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Celebrating Student Research: Middlesex University Dubai holds the Third Annual Student Research Symposium

06/11/2014

 

The Third Annual Middlesex University Dubai Student Research Symposium was held on Sunday, November 2nd, 2014 at Block 4, Knowledge Village Dubai. In line with Middlesex University Dubai’s research strategy, this event promotes student research by providing  a platform to students to present their research work carried out as part of their studies (as coursework or final dissertations).

During the Symposium students presented their work through illustrated posters and discussed their findings with the attendees. There were 24 submissions from both undergraduate and postgraduate students belonging to various disciplines including Information Technology,  Social Science, Psychology, Media, Marketing, Finance and Education. The Symposium’s participants were all nominated by their supervisors for their outstanding and exemplary research work.  The research symposium was opened with an introductory welcome note from Dr. Lois Smith, Director of Middlesex University Dubai. At the conclusion of the Symposium, three Best Paper awards were given based on feedback from an expert panel (one PG and two UG awards).

The event was also widely attended by students and family members of the participating students where the presenting students enthusiastically shared their work, as Youssef Shabaan Ibrahim, an MSc Computer Network Management Student commented: “It was a wonderful event and was a good experience through the interaction between the participants graduates and the academic staff, I learned from the event so, thank you so much for allowing me this opportunity to participate.”

The undergraduate award was jointly shared by

  1. Diksha Narendra Laungani supervised by Dr. Anita Kashi   on the topic of “A qualitative exploration of meaning in life among the middle-aged”; and
  2. Ammna Nasser, supervised by Dr. Cody Paris, Dr. Tenia Kyriazi and Ms. Mahine Rizvi on the topic of “Impact of identity politics on education in Pakistan: A comparison between Balochistan and Punjab.”

The Postgraduate award was won by Magdalena Mosanya, supervised by   Dr. Eleni Petkari on the topic of “Physical self-efficacy as mediator in the relationship between physical activity and mood: An exploratory study with women in the United Arab Emirates.”

The symposium was organized by the Student Research Sub-committee but it would not have been a success without the help and support of the Research Committee, the Marketing Department, our Library staff and, most importantly, the faculty that not only helped with the judging but also supported and supervised these exceptional students.

The full list of participants is listed below:

Postgraduate Research Work Accepted for Presentation at the Symposium

 

Paper No Name(s) Supervisor/Tutor Paper Title
1 Kanchana Balasubramanian Jakob Pietschnig Effect of functional laterality on fluid intelligence, crystallised intelligence and spatial task performance
2 Magdalena Mosanya Eleni Petkari Physical self-efficacy as mediator in the relationship between physical activity and mood: An exploratory study with women in the United Arab Emirates
3 Maya Mazloum Mick King Time for a change, time for a new placement language test
4 Morea Mahmuti Jakob Pietschnig The predictive potential of explicit and implicit self-esteem on anti-fat bias
5 Sarah Zantout Lois Smith Technology in a British curriculum school in Dubai: a study to assess the level of integration
6 Sheldon D’souza Krishnadas Nanath BYOD in non-profits: Opportunities and challenges
7 Suparna Mukherjee, Cailie O’Hara and Tialda Frölich-Rienstra (group work) Cody Paris Consumer attitudes towards the Air Arabia mobile application for airline ticket purchase
8 Tasneem Usman Mick King and Lois Smith The cutting edge: Empowering students through critical literacy
9 Umar Bukar Ali Jaspreet Sethi Factors influencing the adoption of NFC-enabled mobile payment
10 Youssef Shabaan Ibrahim Fehmida Hussain Impacts of phishing attacks on online financial institution in the UAE

Undergraduate Research Work Accepted for Presentation at the Symposium


Paper No Name(s) Supervisor/Tutor Paper Title
1 Daisy Lucas Evelyn Stubbs Changing audience expectations and perceptions of musical artists as reflected in a comparison of The Beatles and One Direction
2 Diksha Narendra Laungani Anita Kashi A qualitative exploration of meaning in life among the middle-aged
3 Gimel Samera Evelyn Stubbs The representation of rape culture in American media
4 Jennifer Barth Evelyn Stubbs The promotion of rape culture within the media causes desensitisation of sexual violence in society
5 Krishika Mahesh Kumar Evelyn Stubbs Westernisation of Indian culture: The dance of Bollywood
6 Rishika Ghosh Lynda Hyland and  Lien Els The predictors of employee engagement in the UAE region
7 Sana Mohamed, Marina Yazdanparast,Sama Parveen and Engride D’Souza  (Group work) Vijaya Kumar Research on luxury boating industry of UK
8 Ulfat Aziz Evelyn Stubbs The representation of class in Hollywood films
9 Jane Chegeni Cody Paris Ghana individual report: Gender inequality in employment
10 Karen Miller Cody Paris Barriers to education for girls in Jukwa, Ghana
11 Kirti Devnani Cody Paris Volunteer tourism
12 Mohammed Bashir Cody Paris Individual report summary: Tertiary education and youth unemployment
13 Ammna Nasser Cody Paris, Tenia Kyriazi and Mahine Rizvi Impact of identity politics on education in Pakistan: A comparison between Balochistan and Punjab
14 Deena Abdo Cody Paris and Tenia Kyriazi An examination of the challenges faced by social entrepreneurs in the United Arab Emirates

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