Higher Degree by Research projects

Classics and Ancient History HDR Projects

Current Projects


Student: Susan Edmondson

Project Title: Beyond the Pillars of Hercules: Identity and Self-Representation in the Atlantic Ports and Harbours of Western Hispania from the Late Republic to the Third Century AD

Principal Advisor: Dr Janette McWilliam


Student: Annabel Florence

Project Title: The Public Finances of Fourth-Century BC Athens

Principal Advisor: Dr David Pritchard


Student: Stephanie Golding

Project Title: The Pietas and Virtus of Scipio Africanus: Livy's Portaryal of a soldier, statesman and visionary

Principal Advisor: Associate Professor Tom Stevenson


Student: John Hajek

Project Title: Discourses on power and authority in Roman declamation

Principal Advisor: Associate Professor Tom Stevenson


Student: Scot McPhee

Project Title: The Space of Battles: The representation of conflict and the Italian landscape in Latin Literature of the Late Republic and Early Empire

Principal Advisor: Dr Janette McWilliam


Student: Elicia Penman

Project Title: Origins of the Medieval Dragon in Greek Mythology

Principal Advisor: Professor Alastair Blanshard


Student: Charles Pry

Project Title: War on Stage: The Representation of War-making in the Tragedies of Euripides

Principal Advisor: Dr David Pritchard

Studies in Religion HDR Projects

Current Projects


 

Student: Michelle Cook

Project Title: Being a Covenanting and Multicultural Church? Explorations of Ecclesiology in the Uniting Church in Australia

Principal Advisor: Associate Professor Neil Pembroke


Student: Rev. Helen Dick

Project Title: A qualitative study of the religious and spiritual beliefs of direct care workers in a Residential Aged Care Facility in the face of death dying and suffering in the workplace

Principal Advisor: Associate Professor Neil Pembroke


 

 

 

Student: Chris Gibbons

Project Title: Theory and Practice of Yoga in the Mahābhārata

Principal Advisor: Dr Adam Bowles


Student: Tim Hodgson

Project Title: Addressing Moral Injury within the Royal Australian Air Force through a Restorative Process

Principal Advisor: Associate Professor Neil Pembroke

 


 

Student: Gary Krause

Project Title: Centers of Influence: failed 19th Century approach or relevant model for urban ministry today?

Principal Advisor: Associate Professor Neil Pembroke


Student: Peter Lockhart

Project Title: A critical analysis of the content of sermons preached by ministers ordained in the Uniting Church in Queensland between 2002-2012, with particular reference to key theological themes and socio-cultural issues

Principal Advisor: Associate Professor Neil Pembroke


 

 

Student: Paloma Muñoz Gomez

Project Title: New religious ideologies and practices in the Sanskrit Mahābhārata

Principal Advisor: Dr Adam Bowles


Student: Nithyananda Nathan

Project Title: The communion of saints of the Apostles' Creed: Christian socialism of New Humanism for contemporary society

Principal Advisor: Associate Professor Rick Strelan

 

 

 

Philosophy HDR Projects

Current Projects


 

Student: Riccardo Carli

Project Title: Nietzsche's challenge for creativity: perspectives on shaping the free spirit

Principal Advisor: Dr Aurelia Armstrong


Student: Catherine Carol

Project Title: Luce Irigaray: Thinking sexuate difference and the law

Principal Advisor: Dr Michelle Boulous Walker


Student: Anton Chang

Project Title: Work in Progress: a Phenomenological Ontology

Principal Advisor: Dr Michelle Boulous Walker


Student: Anthony Cupitt

Project Title: Should the batter walk? Fairness and ethical decision making in the sport of cricket

Principal Advisor: Dr Julian Lamont


Student: Katherine Diserens

Project Title: Peirce with Arendt: Judging Justifications for Beliefs about the Use of Force

Principal Advisor: Dr Gilbert Burgh


Student: Ross Forgione

Project Title: The ethical and legal arguments for the abolition of advocate immunity in Australia

Principal Advisor: Dr Julian Lamont


Student: Joshua Kelleher

Project Title: Causal fundamentalism, higher levels and emergence

Principal Advisor: Dr Claudio Mazzola


Student: Glenn Manga

Project Title: The Observer and Observed As One, A Philosophical Move From Disembodiment and Dysfunctional Action, To A Trans-Disciplinary Topocosmic Re-embodiment and Relational Action

Principal Advisor: Dr Julian Lamont


Student: Chris Mesiku

Project Title: The entanglement of theoretical physics with agency

Principal Advisor: Dr Matt Farr


Student: George Nguyen

Project Title: The Epistemology of Manipulating the Quantum World

Principal Advisor: Dr Peter Evans


Student: Peter Shaw

Project Title: Can scientific theories of moral cognition ground moral philosophy?

Principal Advisor: Dr Julian Lamont


Student: Alexandra Varlakov

Project Title: Information: Entropy, Complexity, and Life

Principal Advisor: Associate Professor Phil Dowe


Student: Michael Vincent

Project Title: Diversity, Stability, Chronicity, and Morality

Principal Advisor: Dr Julian Lamont


 

Student: Hora Zabarjadi Sar

Project Title: Hermeneutical study of refugee identity: Hermeneutical injustice, social integrity failure and extremism

Principal Advisor: Dr Gilbert Burgh


Student: Sameema Zahra

Project Title: Woman and the Other

Principal Advisor: Associate Professor Marguerite La Caze


Student: Diane Zetlin

Project Title: Gender and the formation of the early modern state

Principal Advisor: Associate Professor Deborah Brown

History HDR Projects

Current Projects


Student: Samuel Finch

Project Title: "From the Oder and the Rhine": Germans in South Australia, 1838-1914

Principal Advisor: Associate Professor Andrew Bonnell


 

Student: Andrea Josipovic

Project Title: Child sexual abuse by women: a genealogical approach to the constitution of an unthinkable crime

Principal Advisor: Emeritus Professor Peter Cryle


Student: Michelle Pfeffer

Project Title: The Secularisation of the Soul?: Henry Layton, William Coward and Christian Materialism from 1692-1706

Principal Advisor: Professor Peter Harrison


Student: Noreen Redhead

Project Title: A political biography of Sumitro Djojohadikusumo: an assessment of his significance in the development of modern Indonesia

Principal Advisor: Associate Professor Chi-Kong Lai


 

 

Student: Chenchen Wang

Project Title: The business strategies the Chinese enterprises used to deal with economic crisis during the wartime (1937-1950)

Principal Advisor: Associate Professor Chi-Kong Lai


Student: Elmari Whyte

Project Title: Domestic Service in Australia, 1914-1945: A Comparison with Britain

Principal Advisor: Dr Lisa Featherstone


Student: Wing-Fai Wong

Project Title: Tung Shu and Everyday Life of Australian Chinese

Principal Advisor: Associate Professor Chi-Kong Lai