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The effects of undertaking doctoral research on women in UK universities

Research Title: The effects of undertaking doctoral research on women in UK universities

Survey Title:

Department: Psychology

 Study Title: The effects of undertaking doctoral research on women in UK universitiesResearcher: Aeshah JawkhabContact detail: you so much for taking the time to participate in this study.  Please read the following text below as it contains important information about the study you just participated in. What was the purpose of this study? The purpose of this study is to compare the experiences of Saudi PhD students studying in the UK with the experiences of other international and British female doctoral students; to explore the influences of academic life on relationships, adjustments, self-esteem and mental health. What are the benefits of this study?There is no personal benefit to you, however the study is aimed at understanding the needs of women on doctoral research programmes.Your participation: We would like you to participate so you can give your views on doctoral experience in the UK via an online questionnaire.  The questions you will answer will be related to only about your experience as a woman undertaking a Ph.D.Risk of participation:Participants can decide not to answer any questions if they prefer. Participants can stop at any time during the surveys and will remain anonymous.  If any of the questions have affected you, please contact your GP or Confidentiality and AnonymityThe research data will be anonymised and stored in a password protected computer.  Once you have completed and submitted the questionnaire it will not be necessary for you to provide your name and personal details.  Your responses will be added to those of other participants and only used as part of a larger data analysis.  The anonymised data may be kept for future research that is approved by a Research Ethics Committee.  The results of the study will feature in my PhD thesis and may also feature in academic publication or conference or research meetings about Higher Education and Doctoral students.Thank you for participating in this research studyIf you have any further questions about the study please contact the study supervisor Dr Karl Nunkoosing, e-mail Tel. 023 92846339  If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of the survey or have a complaint about the conduct of this research please contact the Chair of the Department of Psychology, Research Ethics Committee, Dr Paul Morris, e-mail you for your time and for your participation in my research  

Volunteers must be:

  • Gender: Female
  • Staff/Student: Student

PhD women student in UK university 

More Information:

  • Dates: 20/9/2010 to 20/11/2019
  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Location: portsmouth university

If you would like more information, contact Aeshah jawkhab at

Name, position and contact address of the Researcher:Aeshah, Jawkhab, PhD Candidate, Department of Psychology, University of PortsmouthName, position and contact details of the Supervisors:Dr Karl, Nunkoosing Department of Psychology, University of Portsmouth. Tel: 02392846339   Email:

This testing has been reviewed by the Science Faculty ethics committee and been given the following ethics code: Number: SFEC 2019-078

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