agreement with a focus on asylum case processing in Germany.

Professor Seamas Kelly 


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