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
Alex Ross
Sport and recreation

Alex Ross

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
      An alumni from AUT
      Science

      Barry Wong

      Doctor of Philosophy
      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
          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
                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
                            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
                                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
                                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
                                        Kasun Subasinghage
                                        Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences

                                        Kasun Subasinghage

                                        Doctor of Philosophy
                                        Kristina Wornell
                                        Science

                                        Kristina Wornell

                                        Doctor of Philosophy
                                        Lauren Keaney
                                        Sport and recreation

                                        Lauren Keaney

                                        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
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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
                                                  michele_cox
                                                  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
                                                          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
                                                              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
                                                              Ryan Weatherwax
                                                              Sport and recreation

                                                              Ryan Weatherwax

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

                                                              Sarath Munasinghe

                                                              Doctor of Philosophy
                                                              Sarla Kumari
                                                              Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences

                                                              Sarla Kumari

                                                              Doctor of Philosophy
                                                              sian_allen
                                                              Sport and recreation

                                                              Sian Allen

                                                              Doctor of Philosophy
                                                              Subhash Chand
                                                              Science

                                                              Subhash Chand

                                                              Doctor of Philosophy
                                                              Supriti Singh
                                                              Law

                                                              Supriti Singh

                                                              Doctor of Philosophy
                                                              Sylvia North
                                                              Sport and recreation

                                                              Sylvia North

                                                              Doctor of Philosophy
                                                              Til Chhetri
                                                              Health sciences

                                                              Til Chhetri

                                                              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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