Postdoctoral research fellows

The University of Sydney Postdoctoral Fellowships were established in 1996 to support excellence in full-time research undertaken in any Department or School at the University.

The Fellowships are extremely prestigious and highly competitive internationally in line with equivalent externally funded fellowships.

Current postdoctoral research fellows


Dr Rosalyn Gloag (Biological Sciences)
Project: Asexual reproduction and social parasitism in honey bee invaders

Dr Catherine Ingram (Conservatorium of Music)
Project: The music-making of cultural minorities in Australia and China: aesthetics, agency and social engagement

Dr Chris Wright (Work & Organisational Studies)
Project: The business and labour market impact of skilled immigration in Australia

Dr Lev Bishop (Physics)
Project: Coupling schemes for many-qubit devices

Dr Dongyang Chen (School of Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic)
Project: Nanostructured metal-cation containing anion exchange membranes for fuel cells

Dr Marco Tomamichel (Physics)
Project: Practical Quantum Cryptography

Dr Cristian Leyton (Speech Pathology)
Project: Differentiation and treatment for nonfluent variants of Primary Progressive Aphasia

Dr Xianghai An (School of Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic)
Project: Quantitatively unravelling the physical origins of twinning-induced plasticity: insight from in-situ nanoscale deformation

Dr Haitao Li (Chemical Engineering)
Project: Near-Infrared Light Controlled Carbon-based Photocatalysts Design and their application in Environment and Organic Synthesis Industry

Daniel Huber (Faculty of Science)
Project: Characterizing Exoplanet Systems using NASA's Kepler Mission

Dr Anis Khan (Sydney Medical School)
Project: Hepatitis B Virus Genomic Variations and Development of Hepatocellular Carcinoma


Dr Saskia Beudel (Sydney College of the Arts)
Project: City of Water: New Nature Writing and Urban Aesthetics

Dr Mohammad Choucair (Science)
Project: Exploiting the Kubas Interaction in the Synthesis of Advanced Carbon Nanostructures for Hydrogen Storage

Dr Adam Cook (Medicine)
Project: Mapping physiological and oncogenic functions of the mutator protein AID

Dr Damian Evans (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)
Project: Risk and Resilience in the 'Hydraulic Cities' of Monsoon Asia

Dr John Gillam (Health Sciences)
Project: Image Reconstruction for Awake Animal PET

Dr Ali Hakkaki-Fard (Engineering and Information Technologies)
Project: Optimization of water immersion cooling of PV cells

Dr Nicola Harrington (Arts and Social Sciences)
Project: Children and childhood in the ancient world: a cross-cultural analysis

Dr Wendy Imlach (Medicine)
Project: Novel GPCR mechanisms to treat neural hyper-excitation in chronic pain.

Dr Alberto Peruzzo (Science)
Project: Photonic quantum simulators for quantum chemical engineering

Dr Harmen Reyngoudt (Health Sciences)
Project: Quantitative multinuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy for biologically guided brain cancer radiotherapy

Dr Thinethavone Soutphommasane (Arts and Social Sciences)
Project: A practice in search of theory: the intellectual labour of social democracy

Dr Alan Stapledon (Science)
Project: Connections between geometry, combinatorics and representation theory


Dr Simone Bignall (Arts and Social Sciences)
Project: Building political community: the affective sources of conflict and cohesion

Dr Brendon Brewer (Science)
Project: Answering the Hard Questions: Massive Bayesian Inference in Astrophysics

Dr Alain Chong (Business)
Project:Determinants of Open E-Business Standards development and adoption in humanitarian supply chain management: A Multi-analytical approach

Dr Julie Leask (Medicine)
Project: Improving communication about immunisation through social sciences research

Dr Alexandra Martiniuk (Medicine)
Project: Decision-making for improved health services in disadvantaged contexts: focusing on neurological/mental health

Dr Seyed Javad Mousavi (Health Sciences)
Project: Motor Control and Low Back Pain

Dr Hoa Nguyen (Education & Social Work)
Project: Understanding Pre-service teachers’ learning to teach during the professional experience in Australia: A sociocultural perspective

Mr Neil Portman (Veterinary Science)
Project: Analysis of the intracytoplasmic flagellar assembly to understand parasitism

Dr Aaron Rosen (Arts and Social Sciences)
Project: The Hospitality of Images: Modern Art and Interfaith Dialogue

Dr Peter Roth (Science)
Project: Novel smart materials: Development of positively thermo-responsive polymers for biomedical applications

Dr Miriama Young (Sydney Conservatorium of Music)
Project: Singing the Body Electric: The Human Voice and Technology