Our PhD students and alumni

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

Alena Shannaq
Language and culture

Alena Shannaq

Doctor of Philosophy
Alexandra Lischka
Science

Alexandra Lischka

Doctor of Philosophy
Andrew Pichardo
Sport and recreation

Andrew Pichardo

Doctor of Philosophy
Anh Dinh
Language and culture

Anh Dinh

Doctor of Philosophy
Anna Plessas
Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences

Anna Plessas

Doctor of Philosophy
Antony Vavia
Science

Antony Vavia

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

      Ashley Gluchowski

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

        Brooke Porter

        Doctor of Philosophy
        Chien-ju Ting
        Language and culture

        Chien-ju Ting

        Doctor of Philosophy
        Chloe McKenzie
        Sport and recreation

        Chloe McKenzie

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

              Danilo Perez

              Doctor of Philosophy
              An alumna from AUT
              Health sciences

              Deborah Heke

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

                  Dianne Wepa

                  Doctor of Philosophy
                  Diksha Chadha
                  Science

                  Diksha Chadha

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

                      Emily Griffin

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

                      Enora Le Flao

                      Doctor of Philosophy
                      Erika Ikeda
                      Sport and recreation

                      Erika Ikeda

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

                          Erin Feser

                          Doctor of Philosophy
                          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
                              Javeed Ali
                              Sport and recreation

                              Javeed Ali

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

                                  Jazz Robson

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

                                      Ji (Leo) He

                                      Doctor of Philosophy
                                      Master of Science
                                      Josh McGeown
                                      Sport and recreation

                                      Josh McGeown

                                      Doctor of Philosophy
                                      Jun Su
                                      Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences

                                      Jun Su

                                      Doctor of Philosophy
                                      Kasun Subasinghage
                                      Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences

                                      Kasun Subasinghage

                                      Doctor of Philosophy
                                      Kevin Zhong
                                      Education

                                      Kevin Zhong

                                      Doctor of Philosophy
                                      Kristina Wornell
                                      Science

                                      Kristina Wornell

                                      Doctor of Philosophy
                                      An alumna from AUT
                                      Business and economics

                                      Laksmi Yustika Devi

                                      Doctor of Philosophy
                                      Lesley Sommerfield
                                      Sport and recreation

                                      Lesley Sommerfield

                                      Doctor of Philosophy
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                                      Social sciences and public policy

                                      Louise Stone

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

                                          Luiz Mendes-Filho

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

                                                Qingyi Zhang

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

                                                Rahul Permal

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

                                                    Reem Abbas

                                                    Doctor of Philosophy
                                                    Renata Bastos Gottgtroy
                                                    Sport and recreation

                                                    Renata Bastos Gottgtroy

                                                    Doctor of Philosophy
                                                    Renu Sisodia
                                                    Health sciences

                                                    Renu Sisodia

                                                    Doctor of Philosophy
                                                    Renyu (Frank) Zhang
                                                    Science

                                                    Renyu (Frank) Zhang

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

                                                    Rewat Khanthaporn

                                                    Doctor of Philosophy
                                                    Rodrigo Bini
                                                    Sport and recreation

                                                    Rodrigo Rico Bini

                                                    Doctor of Philosophy
                                                    Rohan Willis
                                                    Language and culture

                                                    Rohan Willis

                                                    Doctor of Philosophy
                                                    Ronald Lulijwa
                                                    Science

                                                    Ronald Lulijwa

                                                    Doctor of Philosophy
                                                    Ryan Weatherwax
                                                    Sport and recreation

                                                    Ryan Weatherwax

                                                    Doctor of Philosophy
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                                                    Creative technologies

                                                    Sana Alyaseri

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

                                                    Sarath Munasinghe

                                                    Doctor of Philosophy
                                                    Subhash Chand
                                                    Science

                                                    Subhash Chand

                                                    Doctor of Philosophy
                                                    Supriti Singh
                                                    Law

                                                    Supriti Singh

                                                    Doctor of Philosophy
                                                    An alumna from AUT
                                                    Business and economics

                                                    Tien Nguyen

                                                    Doctor of Philosophy
                                                    Til Chhetri
                                                    Health sciences

                                                    Til Chhetri

                                                    Doctor of Philosophy
                                                    An alumna from AUT
                                                    Business and economics

                                                    Tingting Zhang

                                                    Doctor of Philosophy
                                                    Tui Matelau-Doherty
                                                    Communication studies

                                                    Tui Matelau-Doherty

                                                    Doctor of Philosophy
                                                    Tung Thanh Diep
                                                    Science

                                                    Tung Thanh Diep

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

                                                    Van-Tin Doan

                                                    Doctor of Philosophy
                                                    Xiyong Huang
                                                    Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences

                                                    Xiyong Huang

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

                                                      Yuanyuan (Jane) Shen

                                                      Doctor of Philosophy
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