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Francisco Felipe Gelves-Gomez
Francisco Felipe Gelves-Gomez

Thesis title

Vivid natures: Disrupting the human/Nature divide in adaptive co-management for protected areas.

Supervisors

A/Prof Jennifer Carter, Prof Ruth Beilin (The University of Melbourne) and Dr Shannon Brincat.

Research summary

Francisco is originally from Colombia and has an interdisciplinary background. Originally trained as an Environmental Engineer (Honours), he now focuses on studying human-environment relationships.

He moved to Australia in 2012 to complete a Master of Environment with a major in Conservation, Restoration and Landscape Management at The University of Melbourne. His current PhD (Geography) research is a more-than-human exploration of human-Nature relationships in the context of biodiversity conservation and adaptive co-management (AcM) in protected areas.

With attention to spatio-temporal processes occurring through AcM practices on the everyday, Francisco’s examines the production and complexity of multiple human-Nature relationships to observe and challenge the dominant views that separate humans from Nature.

Francisco’s work contributes to an understanding of how Nature is constituted at the human-nonhuman interface during adaptive co-management, playing an important role in shaping collaboration and learning.

Further, his research also contributes to think about more-than-human conditions and actions that could be groundings for socio-ecological change. These insights could effectively disrupt the human/Nature divide in adaptive co-management and contribute to different, more-than-human practices.

Isabelle Oude-Egberink
Isabelle Oude-Egberink

Thesis title

The impacts of farmer organisations for women in Preah Vihear, Cambodia.

Supervisors

Dr Chris Jacobson, Dr Toni Darbas, Prof Tim Smith and A/Prof Claudia Baldwin

Research summary

A feminisation of agriculture in Cambodia, by increased male out-migration has left women taking fuller responsibility for smallholder farming. Women’s’ increased workload and their lack of access to key resources such as extension services, formal credit and new agricultural equipment impairs their ability to participate fully in the agricultural sector and pursue agricultural livelihoods with the potential for higher economic and wellbeing benefits.

Greater attention is needed to find ways to assist women to adapt to changing demographics in rural areas. One way is to cooperate as a group in order to improve their productive capacity and bargaining power. Collective approaches to agricultural production have benefited women in developing countries by improving their access to resources, increasing productivity, and increasing decision-making power in agriculture.

Collective approaches therefore hold the potential to include women more in the agricultural sector and to connect them to agricultural resources. In Cambodia, farmer organisations have become popular ways through which smallholders, in particular women, are being supported to improve agricultural productivity and livelihoods.

Despite this enthusiasm within the development community, there is an overall lack of research on women’s agricultural livelihoods in Southeast Asia and limited academic critique that evaluates women’s experiences of farmer organisations in this region.

This research proposes a case study of Preah Vihear Province, Cambodia, one of the poorest provinces but with a large density of farmer organisations. This research explores women’s engagement in agricultural cooperatives and farmer groups in Preah Vihear, and in doing so hopes to improve current knowledge on women’s agricultural livelihoods in Southeast Asia and the effectiveness of farmer organisations for women.

Miguel Frohlich
Miguel F. Frohlich

Thesis title

Towards adaptive coastal management law: lessons from Australia and Brazil.

Supervisors

Prof Timothy Smith, A/Prof Claudia Baldwin, Dr Pedro Fidelman, Dr Chris Jacobson and Prof Bill Carter.

Research summary

Miguel’s main research interest is governance and management of social-ecological systems, and in particular, knowledge gaps in the fields of environmental law and policy, environmental planning, and climate change adaptation. His PhD research project is focused on how legal frameworks influence the practice of adaptive management in the context of integrated coastal management.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in law, a graduate diploma in environmental studies, and a master’s degree in environmental engineering. In addition to his research efforts, he is an environmental manager and overseas qualified environmental lawyer, with more than 10 years of professional experience.

Jack Koci
Jack Koci

Thesis title

Hillslope gully erosion in savanna rangelands tributary to the Great Barrier Reef: Catchment hydrogeomorphic processes, sediment and nutrient fluxes.

Supervisors

Prof Roy Sidle, Prof Patrick Nunn and Dr Christian Roth

Research summary

The thesis contributes valuable new knowledge and understanding of gully erosion processes, as well as landscape and water quality recovery trajectories following land management change.

Ultimately, the research will aid in the development of improved process-based models of gully initiation and evolution, more accurate estimation of sediment and nutrient delivery to receiving water bodies, and more informed prioritisation of catchment remediation strategies.

Kate Greenwood
Kate Greenwood

Thesis title

Australian Palm Sheath Vessels: How can collections respond to contemporary knowledge from First Nation's Communities?

Supervisors

A/Prof Sandy O'Sullivan and Prof Patrick Nunn

Liubov Skavronskaya
Liubov Skavronskaya

Thesis title

The role of novelty and surprise in memorable tourism experiences.

Supervisors

A/Prof Brent Moyle and Dr Vikki Schaffer

Dr Wong Siew Te with Sarah Pye
Sarah Pye

Thesis title

Saving Sun Bears: Exploring the life of Dr Wong Siew Te.

Supervisors

Dr Paul Williams and Professor Patrick Nunn

Kristen Emanuelsen
Kristin Emanuelsen

Thesis title

Importance of sewing to Inuit Women in the Canadian Arctic.

Supervisors

Dr Tristan Pearce and Dr Harriot Beazley

Marcelle Holdaway
Marcelle Holdaway

Thesis title

Corporate accountability, community, and gas fields in australia: exploring the landscapes, transforming the landscapes.

Supervisors

A/Prof Sohail Inayatullah and Dr Marcus Bussey

Lisa McIlwain
Lisa McIlwain

Thesis title

What is resilient water governance? Building responsive and responsible resource governance in times of change and adversity.

Supervisors

A/Prof Claudia Baldwin, Prof Catherine Manathunga, Prof Gary Pickering, and Dr Julia Baird

Sarah Windred
Sarah Windred

Thesis title

Two sides of the story: The experiences and perspectives of child domestic workers and their employers in Bandung, Indonesia.

Supervisors

Dr Harriot Beazley, A/Prof Claudia Baldwin and Dr Richard Curtis

Lorraine Swan
Lorraine Swan

Thesis title

The impacts of climate change on local industry in the Sunshine Coast region.

Supervisors

Prof Helen Fairweather and A/Prof Claudia Baldwin

Anna McKinlay
Anna McKinlay

Thesis title

Influences on dwelling size in Australia.

Supervisors

A/Prof Claudia Baldwin, A/Prof Heather Shearer and A/Prof Jen Carter

Jonathan Raikes
Jonathan Raikes

Thesis title

Disaster risk reduction and the Sustainable Development Goals: pre-disaster governance in Canada and Australia.

Supervisors

Prof Tim Smith, A/Prof Claudia Baldwin & Dr Christine Jacobson

Back view of couple in London in the evening
Ellie Falatoonitoosi

Thesis title

Assessment of sustainability effects on a tourism destination through development of a comprehensive indicators system.

Supervisors

Prof Willem Selen, A/Prof Don Kerr and Dr Vikki Schaffer

HIV test
Jennie Haarsager-Lieske

Thesis title

Inclusive policy in practice: US HIV prevention Community Planning.

Supervisors

A/Prof Claudia Baldwin, A/Prof Julie Matthews, and A/Prof Anne Roiko

Dog sledding
Delia Siivola

Thesis title

Indigenous knowledge in protected areas management: adaptation, sustainability and opportunities in the Circumpolar North.

Supervisors

Dr Christine Jacobson and A/Prof Jen Carter

Villagers on the track from the beach to the village
Flora Kwapena

Thesis title

Land reforms in Papua New Guinea:  Will they empower the rural woman?                          

Supervisors

A/Prof Jen Carter and Dr Christine Jacobson

Two women studying
Justine Grogan

Thesis title

Does prior knowledge matter? Exploring how prior study and informal learning affects the study of compulsory tertiary Indigenous Studies.

Supervisor

A/Prof Jen Carter

Save Earth concept

Phyllis Araneo

Thesis title

Developing an exemplary education for sustainable development (esd) course: a multiple case study of first year esd courses in tertiary education.

Supervisors

Dr Marcus Bussey and Dr Richard White

Individual with Down Syndrome
Mark Bilby

Thesis title

Design an effective dynamic personalised adaptive user interface (PAUI) that automatically adapts to the individual skill levels of users with Down Syndrome.

Supervisor

A/Prof Sandy O'Sullivan

Aboriginal Art
Hope O'Chin

Thesis title

The contributions of Aboriginal art and education to the Identity of Australian Civil Society.

Supervisor

A/Prof Sandy O'Sullivan

Mindful eating
Jillian Abbott

Thesis title

Immersion Phylogenesis: Using Technology, Transformational Narrative Strategies, and Archetypes, to immerse "Players" in "A Year of Mindful Eating: Stories from the Food I Eat." (YOME)

Supervisor

 A/Prof Sandy O'Sullivan

Butchulla people
Rose Barrowcliffe

Thesis title

Don't Keep History a Mystery -Using Creative Industries to reveal the hidden stories of the Butchulla people since colonisation through Archival research and documentary film.

Supervisor

A/Prof Sandy O'Sullivan

Vikings
Simon van der Spoel

Thesis title

Vikings: Historical authenticity and the production and consumption of post-modern neo-sagas in contemporary screen culture.

Supervisor

A/Prof Sandy O'Sullivan

Volcano erupting
Bethany Kracke

Thesis title

Volcanic geomythology in Java and its relevance as a disaster mitigation tool.

Supervisors

Dr Harriot Beazley and Prof Patrick Nunn

Flooding
Lauchlan Bye

Thesis title

Development of Specialised Technology for use in Predictive Flood Modelling.

Supervisors

Dr Helen Fairweather and Prof Roy Sidle

Flowing stream
Neda Mardani

Thesis title

Advances in real-time satellite monitoring of flow in rivers and streams.

Supervisors

Dr Helen Fairweather and Prof Roy Sidle

Bushfire
Martyn Eliott

Thesis title

Economic evaluation of prescribed fire as a bushfire risk mitigation tool in Southeast Queensland.

Supervisor

Dr Sanjeev Srivastava

Food security
Daniela Medina Hidalgo

Thesis title

Climate change vulnerability and resilience: an assessment of the potential to achieve food and nutritional security in selected South Pacific countries.

Supervisors

Prof Patrick Nunn and Dr Harriot Beazley

Mango harvest
Mereia Fong Lomavatu

Thesis title

Post Harvest Diseases of Mango in Fiji.

Supervisor

Prof Steven Underhill

Pineapple production
Shalendra Prasad

Thesis title

Pineapple Production in Fiji.

Supervisor

Prof Steven Underhill

Medicine man
Traci Sudana

Thesis title

Becoming a medicine man: an ethnography of growing up in post-reformasi Indonesia.

Supervisors

Dr Harriot Beazley and Prof Bill Carter

Society in Papua
David Shirley

Thesis title

Fostering Innovation for Sustainable Community Development: Aligning societal and technological initiatives in Papua.

Supervisors

Prof Rodney Carter and Dr Harriot Beazley

Guttering
Luke Verstraten

Thesis title

Performance and boundary conditions of roof drainage systems with box gutters.

Supervisors

Dr Graham Ashford and A/Prof Helen Fairweather

Bangpakong River, Thailand
Pornsiri (Fa) Cheevapattananuwong

Thesis title

A positive transition for local people in an area of rapid economic development: a case study of Bangpakong River, Chachoengsao province, Thailand.

Supervisor

A/Prof Claudia Baldwin

Environmental leaders
Kimberly Camrass

Thesis title

Future shapers: a phenomenological study of young environmental leaders and the transformative experience that facilitate their development.

Supervisors

Dr Marcus Bussey and Prof Tim Smith

African refugees
Ebifie Dambo

Thesis title

A study of educational resilience amongst African refugees in South East Queensland.

Supervisor

Dr Marcus Bussey

Maar lake formation
Leigh Franks

Thesis title

Precise age determination of Indigenous Australian stories: examples of maar lake formation in Queensland.

Supervisor

Prof Patrick Nunn

Coral reef
Katherine Kelly

Thesis title

Understanding coral reef ecological processes in the east Gulf of Thailand.

Supervisors

Prof Rodney Carter and Dr Harriot Beazley

Disaster management
Madeleine Page

Thesis title

Local knowledge, communities and disaster management - a case study in South East Queensland.

Supervisors

A/Prof Jen Carter and Prof Patrick Nunn

Connection to nature
Kerrie Pickering

Thesis title

Wellbeing and connection to nature across two indigenous cultures.

Supervisors

Dr Tristan Pearce and Prof Tim Smith

Curriculum
Marguerite Westacott

Thesis title

Curriculum for uncertainty: How can fear less curriculum be developed to meet the agency needs of the future?

Supervisor

Dr Marcus Bussey

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