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PhD



Cesar Acevedo Ramirez_webphotoCesar Acevedo Ramirez

Working Thesis Topic: Wave transformation on shore platforms and reef systems
Supervisors: Wayne Stephenson, Sarah Wakes (Centre for Materials Science and Technology)
Email: acece897@student.otago.ac.nz

Altami ArastyAltamiA_photo

Thesis Topic:Climate Change Transnational Governance .
Supervisors: Sean Connelly, Michelle Thompson-Fawcett
Email: altami.arasty@postgrad.otago.ac.nz

Daniel BasubasDanielB_photo

Thesis Topic: Evaluating community-based initiatives in wildflower harvesting and alien species eradication in South Africa’s sensitive Cape Floral biome
Supervisors: Tony Binns, Etienne Nel, Dr David Bek
Email: basda441@student.otago.ac.nz

Christina BrightBright_photo

Working Topic: The effects of forest clearance on biogeochemical cycles in the Glendhu Experimental Catchments, with a focus on water quality and the export of suspended particulate materials.
Supervisor: Sarah Mager, Richard Morgan, Russell Frew (Chemistry)
Email: chrissy.bright@otago.ac.nz

Chaz ForsythChazF_photo

Thesis Topic: Firearms in the New Zealand Community
Supervisors: Etienne Nel, Nathan Berg (Economics), Samara McPhedran
Email: forch209@student.otago.ac.nz

Xiaobin HuaXiaobinH_photo

Thesis Topic: Changing functional landscapes: detecting phonological and compositional shifts in New Zealand's natural and production ecosystems
Supervisor: Ralf Ohlemüller, Pascal Sirguey (School of Surveying)
Email: hxbtt33@gmail.com

Dyanna JollyDyannaJ_photo

Thesis Topic: Cultural impact assessment: Indigenous planning tool or colonial construct?
Supervisors: Michelle Thompson-Fawcett, Richard Morgan
Email: dyanna.jolly@postgrad.otago.ac.nz

Raphaël KrierRaphaelK_photo

Thesis Topic: Wave transformation across shore platform: the effects of storms and tides
Supervisors: Wayne Stephenson; Sarah Wakes (Centre for Materials Science and Technology)
Email: raphael.drier@postgrad.otago.ac.nz

Garrett LentzGarrettL_photo

Thesis Title: Determining Effective Educational Strategies for Encouraging Sustainable Food Choices in New Zealand
Supervisor: Sean Connelly, Miranda Mirosa (Food Science)
Email: lenga992@student.otago.ac.nz

Miki NomuraMikiN_photo

Thesis Title: The role of ecological and evolutionary processes in species distribution change an biotic interaction.
Supervisor: Ralf Ohlemüller,
Email: nommi038@student.otago.ac.nz

Tsani RakhmahtsaniR_photo

Thesis Topic: Climate change and low carbon development
Supervisors: Doug Hill, Sean Connolly
Email: tsani.fauziah@postgrad.otago.ac.nz

Todd RedpathToddR_photo

Thesis Title: A multi-scale approach to assess the four-deimensional (4D) distribution of snow water equivalent (SWE) in complex terrain in New Zealand.
Supervisors: Nicolas Cullen, Pascal Sirguey (School of Surveying), Sean Fitzsimons
Emailredto515@student.otago.ac.nz

8271285Elizabeth Soal

Thesis Title: Collaborative catchment governance of freshwater bodies: an effectiveness assessment of international models and their application in the New Zealand
Supervisors: Sophie Bond, Etienne Nel
Email: casel577@student.otago.ac.nz

3384992Swati Shah

Thesis Title: Re (Producing) Inequalities and Injustices in Indian Surrogacy
Supervisors: Christina Ergler, Bryndl Hohmann-Marriott (Sociology, Gender, Social Work)
Email: swati.shah@postgrad.otago.ac.nz

Nadia TenouriNadiaT_photo

Thesis Title: Conservation Strategies of Women and their Impacts on Conservation Outcomes
Supervisors: Sophie Bond, Claire Freeman
Email: tenna261@student.otago.ac.nz

Emaediong UkoemaediongU_photo

Thesis Topic: Urban agriculture in Nigeria in the face of rapid development: can land use policies accommodate the practice?
Supervisors: Tony Binns, Etienne Nel
Email: emaediong.uko@postgrad.otago.ac.nz

Rachel YzelmanRachelYzelman_photo

Thesis: Refugee Resettlement in Aotearoa New Zealand: crossing the boundaries of everyday citizenship
Supervisor: Sophie Bond, Doug Hill
Email: Rachel.yzelman@postgrad.otago.ac.nz

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Master of Science


Ryan AdamRyanA_photo

Thesis Topic: Storm surge and beach response in Southern New Zealand
Supervisor: Wayne Stephenson
Email: adary545@student.otago.ac.nz  

Hugo BloorHugoB_photo

(Working) Title: Reconstructing Avulsion Events from Lake Wahapo, New Zealand: Discrete or Continuous Events?
Supervisor: Sean Fitzsimons
Email: blohu622@student.otago.ac.nz

David BorrieDaveB_photo

Thesis Topic: Morphology of dune systems: how the morphology of a dune can be used to influence the aeolian
Supervisor: Mike Hilton
Email: borda073@student.otago.ac.nz

Angus DowsonAngusD_photo

(Working) Title: Characterising the seasonal variation of surface albedo of the Gardens of Eden and Allah, Southern Alps, New Zealand
Supervisor: Nicolas Cullen, Pascal Sirguey (School of Surveying), Daniel Kingston
Email: angusdowson@live.com

8978161Gabriel Field

(Working) Title:  Quantifying and understanding the effects of climate and land use change on New Zealand birds
Supervisor:  Ralf  Ohlemüller, Philip Seddon (Zoolody), Yolanda van Heezik (Zoology)
Email: gabrielo.field@gmail.com

Victoria GrantVictoriaG_photo

Thesis Topic: Water Quality
Supervisor: Sarah Mager
Email: gravi662@student.otago.ac.nz

4153915Sophie Horton

(Working) Title:  Determining which minerals are more mobile in riverine deposits and solution from West Coast Rivers in the Southern Alps
Supervisor:  Sarah Mager
Email: sophie.horton@otago.ac.nz

Lucy JustLucyB_photo

Thesis Topic: The implications of climate change for water resources, snow science, snow melt hydrology
Supervisors: Nicolas Cullen, Pascal Sirguery (Surveying)
Email: juslu904@student.otago.ac.nz

Rosa KirkhamRosaK_photo

Thesis Topic: Techniques in quantifying bed load transport and spatio-temporal dynamics of step-pool morphology
Supervisor: Sarah Mager
Email: kirro823@student.otago.ac.nz

Kerryn LittleKerrynL_photo

(Working) Title: Atmospheric controls on the mass balance of Brewster Glacier
Supervisor: Nicolas Cullen, Daniel Kingston, Pascal Sirguey (School of Surveying)
Email: litke917@student.otago.ac.nz

Mitch RawlykRawlykM_photo

Thesis Topic: Meteorologically based pertaining to wind energy
Supervisor: Nicolas Cullen
Email: rawmi030@student.otago.ac.nz

James TweedJamesT_photo

(Working) Title: The use of moths as ecological indicators
Supervisor:  Ralf Ohlemüller, Barbara Anderson (Landcare)
Email: tweja081@student.otago.ac.nz

Alisha VivianAlishaV_photo

Thesis Topic: Depth of disturbance on mixed sand and gravel beaches under varying wave conditions
Supervisor: Wayne Stephenson
Email: vival245@student.otago.ac.nz

Chantal WhitbyChantalW_photo

(Working) Title: The barriers and opportunities of restoring ecological function via wetlands in privately-owned agricultural landscapes within New Zealand
Supervisor: Richard Morgan
Email: which356@student.otago.ac.nz

Ben WilkinsBenW_photo

Thesis Topic: Hydrology water quality human use
Supervisor: Sarah Mager
Email: wilbe383@student.otago.ac.nz

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Master of Applied Science

KeithF_photoKeith Finlayson

Thesis Topic:
Supervisors:
Email: finke095@student.otago.ac.nz

4382749Cameron Hay

Thesis Topic:
Supervisors:
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3142200Genevieve Walker

Thesis Topic: A critical appraisal of the University of Otago and the Otago Polytechnic’s sustainable energy pathway
Supervisors: Doug Hill
Email: walkerge11@gmail.com

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Master of Arts

Rachel FleenerRachelF_photo

Thesis Topic: An investigation into Local Economic Development (LED) policies and NGOs in poverty alleviation in South Africa’s Agulhas Plain: Case study of Flower
Supervisor: Tony Binns
Email: flera241@student.otago.ac.nz

Neelum PatelNeelumP_photo

Thesis Topic: Male advocacy programmes in post-conflict Bougainville
Supervisor: Sophie Bond
Email: patne568@student.otago.ac.nz

Sam MehrtensSamMehrtens_photo

(Working) Title: Challenges to the implementation of ICT in Primary Education in East New Britain, Papua New Guinea
Supervisor: Doug Hill
Email: sam.mehrtens@otago.ac.nz

844885Jovan Mokaraka-Harris

(Working) Title:  Hokianga Whānui
Supervisor:Michelle Thompson-Fawcett
Email: mokjo844@student.otago.ac.nz

1987110Callum Sutherland

(Working) Title:  The role of personal experiences in creating the coast as a therapeutic or disruptive landscape.
Supervisor: Christina Ergler, Sean Connelly
Email: sutca312@student.otago.ac.nz

Rosina WatsonRosieW_photo

Thesis Topic: Tourism development in Niue
Supervisor: Etienne Nel
Email: watro011@student.otago.ac.nz

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Master of Planning - Thesis/Project


Leigh Clutterbuck-YoungLeighCY_photo

Project Topic:
Supervisor: Etienne Nel
Email: clule202@student.otago.ac.nz

Cassino DoyleCassinoD_photo

Broad Thesis Topic: Has the fast-tracking of housing development in New Zealand had an impact on cultural heritage?
Supervisor: Michelle Thompson-Fawcett
Email: cassino.doyle@postgrad.otago.ac.nz

Charlotta HeydCharlottaH_photo

Thesis Topic: Climate change Adaption in Dunedin
Supervisor: Sophie Bond
Email: heych050@student.otago.ac.nz

Ekrina IoseEkrinaI_photo

Thesis Topic: To what extent do religion and culture influence decision making in the Pacific - Case study of Samoa
Supervisor: Claire Freeman
Email: iosek126@student.otago.ac.nz

Matt LemonMatthewL_photo

Thesis Topic: Exploring the value of virtual reality as a visualization tool for community engagement
Supervisor: Claire Freeman
Email: lemma920@student.otago.ac.nz

Connie MillsConnie Mills Photo

Project Topic:
Supervisor: Sean Connelly
Emailmilco507@student.otago.ac.nz

Olivia NeameOlivia Neame photo

Thesis Topic:
Supervisor: Claire Freeman
Email: neaol603@student.otago.ac.nz

Esther NeillEsther Neill Photo

Thesis Topic:
Supervisor: Etienne Nel
Email: neies026@student.otago.ac.nz

Christopher Pearse-SmithChristopherPS_photo

(Working) Title: Improving Centre City Public Spaces in New Zealand: An investigation into how we can plan for better public spaces in growing and urbanizing New Zealand cities.
Supervisor: Claire Freeman
Email: peach496@student.otago.ac.nz

Maiora Puketapu-DenticeMaioraPD_photo

Thesis Topic:
Supervisor:Michelle Thompson-Fawcett
Email: pukma044@student.otago.ac.nz

Callum RiddleCallumR_photo

Thesis Topic:
Supervisor: Michelle Thompson-Fawcett
Email: ridca768@student.otago.ac.nz

Matthew Simpson

MatthewS_photo

Project Topic:
Supervisor: Claire Freeman
Email: simma423@student.otago.ac.nz

Torin SmithSmithT_Photo

Project Topic:
Supervisor: Doug Hill
Email: smito490@student.otago.ac.nz

Greg UnderwoodGregU_photo

Thesis Topic: Energy resilience in Nepal
Supervisor: Doug Hill
Email: greg.hr.underwood@gmail.com

Nicolle VincentNicolle Vincent photo

Project Topic:
Supervisor: Richard Morgan
Email: vinni222@student.otago.ac.nz

Olivia WhyteOliviaW_photo

Thesis Topic:
Supervisor: Sophie Bond
Email: whyol015@student.otago.ac.nz

Grace WilliamsWilliamsG_photo

Project Topic:
Supervisor: Doug Hill
Email: wilel121@student.otago.ac.nz

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