CDU Higher Degree by Research Student

Find a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) supervisor

Faculty of Engineering, Health, Science and the Environment

You may be considering a research degree and looking to work on an exciting project, that is linked to national and international research priorities and large multicentre projects.

We are home to a large cohort of local, Australian and international research students. Projects by these students are conducted on campus in science labs, medical labs or libraries, or in the field; in business, government agencies or out in the environment.

The Faculty of Engineering, Health, Science and the Environment supports research students in a broad range of areas. Here you’ll find a summary of our research supervisors, with their research interests listed to get you started on your journey. Their Google Scholar account is also attached to their name and will link you to their published works.

Before you apply you need to communicate your ideas with a potential supervisor, so we encourage you to send them an email and strike up a conversation.

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Centre for Health and Wellbeing

SupervisorResearch AreaContact
BELTON, SuzanneMedical anthropology, public health, sexual and reproductive healthsuzanne.belton@menzies.edu.au
CHAPLIN, BelindaNursing Transgender healthbelinda.chaplin@cdu.edu.au
DAVIES, JaneManagement and organisational development, management studies, community health studies, health visitingjane.davies@cdu.edu.au
DUNN, Sandrasandra.dunn@cdu.edu.au
ENNIS, GretchenCommunity Development, social networks, arts and health, program evaluationgretchen.ennis@cdu.edu.au
KIRSHBAUM, MarilynneFatigue, wellbeing, cancer nursing and Reikimarilynne.kirshbaum@cdu.edu.au
LASSA, JonatanHumanitarian, Emergency & Disaster Managementjonatan.lassa@cdu.edu.au
LOWELL, AnneSpeech pathology, intercultural communication and indigenous healthanne.lowell@cdu.edu.au
MCELDOWNEY, RoseIndigenous health literacy, community development, humanitarian and disaster, complex health care, organisation of care and pedagogy and innovation.rose.mceldowney@cdu.edu.au
MOSS, Michellemichelle.moss@cdu.edu.au
NAGEL, TriciaMental health prevention, youth health, smoking, alcohol, drugs and other addictive behaviours, primary health care and health systemstricia.nagel@menzies.edu.au
PANICKER, LeenaHealth, nursingleena.panicker@cdu.edu.au
RICHARDSON, FranCultural safety, Nursing and Mental healthfran.richardson@cdu.edu.au
SKINNER, IsabelleNursing, midwifery, public health, eHealth, telehealthisabelle.skinner@cdu.edu.au
SKINNER, VirginiaHealth, midwifery and nursingvirginia.skinner@nt.gov.au
SURJAN, AkhileshDisaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation (in human settlements), urban sustainability (includes: urban resilience)akhilesh.surjan@cdu.edu.au
TOFA, Matalenamatalena.tofa@cdu.edu.au
TURNBULL, BevMentoring and scholarly productivity, bio ethics and end of life issues, women's healthbev.turnbull@cdu.edu.au
WAHEED, NasreenaHealth, midwifery and nursingnasreena.waheed@cdu.edu.au
WHITE, YvonneHealth, midwifery and nursingyvonne.white@cdu.edu.au
WIKANDER, LolitaHealth, midwifery and nursinglolita.wikander@cdu.edu.au

School of Engineering and IT

SupervisorResearch AreaContact
CHAN, ErwinMicrowave photonics, Optical signal processingerwin.chan@cdu.edu.au
DE BOER, Frisofriso.deboer@cdu.edu.au
DEBNATH, Kamalkamal.debnath@cdu.edu.au
EGAN, Judithjudith.egan@cdu.edu.au
EL-DEN, JamalInformation technologyjamal.el-den@cdu.edu.au
EVANS, Kenerosion, hydrology, water quality, landform evolution, miningken.evans@cdu.edu.au
FAIRFIELD, CharlieCivil engineering, environmental engineering, water resourcescharlie.fairfield@cdu.edu.au
FELLOWS, MichaelComputer science, parameterized complexity, mulitivariate algorithmics, kernelization, CS Unpluggedmichael.fellows@cdu.edu.au
HEINS, Greggreg.heins@cdu.edu.au
HERRERA, LuisMolecular simulation, characterization of solids, porous medialuis.herreradiaz@cdu.edu.au
JONKMAN, MirjamElectrical engineering, biomedical engineeringmirjam.jonkman@cdu.edu.au
KLARIC, StefanijaMechanical engineeringstefanija.klaric@cdu.edu.au
KANNOORPATTI, KrishnanWelding, aluminiumkrishnan.kannoorpatti@cdu.edu.au
KOBLOV, Alexanderalexander.koblov@cdu.edu.au
MCKENZIE, Johnjohn.mckenzie@menzies.edu.au
NARAYAN, MonishkaSolar cells, renewable energy, condensed matter physicsmonishka.narayan@cdu.edu.au
PALENDENG, Mariocontrol system, electronic and computer control system, application of digital signal processing biomedical engineeringmario.palendeng@cdu.edu.au
PERINPANAYAGAM, SureshkumarSignal processing and vibration, aeronautical engineeringsureshkumar.perinpanayagam@cdu.edu.au
ROSAMOND, FrancesParameterized complexity, mathematics education, women in math, computer sciencefrances.rosamond@cdu.edu.au
SHAW, PeterMultivariate algorithms, FPT, algorithms, computer science, clusteringpeter.shaw@cdu.edu.au
SINGH, Jaijai.singh@cdu.edu.au
SUROVTSEVA, Dariadaria.surovtseva@cdu.edu.au
THENNADIL, Sureshsuresh.thennadil@cdu.edu.au
VAFI, SinaTelecommunications engineeringsina.vafi@cdu.edu.au
VALENTINE, Ericeric.valentine@cdu.edu.au
WANG, Baolinbaolin.wang@cdu.edu.au

School of Environment

Supervisor
Research AreaContact
ADHURI, DediAnthropologydediadhuri@hotmail.com
ANDERSEN, Alanants, fire, biodiversity, biogeography, bioindicatorsalan.andersen@csiro.au
ALDERS, Robynfamily poultry, village chickens, food and nutrition security, One Health, Ecohealthrobyn.alders@sydney.edu.au
BARTOLO, Reneerenee.bartolo@environment.gov.au
BAYLIS, Peterpeter.baylis@deh.gov.au
BELLAIRS, SeanRestoration ecology, seed biology and commercialisation of native plantssean.bellairs@cdu.edu.au
BERINGER, Jasoncarbon cycle, micrometerology, savanna ecology, urban climate, global change biologyjason.beringer@uwa.edu.au
BIRD, Michaelenvironmental change, stable isotopes, radiocarbon, geoarchaeology, biocharMichael.bird@jcu.edu.au
BLACK, Christine christine.black@cdu.edu.au
BRISTOW, MilaForest ecology, reforestation, forest plantationsmila.bristow@cdu.edu.au
BUTLER, Edwardedward.butler@cdu.edu.au
CAMPBELL, HamishMovement ecology, animal telemetry, wildlife management, conservation biology, landscape ecologyhamish.campbell@cdu.edu.au
CARON, ValerieBiological sciences, zoology, agricultural and environmental sciencesvalerie.caron@canberra.edu.au
CARTHEW, SueConservation biology, mammal ecology, plant-pollinator interactionssue.carthew@cdu.edu.au
CHRISTIAN, KeithZoology, biology, physiology, herpetology, ecologykeith.christian@cdu.edu.au
COGHLAN, MeganComplementary and alternative medicines, wildlife forensics environmental DNA, ancient DNAmegan.coghlan@curtin.edu.au
CREMONA, TeiganAnimal physiological ecologyteigan.cremona@cdu.edu.au
CROOK, DavidFish ecology, freshwater ecologydavid.crook@cdu.edu.au
DYER, FionaEnvironmental engineering, analytical and inorganic chemistryfiona.dyer@canberra.edu.au
EDWARDS, AndrewSpatial science, fire, ecology, GIS, remote sensingandrew.edwards@cdu.edu.au
EDYVANE, KarenMarine biodiversity conservation, marine protected areaskaren.edyvane@nt.gov.au
ERSKINE, Waynewayne.erskine@newcastle.edu.au
FISHER, Rohanrohan.fisher@cdu.edu.au
FITZSIMONS, Jamesjfitzsimons@tnc.org
FENCH, KristineEcologykris@uow.edu.au
FRIESS, DanielMangrove, geomorphology, ecosystem services, remote sensing, conservationdan.friess@nus.edu.sg
FULTON, ChristopherMarine biology, ecology, fish, habitat, conservationchristopher.fulton@anu.edu.au
GARCIA, EricaIntergrative biology, zoology/ecology, evolutionary biology and behaviorerica.garcia@cdu.edu.au
GARNETT, StephenConservation biologystephen.garnett@cdu.edu.au
GIBB, KarenMicrobiologykaren.gibb@cdu.edu.au
GIMMIN, Rickypuskomundana@undana.ac.id
GURGEL, Carlos Fredericophycology, molecular systematics, marine biology, evolution, algaefred.gurgel@adelaide.edu.au
HALPIN, Darrendarren.halpin@anu.edu.au
HARFORD, AndrewEcotoxicology, water quality, sediment quality, ecological risk assessment, environmental managementandyharford@icloud.com
HOFFMANN, BenjaminEcology, communities, ant, invasive antsben.hoffmann@csiro.au
HOSE, GrantEcology, environmental science, ecotoxicology, groundwater, freshwatergrant.hose@mq.edu.au
HUTLEY, LindsayPlant ecology, ecophysiology, ecohydrology, land atmosphere exchange, soil sciencelindsay.hutley@cdu.edu.au
IZURIETA, ArturoProtected areas and natural resources management and planningarturo.izurieta@cdu.edu.au
JACKSON, SueCultural geography, Indigenous natural resource management, social impact assessment, environmental planning, water resources managementsue.jackson@griffith.edu.au
JAMES, GlennBushfire and natural hazardsglenn.james@nailsma.org.au
JOYCE, KarenRemote sensing, coral reefs, interactive and collaborative learningkaren.joyce@cdu.edu.au
KERINS, Seansean.kerins@anu.edu.au
KING, AlisonRiverine ecology, freshwater fish ecology, early life history of fishes, environmental flowsalison.king@cdu.edu.au
KLASSEN, MarcelAnimal energetics, bird migration, behaviour-based models plant-animal interactions, disease ecologymarcel.klassen@deakin.edu.au
KYNE, PeterAquatic ecology and managementpeter.kyne@cdu.edu.au
LAW, LisaUrban social geography, Southeast Asia, Australialisa.law@jcu.edu.au
LEAL, InaraEcology, entomology, botanyirleal@ufpe.br
LEVICK, ShaunGeospatial ecology, biodiversity conservation, remote sensing, LiDAR, TLSslevick@bgc-jena.mpg.de
LOVELL, JudithRemote Australia, teaching and learning, arts-based researchjudith.lovell@cdu.edu.au
LU, PingEcological restoration, sap flow, mangoping.lu@riotinto.com
MAIER, StefanRemote sensing, savanna fire managementstefan.maier@cdu.edu.au
MCCONCHIE, Cameroncameron.mcconchie@nt.gov.au
MCDOUGALL, Andrewandrew.mcdougall@dnrm.qld.gov.au
MCGUINNESS, Keithkeith.mcguinness@cdu.edu.au
MCMAHON, Cliveclive.mcmahon@utas.edu.au
MEARNS, Daviddavid.mearns@cdu.edu.au
MILLS, DavidFisheries and coastal livelihood resilience, small-scale fisheries governance, fisheries ecologyD.Mills@cgiar.org
MILNE, Sarahsarah.milne@anu.edu.au
MORGAN, DavidBiological science, fishd.morgan@murdoch.edu.au
MORITZ, CraigEvolutionary biologycraig.mortiz@anu.edu.au
MORTON, Stephensteve.morton@csiro.au
MUNKSGAARD, NielsGeochemistry, environmental chemistry, Isotopes chemistryniels.munksgaard@cdu.edu.au
MURPHY, BrettFire ecology, tropical savannas, biodiversitybrett.p.murphy@cdu.edu.au
NANO, CatherinePlant ecologycatherine.nano@nt.goc.au
PADOVAN, AnnaCoastal processes and monitoringanna.padovan@cdu.edu.au
PALMER, RussellNatural resources, feral catsrussell.palmer@dpaw.gov.au
PEARSON, Dianediane.pearson@territorynrm.org.au
PENG, Renkangrenkang.peng@cdu.edu.au
PILLANS, Richardrichard.pillans@csiro.au
PIZZITUTTI, Francescofranscesco.pizzitutti@gmail.com
RACE, DigbyBiology an Environmentdigby.race@anu.edu.au
RADFORD, IanEcologyian.radford@dpaw.wa.gov.au
READ, JohnEcosystem managementecological@activ8.net.au
RINAUDO, TonyFood, climate, energy and natural resourcestony.rinaudo@worldvision.com.au
ROBINSON, CatherineCollaborative planning, environmental management, water governance, Indigenous land management, carbon co-benefitscatherine.robinson@csiro.au
RODERICK, MichaelEcohydrology, climate change, environmental physicsmichael.roderick@anu.edu.au
RUSSELL-SMITH, JeremySavanna fire ecology and management, tropical vegetation science, community livelihoodsjeremy.russell-smith@cdu.edu.au
SAUNDERS, Thorthor.saunders@nt.gov.au
SCHLESINGER, ChristineEnvironmental science and ecologychristine.schlesinger@cdu.edu.au
SETTERFIELD, SamanthaEcology, invasive plants, fire, Savanna, tropicalsamantha.setterfield@cdu.edu.au
STACEY, NatashaLivelihoods, natural resource managementnatasha.stacey@cdu.edu.au
STANLEY, Owenowen.stanley@cdu.edu.au
STEENBERGEN, Dirkdirk.steenbergen@cdu.edu.au
SULTANBAWA, Yasminay.sultanbawa@uq.edu.au
SUNDERLAND, TerryForests, landscapes, livelihoods, biodiversity, food securityt.sunderland@cgiar.org
TRUEMAN, AmandaLandscape ecology, restoration ecology, conservation biologytruemandy@gmail.com
UDYAWER, VinayZoology, ecology, spatial ecology, marine sciencev.udyawer@aims.gov.au
VAN HOOF, JoostJoost.vanhoof@fontys.nl
WARDLE, GlendaEvolutionary biology, ecology, botanyglenda.wardle@sydney.edu.au
WASSON, Bobbob.wasson@cdu.edu.au
WHITEHEAD, Peterpeter.whitehead@cdu.edu.au
WILLIAMS, Richardplant ecologydickwilliam1955@gmail.com
WILLAN, Richardrichard.willan@nt.gov.au
WINDERLICH, Stephensteve.winderlich@environment.gov.au
WOINARSKI, JohnConservation biologyjohn.woinarski@cdu.edu.au
WOOLLEY, Leigh-AnnSavanna wildlife research and conservationleigh-ann.woolley@cdu.edu.au
WURM, PennyEnvironmental science learning and teachingpenny.wurm@cdu.edu.au
YAP, Wai KeanRemote area hybrid systems, artificial intelligence, instrumentation and controlwai.yap@cdu.edu.au

School of Psychological and Clinical Sciences

SupervisorResearch AreaContact
BADLANI, Jamesjsbadlani@yahoo.com
BERNARDES, ChristinaIndigenous health, psycho-oncology, governance, health disparities, immunology of infectious diseases, viral infection, infection, oncology, epidemiolgychristina.bernades@menzies.edu.au
BOLAND, Martinmartin.boland@cdu.edu.au
BUERGELT, PetraAdaptation and transformation, disaster preparedness and response, research with indigenous communities, leadership, teamwork and collaboration, environmental topics, migration and expatriation, alternative healing methods, energy efficiency, qualitative researchpetra.buergelt@cdu.edu.au
BUSHELL, MaryPharmacy practicemary.bushell@cdu.edu.au
CLIMSTEIN, MikeClinical exercise science, sports science, sports medicinemike.climstein@sydney.edu.au
DAVIS, John (Mark)Health and societyMark.Davis@monash.edu
DE IESO, Paolopaolo.deieso@nt.gov.au
FAUZY, Akhmadakhmad.fauzy@uii.ac.id
FERNANDO, Ravindraravindrfernado@hotmail.co.uk
FLACK, MalGambling, behavioural models, social-cognitive modelsmalcolm.flack@cdu.edu.au
GEE, HarrietBiomarkers, microRNAs, radiotherapy, metabolism, cancerharriet.gee@gmail.com
GIFFARD, Philphil.giffard@menzies.edu.au
HEAZLEWOOD, IanExercise and Sport Scienceian.heazlewood@cdu.edu.au
ISBERG, SallyCrocodile researchsally@crocresearch.com.au
JAMES, DanielSports technology, sports engineering, technology innovation, wearable technologyd.james@griffith.edu.au
JAYARAJ, RamaCancer immunology, molecular oncology, Australian Indigenous health research, recombinant protein vaccines, molecular cancer marrama.jayaraj@cdu.edu.au
LEE, EunroSocial psychology, law and psychology, educational psychology, applied statistics, socio-neurological psychologyeunro.lee@cdu.edu.au
LEE, Jimjim.lee@cdu.edu.au
LEKAMWASAN, SarathMetabolic bone diseases, elderly careslekamwasam@gmail.com
LYS, Isabelleobesity, diabetes, exercise physiology, endocrinologyisabelle.lys@acu.edu.au
MILIC, NatalieClinical Sciencesnatalie.milic@cdu.edu.au
MOSS, SimonWorkplace psychology and mental health: How organizations and governments affect the mental health, productivity, and creativity of individualssimon.moss@cdu.edu.au
MORRIS, MaryGambling, student performance, effects of natural environments, sleep, mindfulness, bullyingmary.morris@cdu.edu.au
MURTHY, Vinuthaavinuthaa.murthy@cdu.edu.au
NAIVALU, CarmenCultural psychology, developmental psychologycarmen.naivalu@cdu.edu.au
NORRIS, KimberleyStress, anxietykimberley.norris@utas.edu.au
NWOSE, Ezekiel UbaCardiovascular complications, diabetes, diagnostic pathology, oxidative stress, pre-diabetesnwosseu@hotmail.com
PATON, DouglasDevelopmental, health psychology, disaster management, resiliencedouglas.paton@cdu.edu.au
PRASADARAO, P.S.D.VClinical geropsychology, mental health of older adults, culture and mental health, clinical neuropsychologyp.s.d.v.prasadarao@cdu.edu.au
PUCH-BOUWMAN, JenCultural psychology, NGO's and NFP organisations, positive psychology, values in actionjen.puch-bouwman@cdu.edu.au
SCHUMANN, Brandybschumann@smu.edu.au
SCOTT, Cameroncameron.scott@nt.gov.au
SHILTON, Cathycathy.shilton@nt.gov.au
SKINNER, TimothyPsychosocial aspect of diabetes, illness representations, mindfulness and meditation, patient - provider communicationtimothy.skinner@cdu.edu.au
SOHAL, Sukhwinder Singhsssohal@utas.edu.au
THACHIL, Thankjathanuja.thachil@nt.gov.au
WAIDYARATHNE, Eishaeiwaidya@yahoo.co.uk
YEE, Kwang ChoonPatient safety, clinical handover, clinical education, health informatics, medication safety
ZELESKOV DORIC, JelenaGestalt psychotherapy, resilience, counselling, criminal justice, prisoner re-entry, attachment