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Postgraduate seminar series

Showcasing our Higher Degree Research students’ cases about Southeast Asia

We work closely with our postgraduate students to provide opportunities to present their Southeast Asia-related research projects.

Our postgraduate seminar series invites students undertaking High Degree Research to present their research projects within one of the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre’s 5 areas of research strength:

  • economic and social development
  • environment and resources
  • health
  • heritage and the arts
  • state and society

Seminar dates and times

Date Event Time  Venue
Thursday, 25 May 2017 Postgraduate Seminar Series - State and Society 12.00-14.00 Wilkinson Lecture Theatre 250
Thursday, 3 August 2017 Postgraduate Seminar Series -  Health (Co-hosted by the Office of Global Health) 12.00-14.00 Wilkinson Lecture Theatre 250
Thursday, 31 August 2017 Postgraduate Seminar Series -  Heritage and the Arts 12.00-14.00 ABS CS Lecture Theatre 2140
Thursday, 21 September 2017 Postgraduate Seminar Series - Economic and Social Development 12.00-14.00 ABS CS Lecture Theatre 2140

Past postgraduate seminars

Economic and social development

  • Yuna Farhan: The extraction of political rents in Indonesian budget-making
  • Christopher Hoy: Perceptions of inequality in Indonesia and why they matter
  • Sopheak Chann: Critical cartography: understanding the construction of Cambodia’s resource frontier

Environment and resources

  • Pradytia Putri Pertiwi: Indonesian Disabled Peoples’ Organisations in local level disability-inclusive disaster risk reduction
  • Prayekti Murharjanti: Environmental constitutionalism in Indonesia: an assessment towards government agency compliance to the Constitutional Court decisions in natural resource management-related cases
  • Michael Leadbetter: Reconnecting people, landscape and environment in ancient Southeast Asia

Health

  • Jessica Hall: Determinants of maternal and child nutrition in Lao PDR
  • Nurul Praharso: Mental health literacy and evidence-based practice in mental health among health practitioners in Indonesia
  • Dr Myat (Crystal) Pan Hmone: Mobile phone short messages to improve breastfeeding practices: a study protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial (M528) in Yangon, Myanmar

Heritage and the arts

  • Nienyan Neve Cheng; Natali Pearson; Wayan Jarrah Sastrawan and Sony Karsono: History vs. heritage

State and society

  • Nu Nguyet Ang Nguyen: Responses of the Korean Government on Vietnam-South Korea temporary labour migration
  • Nurchayati: Biography, social change, and transnational labour migration: the case of three female migrant domestic workers from East Java
  • Zoe Bedford: Civil society on the Thai-Burma border: building peace in Asia’s longest civil war

Economic and social development

  • Fajar Hirawan: Indonesia-Australia bilateral trade relations: an analysis on how they should trade with each other
  • Ilmiawan Auwalin: Productivity, wage and employment: evidence from micro and small manufacturing firms in Indonesia
  • Ezreena Yahya: The Najib era: manufacturing legitimacy through Islamism and ketuanan Melayu

Environment and resources

  • Rebecca Hamilton: How Southeast Asian forest fires fare in the face of monsoon extremes: a palaeo-environment perspective
  • Christopher Baker: The tragedy of hydropower politics: a case study of the Mekong River Basin

Health

  • Alifa Bandali: When the work hurts: experiences of women engaging in non-profit/NGO work
  • Shannon McKinn: Patient-centred communication and health literacy in Dien Bien Province, Vietnam
  • Melissa Mandarakas: Validation of the Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease Infant and Toddler Scale in Southeast Asian cohorts: a report on project methodology and collaboration between Thailand and Australia

Heritage and the arts

  • Marnie Feneley: The West Misbon Visnu: style, hydraulics and political power
  • Thienny Lee: Chinese batik or batik Peranakan
  • Yuri Takahashi: Shwe U Daung: a man who introduced Sherlock Holmes to Myanmar: to be a modern Burmese living in a nation-state

State and society

  • Rottanak Theam: Public service culture in Cambodia: impacts on the delivery of core public services
  • Elga Andriana: Hearing voices: children’s experiences of inclusion in Indonesia
  • Sarifah Nurhanum Syed Sahrui: Understanding Malaysian undergraduate student adjustment in Australia

Photo credit: Andres Garcia/Flickr