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Our degrees are informed by world-class research and supported by the experience of 30 experts in these fields. This means that as a Griffith graduate, you’ll be ideally positioned to take advantage of new and exciting opportunities. (Banner photo courtesy of Dr Caitlin Mollica taken whilst conducting field research in the Solomon Islands)

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PhD and research candidates play an important role in the research efforts of the Centre for Governance and Public Policy. Candidate projects are closely aligned with the Centre's research programs.

Current HDR students

Student name

Research topic

Supervisor

Beatrice Alupo  Acculturation and adaptation experiences of refugee women in Uganda

Professor Sara Davies

Dr Samid Suliman

Lizzy Ambler

A critical analysis of foreign fighter motivations and the implications for Australian and UK policy

Professor Andrew O’Neil

Assoc Professor Gideon Baker

Sofia Ammassari Women’s Participation in Political Parties: A Comparative Case Study of the Bharatiya Janata Party in India and the League in Italy

Professor Duncan McDonnell

Dr Ferran Martinez i Coma

Eslam Badawy

Foreign Aid and Institutional Reforms: A Case study of Egypt

Dr Elizabeth van Acker

Dr Tracey Arklay

Julie Ballangarry Are education policy-making processes in Australia affecting the educational outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students? Professor Ciaran O'Faircheallaigh

Dr Cosmo Howard

Lucy Campion

Aboriginal Cultural Heritage - A platform of negotiation

Professor Ciaran O’Faircheallaigh

Dr Duncan McDonnell

Sen Kwong Chang Distribution of Political Power in Federal, Quasi-Federal and Unitary States and Their
Influence on Minority Political Participation and Institutional Changes of Democratic
Countries in the World and in the United Kingdom, Spain, Canada, Australia and
New Zealand since 1970s 

Associate Professor Robyn Hollander

Dr Ferran Martinez i Coma

Ben Cooke

The Effect of Religiosity on International Order: A Comparative Historical Analysis

Professor Ian Hall

Dr Dan Halvorson

Pia Dannhauer  Centrality Under Strain - Shortcomings of ASEAN-led institutions in the Indo-Pacific

Professor Ian Hall




Professor Kai He

Shaun Drabsch

The Efficiency of Infrastructure Project Assessment and Procurement

Professor Anne Tiernan

Associate Professor Robert Bianchi

Nadia Farabi

Religious peace-building in addressing internal displacement of religious minorities in Indonesia

Associate Professor Luis Cabrera

Professor Renee Jeffery

Ibrahim Genic

Turkey's Curtailing Democracy

Dr Lee Morgenbesser

Professor Duncan McDonnell

Dongnu Guo
Western Images of Chinese Culture - A Comparative Analysis

Professor Caitlyn Byrne

Emeritus Professor Colin Mackerras

Diego Leiva

Latin American foreign policy behaviours towards China in the 21st century: a neoclassical realist analysis

Professor Ian Hall

Professor Kai He

Dr Huiyun Feng

Diana Leon-Espinoza

Gender, Politics, and the adoption of work-family policies in the Global South

Dr Elizabeth van Acker

Dr Giorel Curran

Ida Mork Larsson

Anti-Science in the Policy Process

Dr Cosmo Howard

Professor Sara Davies

Haydn McComasWorking together or working apart?  Org. culture, leadership learning, ethics and interoperability.Professor Andrew O'Neil

Professor Anne Tiernan

Professor Caitlin Byrne
Thu Nguyen International Refugee Law in Southeast Asia

Professor Sara Davies

Professor Renee Jeffery

Jane Olsen

Regulating reprisal risks, responses and remedies: Towards an effective oversight model

Professor AJ Brown

Professor John Kane
Phyu Phyu Oo Sexual and gender-based violence in armed conflict areas: a case study of Myanmar

Professor Sara Davies

Dr Caitlin Mollica

Pandanus Petter Australian MPs in the Electorate: Constituency Work and the Problem of Representation

Dr Cosmo Howard

Dr Annika Werner

Sovinda Po  Congrats to the Mekong?: Factors Influencing Chinese Establishment of the Lancang-Mekong
Cooperation

Professor Andrew O'Neil

Dr Huiyun Feng

Teesta Prakash

Australia's Official Development Assistance to India: In the Donor's Interest?

Professor Ian Hall

Professor Sara Davies

Madeleine Pugin  An investigation into the UNDRIP in Australia and the struggle of Indigenous identity in SEQ

Professor Sara Davies

Professor Ciaran O'Faircheallaigh

Athaulla Rasheed  China-South Asia Relations and Trade

Dr Giorel Curran

Dr Huiyun Feng

Fatima Raza

The Ideological shift of Pakistan and its effects on sectarian violence

Dr Dan Halvorson

Associate Professor Halim Rane

Melodie Ruwet Small Island States foreign policies: balancing geopolitical realities and domestic aspirations

Professor Sara Davies

Professor Andrew O'Neil

Bart Stanford  Why are Indigenous Australians still under-represented in federal politics?

Professor Duncan McDonnell

Professor Ciaran O'Faircheallaigh

Edy Susilo The Battle against corruption in Indonesia’s Municipalities; A guide to diagnosis, strategy and Implementation

Professor AJ Brown

Professor John Kane

Bikram TimilsinaThe role of external actors in Nepal’s peace process

Professor Sara Davies

Professor Renee Jeffery

Dimitri Tsakas

The Role of The Holy See as a "Hyper-Power" in International Relations

Professor Ian Hall

Dr Lee Morgenbesser

Professor Haig Patapan

Daniel W. Tuominen Szabo Extraordinary Decisions: Migrant Decision-Making on the Sahara Desert Crossing 

Associate Professor Luis Cabrera

Dr Lee Morgenbesser

Mun Vong Mass organisations in Southeast Asia

Dr Stephen McCarthy

Dr Lee Morgenbesser

Professor John Kane

Emilia Yustiningrum

The Policy of Natural Disaster Management in Indonesia: Challenges to Domestic and Foreign Policies

Professor Andrew O’Neil

Dr Huiyun Feng

Congratulations to our Higher Degree Research students on their Conferrals 2018 -

Dr Huma Siddiqi -  The Failure of Police Reform in Pakistan: What Police Order 2002 reveals about the challenges confronting democratic consolidation

Dr Elise Stephenson - Women's Leadership In Australian International-facing Agencies

Dr Charles Asante - Ghana's Foreign Policy Post-Independence: A study of Kwame Nkrumah's Pan-Africanism

Dr Venessa Ercole - Nietzsche, Care of Self and the Risk of Dionysian Transfiguration

Dr Bradley McConachie - The Future of Australia-China Relations: Can International Education Deliver a Network of Informed Opinion Leaders?

Dr Morgan Rees - Variations in Decisions to Use Force in American Foreign Policy - From George H.W. Bush to Barack Obama

Dr Ahmed Al-Dulaimi - From Negative to Positive Legislator? Response to Unconstitutional Legislative Omission As a Case Study in the Changing Roles of Constitutional Courts

Dr Samuel Ankamah - When do Anti-Corruption Agencies Need Society? A Study of the Nature and Effectiveness of Interactions between Horizontal Accountability Agencies and Social Accountability Actors in Three Australian States

Dr Sean Barry - Hard Labor: The Political Economy of Economics Policy Reform in Australia

Dr Michael Davis - Australian Engagement with China (1972-2018): A Cluster Concept Assessment

Dr Jacob Deem - Subsidiarity's Quest for Meaning: Understanding the Political Culture of Subsidiarity in Australia, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom

Dr Caitlin Mollica - Interpreting Youth Representation in Transitional Justice

Dr Kevin You - Elusive Agents of Inclusion: Business Interest Associations in the Political Economies of Sri Lanka and Indonesia

Dr Lucy West - The Confines of the Rule of Law in Contemporary Cambodia: Political Culture and Legal-Institutional Framework

Congratulations to our Higher Degree Research students on their Conferrals 2013 - 2017

Dr Malin Karlsson - Unstable Elite Relations and their Reproduction: From Mogadishu to the Afghan Region

Dr Thi Hong Nguyen - Changing Constitutionalism in Vietnam: Examining the Factors that Support or Hinder the Transition of the Vietnamese Constitution to liberal Democratic Constitutionalism

Dr Carl Olive - Living traditions: An examination of the theoretical and philosophical tensions in Australian constitutionalism

Dr Ronaldus Pol - Effective sentinels or unwitting money launderers? The policy effectiveness of combatting illicit financial flows through professional facilitators (lawyers, accountants and real estate agents)

Dr Mubashar Hasan - Ummah(s), Islam and Politics in Bangladesh

Dr Mumita Tanjeela - Untold Stories: Women's Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation in Bangladesh

Dr Henry Boer - Governing Forests and Carbon: Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) in Indonesia

Dr Manuel de Jesus Losada Sierra - Thinking from the Margins:  The Victims of History in Levinas and Metz

Dr Andrea Haefner - Cooperation and Conflict in Transboundary River Basins: The Mekong, Danube and La Plata River Basins

Mr James Hondros - Implementing National Disability Service Standards: What Street Level Bureaucrats Exercise Discretion for in the Provision of Employment Services (Masters)

Dr Frank Jones - National Security Policy and Strategy Since 1945: A Security Studies Perspective (By publication)

Dr Mary-Ann McQuestin - The Rudd Government's Cooperative Federalism Reform Agenda 2007 - 2010

Dr Cathy Moloney - Profit and Proliferation: A Study of Australian and Canadian Nuclear Policy

Dr Lee Morgenbesser - Why do Authoritarian Regimes Hold Elections?

Dr Meghan Bond - Grassroots Climate Action in Australia: Visions, Practices and Innovation

Dr Glenn Kefford - Has Australian Federal Politics Become Presidentialized?

Dr Chandani Panditharatne - An Appropriate Climate Change Adaptation Policy for Sri Lanka

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