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
Andrew Pichardo
Sport and recreation

Andrew Pichardo

Doctor of Philosophy
Anh Dinh
Language and culture

Anh Dinh

Doctor of Philosophy
Anjali Bhatia
Health sciences

Anjali Bhatia

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)
      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
      Celine Turangi
      Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences

      Celine Turangi

      Doctor of Philosophy
        Master of Engineering
          Bachelor of Engineering Technology
          • Mechanical Engineering Major
          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
                Photo of Claire Ellis
                Science

                Claire Ellis

                Doctor of Philosophy
                Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours)
                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
                    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)
                                Hana Salati
                                Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences

                                Hana Salati

                                Doctor of Philosophy
                                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
                                        Photo of Louise Stone
                                        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
                                                  Nick van der Geest
                                                  Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences

                                                  Nick van der Geest

                                                  Doctor of Philosophy
                                                    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
                                                    • Mechanical Engineering Major
                                                    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
                                                        Riaz Uddin
                                                        Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences

                                                        Riaz Uddin

                                                        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
                                                        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
                                                        Waruni Hewage
                                                        Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences

                                                        Waruni Hewage

                                                        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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