SEI News: Congratulations to our 2017 Honours Research Fellows!

We would like to congratulate our 2017 Honours Research Fellows Gemma Viney, Andrew Brodzeli and Jodie Pall for receiving First Class Honours.

In addition to receiving First Class Honours, Jodie Pall and Gemma Vinney received awards for their outstanding academic achievements.

Jodie Pall from the School of Geosciences, was awarded a University Medal for her thesis “Modelling Coral Reef Response to Environmental Change with BayesReef: A Combined Bayesian Inference and Numerical Modelling Approach”.

Gemma Viney was awarded the highest thesis mark in the Department of Government and International Relations, for her thesis titled “From Coexistence to Collective Resistance: A Study of Gomeroi and Farming Environmental”.

Find out about the research of our 2017 Fellows:











‘My thesis uses environmental justice theories and a content analysis of community submissions to the government to examine how relationships are forming between Aboriginal and farming communities in rural NSW in response to extractive industry.’

Gemma Viney, Honours in the Department of Government and International Relations, The University of Sydney.










‘My work applies a world-ecological methodology to understand the present ‘convergent crisis’ of energy, capital, and climate in Australia through a study of the technology-capital-state nexus. I look to how the neoliberal state, partnered with financial capital, is seeking to overcome this crisis through expanding commodity frontiers into renewable technology.’

Andrew Brodzeli, Honours in the Department of Political Economy, The University of Sydney.










‘My research combines marine geology with computational statistics, and has involved developing software called BayesReef which models the vertical growth of coral reefs over thousands of years.’

Jodie Pall, Honours in the School of Geosciences, The University of Sydney.


If you are a student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences who has applied for, or been accepted to study Honours in 2018, you may be eligible for an SEI Honours Research Fellowship in 2018. Click here for details on the Fellowship, and on how to apply. Hurry! Applications close 20 December 2017.