Institute for Regional Development

Completed HDR Theses

The IRD's research higher degree program has witnessed the completion of six PhD theses and one affiliate PhD thesis since its inception.

PhD Theses

Dr David Anaafo

Project Title: Land Reforms and Poverty: The Impacts of Land Reforms on Poor Land Users in the Nkoranza South Municipality, Ghana
Completed 2015: Full-Time PhD
Supervisors: Associate Professor Robyn Eversole and Professor Janelle Allison

David Anaafo

Dr Angela Castles

Thesis Title: A New Place for the Peri-urban
Completed 2014: Full-Time PhD
Supervisors: Professor Janelle Allison (primary) and Dr Tony McCall

Angela Castles

Dr Lea Coates

Thesis Title: King Island and a Sustainable Agri-food Future
Completed 2014: Full-Time PhD
Supervisors: Dr Tony McCall (primary), Professor Janelle Allison and Associate Professor Ray Collins (UQ)

Lea Coates

Dr Cherie Hawkins

Thesis Title: Young, Female and Looking to the Future: Exploring the Aspirations of Adolescent Girls in Regional Tasmania
Completed 2014: Full-Time PhD
Supervisors: Associate Professor Robyn Eversole (primary) and Dr Sharon Pittaway (Education)

Cherie Hawkins

Dr Clayton J Hawkins

Thesis Title: Informal Leisure as a Source of Social Capital Formation: A Festival Case Study
Completed 2014: Part-Time PhD
Supervisors: Professor Janelle Allison (primary) and Professor David Adams

Clayton Hawkins

Dr Kiros Hiruy

Thesis Title: Transforming the Odds: Bottom-Up Driven Social Empowerment and Inclusion in Regional Australia
Completed 2014: Full-Time PhD
Supervisors: Associate Professor Robyn Eversole (primary) and Professor David Adams

Kiros Hiruy

PhD Theses (Affiliate Candidates)

Dr Lisa Watson

School of Computing and Information Systems
Thesis Title: Information and Communication Technology (ICT) on Tasmanian Family Dairy Farms
Completed 2015: Part-Time PhD

Supervisors: Professor Peter Marshall (primary - School of Engineering and ICT), Associate Professor Robyn Eversole and Dr Leonie Ellis (School of Engineering and ICT)