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PhD Research

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PhD Scholarships

Information for domestic and international PhD students is available on the University of Canberra's Research Scholarships page.

Current students

Research students associated with the Centre and the titles of their Research Projects are listed below:

Morris CarpenterMorris Carpenter
'mHealth adoption for the self-management of type 2 diabetes'. Primary supervisor Sora Park.

Liam EngelLiam Engel
'Drug forum users and Australian drug policy: the enabling environment of the Australian Drug Discussion Archive'. Primary supervisor Deborah Lupton.

Jee Young LeeJee Young Lee
'A user-centric digital inclusion framework for a digitalised society: Linking Australia's digital divide policy and digital exclusion experiences'. Primary supervisor Sora Park.

Nicole MathisonNicole Mathison
'An examination of the role of effective knowledge practises underpinning technological innovation'. Primary supervisor Sally Burford.

Kieran McGuinnessKieran McGuinness
'Submarine diplomacy: Australian defence policy, political rhetoric and narratives of international relations'. Primary supervisor Kerry McCallum.

Catherine Page JeffreyCatherine Page Jeffery
'Technologies of Parenting: Children, Mediated Families and Digital Culture'. Primary supervisor Glen Fuller

Shara RanasingheShara Ranasinghe
'Enhancing Patient-centred Cancer Communication during cancer treatment '. Primary supervisor Kate Holland.

Prue RobsonPrue Robson
'Positioning Canberra: discourses of work and play in attracting residents to political capital cities'. Primary supervisor Deborah Lupton.

Tess RyanTheresa Ryan
'And where she goes: An analysis of leadership models for Indigenous Women in Australia'. Primary supervisor Kerry McCallum.

Prarawan SenachaiPrarawan Senachai
'The role of Thai Traditional Medicine (TTM) in Thailand'. Primary supervisor Jerry Watkins.

Katharine StuartKatharine Stuart
'Understanding records management in a digital Australian government'. Primary supervisor Sally Burford.

Melissa SweetMelissa Sweet
'A social journalism project about the medical incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the 20th Century, with a focus on the lock hospital histories of WA'. Primary supervisor Matthew Ricketson.

Temple UwalakaTemple Uwalaka
'Mobile Internet and Democratic Governance in Nigeria'. Primary supervisor Jerry Watkins.

PhD Completions

Michelle Dunne Breen: 'Discursive Depletion: the Fourth Estate and Aboriginal opposition to the Northern Territory Emergency Response 2007' (Graduated April 2015). Primary supervisor Kerry McCallum.

James Mahoney: 'Strategic horizons: a paradigm for strategic communication planning and management in organisational contexts' (Graduated April 2015). Primary supervisor Kerry McCallum.

David Marshall: 'Political discourse in a media saturated environment: the Howard Government's approach to communicating with the Australian electorate' (Graduated April 2015). Primary supervisor Kerry McCallum.

Lisa Waller: 'The dynamic interplay of news media and bilingual education policy in Australia's Northern Territory 1988-2008' (Graduated September 2013). Primary supervisor Kerry McCallum.

Katrina Clifford: 'The Thin Blue Line of Mental Health: Mediated Representations of Police Use of Force in Mental Health Crisis Interventions'. (Graduated March 2013). Primary supervisor Warwick Blood.