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.

The Institute has 10 PhD students who are the recipients of ILWS scholarships.

PhD Graduates 2019 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

Inam Ahmed email
ILWS Scholarship 
Principal Supervisor Professor Robyn Watts

Topic: Modelling in-stream hydraulics: Investigating the impact of scale

Pauline Andree email 
(Masters)
Principal Supervisor Professor David Watson

Topic: Determinants of vocal variation in Australian cuckoos

Dwi Atminarso email
Supervisors Dr Lee Baumgartner, Professor Robyn Watts, Dr Jen Bond and Dr Meaghan Duncan (NSW DPI Fisheries)

Topic: The Impact of Perjaya Dam on biodiversity and livelihoods in the Komering River, Indonesia.

Joachim Bretzel email
Supervisors Professor Lee Baumgartner, Dr Craig Boys

Topic: Investigating fish protection screens for water diversions and irrigation pumps.

Kane Callaghan email
Supervisors A/Prof Peter Simmons, Dr Michael Mehmet

Topic: Social media citizensourcing for policy-making: The case of sharks in NSW

Dale Campbell email
Principal Supervisor Dr Paul Humphries

Topic: The effects of flooding and drying on macroinvertebrate assemblages of temporary and permanent wetlands and how this relates to taphonomy and the palaeoecological record

Mitchell Cowan email
Supervisors Associate Professor Dale Nimmo (Primary Supervisor), Dr Judy Dunlop (Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, WA)

Topic: Restoring habitat for a marsupial predator following mining: the northern quoll (Dasyurus hallucatus) in the Pilbara, Western Australia.

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Gael Evans-Barr email
Supervisors Associate Professor Maree Bernoth, Dr Pamela Lockhart

Topic: The post volunteering impact among retirees; Organisational and individual predictors

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Leanne Greenwood email
Principal Supervisor Associate Professor Dale Nimmo

Topic: The interactions between Indigenous burning, plant communities and fungal communities in Australia's western deserts

Liam Grimmett email
ILWS Scholarship
Principal Supervisor Associate Professor Rachel Whitsed
Co-Supervisor Dr Ana Horta

Topic: Simulating ecological processes in virtual communities to test the transferability​ of species distribution models to novel environments

Phenden Gyamtsho email
ILWS Supervisors Associate Professor Rosemary Black, Dr Jennifer Bond

Topic: Community-based Ecotourism

Ghulam Zakir Hassan (Zakir) email
Supervisors: Associate Professor Catherine Allan,
Associate Research Professor Lee Baumgartner,
Professor Jay Punthakey

Topic: Improving sustainable groundwater management: A case study of artificial recharge in Punjab, Pakistan.

Joshua Hodges email
ILWS Scholarship
Principal Supervisor Dr Jodi Price

Topic: Post-fire seedling recruitment in grasslands of south-eastern Australia

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Thiloka Kariyawasam email
Supervisors Dr Greg Doran and Dr Julia Howitt


Topic: Bioremediation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) contaminated soils

Juana Katzer email
Principal Supervisor Professor Manohar Pawar

Topic: Social Workers Decision Making with Children with Problem Sexualised Behaviours.

Warren Keedle email
(Masters)
Principal Supervisor Associate Professor Catherine Allan,
Co-Supervisors Dr Michael Mitchell, Paul Ryan.

Topic: Exploring how resilience thinking is embedded within regional natural resource management (NRM) organisations.

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 Associate Professor 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
Co-Supervisor Dr Andrea Crampton

Topic: The anti-vaccination movement and science communication

(Thesis submitted December 2019)

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Sean Mack email
Principal Supervisor Associate Professor Maree Bernoth

Topic: The role of leadership in building, facilitating and sustaining a person-centred approach to working with residents, in the residential aged care environment

Richard McLellan email
ILWS Scholarship
Principal Supervisor Professor David Watson
Co-Supervisors Professor Kingsley Dixon (Curtin Uni), Dr Jodi Price, Dr Adam Frew and Dr Leonie Valentine (UWA)

Topic: The ecology of Santalaceae species (Sandalwood, Quandong, Leafless Ballart) in the semi-arid rangelands of mid-west Australia

Scott McManus email
Supervisors Dr Ana Horta and Dr Azizur Rahman

Topic: Assessment of uncertainty in the creation of spatial domains from portable X-ray fluorescence multi-element data using a Bayesian method

Helenna Mihailou email
Principal Supervisor Dr Melanie Massaro

Topic: The impacts of feral ungulate visitation to ephemeral savanna waterholes and their flow-on effects for native birds

Harry Moore email
ILWS Scholarship   
Principal Supervisor Associate Professor Dale Nimmo

Topic: Northern Quolls in the Pilbara region of WA

Newton Muhury email
Supervisors  Associate Professor Andrew Hall and Professor Max Finlayson

Topic: Estimation of hydrological and climate change effects on river-fed groundwater resources and dependent vegetation communities using remote sensing data

Thomas Munro email
Supervisors Dr Jodi Price and Associate Professor Dale Nimmo

Topic: Seed enhancement technologies to overcome barriers to mining restoration.

Kim Nelson email
Principal Supervisor Associate Professor Rosy Black

Topic: Reimagining selves, liminal tourism spaces as sites for lifestyle migration. An exploration of the reflexive narratives of tourism business owners in Niseko, Japan

(Approved for Graduation 2020)

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

Topic: Exploring the potential of taxidermy Murray cod mounts to inform past environmental conditions

Website www.codspot.com.au

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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

Gayle Partridge email
(Masters)
Supervisors  Dr Jen Bond and  Adjunct Professor Max Finlayson
Topic: Climate change adaptation planning for internationally important wetlands

Thanasak Poomchaivej email
Supervisors Professor Lee Baumgartner, Dr Xiaodi Huang and Institute Adjunct Professor Martin Mallen-Cooper.

Topic: Patterns of fish migration at Xayaburi Dam on the Mekong River using the PIT (passive integrated transponder) monitoring system

Bharat Poudel email
Principal Supervisor Professor Kevin Parton

Topic - Criteria for Sustainable Operation of Off-Grid Renewable Energy Services

George Rafael (DSW) email
Principal Supervisor Professor Manohar Pawar

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

Leia Rogers email
ILWS Scholarship
Supervisors Dr Raf Friere and Dr Keller Kopf

Topic: Fish behaviour and ecology in native freshwater fish.

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Dr Richard Segal email
ILWS Scholarship 
Principal Supervisor Dr Melanie Massaro
Co-Supervisor Associate Professor Rachel Whitsed

Topic: Investigating the effects of rodent eradication on the threatened Lord Howe currawong.

Carla Simos (DSW) email
Principal Supervisor Professor Manohar Pawar

Topic: Stepmothers' Life Stories and Self-Identity

Sarah Talbot email
Principal Supervisor Associate Professor 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)

(Thesis submitted 2019)

Lauren Stoot email
ILWS Scholarship
Supervisors Professor Lee Baumgartner, ILWS Adjunct Dr Jason Thiem (NSW DPI).

Topic : The drivers of recruitment and the natal origins of fish in semi-arid river systems in South Africa and Australia.

Anna Turner email
Principal Supervisor Associate Professor Skye Wassens

Topic: Chytrid fungus on southern bell frogs in the Lowbidgee and Gippsland Lakes

Georgia Tziros email
Principal Supervisor Associate Professor Maree Bernoth

Topic: An exploration of Greek migrant experiences and later life emotional well being: A qualitative study

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

Topic: Diadromous fishes in the Lower Mekong Basin

Melissa Wales email
Principal Supervisor Associate Professor Catherine Allan


Topic: Social norms and soil conservation practices

Sangay Wangchuk email
Supervisors  Dr. Jennifer Bond (Principal Supervisor), Professor Max Finlayson, Dr. Richard Thwaites

Topic: Why are villages in the eastern part of Bhutan dying, and what are some of the social and ecological implications of this trend?

Qudus Wazirzada email
Principal Supervisor Professor John Hicks

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

Sumedha Weerasekara email
ILWS Supervisors Associate Professor Branka Krivokapic-Skoko, Professor Mark Morrison

Topic: Analysis of the impact of Entrepreneurial Ecosystem factors on Enterprise Performance in Urban and non-urban NSW, Australia

Lucia Wuersch email

ILWS Supervisor Associate Professor Peter Simmons

Topic: Transactional analysis in organisations: A case study exploration of Berne’s theory with a focus on communication

Londari Yamarak
Principal Supervisor Professor Kevin Parton

Topic: An investigation of the impacts of mining projects in Papua New Guinea on livelihoods and poverty in indigenous communities