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Study sustainability

The SRC includes 43 HDR students. Enrolments are now open for the Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Arts (Research) programs.

There are also a number of other relevant postgraduate programs offered at USC. The SRC is also responsible for delivering the undergraduate major and minor in sustainability offered at USC.

A PhD student opportunity in Sustainability has been developed in response to on-going collaboration between USC and Brock University (Canada). Click link for further details:

Higher degree by research students currently enrolled

  • Juana Andrade de Lucini
  • Phyllis Araneo
  • Ximena Arango
  • Elizabeth Brunton
  • Ashleigh Butler
  • Fa Chee
  • Kimberly Crawford
  • Renee Currenti
  • Ebifie Dambo
  • Marieka Easterley
  • Kristin Emanuelsen
  • Ellie Falatooni
  • Elissa Farrow
  • Gary Forsdike
  • Leigh Franks
  • Liujbov Skavronskaya
  • Miguel Frohlich
  • Francisco Gelves-Gomez
  • Kate Greenwood
  • Justine Grogan
  • Marcelle Holdaway
  • Katherine Kelly
  • Jack Koci
  • Flora Kwapena
  • Jennie Haarsager-Lieske
  • Pierick Martin
  • Lisa McIlwain
  • Anna McKinlay
  • Julie O'Connor
  • Isabelle Oude-Egberink
  • Madeleine Page
  • Sarah Pye
  • Jonathan Raikes
  • Jimmy Rantes
  • Jesse Rowland
  • Delia Siivola
  • Traci Sudana
  • Donna Thomsen
  • Andrew Venning
  • Luke Verstraten
  • Tom Wegener
  • Sarah Windred
  • Alina Zwar

Higher degree by research completions

  • Dr Graham Ashford (completed 2014)
  • Dr Marta Botta (completed 2017)
  • Dr Cimarron Corpe (completed 2014)
  • Dr Mike Duggan (completed 2016)
  • Dr Carmen Elrick-Barr (completed 2017)
  • Dr Katherine English (completed 2018)
  • Dr George Freduah (completed 2016)
  • Dr Nnenna Ike (completed 2018)
  • Dr Noni Keys (completed in 2012)
  • Dr Judy Lawrence (completed 2015)
  • Eric Lede (completed 2018)
  • Dr Scott Lieske (completed 2010)
  • Dr Victor MacGill (completed 2017)
  • Dr Megan Marks (completed 2016)
  • Dr Sonia Marshall (completed 2010)
  • Dr Robert Mangoyana (completed 2012)
  • Dr Michael McAllum (completed 2016)
  • Dr Catherine Morriss (completed 2014)
  • Dr Caroline Osborne (completed 2016)
  • Dr Pasinee (Ja) Reopanichkul (completed 2010)
  • Valmae Rose (completed 2018)
  • Dr Colin Russo (completed 2017)
  • Dr Christine Slade (completed 2014)
  • Dr Mohammad (Latif) Siddique (completed 2014)
  • Dr Brian Stockwell (completed 2014)
  • Troy Street (completed 2014)
  • Dr Scott Taylor (completed 2014)
  • Thalia van den Boogaard (completed 2016)
  • Dr Vu Canh Toan (completed 2017)
  • Dr Sabiha Zaffrin (completed 2014)

Congratulations to our 2018 SRC HDR graduates

Dr Kate English

Thesis title: 'Understanding climate change and adaptation in a third sector sustainability organisation'.
Principal Supervisor: Dr Claudia Baldwin
Completed: Doctor of Philosophy, 2018

Dr Nnenna Ike

Thesis title: 'Exploring affordable student accommodation in Australia: Towards an integrated planning approach'.
Principal Supervisor: Dr Claudia Baldwin
Completed: Doctor of Philosophy, 2018

Mr Eric Lede

Thesis title: 'Adapting to climate change in the context of multiple stressors in the Canadian Arctic'.
Principal Supervisor: Dr Tristan Pearce
Completed: Doctor of Philosophy, 2018

Dr Valmae Rose

Thesis title: 'Vulnerability and power to shape the future'.
Principal Supervisor: Dr Marcus Bussey
Completed: Doctor of Philosophy, 2018

Congratulations to Dr Nnenna Ike. Photographed at the September 2018 Graduation ceremony.

2017 SRC HDR graduates
Dr Marta Botta

Thesis title: 'Exploration of internal and external indicators of social change in sustainable communities: A futures perspective'.
Principal Supervisor: Dr Marcus Bussey
Completed: Doctor of Philosophy, 2017

Dr Carmen Elrick-Barr

Thesis title: 'Understanding household adaptive capacity: case studies from coastal Australia'
Principal Supervisor: Professor Tim Smith
Completed: Doctor of Philosophy, 2017

Dr Victor MacGill

Thesis title: 'Convergence as an example of a medium scale acephalous group exploring ways to reduce structural violence'.
Principal Supervisor: Dr Marcus Bussey
Completed: Doctor of Philosophy, 2017

Dr Colin Russo

Thesis title: 'Engaging Futures: Futures methods transforming governance'
Principal Supervisor: Professor Sohail Inayatullah
Completed: Doctor of Philosophy, 2017

Dr Canh Toan Vu

Thesis title: 'Barriers to enabling principles of uncertainty and controversy in urban flood decision-making in the context of climate change: The case of Quy Nhon city, Vietnam'
Principal Supervisor: 
Professor Neil Powell
Doctor of Philosophy, 2017

2016 SRC HDR graduates:
Dr Thalia Bohl-Van Den Boogaard 

Thesis title: 'Indigenous business ventures and contemporary business planning at South Goulburn Island.'  
Supervisors: Associate Professor Jennifer Carter, Dr Joanne Freeman and Dr Paul Manuell
Completed: Master of Arts, 2016

Dr Michael Duggan

Thesis title: 'Scaling up, scaling out, scaling in: Facilitating effective Education for Sustainability through a Decentralised Global Network.'
Supervisors: Professor Tim Smith and Dr Dana Thomsen
Completed: Doctor of Philosophy, 2016

Dr George Freduah

Thesis title: 'Climate Change and Fisheries in Ghana: Trends and Associated adaptive strategies by Small Scale Fishers.'    
Supervisors: Dr Pedro Fidelman and Professor Tim Smith
Completed: Doctor of Philosophy, 2016

Dr Megan Marks

Thesis title: 'Visualising the Environment: the power of environmental art to encourage pro-environmental behaviour and engender a sense of place.'
Supervisors: Associate Professor Claudia Baldwin and Dr Lisa Chandler
Completed: Doctor of Philosophy, 2016

Dr Caroline Osborne

Thesis title: 'Future Studies Tackling Wicked Problems'
Supervisors: Associate Professor Claudia Baldwin and Associate Professor Dana Thomsen
Completed: Doctor of Philosophy, 2016




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