ILWS - Charles Sturt University
ILWS - Charles Sturt University

Postgraduate Students

Much of the important research carried out by the Institute is undertaken by postgraduate students under the supervision of Institute researchers. In some cases, their co-supervisors may be from other universities, natural resource management agencies, industry, Government and non-government organisations, or other research institutions.

Currently the Institute has 9 PhD students who are the recipients of ILWS scholarships.

PhD Graduates 2017 and earlier

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Jose Abalo (DSW) email
Principal Supervisor Professor Manohar Pawar

Topic: Transitions Issues Experienced By Early School Leavers: Implications For Social Work Policy And Practice

Mark Adler email
Principal Supervisor Dr Helen Masterman-Smith

Topic: Understanding relationships between universities and Regional Centres of Expertise in Education for Sustainable Development

Inam Ahmed email
Principal Supervisor Professor Robyn Watts

Topic: How scale of investigation influences reporting of in-stream river hydraulics

Carmen Amos email
Principal Supervisor Dr Skye Wassens

Topic: Response of frogs to environmental factors on a range of scales in the Lachlan Catchment of NSW

(Thesis submitted 2017)

Kellie Bousfield email
Principal Supervisor Dr Angela Ragusa

Topic: Educational testing and social class

Dale Campbell email
Principal Supervisor Dr Paul Humphries

Topic: Reconstructing past floodplain environments

Jeanette Carroll email
Principal Supervisor Dr Helen Masterman-Smith

Topic:  Animal Activism of the Poor in Australia - Is anyone paying attention?  

Adrian Clements email
Principal Supervisor Professor Max Finlayson

Topic: Ecological responses of aquatic vegetation communities to the environmental water regime developed for Lake Brewster

(Thesis submitted 2017)

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Bronwyn Hyde (DSW) email

Associate Supervisor Professor Manohar Pawar

Topic: The lived experience of acute mental health inpatient care: What's recovery got to do with it?

 

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Juana Katzer email
Principal Supervisor Professor Manohar Pawar

Topic: Children with problem sexualised behaviours (PSBs) and social workers' decisions 

Paul Kew email
Principal Supervisor Dr Zhenquan Li (Jan)

Topic: Meshless Computational Fluid Dynamics

Karen Kime email
Principal Supervisor Dr Angela Ragusa

Topic: Wise practice and Anglicare's foster care programs for Aboriginal children

Kendal Krause email

Principal Supervisor Dr Skye Wassens
 
Topic: Zooplankton in the Murrumbidgee: the effects of native and exotic fish species, density and behaviour on zooplankton community structure

Daniel Lander email
Principal Supervisor Dr Angela Ragusa

Topic: The anti-vaccination movement and science communication
Clare Lawrence email
Principal Supervisor Dr Melanie Massaro
 
Topic: Who is to blame? Identification of predators at the nests of Tasmanian songbirds

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Moragh Mackay email
Principal Supervisor Associate Professor Catherine Allan

Topic: Social learning and Innovation in Regional Natural Resource Governance

(Thesis submitted 2017)

Mei Mei Meilani email
Principal Supervisor Dr Rik Thwaites

Topic: Ecotourism in Indonesian National Parks: An Option to Improve Forest Dependent Communities' Livelihoods  

Helenna Mihailou email
Principal Supervisor Dr Melanie Massaro

Topic: The effects of feral animals on bird diversity around waterholes in the Northern Territory 

Harry Moore email
ILWS Scholarship   
Principal Supervisor Dr Dale Nimmo

Topic: Northern Quolls in the Pilbara region of WA 

Kim Nelson email
Principal Supervisor Dr Angela Ragusa

Topic: The sociological influence of international tourism on guesthouse operators in Japan

Paul Newman
Principal Supervisor Associate Professor Branka Krivokapic-Skoko

Matt O'Connell email
ILWS Scholarship  
Principal Supervisor Dr Paul Humphries

Topic: Murray cod mounts: trophy fish, dusty relics, icons of interest and an environmental voice from the past

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Dena Paris email
Principal Supervisor Dr Melanie Massaro

Topic: Foraging behaviour, habitat use and density related reproductive performance and dispersal in the endangered Chatham Island black robin.

Rebecca Peisley email
Principal Supervisor Professor Gary Luck

Topic: Cost-benefit trade-offs of bird activity in agroecosystems.  

(Thesis submitted 2017)

Bharat Poudel email
Principal Supervisor Professor Kevin Parton

Topic - Identification of Criteria for Sustainable Operation of Distributed Electricity Generation in Remote Areas of Nepal

George Rafael (DSW) email 
Principal Supervisor Professor Manohar Pawar

Topic: A social work approach to enabling young people at their work

Arif Rohman email
Principal Supervisor Professor Manohar Pawar

Topic: Voices from a Leper Colony: A Critical Ethnography of the Impacts of Community Empowerment and Social Inclusion Program at the Sitanala Leprosy Village, Indonesia.

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Jess Schoeman email
Principal Supervisor Dr Catherine Allen

Topic: Optimising water management in the Anthropocene? A case study of adaptive governance in a sub-catchment of the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia

(Thesis submitted 2017)

Carla Simos (DSW) email
Principal Supervisor Professor Manohar Pawar 

Topic: Stepmothers' Life Stories and Self-Identity 

Kylie Singh email
Principal Supervisor  Professor Robyn Watts

Topic: Ecology of the Macquarie Turtle (Emydura macquarii macquarii) in Australia's Murray-Darling Basin: Are freshwater fish an effective 'umbrella taxa' for turtle conservation?  

(Thesis submitted 2017)

Abbie Spiers email
ILWS Scholarship
Principal Supervisor Professor Max Finlayson

Topic: An exploration of community perceptions about wetland health in New Zealand

(Thesis submitted 2016)

Rodney Star (DSW) email
Principal Supervisor Professor Manohar Pawar

Samantha Strong email
Principal Supervisor Associate Professor Catherine Allen

Topic: Exploring paradoxes of native vegetation management in the context of bushfire in the 21st century in south-east Australia

(Thesis submitted 2017)

Daniel Svozil email
Principal Supervisor Professor Robyn Watts
 
Topic: The importance of intra-specific variation in biological and life history characteristics to the recovery of threatened fish species.

Sarah Talbot email
Principal Supervisor Dr Skye Wassens

Topic: An Investigation of Behaviour, Physiology, Morphology and Stability of Animal Personality, in order to Develop a Valid and Standardised Personality Assessment Tool: A Case Study in the Domestic Ferret (Mustela putorius furo).   

Samir Thapa email
Principal Supervisor Professor Kevin Parton

Topic: Sharing the Carbon Revenue: The Governance for Low Carbon Development towards Achieving the Universal Energy Access.

Buyani Thomy email
Principal Supervisor Dr Roderick Duncan

Topic: The value of river health to the residential community of the Georges and Cook river catchments

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Cecile Van der Burgh email
Principal Supervisor Dr Peter Spooner

Topic: Connectivity conservation management in practice  

(Thesis submitted 2017)

James Vordtreide email
Principal Supervisor Dr Eddie Oczkowski

Amelia Walcott email
Principal Supervisor Dr Andrew Hall

Topic: The Frog community responses to environmental change: a case study in the mid Lachlan

(Thesis submitted 2016)

Abdul Wazirzada email
Principal Supervisor Professor John Hicks

Topic: Sustainable Mobility for Road Users Using Intelligent Transport Systems: The Australian Paradigm

Jennifer Woods email
Principal Supervisor Dr Jonathon Howard
 
Topic: Experiences of Community Spirit in Flood Recovery: Exploring Meaning and the Opportunities for Community Development

Jillda Wright (DSW) email
Associate Supervisor Professor Manohar Pawar

Topic: An Exploratory study of the Management of Dissociative Identity Disorder in Australia

Michael Vanderzee email
ILWS Scholarship 
Principal Supervisor Professor Max Finlayson

Topic: Socio-ecological impacts of water recovery for the environment in the Murray-Darling Basin 

Vu Vi An (An) email 
Principal Supervisor Dr Lee Baumgartner

Topic: Fish migration in the Mekong Delta.   

Sumedha Weerasekara email
Principal Supervisor

Topic: Regional youth entrepreneurship

Londari Yamarak 
Principal Supervisor Professor Kevin Parton 

Topic: Impacts of Mining on Poverty in Papua New Guinea

Elizabeth Znidersic  email 
Principal Supervisor Professor David M. Watson

Topic: The detectability of cryptic birds (Lewin's rail, Cocos Buff-banded rail and other rail species) to assist with conservation/management options.