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Board of the Graduate Research School Dean's List Winners 

In recognition of an outstanding thesis, Board Members nominate the thesis for an Honourable Mention in the Board of the Graduate Research School Dean's List.

Theses that are awarded the prize are automatically shortlisted for the Robert Street Prize - a prize awarded for the most outstanding contribution to it's field in a given year.

Student Name

Higher Degree Course

Research Area

Thesis Title

Year

 

Dr Daniel Creedon

Doctor of Philosophy

Physics

Effects of electron spin resonance in a cryogenic sapphire whispering gallery mode maser

2012

 

Mr Rhys Povey

Master of Science

Physics

Microwave cavity hidden sector photons

2012

 

Dr Martina-Sara Mueller-Zaugg

Doctor of Philosophy

Humanities

Re-creating the past: the accuracy of re-created Roman houses and villas in northwestern Europe and the justifications for their creation

2012

 

Dr Andrea Nathan

Doctor of Philosophy 

Population Health

Active living in retirement village residents: exploring built and social environmental correlates using mixed methods

2012

 

Dr Keith Godfrey

Doctor of Philosophy 

Business

Can pairs trading act like arbitrage to enforce the law of one price?

2012

 

Dr Joseph Novak

Doctor of Philosophy 

Physics

Superform formulations for off-shell supermultiplets with gauged central charge in N = 2 supergravity

2013

 

Dr Sally Brinkman

Doctor of Philosophy 

Paediatrics and Child Health

The validation and use of population measure of early childhood development in Australia; the Australian Early Development Index

2013

 

Dr Foteini Hassiotou

Doctor of Philosophy 

Chemistry and Biochemistry

The cellular hierarchy of human breastmilk: Novel insights into breastmilk stem cells

2013

 

Dr Simon Tyler

Doctor of Philosophy 

Physics 

Studies of low-energy effective actions in supersymmetric field theories

2013

 

Dr Xiangling Fang

Doctor of Philosophy 

Plant Biology 

Characterization and management of soil-born pathogens on strawberry and resistance mechanisms against Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. fragariae

2013

 

Dr Tracy Kinsella

Doctor of Philosophy

Social Sciences

Dead Reckoning. The criminal parvenu: narratives of transgression and upward mobility

2013

 

Dr Angela Spence

Doctor of Philosophy 

Sport Science, Exercise and Health 

Comparative impacts of endurance and resistance exercise on the cariovascular system in humans: A prospective randomised 6-month intervention

2013

 
Dr Brendan Florio

Doctor of Philosophy

Mathematics and Statistics

The generation and interaction of convection modes in a box of a saturated porous medium

2013

 

Ms Georgina Statham

Master of Philosophy

Humanities

Causes as deviations from actual standards: a perspective of account causation

2013

 

Dr Sajni Gudka

Doctor of Philosophy

Pharmacy 

2014

 

Dr Loretta Scolaro

Doctor of Philosophy

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Optical coherence tomography for "optical biopsy" of axillary lymph nodes involved in breast cancer metastasis

2014

 

Dr Xianjue Chen 

Doctor of Philosophy 

Chemistry and Biochemistry 

Top-down fabrication of novel two-dimensional materials and their decoration with noble metals 

2014

 

Dr Chris Owen 

Doctor of Philosphy 

Humanities 

'Weather hot, flies troublesome...' Police in the Kimberley district of Western Australia 1882 - 1901 

2014 

 

Dr James Smith 

Doctor of Philosphy 

Humanities 

Water as medieval intellectual entity: Case studies in twelfth-century western monasticism 

2014 

 

Dr Michelle Marneweck 

Doctor of Philosophy

Psychology

Perception of facial expressions of emotion in Parkinson's disease

2014

 

Dr Gar-Wing Truong

Doctor of Philosophy 

Physics

Quantitative atomic gas spectroscopy for the determination of the Boltzmann Constant and Primary Thermometry 

2014

 

Dr Benjamin Grafton

Doctor of Philosophy

Psychology

Always look on the bright side of life: The attentional basis of positive emotional disposition

2014

 

Dr Gerrit Haas

Doctor of Philosophy

Humanities

Ficto/critical strategies: Subverting textual practices of meaning, other, and self-formation

2014

 

Dr Marc Sim

Doctor of Philosophy

Sport Science, Exercise and Health

Effect of exercise on inflammation, hepcidin regulation and iron metabolism

2014 

 

Dr Kyra Clarke

Doctor of Philosophy

Humanities

Getting messy: Exploring intimate pedagogical moments in film and television

2014

 

Dr Kerry King

Doctor of Philosophy

Humanities

A lesser species of homicide - Manslaughter, negligent and dangerous driving causing death: the proesecution of drivers in Western Australia, 1946 - 2011

2014 

 

Dr Rishi Kotecha

Doctor of Philosophy

Paediatrics and Child Health

Rare childhood tumours: clinical challenges and genetic alterations 

2014

 

Dr Emma Nicoletti

Doctor of Philosophy

Humanities

Reading literature in the Anthropocene: Ecosophy and ecologically-orientated ethics of Jeff Noon's Nymphomation and Pollen

2014 

 

Dr Ellen Paynter

Doctor of Philosophy

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Cellular energetics of long-term survival and storage in honeybee sperm

2015

 

Dr Sharon Perrella

Doctor of Philosophy

Chemistry and Biochemistry

The effect of different types of nutrition on the gastrointestinal response of the preterm infant

2015

 

Dr Moses Laman

Doctor of Philosophy

Medicine and Pharmacology

The treatment of malaria in Papua New Guinean children

2015  

Dr Munawar Hayat

Doctor of Philosophy

Computer Science and Software Engineering

Learning techniques for multi-modal facial analysis

2015  

Dr John Dunlop

Doctor of Philosophy

Geology

Sedimentology and evidence for early Archaeen life in the North Pole Chert-Barite unit, East Pilbara, Western Australia

2015

 

Dr Anders Winkel

Doctor of Philosophy 

Plant Biology

Leaf gas films: The ecological and eco-physiological effect of leaf gas films on completely submerged plants

2015 

 

Dr Jason Collins

Doctor of Philosophy 

Business

Essays on human evolution and economic growth

2015

 

Dr Clint  Bracknell

Doctor of Philosophy 

Music

Natj Waalanginy (What Singing?): Nyungar song from the South-West of Western Australia

2016

 

Dr Natalie  Rosser

Doctor of Philosophy 

Animal Biology

Alternative breeding times and evolutionary pathways in corals in north Western Australia

2016

 

Dr Salman  Khan

Doctor of Philosophy 

Computer Science and Software Engineering

Feature Learning Structured Prediction for Scene Understanding

2016

 

Dr Graham  Zemunik

Doctor of Philosophy 

Plant Biology

The response of plant community diversity and nutrient-acquisition strategies to long-term ecosystem development in nutrient-impoverished landscapes

2016

  

Dr Alexander  Tang

Doctor of Philosophy 

Animal Biology

Characterisation of low-intensity repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation induced neuroplasticity in rodent and experimental models

2016

 

Dr Maxim  Esin

Doctor of Philosophy 

Mechanical and Chemical Engineering

Fracture pattern formation and wave propagation in particulate materials with rotational degrees of freedom

2016

 

Dr Karl Grob

Doctor of Philosophy 

Sport Science, Exercise and Health

Surgical exposure of the hip joint and femur with a special emphasis on the architecture and function of the quadriceps muscle group and femoral blood supply

2017

 

Dr Andrew  Chubb

Doctor of Philosophy 

Social Sciences

Chinese Popular Nationalism and PRC Policy in the South China Sea

2017

 

Dr Benjamin  Sacks

Doctor of Philosophy 

Humanities

'Purely of their own manufacture': the adoption and appropriation of cricket in Samoa, C. 1879-1939

2017

 

Dr Louise  Delane

Doctor of Philosophy 

Psychological Science

Disentangling general and selective contributions to poor executive functioning in children born very preterm: A dual-task approach

2017

 

Dr Dianne Lyn  Wolfer

Doctor of Philosophy 

Humanities

'The Shark Caller' and 'The Dog with Seven Names' and 'Crafting Animal Characters in Fiction for Young Readers'

2017

Dr Mohamed R. Abdalla Estai

Doctor of Philosophy 

Human Sciences

'Photographic caries assessment by different members of the dental team: A mobile teledentistry model'

2017

 

Dr Briony Swire-Thompson

Doctor of Philosophy 

Psychological Science

The role of memory and ideological biases in the correction of misinformation

2017

 

Ms Gaylene  Somerville

Doctor of Philosophy 

Agriculture and Environment

The influences of spatial structure and stacking weed control tactics on predictions of herbicide resistance evolution

2017

 

Dr Philip Wijesinghe

Doctor of Philosophy 

Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering

Improving the accuracy, resolution and contrast of optical coherence elastography toward cellular scale imaging of mechanical properties

2017

Mr Michael Swaddle

Master of Philosophy 

Physics and Astrophysics

SubRiemannian geodesics and cubics for efficient quantum circuits

2017

 

Dr Luke Strickland

Doctor of Philosophy 

Psychological Science

The race to remember: A computational model of event-based prospective memory

2017

Dr Stephen Andrews

Doctor of Philosophy 

Physics and Astrophysics

Measuring and modelling the cosmic spectral energy distribution

2017

 

Dr Timothy Rosenow

Doctor of Philosophy 

Paediatrics and Child Health

Quantitative analysis of chest computed tomography in early cystic fibrosis lung disease

2017

Dr Felix Mackenzie-Rae

Doctor of Philosophy 

Molecular Sciences

Investigation into the atmospheric degradation of alpha-phellandrene: A computational, experimental and modelling study

2018

 

Dr Louisa Lobigs

Doctor of Philosophy 

Human Sciences

The development of a new model to measure plasma-, red cell-and blood volume and its applications in refining the Athlete Biological Passport and improving volume management in hospitals

2018

Mr Kyle Rosa

Master of Philosophy 

Mathematics and Statistics

Structure, covers, and bounds of semiprimitive groups

2018

 

Mr Rowan Lymbery

Master of Philosophy 

Human Sciences

Sperm Competition and gamete interactions in a marine broadcast spawner

2018

Dr Robert Green

Doctor of Philosophy 

Human Sciences

Critical factors of global shape processing in human vision

2018

 

Dr Khan Robert Langton Collins

Doctor of Philosophy 

Phychological Science

Life-sustaining factors on the causal pathway to suicide: Experimental and longitudinal evidence for a mindfulness-grounded model of suicide resilience

2018

Dr Clifford Scott Stagoll

Doctor of Philosophy 

Humanities

Creating one's self: The prescriptive ethical pragmatism of William James

2018

 

Dr Oyekoya Taiwo Ayonrinde

Doctor of Philosophy 

Medical School

The epidemiology and significance of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in adolescents

2018

Dr Krishneil Anand Singh

Doctor of Philosophy 

Psychological Science

The removal of information from working memory: An executive updating process

2018

Dr Quihong Ke

Doctor of Philosophy 

Computer Science and Software Engineering

Deep learning for action recognition and prediction

2018

Dr Abraham Neelankal John

Doctor of Philosophy 

Medical School

Study of endocrine markers involved in dedifferentiation and identification of compounds that can preserve the function or redifferentiate pancreatic β-cells in type 2 diabetes

2018

Dr Kim Eaton

Doctor of Philosophy 

Psychological Science

Self-stigma in parents of children with a mental health disorder

2018

Dr Olof Henrik Mikael Grenholm

Doctor of Philosophy 

Earth Sciences

The geodynamic evolution of a Paleoproterozoic orogenic system - a local to global perspective on the ca. 2.27-1.96 Ga Birimian Orogen in the Baoule Mossi domain of West Africa

2018

Mr Saul Freedman

Master of Philosophy 

Mathematics and Statistics

p-groups related to exceptional groups of Lie type

2018

Dr Victorien Paumard

Doctor of Philosophy 

Earth Sciences

Shelf-margin architecture, sediment partitioning and shallow-to deep-water reservoir distribution in the Barrow Group (Northern Carnarvon Basin, North West Shelf, Australia): Insights from quantitative 3D seismic stratigraphy

2018

Dr Jacob Berson

Doctor of Philosophy 

Biological Sciences

The role of sexual selection in the evolution of insect cuticular hydrocarbons (CHCs)

2018

Dr Azim Zahir

Doctor of Philosophy 

Social Sciences

Reformist Islam and the rise of a political third model in the Maldives: Elite discourses and societal viewpoints

2018

Dr Wendy Helena Reynen

Doctor of Philosophy 

Social Sciences

Rockshelters and human mobility during the last glacial maximum in the Pilbara uplands, north-western Australia

2019

Dr Fiamma Riviera

Doctor of Philosophy 

Biological Sciences

Patterns and drivers of kwongan vegetation restored after mining: A multifaceted approach

2019

Dr Lisa Stinson

Doctor of Philosophy 

Medical School

The not-so-sterile womb: New data to challenge and old dogma

2019

Mr Joshua Joannes Bon

Master of Philosophy 

Mathematics and Statistics

Stochastic nets and Baysian regularisation from constraints

2019

Dr Kara Perks

Doctor of Philosophy 

Mathematics and Statistics

Understanding the molecular and physiological consequences of dysregulated mitochondrial gene expression using mouse models of mitochondrial dysfunction

2019

Dr Rachael Marie Zemek

Doctor of Philosophy 

Biomedical Science

To respond or not to respond? Exploring and exploiting dynamic mechanisms underlying cancer immunotheraphy

2019

Dr Jinyi Chen

Doctor of Philosophy 

Agriculture and Environment

Resistance mechanisms to dinitroaniline herbisices in annual ryegrass (Lolium rigidum Gaudin)

2019

Dr Mary-Anne Lowe

Doctor of Philosophy 

Agriculture and Environment

Soil water repellency and its limitations on water infiltration

2019

Dr Andrew William Milne

Doctor of Philosophy 

Humanities

Nietzsche, mysticism and the god who isn't one

2019

Ms David Monllao Olive

Master of Philosophy 

Computer Science and Software Engineering

Automatic classification of students in online courses using machine learning technique

2019

Dr Michael John Wheeler

Doctor of Philosophy 

Human Sciences

Understanding the combined effects of exercise and sedentary behaviour on cognitive, metabolic and vascular function in older adults

2019

Mr Kenyon Wei Yaw Ng

Master of Philosophy 

Mathematics and Statistics

Shape constrained regression for nonparametric longitudinal and flexible parametric modelling

2019

Dr Belinda Coral Martin

Doctor of Philosophy 

Biological Sciences

The seagrass root microbiome: Micro-scale solutions for macro-scale resolutions

2019

Dr Jessica Anne Kretzmann

Doctor of Philosophy 

Molecular Sciences

Developing non-viral polymeric agents to deliver genome engineering technology for breast cancers

2019

Dr John Andrew Forrest

Doctor of Philosophy 

Biological Sciences

Pelagic ecology and solutions for a troubled ocean

2020

Dr Victoria Camilieri-Asch

Doctor of Philosophy 

Biological Sciences

Neurobiological indicators of olfactory sensitivity in a cartilaginous and a bony fish

2020

Dr Jane Patricia Valentine

Doctor of Philosophy 

Medicine

The evaluation of the long-term motor outcome of children and youth with Cerebral Palsy treated with Botulinum toxin type A within a comprehensive spasticity management services

2020

Dr Hai Long Vo

Doctor of Philosophy 

Business

Exchange rates, prices and consumption

2020

Dr Nicole Bezemer

Doctor of Philosophy 

Agriculture and Environment

Sex on the rocks: Genetic structure, pollen dispersal and mating patterns in Eucalyptus Caesia

2020

Dr Jordan Ross Lavers

Doctor of Philosophy 

Humanities

Schwesterstimme: Gender, emotion and kinship in the correspondence of the von Gunderrode Sisters

2020

Dr Karen Paiva Henrique

Doctor of Philosophy 

Agriculture and Environment

Contested ground: Examining the contours of flood adaptation along Sao Paulo's Tiete River

2020

Dr Jemma Rose Collova

Doctor of Philosophy 

Psychological Sciences

Are first impressions of children's faces functional?

2020

Dr Wissam Chiha

Doctor of Philosophy 

Biological Sciences

Identifying and manipulating molecular changes following neurotrauma in the visual system

2020

Dr Paul David Macintyre

Doctor of Philosophy 

Biological Sciences

The vegetation patterns of the kwongan vegetation of South-West Western Australia

2020

Dr Anna Cresswell

Doctor of Philosophy 

Biological Sciences

Exploring resilience to disturbances in coral reef ecosystems, with case studies from Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

2020

Dr Ashton Jay Roberts

Doctor of Philosophy 

Psychological Sciences

The influence of social hierarchies on non-spatial attention in typically developed adults and adults with autistic-like traits

2020

Dr Jessica Hutomo

Doctor of Philosophy 

Physics

Off-shell higher-spin gauge supermultiplets and conserved supercurrents

2020

Dr India Ella Dilkes-Hall

Doctor of Philosophy 

Social Sciences

47,000 years of Aboriginal plant use and monsoon rainforest connections in the Kimberley, northwest Australia

2020

Mrs Bianca Jane Thorup

Doctor of Philosophy 

Psychological Sciences

A new approach to understanding perceoptual expertise and other-race effects in face perception

2020

Ms Sharynne Hamilton

Doctor of Philosophy 

Medical

Yarning, hearing, understanding, knowing: A qualitative study of the experiences of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder assessment and diagnosis for justice-involved youth and their care networks

2020

Dr Mary Binsu Abraham

Doctor of Philosophy 

Medical

The prevention of hypoglycaemia with sensor-augmented pump therapy in Type 1 diabetes

2020

Ms Megan Theres Barbetti

Master 

Music

Reviving the ghost: A method for baroque improvisation modelled through Telemann's twelve fantasias for flute without bass (1727-1728)

2020

Mr Michael Liam Kelly

Doctor of Philosophy 

Biological Sciences

An investigation into sleep in sharks: Behavioural and electrohpysiological approaches

2020

Miss Juliana Pille Arnold

Doctor of Philosophy 

Biological Sciences

Modulating effects of the surrounding landscape matrix on plant-pollinator networks within remnant habitat

2020

Ms Alannah Kelli Anique McKay

Doctor of Philosophy 

Human Sciences

The effect of dietary manipulation on iron metabolism and the immune system in elite athletes

2020

Mr Uzair Nadeem

Doctor of Philosophy 

Computer Science and Software Engineering

Model learning for structured predictions from complementary data sources

2020

Mrs Olivia Johnston

Doctor of Philosophy 

Education

Students' reconciling with their teachers' expectations of them - A grounded theory

2021

Miss Hsueh-En Stacey Hong

Doctor of Philosophy 

Biomedical Sciences

Clostridium difficile ribotype 251 strains in Australia

2021

Doctor Marie-Anne Elisabeth Burckhardt

Doctor of Philosophy 

Paediatrics and Child Health

Improving patient care in young people with Type 1 Diabetes using advances in technology

2021

Miss Emma Lucy Haynes

Doctor of Philosophy 

Medical

"Weaving a mat we can all sit on?" Understanding the experience of living with rheumatic heart disease at the intersection of biomedical and aboriginal worldviews

2021

Mr Douglas Macfarlane

Doctor of Philosophy 

Psychological Sciences

Reducing consumer demand for ineffective health remedies: Using psychology to counter pseudoscience and the illegal wildlife trade

2021