Postgraduate students

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Prof Frank Rennie

The postgraduate students that I have been involved in supervising have included :

Alex Skarlatos-Currie
An ethnographic investigation into the material nature of inter-human and human-environmnet relations in the Galson Estate Trust and Pairc Trust
Director of Studies: Dr. Eilidh MacPhail (UHI)
Second Supervisor: Prof Frank Rennie (UHI) Dr Gareth Davies (UHI)

Alisdair Wiseman
How  socialisation affects the ability of 16-18 year old High School students on Lewis and Harris to innovate.
Director of Studies: Dr. Gareth Davis (UHI)
Second Supervisor: Prof Frank Rennie (UHI)

Casandra Bryant (University of Guelph)
The Experiences of Female Social Entrepreneurs in Sustainable Rural Community Development in the Scottish Highlands and Islands
Director of Studies: Dr. Al Lauzon, University of Guelph
Second Supervisor: Prof Frank Rennie (UHI)

Rona Campbell
Sustainability and Community Land Trusts
Director of Studies: Prof. Frank Rennie (UHI)
Second Supervisor: Prof Keith Smyth; Dr Gareth Davies

Eleanor Ford
The Social License of Scottish Aquaculture: Examining the challenges to Community Acceptance of the Finfish Aquaculture Industry.
Director of Studies: Dr Adam Hughes (UHI)
Second Supervisor: Dr Suzi Billing (UHI) and Prof Frank Rennie (UHI)

Parmeswar Ramkissoon (Open University of Mauritius)
The effectiveness of online learning in Adult Education.
Director of Studies: Prof. Frank Rennie (UHI)
Second Supervisor: Dr Louis Jinot Belle (Open University of Mauritius)

Matt Sillars
Urban Humanities: A Narrative inquiry into social-ecological resilience in an urban community across 50 years.
Director of Studies: Prof. Frank Rennie (UHI)
Second Supervisor: Prof. Keith Smyth (UHI); Dr. Brian Boag (UHI)

Julia Moreland
Online health Information and the Health Professional?
Director of Studies: Dr Gareth Davies (UHI)
Second Supervisor: Prof. Frank Rennie (UHI)

Graham Wilson (Completed PhD)
To what extent can an embedded problem-solving approach to teaching computer programing deliver a learning experience which meets learner and industry recruiter expectations?
Director of Studies: Dr Gareth Davies (UHI)
Supervisors: Prof Frank Rennie (UHI); Dr Philomena DeLima (UHI)

Yousra Rajabalee (Completed PhD)
The relationship between learner activity, perceptions, and performances in semi-MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) at the University of Mauritius
Director of Studies: Prof. Frank Rennie (UHI)
Second supervisor: Dr Mohammad Santally (University of Mauritius)

Anna Gudrun Edvardsdottir (University of Iceland) (Completed PhD)
The Knowledge Society’s effect on rural development and sustainability in Iceland and Scotland
Director of Studies: Prof. Allyson MacDonald (University of Iceland)
Second supervisor: Prof. Frank Rennie (UHI)

Ruth Brennan (Completed PhD)
What lies beneath: Probing the cultural depths of a nature conservation conflict in the Outer Hebrides
Director of Studies: Prof. Frank Rennie (UHI) (formerly Prof. Laurence Mee) (UHI)
Second supervisor: Dr Tavis Potts (University of Aberdeen)

Helen Coker (Completed PhD)
An Investigation of the factors which affect student’s effective collaboration in online environments.
Director of Studies; Professor Frank Rennie (UHI)
Second supervisors: Dr Gareth Davies (UHI) and Dr Melanie Smith (UHI)

Donald Weir (Completed PhD)
In what ways are online publishing and information sharing technologies impacting on the Scottish Gaelic language?
Director of Studies: Professor Frank Rennie (UHI)
Second Supervisor: Dr Anne Frater (UHI)

Suzannah-Lynn Billing (Completed PhD)
Agents for change in the sustainable development of renewable energy in the Highlands and Islands region of Scotland.
Director of Studies: Professor Kenny Black (UHI)
Second Supervisor: Professor Frank Rennie (UHI)

Charles Greenwood (Completed PhD)
The impact of large scale wave energy converter farms on the regional wave climate
Director of Studies: Dr. David Christie (UHI)
Second Supervisors: Dr. Vengatesan Venugopal (University of Edinburgh, Prof. John McClatchey (UHI) Prof. Frank Rennie (UHI)

Sarah Bowyer (Completed PhD)
Participatory Mapping as an Approach for Health Services Co-Planning: Finding the Local Voice in the Rural Context
Director of Studies: Dr. Sarah-Anne Munoz (UHI)
Second Supervisors: Dr. Gaener Rodger (UHI); Prof. Frank Rennie (UHI); Dr. Gareth Davies (UHI)

Siobhan Cooke (Completed PhD)
Viking Belief as expressed through Burial in Scotland.
Director of Studies: Dr Jane Downes (UHI)
Second Supervisors: Dr Mary MacLeod, (UHI); Prof Frank Rennie (UHI)

Mark Bradley (Completed PhD)
The potential application of variable renewable energy supplies to increase the horticultural productivity of the Isle of Lewis, Scotland

Director of Studies: Dr Edward Graham (UHI)
Second Supervisors: Dr David Harper (University of Leicester); Prof. Frank Rennie (UHI)

John MacBeth (Completed PhD)
Design of a hybrid wind/solar thermal storage system used to provide the thermal requirements of the Hebridean Domestic Sector.

Director of Studies: Dr. Neil Finlayson (UHI)
Second Supervisors: Prof. Frank Rennie (UHI); Dr. Mohammed Imbabi (University of Aberdeen); Mr. John Currie (Napier University)

Angus Murray (Completed PhD)
Control of hydrogen production from a biodigester plant

Director of Studies: Dr. Alasdair MacLeod (UHI)
Second Supervisors: Prof. Frank Rennie (UHI); Prof. Hicham Idriss (University of Aberdeen); Dr. Ruairi Maciver (Comhairle nan Eilean Siar)

Robert Wemyss (Completed PhD)
Protected Area status and the implications for rural development and land use

Director of Studies: Prof. Frank Rennie (UHI)
Second Supervisor: Dr. Eilidh MacPhail (UHI)

George Siemens (Completed PhD)
Networked Learning: Systemic impact on policy-making, educational design, and resource allocation

Director of Studies: Prof. Frank Rennie (UHI)
Second Supervisor: Prof. Martin Weller (OU)

Michael Smith (Completed PhD)
The quality factors which influence online learning and impact on the student experience
Director of Studies: Prof. Frank Rennie (UHI)
Second Supervisor: Prof. Martin Weller (OU)

Iain MacPherson (Completed MSc)
Energy Profiling of the prevalent commercial buildings in specific postal districts: Potential application to GIS.
Director of Studies:Dr Neil Finlayson (UHI)
Second Supervisors: Prof. Frank Rennie (UHI); Prof. Colin Porteous (Glasgow School of Art); Prof. Stuart Gibb (UHI); Keith Murray (UHI)

Malcolm Murray (Completed PhD)
Semantic Energy
Director of Studies: Dr. Neil Finlayson (UHI)
Second Supervisors: Prof. Frank Rennie (UHI); Dr. Michael Kummert (University of Strathclyde).

Maria Prior (Completed PhD)
The contribution of Health Services to the social and economic sustainability of rural communities.
Director of Studies: Prof. Jane Farmer (University of Aberdeen)
Second Supervisor: Prof. Frank Rennie (UHI)

Rachel Erskine (Completed PhD)
Depressive symptoms in ischaemic heart disease in the Western Isles of Scotland
Director of Studies: Prof. Frank Rennie (UHI)
Second Supervisor: Prof. Ian Reid (University of Dundee)