Leadership team

Emeritus and Adjunct appointments

Name Position Contact
Dr Takumi Abe Adjunct Research Fellow tabe@swinburne.edu.au
Dr Aggeliki Aggeli Adjunct Research Fellow aaggeli@swinburne.edu.au
Professor Terry Burke Emeritus Professor tburke@swinburne.edu.au
Dr Belinda Christie Adjunct Research Fellow bchristie@swinburne.edu.au
Associate Professor Val Colic-Peisker
Adjunct Associate Professor
Dr Paddy Dempsey
Adjunct Research Fellow
Dr Monika Egerer International Adjunct Research Fellow megerer@swinburne.edu.au
Professor Niki Frantzeskaki Adjunct Professor nfrantzeskaki@swinburne.edu.au
Professor Sandra Gifford Adjunct Professor sgifford@swinburne.edu.au
Professor Kath Hulse Emeritus Professor khulse@swinburne.edu.au
Professor Brian McFarlane
Adjunct Professor
Dr Sean McNelis Adjunct Research Fellow smcnelis@swinburne.edu.au
Professor Peter Newton Emeritus Professor pnewton@swinburne.edu.au
Dr Matthew Parnell Adjunct Research Fellow mparnell@swinburne.edu.au
Dr Suzanne Mavoa Adjunct Research Fellow smavoa@swinburne.edu.au
Liss Ralston Adjunct Research Fellow
Dr Fatemeh Shahani Adjunct Research Fellow fshahani@swinburne.edu.au
Dr Angelia Spinney Adjunct Professor aspinney@swinburne.edu.au
Dr Sorada Tapsuwan Adjunct Associate Professor stapsuwan@swinburne.edu.au
Dr Russ Wise Adjunct Professor rwise@swinburne.edu.au

Postgraduate students


Thesis/project title
Clare Adams Building institutions for resilient cities: Realising the mainstreaming of nature-based solutions in cities
Loretta Bellato
Cultivating the roles of tourism in transitions towards regenerative cities and communities 
Mavis Boamah Access and experiences of housing and education among young African refugees resettled in Australia
Stephen Cook
Modelling the spatial impacts of transport disruption on the equity of accessibility in Australia’s cities
Zoe Goodall Accommodating share house tenants
George Hatvani
Path dependency in Victorian homelessness and the potential for a system dynamics approach to provide greater understanding and policy directions
Rachel Maguire
The right to resist: Theorising resident opposition to the Public Housing Renewal Program in Melbourne, Australia
Firas Mohamed Disentangling the association between built environment and cycling: A machine learning approach
Cameron Nash Exploring the social, technical and economic barriers to first/last mile improvement in car-oriented environments
Ethmadalage Perera Enabling community involvement to maximise co-benefits in achieving social-ecological resilience in urban waterways governance
Mahdieh Salari Exploring the interrelationships between air quality and urban form
Sungkavi Selvakumaran Socioeconomic inequalities in overweight/obesity: the role of built environment attributes
Ngoc Khanh Vu
Smart urban transitions towards sustainability: An exploration of the hybrid form of smart city systems
Nestor Guity Zapata
Homemaking processes in housing cooperatives:  A comparative analysis of Australia and Honduras 

Recently completed

Thesis/project title
Viktoria Adler
From Colombia to Australia: Life stories of shifting identities among Colombian-born women living in Melbourne, Australia
Aggeliki Aggeli The Australian home renovation process: Media and low carbon design choices
Mandy Brent-Houghton The housing disadvantage of women alone in older age: An enduring inequality?
Deborah Batterham
Clarifying the relationship between homelessness and private rental markets in Australia: Capabilities, risk, mobility and geography
Elisa Casagrande
Urban objects and precincts and their performance under urban heat scenarios
Sarah Fiess Circles of women: Sustainable consumption and digital media
Geraldine McLoughlin Sleep walking to catastrophe? Land use and transport planning decisions reviewed against climate change priorities: Melbourne as a case study
Melissa Pineda Pinto Designing ecologically just cities by effectively enhancing green infrastructure’s multifunctionality
Farahnaz Sharifi Just green cities? Equity, urban green space and subjective well-being
Olamide Shittu Transitioning to circular plastic economies in cities: Conceptual and policy implications of a practice perspective
Paul Stolz
Examination of ‘overcrowding’ in Australian households, its impact on young people in pathways to homelessness and implications for intervention effectiveness

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