Peer-reviewing postgraduate research

Postgraduate students from across the University had the opportunity to present their research findings to students from other areas, promoting cross-collaboration and peer-review.

Date: 1 June 2018

London Metropolitan University students recently presented their research at an internal event designed to promote collaboration and discussion.

Students from each of the University’s six Schools were invited to submit their research findings for consideration.

Peer review is an essential part of the research process. When a researcher has made a discovery or developed a new idea they will write their idea in a research paper and then submit it for consideration and feedback from other researchers in their field of work (their peers). By doing this, they aim to ensure the work is rigorous, coherent, uses past research and adds to what we already knew.

The one-day session was organised and coordinated by Urszula Bankiewicz, School of Social Sciences Graduate Intern, and Jo Skinner, Head of the School of Social Sciences. Urszula said: “Taking part in the conference gave our students the opportunity to showcase the wide range of research work which is undertaken at the University.

“It was a chance for our students to test their own knowledge as well as help them develop their critical thinking skills. Crucially, the event also acted as a peer review session and allowed students to analyse their peers’ work.”

With thanks to the following students for presenting and panelling a discussion:

  • Terry Commer – Location as character in British Crime Drama
  • Vlora Berbatovc-Aliu – The impact of employment skills support and inequalities at work in the incentives to migrate: A case study of Kosovo
  • Christine Jeffreys – An Ethical Dance: Ethical deliberation in ethnographic research

With thanks to the following students for presenting their research:

  • Sara Chaudhrey - How do second generation Muslim men experience mental health problems within the context of their faith?
  • Istteffanny Isloure Araujo and Prof Hassan Kazemian - Advancing on Discrete Cosine Steganography
  • Erum Noureen – Tailoring electrosprayed nanoparticles to enhance cellular uptake of low bioavailability drugs
  • Fatemeh Safaii Rad - Interpretation of pattern and symbols within Persian carpet
  • Amy Beddows - Victim Blame and Sexual Violence – How Agencies Respond to Survivors
  • Ellada Larionidou - Russian speaking organized crime in Greece and Cyprus
  • Mohammad Saiful Islam - Opportunities Search in Information: The influence of entrepreneurs’ self-attachment
  • Majid Younus - Speech intelligibility: A study of Iraqi EFL accented English
  • Helena Wehling and Joanne Lusher - Exploring nature, challenges and coping strategies of food-related thinking styles
  • Helena Wehling and Joanne Lusher - Exploring the impact of food-related thinking styles on weight gain
  • Christine Jefferys - Investigating the social justice agency of secondary school head-teachers