HDR students

A selection of our current Higher Degree Research students and their projects are listed here:

Jordan Akhurst

Does Yes mean Yes:  How do Australian university residential college students understand and practice sexual consent?

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Kelsey Adams

Rape acknowledgement as a multidimensional, temporally sensitive process.

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Irena Bukhshtaber

AI in recruitment and looking at bias and discrimination as well as the technology in practice in Australia using the Australian ethical framework.

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Amy Couper

Understanding Perceptions of Human-wildlife Conflict and Policy Responses: An Examination of the Western Australian Shark Hazard Mitigation Drum Line Program 2013-2014.

Principal Supervisor


Stephen Edward de Weger

Reporting clergy sexual misconduct against adults to Roman Catholic church authorities: An analysis of survivor perspectives.

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Jamie-Lee Emmanuel

Secondary victimisation in cases of clergy perpetrated child sexual abuse in Australia.

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Associate Supervisor


Alicia Feldman

Environmental Equifinality: (Re)examining predictors of specific responsible environmental behaviours in Australian recreational fishing environments.

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Associate Supervisor


Melissa Giles

Re-working narratives: How professional writers make sense of and adapt to vision-related reading difficulties

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Gisella Lopes Gomes Pinto Ferreira

Preventing Teenage Intimate Partner Violence: Advocate Perceptions of Education Programs in the Global South.

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Ingrid Casandra Valladares Gonzalez

Youth and Peacebuilding: The Role of Youth-led Social Movements in Latin America.

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Associate Supervisor


Elianor Gerrard

Beyond boom, bust and coal dust: Understanding community actor’s experience of and participation in the (just) transition of their region.

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Annissa Hansen

Information and Communication Technology in Aged Care: How is it shaping the workplace environment?

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Emma Hussey

The performances of paedophile hunters both online and offline.

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Associate Supervisor


Rebecca Keane

Negotiating with Terrorists: A critical analysis of hostage negotiation methodologies within policing sieges.

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Associate Supervisor


Maria Hameed Khan

Analysing Media Framing of Women in Contemporary Australian Business Leadership.

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Michael King

Pathways and Partnerships: A study of private policing economic crime in Australia.

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Johanna Kingsman

What is the impact of rites of passage programs in secondary schools on adolescent males’ transition to adulthood?

Principal Supervisor

Khurram Malik

Authorised push payment (APP) fraud and open banking in Australia.

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Associate Supervisor


Freya McLachlan

Predicting Intimate Partner Homicide: Key risk factors and the heterogeneity of male offenders.

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Matthew Morgan

Policing Vulnerability: An examination of police responses to persons with mental illness.

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Associate Supervisor


Shalini Nataraj-Hansen

Discourses of the Fraud Justice Network in Australia: How victims and offenders of romance and investment scams are perceived.

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Associate Supervisor


Judith A Newton

Facebook Activism and the Fight against Forced Labour: Slacktivism, Clicktivism and Offline Participation.

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Megan Parker

The characterisation of youth who sexually offend by judicial decision makers.

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Rebecca Pollard

Intimate Partner Violence in Australian Defence Force Families

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Associate Supervisor


María Victoria Puyol

Women’s movements, State, and Violence against Women: The emergence and transformation of Women’s Police Stations in Argentina, 1988-2018

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Emma Rees

Exploring the experiences of children and young people subjected to child sexual exploitation in Queensland.

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Linda Renouf

Aboriginal Young People in Care: How are traditional connections to culture and Country maintained for Aboriginal young people in Care?

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Rahul Sinha Roy

Victimisation Experiences of Male Same-sex Digital Dating Platform Users in India: An Exploratory Study.

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Diogenes Eli Casas Samper

The Relationship between Climate Change and National Security.

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Associate Supervisor


Sahana Sarkar

Women’s Experiences and Responses to Cyber-Violence in India & Australia.

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Tiffany Sutherland

Missing Persons Cases in the Australian Media: A Descriptive Analysis of Coverage and Representations.

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Associate Supervisor

External Supervisor: Dr Dean Biron


Amos Tay

Examining the Impact of Learning Technologies on Social Justice in Higher Education

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Ashley Watson

Filicide and Child Abuse: An Australian Study.

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Associate Supervisor