Conference Programme

Join us and learn about the exciting research taking place across the University.
DCAD22 will be taking place at the Techno Centre, Coventry University Technology Park,

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Register to attend DCAD22 HERE

Please find the draft programme below:

Day 1: Tuesday 26 April 2022

09.30 – 10.00 Registration & Refreshments

10.00 – 12.00 Keynote Speaker, James Hayton: The challenges of interdisciplinary research and collaboration (and how to manage them)

Doing a PhD in a single field is hard enough, but interdisciplinary and collaborative research comes with extra challenges. These can include having to quickly learn new skills or knowledge outside your comfort zone, as well as managing communication and expectations between different partners or departments. On top of these practical issues, there’s also the common feeling of being an impostor in another field. In this session, we’ll talk through some of these challenges and practical ways of managing them.

About James Hayton
Formerly a physicist, I used to work in nanoscience before moving on to bigger things. Since 2010 I’ve coached hundreds of PhD students in academic writing and general PhD project management skills.

12.00 – 12.30 Refreshments

Early-PM Parallel Streams

12.30 – 13.45 Safety & Security

James Olela: Protection of Publicly Accessible Locations from Terrorism: towards a strategic framework for Kenya

Mohammad Rashed Alam Bhuiyan: Investigating precarity among Bangladeshi labour migrants in Malaysia

12.15 – 13.30 Creative Cultures

Hiten Mistry: Reshaping the routines of our past

Jade Ward: Feeling good and functioning well: The importance of participant voice in dance for health research

Giorgia Rizzioli: Screening Coventry: Past is Now: when cinema meets Coventry

David Beauchamp: The language of the first phase: how politicians’ media briefings sought to bring order from chaos during the initial outbreak of coronavirus

Rosa Postlethwaite: ‘Dramaturgy with other-than-human species’ PhD Introduction

12.30 – 13.30 Intelligent Products & Processes

Christopher Gardner: Investigating fibre optic based sensing as a battery state diagnostic method

Amirhossein Sadeghian: Laser welding of aluminium and copper thin sheets for electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturing

Saud Sattar: Advanced Li-ion Battery Diagnostics

13.30 – 14.30 Lunch

PM Parallel Streams

14.00 – 17.00 Outstanding Supervisory Team of the Year Awards

Each of the short-listed Supervisory teams will give a short 10 minute presentation to address and consider the team’s approach to research supervision and its impact, followed by a 10 minutes Q&A. The winning supervisory team will receive £500 each towards a national or international conference of their choice. The winning team will be announced at 16:00.


Nominated bySupervisory TeamCentre  
Adrianna MarinRachel Monaghan, David Curran and David Mcllhatton  Centre for Trust Peace and Social Relations
Saud SattarTazdin Amietszajew, Joe Fleming & Rohit Bhagat  C-Alps
Eun LeeSarkar Kabir, Sailesh Tanna, Aqsa Aziz, Rashedul Hasan  Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity
Ida Suandi Al SharaLuca Morini and Lynn Clouder  Global Learning
Ellen CalteauDeborah Lycett and Riya PatelCentre for Intelligent Healthcare  

14.30 – 16.00 Pecha Kucha Session

Hillary Chindodo: Farmer to Cup – Reimagining the Coffee Value Chain

Ulya Fuhaidah: The Salafi Movement in Jambi

Catherine Mazhandu: Collaboration in Food Sustainability

14.30 – 16.00 Intelligent Products & Processes

Constantin-Lucian Radu: Electric Vehicle efficiency improvement by predicting the issues in the design stage

Abiola Babatunde: Working to solve difficult decision problems

Danial Sarwar: Towards a new method for assessing the health of Electric-vehicle batteries based on Non-linear frequency response analysis (NFRA)

Arun Mambazhasseri Divakaran: Applying advanced thermal management and optimisation to E-scooters and E-motorbikes

18.00 – 20.00 PGR Social @ DCAD

It’s time for….PGR Board Games Night!
Food & drinks reception available

End of Day 1

Day 2: Wednesday 27 April 2022

09.15 – 10.00 Registration & Refreshments

AM Parallel Sessions

10.00 – 10.50 Health & Well-being Stream A

Kathleen Hill: Lifetime prevalence of intimate partner violence among a cohort of sexual assault survivors 

Laura Wilde: What are the experiences of people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) using activity monitors?: a qualitative scoping review

10.00 – 10.50 Sustainability & Resilience

Ashem Egila: Oil and gas supply chains sustainability still matters

Stacey Moon-Tracy: Exploring and Sharing the Narratives of Female Intensive Care Nurses and Their Experiences of COVID-19

11.00 – 13.15 PGR of the Year Awards: The Presentations

Coventry University will be awarding one postgraduate researcher the title of ‘Postgraduate Researcher of the Year’. One nominee representing each Research Institute will compete for the title. A  panel of judges will mark the nominees presentations. Learn more: PGR of the Year Competition

An announcement of the winner will take place at the afternoon’s poster session & celebration event.

13.15 – 14.00 Lunch

PM Parallel Streams

14.00 – 16.00 Health & Well-being Stream B

Sahar Rahbar: Intelligent bio-signal processing for optical pulses: towards reliable wearable monitoring for daily activity use

Sophie Mowle: To walk or to run? Comparing recreational and walking football for older adults

Elif Oran: A comparative study between one rotor and double rotor versions of a novel axial pump for heart assist

Gabriel Marin Vandenbroucke: Austerity, COVID-19 and the risk of mission drift among grassroots sport clubs in the UK

Mohammed Abdullahi: The “Brain Drain” of Nigerian Doctors to the UK: Causes and Possible Solutions

Samena Rashid: Exploring UK domiciled Pakistani and Bangladeshi student’s experiences of engagement with short term outward international mobility (STOM) (Global Learning)

Diana Rodríguez Cala: The ornamental sector and alien plants’ spread in Southern Africa: what do the environmental specialists say? (Sustainability & Resilience)

15.30 – 16.30 3MT Final: Video Presentation Showing

This is a popular competition held both nationally and internationally between universities. During the competition PGRs talk about their research for 3 minutes only and a winner is selected by a panel of judges. 

An announcement of the winner will take place at the afternoon’s poster session & celebration event.

16.30 – 19.00 Official Poster Session & Celebration Event (Announcement of PGR of the Year & 3MT Winners)

Join us for the official poster session of DCAD22. Learn more about the wide ranging research that is being conducted by Coventry University’s postgraduate researchers’ and get the opportunity to discuss this with them.

Food & drinks reception available

End of Day 2