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Postgraduate program in sustainability

Monash Sustainable Development Institute is proud to host a number of doctorate, masters and honours students conducting exciting research related to environmental, social and economic sustainability and climate change. 

Our current students and their topics are listed below. Please note that any PhD positions that become available in 2018 will be advertised in our MSDI newsletter. You can sign up to our newsletter here.

If you're interested in completing your postgraduate studies at Monash you should familiarise yourself with the administrative processes, language proficiency requirement and costs associated with research at Monash. If you're an international student there may be different requirements.

For general enquiries regarding the MSDI Postgraduate Program please contact

Current research candidates

Here's what our current research candidates are working on.

MSDI postgraduate program

Sarah Kneebone, PhD candidate, BehaviourWorks Australia and Department of Marketing, Faculty of Business and Economics, "Accelerating transitions to water sensitive cities by influencing behaviour."

Naeema Jihan Zinia, PhD candidate, Monash Sustainable Development Institute, Department of Business and Economics, "Green Adaptation to Ecosystem Services Management in Dhaka: A Socio-economic Evaluation."

Afentina Afentina, PhD candidate, "Assessing and valuing environmental services of rattan agroforestry in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia."

Suzanne Barker, PhD candidate, BehaviourWorks Australia, "How behavioural sciences can be used to improve the effectiveness of community engagement practice and increase constructive community participation in strategic landuse planning processes."

Amandine Denis, PhD candidate, "Deep decarbonisation of Australia's industry: opportunities and drivers."