HDR completions

Join us in congratulating all our students who have successfully completed their research studies with us!

Congratulations to all those conferred in April and May 2021!

Dr. Sanush Khyle Abeysekera
(Specialisation: Electrical and electronic engineering and technology- other)
"Spectrally Enhanced Image Processing and Nonlinear Alternating Decision Trees"
Dr. Jian Hu
(Specialisation: Chemical engineering)
"Heterogeneous activation of persulfate by modulated transition metal-based materials towards accelerated degradation of organic pollutants"
Dr. Kristina Sabaroedin
(Specialisation: Neuroscience)
"Fronto-striato-thalamic Circuits, Dopamine, and the Psychosis Continuum"
Dr. Waqar Ahmad
(Specialisation: Chemical engineering)
"Heterogeneous Catalytic Hydrogenation of COx into Oxymethylene Dimethyl Ethers"
Dr. Serena In
(Specialisation: Psychology)
"A Mixed Methods Study on the Relationship Between Family Resilience Processes and Adolescent Mental Health in Malaysian Parent-Child Dyads"
Dr. Anindita Sarker
(Specialisation: Information systems)
"ICT for Women's Empowerment in Rural Bangladesh"
Dr. Ammar Abdulhussein Lafta Al-Jodah
(Specialisation: Manufacturing engineering)
"Development and control of Multi-Degrees of Freedom Large Range Micropositioning Mechanisms"
Dr. Md. Azharul Islam
(Specialisation: Psychology)
"Investigating the relationship between generational identity and autobiographical memory in Bangladeshi older adults: A focus on the self-defining period"
Dr. Clare Elizabeth Scollay
(Specialisation: Law)
"Lawyer Use in Compensation Systems"
Dr. Saeed Ali S Alqahtani
(Specialisation: Paramedical studies)
"Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest of non-cardiac aetiologies: Incidence and outcomes"
Dr. Aminath Shaba Ismail
(Specialisation: Marketing)
"Unravelling the Past As We Know It: Analysing The Historical Development Of the Female Citizen-Consumer Subject In Malaysia"
Dr. Rahman Shafi
(Specialisation: Transport engineering)
"What drives South Asians in Australia to drive? Unpacking the determinants of immigrants' and international students' mobility choices"
Dr. Mundher Al-Shabi
(Specialisation: Biomedical engineering)
"Lung Nodule Classification Using Scale-Invariant Neural Networks"
Dr. Adamina Ivcovici
(Specialisation: Management)
"Learning to mobilise knowledge collaboratively: (per)forming community, translating knowledge, and reconciling identities"
Dr. Areeb Shehzad
(Specialisation: Chemical engineering)
"Role of Polymer-Based Membranes and Porous Interlayers for Lithium Sulfur Batteries"
Dr. Natalie Jane Barron
(Specialisation: Civil engineering)
"Dual-mode stormwater-greywater biofilters: technical performance and aesthetic preferences"
Dr. Elham Jalali Karveh
(Specialisation: Literary studies)
"Whereof Literature Cannot Speak: Transcendental Blasphemy in Samuel Beckett's The Unnamable and Sadegh Hedayat's The Blind Owl"
Dr. Lin Shen
(Specialisation: Psychology)
"Sleep, Mood, and Affect in Adolescents"
Dr. Giannie  Barsha
(Specialisation: Physiology)
"Targeting the angiotensin type 2 receptor to maintain cardiovascular protection in aging females"
Dr. Christine Mary Jessup
(Specialisation: Education - leadership, policy & change)
"Shifting views in crisis management policy and practice: case studies of global leaders"
Dr. Madhukar Krishan Singh
(Specialisation: Accounting)
"Audit Committee Chair Power and Financial Reporting Quality"
Dr. Emily Claire Baxter
(Specialisation: Genetics)
"Investigation of Muscle Protein Aggregate Diseases and Their Genetic Modifiers"
Dr. Thi Phuong Dung Le
(Specialisation: Economics)
"Essays on Economic Development and Inequality"
Dr. Avilash Singh Yadav
(Specialisation: Genetics)
"Investigations on the molecular basis of temperature response in plants"
Dr. Charles Bayly-Jones
(Specialisation: Biochemistry and molecular biology)
"Structural and functional characterisation of MACPF proteins in immunity"
Zhihang Li
(Specialisation: Civil engineering)
"Application of Deep Neural Network in TBM Parameters Prediction and Tunnel Inspection"
Dr. Maksymilian Marek Sipowicz
(Specialisation: History of philosophy)
"Feeling Embodied: The Cartesian Passions in Early Modern English Philosophy"
Dr. Habtamu Bedimo Beyene
(Specialisation: Biomedical science)
"Plasma lipidomics to define the relationship of lipid metabolism with cardiometabolic risk factors and type 2 diabetes"
Dr. Chor Hong Lim
(Specialisation: Neuroscience)
"The Role of Spexin in Social Stress"
Edward James Orazio Smith
(Specialisation: Geotechnical engineering)
"Numerical modelling of soil arching in geosynthetic reinforced column supported embankments"
Dr. Kimberley Ann Borg
(Specialisation: Behavioural Science)
"Exploring the role of media in turning the social tide on plastic avoidance"
Dr. Dedao Liu
(Specialisation: Mechanical engineering)
"Development of structural optimization methods in designs for additive manufacturing"
Dr. Ieva Sriubaite
(Specialisation: Health economics)
"Decision-Making and Choices in Healthcare. Empirical Essays on the Economics of Healthcare Performance"
Dr. James Boyer Brown
(Specialisation: Health professions education)
"Trainee identity development and the general practice supervisory relationship. A critical realist perspective"
Dr. Joo Pin Loh
(Specialisation: Management)
"The Effects of Sleep and Emotional Intelligence for Improved Decision-Making"
Dr. Michael Andrew Stevens
(Specialisation: Chemistry)
"Extending Alkali Metal Mediated Magnesiation from Nitrogen to Phosphorus: Synthesis, Structure and Synergy"
Dr. Da Ming Cham
(Specialisation: Engineering - other)
"A Generic, Four-Layered, Functional Architecture Based Framework for Rapid Development of Multi-Domain Cyber-Physical Systems"
Dr. Chaitanya Manapragada
(Specialisation: Artificial intelligence)
"Learning Under Concept Drift"
Dr. Timo Nicolas Johannes Stoffregen
(Specialisation: Electrical engineering)
"Motion Estimation by Focus Optimisation: Optic Flow and Motion Segmentation with Event Cameras"
Dr. Umer Khalil Chaudhry
(Specialisation: Chemical engineering)
"Catalytic pyrolysis of end-of-life tyres into fuels"
Dr. Hayley Maree Mcdonald
(Specialisation: Accident research)
"Deterring risky driving: understanding factors that may prevent the performance of aberrant driving behaviour"
Dr. Ju Nah Tan
(Specialisation: Management)
"Consumers' Perceptions and Enactment of Consumer Social Responsibility in a Developing Country Context: Qualitative Insights from Malaysia"
Dr. Nicole Jing Sian Chew
(Specialisation: Biochemistry and molecular biology)
"The Role of Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptors in Cancer"
Dr. Leena Mahesh Melag
(Specialisation: Chemical engineering)
"Efficient Delivery of Oxygen Molecules by Magnetic Framework Composites"
Dr. Mei Zi Tan
(Specialisation: International law)
"An ex-ante performance evaluation of the Chinese Emissions Trading Scheme"
Dr. Beatrice  Chiew
(Specialisation: Synthetic medicinal chemistry)
"The development of 53BP1 inhibitors using REFiL - an efficient workflow for early stage hit to lead optimisation in FBDD"
Dr. Adelle Louise Mills
(Specialisation: Fine art)
"Writing Like a Poet: Intimacy and the Instant Message"
Dr. Zhehao Tan
(Specialisation: Immunology)
"Investigations of the Endothelial Surface Layer and Monocyte Subsets in Glomerular Inflammation"
Dr. Laura Jane Connolly
(Specialisation: Clinical neuropsychology)
"In-home Light Therapy for Fatigue and Sleep Disturbance Following Acquired Brain Injury"
Dr. Rajpreet Singh Minhas
(Specialisation: Pharmacy and pharmaceutical science)
"Approaches towards drug detection using porous silicon-based mass spectrometry"
Dr. Ming Shen Tham
(Specialisation: Biomedical science)
"Investigating a role for Aurora Kinase A in cystic kidney disease"
Dr. Yiqing Dai
(Specialisation: Civil engineering)
"Performance of structural integration of fibre reinforced polymer composites and photovoltaics"
Dr. Debra Frances Mitchell
(Specialisation: Health - other)
"Disinvestment and disinvestment research in healthcare"
Dr. Kok Foo Theang
(Specialisation: Finance)
"Three Essays On Multifactor Asset Pricing Model in Malaysia Capital Market"
Dr. Van Nam Dao
(Specialisation: Drug delivery sciences)
"New polymeric nanoparticles to interrupt the ROS- and RNS- derived misregulation of cells"
Dr. Jennifer Tallis Mitchell
(Specialisation: Geochemistry)
"The Complex Magmatic Evolution and Crustal Processes of Asteroid 4 Vesta"
Dr. Adriana Lauren Traviati
(Specialisation: Geology)
"The Structural and Stratigraphic Evolution of the Vera Zaitun Basin, Offshore Northwest Java; A Petroleum Systems Perspective"
Dr. Tilok Kumar Das
(Specialisation: Mechanical engineering)
"Design, Analysis and Control of Sensory based End-effector for Micro/Nano Manipulation"
Dr. Mohsen Mohammadkhani Razlighi
(Specialisation: Communications technologies)
"Adaptive Reception-Transmission Scheduling in Wireless Networks"
Dr. Dion Tuckwell
(Specialisation: Graphic and design studies - other)
"Joining Practice Research"
Dr. Esma Dervisevic
(Specialisation: Biomedical engineering)
"Micro Total Analysis Systems for the Monitoring of Cell Cultures"
Daryl Sean Moulder
(Specialisation: Computing)
"Dynamic Knowledge Representation for Record Keeping Systems"
Dr. Cassandra Kiffy Tytler
(Specialisation: Performing arts and creative writing)
"The Video Artist as Performer: A Parafeminist Politics of Resistance"
Dr. Muamer Dervisevic
(Specialisation: BIOMATERIALS)
"Microarray-Based Sensors for Epidermal and Transdermal Diagnostics"
Dr. Dai Quoc Nguyen
(Specialisation: Artificial intelligence)
"Representation Learning for Graph-Structured Data"
Dr. David  Ung
(Specialisation: Public health general)
"Establishing high quality, integrated data for chronic disease management plans and secondary prevention medications and their effectiveness for patients after stroke: a substudy of STANDFIRM"
Dr. Eloise Grace Faichney
(Specialisation: Creative writing)
"'Tell me what makes life worth living': The role of authorial subjectivity in addressing gaps and silences in women's life narratives in biofiction"
Dr. Thi Thanh Tam Nguyen
(Specialisation: Management)
"Paradoxical Leadership and Public Service Motivation in Vietnam: The Roles of Confucian Values, Political Ideologies and Organisational Structure"
Dr. Ade Dwi Utami
(Specialisation: Education - early childhood)
"Children's learning and development in an early childhood education setting in Indonesia: A Playworld approach"
Dr. Michelle Christine Flynn
(Specialisation: Immunology)
"Investigating the Role of Neutrophil Glucose Metabolism in Inflammation and Diabetes-Associated Myelopoiesis and Atherosclerosis"
Dr. Stevan Novakovic
(Specialisation: Biochemistry and molecular biology)
"Investigating the role of the atypical kinase/ATPase RIOK-1 in C. elegans"
Dr. Chi Hei  Vong
(Specialisation: Engineering)
"Control and Aerodynamic Analysis of Quadcopters in Confined Spaces"
Dr. Luke Aaron Forbes
(Specialisation: Cultural theory)
"Corpus Australis and Settler Colonialism: Land and Body Politics in Australian Settler Colonists' Dances and Other Performances of the Postcolonial"
Dr. Revathi Nuggehalli Krishna
(Specialisation: Psychology)
"Child co-developed and delivered Disaster Resilience Education in Chennai, India"
Dr. Lauren Amanda Watson
(Specialisation: Psychology)
"Hypersensitivity to Light in Delayed Sleep-Wake Phase Disorder"
Dr. Russell Andrew Fox
(Specialisation: Education - Inclusion and Disability)
"Towards an understanding of School-wide Positive Behavioural Interventions and Supports implementation and sustainability in Victorian schools"
Dr. Ethan Paul Oxley
(Specialisation: Biology)
"PU.1 and maturational plasticity in acute myeloid leukaemia"
Dr. Nathanael Joseph Wells
(Specialisation: Health)
"Risk, safety, stigma, liberation, and pleasure: The experience of sex in the era of pre-exposure prophylaxis"
Dr. Sarah Elizabeth Francis
(Specialisation: Psychology)
"Advancing the empirical evidence for, and theoretical understanding of Mindulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT) as a transdiagnostic intervention for mental health conditions"
Dr. Kavindra Ravipathi Paranage
(Specialisation: Human geography)
"Assembling modern water: The hydrosocial politics of water and development in the Mahaweli Development Project, Sri Lanka"
Dr. Lakshanie Carmen Wickramasinghe Mudiyanselage
(Specialisation: Immunology)
"Investigating Inflammatory and Developmental Pathways Underlying Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia"
Dr. Stephen Andrew Gadsby
(Specialisation: Philosophy)
"Unusual Belief: From Eating Disorders to Imposter Syndrome"
Dr. Lynne Gwynneth Anne Porter
(Specialisation: Art history and theory)
"Delinquent Palaces: Adolescent Museum Visitation in Literature"
Dr. Marcus Hoi-Chun Wong
(Specialisation: Aerospace engineering)
"Wavepacket Modelling of Broadband Shock-Associated Noise in Supersonic Shock-Containing Jets"
Dr. Diane Maree Gavelis
(Specialisation: Drama, theatre and performance studies)
"Hone: Rehearsal Frame Theory and the Principal Functions of Rehearsal"
Dr. Elizabeth Louise Potter
(Specialisation: Medicine)
"Targeted echocardiographic screening for subclinical left ventricular dysfunction to prevent incident heart failure"
Dr. Qijie Xiao
(Specialisation: Management)
"Examining the relationship between employee perceptions of human resource management and employee well-being in the Chinese context"
Dr. Mohammadali Ghafarian
(Specialisation: Mechatronics engineering)
"Design, Optimisation, and Control of Multi Degrees of Freedom Monolithic Micro/Nano Manipulators"
Dr. Binbin Qian
(Specialisation: Chemical engineering)
"Synthesis and Applications of Fe- and Mg-based Nanomaterials from Victorian Brown Coal Fly Ash"
Dr. Chrystine Zou Yi Yan
(Specialisation: Genomics and Bioinformatics)
"Vibrio parahaemolyticus strains associated with Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS) in Shrimps: Genomic variation and transcriptomic analysis"
Sara Ghavamian
(Specialisation: Mechanical engineering)
"Three-dimensional micro-patterning to deter bacterial adherence and eliminate colonisation"
Dr. Kavitha R Ganesan Nathan
(Specialisation: Molecular Virology)
"Molecular and biochemical studies on the 14-3-3 family of proteins and their interactions with the Nucleoprotein of Influenza A virus"
Edward Yang
(Specialisation: Geotechnical engineering)
"Development of a scalable parallel computing SPH framework for large-scale geotechnical applications"
Dr. Rebecca Fleur Goldstein
(Specialisation: Medicine)
"Obesity, gestational weight gain and healthy lifestyle in pregnancy"
Dr. Sanyogita Ram
(Specialisation: Pharmacy and pharmaceutical science)
"Non-medical use of cognitive enhancing medicines in the academic setting"
Dr. Liuyimei Yang
(Specialisation: Chemical engineering)
"Granular Mixing and Segregation: Continuum Modelling and Processes Optimisation"
Dr. Dhaneesh Kumar Gopalakrishnan
(Specialisation: Physics)
"Atomically Engineered Electronic Two-Dimensional Organic Nanostructures"
Dr. Chao Ren
(Specialisation: Management)
"Rankings, Performance Measurement, and Modes of Evaluation: a Field Study of Chinese Higher Education Sector"
Dr. Xupei Yao
(Specialisation: Civil engineering)
"Interfacial interactions in fibre-reinforced cementitious composites at multiple scales: a perspective using graphene-based materials"
Dr. Fernando Lautaro Gordillo Altamirano
(Specialisation: Microbiology)
"Bacteriophage therapy against multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii infections"
Dr. Ahmad Rofii
(Specialisation: Law)
"Mediating Constitutionalism and Religion: The Place of Islamic Law in Indonesian Constitutionalism"
Dr. Lucy Lee Ymer
(Specialisation: Clinical neuropsychology)
"Efficacy of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Sleep Disturbance and Fatigue Following Acquired Brain Injury"
Dr. Matilda Rose Grogan
(Specialisation: Australian literature)
"Reimagining Australia: reading the nation in literature after 2007"
Dr. Zahida Yesmin Roly
(Specialisation: Biomedical science)
"Genetic Regulation of Mullerian Duct Formation in The Chicken Embryo"
Dr. Deshui Yu
(Specialisation: Econometrics)
"A System of Time-Varying Models for Predictive Regressions: Theory and Application"
Dr. Shu Hui Eunice Gwee
(Specialisation: Chemistry)
"Modelling interactions of novel anti-cancer therapeutics with DNA"
Dr. Ashley Michael Rozario
(Specialisation: Biochemistry and cell biology)
"Application of Super-Resolution Microscopies for Subcellular Biology"
Dr. Yuxin Zhang
(Specialisation: Computer science, info systems)
"Analysis and Modelling of Body Movements Using Wearable Sensors: towards personalised chronic musculoskeletal pain management"
Dr. David Bernard Haberfeld
(Specialisation: Music composition)
"Bacharach, Britney and Acid Techno Bangers: The Evolving Compositional Practice of Honeysmack"
Dr. Roy Faustin Rozario
(Specialisation: Information and communications technology in education)
"Expert Primary School Teachers' Pedagogical Practices in Mobile Technologies - A Melbourne Case Study Using Expansive Learning Theory"
Dr. Jinxin Zhao
(Specialisation: Pharmacology)
"Systems Pharmacology of Polymyxins and Their Synergistic Combinations against Acinetobacter baumannii"
Dr. Ellen Christine Heyting
(Specialisation: Education)
"Belonging amongst National Committee students at The United World College of South East Asia: A new model of belonging for students in international high schools"
Dr. James Patrick Rule
(Specialisation: Biology)
"The evolution of seals (family Phocidae) in the southern oceans: New fossil evidence from Australasia"
Dr. Joshua James Zwisler
(Specialisation: Linguistics)
"Indigenous Identity Post-Linguicide: A study among the Pijao of Central Coyaima, Colombia"
Dr. Chow Hirunteeyakul
(Specialisation: Hydrology)
"Focused and Diffuse Groundwater Recharge Studies in Latrobe Valley, Gippsland, Australia"
Dr. Isabella Russo
(Specialisation: Nutrition and dietetics)
"The effectiveness of dairy milk as an exercise recovery beverage: Assessment on overall recovery markers"

Completions by faculty and year

Art, Design and Architecture - to May 2021 │ 2020 │ 2019

Arts - to May 20212020 │ 2019

Business and Economics - to May 20212020 │ 2019

Education - to May 20212020 │ 2019

Engineering - to May 20212020 │ 2019

Information Technology - to May 20212020 │ 2019

Law - to May 20212020 │ 2019

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences - to May 20212020 │ 2019

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences - to May 20212020 │ 2019

Science - to May 20212020 │ 2019

MSDI - to May 2021 │ 2020 │ 2019

MUARC - to May 20212020 │ 2019

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