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

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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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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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.

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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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)

Rodney Star (DSW) email
Principal Supervisor Professor Manohar Pawar

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.

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James Vordtreide email
Principal Supervisor Dr Eddie Oczkowski

Abdul Wazirzada email
Principal Supervisor Professor John Hicks

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

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 Associate Professor Branka Krivokapic-Skoko

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.