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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.

HDR students

Student name

Research topic

Supervisor

Beatrice Alupo Acculturation and adaptation experiences of refugee women in Uganda

Associate 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

Charles Asante

Ghana’s relationship with UN Peacekeeping

Associate Professor Sara Davies

Associate Professor Lou Cabrera

Associate Professor Wesley Widmaier (external)

Eslam Badawy

Foreign Aid and Institutional Reforms: A Case study of Egypt

Dr Elizabeth van Acker

Dr Tracey Arklay

Lucy Campion

Aboriginal Cultural Heritage - A platform of negotiation

Professor Ciaran O’Faircheallaigh

Dr Duncan McDonnell

Sen Kwong ChangDistribution 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

Trang Dang

The impact and significance of Federal Reforms to Aboriginal land in the Northern Territory

Professor Ciaran O’Faircheallaigh

Dr Catherine Howlett

Shaun Drabsch

The Efficiency of Infrastructure Project Assessment and Procurement

Professor Anne Tiernan

Associate Professor Robert Bianchi

Venessa Ercole

Nietzsche,Dionysus and Self-Overcoming

Associate Professor Gideon Baker

Professor Haig Patapan

Anne Hogan Tom Burns and the Labor Machine

Associate Professor Robyn Hollander

Dr Tracey Arklay

Professor John Wanna

Patrick Keane Rethinking populism: Can populists also be progressives? What is progressive populism?

Professor John Wanna

Dr Tracey Arklay

Robert Lamontagne

Transnational corruption, development and enrolment in the neoliberal order: Australian case studies

Professor Renee Jeffery

Professor AJ Brown

Professor Jason Sharman (external)

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 Latin America

Dr Elizabeth van Acker

Dr Giorel Curran

Ida Mork Larsson

Anti-Science in the Policy Process

Dr Cosmo Howard

Associate Professor Sara Davies

Thu Nguyen International Refugee Law in Southeast Asia

Associate Professor Sara Davies

Professor Renee Jeffery

Phyu Phyu OoSexual reproductive health for adolescents in armed conflict areas of Myanmar

Associate Professor Sara Davies

Dr Caitlin Mollica

Pandanus Petter Building a Cartel on Shifting Sands: Party Communication Strategy in Conditions of Post-Modernity

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

Associate Professor Sara Davies

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

Morgan Rees

Australia's role in the promotion of the responsibility to protect in the Asia-Pacific region.

Associate Professor Sara Davies

Associate Professor Luis  Cabrera

Associate Professor Wes Widmaier (external)

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

Professor Andrew O'Neil

Associate Professor Sara Davies

Huma Siddiqi

Decentralization, Socio- Ethnic Divide and Strategic Role of Bureaucratic Institutions

Professor John Kane

Dr Huiyun Feng

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

Professor Duncan McDonnell

Professor Ciaran O'Faircheallaigh

Elise Stephenson

Women's Leadership In Australian International-facing Agencies

Professor Anne Tiernan

Dr Elizabeth van Acker

Associate Professor Susan Harris Rimmer

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

Professor AJ Brown

Professor John Kane

Warren Thomson  Comparative analyses of the rise and fall of minor parties - Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand

Professor Duncan McDonnell

Dr Annika Werner

Bikram Timilsina  Conflict Prevention in a Post-conflict State: The Case Study of Nepal

Professor Sarah 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

James Unsworth

The Contemporary Role of Religion in Australian Politics

Associate Professor Robyn Hollander

Dr Giorel Curran

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

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