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
    Alex Ross
    Sport and recreation

    Alex Ross

    Doctor of Philosophy
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    Sport and recreation

    Alyssa-Joy Spence

    Doctor of Philosophy
    Anh Dinh
    Language and culture

    Anh Dinh

    Doctor of Philosophy
    Anja Zoellner
    Sport and recreation

    Anja Zoellner

    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
            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
                  Dalya Al-Mohamadamin
                  Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences

                  Dalya Al-Mohamadamin

                  Doctor of Philosophy
                  Damithri Jayasekara
                  Health sciences

                  Damithri Jayasekara

                  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
                      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
                          Fraser Borrett
                          Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences

                          Fraser Borrett

                          Doctor of Philosophy
                            Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
                            • Mechatronics Engineering Major
                            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
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                                  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
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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
                                      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
                                          Leona Wang
                                          Creative technologies

                                          Leona Wang

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

                                                      Michele Cox

                                                      Doctor of Philosophy
                                                      Muhammad Arif Syed
                                                      Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences

                                                      Muhammad Arif Syed

                                                      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
                                                        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
                                                              Renyu (Frank) Zhang
                                                              Science

                                                              Renyu (Frank) Zhang

                                                              Doctor of Philosophy
                                                              Master of Science
                                                              Reza Nemati
                                                              Science

                                                              Reza Nemati

                                                              Doctor of Philosophy
                                                              Riaz Uddin
                                                              Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences

                                                              Riaz Uddin

                                                              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
                                                              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
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