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Our students come from around the world and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to their study and volunteering.  Students are undertaking a diverse range of projects, topics, settings and populations using a range of methodologies. 

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I am currently completing my PhD exploring the influence of a public health partnership on research and evaluation capacity. Throughout this process I have been supported by a wonderful team of CERIPH researchers. Undertaking my PhD has strengthened my skills in qualitative research, evaluation and stakeholder engagement.



Mohammad Alhasbashneh | PhD Candidate

THESIS TITLE: Using Text-to-Speech technology to help teachers teach students with dyslexia. 

Co-Supervisor: Professor Sharyn Burns

Naif Almutairi | PhD Candidate

THESIS TITLE: Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviours Associated with Influences of Obesity and Overweight Among Adolescents in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Supervisors: Professor Sharyn Burns, Dr Linda Portsmouth

Kiran Awarthi | PhD Candidate

THESIS TITLE: To Design, Implement and Evaluate a Community Engagement Intervention for the Prevention of Malaria Transmission in a Low Endemic Country, Nepal.

Supervisors: Professor Archie Clements, Professor Jonine Jancey, A/Prof Justine Leavy

Sandra Basham | PhD Candidate 

THESIS TITLE: Southeast Asian Female Migrant Populations & Judeo-Christian Worldviews about Healthy Sexuality: Implications for Sexual Health Interventions in Australia

Supervisors: Professor Jaya Dantas, A/Prof Maryanne Doherty

Sadhana Bose | PhD Candidate 

THESIS TITLE: Improving health and building resilience through organic farming: A case study of the benefits and risks in a disadvantaged rural setting in India.

Supervisors: Professor Jaya Dantas, Professor Jayjoo

Saeideh Botlani Esfehani | PhD Candidate 

THESIS TITLE: The effect of weight loss and physical activity on sexual functioning in overweight and obese individuals

Supervisors: A/Prof Sam Winter, Dr Emily Calton, Dr Robert Kane

Maeve Coyle | PhD Candidate 

THESIS TITLE: Exploring widening access to Medicare in the UK and Australia.

Supervisors: Professor Jaya Dantas, Professor Sally Sandover

Malena Della Bona | PhD Candidate 


Supervisors: Dr Justine Leavy, Dr Gemma Crawford, Professor Jonine Jancey

Scott Devenport | PhD Candidate 

THESIS TITLE: The partner selection process: Exploring experiences of diverse sexual identities and the utility of a biopsychosocial perspective.

Supervisors: A/Prof Sam Winter

Han Doan | PhD Candidate 

THESIS TITLE: Motorcycle Crashes in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: An examination of crashes, long-term outcomes and behaviour.

Supervisors: Professor Jonine Jancey, A/Prof Justine Leavy, Dr Michele Hobday

Melinda Edmunds | PhD Candidate 


Supervisors: A/Prof Christina Pollard, Dr Gemma Crawford, Dr Jonathan Hallett

Misty Farquhar | PhD Candidate 

THESIS TITLE: Living Outside the binary in Australia: FenceSitter or Bridge-Builder?

Supervisors: A/Prof Sam Winter

Corie Gray | PhD Candidate 

THESIS TITLE: Co-designing an intervention to increase HIV testing uptake with females from priority migrant communities at-risk of HIV in Perth, Western Australia.

Supervisors: Dr Roanna Lobo, Dr Gemma Crawford

Abbas Haddadpour | PhD Candidate 

THESIS TITLE: Health & wellbeing of trans people in Iran.


Supervisors: A/Prof Sam Winter, Dr Jacqui Hendriks

Kavaish Krishna | PhD Candidate 

THESIS TITLE: Development of a digital health communication resource for children about ergonomic use of Information and Communication Technologies.

Co-Supervisor: Dr Linda Portsmouth

Kara Lilly | PhD Candidate 

THESIS TITLE: Health in all Councils (Health in All Policies in local government) 

Supervisors: Professor Suzanne Robinson, A/Prof Linda Selvey, Dr Jonathan Hallett

Rachel Pages-Oliver | PhD Candidate

THESIS TITLE: Architecture and Children's Physical Activity in Perth Primary Schools.

Co-Supervisor: Professor Jonine Jancey, Dr Krysten Blackford

Nang Nge Nge Phoo | PhD Candidate

THESIS TITLE: Comparison of modes of survey administration in assessing hepatitis B knowledge, attitudes and practices among Myanmar community in Perth, WA.

Supervisors: A/Professor Alison Reid, Dr Roanna Lobo, Dr Daniel Vujcich

Troy Pittaway | PhD Candidate

THESIS TITLE: Living in two worlds: A study of Sudanese youth living in Melbourne, Australia.  

Supervisors: Professor Jaya Dantas, Dr Elisha Riggs, Dr Andrew Joyce

Hannah Penklis | PhD Candidate

THESIS TITLE: Disordered Eating Patterns and Eating Disorders in Australian Trans People: a focus on the non-binary population.

Supervisors: A/Prof Sam Winter

Virginia Rabeling | PhD Candidate

THESIS TITLE: An analysis of lawful limitations on human rights law applicable to trans and gender diverse Australian citizens and permanent residents.

Supervisors: A/Prof Sam Winter

Matthew Roberts | PhD Candidate

THESIS TITLE: Testing for transgender hiring discrimination in Australia.

Supervisors: A/Prof Sam Winter

Shoshana Rosenberg | PhD Candidate

THESIS TITLE: Zipporah, Queen of the dessert: Australian gender and sexually-diverse Jewish people’s lifeworlds.

Supervisors: Dr Lisa Hartley, Dr Jacqui Hendriks

Felicity Roux | PhD Candidate

THESIS TITLE: A formative intervention research study to develop and trial a school-based “Whole Person ovulatory-menstrual (OM) health literacy program” for 13-16 year old females in Perth WA.

Supervisors: Professor Sharyn Burns, Dr Jacqui Hendriks, Dr Jun Chih

Lydia Sandrah Kaforau | PhD Candidate

THESIS TITLE: Risk factors of adverse birth outcomes and lived experiences of mothers with low birth weight infants in the Solomon Islands.

Supervisors: Professor Jonine Jancey

Ni Wayan Septarini | PhD Candidate

THESIS TITLE: A Community-Engaged Research to Explore Attitudes, Behaviours, and Experiences of Men Who Have Sex with Men and Waria in Bali, Indonesia.

Supervisors: Professor Sharyn Burns, Dr Jacqui Hendriks

Chimwemwe Tembo | PhD Candidate

THESIS TITLE: Cultural and social determinants influencing mental health among adolescent mothers aged 14 -19 years during the postpartum period in Lilongwe Malawi.

Supervisors: Professor Sharyn Burns, Dr Linda Portsmouth

Rochelle Tobin | PhD Candidate

THESIS TITLE: The influence of a network on public health policy and practice: A systems approach to developing an evaluation framework and tool.

Supervisors: Dr Jonathan Hallett, Dr Roanna Lobo, Dr Gemma Crawford

Patrice Whitehorne-Smith | PhD Candidate

THESIS TITLE: Exploring the enablers and barriers experienced by people with severe and enduring mental illness in Jamaica when accessing health care for chronic physical illness.

Supervisors: Professor Sharyn Burns, A/Prof Robyn Martin, Dr Ben Milbourn

Georgia Griffin  | MPhil Candidate

THESIS TITLE: Facilitating refugee women's access to health services.

Supervisors: Professor Jaya Dantas, Dr Mohammed Ali

Jenifer Tartaglia | MPhil Candidate

THESIS TITLE: Developing a Parent Nutrition Education Program for Parents of 0-5 year olds

Supervisors: Professor Jonine Jancey

Marc Zen | MPhil Candidate

THESIS TITLE: Developing a Parent Nutrition Education Program for Parents of 0-5 year olds

Supervisors: Dr Jacqui Hendriks, Professor Sharyn Burns

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