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The research experience

Students have the opportunity to gain invaluable hands on research experience through engagement in the Active Living Laboratory's current research studies. We offer students practical experience in data collection methods, data management, technical report writing and working as part of a team. Students also have the opportunity to present their research at conferences and symposia.

We are always looking for high quality students to join our research team. If you are interested in working on a postgraduate research programme at the Active Living Laboratory, email your CV, academic transcripts and a cover letter to Associate Professor Sandy Mandic.

Current postgraduate research students

Mohammad Lutfur Rahman, PhD Student

Long Chen, PhD Student

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Lutfur's research interests include adolescents' active transport and urban design. His PhD research focuses on modelling safe walking and cycling routes for adolescents in Dunedin, New Zealand. Lutfur has recently completed his Master of Philosophy by research in Urban Transport Infrastructure Planning at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia. Long has research interest is Geographic Information Systems (GIS) spatial analysis technique application and geovisualization. His PhD research is about applications of spatial analysis and geovisualization on the status and the difference of adolescents' active transport between urban and rural areas of Dunedin, New Zealand. Long has four years of experience working as a GIS technical support and project manager in Beijing, China.
Margaretha Liliana Situmorang, PhD student
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Margaretha's PhD research examines transport modes to school and its association with food outlets and dietary behaviour among adolescents as part of the overall BEATS Natural Experiment Study. Margaretha previously completed her Master's in Architecture with specialisation in Sustainable Urban Design at Lund University, Sweden. She has professional experience working with Infrastructure Research Institute Indonesia and has done consultancy work for urban road safety and sustainable human settlements project with several governmental institutions in Indonesia.

Completed students

Master's degree Honours and postgraduate diploma Summer research students Internship students
  • Brittany White
  • Jessica Calverley
  • Tessa Pocock
  • Chiew Ching Kek
  • Garrick Hately
  • Hayley Horwood
  • Brittany White (Honours)
  • Chris Tait (Honours)
  • Leiana Sloane (Honours)
  • Casey Brown (Honours)
  • Lauren Keanney (Honours)
  • Emily Stevens (PGDip)
  • Claire Hodge (PGDip)
  • Brittany White
  • Jessica Calverley
  • Olivia Eyles
  • Isobelle Lane
  • Tessa Pocock
  • Chiew Ching Kek
  • Siobhan McArthur
  • Dana Lawrie
  • Alex Mintoft-Jones
  • Ashley Mountfort
  • Hayley Horwood
  • Casey Brown
  • Claire Hodge
  • Emily Stevens
  • Bridget Mcilraith
  • Sarah Featherston
  • Sarah Swinbourn
  • Roman Keller
  • Michael Jensen
  • Tessa Porskamp
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