Our PhD students and alumni

AUT has almost 1,000 doctoral students completing research in all of AUT’s disciplines – from architecture to sport and recreation. Read more about some of our PhD students and alumni below.

Alena Shannaq
Language and culture

Alena Shannaq

Doctor of Philosophy
Alexandra Lischka
Science

Alexandra Lischka

Doctor of Philosophy
Andrew Pichardo
Sport and recreation

Andrew Pichardo

Doctor of Philosophy
Anh Dinh
Language and culture

Anh Dinh

Doctor of Philosophy
Anna Plessas
Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences

Anna Plessas

Doctor of Philosophy
Antony Vavia
Science

Antony Vavia

Doctor of Philosophy
    Bachelor of Science
    • Marine Biology Major
    Bachelor of Science (Honours)
      Ashley Gluchowski
      Sport and recreation

      Ashley Gluchowski

      Doctor of Philosophy
      Awanis Azizan
      Science

      Awanis Azizan

      Doctor of Philosophy
      An alumni from AUT
      Science

      Barry Wong

      Doctor of Philosophy
      Bing (Frank) Huang
      Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences

      Bing (Frank) Huang

      Doctor of Philosophy
      Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences
      An alumna from AUT
      Hospitality, tourism and events

      Brooke Porter

      Doctor of Philosophy
      Chien-ju Ting
      Language and culture

      Chien-ju Ting

      Doctor of Philosophy
      Chloe McKenzie
      Sport and recreation

      Chloe McKenzie

      Doctor of Philosophy
        Master of Sport and Exercise
          Postgraduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science
            Bachelor of Sport and Recreation
            • Sport and Exercise Science Major
            Danilo Perez
            Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences

            Danilo Perez

            Doctor of Philosophy
            An alumna from AUT
            Health sciences

            Deborah Heke

            Doctor of Philosophy
              Master of Health Science
                Bachelor of Health Science
                • Psychology Major
                An alumna from AUT
                Health sciences

                Dianne Wepa

                Doctor of Philosophy
                Diksha Chadha
                Science

                Diksha Chadha

                Doctor of Philosophy
                  Bachelor of Science
                  • Food Science Major
                  Bachelor of Science (Honours)
                    emily griffin - alumna from AUT
                    Social sciences and public policy

                    Emily Griffin

                    Doctor of Philosophy
                    Master of Human Rights
                    Enora Le Flao
                    Sport and recreation

                    Enora Le Flao

                    Doctor of Philosophy
                    Erika Ikeda
                    Sport and recreation

                    Erika Ikeda

                    Doctor of Philosophy
                      Master of Health Science
                        Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science
                        • Physical Activity and Nutrition
                        Erin Feser
                        Sport and recreation

                        Erin Feser

                        Doctor of Philosophy
                        Farhana Muznebin
                        Science

                        Farhana Muznebin

                        Doctor of Philosophy
                        Hamideh-Gholizadeh
                        Science

                        Hamideh Gholizadeh

                        Doctor of Philosophy
                          Bachelor of Science
                          • Food Science Major
                          Bachelor of Science (Honours)
                            Helen Hoang
                            Science

                            Helen Hoang

                            Doctor of Philosophy
                            Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours)
                            Certificate in Applied Science
                            Helen Ough Dealy
                            Science

                            Helen Ough Dealy

                            Doctor of Philosophy
                            Herman Masindano Wandabwa
                            Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences

                            Herman Masindano Wandabwa

                            Doctor of Philosophy
                            Isaac Amoah
                            Sport and recreation

                            Isaac Amoah

                            Doctor of Philosophy
                            Javeed Ali
                            Sport and recreation

                            Javeed Ali

                            Doctor of Philosophy
                              Master of Business
                              • Sport Leadership and Management Specialisation
                              Master of Philosophy
                                Photo of Jazz Robson
                                Social sciences and public policy

                                Jazz Robson

                                Doctor of Philosophy
                                  Master of Arts
                                    Bachelor of Arts
                                    • Psychology Major
                                    • Criminology and Criminal Justice Major
                                    Ji (Leo) He
                                    Science

                                    Ji (Leo) He

                                    Doctor of Philosophy
                                    Master of Science
                                    Josh McGeown
                                    Sport and recreation

                                    Josh McGeown

                                    Doctor of Philosophy
                                    Jun Su
                                    Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences

                                    Jun Su

                                    Doctor of Philosophy
                                    Kasun Subasinghage
                                    Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences

                                    Kasun Subasinghage

                                    Doctor of Philosophy
                                    Kevin Zhong
                                    Education

                                    Kevin Zhong

                                    Doctor of Philosophy
                                    Kristina Wornell
                                    Science

                                    Kristina Wornell

                                    Doctor of Philosophy
                                    An alumna from AUT
                                    Business and economics

                                    Laksmi Yustika Devi

                                    Doctor of Philosophy
                                    Lesley Sommerfield
                                    Sport and recreation

                                    Lesley Sommerfield

                                    Doctor of Philosophy
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                                    Social sciences and public policy

                                    Louise Stone

                                    Doctor of Philosophy
                                      Master of Arts
                                        Bachelor of Arts
                                        • Psychology Major
                                        • Criminology and Criminal Justice Major
                                        An alumni from AUT
                                        Business and economics

                                        Luiz Mendes-Filho

                                        Doctor of Philosophy
                                        Photo of Mansi Limbad
                                        Science

                                        Mansi Jayantikumar Limbad

                                        Doctor of Philosophy
                                        Mary Wilkins
                                        Language and culture

                                        Mary Wilkins

                                        Doctor of Philosophy
                                          Master of Creative Writing
                                            Bachelor of Arts
                                            • Creative Writing Major
                                            Matthew Kritz
                                            Sport and recreation

                                            Matthew Kritz

                                            Doctor of Philosophy
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                                            Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences; Architecture

                                            Megan Burfoot

                                            Doctor of Philosophy
                                              Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
                                              • Architectural Engineering Major
                                              Mel Johnston
                                              Sport and recreation

                                              Mel Johnston

                                              Doctor of Philosophy
                                              Michelle Govender
                                              Law

                                              Michelle Govender

                                              Doctor of Philosophy
                                              Muhammad Dhaifan Akbar
                                              Hospitality, tourism and events

                                              Muhammad Dhaifan Akbar

                                              Doctor of Philosophy
                                              Photo of Natascha Díaz Cardona
                                              Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development

                                              Natascha Díaz Cardona

                                              Doctor of Philosophy
                                              Nitika Kumari
                                              Health sciences

                                              Nitika Kumari

                                              Doctor of Philosophy
                                              Pattamol Kanjanakan
                                              Hospitality, tourism and events

                                              Pattamol Kanjanakan

                                              Doctor of Philosophy
                                              Paul Macadam
                                              Sport and recreation

                                              Paul Macadam

                                              Doctor of Philosophy
                                              Master of Sport and Exercise
                                              Postgraduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science
                                              Peter Makolo
                                              Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences

                                              Peter Makolo

                                              Doctor of Philosophy
                                              Photo of Qingyi Zhang
                                              Hospitality, tourism and events

                                              Qingyi Zhang

                                              Doctor of Philosophy
                                              Master of International Hospitality Management
                                              An alumni from AUT
                                              Science

                                              Rahul Permal

                                              Doctor of Philosophy
                                                Bachelor of Science
                                                • Food Science Major
                                                Bachelor of Science (Honours)
                                                  Reem Abbas
                                                  Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences

                                                  Reem Abbas

                                                  Doctor of Philosophy
                                                  Renata Bastos Gottgtroy
                                                  Sport and recreation

                                                  Renata Bastos Gottgtroy

                                                  Doctor of Philosophy
                                                  Renu Sisodia
                                                  Health sciences

                                                  Renu Sisodia

                                                  Doctor of Philosophy
                                                  Renyu (Frank) Zhang
                                                  Science

                                                  Renyu (Frank) Zhang

                                                  Doctor of Philosophy
                                                  Master of Science
                                                  Photo of Rewat Khanthaporn
                                                  Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences

                                                  Rewat Khanthaporn

                                                  Doctor of Philosophy
                                                  Rodrigo Bini
                                                  Sport and recreation

                                                  Rodrigo Rico Bini

                                                  Doctor of Philosophy
                                                  Rohan Willis
                                                  Language and culture

                                                  Rohan Willis

                                                  Doctor of Philosophy
                                                  Ronald Lulijwa
                                                  Science

                                                  Ronald Lulijwa

                                                  Doctor of Philosophy
                                                  Ryan Weatherwax
                                                  Sport and recreation

                                                  Ryan Weatherwax

                                                  Doctor of Philosophy
                                                  Photo of Sana Alyaseri
                                                  Creative technologies

                                                  Sana Alyaseri

                                                  Doctor of Philosophy
                                                  An alumni from AUT
                                                  Hospitality, tourism and events

                                                  Sarath Munasinghe

                                                  Doctor of Philosophy
                                                  Subhash Chand
                                                  Science

                                                  Subhash Chand

                                                  Doctor of Philosophy
                                                  Supriti Singh
                                                  Law

                                                  Supriti Singh

                                                  Doctor of Philosophy
                                                  An alumna from AUT
                                                  Business and economics

                                                  Tien Nguyen

                                                  Doctor of Philosophy
                                                  Til Chhetri
                                                  Health sciences

                                                  Til Chhetri

                                                  Doctor of Philosophy
                                                  An alumna from AUT
                                                  Business and economics

                                                  Tingting Zhang

                                                  Doctor of Philosophy
                                                  Tui Matelau-Doherty
                                                  Communication studies

                                                  Tui Matelau-Doherty

                                                  Doctor of Philosophy
                                                  Tung Thanh Diep
                                                  Science

                                                  Tung Thanh Diep

                                                  Doctor of Philosophy
                                                  Van-Tin Doan
                                                  Hospitality, tourism and events

                                                  Van-Tin Doan

                                                  Doctor of Philosophy
                                                  Xiyong Huang
                                                  Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences

                                                  Xiyong Huang

                                                  Doctor of Philosophy
                                                    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
                                                    • Mechanical Engineering Major
                                                    Yuanyuan (Jane) Shen
                                                    Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences

                                                    Yuanyuan (Jane) Shen

                                                    Doctor of Philosophy
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