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Geography Alumni 2015

Rakhee Chatbar

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
Topic: ICT's and Rural Development in South India: Problematising empowerment, social capital and volunteering.
Advisors Tony Binns and Doug Hill


Bin Chen

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
Topic: What is the contribution of abrasion to the sediment budget of a mixed sand and gravel beach?
Advisors Mike Hilton, Wayne Stephenson and Maree Hemmingsen


Tess Guiney

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
Topic: Orphanage Tourism in Cambodia: The Complexities of ‘Doing Good’ in Popular Humanitarianism
Advisors: Doug Hill and Mary Mostafanezhad


Katie James

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
Topic: Reframing Environmental Governance: Lessons from a multilevel case study in New Zealand
AdvisorsMichelle Thompson-Fawcett and Claire Freeman


Jessie Smart

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
Topic: Urban agriculture and economic change in the Zambia Copperbelt: The cases of Ndola, Kitwe and Luanshya
Advisers: Etienne Nel and Tony Binns


Nicholas Price

Master of Science - MSc
Topic: A multi-scale assessment of the air pollution climatology of Alexandra, New Zealand using a combination of field observations and statistical and physical based modelling
Supervisor: Nicolas Cullen


Katherine Taine

Master of Arts - MA
Topic: Mid- to High-end Tourism Development in Samoa
Supervisor: Etienne Nel


Ethan Archer

Master of Planning - MPLAN
Topic: Improving shared spaces with a placemaking approach: Lessons from Adelaide
Supervisor: Claire Freeman


Suzanne Becher (Anette)

Master of Planning - MPLAN
Topic: Cumulative Effects and New Zealand’s Resource Management Act: An Institutional Analysis
Supervisor: Richard Morgan


Alice Burnett

Master of Planning - MPLAN
Topic: Counter-urbanisation and the Rural Idyll
Supervisor: Ros Day-Cleavin


Dwayne Daly

Master of Planning - MPLAN
Topic: Planning for Underwater Anthropogenic Noise in New Zealand's Coastal Marine Area
Supervisor: Ralf Ohlemuller


William Harrington

Master of Planning - MPLAN
Topic: Irrigation for the sake of irrigation: Exploring the Relationship between Neoliberalism, Irrigation Projects and Resource Management Planning in New Zealand
Supervisors: Sophie Bond and Ros Day-Cleavin


Gemma Kean

Master of Planning - MPLAN
Topic: Maximising the Potential of Existing Urban Infrastructure: Can Infrastructure Reuse Provide Successful Public Spaces?
Supervisor: Michelle Thompson-Fawcett


Alejandra Parra Muñoz

Master of Planning - MPLAN
Topic: Community Planning in North East Valley
Supervisor: Sean Connelly


Bridget Spence

Master of Planning - MPLAN
Topic: Planning for Public Transport in a City Rebuilding: the case of Christchurch, New Zealand
Supervisor: Claire Freeman


Erin Stagg

Master of Planning - MPLAN
Topic: Tackling Freshwater Decision Making Through a Catchment Wide Collaborative Approach: An Evaluation of the Manuherikia Catchment Decision Making Process
Supervisor: Richard Morgan


Martin Swaffield

Master of Planning - MPLAN
Topic: Places of transit: An exploration of bus stop design and how to make them an attractive urban place
Supervisor: Christina Ergler


Joseph Whitworth (Joe)

Master of Planning - MPLAN
Topic: The Role of Planning in Contemporary Urban India: Consequences and Lessons from the Hyderabad Metropolitan Rail: Telangana, India
Supervisor: Doug Hill

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