RHD Student Profiles

Student Profiles


Project Title


Aliya Abbasi The mobilization of political support to strengthen children's rights and improve poor children's well being: the case of street working children in Pakistan Dr Heloise Weber & Prof Roland Bleiker
Philip Alesin Environment of Vulnerability and Support: Investigating NGOs' Interventions in the Boko Haram-Induced Internal Displacement in Nigeria Dr 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
Kym Beeston Sharing witness: images of humanitarian crises in a new media landscape Prof Roland Bleiker
Prudence Brown

New ways of working? Policy framing and bureaucratic mindsets in Australian remote Indigenous policy.

Prof Brian Head & Dr Elizabeth Strakosch
Fiona Bucknall The impact of the internet on sex work Dr Barbara Sullivan & Dr Rae Wear
David Burgener An investigation of David Bohm's theory of dialogue as an approach to conflict resolution Dr Morgan Brigg, Dr Lee Wilson & Prof Roland Bleiker
Federica Caso The Body and the Militarisation of Society Prof Roland Bleiker & Dr Seb Kaempf
Emir Chairullah Elites and the Negotiation of Special Autonomy Policy in Papua, Indonesia Dr Lee Wilson & Dr Morgan Brigg
Jun Yan Chang Whither macrosecuritisation? Southeast Asia, the cold war, the global war on terror and the China threat A/Prof Matt McDonald
Lorraine Cherney The design and implementation of gambling regulation: A Queensland case study Prof Brian Head & Dr Alastair Stark
William Church Skeptical conservatism: an examination of Michael Oakeshott's political thought A/Prof David Martin Jones & Dr Catherine Curtis
Janet Collier Towards a brighter future - rebuilding the lives of survivors of human trafficking in Vietnam Dr Melissa Curley
Katja Cooper The Rudd/Gillard Government, Asylum Seekers, and the Politics of Norm Contestation A/Prof Matt McDonald & Dr Phil Orchard
Paul Crawford Human rights: a cause of insecurity? Prof Roland Bleiker & A/Prof Matt McDonald
Cheryl Creed You Never Heard Us - You Only Heard You A/Prof Jon Willis & Dr Elizabeth Strakosch
Ashleigh Croucher Climate Change and International Security A/Prof Matt McDonald & Dr Phil Orchard
Rebecca Dew Hannah Arendt, Utopia and the Ideology of Modernity: An Existential Exploration A/Prof David Martin Jones & A/Prof Marguerite La Caze
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
Faiza El-Higzi A regional study of Muslim women leadership within the context of society, religion and culture Dr Nicole George
Jan Fadnes Understanding emotions in conflict mediation Prof Roland Bleiker & A/Prof Andrew Phillips
Declan Franke Fear and Loathing in Washington D.C: Reagan, Central America and the Emotional Paroxysms of U.S. Foreign Policy Prof Roland Bleiker
Hridesh Gajurel Agential space for corporate social responsibility in financialized capitalism Prof Stephen Bell
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 How have developing countries used climate justice as a mechanism for change within climate change negotiations? Dr Martin Weber
Kate Higgins Understanding strengths in local government in rural Melanesia Dr Anne Brown & Dr Morgan Brigg
Josie Hornung

The consensual use of force: Preventing mass atrocities

Prof Christian Reus-Smit
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 concept of the responsibility to protect: the bases for preventing mass atrocity crimes in Africa Prof Alex Bellamy
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
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
Elena Jeffreys The International sex worker movement. Dr Barbara Sullivan & Dr Alissa Macoun
Aaron Johnstone

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

Prof Stephen Bell
Karen Jones Kiwi Across the Ditch - An Explanatory Interpretation of the 2001 (and Subsequent) Changes to Policy in the Context of the Trans-Tasman Travel Agreement Prof Katharine Gelber & Dr Alastair Stark
Simon Kelly The institutional role of "Think Tanks" in mainland China's macroeconomic policy and decision making  Prof Stephen Bell & Dr Alastair Stark
Jessica Kirk Ebola and the politics of securitization A/Prof Matt McDonald
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 Indonesian foreign policy and ASEAN A/Prof Andrew Phillips & A/Prof Matt McDonald
Allan Layug Taking theory seriously Prof Chris Reus-Smit and Dr Richard Shapcott
Luu Dieu Duc Le Redefining disaster resilience, comparative lessons on the role of the community from Southeast Asia: case studies of Indonesia and Vietnam Dr Alastair Stark
Jan Mairhoefer Political risk (Assessment) and its impact on institutional investment Prof Stephen Bell
Brigette Metzler What impact does men's use of parental leave have on women's experiences in paid employment? Prof Gillian Whitehouse
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 Dr Morgan Brigg & A/Prof Jon Willis & Dr Carlos Rivera
Beth Morrison Compensation for Killing: The US Military Practice of Compensating for Collateral Damage Dr Sebastian Kaempf & Prof Christian Reus-Smit
Chi Nguyrn Ngo The Asian Security Community (ASC): Challenges and Advantages in Building Security and Stability in South East Asia Dr Noel Morada & A/Prof David Martin Jones
Ririn Nurhayati Assessment on the implementation of the norm of responsibility to protect in Indonesia Prof Tim Dunne & A/Prof Richard Devetak
Robert Orsted-Jensen The press and the government indigenous policy in colonial Queensland 1877-1880 Dr Morgan Brigg, Prof Stephen Bell & Noel Loos
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 Dr. Phil Orchard
Robert Potter How middle powers seek security A/Prof Andrew Phillips & A/Prof Shahar Hameiri
Megan Price Justifying the use of force to international audiences A/Prof Matt McDonald
Neil Renic To what extent are the existing moral and legal frameworks used to legitimise the killing of combatants in war challenged by the emergence of risk free and increasingly post human US warfare Dr Sebastian Kaempf & Prof Christian Reus-Smit
Humaira Shafi Islamic Law on inheritance: Potential to emancipate women in Pakistan? Dr Nicole George & Diane Zetlin
Shreya Singh Visual 'constructions' of threat: nuclear North Korea and India in US media projections Prof Roland Bleiker
Ryan Smith Migration Games: Multi-level Contestation over 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 Indigenous story lines: health and wellbeing Dr Morgan Brigg & A/Prof Jon Willis
Marvin Starominski-Uehara Individual Risk Perception and Flood Mitigation: An Empirical Study of Protective Actions in Australia Dr Alastair Stark, Dr Simon Blomberg & Dr Wouter Botzen
Mardyanto Tryatmoko Asymmetrical decentralisation, multiple ethnic-nationalism, and multilayered conflicts in Papua Dr Morgan Brigg & Dr Lee Wilson
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 The impact of the public policy of privatisation in the education sector on democracy in Australia Prof Katharine Gelber & Dr Elizabeth Strakosch
Matthew Weatherby

Disaster Recovery and Policy Implementation: public asset restoration in the aftermath of the Queensland natural disasters

Dr Alastair Stark & Dr Ryan Walter
Tania White The justification and operationalization of contemporary Indigenous child removals as part of the ongoing settler colonial project Dr Morgan Brigg, Dr Barbara Sullivan & Dr Jon Willis
Shannon Zimmerman Counterterrorism and Protection of Civilians in UN Peacekeeping Operations Prof Tim Dunne, Dr Jeni Whalan, & Dr Charles Hunt