PhD Students' Profile

Kieran Higgins

Name: Kieran Higgins


Year of Study: 2nd Yr

Supervisors: Dr. Alberto Long, Prof. George Hutchinson, Dr. Marco Boeri

Funding:  Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (DARDNI) Postgraduate Studentship

Education: BSc Land Use & Environmental Management (Queen’s University Belfast)

Current Project: Maximising the Market & Non-market Benefits of Small, Privately Owned woodlands: Identification of Willingness-to-Pay

Career Goal: A career in academia or the private sector looking at the behavioural economics of retail purchases.

Publications: Contributing Author, Northern Ireland Environment Agency, (2013). State of the Environment Report 2013: From Evidence to Opportunity. Belfast: Department of the Environment NI.

Gretta Mohan

Name: Gretta Mohan


 Year of Study: 2nd Year

Supervisors: Dr Alberto Longo, Professor Frank Kee

 Funding:  Medical Research Council

Education:  BSc (Hons) Economics, Queen’s University Belfast, MSc Economics and Econometrics, University of Nottingham

Current Project: The health and wellbeing impact of the Neighbourhood Renewal urban regeneration strategy in Northern Ireland

Career Goal: Career in policy/decision making in public or private sector and Health Economist.

Publications: N/A

Rowan Tunnicliffe

Name: Rowan Tunnicliffe


Year of Study: 1st Year

Supervisors: Prof. George Hutchinson; Dr. Dermot O’Reilly

Funding:  Centre of Excellence for Public Health (NI)

Education: BSc(Hons) Economics – University of Bath; MSc Behavioural Science for Management (with distinction) – University of Stirling

Current Project:  Time discounting risk preference, personal health behaviours and screening in older people.

Career Goal: I would like to pursue a career as an academic researcher after completion of the PhD, focussing on behavioural economics and econometrics, specifically with regards to health.

Publications: N/A

Adenuga Adewale H.

Name: Adenuga, Adewale Henry


Year of Study: 2nd year

Supervisors: Prof. George Hutchinson, Prof. John Davis, Dr. Myles Patton, Dr. Trevor Donnellan

Funding:  Walsh Fellowship 

Education: MSc. Agric. Economics, B. Agric (First Class Hons), University of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria

Current Project: Implications of the EU Milk Quota Abolition for the Agri-Food Sector in the Island of Ireland

Career Goal: To become a development expert, renowned academic and researcher

Publications: Some of my publications are given below:

K.D. Farnsworth A.H. Adenuga, R.S. de Groot (2015). The complexity of biodiversity: A biological perspective on economic valuation, Ecol. Econ. 120:350-354. Published by Elsevier on behalf of the International Society for Ecological Economics.

Fadipe A., Adenuga A. H. and Lawal A. (2014). Analysis of income determinants among rural households in Kwara State, Nigeria. Trakia Journal of Sciences12,4); 400-404. Published by Trakia University, Bulgeria. Available at:,%20%20N4/A.Fadipe.pdf

A. H. Adenuga, A. Muhammad-Lawal, O. A. Rotimi (2013). Economics and Technical Efficiency of Dry Season Tomato Production in Selected Areas in Kwara State, Nigeria, Agris on-line Papers in Economics and Informatics 5(1); 11-19, Published by Faculty of Economics and Management, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague. Available online at

Adenuga A. H., Omotesho O. A. Ojehomon V. E. T., Diagne, A., Olorunsanya E. O. and Adenuga O. M.(2013). Poverty analysis of rice farming households: a multidimensional approach. Albanian j. agric. sci.12 (4): 641-651. Published by Agricultural University of Tirana, Tirana, Albania. Available online at