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
Angela Andersen
Business and economics

Angela Andersen

Doctor of Philosophy
    Bachelor of Business
    • Accounting
    • Finance
    Bachelor of Business (Honours)
    • Finance Specialisation
    Anh Dinh
    Language and culture

    Anh Dinh

    Doctor of Philosophy
    Anna Plessas
    Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences

    Anna Plessas

    Doctor of Philosophy
    An alumni from AUT
    Creative technologies

    Antonio Esparza

    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
        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
          • Applied Mathematics Major
          • Analytics Major
          An alumna from AUT
          Hospitality, tourism and events

          Brooke Porter

          Doctor of Philosophy
          An alumna from AUT
          Art and design

          Cecelia Faumuina

          Doctor of Philosophy
          Master of Philosophy
          Bachelor of Art and Design (Honours)
          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 alumni from AUT
                Business and economics

                De Wet van der Westhuizen

                Doctor of Philosophy
                  Master of Business
                  • Economics Specialisation
                  Bachelor of Business
                  • Economics
                  Bachelor of Business (Honours)
                    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)
                            Dinesha Senarathna
                            Hospitality, tourism and events

                            Dinesha Senarathna

                            Doctor of Philosophy
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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
                                Erin Feser
                                Sport and recreation

                                Erin Feser

                                Doctor of Philosophy
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                                Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences

                                Gaurav Kapoor

                                Doctor of Philosophy
                                  Bachelor of Science
                                  • Applied Mathematics Major
                                  • Computer Science Major
                                  Bachelor of Science (Honours)
                                    Master of Science
                                      Hamideh-Gholizadeh
                                      Science

                                      Hamideh Gholizadeh

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

                                          Helen Ough Dealy

                                          Doctor of Philosophy
                                          Isaac Amoah
                                          Sport and recreation

                                          Isaac Amoah

                                          Doctor of Philosophy
                                          An alumni from AUT
                                          Language and culture

                                          Isaac Waetford

                                          Doctor of Philosophy
                                            Master of English and New Media Studies
                                              Bachelor of Arts
                                              • Creative Writing Major
                                              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
                                                      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
                                                      Alumni from AUT
                                                      Science

                                                      Kevin Kantono

                                                      Doctor of Philosophy
                                                      Bachelor of Science
                                                      Bachelor of Science (Honours)
                                                      Diploma in Applied Science
                                                      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
                                                      An alumni from AUT
                                                      Science

                                                      Lorenzo Fiori

                                                      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
                                                          Photo of Maojun Wang
                                                          Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences

                                                          Maojun Wang

                                                          Doctor of Philosophy
                                                          An alumna from AUT
                                                          Social sciences and public policy

                                                          Maria Margarita (Marjs) Lavides

                                                          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
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                                                                Business and economics

                                                                Michael James Kirkwood

                                                                Doctor of Philosophy
                                                                  Master of Business
                                                                  • Marketing Specialisation
                                                                  Bachelor of Business
                                                                  • Marketing, Advertising, Retailing and Sales
                                                                  Bachelor of Business (Honours)
                                                                  • Marketing Specialisation
                                                                  Michelle Govender
                                                                  Law

                                                                  Michelle Govender

                                                                  Doctor of Philosophy
                                                                  Muhammad Dhaifan Akbar
                                                                  Hospitality, tourism and events

                                                                  Muhammad Dhaifan Akbar

                                                                  Doctor of Philosophy
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                                                                  Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development

                                                                  Natascha Díaz Cardona

                                                                  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
                                                                  Photo of Qingyi Zhang
                                                                  Hospitality, tourism and events

                                                                  Qingyi Zhang

                                                                  Doctor of Philosophy
                                                                  Master of International Hospitality Management
                                                                  An alumna from AUT
                                                                  Health sciences

                                                                  Qorinah Estiningtyas Sakilah Adnani

                                                                  Doctor of Philosophy
                                                                  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
                                                                      AUT student
                                                                      Science

                                                                      Seyedehsara (Sara) Masoomi Dezfooli

                                                                      Doctor of Philosophy
                                                                      An alumni from AUT
                                                                      Health sciences

                                                                      Stenly Hely Sajow

                                                                      Doctor of Philosophy
                                                                      An alumna from AUT
                                                                      Communication studies

                                                                      Stephanie Sageo-Tapungu

                                                                      Doctor of Philosophy
                                                                      Subhash Chand
                                                                      Science

                                                                      Subhash Chand

                                                                      Doctor of Philosophy
                                                                      Supriti Singh
                                                                      Law

                                                                      Supriti Singh

                                                                      Doctor of Philosophy
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                                                                      Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development

                                                                      Tania Wolfgramm

                                                                      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
                                                                      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