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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 Cashless payments and public transport operations

Associate Professor Matthew Burke

Dr Abraham Leung

Majed Abu Seif  

Dr Zhonghua Gou

Dr Sherif Mostafa

Prince Acheampong  

Professor Eduardo Roca

Dr Benjamin Liu

Associate Professor Richard Yiu-Ming Chung

Masoumeh Akbari  

Professor Hong Guan

Dr Hassan Karampour

Dr Shanmuganathan Gunalan

Dima Al Atawneh  


Dr Nick Cartwright

Dr Edoardo Bertone

Noof Mohamed Aldaheri  

Dr Gustavo Guzman

Bruno Alencar  

Associate Professor Gui Lohmann

Heba Ali Mohtady Mohamed Ali Disaster Resilient Hospitals: Adopting Resilience Engineering Perspective  to improve Health Professionals’ Performance

Associate Professor Cheryl Desha

Associate Professor Anne Roiko

Dr Jaime Ranse

Mohammad Alipour Analysing diffusion of battery energy storage system in Queensland residential sector using agent-based modelling

Professor Rodney Stewart

Dr Oz Sahin

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

Dr Anisur Rahman

Dr Lei Hou

Mohammed Al-ogaili 

Dr Amir Etemad-Shahidi

Dr Nick Cartwright

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

Emeritus Professor Sherif Mohamed

Dr Kriengsak Panuwatwanich

Jaliya Amarasinghe  

Professor Eduardo Roca

Dr Benjamin Liu

Abolfazl Ansari 

Dr Fernanda Helfa

Dr David Thiel

Estefania Arteaga  

Dr Johanna Nalau

Associate Professor Michael Howes

Professor Christopher Fleming

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

Pouyan Bagheri  

Professor Dong-Sheng Jeng

Professor Hong Zhang

Madison Bland  

Associate Professor Matthew Burke

Dr Kelly Bertolaccini

Robert Brier  

Dr Ruby Michael

Professor Bofu Yu

Glauber Cardoso de Oliveira  

Dr Edoardo Bertone

Professor Rodney Stewart

Lizandra Carvalho Renard Impacts of Coastal Erosion on Gold Coast Oceanway due to Extreme Weather Events and Sea Level Rise

Emeritus Professor Rodger Tomlinson

Dr Guilherme Vieira da Silva

Montannia Chabau-Gibson 

Dr Johanna Nalau

Professor Catherine Pickering

Xu Chen 

Professor Dong-Sheng Jeng

Professor Hong Zhang

Xudong Chen  

Dr Jeung-Hwan Doh

Dr Sanaul Chowdhury

Xinyi ( Chelsea) Cheng  

Professor Hong Guan

Dr Benoit Gilbert

Alan Chenoweth  

Emeritus Professor Darryl Low Choy

Lee-Yun Chiang Affordable Housing as an Infrastructure Investment

Professor Eduardo Roca

Dr Benjamin Liu

Associate Professor Richard Yiu-Ming Chung

Ophelie Choupin  

Emeritus Professor Rodger Tomlinson

Dr Amir Etemad-Shahidi

Vishalrajendraprasad Chulliparambil 

Dr Ruby Michael

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

Augustine Conteh Real Option Analysis of Illiquid Assets

Professor Eduardo Roca

Professor Robert Bianchi

Simeon AP Conterius Foreign investors impact in the domestic government bonds market: case of Indonesia

Professor Eduardo Roca

Dr Alexandr Akimov

Anthony Cook  

Emeritus Professor Sherif Mohamed

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

Professor Dong-Sheng Jeng

Professor Hong Zhang

Ana Paula da Silva Wave climate control on natural headland sand bypassing

Emeritus Professor Rodger Tomlinson

Dr Darrell Strauss

Dr Guilherme Vieira da Silva

Chao Deng  

Professor Hong Zhang

Professor Dong-Sheng Jeng

Dr Yvonne Yu

Mengzhu Diao Progressive collapse resistance of reinforced concrete flat plate structures

Professor Hong Guan

Dr Benoit Gilbert

Hong Lich Dinh 

Dr Jeung-Hwan Doh

Phuoc Tho Dinh 

Dr Jeung-Hwan Doh

Rohan Eccles VPS-Based Data-Driven Forecasting of Contaminants in Advancetown Lake

Professor Hong Zhang

Professor Dong-Sheng Jeng

Professor David Hamilton

Gaelle Faivre  

Emeritus Professor Rodger Tomlinson

Professor Hong Zhang

Felicia Haas 

Dr William Bennett

David Welsh

Ryo Sekine

Hadi Fatehigelab  

Dr Dominic E.L Ong

Arun Garg  

Professor Sherif Mohamed

Ioana Corina Giurgu  

Professor Paul Burton

Professor Joerg Baumeister

Xuechen Gu  

Dr Jeung-Hwan Doh

Dr Sanaul Chowdhury

Xuechen Gui  Dr Fan Zhang
Mehdi Hafezi System dynamics approach for sustainable urban design and construction

Professor Rodney Stewart

Dr Oz Sahin

Younes Hamishebahar  

Professor Hong Guan

Huaizhong Li

Shuang Han Liquefaction 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

Simone Heilgeist Risk modelling as a result of the release of inorganic UV-blockers from sunscreens into waterways

Professor Rodney Stewart

Dr Oz Sahin

Jayden Hyman System dynamics modelling for complex environmental ampact assessments under deep uncertainty

Professor Rodney Stewart

Dr Oz Sahin

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

Associate Professor 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

Ziyang (Young) JiaoProgressive collapse resistance of Reinforced Concrete

Professor Hong Guan

Assoc/Prof Erwin Oh

Dr Sanam Aghdamy

Christopher JohnsonBirds and Roads: Disentangling the Politics of Vehicular Gaps

Dr Tony Matthews

Siaw Chian Jong  

Dr Dominic E.L Ong

Dr Erwin Oh

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

Emeritus Professor Sherif Mohamed

Dr Anisur Rahman

Sadaf Karkoodi  

Dr Hassan Karampour

Benjamin Kaufman

Demand Responsive Transit and Transport Equity

Associate Professor Matthew Burke

Dr Abraham Leung

Sheriden Keegan

Building regional capacity in developing sustainable and resilient food systems: a case study of the Northern Rivers.

Associate Professor Cheryl Desha

Dr Kimberley Reis

Gregory Kelly 

Dr Oz Sahin

Ayaz Khan  

Dr Zhonghua Gou

Emeritus Professor Sherif Mohamed

Dong Hwan (Tony) Kim  

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
Leigh-Chantelle KochBehavioural change and technology acceptance of autonomous vehicles and blockchain technologiesDr Darren Wishart
Ali Koosheh The experimental study of wave overtopping at sloped seawalls

Dr Amir Etemad-Shahidi

Dr Nick Cartwright

Emeritus Professor Rodger Tomlinson

Prosper Korah Globalizing city, spatio-temporal dynamics, and planning responses

Dr Tony Matthews

Dr Natalie Osborne

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 Institutional effectiveness and climate resilient agriculture policy for food security in coastal Bangladesh

Dr Peter Davey

Dr Ed Morgan

Associate Profesor Moazzem Hossain

Sylvie Kunz

Green Roofs in subtropical climates

Dr Ruby Michael

Dr Tony Matthews

Heera Lee 

Dr William Bennett

Dr David Welsh

Zhengxu Li Numerical study for wave-induced seabed stability around breakwaters

Professor Dong-Sheng Jeng

Professor Hong Zhang

Despina Linaraki  

Professor Paul Burton

Professor Joerg Baumeister

Jiaui Liu 

Dr Jeung-Hwan Doh

Yaxu Liu  

Dr Dominic E.L Ong

Dr Erwin Oh

Zhuang Liu  

Dr Dominic E.L Ong

Dr Erwin Oh

Kelvin Lo  

Dr Dominic E.L Ong

Dr Erwin Oh

Frank (Peiqing) Lu Solutions to prevent glue bond failure in Australian hardwood glulam

Dr Hassan Karampour

Dr Benoit Gilbert

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

Professor Hong Guan

Dr Benoit Gilbert

Dr Ian Underhill

Jingyao Ma 

Professor Dong-Sheng Jeng

Professor Hong Zhang

Mingyuan Ma  

Professor Dong-Sheng Jeng

Professor Hong Zhang

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

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

Alison McDonald

Cognitive enriching architecture: A framework for crafting neuroscience and sustainable architecture to implement inclusive design in practice.

Associate Professor Cheryl Desha

Dr Laini Burton

Gerard McNamara Comparative analysis of the mechanics of Gold Coast artificial reefs and their effects on structural stability, wave transformation and coastal protection

Dr Nick Cartwright

Dr Darrell Strauss

Rebecca McNaught Global goals, local realities: a collision course for local governance in the Pacific region?

Dr Johanna Nalau

Dr Robert Hales

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

Professor Paul Burton

Emeritus Professor Rodger Tomlinson

Md. Tofail MiahA Sustainable Approach to Climate Resilient Road Construction

Dr Sanaul Chowdhury

Ian Monks  

Professor Rodney Stewart

Dr Oz Sahin

Prabath Morawakage
An analysis of Risk Return Trade-off in Real Estate Market with Special Reference to Affordable Housing Investments in Australia

Professor Eduardo Roca

Dr Benjamin Liu

Subaru Muroi  

Professor Rodney Stewart

Dr Fan Zhang

Anh Vy Nguyen  

Professor Hong Guan

Dr Shanmuganathan Gunalan

Hoan Nguyen Hai  

Dr Benoit Gilbert

Dr Hassan Karampour

Huong Nguyen  

Dr Oz Sahin

Associate Professor Michael Howes

Thang Nguyen  

Professor Paul Burton

Professor Joerg Baumeister

Trung Hieu (Anthony) Nguyen 

Dr Amir Etemad-Shahidi

Dr Nick Cartwright

Katharina Nieberler-WalkerInvestigating the role of purposefully designed therapeutic landscapes in hospitals

Associate Professor Cheryl Desha

Associate  Professor Caryl Bosman

Dr Savindi Caldera

Kane Offenbaume  

Professor Rodney Stewart

Dr Edoardo Bertone

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

Emeritus 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

Ye Htet Oo  

Professor Hong Zhang

Emeritus Professor Rodger Tomlinson

Pirooz Pazouki  

Professor Rodney Stewart

Dr Edoardo Bertone

Leo Peach Evaluating machine learning for operational coastal wave condition forecasting

Dr Nick Cartwright

Dr Darrell Strauss

Irfaan Peerun  

Dr Dominic E.L Ong

Associate Professor Cheryl Desha

Andressa PenaIncreasing the sustainability of seawater RO desalination with the aid of FO and PRO

Professor Rodney Stewart

Dr Fernanda Helfer

Ngoc Pham  

Dr Dominic E.L Ong

Dr Erwin Oh

Farid Piran 

Dr Hassan Karampour

Professor Hong Guan

Kava Piran  

Dr Aysin Dedekorkut-Howes

Professor Paul Burton

Zak Podolsky

 

Dr Jeung-Hwan Doh

Dr Sanaul Chowdhury

Tim Procter

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

Professor Lex Brown

Dr Deanna Tomerini

Jemma Purandare 

Emeritus Professor Rodger Tomlinson

Associate Professor  Andrew Brooks

Dr Nick Cartwright

Vishal Rajendraprasad  

Dr Ruby Michael

Professor Bofu Yu

Mohammad Hassan Ranjbar  

Dr Fernanda Helfa

Dr Amir Etemad-Shahidi

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

Milad Rouholamin

Shear behaviour of aluminium lipped channel beams

Dr Shanmuganathan Gunalan

Dr Hassan Karampour

Soheil Roumi  

Professor Rodney Stewart

Dr Oz Sahin

Benny Rousso  

Professor Rodney Stewart

Dr Edoardo Bertone

Julio Rumokoy  

Professor Benjamin Liu

Associate Professor Richard Yiu-Ming Chung

Hengky Salim End-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

Dr Amir Etemad-Shahidi

Maryam Sassoli  

Dr Gustavo Guzman

Farzaneh Shaikh Khatibi

Knowledge of citizens on climate change and raising awareness through participation

Associate Professor Michael Howes

Dr Aysin Dedekorkut-Howes

Thomas Sharry

Model Updating of a Cable-Stayed Bridge Using Structural Health Monitoring Data

Professor Hong Guan

Assoc/Prof Erwin Oh

Junyu Sun  

Dr Dominic E.L Ong

Assoc/Prof Erwin Oh

Pazung Thang  

Professor Eduardo Roca

James Thompson 

Dr Nick Cartwright

Dr Amir Etemad-Shahidi

Nathalie Tomson

Air pollution mitigation through the design and evaluation of living green barriers

Dr Ruby Michael

Prof Igor Agranovski

Jane Toner

Coevolution of Biomimicry and Regenerative Design for Place-Based projects

Associate Professor Cheryl Desha

Dr Kimberley Reis

Dr Savindi Caldera

Dr Samantha Hayes

Kim Trinh  

Dr Jeung-Hwan Doh

Dr Lei Hou

Xinchen Wang  

Professor Hong Zhang

Dr Edoardo Bertone

Hengyu Wei  

Professor Hong Zhang

Professor Dong-Sheng Jeng

Dr Fernanda Helfa

Zichen (Sally) Wei Design of Composite Pipelines for Extraction of Oil and Gas from Ultra-Deep Waters

Dr Hassan Karampour

Professor Hong Guan

Nick Wu  

Dr Hassan Karampour

Professor Dong-Sheng Jeng

Yiping (Jackie) Yan Improved Market Segmentation for Travel Demand Models

Associate Professor Matthew Burke

Dr Abraham Leung

Dr Barbara Yen

Zhi Yang Experimental and Numerical Study of Progressive Collapse Resistance of Reinforced Concrete Flat Plate Structures Accounting for Dynamic Effects

Professor Hong Guan

Dr Benoit Gilbert

Jiacheng Yang  

Dr Jeung-Hwan Doh

Dr Sanaul Chowdhury

Jingwei Yao Dynamics of lake-groundwater-canal system

Professor Hong Zhang

Professor Bofu Yu

Amin Reza Zarifsanayei  

Dr Amir Etemad-Shahidi

Dr Nick Cartwright

Dr Darrell Strauss

Fuxin Zhang  

Professor Hong Zhang

Professor Rodney Stewart

Hongchuan Zhang 

Professor Dong-Sheng Jeng

Professor Hong Zhang

Jian ZhangOutdoor thermal environment and its influential design factors in subtropical cities

Dr Fan Zhang

Dr Rongrong Yu

Mengyu Zhang  

Dr Zhonghua Gou

Xuexuan Zhang  

Professor Dong-Sheng Jeng

Dr Yong Wu

Dr Barbara Yen

Xueyan Zhang  

Dr Anisur Rahman

Dr Tingting Liu

Fei Zhao  

Dr Jeung-Hwan Doh

Dr Sanaul Chowdhury

Jinyi (Jason) ZhaoDamage Prognosis Method for Reinforced Concrete Buildings Considering the Effects of Climate Change

Professor Hong Guan

Assoc/Prof Erwin Oh

Dr Sanam Aghdamy

Xuna Zhu  

Associate Professor Gui Lohmann

Dr Abraham Leung

Dr Barbara Yen

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