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SPARC 2022 book of abstracts

Ardo, A; Abdullahi, A; Bennett, A; Mbabu, A; Woodman, A; Foster, A; Stein, A; Gumel, A; Baatz, A; Davison, A; Rahimi Toudeshki, A; Sabir, A; Hamdan, A; Warburton, B; Martin, C; Chinigo, C; Hargreaves, C; Poolay Mootien, C; Beevers, D; Harris, D; Gilbert, D; Ajibade, D; Maguire, D; Smith, E; Cooper, E; Blezard, E; Alkashti, F; Plahe, G; Elgamodi, H; Broadhurst, H; Kolawole, H; Bakoji, I; Nduka, I; Homer, J; Mandal, J; Jackman, J; Sarwar, J; Yuen, J; Maloney yorganci, K; Barnes, K; Lineshah, L; Clarry, L; Chrimes, L; Stout, L; Barton, L; Irwin, L; Loi, M; O'Donnell, M; Kimamo, M; Yousif, M; Hassunu Saleh, M; Usman, N; Xu, O; Gonen, P; Rafati, P; Abubakar, R; Sam, R; O'Chiobi, R; Al Ben Jasim, S; Fitton, S; Gowda, S; Webb, S; Halstead, T; Makarfi, U; Wu, Y; Wu, Y; Moftakhar, Z; Naeem, Z; Clark, A; Prasetyo, A; Ochoche, G; Shukla, K; Ritchie, M; Asdullah, M; Taylor, T

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A Ardo

A Abdullahi

A Bennett

A Mbabu

A Woodman

A Foster

A Stein

A Baatz

A Davison

A Rahimi Toudeshki

A Sabir

A Hamdan

B Warburton

C Martin

C Chinigo

C Hargreaves

C Poolay Mootien

D Beevers

D Harris

D Ajibade

D Maguire

E Smith

E Cooper

E Blezard

F Alkashti

G Plahe

H Elgamodi

H Kolawole

I Bakoji

I Nduka

J Homer

J Jackman

J Sarwar

J Yuen

K Barnes

L Lineshah

L Clarry

L Chrimes

L Stout

L Barton

L Irwin

M Loi

M O'Donnell

M Yousif

M Hassunu Saleh

N Usman

O Xu

P Gonen

P Rafati

R Abubakar

R Sam

R O'Chiobi

S Al Ben Jasim

S Fitton

S Gowda

S Webb

T Halstead

U Makarfi

Y Wu

Z Moftakhar

Z Naeem

A Prasetyo

G Ochoche

M Ritchie

M Asdullah

T Taylor



Welcome to the Book of Abstracts for the 2022 SPARC conference. Our conference is called “Moving
Forwards” reflecting our re-emergence from the pandemic and our desire to reconnect our PGR
community, in celebration of their research. PGRs have continued with their research endeavours
despite many challenges, and their ongoing successes are underpinned by the support and guidance
of dedicated supervisors and the Doctoral School Team. To recognise supervision excellence we will
be awarding our annual Supervisor of the Year prizes, based on the wonderful nominations received
from their PGR students.
Once again, we have received a tremendous contribution from our postgraduate research community;
with over 60 presenters, 12 Three-Minute Thesis finalists, and 20 poster presentations, the conference
showcases our extraordinarily vibrant, inclusive, and resilient PGR community at Salford. This year
there will be prizes to be won for ‘best in conference’ presentations, in addition to the winners from
each parallel session. Audience members too could be in for a treat, with judges handing out spot
prizes for the best questions asked, so don’t miss the opportunity to put your hand up.
These abstracts provide a taster of the diverse and impactful research in progress and provide
delegates with a reference point for networking and initiating critical debate. Take advantage of the
hybrid format: in online sessions by posting a comment or by messaging an author to say “Hello”, or
by initiating break time discussions about the amazing research you’ve seen if you are with us in
person. Who knows what might result from your conversation? With such wide-ranging topics being
showcased, we encourage you to take up this great opportunity to engage with researchers working
in different subject areas from your own. As recent events have shown, researchers need to
collaborate to meet global challenges. Interdisciplinary and international working is increasingly
recognised and rewarded by all major research funders. We do hope, therefore, that you will take this
opportunity to initiate interdisciplinary conversations with other researchers. A question or comment
from a different perspective can shed new light on a project and could lead to exciting collaborations,
and that is what SPARC is all about.
SPARC is part of a programme of personal and professional development opportunities offered to all
postgraduate researchers at Salford. More information about this programme is available on our
website: Doctoral School | University of Salford. Registered Salford students can access full details on
the Doctoral School hub: Doctoral School Hub - Home ( You can follow us on Twitter
@SalfordPGRs and please use the #SPARC2022 to share your conference experience.
We particularly welcome taught students from our undergraduate and master’s programmes as
audience members. We hope you enjoy the presentations on offer and that they inspire you to pursue
your own research career. If you would like more information about studying for a PhD here at the
University of Salford, your lecturers can advise, or you can contact the relevant PGR Support Officer;
their details can be found at Doctoral School | University of Salford.
We wish you a rich and rewarding conference experience.


Ardo, A., Abdullahi, A., Bennett, A., Mbabu, A., Woodman, A., Foster, A., …Taylor, T. T. Ireland (Ed.), SPARC 2022 book of abstracts. Salford, United Kingdom: University of Salford

Book Type Authored Book
Deposit Date Jun 30, 2022
Publicly Available Date Jun 30, 2022
Series Title Salford Postgraduate Annual Research Conference
ISBN 9781912337613
Publisher URL


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