Institute for Regional Development

Current HDR Candidates

The PhD in Regional Development at the University of Tasmania is offered exclusively through the Institute for Regional Development. In addition, the IRD has affiliate PhD candidates from other UTAS Schools or Institutes whose work focuses on some aspect of regional development.  These affiliates are co-supervised by the IRD.

Current HDR Candidates

Jen Evans

Project Title: Is the Tarkine a Wilderness or Managed Landscape?
Commenced 2012: Full-Time
Supervisors: Professor Janelle Allison (primary), Professor Jamie Kirkpatrick (School of Land and Food) and Dr Kerry Bridle (School of Land and Food)

Jen Evans

Megerssa Tolessa

Project Title: Rural-Urban Linkages and Local Development
Commenced 2012: Full-Time PhD
Supervisors: Associate Professor Robyn Eversole (primary), Professor Janelle Allison and Dr Laurie Bonney

Megerssa Tolessa

Mary Duniam

Project Title: Local Government is Changing and so is its Relationship With Community: Determining Relational Factors Associated with Local Government, Social Enterprises & Community Governance
Commenced 2012: Full-Time PhD
Supervisors: Associate Professor Robyn Eversole (primary), Professor David Adams and Dr Clayton J Hawkins (research advisor)

Mary Duniam

Ian Locke

Project Title: Regional Intellect
Commenced 2008: Part-Time PhD
Supervisors: Professor Janelle Allison (primary) and Dr Tony McCall

Ian Locke

Emma Lee

Project Title: Establishing Joint Management Processes and Models in Tasmania
Commenced 2013: Full-Time PhD
Supervisors: Associate Professor Robyn Eversole (primary) and Professor Michael Lockwood (School of Land and Food)

Research Fellow

Natasha Chassagne

Project Title: Defining, Implementing and Measuring Sustainable Development in Latin America and Alternative Forms of Development in an Extractive Economy: A Study of Latin American Communities
Commenced 2013: Full-Time PhD
Supervisors: Associate Professor Robyn Eversole (primary) and Associate Professor Fred Gale (School of Social Sciences)

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Sahar Shahpari

Project Title: Advanced Modelling Approaches for Optimising Regional Sustainable Development
Commenced 2014: Full-Time PhD
Supervisors: Professor Janelle Allison (primary), Professor Roger Stanley (Centre for Food Innovation) and Dr Matthew Harrison (TIA)

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Evans Omari

Project Title: Culture in Motion: Narratives of the Tasmanian Refugee Migrant Integration Experience
Commenced 2013: Part-Time PhD
Supervisors: Associate Professor Robyn Eversole (primary) and Dr Colin Jones

Evans Omari 

Craig Grocke

Project Title: Strength of Place as a Determinant for Place Management and Practice in Regional Development
Commenced 2014: Part-Time PhD
Supervisors: Associate Professor Robyn Eversole (primary), Professor David Adams, Professor Cathy Parker (Institute of Place Management - UK) and Dr Clayton J Hawkins

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Aivan Amit

Project Title: Education and Local Economic Development (LED) in Post-Conflict Regions
Commenced 2015: Full-Time PhD
Supervisors: Associate Professor Robyn Eversole (primary), Professor Sue Kilpatrick (Centre for University Pathways and Partnerships) and Professor David Adams

 

IRD Affiliate Candidates

Robin Krabbe

School of Government
Project Title: Investigating the Potential of the Participatory Worldview to Support Socio-ecological Sustainability
Supervisors: Dr Fred Gale (primary - School of Social Sciences) and Associate Professor Robyn Eversole

Robyn Krabbe