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Honorary Fellows

  • Prof. Nicola Ansell
  • Dr Alex Baumber
  • Prof. Noel Castree
  • Dr David Curtis
  • Dr Olivia Dun
  • Dr Gillian Gregory
  • Prof. Lesley Head
  • Dr Paul Hodge

Current PhD Students

Drauzio Annunciato
‘Reconfiguring the value of mangrove ecosystems. The social and cultural value of mangroves in Australia and Brazil in a blue carbon context’.
Supervisors: Dr Jenny Atchison and Prof. Gordon Waitt

Lance Barrie
‘The embodied dimensions of endurance cycling and the formation of gendered cycling identities’.
Supervisors: Prof. Gordon Waitt and Dr Chris Brennan-Horley

Rebecca Campbell
‘Food and kitchens as gendered household sustainability practice in Pacific Island migrant households’.
Supervisors Prof. Gordon Waitt and Dr Nicholas Gill

Vanessa Cavanagh
‘Exploring the lived experiences and aspirations of Aboriginal women’s participation in cultural burning practices in NSW’.
Supervisors: A/Prof. Michael Adams and Dr Laura Hammersley

Freya Croft
‘Historical representations of oceans’.
Supervisors: A/Prof. Michael Adams and Dr Jenny Atchison.

Ryan Frazer
‘Thinking care through assemblage: the corporeal politics of volunteering with refugees’.
Supervisors: Prof. Gordon Waitt & Prof. Ian Buchanan.

Ananth Gopal
‘Growing cultures: cultivating culturally diverse ecological knowledge’.
Supervisors: Prof. Lesley Head and Dr Natascha Klocker

Ren Hu
‘Australian agricultural restructuring and farmers’ responses: a case study of the Illawarra region, New South Wales’.
Supervisors: A/Prof. Nicholas Gill and Dr Andrew Warren

Kiera Kent
‘Children’s play encounters: materiality and more-than-human theory’.
Supervisors: Dr Leah Gibbs and Dr Natascha Klocker

Sophie-May Kerr
‘Living with children in apartments: sharing, materials and space’.
Supervisors: Dr Natascha Klocker and Prof. Chris Gibson

Shefali Junega Lakhina
‘Resilient together: engaging the knowledge and capacities of refugees for a disaster resilient Illawarra’.
Supervisors: Dr Christine Eriksen, Prof. Noel Castree and A/Prof. Nicholas Gill

Marc Llewellyn
'An Examination of the Relationships that the People of Rarotonga have with Native and Non-Native Species; in order to Inform Conservation Strategy on the Island'.
Supervisors: Dr Jenny Atchison and A/Prof. Nicholas Gill

Craig Lyons
'Making things, producing culture, housing people? Competing visions of industrial land use in the contemporary city'.
Supervisors: Prof. Chris Gibson and Prof. Pauline McGuirk

M. Abdul Malak
'Exploring the climatic and anthropogenic challenges to build livelihood vulnerability and resilience of Tanguar Haor in Bangladesh'.
Supervisors: Dr Jenny Atchison and Prof. Noel Castree.

Hilton Penfold
'Material Geographies of the Tiny House: Downsizing the 'Great Australian Dream' for Sustainability'.
Supervisors: Prof. Gordon Waitt and Prof. Pauline McGuirk

Vivian Pham
‘Low-carbon retrofit for community housing and household resilience’.
Supervisors: Dr Leah Gibbs, Prof. Gordon Waitt and Prof. Paul Cooper

Leigh Robinson
‘The highs and lows of the airport: volunteering in an intensely mobile space’.
Supervisors: Dr Thomas Birtchnell and Prof. Peter Caputi

Inka Santala
‘Sharing Cities: new strategies for communal sharing’.
Supervisors: Prof. Pauline McGuirk and Prof. Chris Gibson

Ville Santala
'From experimentations to collaborative governance: The role and implications of experimentations in shaping Australian smart cities'.
Supervisors: Prof. Pauline McGuirk and Dr Nicole Cook

Makrita Solitei
'Managing Waste in Indigenous Communities Through a 3D Printing Centric Circular Economy'.
Supervisors: Dr Thomas Birtchnell and Dr Tillman Boehme

Razia Sultana
‘Urban Green Infrastructure in the Global South: adapting slums to climate change in Dhaka, Bangladesh’.
Supervisors: Dr Thomas Birtchnell and A/Prof. Nicholas Gill

Alexander Tindale
‘Contesting the urban myth of ethnic segregation’.
Supervisors: Dr Natascha Klocker, Dr Chris Brennan-Horley and Prof. Chris Gibson

Stephanie Toole
‘Climate change adaptation in culturally-diverse Australian households’.
Supervisors: Dr Natascha Klocker and Prof. Lesley Head

Justin Westgate
‘Responding to crisis: creative practices in volatile spaces’.
Supervisors: Prof. Chris Gibson and Dr Anja Kanngieser

Carrie Wilkinson
‘Saving water for a rainy day: thinking through the materiality, agency and assemblage of water tanks and tank water in a changing climate’.
Supervisors: Dr Leah Gibbs and Prof. Gordon Waitt

Alexandre York
'Enhanced Humans, Robotics and the Future of Work'
Supervisors: Dr Thomas Birtchnell and Dr Tillman Boehme

Recently completed HDR Students

2018

Chantel Carr
‘Maintenance and repair beyond the perimeter of the plant: materials, skills and household life in the industrial city’.
Supervisors: Prof. Chris Gibson and Prof. Lesley Head

Susannah Clement
‘Walking together: child and parent pedestrian mobilities in Wollongong City centre’.
Supervisors: Gordon Waitt and Ian Buchanan

Shaun McKiernan
Management, agency and belonging: exploring invasive plant management in high amenity rural areas’.
Supervisors: A/Prof. Nicholas Gill and Dr Jenny Atchison

Nick Skilton
‘Privilege and marginalization in Australia’s national imaginary: constructions of mining and sex worker identities through technologies of power’.
Supervisors: Prof. Chris Gibson and Dr Leah Gibbs

Elyse Stanes
'Making space: young people’s routines of consumption and implications for the cultural economy of sustainability’.
Supervisors: Prof. Chris Gibson and Dr Natascha Klocker

2017

Charles Gillon
‘Houses built on sand: rethinking homemaking, materiality, and cultures of nature in a coastal master-planned estate’.
Supervisors: Dr Leah Gibbs and Prof. Chris Gibson

Ellen van Holstein
‘Community and Ownership: a relational study of community gardens’.
Supervisors: Prof. Lesley Head and Dr Leah Gibbs

2016

Amanda Edwards
‘More-than-human knowing, showing, and sharing in human/landscape fire relationships’.
Supervisors: A/Prof. Nicholas Gill and Prof. Ross Bradstock

Victoria Ikutegbe
‘A phenomenological study of gardening practices and invasive plant management in the Sydney Basin’.
Supervisors: A/Prof. Nicholas Gill and Prof. Noel Castree

Heather Moorcroft
‘Engagements between Indigenous Australians and environmental NGOs’.
Supervisors: Prof. Lesley Head, A/Prof. Michael Adams and Dr Jack Baker

Last reviewed: 5 July, 2018