Research Higher Degrees
The School of Humanities and Social Sciences provides support for the research process and activities of its Research Higher Degree (RHD) candidates. We provide a high standard of thesis supervision, plus a range of material resources such as financial support, study rooms, professional development workshops, conference attendance support and statistical support.
For more information on undertaking a RHD, please see the University of Newcastle's Graduate Research information.
Ancient History and Classical Languages
Ancestry and Suetonius' De Vita Caesarum
Classical Myth in Film
The Portrayal and Implications of Feminine Ageing in Latin Literature
Proleptic construction in the Prometheus Boun
English and Writing
Watermark: A Liminal Approach to Autobiographical Short Fiction
Pub Fact & Fiction: An Exploration of Pubs and Clubs in the Hunter Region
Illness in Memoir
Feminine Face of the Divine
Eatdirtzian Geosophy: A study of cognitive geography and narrative
The Anonymous Voice: The Influence of the Fantastic in Nineteenth Century Russian 'Realism' on the Representation of Character in Anglo-American Modernism
Friend Me: a Young Adult Science Fiction Novel Exploring the Social Media Other
'The Expressionist' - A Coming of Age Novella
Ecocritical Theory and the Poetics of Place
Creative Empathy: how writers turn experience not their own into literary nonfiction productions
Novella: 'Slipstream' - Critical component - three parts: 'Falling versus Diving'; 'Love, Sexuality, and Stepping off Buildings'; 'The Quotidian and the Sublime'
Maria Luisa Saministrado
Female Victimhood and Suicide in the Naturalistic Novel
Malcolm St Hill
Exploring the Experiences of a Light-Horseman Through Creative Non-Fiction Drawing on the Life of my Grandfather
Film, Media and Cultural Studies
Where in the world is Andy Lau? Putting the 'popular' back into studies of Hong Kong popular entertainment
"You Can't Be Half A Gangster Anymore, Nuck": The Law, The Underworld And The Vices In Boardwalk Empire and Underbelly: Razor
When the Grass Roots Died: The devolution of a mining community at Pacific Colliery, Teralba during the 1980s
The History and Impacts of Newcastle University's Open Foundation Program on the Hunter and Central Coast Regions
The women's movement in Newcastle during the 1970s and 1980s through
Living the Dream: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday, 1986-1996
In the Shadow of McClellan: The Army of the Potomac and the struggle for High Command, 1861-1863
Exploring Gender and History in the Western Film Genre
James Fletcher Hospital Heritage Precinct
Transformation, Technology and the Tropics: An examination of the Papuan Campaign through the lens of the Field Ambulance
Edward Christopher Merewether: A Study in Nineteenth Century Patronage
America's Problem Child: The Activist Life of Pauli Murray
Beyond the Cold War: Challenges to Tanzanian Foreign Policy and Conflict Resolution in Sub-Saharan Africa
Behind the Brisbane Line: defence preparedness in south-east Australia 1939-1945
52 Years in Power - A History of the Electricity Commission of New South Wales / Pacific Power 1950 - 2002
The life and work of Reverend James Robert Beattie Love (1889-1947): - transforming, and being transformed by, cross-cultural and cross-language relationships
George Wenham - a history of denial: Indigenous soldiers in First AIF
Effects of Acculturation factor on Saudi Arabian English Language Learners: A Contextual Comparison Study
The relationship between second language aptitude and English language proficiency among Saudi learners of English as a foreign language in Saudi Universities
Factors Determining Saudi Learners' Difficulties in Attaining EFL Vocabulary
The Use of Motivational Strategies in the Saudi EFL Classroom
Topics in the Grammar of Zahrani Spoken Arabic
Factors of and Resistance to Language Loss in Ghana: a case study of Ikpána (Logba)
Documentation and description of Ririo - a highly endangered Northwest Solomonic language
Topics in a Grammar of Nehan
The Phonology and Morphology of Kisa: An Optimality Theoretic Account
Documenting Papapana: a highly endangered Northwest Solomonic language
A grammar of Matanvat (Nese)
Philosophy Religion and Theology
Hume and the Illusion of Personal Identity
On Straight Solutions to Kripke's Paradox
A Critical Analysis of a Theology of Disability in the Australian Roman Catholic Church: An Ethnographic Inquiry of Contemporary Inclusionary Practices?
The Ghostly Experiences of Non-Indigenous Australians
Kirk the Man and his Work: Chaplain in Peace and War, Oxford Divine and Bishop
The New Testament Picture of Judas Iscariot
Political Theology and South Africa
Can the life of God as Trinity relate in any practical way to the Christian ministry in terms of psychological attachment theory?
Ashley John Moyse
The art of living: Ontological freedom, creaturely limitation, and moral liberation for biomedical science and practice after Karl Barth's theological anthropology
A Theology of the Land - Terra Australia from Christian - Indigenous Perspectives
Origins of the Universe, Evolutionary Biology, and Christian Worldviews
Sociology and Anthropology
Identity transitions and new religious movements: a symbolic interactionist exploration of life histories of former members.
Consumer perspectives on evidence: A tool for shaping human services?
Asha Lal Tamang
Experiences of Civil Conflict in Nepal
When Power Networks Collide: Using Actor Network Theory to Analyze Community Consultation for an Australian Town's Electricity Supply.
Fertility in Young Australian Women.
The mental health experiences of early retired men in the Hunter.
Beyond the Cold War: Challenges to Tanzanian Foreign Policy and Conflict Resolution in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Christian-Muslim Relationships in Medan and the 'Dalihan na Tolu' – A Social Capital Study of Bataknese Traditional Values and Their Effect on Interfaith Relationships.
Oki Rahadianto Sutopo
Creative Musicians in Three Indonesian Cities : Making the Transition to Adulthood through Entrepreneurial Activities and Mobility
Sharifah Syed Adbullah
Cultural Rules and Patterning in Food Systems and Nutrition of Indigenous people of Malaysia.
'The Procreation Contract: Elective Childlessness and Citizenship in Twentieth Century Australia and the West
Assessment of Aphasia in Arabic speakers
Evaluating the effects of tongue strength exercises in people with swallowing difficulties
The effects of spacing Lidcombe Program clinic visits
Rural Speech (Language) Pathologists' perceptions of working with Allied Health Assistants
Speech Pathology assessment of cognitive-communication during post-traumatic amnesia
Stuttering and speech sound disorders