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Study sustainability

The SRC includes 36 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 ongoing collaboration between USC and Brock University (Canada).

Higher degree by research students currently enrolled

  • Juana Andrade de Lucini
  • Phyllis Araneo
  • Louisa-Anne Buwalda
  • Fa Chee
  • Kimberly Crawford
  • Ebifie Dambo
  • Marieka Easterley
  • Kristin Emanuelsen
  • Ellie Falatooni
  • Elissa Farrow
  • Leigh Franks
  • 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
  • Isabelle Oude-Egberink
  • Madeleine Page
  • Sarah Pye
  • Jonathan Raikes
  • Jimmy Rantes
  • Delia Siivola
  • Liujbov Skavronskaya
  • Traci Sudana
  • Lorraine Swan
  • Donna Thomsen
  • Andrew Venning
  • Luke Verstraten
  • Sarah Windred

Higher degree by research completions

Congratulations to our 2019 SRC HDR graduates

Dr Ximena Arango

Thesis title: 'Impacts of dolphin provisioning feeding on visitors’ intended pro-environmental attitudes, behaviours and actions in Tin Can Bay, South East Queensland'.
Principal Supervisor: Prof Bill Carter
Completed: Doctor of Philosophy, 2019

Ms Renee Currenti

Thesis title: 'Adaptation to climate change in Nawairuku Village, Ra Province, Fiji'.
Principal Supervisor: 
Dr Tristan Pearce
Completed:
Master of Arts, 2019

Special congratulations to Renee who was awarded the Chancellor’s Medal when she graduated on Thursday 11 April 2019.

Dr Thomas Wegener

Thesis title: 'Globalisation and the Sustainability of Small Manufacturers: Challenges Facing the Surfboard Artisans of Australia'.
Principal Supervisor: 
Prof Tim Smith
Completed: 
Doctor of Philosophy, 2019

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: Master of Arts, 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

Mr Gary Forsdike

Thesis title: 'Evaluating and Sustaining Efforts to Limit Nearshore Solid Waste Pollution in a Southeast Asian Island Community'.

Principal Supervisor: Prof Patrick Nunn

Completed: Master of Arts, 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
Completed: 
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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