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TASA Post Grads

Welcome to TASA Postgrads: the Postgraduate section of TASAweb. In this section we have collated a range of web resources for postgraduate students, including: PhD study tips, research methods and groups, and scholarships.

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Karen Soldatic, TASA Postgraduate Representative

Lecturer, University of New South Wales





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Post Graduate Self-Nominated Sub-Committee
Two Year Term : 2014-2015

Thomas_reducedThomas Antwi Bosiakoh
PhD Student, Macquarie University

Thomas Antwi Bosiakoh is a doctoral student candidate at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He previously held teaching position in the Department of Sociology, University of Ghana where he obtained his B.A (2005) and M.Phil (2009) degrees in Sociology. His research interests include migration, criminology and child studies. He has published in the Children and Youth Services Review, International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology, Journal of Educational Reviews, Ghana Journal of Development Studies and the Legon Journal of Sociology, among others.

MonikaMonika Dryburgh
PhD Student,University of Melbourne

Monika Dryburgh has been a member of TASA since 2006. She is currently a PhD student at the Melbourne School of Population & Global Health at the University of Melbourne. Her PhD project is an interdisciplinary exploration of fatigue across different categories of chronic illness and disability, drawing on theory and methodology from the sociology of health and illness, critical disability studies and medical anthropology.


Laura_reducedLaura Gobey
PhD Student, Deakin University

Laura Gobey is a current PhD candidate at Deakin University and her research investigates the lives and aspirations of young African migrant women in Melbourne. Laura completed her Honours degree in 2012 having researched the role of the wedding in contemporary society. Her areas of interest are gender, youth, migration, family and visual methodologies.

JennieJennie Haarsager-Lieske
PhD, University of Sunshine Coast

Jennie Lieske is a former administrator of HIV and family planning programs and a native of  the western United States. Ms. Lieske is currently a PhD Student at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland where she is researching inclusive policy development models through the lens of the US HIV Prevention Community Planning process.


AnthonyAnthony Kimpton
PhD Student, University of Queensland

Anthony is a Sociologist interested in how the built and natural urban form influences urban communities. His current research focus is urban greenspaces, which despite being associated with residents’ better mental and physical health, greater longevity, improved environmental quality, higher property values, and place attachment, are found to differ by public allocation across the urban landscape. His methodological interests lie in social media and smartphone applications for data collection, and geographical information systems for modelling the urban environment.

AshlinAshlin Lee
PhD Student, University of Tasmania

Ashlin Lee is a PhD candidate at the University of Tasmania. His research interests focus on the intersection of society and technology, and also on the implications of surveillance systems in society. His PhD explores the role of the latest generation of mobile technologies – what he calls convergent mobile technologies – and the experiences and implications of using a device that combines previously separate functions into one. He has published in the Journal of Sociology, and has presented his work at a national and international level.



adrianAdrian Lui
Master of Research, Macquarie University

Adrian Lui is currently undertaking a Master of Research program in Macquarie University. The primary focus of his research is to investigate the patterns of female labour force participation, fertility level and family policy through the theoretical frameworks of welfare regime and modernisation in East Asia. His main research interests include social policy, political economy and comparative studies.

LyLy Phan
PhD Student, University of Sydney

Ly Phan is currently a PhD student at the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, the University of Sydney. She holds a Bachelor degree in Vietnam and a Master degree from the University of Washington, USA, both in Sociology. Before continuing her PhD education, she had been working as a researcher at the Institute of Sociology in Vietnam. She is also an Endeavour Award holder and a Harvard-Yenching alumna.

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2013 TASA Postgraduate Conference Scholarship winners

Associate Professor Jo Lindsay (L), TASA President, and Dr Karen Soldatic (R) pictured with some of the 2013 TASA Postgraduate Conference Scholarship winners; starting with Bronwyn Moore (standing next to Jo), Ashlin Lee, Cathrin Bernhardt & Toni McCallum. Others winners included Andrew Gilbert & Amy MacMahon.

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2012 TASA Postgraduate Conference Scholarship winners

Associate Professor Debra King (3rd L), TASA President, pictured with the 2012 TASA Postgraduate Conference Scholarship winners; Chivoin Peou (1st L), Handun Athukorala (2nd L), Camille La Brooy (R of Debra King) Jeremy Simpson and Olga Oleinikova (far R), the Jerzy Zubrzycki Conference Scholarship recipient. The scholarships covered the students' conference registration fees.


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