Global Maritime Network Resilience

A Resilience Framework for the Global Maritime Network and Trade

Degree type


Closing date

27 March 2023



Citizenship requirement


About the research project

Despite much research has been done on resilience, most studies are conceptual. This project aims to develop a quantitative framework for resilience analysis. The project encompasses two emerging areas of research, namely complex network analysis and resilience. Complex network analysis considers various measures of the network structure and connectivity such as closeness, betweeness and centrality measures, while resilience analysis considers the performance and dynamics i.e. recovery and adaptation of the system in response to a shock. To demonstrate the application of the proposed framework, it will be applied to study the resilience of the container shipping sector and trade. See Kanrak, M. & Nguyen, H.-O. 2021. Structure, characteristics and connectivity analysis of the Asian-Australasian cruise shipping network. Maritime Policy & Management, 1-15, and references thereof for more detail.

Primary Supervisor

Meet Associate Professor Hong-Oanh (Owen) Nguyen


Applicants will be considered for a Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship or Tasmania Graduate Research Scholarship (TGRS) which, if successful, provides:

  • a living allowance stipend of $31,500 per annum (2023 rate, indexed annually) for 3.5 years
  • a relocation allowance of up to $2,000
  • a tuition fees offset covering the cost of tuition fees for up to four years (domestic applicants only)

If successful, international applicants will receive a University of Tasmania Fees Offset for up to four years.

As part of the application process you may indicate if you do not wish to be considered for scholarship funding.


Applicants should review the Higher Degree by Research minimum entry requirements.

Additional eligibility criteria specific to this project/scholarship:

  • Candidates are expected to have background in business, economics and or management
  • Applicants must be able to undertake the project on-campus

Selection Criteria

The project is competitively assessed and awarded.  Selection is based on academic merit and suitability to the project as determined by the College.

Additional essential selection criteria specific to this project:

  • Knowledge and skills of statistic, econometric and or network analysis

Additional desirable selection criteria specific to this project:

  • Knowledge or experience in the maritime and logistics sectors

Application process

There is a three-step application process:

  1. Select your project, and check you meet the eligibility and selection criteria;
  2. Contact the Primary Supervisor, Associate Professor Hong-Oanh (Owen) Nguyen to discuss your suitability and the project's requirements; and
  3. Submit an application by the closing date listed above.
    • Copy and paste the title of the project from this advertisement into your application. If you don’t correctly do this your application may be rejected.
    • As part of your application, you will be required to submit a covering letter, a CV including 2 x referees and your project research proposal.

Following the application closing date applications will be assessed within the College. Applicants should expect to receive notification of the outcome by email by the advertised outcome date.

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