Our HDR Students

Cities Research Institute is proud to have a large cohort of higher degree by research students spanning across many disciplines including engineering, architecture, water, sustainable development, environmental issues, planning and many more...

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Sheida Abdoli 

Associate Professor Matthew Burke

Dr Abraham Leung

Nowar Raad Abdulmajeed

Participation, pedestrian behaviour, and the planning of commercial streets

Associate Professor Matthew Burke

Dr Jenny Cui

Masoumeh Akbari  

Professor Hong Guan

Dr Hassan Karampour

Dr Shanmuganathan Gunalan

Dima Al Atawneh 
Dr Nick Cartwright
Bruno Alencar 

Associate Professor Gui Lohmann

Hassan Alidrisi Systems thinking and construction safety: Leadership competencies and behaviours

Professor Sherif Mohamed

Dr Anisur Rahman

Mohammad Alipour 

Professor Rodney Stewart

Huda Almaarofi

Systemic framework to evaluate surface water quality management strategies in drinking water catchments

Professor Rodney Stewart

Dr Amir Etemad-Shahidi

Ana Almeida

The effectiveness of international environmental planning methodologies: a contribution for SDG 11 achievement

Dr Peter Davey

Dr Jim Smart

Ali Alnoaimi Development of Sustainability Assessment framework for sewerage infrastructure systems in the kingdom of Bahrain

Dr Anisur Rahman

Dr Lei Hou

Anwar Alroomi Influence of remoteness variables on mental health, fatigue and safety behaviour among oil and gas workers

Professor Sherif Mohamed

Dr Kriengsak Panuwatwanich

Mahmoud Alrsai

Experimental and numerical study on propagation buckling in pipe-in-pipe systems

Dr Hassan Karampour

Dr Sanaul Chowdhury

Husam Alsanat  

Professor Hong Guan

Dr Shanmuganathan Gunalan

Ahmed Ibrahim M Alsharif

Investigation of sustainable city construction in Saudi Arabia

Dr Kriengsak Panuwatwanich

Dr Jeung-Hwan Do

Mark-Stanton Bailey

Exploring the effectiveness of environmental activism against controversial extractive industries: A case study of coal seam gas developments in NSW, Australia

Dr Natalie Osborne

Ali Binazir Interaction between upheaval/lateral buckling and propagation buckling of subsea PIP system

Dr Hassan Karampour

Dr Benoit Gilbert

Professor Dong-Sheng Jeng

Chris Boulton

Is there a better way of providing urban greenspace?

Dr Aysin Dedekorkut

Professor Catherine Pickering

Dr Jason Byrne

Leticia Canal Vieira

Alternative food networks and transformation for sustainable and resilient urban food systems

Associate Professor Michael Howes

Dr Silvia Serrao-Neumann

Professor Brendan Mackey

Xinyi ( Chelsea) Cheng 

Professor Hong Guan

Dr Benoit Gilbert

Siobhan Colombo Exploring the potential for mapping biophilic urbanism priorities in cities, using Brisbane as a case study

Associate Professor Cheryl Desha

Dr Deanna Tomerini

Anthony Cook  

Professor Sherif Mohamed

Lin CuiThree-dimensional numerical model for stability of foundation of sea-crossing bridge

Professor Dong-Sheng Jeng

Professor Hong Zhang

Siavash Darzi Innovative ultralight load bearing and shear wall panels

Dr Hassan Karampour

Associate Professor Benoit Gilbert

Dr. Henri Bailleres

Ana Paula Da Silva 

Professor Rodger Tomlinson

Dr Darrell Strauss

Glauber Cardoso de Oliveira 

Professor Rodney Stewart

Dr Edoardo Bertone

Mengzhu Diao Progressive collapse resistance of reinforced concrete flat plate structures

Professor Hong Guan

Dr Benoit Gilbert

Joanne Dolley Community Gardens as a third place

Associate Professor Michael Howes

Associate Professor Caryl Bosman

Rohan EcclesVPS-Based Data-Driven Forecasting of Contaminants in Advancetown Lake

Professor Hong Zhang

Professor Dong-Sheng Jeng

Professor David Hamilton

Guilherme Franklin de Oliveira Data-driven, real-time early warning system for water

Professor Rodney Stewart

Dr Edoardo Bertone

Arun Garg 

Professor Sherif Mohamed

Claire Gronow

Forcing action: the influence of environmental assessment on major development proposals

Dr Peter Davey

Dr Silvia Serrao-Neumann
Johan Gustafson
Hammerhead Sharks of Southeast Queensland: Ecology and Oceanography

Professor Hong Zhang

Charles Lemckert

Mehdi HafeziSystem dynamics approach for sustainable urban design and construction

Professor Rodney Stewart

Dr Oz Sahin

Zahra Hamedani

A multi-objective optimization of visual comfort: A visual responsive comfort analysis and its implementation in the design of open-plan hot-desking areas

Dr Henry Skates

Dr Zhonghua Gou

Shuang HanLiquefaction around a submarine tunnel under natural dynamic loading

Professor Dong-Sheng Jeng

Dr Erwin Oh

Samantha Hayes

Biomimetic engineering to enhance climate resilience in transport infrastructure

Associate Professor Cheryl Desha

Associate Professor Matthew Burke

Adjunct Professor Mark Gibbs

Nhat Minh Ho

Experimental and theoretical studies of solid and opening reinforced concrete wall panels supported on three sides

Dr Kriengsak Panuwatwanich

Dr Jeung-Hwan Doh

Atiqul Islam 
Dr Nick Cartwright

Melissa Jackson

Improving remote community sustainability: Applying local and technical knowledge in dialogue for potable water and energy system management in Indigenous communities

Dr Cara Beal

Professor Rodney Stewart

Mahsa Jahandideh-Tehrani
Investigating the Impacts of Climate Change on Projected Floods and Water Quality of the Lower Nerang River, Southeast Queensland, Australia

Dr Fernanda Helfa

Professor Hong Zhang

Sneha Kaira  Implementing risk management strategy on constructing resilient and sustainable owner-builder homes

Professor Sherif Mohamed

Dr Anisur Rahman

Zameer Kalakada Experimental investigation on recycled glass powder as a pozzolanic cement

Dr Jeung-Hwan Doh

Dr Sanaul Chowdhury

Sikha Karki

Impacts of climate change on food security in agro-ecological zones of Nepal

Professor Paul Burton

Professor Brendan Mackey

Benjamin Kaufman 

Associate Professor Matthew Burke

Dr Abraham Leung

Emad Kavehei

Whole lifecycle carbon footprint of vegetated water sensitive urban design (wsud) systems

Dr Graham Jenkins

Dr Fernanda Adame Vivanco

Professor Charles Lemckert

Vikram Khangembam

Impact of e-commerce on specialty stores in categorized shopping centres

Associate Professor Eddo Coiace’tto

Dr Sacha Reid

Maryam Khoshbakht

Environmental sustainability benchmark of campus buildings: Energy, occupant satisfaction, and user behavior

Associate Professor Karine Dupre

Dr Zhonghua Gou

Tony Kim

Rehabilitation of closed landfills: opportunities for multi-benefit phytocaps

Professor Bofu Yu

Dr Ruby Michael

Greg Kitson

Planning and Country: Urban and peri-urban Aboriginal Peoples relationships to Country within contemporary land use planning.

Emeritus Professor Darryl Low Choy

Dr Silvia Serrao-Neumann
Prosper Korah Globalizing city, spatio-temporal dynamics, and planning responses

Dr Deanna Tomerini

Dr Tony Matthews

Sonya Kozak

Evaluating the application of microbial source tracking with quantitative microbial risk assessment to characterise health risks in recreational waters

Associate Professor Anne Roiko

Shilpi Kundu  Scale of impact with level of governance in CSA in Bangladesh as shaped by political discourses

Dr Peter Davey

Associate Profesor Moazzem Hossain

Zhengxu LiSeabed instability around a submerged breakwater due to dynamic loadings

Professor Dong-Sheng Jeng

Professor Hong Zhang

Zuodong LiangThree-dimensional model for seabed instability around offshore pipelines under combined wave and current loadings

Professor Dong-Sheng Jeng

Professor Hong Zhang

Chunhao Lyu Progressive collapse behaviour of mid-rise timber frame buildings with CLT floors

Professor Hong Guan

Dr Benoit Gilbert

Dr Ian Underhill

Fuhao Ma

 Experimental study of progressive collapse resistance of RC flat plate substructures

Dr Lei Hou

Professor Hong Guan

Dr Benoit Gilbert

Stefen MacAskill

Enhancing housing affordability outcomes for low-income households through green building principles: an integrated system thinking approach

Professor Rodney Stewart

Professor Eduardo Roca

Dr Oz Sahin

Dr Benjamin Liu

Alison MacDonald

 A framework for embedding advanced sustainability principles in practice

Associate Professor Cheryl Desha

Farhad Mahmoudi Hospital's function performance and their built infrastructures: A resilience perspective

Professor Sherif Mohamed

Dr Kriengsak Panuwatwanich

Sittampalam Ramasethu Manoharan  Development of Structural Deterioration Models for Flexible Pavements for Queensland Roads

Dr Sanaul Chowdhury

Daniel Martinez Marquez

Adaptation of quality by design for custom 3D printed bone prostheses and scaffolds

Professor Rodney Stewart

Dr Chris Carty

Dr Ali Mirnajafizadeh

Mahyar Masaeli Progressive collapse of mass timber frame buildings: Scale effects in experimental studies and numerical modeling

Dr Hassan Karampour

Dr Benoit Gilbert

Oluchi Mbachu Integrating WSUD into the circular economy

Professor Bofu Yu

Dr Ruby Michael

Ian McNicol How can strategic land use policy respond to long-term sea level rise?        

Professor Paul Burton

Professor Rodger Tomlinson

Shabnam Yazadani Mehr Adaptive reuse of heritage listed city halls in Queensland, Australia

Dr Henry Skates

Professor Gordon Holden

Ian Monks 

Professor Rodney Stewart

Dr Oz Sahin

A H M Abdul MoudoodEnvironmental effects on flax fibre reinforced composite materials

Dr Anisur Rahman

Dr Huaizhong Li

Dr Gaston Francucci, University of Mar Del Plata, Argentina

Sivathaasan Nadarajah

Stock liquidity, Board gender diversity, National culture, and default risk around the globe

Dr Benjamin Liu

Dr Allen Huang

Anh Vy Nguyen 

Professor Hong Guan

Dr Erwin Oh

Hoan Nguyen Hai  

Dr Benoit Gilbert

Dr Hassan Karampour

Huong Nguyen  

Dr Oz Sahin

Associate Professor Michael Howes

Tuan Son Nguyen Investigation into stakeholder management in complex projects

Professor Sherif Mohamed

Dr Kriengsak Panuwatwanich

Kane Offenbaume 

Professor Rodney Stewart

Dr Edoardo Bertone

John Ojuola Safety-critical organisations: Effect of contemporary leadership style on safety outcomes

Professor Sherif Mohamed

Dr Sherif Mostafa

Racheal Olukayode-Ajayi Olubunmi

Challenges and opportunities for reducing food waste in Lagos metropolis

Professor Scott Baum

Professor Cordia Chu

Andres Pazmino Jaramillo

The role of strategic value-led planning in the conservation of ecologically significant landscapes

Emeritus Professor Darryl Low Choy

Dr Silvia Serrao-Neumann
Pirooz Pazouki  

Professor Rodney Stewart

Dr Edoardo Bertone

Quynh Pham

Funding costs and Australian bank mortgage pricing

Professor Benjamin Liu

Professor Eduardo Roca

Farid Piran  

Dr Hassan Karampour

Kava Piran  

Dr Aysin Dedekorkut-Howes

Professor Paul Burton

Lavinia Poruschi

Urban living and opportunities for changes in residential energy consumption and energy saving behaviour in Australia

Dr Christopher Ambrey, University of Queensland

Dr Jim Smart

Dr Peter Daniels

Associate Professor Michael Howes

Dr Tommy Wiedmann, University of NSW

Tim Procter

Uncertainty in the modelling and assessment of noise from open-cut coal mines

Professor Lex Brown

Dr Deanna Tomerini

Sara Rashidian 

Dr Zhonghua Gou

Associate Professor Leigh Shutter

Robert Reis

Comparison of wind load drag coefficients for industrial structures using analytical and experimental methods

Dr Benjamin Simpson

Dr Jeung-Hwan Doh

Professor Andreas Oechsner

Benny Rousso 

Professor Rodney Stewart

Dr Edoardo Bertone

Milad Rouholamin

Shear behaviour of aluminium lipped channel beams

Dr Shanmuganathan Gunalan

Dr Hassan Karampour

Julio Rumokoy 

Professor Benjamin Liu

Associate Professor Richard Yiu-Ming Chung

Hengky SalimEnd-of-Life Management of Solar Photovoltaic and Battery Energy Storage Systems: A Participatory System Dynamics Approach

Professor Rodney Stewart

Dr Oz Sahin

Ali Saremi Dr Nick Cartwright

Farzaneh Shaikh Khatibi

Knowledge of citizens on climate change and raising awareness through participation

Associate Professor Michael Howes

Dr Aysin Dedekorkut-Howes

Abel Silva Vieira

Residential hot water services in Australia: Think...

Professor Rodney Stewart

Dr Cara Beal

Ebrahim Solgi

Night time purge ventilation using phase change material

Dr Henry Skates

Dr Ruwan Fernando

Paul StephensenThe meaningful smart cities handbook. Discovering hidden voices

Dr Barbara Yen

Dr Heather Shearer

Associate Professor Matthew Burke

Emiliya Suprun

Development of an integrated systems model of construction innovation in the Russian Federation

Professor Rodney Stewart

Dr Oz Sahin

Giang Chau Tran

Towards improved coordinating strategic urban planning and regional land-use planning at the provincial level in Vietnam

Emeritus Professor Darryl Low Choy

Professor Sushila Chang

Kim Trinh  

Dr Jeung-Hwan Doh

Dr Lei Hou

Sima Vaez Eslami

Effects of urban form and navigational aids on visitors' wayfinding behaviour and mental image

Associate Professor Matthew Burke

Dr Rongrong Yu

Dr Tooran Alizadeh

Luo Wang

Marco market conditions and find performance

Professor Benjamin Liu

Dr Bin Li

Xiaoxiao WangNumerical Studies for Seabed Response around Marine Structures

Professor Dong-Sheng Jeng

Professor Hong Zhang

Xinchen Wang  

Professor Hong Zhang

Dr Edoardo Bertone

Hengyu Wei 

Professor Hong Zhang

Professor Dong-Sheng Jeng

Dr Fernanda Helfa

Warit Wipulanusat

Enhancing innovation in the Australian public service: strategy to foster high-performance engineering workforce

Dr Kriengsak Panuwatwanich

Professor Rodney Stewart

Nick Wu  

Dr Hassan Karampour

Professor Dong-Sheng Jeng

Sheng Wu  

Professor Dong-Sheng Jeng

Professor Hong Zhang

Yuan Xu

Earthquake-resistant performance of steel frames buckling restrained braces

Professor Hong Guan

Professor Yew-Chaye Loo

Yuehua Xu  

Professor Hong Guan

Dr Lei Hou

Huizhong Xue

Progressive collapse of RC flat plate structures

Professor Hong Guan

Dr Benoit Gilbert

Professor Xinzheng Lu

Jackie Yan 

Associate Professor Matthew Burke

Dr Abraham Leung

Dr Barbara Yen

Ao Yang  

Professor Hong Zhang

Professor Rodney Stewart

Dr Khoi Nguyen

Zhi Yang 

Professor Hong Guan

Dr Benoit Gilbert

Fuxin Zhang  

Professor Hong Zhang

Professor Rodney Stewart

Jian ZhangApproaching Higher Energy Efficiency for Existing Buildings

Dr Zhonghua Gou

Associate Professor Leigh Shutter

Jin Zhang

 

Professor Hong Guan

Mofan Zhou

 

Professor Dong-Sheng Jeng

Dr Amir Etemad-Shahidi

Xuna Zhu 

Associate Professor Gui Lohmann

Dr Abraham Leung

Dr Barbara Yen

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