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PhD Students

The Centre for Rural Health and Community Development currently has 12 PhD Students enrolled, each with a very different thesis topic.

Please find the list below of all our PhD students.

New Students

Mellissa Kruger
Thesis Topic: TBC
Principal Supervisor: Professor Guy Robinson
Associate Supervisor: Dr David Birbeck 

Stacey Bradley
Thesis Topic: Against the grain: an exploration of employee theft as an apparently contradictory structure of values
Principal Supervisor: Professor Guy Robinson
Associate Supervisor: Dr Geoffrey Wells

Continuing Candidates

Tina Chisengantambu
Thesis Topic: Decision making by nurse managers: A rural perspective
Principal Supervisor: Professor Guy Robinson
Associate Supervisor: Dr Nina Evans

Jane Cowie
Thesis Topic: Life and Change After School for Rural Youth: Transitions Associated with Leaving School as Experienced by Rural Youth During their First Year after Completing Year 12
Principal Supervisor: Professor Guy Robinson
Associate Supervisor: Dr Cate Hudson

Christopher Colgan  
Thesis Topic: Toward a general theory of social work
Principal Supervisor: Professor Guy Robinson
Associate Supervisor: Dr Susan Robinson  

Gayle Farnsworth
Thesis Topic: Settlement policy and practice in rural contexts
Principal Supervisor: Dr Lia Bryant
Associate Supervisor: Professor Guy Robinson 

Heidi Korossy 
Thesis Topic: Developing resilience for mental wellbeing in partnership with rural and regional adolescents and their community
Principal Supervisor: Professor Nicholas Procter
Associate Supervisor: Associate Professor Peter Munn

Chris McCann
Thesis Topic: The Effectiveness of the Amfit Foot Orthoses in the Management of Neuropathic Ulcers or Areas of the Foot Considered at Risk of Ulceration
Principal Supervisor: Associate Professor Gary Misan
Associate Supervisor: Dr Judith Ford

John Petkov 
Thesis Topic: Is Chronic Condition Self-Management an Effective and Economically Sustainable Approach to the Management of Chronic and Complex Health Issues
Principal Supervisor: Dr Peter Harvey  
Associate Supervisor: Professor Adrian Esterman

Kerre Willsher 
Thesis Topic: A Study on Support for Rural Parents of Preschool Children with Developmental Disabilities in Managing Behaviour Problems
Principal Supervisor: Professor Guy Robinson   
Associate Supervisor: Dr Susan Robinson

Graduating Student

Christopher Raymond
Thesis Topic: The relationships amount human values, place attachment and native vegetation conservation behaviour
Principal Supervisor: Professor Guy Robinson
Co-Supervisor: Professor Greg Brown   
Associate Supervisor: Dr Delene Webster 

Under Examination

Joy Penman 
Thesis Topic: The Phenomenon of Spirituality: The Experience of Palliative Care Clients and Care Givers in Engaging in Spirituality
Principal Supervisor: Associate Professor Mary Oliver   
Associate Supervisor: Dr Ann Harrington 

 

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