HDR Student Profiles

Student Profiles


Project Title


Aliya Abbasi A Critical Examination of Pakistan’s Legal Commitments to the UNCRC: Welfare Concerns and Disciplinary Measures Dr Heloise Weber & Prof Roland Bleiker
Mujibur Rahman Abid American hegemonic rule and nativist resistance in post- 9/11 Afghanistan: A Postcolonial Analysis Dr Heloise Weber & Dr Samid Suliman
Philip Alesin

The Impact of Pre-existing Conditions of States on Humanitarian Effectiveness in Complex Emergency Environments: The Case of Boko Haram-Affected Northeast Nigeria

A/Prof Jacinta O'Hagan & A/Prof Phil Orchard
Lina Alexandra Perceptions Matter: How the Changing Views on the Principles of Consent, Impartiality and Non-Use of Force Influence the Nature of Indonesia's Contributions to United Nations Peace Operations Prof Alex Bellamy & Dr Sarah E. Teitt
Linda Apelt The evolution of disability policy reform in Australia Prof Brian Head, Prof Stephen Bell, A/Prof Karen Nankervis & Dr Donna McDonald
Christopher Barlow The dynamic of contractual relationships between not-for-profit organisations and government funding bodies, particularly in the human services field. Dr Frank Mols & Dr Alastair Stark
Nicola Barnett State Reputation and Australian Asylum-Seeker Policies, 2001-2015 Prof Katharine Gelber & Dr Melissa Curley
Anna Carlson Captured: Recognition and oversight in the settler colonial city Dr Elizabeth Strakosch & Dr Carlos Rivera Santana
Federica Caso The Body and the Militarisation of Post-Conscription Societies: An Aesthetic Approach Prof Roland Bleiker & Dr Seb Kaempf
Emir Chairullah Elites and the Negotiation of Special Autonomy Policy in Papua, Indonesia Dr Lee Wilson & A/Prof Morgan Brigg
Jun Yan Chang Dragon or Panda? The United States and the Macrosecuritisation of the "China Threat" A/Prof Matt McDonald & A/Prof Andrew Phillips
Lorraine Cherney The design and implementation of gambling regulation: A Queensland case study Prof Brian Head & Dr Alastair Stark
Sreang Chheat Local Politics in Decentralized Cambodia: Political Parties, Civil Society, and Election Dr Melissa Curley
Janet Collier Towards a brighter future - rebuilding the lives of survivors of human trafficking in Vietnam Dr Melissa Curley & Dr Alastair Stark
Heidi Cooper The rise of the disempowered citizen and its impact on the development of effective responses to the Climate-Energy nexus Prof Karen Hussey & Prof Chris Greig
Katja Cooper The Rudd/Gillard Government, Asylum Seekers, and the Politics of Norm Contestation A/Prof Matt McDonald & A/Prof Phil Orchard
Paul Crawford The problem of securitizing refugees: migration, identity, and ontological security Prof Roland Bleiker & A/Prof Matt McDonald
Thi Hong Hanh Dinh ASEAN’s role in the formation of East Asia order Prof Alex Bellamy & Dr Sarah Teitt 
William Dodt How can public inquiries enhance accountabilities and mechanisms for redress? Assessing the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Institutional Care. Prof Brian Head & Prof Karen Healy
Andrew Dougall Illiberal nationalism, communicative technologies, and the contours of modern international order Prof Christian Reus-Smit & Dr Sebastian Kaempf
Faiza El-Higzi

Gender, Islam and the political process of Islamic family law reform in Malaysia 

Dr Nicole George& Dr Gerhard Hoffstaedter
Jan Fadnes Mediation in international conflicts: The neutral, empowering and pressing mediator Prof Roland Bleiker & A/Prof Andrew Phillips
Chloe FitzPatrick Cyber peace: The potential of cyber doctrine and capabilities to support current models of peacekeeping Prof Alex Bellamy
Hridesh Gajurel Taming Impatient Capital: A Comparative Institutional Analysis of Corporate Short-Termism Prof Stephen Bell & Dr Ryan Walter
Rajni Gamage Small State-Major Power Dynamics in the IOR: Domestic Determinants of an Autonomous Foreign Policy A/Prof Shahar Hameiri & A/Prof Andrew Phillips
Morgan Gibson Anarchism, critical theory and emancipation: Towards the realisation of an ideal speech situation Dr Martin Weber & Prof Katharine Gelber
Juliette Gout The Enlightenment revisited: Examining the intersection of the Enlightenment, the public sphere and international political theory A/Prof Richard Devetak & Dr Ryan Walter
Larissa Hansford Containing the climate change debate: Hegemony and domination in Australian climate justice discourse Dr Martin Weber & A/Prof Matt McDonald
Josie Hornung

The Pre-emptive Use of Force for Atrocity Prevention

Prof Christian Reus-Smit & Prof Alex Bellamy
Bernadette Hyland-Wood Open government data uptake for environmental policy: The relative importance of leaders fostering a sharing mindset Dr Frank Mols & Prof Karen Hussey 
Faisal Idris The politics of anti-human trafficking: advocacy networks, the state, and political opportunity structures in Indonesia Dr Melissa Curley & Dr Frank Mols
Obinna Ifediora A Critical Analysis of the Responsibility to Protect Principle: The Bases of Implementation in Africa Prof Alex Bellamy & Dr Jeni Whalan
Galih Imaduddin The Management of Knowledge in the Public Sector: A Qualitative case study of Knowledge Sharing Practices among Indonesian Primary Care Professionals Dr Ryan Walter and Dr Samantha Hollingworth
Kiriloi Ingram

Identity and Gender Construction in Islamic State Information Operations Strategy

Dr Sebastian Kaempf & A/Prof Andrew Phillips
Kate Irwin Guarding Gotham: Echoes Through Time in the NYPD's Policing of Violent Extremism A/Prof Andrew Phillips, A/Prof David Martin Jones & Dr Gentry White
Aaron Johnstone

Business associations and their role in public policy formulation and implementation: an international comparison of the aggregates industry

Prof Stephen Bell
Helena Kajlich Racism in the Australian Health System: logics of racialisation and Coronial Inquests Dr Elizabeth Strakosch & Dr Chelsea Bond
Simon Kelly Historical Institutionalist Analysis of China's Local Government Debt Prof Stephen Bell & Dr Alastair Stark
Jessica Kirk Debating Ebola: Contestation and Construction in the US Securitization of the 2014-2015 West African Outbreak A/Prof Matt McDonald & A/Prof Shahar Hameiri
Chandra Kusuma East Asia Regional Governance and Domestic Policies of Portfolio Investment in Post-Asian Financial Crisis: The Case of Indonesia Dr Melissa Curley, A/Prof Shahar Hameiri, Prof Stephen Bell
Raditya Kusumaningprang Middle Powers and the Re-negotiation of Regional Order in East Asia: The Case of Indonesia A/Prof Andrew Phillips & A/Prof Matt McDonald
Allan Layug Global International Theory: Rethinking Order in World Politics Prof Chris Reus-Smit and Dr Richard Shapcott
Luu Dieu Duc Le Balancing Resilience in a Developing Context: Disaster Management in Vietnam Dr Alastair Stark & A/Prof Nicole George
Erin Lord-Lynch The micro-politics of education: How do students and teachers negotiate relations of power within the Queensland Education system? Dr Martin Weber & Prof Roland Bleiker
Jan Mairhoefer

Financial Market Tolerance of Government Debt: Understanding tolerance for government debt and the economic and political factors considered

Prof Stephen Bell & Dr Ryan Walter
Trilochan Malla

Protection of Civilians’ in contemporary United Nations Peacekeeping operations; Peacekeepers’ perspectives on practical implementation.

Prof Alex Bellamy
Suzanne Maloney Women and retirement Prof Gillian Whitehouse & Prof David Peetz
Elizabeth Marx

Leon Keyserling: A Case Study in Political Entrepreneurship and Institutional Change in Mid-Century American Economic Policy

Dr Frank Mols & Dr Ryan Walter
Amy McQuire Media representations of violence in regional and urban Aboriginal communities and its impact on policy Dr Alissa Macoun & A/Prof Jon Willis
Brigette Metzler What impact does men's use of parental leave have on women's experiences in paid employment? Prof Gillian Whitehouse & Dr Belinda Hewitt
Maxwell Mitropoulos Black Bodies in the Settler's Chains: Exploring the operation of settler colonialism through the use of restraints on Aboriginal people in Australia A/Prof Morgan Brigg & A/Prof Jon Willis & Dr Carlos Rivera
James Morris Every Trigger Finger Has a Story - An Examination of Child Soldier Recruitment Patterns in the Middle East Region A/Prof Marianne Hanson & Dr Tristan Dunning 
Beth Morrison Compensation for Killing: The US Military Practice of Compensating for Collateral Damage Dr Sebastian Kaempf & Prof Christian Reus-Smit
Molly Murphy Offensive Speech and Hate Speech in the Media Prof Katharine Gelber & Dr Ryan Walter
Ririn Nurhayati Sovereignty and Responsibility in Indonesia Prof Tim Dunne & A/Prof Richard Devetak
Kristy Parker Indigenous knowledges and universities Dr Barbara Sullivan & Dr Alissa Macoun
Mutiare Pertiwi

Indonesia and the Global Refugee Regime: the Evolving Norms and Politics of Protection in an Outlier State

A/Prof Jacinta O'Hagan and A/Prof Phil Orchard
Megan Price The Politics of International Legitimacy: Indonesia and Sri Lanka's justifications for the use of force A/Prof Matt McDonald & A/Prof Sarah Percy
Luisa Ryan The sharpest tool in the box: Evaluating MONUSCO’S FIB and the effectiveness of UN Peacekeeping’s robust turn Prof Alex Bellamy & Dr Charles Hunt
Jack Shield An Ethics of Translation in International Politics Prof Christian Reus-Smit & A/Prof Sarah Percy
Shreya Singh Visualizing India and North Korea's Nuclear Tests Prof Roland Bleiker& Prof Ian Hall
Ryan Smith Migration Games: Sovereignty and Migration Governance in the European Union and the United States of America A/Prof Andrew Phillips & Prof Katharine Gelber
Mohsen Solhdoost Asymmetric balancing and destabilization of the Middle East Dr Phil Orchard, Dr Martin Weber & A/Prof David Martin Jones
Shea Spierings Aboriginal perspectives on selfhood and criminalisation  A/Prof Morgan Brigg & A/Prof Jon Willis
Mardyanto Tryatmoko The Institutionalisation of Special Autonomy as Ethnic Conflict Resolution? The Case of Papua, Indonesia A/Prof Morgan Brigg & Dr Lee Wilson
Ahmad Rizky M. Umar The Idea of Asia in World Politics Prof Christian Reus-Smit & A/Prof Jacinta O'Hagan 
Minh Vu The makings of China, Japan, and Vietnam, an international history of nation-state transformations in East Asia Prof Christian Reus-Smit & A/Prof Andrew Phillips
Kelly Wade-Johnson Contesting legitimacy: terrorist organisations and legitimacy-seeking behaviours A/Prof David Martin Jones, A/Prof Andrew Phillips, A/Prof Shahar Hameiri & Prof Tim Dunne
Sarah Warner Changing Citizen and State Relations: as explored through contemporary school education policy in Australia Dr Alissa Macoun, Prof Katharine Gelber & Dr Elizabeth Strakosch
Tania White The justification and operationalization of contemporary Indigenous child removals as part of the ongoing settler colonial project A/Prof Morgan Brigg, Dr Barbara Sullivan & A/Prof Jon Willis
Michael Wray Special operations and intelligence agencies on the modern battlefield: shaping policy and issues of legality A/Prof Sarah Percy
Shannon Zimmerman Counterterrorism and Protection of Civilians in UN Peacekeeping Operations Prof Tim Dunne, Dr Jeni Whalan, & Dr Charles Hunt