Meet our PhD students

We have a vibrant PhD community studying a range of leadership-related topics under the supervision of our academic faculty. To find out more about our students and the issues they are studying please take a look at the profiles below. To find out more, or apply for PhD study at Exeter, please visit the pages on doctoral study.

Fatemah Albuloshi

Fatemah's PhD project looks into cross-cultural encounters between traditional leadership values in Arab MENA region and those in Human Rights.

Sue Chapman

Sue's research interests focus on 'Leadership for Sustainability’.

Wenjin Dai

Wenjin is researching how corporate sustainability is perceived by multi-national corporations in China.

Parisa Gilani

Parisa's research focuses on Leadership Development and Identity Dynamics, in the context of post-merger organisational change.

Sue Kay

Sue’s research interests focus on management and leadership in the cultural sector. She hopes to add conceptual insight to the field through an investigation of ‘what cultural managers do’ in small scale theatre organisations in the South West, using both a sensemaking and devising perspective.

Federico Puga

Federico Puga's research interests cover leadership in complexity; strategy implementation and research methods for organisational complexity.

Caroline Rook

Caroline’s PhD research investigates the understanding and maintenance of employee well-being in organisations and also re-examines influencing factors on workplace well-being.

Ali Young

Ali's research involves taking a critical perspective on popular representations of leadership and seeks to contribute to the creation of more sustainable culture, for humans and non-humans alike.

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