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.

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Business

Ajantha Velayutham

Doctor of Philosophy
    Master of Business
    • Accounting Specialisation
    Alena Shannaq
    Language and culture

    Alena Shannaq

    Doctor of Philosophy
    Alex Ross
    Sport and recreation

    Alex Ross

    Doctor of Philosophy
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    Sport and recreation

    Alyssa-Joy Spence

    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)
        Audrey Kusasira-Sutton
        Health sciences

        Audrey Kusasira-Sutton

        Doctor of Philosophy
        Awanis Azizan
        Science

        Awanis Azizan

        Doctor of Philosophy
        Casey Watkins
        Sport and recreation

        Casey Watkins

        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
            Cesar Meylan
            Sport and recreation

            Cesar Meylan

            Doctor of Philosophy
            Chantal Denise Pagel
            Hospitality, tourism and events

            Chantal Denise Pagel

            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
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                  Science

                  Claire Ellis

                  Doctor of Philosophy
                  Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours)
                  Dalya Al-Mohamadamin
                  Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences

                  Dalya Al-Mohamadamin

                  Doctor of Philosophy
                  Damithri Jayasekara
                  Health sciences

                  Damithri Jayasekara

                  Doctor of Philosophy
                  Danilo Perez
                  Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences

                  Danilo Perez

                  Doctor of Philosophy
                  Diana Albarrán González
                  Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development

                  Diana Albarrán González

                  Doctor of Philosophy
                  Diksha Chadha
                  Science

                  Diksha Chadha

                  Doctor of Philosophy
                    Bachelor of Science
                    • Food Science Major
                    Bachelor of Science (Honours)
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                      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
                          Farhana Muznebin
                          Science

                          Farhana Muznebin

                          Doctor of Philosophy
                          Fucheng Zheng
                          Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences

                          Fucheng Zheng

                          Doctor of Philosophy
                            Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
                            • Electrical and Electronic Engineering Major
                            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
                                Hayden Croft 240
                                Sport and recreation

                                Hayden Croft

                                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
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                                Architecture and built environment

                                Hui Zhang

                                Doctor of Philosophy
                                Master of Engineering
                                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
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                                    Social sciences and public policy

                                    Jazz Robson

                                    Doctor of Philosophy
                                      Master of Arts
                                        Bachelor of Arts
                                        • Psychology Major
                                        • Criminology and Criminal Justice Major
                                        Jun Su
                                        Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences

                                        Jun Su

                                        Doctor of Philosophy
                                        Kai Schaedlich
                                        Business

                                        Kai Schaedlich

                                        Doctor of Philosophy
                                          Bachelor of Business
                                          • Information Systems
                                          Bachelor of Business (Honours)
                                            Kaitlyn Weiss
                                            Sport and recreation

                                            Kaitlyn Weiss

                                            Doctor of Philosophy
                                            Kasun Subasinghage
                                            Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences

                                            Kasun Subasinghage

                                            Doctor of Philosophy
                                            Kristina Wornell
                                            Science

                                            Kristina Wornell

                                            Doctor of Philosophy
                                            Leona Wang
                                            Creative technologies

                                            Leona Wang

                                            Doctor of Philosophy
                                              Master of Design
                                                Bachelor of Art and Design (Honours)
                                                  Bachelor of Design
                                                  • Fashion Design Major
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                                                  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
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                                                        Sport and recreation

                                                        Michele Cox

                                                        Doctor of Philosophy
                                                        Muhammad Dhaifan Akbar
                                                        Hospitality, tourism and events

                                                        Muhammad Dhaifan Akbar

                                                        Doctor of Philosophy
                                                        Nafiz Ul Fahad
                                                        Business

                                                        Nafiz Ul Fahad

                                                        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
                                                          Prue Molyneux
                                                          Health sciences

                                                          Prue Molyneux

                                                          Doctor of Philosophy
                                                            Bachelor of Health Science (Honours)
                                                              Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry)
                                                                Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science
                                                                • Rehabilitation
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                                                                Hospitality, tourism and events

                                                                Qingyi Zhang

                                                                Doctor of Philosophy
                                                                Master of International Hospitality Management
                                                                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
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                                                                Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences

                                                                Rewat Khanthaporn

                                                                Doctor of Philosophy
                                                                Reza Nemati
                                                                Science

                                                                Reza Nemati

                                                                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
                                                                Rohit Gade
                                                                Architecture and built environment

                                                                Rohit Gade

                                                                Doctor of Philosophy
                                                                Master of Construction Management
                                                                Roxane de Waegh
                                                                Hospitality, tourism and events

                                                                Roxane de Waegh

                                                                Doctor of Philosophy
                                                                Ryan Weatherwax
                                                                Sport and recreation

                                                                Ryan Weatherwax

                                                                Doctor of Philosophy
                                                                Sarla Kumari
                                                                Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences

                                                                Sarla Kumari

                                                                Doctor of Philosophy
                                                                Sherry Feng
                                                                Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences

                                                                Sherry Feng

                                                                Doctor of Philosophy
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                                                                Sport and recreation

                                                                Sian Allen

                                                                Doctor of Philosophy
                                                                Subhash Chand
                                                                Science

                                                                Subhash Chand

                                                                Doctor of Philosophy
                                                                Sylvia North
                                                                Sport and recreation

                                                                Sylvia North

                                                                Doctor of Philosophy
                                                                Tracey Clissold
                                                                Sport and recreation

                                                                Tracey Clissold

                                                                Doctor of Philosophy
                                                                Tran Le Khanh Chi (Kelly)
                                                                Social sciences and public policy

                                                                Tran Le Khanh Chi (Kelly)

                                                                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
                                                                Ye (Zoe) Ye 240
                                                                Social sciences and public policy

                                                                Ye (Zoe) Ye

                                                                Doctor of Philosophy
                                                                Yuanyuan (Jane) Shen
                                                                Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences

                                                                Yuanyuan (Jane) Shen

                                                                Doctor of Philosophy
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