Professor Merali's research is trans-disciplinary, transcending traditional boundaries between the natural and human sciences by drawing on complex systems science to study socio-economic systems at all scales and across diverse domains in the network economy and society.
Professor Merali's research collaborations include with academics across disciplines and practitioners from public, private and third sector organisations.
In recent years she has collaborated with colleagues across institutions to attract over £7,075,000 of research funding from diverse bodies including the EU and UK funding councils, the Department of Transport, BT, the Welsh Audit Office, the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (dstl) and the Health Foundation.
Professor Merali welcomes applications for PhD supervision in her areas of expertise.
Esmaeil Morasae Khidmati, Narratives of Colorectal Cancer Screening in Hull
Katherine Bloomfield, Contracting for the Mitigation of Systemic Risk: A Complexity Approach
Mohammad Naveed Khan, Exploring Risk Management and Financial Sustainability of Business Models of Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) in a Region Highly Affected by Terrorism
Alistair Smith, British Values: Responses in State-funded Islamic Schools (working title)
Maya Vachekova, Marginalisation and Identity Radicalisation in Complex Social Systems
Spyros Angelopoulos, Emergence and Evolution of Online Social Networks (2014)
Khaled Al Hazmi, Information Systems Project Work in a Saudi Organisation: An Ethnographic Study (2014)
Anthony Woolcock, Opinion Dynamics: from Local Interactions to Global Trends (2014)
Eammon O'Loacha, Rethinking the Project Manager Role: A Case Study in the Context of an IT Department (2012).
Roberta Bernardi, Health Information Systems Reform in Kenya: an Institutionalist Perspective (2012).
James Muranga Njihia, ICT for Development Reconsidered: a Critical Realist Approach to the Strategic Context in Kenya's Transition to Governance (2008).
Thanos Papadopoulos, The Role of Network Emergence in the Implementation of Healthcare Innovation: a Case Study in the UK National Health Service (2008).
Hyun Jeong Kim, E-government Transformation and Organisational Learning: the Supreme Court Registry Office in Korea (2004).
Yong Ni, The Case of Impact of Information Systems on Business Flexibility from the Managerial Perspective: Multiple Cases of Enterprise Systems Enhancement and Ongoing Changes (2007).
Ian Allison, Software Process Improvement as Emergent Change: a Structurational Analysis (2004).
Shan-Ling Pan, Organising Knowledge Sharing in a Dispersed Organisation: a Socio-technical Perspective (1999).
Current PhD supervisions
Francesca Moore, Resilient Communities for Sustainable Development: Harnessing Ecosystem Services for Regional Development
Yvonne Black, Social and Cultural Values of Ecosystem Services Derived from Access to Green Spaces in Kingston Upon Hull
Hannah Allison, Prevention of Online Child Sexual Exploitation.