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Postgraduate Projects

Postgraduate student supervision is one of the key strengths of the Faculty of Environment, Society and Design. Graduating students are increasingly carrying their research through to formal refereed publication.

Postgraduate Projects

Postgraduate student supervision is one of the key strengths of the Faculty of Environment, Society and Design. Graduating students are increasingly carrying their research through to formal refereed publication.

Department of Environmental Management

Below is a list of current and recent postgraduate projects from the Department of Environmental Management.
 
Supervisor's Project Title Student Degree
{Sandhya Samarasinghe}
{Don Kulasiri}
Holistic Complex Systems modelling approaches for Cell Signalling Networks – Mammalian Cell Cycle Control System Abroudi, A. PhD
{Sandhya Samarasinghe}
{Don Kulasiri}
Mapping Reduction Method with Gillespie Algorithm for Modelling Biological systems: Case Studies p53_Mdm2 system and  Rb-like factor generates an E2F wave in response to a cdk-like kinase Al Tarawni, I. PhD
{Sandhya Samarasinghe}
{Don Kulasiri}
Heterogeneity of cancer hallmarks (a systems approach
Eldai, Hisham PhD
{Sandhya Samarasinghe}
{Armin Werner}
Characterising well-being of NZ sheep using Artificial Intelligence and Complex Signal Analysis based on Vocal patterns
Kayani, Bilal PhD
{Sandhya Samarasinghe}
{Don Kulasiri}
Automatic Deep Prediction: computational detection of dairy cattle mastitis using self-supervised learning
Khamaysa Hajaya, M. PhD
{Sandhya Samarasinghe}
{Don Kulasiri}
Advanced nested FCM approach for modelling biological networks. Khazaaleh, M PhD
{Sandhya Samarasinghe}
{Don Kulasiri}
Self-repair neural networks Tran Nguyen, M.T. PhD
{Patricia Anthony}
{Sandhya Samarasinghe}
Water allocation with multi-agent model. Chiewchan, K. PhD
{Patricia Anthony}
{Sandhya Samarasinghe}
Identifying emotions from Christchurch earthquake related tweets. Gupta, P. PhD
{Patricia Anthony}
{Sandhya Samarasinghe}
Multi-agent based decision support system for dairy farms. Thangaraj, A. PhD
{Patricia Anthony}
{Stuart Charters}
Multi-Agents Simulation of Agile Team Dynamic Process. Wang, Z. PhD
{Hamish Rennie} Community guardianship of fisheries resources. Johnson, D. MAppSc
{Hamish Rennie} The approaches to classifying surf breaks in New Zealand Baxter, K MPlan
{Hamish Rennie} Flood risk management and planned retreat: policy processes and citizen involvement after an extreme flood event in Simbach, Germany Mayr, B MNRMEE
{Hamish Rennie} {Crile Doscher} Development in a Divided Land: Mapping the Impacts of Land Parcellization and Redistribution of Agricultural Lands in Leyte, Philippines Jadina, M PhD
{Hamish Rennie} The effects of high lake levels due to climate change on lake-side communities and land-use. Zarour, D. MWRM
{Hamish Rennie}
{Grant Tavinor}
{Chris Kissling}
A journey of discovery: developing an ontology that provides a multi-domain explanation to the question: what is freight? Upton, J. PhD
{Crile Doscher}
{Adrian Paterson}
Integration of agent-based and GIS- based modelling for geospatial simulation of human-elephant conflict in Bunda District, Tanzania. Mamboleo Mwakaleja, A. PhD
{Crile Doscher}
Analysis of the hydrological processes and estimation of nutrient loads in surface flow for the Waipara river catchment North Canterbury New Zealand – a contribution to Integrated Land and Water Resources Management (ILWRM). Ahiadu, O. PhD
{Geoff Kerr}
{Gary Steel}
{Stefan Vogel}
Understanding the role of farmers' norms and beliefs as predictors of adoption of good management practice in Southland. Luoni, S.J. MNRMEE
{Geoff Kerr}
{Kathryn Bicknell}
Evaluation of Community Preferences for Decentralised Water Management Systems: A Case Study in Akaroa Banks Peninsula.  Sun, H. MWRM
{Ken Hughey}
{Lin Roberts} 
Rural waste management policy in China: a policy evaluation and comparative study. Chen, J. PhD
{Ken Hughey}
{Lin Roberts} 
Building and enhancing resilience in a changing climate among agro-pastoral communities in Kilosa and Mvomero Districts Morogoro region in Tanzania. Rweyemamu, D. PhD
{Lin Roberts}
{Hamish Rennie}
The ‘gift’ of climate change knowledge - how it is received in rural farmer communities of Salyan Nepal. Gurung, R. MAppSc
{Lin Roberts}
{Ronlyn Duncan}
How has a disruption to drinking water supply altered business’ perception of water in Havelock North? Teen, R. MWRM
{Shannon Page} Explaining Peak Car in New Zealand with economic indicators. Sheild, R. MPlan
{Shannon Page} {Sarah Edwards} Will stay or will they go? Issues and options for Chinese Skilled Migrants in New Zealand Li, Changzai MPlan
{Shannon Page}
{Christopher Rosin}
Wind energy as a means of socio-economic development. Pitanga Caete Ferreira, V. MAppSc
{Jenny Webster-Brown}
{Adrienne Lomax}
An integrated water quality monitoring programme for Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere catchment. McMillan, V. MWRM
{Ronlyn Duncan}
{Suzanne Vallance}
{Shannon Page}
Cycles of Change:  Exploring the unfolding practice of everyday cycling Moreham, R. PhD
{Roy Montgomery}
{Suzanne Vallance}
{Andreas Wesener}
Planning collaborative governance and housing regeneration: Matching theory with practice in Iran and New Zealand. Karaminejad, Z. PhD
{Stuart Charters}
{Chris Logan}
Ewe body composition determination and communication through Augmented Reality Shalaldeh, A. PhD
{Suzanne Vallance}
{Ronlyn Duncan}
Fluid practices: understanding adaptations to everyday water use practices. Clarke, J. PhD
 

Department of Tourism, Sport and Society

Below is a list of current and recent postgraduate projects from the Department of Tourism, Sport and Society.
 
Supervisor's Project Title Student Degree
{Kevin Moore}
{Michael Shone}
International students and visiting friends and relatives (VFR) tourism: A case study of New Zealand. Tran, M.N.D. PhD
{Kevin Moore}
{Emma Stewart}
{Roy Montgomery}
Influential factors in the enactment of creative ideas in a post-disaster setting: A case study of Christchurch, New Zealand. Cameron, T. PhD
{Kevin Moore}
{Roslyn Kerr}
Utopia theory and the body: Travels in the Land of Academia. Espiner, S PhD
{Kevin Moore}
{Roslyn Kerr}
How people and things produce subjective wellbeing followed with Actor-Network-Theory. Kise, K. PhD
{Kevin Moore}
{Roslyn Kerr}
{Anne Scott}
Examining narratives about DCD/dyspraxia in relation to the lived experiences of DCD/dyspraxic individuals McAllum, M. MAppSc
{Kevin Moore}
{Tracy Berno}
An exploratory investigation of small-scale vegetable production in Canterbury. Petersen, K. PhD
{Stephen Espiner} Exploring the UNESCO Geopark concept as a pathway to a geotourism attraction: a Kaikoura case studyCanterbury, New Zealand. Kaloumaira, J. MPlan
{Stephen Espiner}
{David Fisher}
Adventure tourism accidents and the New Zealand media: an analysis and discussion on implications for the tourism sector. Song, E. MAppSc
{Stephen Espiner}
{Emma Stewart}
{Roslyn Kerr}
The significance of digital technologies in the outdoor recreation experiences of peri-urban settings. Depatie, C. PhD
{Stephen Espiner}
{Emma Stewart}
{Richard Maloney}
Investigating rare species tourism in the braided river systems of the upper Waitaki basin New Zealand. Dalton, H. MAppSc
{Joanna Fountain}
{Tony Brien}
Assessing the hotel guest experience in a developing country context: A stakeholders perspective. Akubia, Y. PhD
{Joanna Fountain}
{Michael Mackay}
Tourism and community empowerment: Critical insights from Indonesia. Rachmawati Solihin, E. PhD
{Joanna Fountain}
{Michael Mackay}
The commodification of Tibetan dance: The experience of ecological migrants in the Three-River Headwater region of the Qinghai-Tibet plateau. Ye, X. PhD
{Joanna Fountain}
{Michael Shone}
The co (construction) of the eco-tour experience: perspectives from tourists and tour guides. Duong, H.L. PhD
{David Fisher}
{Hamish Rennie}
Connecting in spirit: Communicating across worldviews in third world development. Lewthwaite, W.
PhD
{David Fisher}
{Joanna Fountain}
{Koji Kobayashi}
Service providers’ response behaviours towards emerging Chinese tourists: Evidence from Sri Lanka. Hewa Malge, S. PhD
{David Fisher}
{Stephen Espiner}
{David Simmons}
{Tracy Berno}
Infrastructural development, tourism and livelihood diversification in Gilgit-Baltistan. Hussain, A. PhD
{Gary Steel}
{Kevin Moore}
{Emma Stewart}
Job performance and satisfaction: A person-environment fit approach to adaptation in an Antarctic station. Jaksic, C. PhD
{Gary Steel}
{Kevin Moore}
Transcending chaos: the role of personal spiritual experiences in post-earthquake recovery in Christchurch, New Zealand. Young, S. PhD
{Gary Steel}
{Lin Roberts}
Understanding sustainable dairy farming decisions. Berneheim, C. PhD
{Mike Hamlin}
{Catherine Elliot}
The effects of a yoga intervention on health injury and performance. Raj, T. PhD
{Mike Hamlin}
{Gary Steel}
{Kevin Moore}
The effect of stress on sport and academic performance in tertiary students. Morris, E. MAppSc
{Catherine Elliot}
{Mike Hamlin}
The dose-response relationship between physical activity and vascular health in a cross section of older adults. Hill, H. MAppSc
{Christopher Rosin} Rural people and their strategies for coping with crisis: the experience of rural territory Los Santos an example of Costa Rican coffee production. Nunez Solis, M MAppSc
{David Simmons}
{Nazmun Ratna}
{Michael Shone}
How co-management of tourism development supports the enhancement of community wellbeing: The case of hill tracts Bangladesh. Shoeb-Ur-Rahman, M. PhD
{Emma Stewart}
{Stephen Espiner}
The implications of climate change for glacier recreation and tourism at Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park. Hughes-Hutton, J. MAppSc
{Koji Kobayashi} A champion sport off the diamond: Softball New Zealand and their structural relationship with associations Murphy, R. BSRM(Hons)
{Roslyn Kerr} Making sacrifices for the game: a case study of pre-elite athletes. Thomas, G. BSRM(Hons)
 

School of Landscape Architecture

Below is a list of current and recent postgraduate projects from the School of Landscape Architecture.
 
Supervisor's Project Name Student Degree
{Jacky Bowring} The space between architecture and landscape architecture He, Y. PhD
{Jacky Bowring}
{Mick Abbott}
Environmental nostalgia in New Zealand. Boyle, C. PhD
{Jacky Bowring}
{Mick Abbott}
The imagination of the place: representational approach to dictate phenomenal experiences in national parks. Li, X. MLA
{Jacky Bowring}
{Michael Mackay}
Change continuity and community-based design: (re)making Ohau snow fields. Durcan, G. MLA
{Jacky Bowring} Design experience of place for tourists: a case study of Chinese tour groups’ visits to Lake Tekapo Ge, Y. MLA
{Jacky Bowring} Seismic retrofitting – meeting the challenges. Nahkies, P. PhD
{Simon Swaffield}
{Andreas Wesener}
Feeling together: consent and design Cunningham, A. PhD
{Simon Swaffield}
{Andreas Wesener}
Open space design for medium density housing. Jordan, K. MLA
{Simon Swaffield}
{Emma Stewart}
Designing with communities: expertise engagement and elegance in landscape architecture. Hoddinott, W. PhD
{Simon Swaffield}
{Wendy McWilliam}
Informing wildfire adaptiveness in New Zealand peri-urban landscapes. Kraberger, S. PhD
{Wendy McWilliam} Enriching the urban waterfront landscape design with peoples’ aesthetic expectations and multi-sensual experiences. Jing, J. PhD
{Mike Barthelmeh}
{Kevin Moore}
Development within the landscape of natural beauty in Queenstown. Skipworth. C. MLA
{Andreas Wesener} Major cycleways in Christchurch – barriers to implementation and proposed design-based solutions. Wang, D. MLA
  
 

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