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Current PhD Students


Fentahun Addis Abebe

Fentahun Addis Abebe

Thesis Topic: The impact of agricultural innovation platforms on irrigation farm household outcomes in Africa

More information: Fentahun's Researcher Profile

Contact Fentahun: fentahun.abebe@adelaide.edu.au


Hira Ahmed

Hira Ahmed

Thesis Topic: Fermenting the truth: smallholder men and women engaged in cocoa farming on the Malekula Island, Vanuatu

More information:  Hira's Researcher Profile

Contact Hira:  hira.ahmed@adelaide.edu.au


Rida Akzar

Rida Akzar

Thesis Topic: Adoption of multiple farm-level innovations and the implications for dairy smallholder farmers’ competitiveness: Evidence from West Java Province, Indonesia

More information:  Rida's Researcher Profile

Contact Rida:  rida.akzar@adelaide.edu.au


Sacha Amaruzaman

Sacha Amaruzaman

Thesis Topic: Promoting a green economy from the agricultural sector in Indonesia

More information: Sacha's Researcher Profile

Contact Sacha: sacha.amaruzaman@adelaide.edu.au


Laura Bateman

Laura Bateman

Thesis Topic: Agrarian transition and land use change in Indonesia: Implications for smallholder livelihoods, rural development and the environment

Contact Laura: laura.bateman@adelaide.edu.au

Angus Davidson

Angus Davidson

Thesis topic: The applicability of agricultural development in Afghanistan to other fragile and conflict-affected states

Contact Angus:  angus.davidson@adelaide.edu.au

Nikki Dumbrell

Nikki Dumbrell

Thesis topic: The social licence to operate in Australian agriculture

More information:  Nikki's Researcher Profile

Contact Nikki:  nikki.dumbrell@adelaide.edu.au


Benjamin Fee

Ben Fee

Thesis Topic: Improving the conversion of policies to desired program outcomes: Lessons from water recovery programs in the Murray-Darling Basin and Asia

More information: Ben's Researcher Profile

Contact Ben:  benjamin.fee@adelaide.edu.au


James Fuller

James Fuller

Thesis Topic: Exploring changes to water resources of the Murray-Darling Basin from increased environmental water, water trading and implementation of state and federal policies

More information:  James' Researcher Profile

Christian II Genova

Christian II Genova

Thesis Topic: Assessing fruit and vegetable affordability, and its implication on food security in Vietnam

More information:  Christian's Researcher Profile

Contact Christian:  christianll.genova@adelaide.edu.au


Constantin Seidl

Abdul Muis Hasibuan

Thesis Topic: Technology adoption among small-scale farmers under climate risks: Evidence from citrus farmers in Indonesia

More information: Muis' Researcher Profile

Craig Johns

Craig Johns

Thesis Topic: Fiji fresh fruit and vegetable consumers; purchasing patterns of locals and tourists through different retail outlets and the implications for the local industry

More information:  Craig's Researcher Profile

John Kandulu

John Kandulu

Thesis Topic: Evaluating the performance of large- and small-scale economic development aid programs

Contact John:  john.kandulu@adelaide.edu.au

Phassara Khamthara

Phassara Khamthara

Thesis Topic: Horticultural development: Welfare implications on child labour and household education investment in rural Indonesia

More information:  Phassara's Researcher Profile

Xupu Li (Visiting PhD Student)                                                                            

Xupu is a visiting PhD student currently under the supervision of Dr.Patrick O'Connor. She will work on research related to impacts of land use change and ecosystem services. Her work will fit with current activities in Dr.O'Connor's research in bundled ecosystem services. The work she will undertake will align with her PhD program at Shaanxi Normal University.

Contact Xupu:  xupu.li@adelaide.edu.au

Sitti Rahma Mamun

Sitti Rahma Mamun

Thesis Topic: Improving the robustness of water management in Indonesia

More information: Rahma's Researcher Profile

Contact Rahma: sittirahma.mamun@adelaide.edu.au

Maksuda Mannaf

Maksuda Mannaf

Thesis Topic: Exploring the spatial diffusion of organic agriculture adoption and its spill-over effects on environmental sustainability in Australia

More information:  Maksuda's Researcher Profile

Contact Maksuda: maksuda.mannaf@adelaide.edu.au


Anh Duc Nguyen

Anh Duc Nguyen

Thesis Topic: Understanding factors driving changes of food consumption in urban Vietnam

More information:  Duc's Researcher Profile

Contact Duc:  anhduc.nguyen@adelaide.edu.au


Livia Padilha

Livia Padilha

Thesis Topic: Understanding the factors influencing consumer demand for traditionally farmed meat and alternative protein products (including lab-grown meat, wild meat and plant-based)

More information:  Livia's Researcher Profile

Contact Livia: livia.padilha@adelaide.edu.au


Sara Ratna Qanti                                                                            

Thesis Topic: The pattern and rate of adoption for commodity choices and land use in upland catchment area in Indonesia

Contact Sara: sara.qanti@adelaide.edu.au


Apri Laila Sayekti

Apri Laila Sayekti

Thesis Topic: The determinants of smallholder farmers' adoption: hybrid chilli seeds in Indonesia

More information: Apri's Researcher Profile

Contact Apri: apri.sayekti@adelaide.edu.au

Constantin Seidl

Constantin Seidl

Thesis Topic: Investigating different water risk management perspectives in the Murray-Darling Basin: Irrigators, environmental water holders and investors

More information:  Constantin's Researcher Profile

Contact Constantin:  constantin.seidl@adelaide.edu.au

Alfinura Sharafeyeva

Alfinura Sharafeyeva

Thesis Topic: The effectiveness of agricultural policies in emerging economies in the light of trade liberalization: the case of Kazakhstan

More information:  Alfinura's Researcher Profile

Sahar Daghagh Yazd

Sahar Daghagh Yazd

Thesis Topic: Water scarcity, climate change and rural community mental health in the Murray-Darling Basin

Contact Sahar:  sahar.daghaghyazd@adelaide.edu.au

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