Higher Degree by Research Students

 

Elizabeth-Rose Ahearn
Institution: The University of Queensland
Email: elizabethrose.ahearn@uq.net.au
PhD Topic: Quantifying the outcomes of social sector programs: A realist empirical investigation
Advisors: Professor Cameron Parsell, Associate Professor Francisco Perales, and Associate Professor Graham Brown


Nimisha Bahl
Institution: The University of Queensland
Email: n.bahl@uq.net.au
PhD Topic: Early life social, economic and family predictors of the trajectory of malnutrition and cognitive development from childhood to adulthood
Advisors: Associate Professor Abdullah Mamun, Professor Kamlesh Singh, and Dr Nam Tran


Pulan Bai
Institution: The University of Western Australia
Email: pulan.bai@telethonkids.org.au
PhD Topic: Patterns and profiles of preschool children’s physical activity in the home, neighbourhood and early childhood education and care centres: A cross-sectional study using device based measures of physical activity behaviour and objective measures of the physical environment.
Advisors: Associate Professor Hayley Christian, Associate Professor Jasper Schipperijn, and Professor Michael Rosenberg


Tahmina Begum
Institution: The University of Queensland
Email: t.begum@uq.net.au
PhD Topic: Caesarean birth and it’s impact on maternal and offspring health in Australia : A life course perspective
Advisors: Associate Professor Abdullah Mamun, Dr Yaqoot Fatima, and Dr Satyamurthy Anuradha


Meredith Burgess
Institution: The University of Queensland
Email: meredith.burgess@uq.edu.au
PhD Topic: Sexual orientation and life chances in contemporary Australia
Advisors: Associate Professor Francisco Perales, Professor Lisa McDaid and Professor Janeen Baxter


Suaditya C Mohan
Institution: The University of Queensland
Email: s.cmohan@uq.net.au
PhD Topic: Disaster Strain: Exploring and comparing people’s lived experiences of the 2011 Brisbane flooding and 2020 COVID-19 pandemic in Brisbane, Queensland.
Advisors: Dr Suzanna Fay, Dr Renee Zahnow, and Dr Jonah Rimer


Imogen Carr
Institution: The University of Melbourne
Email: imogen@student.unimelb.edu.au
PhD Topic: Intersectional women’s identities within spaces of micro-encounter: perception, experience and expression
Advisors: Associate Professor Ilan Wiesel, Dr Ellen van Holstein and Dr Andrea Cook


Charlotte Casey
Institution: The University of Queensland
Email: charlotte.casey1@uq.net.au
PhD Topic: Attachment relationships in the early childhood education and care setting
Advisors: Dr Sally Staton and Profesor Karen Thorpe


Zhi Chen
Institution: The University of Queensland
Email: zhi.chen1@uq.net.au
PhD Topic: Towards high-quality feature generation for zero-shot learning
Advisors: Professor Helen Huang, Dr Sen Wang and Professor Jingjing Li


Dian Fatmawati
Institution: The University of Melbourne
Email: dfatmawati@student.unimelb.edu.au
PhD Topic: Digital economy and its long-term impacts on workers and their well-being
Advisors: Associate Professor Irma Mooi-Reci, Professor Dan Woodman and Professor Brendan Churchill


Maria Francisca Donoso Rivas
Institution: The University of Queensland
Email: m.donosorivas@uq.net.au
PhD Topic: Beyond school choice: understanding parental engagement in the context of school choice reform
Advisors: Associate Professor Jenny Povey, Associate Professor Wojtek Tomaszewski and Professor Mark Western


Lilac Florentino
Institution: The University of Queensland
Email: l.florentino@uq.edu.au
PhD Topic: Managing odds: Addressing educational disadvantage through school accountability and better HRM practices
Advisors: Associate Professor Wojtek Tomaszewski and Associate Professor Jenny Povey


Sylistah Gadam
Institution: The University of Queensland
Email: s.gadam@uq.net.au
PhD Topic: Improving Sleep Health in Young Adults
Advisors: Professor Simon Smith, Dr Kalina Rossa, Dr Shamsi Shekari Soleimanloo, Dr Alicia Allan and Dr Cassandra Pattinson


Phoebe George
Institution: The University of Western Australia
Email: phoebe.george@telethonkids.org.au
PhD Topic: Impact of green and blue space on young children’s health and development
Advisors: Associate Professor Haley Christian and Dr Kevin Murray


Arvind Gnani Srinivasan
Institution: The University of Queensland
Email: a.gnanisrinivasan@uq.edu.au
PhD Topic: A sleep extension intervention for precarious shift workers to mitigate the effects of shift work
Advisors: Dr Shamsi Shekari Soleimanloo, Dr Cassandra Pattinson, Dr Dwayne Mann and Professor Simon Smith


Heidi Hoffmann
Institution: The University of Queensland
Email: h.hoffmann@uq.edu.au
PhD Topic: A sociological analysis of suicide in Australia
Advisors: Professor Janeen Baxter, Associate Professor Francisco Perales and Professor Cameron Parsell


Xinran Hu
Institution: The University of Melbourne
Email: xinranh4@student.unimelb.edu.au
PhD Topic: Family and gender economics of China’s One Child Policy
Advisors: Dr Jan Kabátek


Sue Huang
Institution: The University of Melbourne
Email: sue.huang1@student.unimelb.edu.au
PhD Topic: Circular economy and food systems in cities
Advisors: Professor Brendan Gleeson, Dr Sangeetha Chandrashekeran and Dr Ihnji Jon


Dure Sameen Jabran
Institution: The University of Queensland
Email: d.jabran@uq.net.au
PhD Topic: Poor sleep and SEWB issues in Indigenous youth: Untapped potential of Indigenous youth workers led models for sleep and SEWB
Advisors: Dr Yaqoot Fatima and Professor Simon Smith


Saeed Jaydarifard
Institution: The University of Queensland
Email: s.jaydarifard@uq.net.au
PhD Topic: Health and social impacts of precarious work: the role of sleep and fatigue
Advisors: Dr Shamsi Shekari Soleimanloo, Dr Dwayne Mann, Dr Kalina Rossa, Dr Cassandra Pattinson and Professor Simon Smith


Edmund Kanmiki
Institution: The University of Queensland
Email: e.kanmiki@uq.net.au
PhD Topic: Evaluating the Effect of Community-Based Primary Health Care on Equity in Health and Access to Maternal and Child Health Services
Advisors: Dr Martin O’Flaherty, Associate Professor Abdullah Mamun, and Professor James F. Phillips


Iryna Kolesnikova
Institution: The University of Queensland
Email: i.kolesnikova@uq.net.au
PhD Topic: The impact of out-of-home care on children’s social-emotional wellbeing: A life course approach
Advisors: Associate Professor Jenny Povey, Professor Janeen Baxter and Professor Karen Healy


Felix Leung
Institution: The University of Sydney
Email: sleu5999@uni.sydney.edu.au
PhD Topic: The causal effects of cognitive and noncognitive skills on education
Advisors: Professor Stefanie Schurer and Dr Peter Exterkate


Fanqi Liu
Institution: The University of Melbourne
Email: fanqil1@student.unimelb.edu.au
PhD Topic: Everyday perceptions and food experiences in migrant communities in Melbourne
Advisors: Associate Professor Ilan Wiesel and Professor Lesley Head


Yongbo Liu
Institution: The University of Queensland
Email: yongbo.liu@uq.net.au
PhD Topic: The impact of China’s two child policy on downward occupational mobility for the female: Study based on difference in differences model
Advisors: Dr Martin O’Flaherty, Dr Jack Lam and Professor Janeen Baxter


Anna Loeffler
Institution: The University of Queensland
Email: a.loeffler@uq.net.au
PhD Topic: Children’s sleep development and social-emotional outcomes
Advisors: Dr Sally Staton, Dr Peter Rankin and Professor Karen Thorpe


Yadan Luo
Institution: The University of Queensland
Email: uqluo@uq.edu.au
PhD Topic: Visual learning from imperfect data
Advisors: Professor Helen Huang and Dr Mahsa Baktashmotlagh


Talia Melic
Institution: The University of Melbourne
Email: tmelic@student.unimelb.edu.au
PhD Topic: Encountering reciprocity and difference in alternative housing programs: seeking out just social relations in the city
Advisors: Associate Professor Ilan Wiesel, Professor Ruth Fincher and Professor Christine Lelévrier


Merrick Morley
Institution: The University of Melbourne
Email: m.morley@student.unimelb.edu.au
PhD Topic: Putting community into community resilience: investigating socio-spatial and participatory impacts across residential case studies in Metropolitan Melbourne
Advisors: Professor Sarah Bell, Associate Professor Crystal Legacy and Alison Whitten


Diana Naehrig
Institution: The University of Sydney
Email: diana.naehrig@sydney.edu.au
PhD Topic: PERMAnent psychological wellbeing in Australian GPs: exploring and applying principles of positive psychology
Advisors: Professor Nick Glozier and Professor Stephanie Schurer


Thao Nguyen
Institution: The University of Melbourne
Email: thaon10@student.unimelb.edu.au
PhD Topic: Three essays on immigrant children
Advisors: Professor Guyonne Kalb and Dr Andrew Clarke


Tuong Bao Kim Nguyen
Institution: The University of Sydney
Email: tung0496@uni.sydney.edu.au
PhD Topic: Essays in Labour Economics
Advisors: Professor Deborah Cobb-Clark, Associate Professor Kadir Atalay, and Associate Professor Aarti Singh


Narayan Panthi
Institution: The University of Queensland
Email: n.panthi@uq.edu.au
PhD Topic: Learning together: Supporting educators to manage behavioural challenges in early childhood services
Advisors: Dr Sally Staton, Dr Sandra Houen and Professor Karen Thorpe


Gonzalo Paz Silva
Institution: The University of Queensland
Email: g.pazsilva@uq.edu.au
MPhil Topic: Exposure to Trihalomethanes in pregnancy and birth outcomes in Queensland: integrated data analysis and case studies for better policy and health outcomes
Advisors: Dr Yaqoot Fatima and Associate Professor Abdullah Mamun


Daniel Pejic
Institution: The University of Melbourne
Email: daniel.pejic@unimelb.edu.au
PhD Topic: City agency and global urban migration governance: a study of inclusive leadership at home and abroad
Advisors: Professor Michele Acuto and Professor Brendan Gleeson


Sonia Pervin
Institution: The University of Queensland
Email: s.pervin@uq.net.au
PhD Topic: Resemblance of parent-offspring dietary patterns and the development of offspring cardiometabolic risks: A life course perspective
Advisors: Associate Professor Abdullah Mamun, Dr Pauline Emmett, Dr Yaqoot Fatima, Associate Professor Nick Townsend and Professor Harold McIntyre


Arvind Ponnapalli
Institution: The University of Queensland
Email: n.ponnapalli@uq.net.au
PhD Topic: Indigenous parent wellbeing measure: Implications for early intervention parenting programs in Indigenous communities
Advisors: Associate Professor Karen Turner and Professor Matt Sanders


Ruihong Qiu
Institution: The University of Queensland
Email: r.qiu@uq.edu.au
PhD Topic: Sequential Modelling in the Real World
Advisors: Professor Helen Huang and Associate Professor Hongzhi Yin


Bonnie Searle
Institution: The University of Queensland
Email: b.searle@uq.net.au
PhD Topic: How do early childhood educators beliefs, behaviours and context impact upon child feeding practices and mealtimes within Australian childcare centre in low income areas
Advisors: Professor Karen Thorpe, Dr Sally Staton and Associate Professor Robyn Littlewood


K M Shahunja
Institution: The University of Queensland
Email: k.shahunja@uq.net.au
PhD Topic: Impact of family and neighbourhood environmental changes on asthma status in Australian children
Advisors: Associate Professor Abdullah Mamun and Professor Peter Sly


Nikita Sharma
Institution: The University of Queensland
Email: nikita.sharma@uqconnect.edu.au
PhD Topic: Immigrants in the Australian labour market
Advisors: Associate Professor Wojtek Tomaszewki, Professor Janeen Baxter and Associate Professor Jenny Povey


Laura Simpson Reeves
Institution: The University of Queensland
Email: laura.simpsonreeves@uq.edu.au
PhD Topic: Samoan diasporic perspectives on the ‘good life’
Advisors: Professor Cameron Parsell, Associate Professor Shuang Liu, and Dr Ruth Faleolo


Ruth Steinbring
Institution: The University of Queensland
Email: r.steinbring@uq.net.au
MPhil Topic: Female breadwinners: paid and unpaid work in familes where women earn more than men
Advisors: Dr Jack Lam, Associate Professor Francisco Perales and Professor Janeen Baxter


Victoria Sullivan
Institution: The University of Queensland
Email: v.sullivan@uq.edu.au
PhD Topic: Pride and Prejudice: The claiming and contesting of men’s participation in the early childhood workforce
Advisors: Professor Karen Thorpe, Dr Laetitia Coles and Dr Yuwei Xu


Josi Tabosa
Institution The University of Queensland
Email: j.tabosa@uq.edu.au
PhD Topic: International Students’ Experience in the Australian Higher Education
Advisors: Associate Professor Wojtek Tomaszewski, Dr Tomasz Zajac and Dr Melissa Johnstone


Nicollette Thornton
Institution The University of Sydney
Email: nicollette.thornton@sydney.edu.au
PhD Topic: Ketamine for treatment resistant depression Evaluating the establishment an outpatient service in an Australian public health setting
Advisors: Professor Nick Glozier


Beibei Wang
Institution: The University of Sydney
Email: beibei.wang@sydney.edu.au
MPhil Topic: Exploring different types of stigma among Chinese international students and the impact of a mental health app on reducing stigma and improving help seeking
Advisors: Professor Nick Glozier and Dr Isabella Choi


Nicole Watson
Institution: The University of Queensland
Email: n.watson@uqconnect.edu.au
PhD Topic: Improvements in non-response adjustments for complex longitudinal survey data
Advisors: Professor Janeen Baxter, Dr John Henstridge and Professor Michele Haynes


Emily Westwood
Institution The University of Queensland
Email: emily.westwood@uq.edu.au
PhD Topic: How do everyday lighting environments affect the health and behaviours of children?
Advisors: Dr Sally Staton, Professor Simon Smith, Dr Dwayne Mann and Dr Alicia Allan


James Whitten
Institution The University of Melbourne
Email: jwhitten@unimelb.edu.au
PhD Topic: Urban governance of high speed rail planning
Advisors: Professor Brendan Gleeson


Steve Yeong
Institution: The University of Sydney
Email: steve.yeong@justice.nsw.gov.au
PhD Topic: Essays in micro econometric policy evaluation
Advisors: Dr Katrien Stevens, Professor Deborah Cobb-Clark, Dr Don Weatherburn and Dr Mario Fiorini


Alicia Yon
Institution: The University of Melbourne
Email: ayon@student.unimelb.edu.au
PhD Topic: Access, participation and inclusion: the gender/disability/violence/service planning nexus
Advisors: Professor Brendan Gleeson and Associate Professor Cathy Vaughan


Asma Zulfiqar
Institution: The University of Queensland
Email: a.zulfiqar@uq.net.au
PhD Topic: Moving mountains: Pathways out of patriarchy for Pakistani Women
Advisors: Associate Professor Jenny Povey and Professor Janeen Baxter


Masters by coursework students

 

Lawrence Phan
Institution: The University of Melbourne
Email: lphan@student.unimelb.edu.au
Thesis Topic: Spatial wage disparities in Australia
Advisors: Dr Jordy Meekes


Trina Robinson
Institution: The University of Western Australia
Email: Trina.Robinson@telethonkids.org.au
Thesis Topic: Associations between parental perceptions of neighbourhood built environments and the social-emotional development of young children
Advisors: Dr Andrea Nathan, Associate Professor Hayley Christian, and Dr Kevin Murray


Honours Students

 

 


 

Student affiliates

 

Nolana Lynch  |  The University of Queensland  | nolana.lynch@uq.net.au

Saskia Harthog |  The University of Sydney  | shar0552@uni.sydney.edu.au

 


Student Alumni 2022

Md. Mehedi Hasan
Institution: The University of Queensland
PhD Topic: Future direction of maternal and child health in low- and middle- income countries
Advisors: Associate Professor Abdullah Mamun, Associate Professor Ricardo Jorge Soares Magalhaes and Professor Saifuddin Ahmed


Student Alumni 2021

Christine Ablaza
Institution: The University of Queensland
PhD Topic: Do temporary contracts help or hurt workers: Evidence from the Philippines
Advisors: Professor Mark Western, Associate Professor Wojtek Tomaszewski and Professor Christopher Manning


 

Tuhin Biswas
Institution: The University of Queensland
PhD Topic: Double burden of malnutrition among the women in South and Southeast Asia: Geographical variation, health inequality and health achievement
Advisors: Associate Professor Abdullah Mamun, Associate Professor Ricardo Jorge Soares Magalhaes and Dr Nick Townsend


Alice Campbell
Institution: The University of Queensland
PhD Topic: Sexual identity fluidity: The prevalence, predictors and outcomes of sexual identity change in two cohorts of Australian women
Advisors: Associate Professor Francisco Perales and Professor Janeen Baxter


Leah Cave
Institution: The University of Western Australia
PhD Topic: Pathways between racial discrimination and the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people
Advisors: Professor Stephen Zubrick, Dr Carrington Shepherd, Dr Matthew Cooper, and Associate Professor Hayley Christian


Carys Chainey
Institution: The University of Queensland
PhD Topic: Childhood adversity in Australia: Does parenting moderate its relationship to positive development?
Advisors: Dr Kylie Burke and Professor Michele Haynes

 


Emma Cooke
Institution: The University of Queensland
PhD Topic: Children’s experiences of spiritual wellbeing and relaxation in Early Childhood Education and Care
Advisors: Dr Sally Staton, Dr Andrew Clarke, Profesor Karen Thorpe


 

Gursimran Dhamrait
Institution: The University of Western Australia
PhD Topic: The effects of birth spacing, family size and demographic factors on child development outcomes at age 5
Advisors: Associate Professor Hayley Christian, Professor Gavin Pereira, and Dr Melissa O’Donnell


Nam (April) Hoang
Institution: The University of Queensland
PhD Topic: The efficacy of the Triple P plus compassion in promoting co-parenting relationship between parents and grandparents in Vietnam
Advisors: Professor Matt Sanders, Dr Divna Haslam, and Dr James Kirby

 


M Mamun Huda
Institution: The University of Queensland
PhD Topic: Adolescent motherhood and offspring health in low and middle income countries: Trends, determinants, and vulnerabilities
Advisors: Associate Professor Abdullah Mamun, Dr Martin O’Flaherty, and Dr Jocelyn Finlay


Xueting Wang
Institution: The University of Sydney
PhD Topic: Adolescent’s self-control issue and disadvantage
Advisors: Professor Agnieszka Tymula and Dr Stephen Cheung


Ilana Altas
Institution: The University of Melbourne
Honours Topic: Inside the incel ontology: Involuntary celibacy and normative gendered pathways
Advisors: Dr Signe Ravn and Associate Professor Leah Ruppanner


Laura Chapman
Institution: The University of Sydney
Honours Topic: What are the impacts of pre-school participation and pre-school policy changes on children’s human development?
Advisors: Professor Deborah Cobb-Clark


Catherine Dickson
Institution: The University of Queensland
Honours Topic: The social dimension of physical space: Social connection in Brisbane neighbourhoods.
Advisors: Dr Jack Lam and Professor Lynda Cheshire


Jacob Dooley
Institution: The University of Sydney
Honours Topic: Heritability and overconfidence: a twin study
Advisors: Professor Agnieszka Tymula and Dr Nathan Kettlewell


Emma Irvine
Institution: The University of Queensland
Honours Topic: Examination of social partnerships in Common Ground’s Keeping Families Together program
Advisors: Dr Ella Kuskoff, Dr Andrew Clarke, and Professor Cameron Parsell


Miriam Lewis
Institution: The University of Melbourne
Honours Topic: More-than-coffee: How café encounters unfold
Advisors: Dr Ilan Wiesel


Lucas Lewit-Mendes
Institution: The University of Melbourne
Honours Topic: Childhood Worm Exposure and Educational Outcomes: Evidence from a Mass Deworming Campaign in Uganda
Advisors: Dr Barbara Broadway and Dr Laura Panza


Katherine McGregor
Institution: The University of Sydney
Honours Topic: Is timing everything? How does the timing of childhood disadvantage influence NEET status in young adulthood?
Advisors: Professor Deborah Cobb-Clark


Tess Newton-Palmer
Institution: The University of Melbourne
Honours Topic: Let’s talk about loneliness: A qualitative inquiry into the knowledge and perceptions of loneliness among young Australian students
Advisors: Dr Ashley Barnwell and Associate Professor Irma Mooi-Reci


Arin Tornyi-Aydin
Institution: The University of Sydney
Honours Topic: What explains how people are evaluated when presenting a verbal argument? Evidence from a major high-school English-language competitive debating tournament.
Advisors: Associate Professor Marian Vidal-Fernandez and Dr Emilia Tjernström


Thomas Walker
Institution: The University of Sydney
Honours Topic: Mental health impact of the GFC on older Australians
Advisors: Associate Professor Stephen Whelan and Professor Deborah Cobb-Clark


Student Alumni 2020

Dr Sarah Ball
Institution: The University of Queensland
PhD Topic: The use of behavioural insights and experimental methods in the development of social policy in Australia
Advisors: Associate Professor Cameron Parsell, Professor Brian Head, Dr Sarah Bennett, and Dr Emma Antrobus

 


Madonna Boman
Institution: The University of Queensland
PhD Topic: Risky transitions: Young people moving from out-of-home care in Queensland, Australia
Advisors: Associate Professor Cameron Parsell and Dr Jack Lam

 


Nicole Kapelle
Institution: The University of Queensland
PhD Topic: Gendered impacts of life course transitions on social disadvantage in contemporary Australia: A life course perspective
Advisors: Professor Janeen Baxter, Dr Sergi Vidal, and Dr Phillip Lersch


Ella Kuskoff
Institution: The University of Queensland
PhD Topic: The road to hell is paved with good policy intentions: an analysis of government intervention in cultural aspects of domestic violence
Advisors: Associate Professor Cameron Parsell, Dr Andrew Clarke and Professor Greg Marston


Angelina Tang
Institution: The University of Queensland
PhD Topic: Overseas graduates in Australia: Characteristics, dynamics, and change
Advisors: Associate Professor Francisco Perales, Professor Janeen Baxter, and Dr Francisco Rowe