Research Students

Students' Research Topics

This page contains an index of the research students undertaking Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) under the supervision of our academic staff. Students are listed alphabetically by surname, along with their project titles and supervisors.

Architectural History

Name Project Supervisors
Saeed Alburgawi A Sacred City: Makkah'S Urban Morphology Dr Lee Stickells, Dr Barrie Shelton
Graham Bell Changing Roles And Responsibilities: The Architectural Response To Economic Reform Within Australia. Dr Glen Hill, Dr Peter Armstrong
Amer Ben-Ali Impact Of Globalization On The Build Environment Dr Sean Anderson
Sarah Breen Lovett Expanded Architecture: The Intersection Of Architecture And Expanded Cinema. Dr Lee Stickells, Dr Sandra Kaji-Ogrady
Peter Chivers Architecture: Place And Alterity Dr Michael Tawa
Katherine Haris The Garden Of Earthly Delights Dr Michael Tawa, Dr Dagmar Reinhardt
Haris Dzonlagic Derrida And Architectural Philosophy/Theory Dr Glen Hill, Dr Christopher Smith
Allison Earl A Critical Survey Of The Language Of Sustainability In Architecture Dr Michael Tawa, Dr Monika Bednarek
Scott Hill A Suitable Residence: The Design Of Camden Park 1805 - 1834 Dr Glen Hill, Dr Greg Castillo
Mazdak Irani Twentieth Century Modernity And The 'Transformation Of Housing In Tehran' Dr Peter Armstrong, Dr Sean Anderson
Victoria Jackson Wyatt Architectures Of Difference Dr Christopher Smith, Dr Glen Hill
Seyedmahdi Khatami Modesty In The Islamic City: An Investigation Of The Islamic Concept Of Modesty And Its Implication For Urban Form. Dr Michael Tawa, Dr Glen Hill
Kathryn King The Nonorganic Life Of Sculpture Christopher Smith
Maren Koehler Architectural Media: The Lobby As A Technology Of Mediation And Governance Dr Lee Stickells, Ross Anderson
Pamela Lofthouse Speculators And Spinsters: The History And Heritage Of Semi-Detached Dwellings In New South Wales 1788 - 1980 Dr Peter Armstrong, Trevor Howells
Sarah Mcwilliam Practice Strategy: Business Strategy And Resilience In Architectural Practice Dr Christopher Smith
Sanja Mladenovic The Notion Of Becoming Child: A Deluzian Minor Becoming In Tarkovsky'S Cinematic Practice Dr Christopher Smith
Hugo Moline Architecture As Collective Device: Situated Projects Of Collaborative City-Making Dr Lee Stickells, Dr Glen Hill
Mahroo Moosavi The Spatial, Temporal And Material Symbolism Applied To The Architecture Of Public Buildings And Spaces During Safavid Period In Isfahan, Which Is Rooted In And Inspired By Persian Sufism Philosophy And Poetry Dr Lee Stickells, Dr Sean Anderson
Jun Ong Building The Garden City: The 'Clean And Green' Movement In Singapore, 1965-2010. Dr Glen Hill, Dr Lee Stickells
Tommaso Piccioli The Relationship And Influences Of The Sydney School Movement Of The 1960'S And 70'S Towards The Birth Of A Sustainable Attitude And Mentality Among The Australian Architects Of These Recent Years Dr Lee Stickells, Dr Glen Hill
Daniel Ryan The Genealogy Of The Bioclimactic House In Queensland During The Interwar Period Dr Lee Stickells, Dr Sean Anderson
Sam Samarghandi Forgotten Strands Dr Ross Anderson, Dr Glen Hill
Samuel Small The Pop Beat Of Postmodern And Contemporary Architecture Dr Jennifer Ferng, Dr Catriona Moore
Serena Zhang Cross-Disciplinary Practice In The Architecture Profession Since 2000 Dr Peter Armstrong, Christopher Smith


Name Project Supervisors
Melika Aljukic Robotic fabrication in architecture

Michael Tawa
Dagmar Reinhardt

Robyn Christie Contemporary Design in Historic Urban Areas Glen Hill
Francois Blanciak
Rachel Couper The Architectural Nature of the Zoo Glen Hill
Dagmar Reinhardt
Eduardo De Oliveira Barata Documenting Generative Architecture: A Practice Based Method For Describing A Generative Architectural Approach Using Design Patterns Dagmar Reinhardt
Kate Dunn The Garden Of Earthly Delights Michael Tawa
Dagmar Reinhardt
Benedict Slee Demountable Classrooms In Nsw And Environmental Performance

Glen Hill
Francesco Fiorito

Douglas Brown Bushfire Risk Perception: A Study Of The Percieved Vulnerability Of Domestic Architecture In Bushfire Prone Areas

Glen Hill, John Schauble

Architectural Science

Name Project Supervisors
Judith Ainge Iron Buildings

Prof Richard Hyde, Mr Trevor Howells

Mansour Alulayet The Role Of The Building Envelope To Achieve High Performance Office Building In Saudi Arabia Through Energy Efficiency Francesco Fiorito, Richard Hyde
Robert Barnstone Designs For Integrated Thermo Chromic/Photovoltaic Building Envelope And Roof Systems Francesco Fiorito
Toktam Bashirzadeh Tabrizi The Role Of Buildings’ Skin In Green Star Revolution Progress Francesco Fiorito, Cameron Logan
Mark Bassett Testing The Relative Influence Of Two Training Methods On Reporting Difference In Tone Colouration. William Martens, Densil Cabrera
Daniel Castro Cirac Determination Of Simultaneous In-Situ Absorption Coefficients Of A Room By Means Of Inverse Boundary Element Method Densil Cabrera
Rui Chen Using Tangible Augmented Reality To Support Urban Design Learning William Martens, Mary Maher
Dorukalp Durmus New System For Specifying White Light Sources Wendy Davis, Densil Cabrera
Bettina Easton The Spatial Distribution Of Light In Architectural Spaces Wendy Davis, Francois Blanciak
Wenye Hu Effects Of Resolution Of Interactive Lighting Control Systems Wendy Davis, Martin Tomitsch
Malith Lunuwila Control Algorithams For Mix Mode Ventilation Richard De Dear, Francesco Fiorito
Ella Manor Simulating Virtual Acoustic Environment Using Telepresence Supporting Telerobotics William Martens, Densil Cabrera
Luis Miranda Jofre The Spatial Complexity Of Auditory Scenes Densil Cabrera, Craig Jin
Ashakali Nathwani Hvac Energy Efficiency & Life Cycle Costs Vs Indoor Comfort Evaluations Richard De Dear, Matthew Dunn
Thomas Parkinson Comfort In Semi-Outdoor Environments: The Role Of Alliesthesia In Transient Conditions Richard De Dear, Christhina Candido
Andrew Roussac Saving Energy In Australian Commercial Office Buildings Richard De Dear, Richard Hyde
Mahsan Sadeghi Renewable Energy Usage For Natural Ventilation In Sustainable Built Environment Francesco Fiorito, Richard De Dear
Trevor Seymour-Jones An Assessment Of Emerging International Best Practice In The Integrated Management Of Public Sector Property Assets And Its Application To The Australian Public Sector David Leifer, Brian Purdey
David Spargo Role Of Diffusion In Listening Rooms William Martens, Densil Cabrera
Manuj Yadav Auditory Room Size Perception Densil Cabrera, William Martens
Fan Zhang Thermal Comfort And Task Performance Under Peak Demand Air-Conditioning Management Strategies Richard De Dear, Christhina Candido

Design Lab

Name Project Supervisors
Phillip Gough Visualising Science for Non-Expert Users Through Affective, Interactive Digital Art Dr Caitlin de Berigny, Dr Tomasz Bednarz
Luke Hespanhol Designing Interactive Environments and Ubiquitous Engagement by Augmenting Public Spaces with Electronic Installations Dr Martin Tomitsch
Zaheer Ahmad Computational Creativity And Evolvability In Designing Dr Oliver Bown
Mohammad Ashraf Khan 'wePlan'-Spacial Design Communication for End-Users: An Alternative Model Based on the Application of Geo-located Augmented Reality and Reference

Dr Lian Loke, Dr Ilan Dar-Nimrod, Dr Kurt Iveson

James Berry Grown To Adapt: A Studio Driven Investigation Into Ergonomic Adaptive Forms And Connectedness For The Design Of Physical Products. Dr Rob Saunders
Jingwen Cao Understanding The Cultural Factors In Public Interactive Display Design Dr Martin Tomitsch
Nikash Singh Investigating User-Interface Solutions to
Personal Information Management in Email
Dr Martin Tomitsch,
Hon Prof Mary Lou Maher
Anhong Zhang The Evolution of Languages for Design in Artificial Creative Systems Dr Rob Saunders, Dr Ollie Bown
Eliel De La Cruz Laureano Technology Integration In The Architectural Design Process: Defining The Variables Of Adoption Of New And Existing Technology. Dr Martin Tomitsch
Francis Feltham Walking Is No Ordinary Act: Designing Interactive Surfaces For Kinaesthetic Awareness Dr Lian Loke, Mr Martin Tomitsch
Shayani Fernando Fabricating Sequential Spaces Dr Robert Saunders
Joel Fredericks Revitalising Community Engagement Through The Use Of Ubiquitous Computing Technologies Dr Martin Tomitsch
Xavier Ho Mapping The Idea Transmeditation: Inspiration Visualisation In Game Design Dr Martin Tomitsch
Steffan Ianigro Empowering End Users With The Ability To Discover Complex Behaviours In Generative Computer Systems For Musical Performance Dr Oliver Bown
Youngdong Kim Narcissus Brainwave Dr Lian Loke, Caitlin Wall
Claudia Nunez Pacheco Body-Centred Wearable Technology As Agent Of Self-Awareness And Discovery Dr Lian Loke, Ruth Barcan
Callum Parker Designing For Personalised Interactive Experiences At Digital Public Displays Through Mobile Augmented Reality Dr Martin Tomitsch
Miruna Sladescu Sladescu Media As Matter Dr Caitlin Wall
Sachinkumar Wasnik Emergence, Maintenance, And Dissolution Of Modularity In Time-Variant Evolving Networks: Applications For Spatio-Temporal Data Mining For Big Urban Data Dr Rob Saunders, Dr Sanjay Chawla

Urban and Regional Planning

Name Project Supervisors
Sarah Hill How Can We Better Protect Employment lands When Residential is the Higher and Better Use? Prof Peter Phibbs, Assoc Prof Nicole Gurran
Fawaz Alasmari An Institutional Analysis Of State Capacity In The Saudi Arabian Housing System: A Case Study Of Riyadh Dr Peter Phibbs, Dr Nicole Gurran
Michael Blight The Benefits Of Improved Housing Dr Peter Phibbs
Sally Lewis Reconciling Planning, Development and Housing Outcomes in Australia

Assoc Prof Nicole Gurran,

Dr Paul Jones

Martin Nichols Infrastructure Costs Associated with Differing Australian City Forms

Prof Peter Phibbs

Ninik Suhartini The Relevance of Spatial Plans and Policies on Urban Disadvantaged in Developing Countries: A Case Study of Jayapura, Indonesia

Assoc Prof Paul Jones, Assoc Prof Nicole Gurran 

Tingting Cui The Governmental Role Transition And Power Redistribution In The Process Of Planning Reform - Taking Nsw Planning Reform As An Example

Dr Nicole Gurran, Dr Peter Phibbs

Edna Grigoriou To What Extent Have Successful Cities Overcome Social Inequality.

Dr Peter Phibbs

Michael Harris Logic Of The Compact City: Historic Trajectories And Future Directions - Case Studies On Copenhagen And Sydney Dr Peter Phibbs
Beth Laurenson Strategic Metropolitan Planning For Australian Cities: Challenges For Conception And Implementation In Sydney, Melbourne And Brisbane Dr Nicole Gurran
Sha Liu Analysing The Impact Of China'S Recent Domestic Housing Policies On Global Real Estate Market Dr Nicole Gurran, Peter Phibbs
Scott Pelletier Deconstructing The City: Challenging The Way We Manage And Govern The City Dr Paul Jones
Jeeva Jeeva How Satisfied Are Residents In Medium-Density Apartment Housing In Sydney? - A Case Study Of Fairfield

Dr Peter Phibbs

Lance Syme Redefining The Concept Of Cultural Landscapes

Dr Paul Jones, Dr Cameron Logan

Yuan Wei Research On The "Village In The City" And Implications For Landscape Planning And Urban Agriculture:A Case Study Of Yunnan Province, China

Dr Paul Jones