Current HDR Students

Nick Agafonoff

Do brands teach us things? An Ethnomethodology of Successful Versus Unsuccessful Brand Pedagogies - PhD

Supervisors: Megan Watkins and Gay Hawkins

Ilia Antenucci

Ilia Antenucci

Beyond the Cloud. Security and the Making of Digital Cities in Cape Town and Kolkata - PhD

Supervisor: Brett Neilson and Jessica Whyte

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Vanicka Arora

Post-Disaster (Re) Construction of Cultural Heritage: Negotiating Value, Authenticity and Acceptable Change in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal - PhD

Supervisor: Hayley Saul, Emma Waterton and Denis Byrne

Emillie Baganz

Cities, Creative Production and Innovation: Home working Mothers in the Cultural and Creative Industries: Navigating Motherhood and work in a Precarious, Neo-liberal economy.

Supervisors: Deborah Stevenson, Kyle Budge

Helen Barcham

Beyond the 'Docile Subject': Women's Entanglements with Therapy Culture as Ethical Self-Making - PhD

Supervisors: Tanya Notley and Penny Rossiter

Utsab Bhattarai

Utsab Bhattarai

Resilience Building: A Study of Livelihood Management Practices of the Sherpa People in the Khumbu (Everest) Region, Nepal - PhD

Supervisors: Robyn Bushell, Emma Waterton and Felicity Picken

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Christopher Cheng

Translocal Built Environment of Chinese Emigration from the Pearl River Delta to Australia - PhD

Supervisors: Denis Byrne, Ien Ang and Jocelyn Chey

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Bhavya Chitranshi

The Cusp of Postcapitalist and Feminist Praxis: In Adivasi Contexts - PhD

Supervisors: Katherine Gibson and Stephen Healy

Alexandra Coleman

The Socio-Cultural Experiences of Students from Western Sydney Who Are the First in Their Family to Attend University - PhD (submitted)

Supervisors: George Morgan, Penelope Rossiter and Shanthi Robertson

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Matt Dalziel

What Role Does Socio-economic Status Play in Determining the Digital Information Seeking Behaviours Amongst Year 11 Students Considering Post-secondary Career Options? - PhD

Supervisors: Jerry Watkins and Megan Watkins

Amelia Duong

Young Women in Hip Hop - MRes

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Xuegang Fan

Alternative Food Networks in China: New Peasantry and Reproduction of Alternative Agricultural Space - PhD

Supervisors: Katherine Gibson and Stephen Healy

Kecia Fong

Challenging Conservation: Negotiating Space, History, and Culture - PhD

Supervisors: Donald McNeill, Emma Waterton and Deborah Stevenson

Caroline Gasteen

Understanding, Evaluating and Critiquing Contemporary Digitisation Practices of Australian Museums- PhD

Supervisors: Fiona Cameron and Liam Magee

Raymond Gibson

Management Cultures and Aboriginal Organisations - DCR

Supervisors: Karen Soldatic and Louise Crabtree

Justin Gaudry

Panpsychism and Social Theory - MRes

Supervisor: Stephen Healy


Martyna Gliniecka

Conversational Aspects of User-based and Institution-based Digital Health-related Networking Spaces for Adolescents - PhD

Supervisors: Philippa Collin, Amanda Third, and Teresa Swist

Mohammad Hanafi

Religious Values in Civic Engagement in Indonesian Higher Education - PhD

Supervisors: Greg Noble and Megan Watkins

Michael Hartup

Michael Hartup

Self-disclosure Beyond ‘Vulnerability’: Young People, Musical Biographies, Technology and Music-making - PhD (submitted)

Supervisors: Amanda Third and Philippa Collin

Thi Thu Ha Hoang

Thi Thu Ha Hoang

Korean Popular Culture, Vietnamese Fan Practices and Transculturalism - PhD

Supervisors: Ien Ang, David Rowe and Anna Cristina Pertierra

Tsvetelina Hristova

Tsvetelina Hristova

Transformation of Professional Work Through Digital Mobility of Labour; the Case of Teleradiology - PhD

Supervisors: Brett Neilson and Shanthi Robertson

Clinton Johnson

Complicating Nation? Examining Federally Funded Touring Exhibition in an Assemblage Framework - PhD

Supervisors: Deborah Stevenson and Emma Waterton

Marina Khan

Marina Khan

Technological Spaces and Network Governance: Transformations in the Australian Migration Industry - PhD

Supervisors: Shanthi Robertson and Tanya Notley

Paul Kleynjan

Male Activists and Feminism - MRes

Rakesh Kumar

Individual Capitalism: Digital Side-projects Entrepreneurships and Platform Capitalism – PhD

Supervisors: Liam Magee and Shanthi Robertson

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Amrita Limbu

Everyday Social Protection of Transnational Families: Nepali Migration to Australia and Qatar – PhD

Supervisors: Shanthi Robertson and Brett Neilson

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Anisah Madden

Nourishing Deep Pluralism: How Community Food Sector Practices Build Rituals of Care and Connection Across Difference - PhD

Supervisors: Katherine Gibson, Stephen Healy, Gerda Roelvink

Philippa Mansor

The Cultural Practice of Astrology: a Case Study of Contemporary Traditional Practice - PhD (submitted)

Supervisors: Brett Neilson, Elaine Lally and Zoe Sofoulis

Linda Marsden

Linda Marsden

The Self, Selfies and the Performance of Health Identities by Young People - PhD

Supervisors: Amanda Third, Tony Rossi, Nicky Taylor

Dan Musil

Dan Musil

'Co-operating for a Just Transition' – Subjects of Economy, Low-Carbon Transition and the Earthworker Cooperative - PhD

Supervisors: Katherine Gibson and Stephen Healy

Jasbeer Musthafa Mamalipurath

Jasbeer Musthafa Mamalipurath

Conceptualisation of Discourse About Islam on a Secular Platform - PhD (submitted)

Supervisors: Shanthi Robertson, Adam Possamai, Jennifer Cheng

Kate Naidu

Kate Naidu

Issues of 'Interculturality' in Indonesian Language Teaching - PhD

Supervisors: Greg Noble and Megan Watkins

Mauricio Novoa

New Pedagogies for Design: Revaluating the Design Artefact for the Post-Industrial Revolution - PhD (submitted)

Supervisors: Juan Salazar and Bob Hodge

Pryor Aldous A. Placino

Pryor Aldous Placino

Lively Stones: a Study of Informal Sand, Gravel and Rubble Mining in the Philippines -  PhD

Supervisors: Katherine Gibson and Stephen Healy

Lisa Portolan

How has online dating changed the way relationships are instigated, developed and navigated? - PhD

Supervisors: Amanda Third and Philippa Collin

Calico Prince

Cali Prince

The Fourth Space: Cultivating Collaborative Creativity in Praxis, at the Intersection of People and their Communities, Artists and Institutions - Doctorate of Cultural Research (DCR)

Supervisors: Philippa Collin, James Arvanitakis, and Louise Crabtree

Billy Pringle

Is the Political 'Moment' of 'Brexit' and the Election of Donald Trump to the Office of US President Reshaping Australian Political Discourse, Particularly Discourses of Neoliberalism?

Supervisors: Gregory Noble and Brett Neilson

Gina Rocafort Gatarin

Gina Rocafort Gatarin

Moving in Managed Chaos: Social Movements Changing Manila's Transport System - PhD

Supervisors: Paul James and Anna Cristina Pertierra

Sajal Roy

Sajal Roy

Long-term Effects of Extreme Weather Events on Rural Livelihoods and Gender Relations: A Case Study of the Cyclone Aila's Impacts on the Shora (Muslim) and Munda (Hindu) Sundarbans Forest Communities of Bangladesh - PhD

Supervisors: Liam Magee and Penny Rossiter

Oznur Sahin

Oznur Sahin

City as Stage, City on Stage: Governing the City Through Performances - PhD (submitted)

Supervisors: Deborah Stevenson and Donald McNeill

Md Sabbir Sharif

A critical look at the housing career of Australian immigrants’ entry to homeownership - PhD

Supervisors: Louise Crabtree and Neil Perry

Francesca Sidoti

Young Adults and the Disclosure of Choice - PhD

Supervisors: George Morgan and Greg Noble

David Spillman

Exploring Collaborative Competence - DCR (submitted)

Supervisors: Bob Hodge and Louise Crabtree

Ian Steep

An Inquiry Into the Lived Experiences of Nepalese Students Studying at Australian Third Party Providers of Higher Education Using Bourdieu's Theory of Practice - PhD

Supervisors: Megan Watkins and Tania Ferfolja

Karen Sy de Jesus

Karen Sy de Jesus

Quo Vadis, Chinese Diaspora? Cultural Identities in the Transnational Social Field - PhD

Supervisors: Ien Ang and Shanthi Robertson

Skye Tasker

Skye Tasker

'Who - or what - are experts of young people's data journeys? Exploring the power relations and curation of mHealth applicants' - PhD

Supervisors: Philipa Collin and Teresa Swist

Alejandra Villanueva

Alejandra Villanueva

Shaping Up Bodies: An Ethnography of Masculinities and Physical Training in Sydney - PhD

Supervisors: Greg Noble and George Morgan


Yan Wang

How does intergenerational relationship sharp youth mobility and transitions to adulthood - PhD

Supervisors: Shanthi Robertson, Ann Dadich, and Youqing Fan

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Vanessa Whittington

Moved to care for Country? Visitors, landscape, affect and the role of heritage interpretation - PhD

Supervisors: Emma Waterton and Denis Byrne


Yinghua Yu

How do ‘New Chinese’ Professional Women Negotiate Their Workplace Identities and Work/Life Balance in Sydney? - PhD

Supervisors: Greg Noble, Sheree Gregory and Liam Magee