Monash Asia Researchers

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East Asia
Researcher Name
Email
Faculty / School / Discipline(s) Nation(s) of interest Topics of interest &
Current research
Mr Robin Armit
Robin.Armit@monash.edu
Science
School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment
Korea Structural Geophysics, Structural Geology, Precambrian Tectonics, Tasmanides, Gawler Craton
Assoc Prof Dharmalingam Arunchalam
Dharma.Arunachalam@monash.edu
Arts
School of Social Sciences
India, Japan Fertility and partnering in Australia, social cohesion in Australia, international migration, family and household structures, ageing and health. In his research Dharma use census data and primary and secondary survey data.
Dr Hue Hwa Au Yong
HueHwa.AuYong@monash.edu
Business and Economics Japan, China Corporate finance, capital management, risk management, derivative, asian and emerging markets
Dr Andrea Jean Baker
Andrea.Baker@monash.edu
Arts
School of Media, Film and Journalism
China Currently investigating the renowned global music cities such as Melbourne, Austin and Berlin and assessing their contribution to the global cultural economy.
Prof Csaba Balazs
Csaba.Balazs@monash.edu
Science
School of Physics and Astronomy
China Model building beyond the Standard Model of Particle Physics, Higgs boson phenomenology, and dark matter research; Phenomenology of supersymmetric dark matter;
Prof Jonathan Batten
Jonathan.Batten@monash.edu
Business and Economics – Finance China, Singapore What determines the yen swap spread?; Comparative financial development in Asia-Pacific since the Asia crisis
Prof John Beardall
John.Beardall@monash.edu
Science
School of Biological Sciences
China, Malaysia Phytoplankton biology; algal biotechnology

Dr Jonathan Benney

jonathan.benney@monash.edu

LLCL, Chinese Studies China, Taiwan Political communication, activism, the history of ideas, new media, education.
Prof Nigel Bertram
Nigel.Bertram@monash.edu
Art, Design and Architecture Japan
Assoc Prof Peter Betts
Peter.Betts@monash.edu
Science
School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment
Korea SHRIMP IIe geochronology; Palaeoproterozoic constraints on the geodynamic evolution of northern Gawler Craton, Australia (in collaboration with Keewook Yi, Korean Basic Science Institute)
Dr Daniel Black
Daniel.Black@monash.edu
Arts
School of Media, Film and Journalism
Communications & Media Studies
Japan Asian philosophies and representations of the body; Japanese technoculture
Dr Jeremy Breaden
jeremy.breaden@monash.edu
Arts
School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
Japan Education and employment systems in contemporary Japan; student mobility and regionalism/regionalisation in East Asia; discourse and practice of rurality in Japan and Southeast Asia
Assoc Prof Michael Brown
Michael.Brown@monash.edu
Science
School of Physics and Astronomy
Japan, Taiwan Wide-field astronomical surveys (Subaru z-band imaging of Bootes, Japan); Infrared images of nearby galaxies (JAXA Akari satellite, Japan);
Prof Joel Brugger
Joel.Brugger@monash.edu
Science
School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment
China Geochemical modeling of reactive transport
Dr Wing Chan
Philip.K.Chan@monash.edu
Education China/ Asia Pacific Network Governance, Chinese Public Education, Asia as Method, ICT and, Economics of Education
Dr Lennon Chang
Lennon.Chang@monash.edu
Arts
School of Social Sciences
Taiwan, China Public trust in the police in Taiwan: a test of instrumental and expressive models; Cybercrime in the Greater China Region
Dr Peter Chang
Peter.Chang@monash.edu
Arts
School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
China Confucian pluralism and China’s dream of a harmonious world
Dr Thomas Chase
Thomas.Chase@monash.edu
Arts
School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
China, Korea Politics, public communication and history in East Asia with a particular focus, on new media and its impact on Mainland China and South Korea
Dr Young-A Cho
Younga.Cho@monash.edu
Arts
School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
Korea Korean linguistics, in particular, evidentiality, Teaching Korean as a foreign language, Technology-Enhanced Language Learning
Dr Adam Clulow
Adam.Clulow@monash.edu
Arts
School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
Taiwan, Japan Examine diplomacy in early modern Asia, the Amboyna incident of 1623 and the origins of international law
Prof Fang Cooke
Fang.Cooke@monash.edu
Business and Economics
Department of Management
East Asia Women expats, employment relations, gender studies, diversity management, strategic HRM, knowledge management and innovation, outsourcing, Chinese outward FDI and employment of Chinese migrants, and HRM in the care sector.
Dr Joost Cote
Joost.Cote@monash.edu
Arts
School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
Indonesia Reversing the lens: Kartini’s image of a modernised Java
Professor Gloria Davies
Gloria.Davies@monash.edu
Arts
School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
China, Korea Chinese intellectual history;, Chinese literary studies, literary theory, comparative literature;, Chinese media culture, intellectual politics and citizen activism
Dr Xin Gu
xin.gu@monash.edu
Arts
School of Media, Film and Journalism
China Cultural Economy, Creative Industries, Urban Regeneration, Media City, Cultural Labour
Mr Michael Davies
Michael.Davies@monash.edu
Arts
School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
China, Korea Marketing and representing the transgendered in South Korea
Emeritus Prof Glen Deacon
Glen.Deacon@monash.edu
Science
School of Chemistry
Japan Rare earth chemistry, Advancing the chemistry of topical rare earths
Dr Heiko Dietrich
Heiko.Dietrich@monash.edu
Science
School of Mathematical Sciences
Japan His research interests include algebra and its computational aspects: group theory and p-groups, Lie algebras, and computing with matrix groups
Dr Daniel Edwards
Daniel.R.Edwards@monash.edu
Arts
School of Media, Film and Journalism
China Chinese independent documentary, Chinese cinema, East Asian Cinemas, Alternative publics (blogging, independent filmmaker/viewing, NGO activities etc)
Assoc Prof Tony Fang
Tony.Fang@monash.edu
Business and Economics
Department of Management
China Compensation and benefits, high performance workplace practices, pension,, retirement policy, ageing workforce, education, immigration, minimum wages,, union impact on wages, innovation and firm growth, pay and employment equity
Dr Dorothea Filus
Dorothea.Filus@monash.edu
Arts
School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
Japan Religious education in contemporary Japan
Dr Scott Findlay
Scott.Findlay@monash.edu
Science
School of Physics and Astronomy
Japan Quantitative atomic resolution transmission electron microscopy; Probing field structure in multiferroics via differential phase contrast microscopy;
Dr Philip Flavin
Philip.Flavin@monash.edu
Arts
Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music – Conservatorium
Japan Sokyoku-jiuta Edo-period chamber music, in The Ashgate Research Companion to Japanese Music
Dr Kenji Fujimura
Kenji.Fujimura@monash.edu
Arts
Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music
Japan Examiner for the Australian Music Examinations Board
Dr Tim Garoni
Tim.Garoni@monash.edu
Science
School of Physics and Astronomy
China Markov-chain Monte Carlo methods in statistical mechanics; critical phenomena
Prof Robin Gerster
Robin.Gerster@monash.edu
Arts
School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
Japan Atomic culture (Australian and international), Travel and representation (Australian/international), War and representation (Australian/international), Australia and the Asia-Pacific
Mr Scott Grant
Scott.Grant@monash.edu
Arts
School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
China Asian culture and language
Assoc Prof Kais Hamza
Kais.Hamza@monash.edu
Science
School of Mathematical Sciences
Japan Stochastic processes
Assoc Prof Gil-Soo Han
Gil-Soo.Han@monash.edu
Arts
School of Media, Film and Journalism
South Korea Diasporic media in Australia, diasporic media in South Korea, religion and media, health communication
Assoc Prof Anita Harris
Anita.Harris@monash.edu
Arts
School of Social Sciences
Sociology
China Cross- and inter-regional youth cultures;, multiculturalism and diversity in Asian cities, second and third generation Asian diasporas.
Dr Hiroko Hashimoto
Hiroko.Hashimoto@monash.edu
Arts
School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
Japan Diversity of languages and cultures in the world, in Introduction to the study of international relations
Dr Weiping He
Weiping.He@monash.edu
Law Western country/China Financial Regulation (Banking and Securities Markets), Takeovers,, and Corporate Insolvency
Dr Ernest Healy
Ernest.Healy@monash.edu
Arts
School of Social Sciences
Centre of Population & Urban Research
Japan Australia’s skilled migration programme and skilled migration between Australia and Japan
Dr David Holmes
David.Holmes@monash.edu
Arts
School of Media, Film and Journalism
China, Malaysia Microblogging and SNS in China, Forecasting communications trends in Asia, The Malaysian blogosphere, Climate change communication in China
Dr Hui Huang
Hui.Huang@monash.edu
Arts
School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
China Second language acquisition; Second language teaching pedagogy: Including teaching methodology and technology and their effects of different teaching pedagogy on language teaching and learning; Teaching Chinese as a second/heritage language; Language curriculum development and learner needs analysis; Cross-cultural communication and language teaching; Teaching Chinese as an international language;
Dr Robert Irving
Robert.Irving@monash.edu
Arts
School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
China Chinese as a second language , language learning materials utilising Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) technology
Prof Koichi Iwabuchi
Koichi.Iwabuchi@monash.edu
Monash Asia Institute Japan, East Asia and Trans-Asia Racial/ethnic minorities and migrants/diasporas: transnationalism and multicultural questions (In Japan, East Asia & Asian Australians, and Australian multiculturalism and Asian literacy); Post-imagined communities (senses of multiple national belongings, alternative national imageries, diverse access to media culture etc); Culture and citizenship (pedagogical questions regarding social learning process); New directions of “East Asian media culture studies” (especially in terms of the promotion of cross-border dialogue)
Dr Shimako Iwasaki
shimako.iwasaki@monash.edu
Arts
School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
Japan Conversation analysis and studies of cross-cultural multimodal, interactions
Emeritus Prof Bruce Jacobs
Bruce.Jacobs@monash.edu
Arts
School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
Chinese Studies
China, Taiwan Taiwan’s democratic transition; Taiwan nationalism; Cross-Straits (China-Taiwan) relations; history of Taiwan.
Prof Sisira Jayasuriya
Sisira.Jayasuriya@monash.edu
Business and Economics China, Indonesia Economic policy issues in Asia, food security in Asia, agricultural policy reforms in India, political economy of Sri Lanka,, economics of natural disasters, and trade and macroeconomic issues in Asia.
Dr Simon Jowitt
Simon.Jowitt@monash.edu
Science
School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment
Korea, China, far east Russia SHRIMP IIe geochronology; Palaeoproterozoic constraints on the geodynamic evolution of northern Gawler Craton, Australia (in collaboration with Keewook Yi, Korean Basic Science Institute) Large Igneous Province magmatism in eastern Siberia; Large Igneous Province magmatism in China; Economic geology and exploration geochemistry of the Yangtze River Metallogenic Belt; Petrogenesis, magmatism, and economic potential of the Tarim Basin LIP, plus other ongoing economic geology-focused
Dr Olivia Khoo
Olivia.Khoo@monash.edu
Arts
School of Media, Film and Journalism
China, South East Asia Asian cinema (transnational Chinese cinemas, Sinophone cinemas, South-East Asian cinema); Asian Australian Cinema; media representations of Australia’s relationship to Asia
Ms Jung-Sim Kim
Jung.Sim.Kim@monash.edu
Matheson Library Korea, East Asia Korean Studies Librarian
Dr Marcus Kitchen
Marcus.Kitchen@monash.edu
Science
School of Physics and Astronomy
Japan Studies in lung development, structure and function with phase contrast x-ray imaging (SPring-8, Japan)
Prof Fima Klebaner
Fima.Klebaner@monash.edu
Science
School of Mathematical Sciences
Japan Stochastic processes
Dr Naomi Kurata
Naomi.Kurata@monash.edu
Arts
School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
Japan Motivational selves of Japanese heritage speakers in Australia
Dr Li Li
li.li2@monash.edu
Arts
School of Media, Film and Journalism
China Chinese Media & Reports about China from Australian Newspaper
Assoc Prof Paula Lorgelly
Paula.Lorgelly@monash.edu
Business and Economics
Centre for Health Economics
China, Indonesia The cyclical behaviour of public and private health expenditure in China, Indonesia community-based health and nutrition to reduce stunting project
Dr Alexander Lugg
Alexander.Lugg@monash.edu
Arts
Arts Research & Business Development Office
China Cyberlebrity and Chinese popular culture; Chinese online fiction: taste publics, entertainment, and Candle in the Tomb
Dr Greg Markowsky
Greg.Markowsky@monash.edu
Science
School of Mathematical Sciences
Korea, China, Japan, Stochastic processes, Complex analysis, Graph theory
Assoc Prof Helen Marriott
Helen.Marriott@monash.edu
Arts
School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
Japan Especially interested in the acquisition of academic literacy by L2 students and recently have adopted a language planning perspective, as a complement to the language management approach, in my research.
Mr Gwyn McClelland
gwyn.mcclelland@monash.edu
Arts
School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
Japan, Australia, Korea, China ‘Dangerous Memory in Nagasaki’
Atomic narratives, History, Theology and Oral History.
Review of Susan Southard’s Nagasaki in Rethinking History Journal, (2016). Remembering the Ruins of the Urakami Cathedral, Journal of Religion, Japan, (2016).
Mr Steven McDonald
Steve.McDonald@monash.edu
Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Australasian Cochrane Centre
China / South East Asia Cochrane Collaboration Steering Group
Prof Don McNaughton
Donald.McNaughton@monash.edu
Science
School of Chemistry
Japan, India, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, China, Korea, Australia, New Zealand. 5th Asian Spectroscopy Conference, This will be run at the Sunway campus, Malaysia by a committee of Australian/New Zealand spectroscopists supported b y a local Malaysian organizing committee. It is a conference Singapore Dec 2014, Xiamen, China Dec 2012, Seoul, Korea 2010, Bangalore, India Nov 2008.series that promotes Asian spectroscopy and Asian scientific collaboration with a committee of scientists from the above Asian nations. Previous conferences
Assoc Prof Melissa Miles
Melissa.Miles@monash.edu
Art, Design and Architecture
Department of Fine Arts
Japan Pacific Exposures: Australian and Japanese Photographic Connections Since the Late Nineteenth Century
Dr Kavan Modi
Kavan.Modi@monash.edu
Science
School of Physics and Astronomy
China, Singapore Quantum information processing with noisy quantum devices
Dr Kaye Morgan
Kaye.Morgan@monash.edu
Science
School of Physics and Astronomy
Japan Phase contrast x-ray imaging and the application to imaging the living airways (SPring-8, Japan).
Prof Ross Mouer
Ross.Mouer@monash.edu
Arts
School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
Japan Changes emanating from Japan’s engagement in the global economy
Emeritus Prof Keith Murray
Keith.MURRAY@monash.edu
Science
School of Chemistry
Thailand, India, China (a) Spin switching in molecular complexes of iron; cosupervisor of Miss Wasinee Phonsri with Dr David Harding, University of Walailak (b) Molecular magnetic materials, especially Single Molecule Magnets. Project New generation molecular magnetic materials Experiment and theory. Co-supervisor of K. R. Vignesh with Assistant Professor Gopalan Rajaraman, IITB, under the Monash-IITB Academy program, also supported by an Australia-India AISRF grant) (c) Inorganic chemistry; supported by International Science Linkages; Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research; Australia group of Australia-China linkage headed by Professor Mark Humphrey, Chemistry, ANU.
Dr Simon Musgrave
Simon.Musgrave@monash.edu
Arts
School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
Indonesia Languages of Central Maluku, syntax of languages of the Austronesian family, particularly Indonesian and Sasak, non-derivational formal models of syntax, syntactic typology, computational tools for handling linguistic data, especially data managment for , linguistic field work and archiving of linguistic data, medical communication, particularly in intercultural contexts, investigation of knowledge of endangered languages amongst the Sudanese, community in Melbourne and projects looking at issues in medical, communication in intercultural settings
Prof Farshid Navissi
Farshid.Navissi@monash.edu
Business and Economics
Department of Accounting
China Archival research in financial accounting, auditing and capital markets. His specific areas of research interests include earnings quality, cost of equity, auditor selection decisions, audit fees, event studies, regulations and cross disciplinary research in financial and management accounting
Assoc Prof Alex Newman
Alex.Newman@monash.edu
Business and Economics
Department of Management
China Research expertise is in the areas of entrepreneurship and leadership, with a specific focus on Chinese management.
Prof Christopher Nyland
Chris.Nyland@monash.edu
Business and Economics
Department of Management
China Globalisation and Human Security, History of Scientific Management Movement, Business Regulation
Prof Justin O’Connor
Justin.OConnor@monash.edu
Arts
School of Media, Film and Journalism
China Cultural and Creative Industries, Cultural Policy, Creative Cities, Asian Cities, Cultural Economy, Chinese Cultural Policy, Modernities, Popular Music
Mr Max Parasol
Max.Parasol@monash.edu
Law
Teaching and Research
China
Ms Sarah Pasfield-Neofitou
Sarah.PasfieldNeofitou@monash.edu
Arts
School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
Japan Computer Mediated Communication (CMC), , applied linguistics and sociolinguistics, particularly in the Japanese context
Assoc Prof Shane Phillipson
Shane.Phillipson@monash.edu
Education China Cultural conceptions of giftedness and models of achievement
Dr Kei Saito
Kei.Saito@monash.edu
Science
School of Chemistry
Japan Collaborative researches with the Department of Bioengineering, Tokyo University, Japan for Biocompatible Nano Materials for Light Triggered Drug Delivery and with the Department of Applied Chemistry, Waseda University, Japan for Solid State Polymers.
Dr Ari Seligmann
ari.Seligmann@monash.edu
Art, Design and Architecture
Department of Architecture
Japan 1) Examining Japanese Art and Architecture programs operating as urban and regional catalysts from the Kumamoto Artpolis Program, to the Setouchi Triennale, to the Tohoku Homes for All program. 2) Investigating the mediation of modern architecture in Japan from the introduction of modern styles through 1920s movements such as the Bunri-ha and figures such as Kikuji Ishimoto, to 1930-70 influence of Junzo Sakakura, to Western portrayals and tropes of Japanese architecture since Meiji.
Dr Wendy Smith
Wendy.Smith@monash.edu
Business and Economics
Department of Management
Japan, Malaysia Cross-cultural management; employee relations in Asia;, Japanese management transfer; international business;, social protection in Malaysia; globalised religious organizations, managing religious diversity in the workplace; Islamic work ethics
Prof Russell Smyth
Russell.Smyth@monash.edu
Business and Economics
Department of Economics
China Asian economies, development economics, empirical legal studies, energy economics and law and economics.
Dr Agnieszka Sobocinska
Agnieszka.Sobocinska@monash.edu
Arts
School of Journalism, Australian and Indigenous Studies
National Centre for Australian Studies
Indonesia, China, The cultural history of Australia’s engagement with Asia. Australian travel to Asia.Cultural history of foreign aid and development.Transnationalism in the Volunteer Graduate Scheme, Volunteer Service Overseas and the Peace Corps.
Prof Carolyn Stevens
Carolyn.Stevens@monash.edu
Arts
School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
Japanese Studies
Japan Sonic practice in Japan;, The Beatles at the Budokan 1966
Dr Chenghua Sun
Chenghua.Sun@monash.edu
Science
School of Chemistry
China With the aid of computational modelling and calculations, I am working on the design of advanced catalysts for energy conversion and storage, such as solar hydrogen production and solar cells. Prof. Hui-Ming Cheng from Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Prof. Yong Wang from Zhejiang University are my long-term collaborators in China.
Dr Warren Sun
Warren.Sun@monash.edu
Arts
School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
China Chinese philology, Modern Chinese intellectual history, Zhang Binglin (Zhang Taiyan/Chang Tai-yen) study,, Zhang Dongsun study, Modern Chinese history (1840-1949), Elite politics of the Chinese Communist Party (1921-), Contemporary history of the People’s Republic of China (1949-);, The Post-Mao Transition in China: From the Ashes of Revolution toward Reform, 1976-1978, The Political Dynamics of Deng Xiaoping’s Leadership of China, 1977-1992
Assoc Prof David Taniar
David.Taniar@monash.edu
Information Technology
Clayton School of Information Technology
Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan and China Data Architecture, Data Processing, Data Analysis, Database Management, Data Integration, Data Privacy, Data Storage
Dr John Tebbutt
John.Tebbutt@monash.edu
Arts
School of Media, Film and Journalism
China Transnational media, public diplomacy, public broadcasting in Asia, foreign correspondent cultures and practices
Adjunct Assoc Prof Alison Tokita
Alison.Tokita@monash.edu
Arts
School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
Japanese Studies
Korea, Japan Japanese performing arts, international marriage, Japanese popular culture,, and Japanese diaspora
Assoc Prof Chris Tombazos
Christis.Tombazos@monash.edu
Business and Economics
Department of Economics
Japan Trade and labour market interactions, division of labour, endogenous policies
Dr Andrew Tomkins
Andy.Tomkins@monash.edu
Science
School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment
China Gold deposit formation in the Jiaodong province, eastern China (Collaboration with Prof. Hongrui Fan, Chinese Academy of Sciences).
Dr Beatrice Trefalt
Beatrice.Trefalt@monash.edu
Arts
School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
Japanese Studies
Japan Research topics relating to the war and to legacies of the war in Japan
Assoc Prof Christina Twomey
Christina.Twomey@monash.edu
Arts
School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
History
Japan Research focuses on the cultural history of war, with a particular interest in issues of imprisonment and captivity, witnessing, the photography of atrocity, gender and memory
Prof Marika Vicziany
Marika.Vicziany@monash.edu
Arts
Centre of Southeast Asian Studies
Bangladesh, India, China, Malaysia
Prof Mark Wahlqvist
Mark.Wahlqvist@monash.edu
Arts Faculty Office China, Taiwan Economic and health advancement for Han Chinese peoples
Dr Ethan (Xiaolong) Wang
Ethan.Wang@monash.edu
Art, Design and Architecture China Research into the Chinese SMEs’ design innovation and management driven by 3D printing technology
Dr Stephen Wang
stephen.wang@monash.edu
Art, Design and Architecture Japan Interaction Design-, exploring new design methods, technology possibilities and related curriculum development in the field of Tangible Interaction Design
Prof Roberto Weinberg
Roberto.Weinberg@monash.edu
Science
School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment
India, Nepal, China granite genesis, shear zones, Himalayan tectonics, gold mineralization
Mr Ian Wong
Ian.Wong@monash.edu
Art, Design and Architecture China China, Design, industrial design, wikis, blended learning, e-learning
Dr Bayden Wood
Bayden.Wood@monash.edu
Science
School of Chemistry
Japan, India, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, China, Korea, Australia, New Zealand. 5th Asian Spectroscopy Conference, This will be run at the Sunway campus, Malaysia by a committee of Australian/New Zealand spectroscopists supported b y a local Malaysian organizing committee. It is a conference Singapore Dec 2014, Xiamen, China Dec 2012, Seoul, Korea 2010, Bangalore, India Nov 2008.series that promotes Asian spectroscopy and Asian scientific collaboration with a committee of scientists from the above Asian nations. Previous conferences
Assoc Prof Chung-Hsing Yeh
ChungHsing.Yeh@monash.edu
Information Technology
Clayton School of Information Technology
China, Taiwan Multicriteria Decision Analysis; Intelligent decision support systems; Transport and logistics systems planning and management; ‘Maximising E-waste Recycling Sustainability’; Developing Corporate Social Responsibility Strategies for Taiwan’s Taoyuan International Airport’; ‘Dynamic Evaluation of City Sustainable Development in China’
Dr Hongzhi Zhang
Hongzhi.Zhang@monash.edu
Education China Asia as Method in Education Studies: A Defiant Research Imagination
Dr Richen Zhong
Richen.Zhong@monash.edu
Science
School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment
China Geochemical modeling of reactive transport
Prof Cherrie Zhu
Cherrie.Zhu@monash.edu
Business and Economics
Department of Management
China Cross-culture management, impact of international business/globalisation on emerging economies such as China, on their HRM policies and practices.

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Southeast Asia
Researcher Name
Email
Faculty / School / Discipline(s) Nation(s) of interest Topics of interest &
Current research
Dr Jeremy Aarons
Jeremy.Aarons@monash.edu
Information Technology
Caulfield School of Information Technology
Indonesia, Vietnam, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, China I am part of a multi-disciplinary team based in the Monash Sustainability Institute (MSI) led by Dr Paul McShane and including Dr Terry Chan (Science). Dr Max Richter (Monash Asia Institute) and Dr Tina Kalivas (Monash Asia Institute). Working with partner organisations in South and South-East Asia our work focuses on knowledge sector development, building research and policy skills and addressing the link between research, policy and action in the context of poverty reduction, economic development, sustainable environmental management and climate change. My current project focuses on trans-boundary benefit sharing through knowledge management (data/information collection, integration and sharing) for improved water resource management amongst riparian states in the Hindu-Kush Himalaya.
Assoc Prof Harry G Aveling
Harry.Aveling@monash.edu
Arts
School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
Indonesia Current research relates to the work of the Singapore Malay author Isa Kamari.
Dr Muhammad Bakashmar
Muhammad.Bakashmar@monash.edu
Arts
School of Social Sciences
Malaysia Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies; Islam and Politics in Southeast Asia; Religion and Politics in East Africa.
Dr Dat Bao
Dat.Bao@monash.edu
Education Singapore Curriculum development, visual pedagogy, classroom silence
Prof Jonathan Batten
Jonathan.Batten@monash.edu
Business and Economics – Finance China, Singapore What determines the yen swap spread?; Comparative financial development in Asia-Pacific since the Asia crisis
Prof John Beardall
John.Beardall@monash.edu
Science
School of Biological Sciences
China, Malaysia Phytoplankton biology; algal biotechnology
Adjunct Assoc Prof Susan Blackburn
Sue.Blackburn@monash.edu
Arts
School of Social Sciences
Sri Lanka, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia Indonesian history and politics, the Indonesian women’s movement, and foreign aid
Mr Gary Bonar
Gary.Bonar@monash.edu
Education Japan, China ‘Asia literacy’ in Australian schools; Language learning; Bilingual education; TESOL
Prof Emeritus Gary Bouma
Gary.Bouma@monash.edu
Arts
School of Social Sciences
SE Asia Primarily focussed on the interaction between religion and society in Western societies including Canada, The United States, Australia, New Zealand and Europe. Current work includes a major study of religious plurality in multicultural Australia which makes strategic comparisons with other societies; research into the management of religious diversity and continuing work on Post-Modernity as a context for interfaith dialogue and theological reflection.
Dr Kym Brown
Kym.Brown@monash.edu
Business and Economics Malaysia Comparative financial development in Asia-Pacific since the Asia crisis
Prof Frada Burstein
Frada.Burstein@monash.edu
Information Technology
Caulfield School of Information Technology
South and South East Asia Main research topics & current project: Knowledge Management for environmental policy and practice; Supporting community health through knowledge management (in colllaboration with Dr Jeremy Aarons and team from Monash Sustainability Institute)
Prof Lisa Cameron
Lisa.Cameron@monash.edu
Business and Economics
Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics
Indonesia Improving food security in the northern uplands of Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR): Identifying drivers and overcoming barriers; Two Decades of Economic Growth – The Consequences for Indonesian Lives
Dr Wing Chan
Philip.K.Chan@monash.edu
Education China, Asia Pacific Network Governance, Chinese Public Education, Asia as Method, ICT and, Economics of Education
Emeritus Prof David Chandler
David.Chandler@monash.edu
Arts
School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
Cambodia David’s research has focused on the history of Cambodia
Dr Tom Chandler
Tom.Chandler@monash.edu
Information Technology
Caulfield School of Information Technology
Ancient Cambodia (Angkor), Central Asia (Kashgar) The computer visualisation of medieval Angkor, the Virtual Kashgar Project
Dr Joseph M Cheer
Joseph.Cheer@monash.edu
Arts
School of Journalism and Australian Studies
National Centre for Australian Studies
Vanuatu Joseph maintains particular interest in the examination of micro-level change and the attendant grassroots responses to the shift from traditional, agrarian livelihoods to contemporary cash-based activities
Dr Caron Elizabeth Dann
Caron.Dann@monash.edu
Arts
School of Media, Film and Journalism
Thailand Thailand for travellers: from exotic fantasy to complex destination
Dr Alice De Jonge
Alice.DeJonge@monash.edu
Business and Economics
Department of Business Law and Taxation
Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Burma Corporate governance in Asia, cross-border issues of corporate governance in China and Hong Kong, women directors in China and India, Australia-China relations, international law and its applicability to transnational corporations, sovereign bankruptcy, and international law and unequal treaties in international law.
Dr Tom Denison
Tom.Denison@monash.edu
Information Technology
Caulfield School of Information Technology
Vietnam, Sri Lanka Information management frameworks, library science, library development, information systems
Assoc Prof Jane Drakard
Jane.Drakard@monash.edu
Arts
School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
Malaysia, Indonesia Completing a book length study of Minangkabau royal letters, materials which are still only available in manuscript form. Jane has drawn on these sources in her previous research, the present study will collect and describe the diverse manuscripts with the aim of making them more widely accessible.
Prof Maurice Eisenbruch
maurice.eisenbruch@monash.edu
Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Department of Psychiatry
Cambodia Medical anthropology, Transcultural psychiatry, Traditional healing, Buddhist psychotherapy, Violence against women and girls, Public violence
Prof Kuah Khun Eng
Kuah.Khun.Eng@monash.edu
Malaysia School of Arts and Social Sciences, Monash University Sunway Malaysia Malaysia Monash Sunway Malaysia
Assoc Prof Kevin Foster
Kevin.Foster@monash.edu
Arts
School of Media, Film and Journalism
Afghanistan, Vietnam Don’t Mention the War: The Australian Defence Force, the Media and the Afghan Conflict
Prof Michael Fuhrer
Michael.Fuhrer@monash.edu
Science
School of Physics and Astronomy
Singapore Two dimensional materials, graphene, topological insulators
Prof Lata Gangadharan
Lata.Gangadharan@monash.edu
Business and Economics
Department of Economics
Laos Improving food security in the northern uplands of Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR): Identifying drivers and overcoming barriers
Assoc Prof Mark Gibson
Mark.Gibson@monash.edu
Arts
School of Media, Film and Journalism
India Representations of Asia, Inter-Asia cultural studies, Asian cultural economies
Prof John Gillespie
]John.Gillespie@monash.edu
Business and Economics
Department of Business Law and Taxation
Vietnam Asian comparative law, law and development theory and regulatory theory. He is currently working on a research project exploring what is socialist about socialist law in East Asia with scholars from the Universities of Hong Kong and Melbourne
Dr Penelope Graham
Penny.Graham@monash.edu
Arts
School of Social Sciences
The Circular Migration of Labour between eastern Indonesian Villages and Malaysian Borneo: its Impact in Socio-Economic, CUltural and Political Terms
Dr Stephen Gray
Stephen.J.Gray@monash.edu
Law Malaysia, Singapore Criminal Law, Intellectual Property, and Indigenous People and the Law
Mr David Hanan
David.Hanan@monash.edu
Arts
School of Media, Film and Journalism
Indonesia, Thailand Currently completing a book on Indonesian cinema from 1950 to 2010
Dr David Holmes
David.Holmes@monash.edu
Arts
School of Media, Film and Journalism
China, Malaysia Microblogging and SNS in China;, Forecasting communications trends in Asia;, The Malaysian blogosphere, Climate change communication in China
Dr Nadir Hosen
Nadirsyah.Hosen@monash.edu
Law
Teaching and Research
Indonesia A review of major constitutional developments in Indonesia
Prof Brett Inder
Brett.Inder@monash.edu
Business and Economics
Department of Econometrics & Business Statistics
East Timor Finds support in sophisticated economic theories and techniques for such concepts as fair trade and cancellation of debt. Brett’s interest in development economics is based on the premise that change is possible.
Dr Jeff Jarvis
Jeff.Jarvis@monash.edu
Arts
School of Journalism and Australian Studies
National Centre for Australian Studies
Fiji Investigating the motivations, travel behaviour and economic impact of Working Holiday Makers (WHMs) in Victoria and Australia
Prof Sisira Jayasuriya
Sisira.Jayasuriya@monash.edu
Business and Economics China, Indonesia Economic policy issues in Asia:, food security in Asia, agricultural policy reforms in India, political economy of Sri Lanka,, economics of natural disasters, and trade and macroeconomic issues in Asia.
Dr Julio Jeldres
julio.jeldres@monash.edu
Arts
SOPHIS/Monash Asia Institute
Cambodia,
China,
Thailand,
Laos,
Vietnam
Cambodia Foreign Policy
Role of Monarchy
Cambodia-China Relations
Historical Dictionary of Cambodia
Cambodia-Vietnam Relations
Cambodia-Thailand Relations
Australia-Cambodia Relations during the Vietnam War
Dr Cynthia Joseph
Cynthia.Joseph@monash.edu
Education Malaysia Identity, cultural differences and inequality issues in education and work contexts.
Prof Margaret Kartomi
Margaret.Kartomi@monash.edu
Arts
Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music
Indonesia Music cultures of Sumatra
Dr Olivia Khoo
Olivia.Khoo@monash.edu
Arts
School of Media, Film and Journalism
China, South East Asia Asian cinema (transnational Chinese cinemas, Sinophone cinemas, South-East Asian cinema); Asian Australian Cinema; media representations of Australia’s relationship to Asia
Mr Edward Kiefer
Edward.Kiefer@monash.edu
Arts Indonesia
Mr Basoeki Koesasi
Basoeki.Koesasi@monash.edu
Arts
Faculty Office
Australia – Indonesia Centre
Indonesia Betawi Moderen: Songs and films of Benyamin S from Jakarta in the 1970s – further dimensions of Indonesian popular culture
Dr Ernest Koh
Ernest.Koh@monash.edu
Arts
School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
History
Singapore Overseas Chinese history (especially migration and economic histories), oral history and memory in Asia, and nationalism and the end of empire in Southeast Asia.
Assoc Prof Renata Kokanovic
renata.kokanovic@monash.edu
Arts
School of Social Sciences
East Timor, Vietnam Body, health, and emotions, The biopolitics of common mental health disorders,, with particular reference to pharmaceuticals/mood-altering medication,, the surveillance of sadness and the governance of depression,, Social, political and personal significance of psychiatric diagnosis, Culture, ethnicity and health, Forced migration research
Mr Toan Le
Toan.Le@monash.edu
Business and Economics
Department of Business Law and Taxation
Vietnam Commercial law reform in Vietnam and in business taxation
Dr Anke Le roux
Anke.Leroux@monash.edu
Business and Economics
Department of Economics
Laos Environmental and natural resource economics, decision making under uncertainty and real option theory
Assoc Prof Peg LeVine
Peg.LeVine@monash.edu
Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health
Cambodia Love and Dread in Cambodia: Weddings, Births, and Ritual Harm under the Khmer Rouge
Assoc Prof Henry Linger
Henry.Linger@monash.edu
Information Technology
Caulfield School of Information Technology
Indonesia, Vietnam, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, China Knowledge Management for environmental policy and practice (in colllaboration with Dr Jeremy Aarons and team from Monash Sustainability Institute)
Assoc Prof Paula Lorgelly
Paula.Lorgelly@monash.edu
Business and Economics
Centre for Health Economics
China, Indonesia The cyclical behaviour of public and private health expenditure in China, Indonesia community-based health and nutrition to reduce stunting project
Dr Howard Manns
Howard.Manns@monash.edu
Arts
School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
Indonesia Linguistic and cultural contact and the implications of this contact for individual speakers in late modernity. He is particularly interested in communities undergoing rapid sociolinguistic change.
Emeritus Prof Michael Manton
Michael.Manton@monash.edu
Science
School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment
Future directions for climate research in Asia and the Pacific
Mr Steven McDonald
Steve.McDonald@monash.edu
Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Australasian Cochrane Centre
China, South East Asia Cochrane Collaboration Steering Group
Prof Don McNaughton
Donald.McNaughton@monash.edu
Science
School of Chemistry
Japan, India, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, China, Korea, Australia, New Zealand. 5th Asian Spectroscopy Conference, This will be run at the Sunway campus, Malaysia by a committee of Australian/New Zealand spectroscopists supported b y a local Malaysian organizing committee. It is a conference Singapore Dec 2014, Xiamen, China Dec 2012, Seoul, Korea 2010, Bangalore, India Nov 2008.series that promotes Asian spectroscopy and Asian scientific collaboration with a committee of scientists from the above Asian nations. Previous conferences
Dr Paul McShane
Paul.McShane@monash.edu
Monash Sustainability Institute Indonesia Managing peatlands in Indonesia: A case study of small islands in Riau Province, Sumatra
Dr Julian Millie
Julian.Millie@monash.edu
Arts
School of Social Sciences
Indonesia Deliberation and publicness in Indonesia’s Islamic spheres; Globalisation and sub-national Islams in Indonesia: neo-traditionalism, local Islam and the commemoration of regional Islamic legacies
Dr RoseAnne Misajon
Roseanne.Misajon@monash.edu
Arts
School of Social Sciences
Thailand Subjective wellbeing, health-related quality of life, psychometrics and, scale development, experiences of prejudice, social inclusion and culturally, diverse populations
Dr Antje Missbach
Antje.Missbach@monash.edu
Arts
School of Social Sciences
Anthropology
Indonesia Transit migration and human smuggling in IndonesiaDiaspora politics and long-distance nationalism, Piracy and maritime security in Southeast Asia, Contemporary politics in Indonesia, Rural-urban migration and urban development in Indonesia and Malaysia, Social deviance and marginalised forms of existence/life-style
Dr Bruce Missingham
Bruce.Missingham@monash.edu
Arts
School of Geography & Environmental Science
Malaysia Interests in the study of development and environmental movements in Southeast Asia, and education for sustainable development in universities and NGOs
Dr Kavan Modi
Kavan.Modi@monash.edu
Science
School of Physics and Astronomy
China, Singapore Quantum information processing with noisy quantum devices
Emeritus Prof Keith Murray
Keith.MURRAY@monash.edu
Science
School of Chemistry
Thailand, India, China (a) Spin switching in molecular complexes of iron; cosupervisor of Miss Wasinee Phonsri with Dr David Harding, University of Walailak (b)Molecular magnetic materials, especially Single Molecule Magnets. Project New generation molecular magnetic materials Experiment and theory. Co-supervisor of K. R. Vignesh with Assistant Professor Gopalan Rajaraman, IITB, under the Monash-IITB Academy program, also supported by an Australia-India AISRF grant) (c) Inorganic chemistry; supported by International Science Linkages; Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research; Australia group of Australia-China linkage headed by Professor Mark Humphrey, Chemistry, ANU. I believe this is completed.
Dr Simon Musgrave
Simon.Musgrave@monash.edu
Arts
School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
Indonesia Languages of Central Maluku, syntax of languages of the Austronesian family, particularly Indonesian and Sasak, non-derivational formal models of syntax, syntactic typology, computational tools for handling linguistic data, especially data managment for , linguistic field work and archiving of linguistic data, medical communication, particularly in intercultural contexts, investigation of knowledge of endangered languages amongst the Sudanese, community in Melbourne and projects looking at issues in medical, communication in intercultural settings
Assoc Prof Nathalie Nguyen
Nathalie.Nguyen@monash.edu
Arts
School of Journalism and Australian Studies
National Centre for Australian Studies
Vietnam New perceptions of the Vietnam War
Dr Sara Niner
Sara.Niner@monash.edu
Arts
School of Social Sciences
East Timor Gender and international development with a particular interest in, those issues in the post-conflict environment of Timor-Leste -, Oxfam Monash Partnership study : undertaking a gender analysis, of Oxfam partnered Savings and Loans Schemes in Timor
Dr Vicki Peel
Vicki.Peel@monash.edu
Arts
School of Journalism and Australian Studies
National Centre for Australian Studies
Fiji Historical and contemporary educational; youth travel experience, The spatial relationship and dynamic that underpins tourism at heritage places;, Australian Studies and Tourism, with particular emphasis on Cultural Tourism, and tourism cultures, the independent traveller in tourism,, and tourism and emerging economies
Dr Shrimal Perera
Shrimal.Perera@monash.edu
Business and Economics Bank and banking system stability, liquidity-profitability trade-off, competition, vis-a-vis contestability, off balance sheet exposures, revenue diversification,, bank regulation, bank capital arbitrage
Prof Sharon Pickering
Sharon.Pickering@monash.edu
Arts
School of Social Sciences
Irregular border crossing -, refugees and trafficking with a focus on gender and human rights
Dr Susanne Protschky
Susanne.Protschky@monash.edu
Arts
School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
Indonesia Colonialism, cultural history and visual culture, with a special focus on photography. The Dutch empire in the modern era is her field, particularly the Netherlands East Indies (colonial Indonesia), ‘Developing ‘Disaster: Photography, Suffering and Colonial Catastrophe:, how photography helped develop modern notions of disaster in the first century or so after the camera was first employed in the Indonesia (c. 1840s), a period that coincided with the rapid proliferation of photography’s uses and, importantly, the violent expansion of the Dutch colonial state,
Dr Jemma Purdey
Jemma.Purdey@monash.edu
Arts Indonesia Epilogue: the fate of Australia’s Bali 9 duo
Prof Ranjan Ray
Ranjan.Ray@monash.edu
Business and Economics
Department of Economics
India, Vietnam A measure of social justice
Mr Tom Richards
Thomas.Richards@monash.edu
MIC Papua New Guinea Currently co-directing research on the remains of newly discovered Lapita, settlements excavated at Caution Bay near Port Moresby, PNG
Dr Max Richter
Max.Richter@monash.edu
Monash Asia Institute Indonesia Remote-area electrification in Indonesia: mapping the archipelago and formulating renewable solution
Dr Stuart Robson
Stuart.Robson@monash.edu
Arts
School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
Indonesia Javanese, Old Javanese and Classical Malay
Dr Aline Scott-Maxwell
Aline.Scott.Maxwell@monash.edu
Matheson Library
Senior Asian Studies Librarian
Indonesia Australia’s past and present musical engagement with Asia and the music of Australian migration, with specific reference to the popular music of the Indonesian, Jewish and Italian communities.
Prof Michael Skully
Michael.Skully@monash.edu
Business and Economics Malaysia Religion, Finance and Ethics: Islamic and conventional perspectives on shared principles, practices, and financial institutions and instrument
Dr Wendy Smith
Wendy.Smith@monash.edu
Business and Economics
Department of Management
Japan, Malaysia Cross-cultural management; employee relations in Asia;, Japanese management transfer; international business;, social protection in Malaysia; globalised religious organizations, managing religious diversity in the workplace; Islamic work ethics
Dr Agnieszka Sobocinska
Agnieszka.Sobocinska@monash.edu
Arts
School of Journalism, Australian and Indigenous Studies
National Centre for Australian Studies
Indonesia, China, The cultural history of Australia’s engagement with Asia. Australian travel to Asia.Cultural history of foreign aid and development.Transnationalism in the Volunteer Graduate Scheme, Volunteer Service Overseas and the Peace Corps.
Dr Kerstin Steiner
Kerstin.Steiner@monash.edu
Business and Economics
Department of Business Law and Taxation
Malaysia Unpacking a global norm in a local context: An historical overview of the epistemic communities that are shaping zakat practice in Malaysia
Assoc Prof Jeffrey Stilwell
Jeffrey.Stilwell@monash.edu
Science
School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment
Indonesia, Philippines The integration of palaeontological data in ‘big picture science’, especially the potential to employ applied palaeontology methods in deciphering ancient greenhouse earth systems and their petroleum prospectivity and predictability. Jeff is particularly interested in south polar greenhouse earth ecosystems with current projects in Antarctica, New Zealand-Chatham Islands and Australia
Assoc Prof David Taniar
David.Taniar@monash.edu
Information Technology
Clayton School of Information Technology
Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, China Data Architecture, Data Processing, Data Analysis, Database Management, Data Integration, Data Privacy, Data Storage
Prof Nigel Tapper
Nigel.Tapper@monash.edu
Science
School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment
Indonesia Australian continental dust flux to the Indian Ocean
Dr Jinna Tay
Jinna.Tay@monash.edu
Arts
School of Media, Film and Journalism
Singapore Asian historical television dramas, Television history, Singaporean media, Fashion cities, Fashion magazines in Asia, Television institutions, PBS institutions
Dr Karen Kartomi Thomas
Karen.Thomas@monash.edu
Arts
School of Music – Conservatorium
Sumatra Karen is co-authoring a book based on field trips on the performing arts of Indonesia’s Lampung province. This will be the first scholarly work on the much-neglected performing and ceremonial arts of Lampung.
Mr Daniel Thompson
Daniel.Thompson@monash.edu
Science
School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment
Philippines Miocene Biostratigraphic Zonation and Palaeoenvironments of West Linapacan [Petroleum] Field, NW Palawan Basin, Philippines
Dr David Treisman
David.Treisman@monash.edu
Business and Economics
Department of Economics
Southeast Asia ASEAN+3
Dr Rebecca Valenzuela
Rebecca.Valenzuela@monash.edu
Business and Economics Hong Kong, Philippines Poverty and Inequality Measurement, Changes in Living Standards Over Time, Stochastic Dominance Analysis of Welfare
Dr Willem Van Der Kaars
Sander.vanderKaars@monash.edu
Science
School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment
Indonesia, Sth Asia Investigation of issues surround the global challenges of climate change and creating, sustainable environments and more liveable cities and communities
Prof Marika Vicziany
Marika.Vicziany@monash.edu
Arts
Centre of Southeast Asian Studies
Bangladesh, India, China, Malaysia
Dr Dennis Walker
Dennis.Walker@monash.edu
Arts
School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
Thailand The classical Arabs’ thought, Bayazid al-Ansari (1525-1572) and his mystical work Maqsud al-Mu’minin: Mysticism and Sunni orthodoxy in the Pakhtun zone
Mr Jing Wei
Jing.Wei@monash.edu
Engineering
Department of Chemical Engineering
Papua New Guinea Self-assembly; mesoporous materials; forward osmosis, asian minerals
Prof Roberto Weinberg
Roberto.Weinberg@monash.edu
Science
School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment
India, Nepal, China Granite genesis, shear zones, Himalayan tectonics, gold mineralization
Assoc Prof Andrea Whittaker
Andrea.Whittaker@monash.edu
Arts
School of Social Sciences
Papua New Guinea The study of global medical trade and mobility, reproductive travel and biotechnologies in the Asia Pacific, including issues of gender, religion, bioethics and global regulation of the trade, and social isolation among HIV positive people in Queensland. Her research spans the disciplines of anthropology, international public health, Asian studies and gender studies.
Dr Bayden Wood
Bayden.Wood@monash.edu
Science
School of Chemistry
Japan, India, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, China, Korea, Australia, New Zealand. 5th Asian Spectroscopy Conference, This will be run at the Sunway campus, Malaysia by a committee of Australian/New Zealand spectroscopists supported b y a local Malaysian organizing committee. It is a conference Singapore Dec 2014, Xiamen, China Dec 2012, Seoul, Korea 2010, Bangalore, India Nov 2008.series that promotes Asian spectroscopy and Asian scientific collaboration with a committee of scientists from the above Asian nations. Previous conferences
Dr Jie Zhang
Jie.Zhang@monash.edu
Science
School of Chemistry
Indonesia Development of next generation of biosensors/biofuel cells using nanotechnology Synthesis of new nanocomposite catalysts for pharmaceutical and energy applicationsDevelopment of quantitative theories to understand the mechanisms of electrochemical processes
Dr Xuan Zhu
Xuan.Zhu@monash.edu
Science
School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment
Singapore GIS theory, techniques and applications,, decision support systems for regional sustainable development , and environmental decision analysis and modelling

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South Asia
Researcher Name
Email
Faculty / School / Discipline(s) Nation(s) of interest Topics of interest &
Current research
Dr Jeremy Aarons
Jeremy.Aarons@monash.edu
Information Technology
Caulfield School of Information Technology
Indonesia, Vietnam, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, China I am part of a multi-disciplinary team based in the Monash Sustainability Institute (MSI) led by Dr Paul McShane and including Dr Terry Chan (Science). Dr Max Richter (Monash Asia Institute) and Dr Tina Kalivas (Monash Asia Institute). Working with partner organisations in South and South-East Asia our work focuses on knowledge sector development, building research and policy skills and addressing the link between research, policy and action in the context of poverty reduction, economic development, sustainable environmental management and climate change. My current project focuses on trans-boundary benefit sharing through knowledge management (data/information collection, integration and sharing) for improved water resource management amongst riparian states in the Hindu-Kush Himalaya.
Assoc Prof Quamrul Alam
Quamrul.Alam@monash.edu
Business and Economics
Department of Economics
Bangladesh Public private partnership in major infrastructure projects, CSR., public governance, MNEs in Emerging economies, Unilateral liberalisation,, strategic management
Assoc Prof Dharmalingam Arunchalam
Dharma.Arunachalam@monash.edu
Arts
School of Social Sciences
India, Japan Fertility and partnering in Australia, social cohesion in Australia, international migration, family and household structures, ageing and health. In his research Dharma use census data and primary and secondary survey data.
Prof Amiya B Bagchi
Amiya.Bagchi@monash.edu
Arts
Arts Faculty Office
India Economic history, the economics of industrialization and de-industrialization,, and development studies from the viewpoint of history and political economy
Dr Jayant Bapat
Jayant.Bapat@monash.edu
Arts
School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
India Muslim saints and Hindu fundamentalism: Co-existence amongst the tribal Koli of Mumbai, in Re-thinking India: Perceptions from Australia
Dr Faridullah Bezhan
Faridullah.Bezhan@monash.edu
Arts
School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
Monash Asia Institute
Afghanistan The rise and fall of the liberal Hezbe Watan or Homeland Party in Afghanistan, 1949-52
Dr Madhumita Bhattacharya
Mita.Bhattacharya@monash.edu
Business and Economics
Department of Economics
India Productivity, technical progress and scale efficiency in Indian manufacturing
Assoc Prof Susan Blackburn
Sue.Blackburn@monash.edu
Arts
School of Social Sciences
Sri Lanka, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia Indonesian history and politics, the Indonesian women’s movement, and foreign aid
Prof Frada Burstein
Frada.Burstein@monash.edu
Information Technology
Caulfield School of Information Technology
South and South-East Asia Main research topics & current project: Knowledge Management for environmental policy and practice; Supporting community health through knowledge management (in colllaboration with Dr Jeremy Aarons and team from Monash Sustainability Institute)
Prof Paul Cally
Paul.Cally@monash.edu
Science
School of Mathematical Sciences
India Astrophysics
Dr Monima Chadha
Monima.Chadha@monash.edu
Arts
SOPHIS/Philosophy
India Classical Indian Philosophy, Hindu Metaphysics, Buddhist Philosophy of Mind
Dr Mridula Chakraborty
Mridula.Chakraborty@monash.edu
Monash Asia Institute India Postcolonial Theory, Indigenous and Indian literatures in English and in translation, World Literature Studies, Cultural Diplomacy, Culinary Cultures, Bollywood, Gender and Sexuality
Assoc Prof Ken Coghill
Ken.Coghill@monash.edu
Business and Economics
Department of Economics
Sri Lanka Accountability, integrated governance and professional development (capacity building) for parliamentarians, in partnership with AusAID and the Inter-Parliamentary Union.
Dr Ian Coghlan
Ian.Coghlan@monash.edu
Arts
School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
Tibet A survey of the sources of Buddist ethics
Adjunct Prof Ian Copland
Ian.Copland@monash.edu
Arts
School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
India Modern India and Pakistan, Indian religious history and comparative colonialism
Assoc Prof Gaurav Datt
Gaurav.Datt@monash.edu
Business and Economics India Poverty, inequality, development, labour
Dr Remy Davison
Remy.Davison@monash.edu
Arts
School of Social Sciences
India Comparative foreign policy, International relations theory, International political economy, Strategic studies, European Union economics, Government and politics of the EU
Dr Tom Denison
Tom.Denison@monash.edu
Information Technology
Caulfield School of Information Technology
Vietnam, Sri Lanka Information management frameworks, library science, library development, information systems
Dr Andrea Di Castro
Andrea.DiCastro@monash.edu
Arts
School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
Monash Asia Institute
India The hidden treasures of Buddhist Kashga; Asian Horizons: Giuseppe Tucci’s Buddhist, Indian, Himalayan and Central Asian Studies
Dr Piyadasa Edirisuriya
Piyadasa.Edirisuriya@monash.edu
Business and Economics Financial deregulation and banking performance in South Asian countries,
Dr Katherine Ellinghaus
Katherine.Ellinghaus@monash.edu
Arts
School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
India Colonial history, transnational and comparative history, interracial relationships and the social and cultural history of the United States and Australia.
Assoc Prof Kevin Foster
Kevin.Foster@monash.edu
Arts
School of Media, Film and Journalism
Afghanistan, Vietnam Don’t Mention the War: The Australian Defence Force, the Media and the Afghan Conflict
Mr Ram Giri
Ram.A.Giri@monash.edu
Monash College Nepal, Japan On teaching EIL in a Japanese context: the power within and power without
Samanthi Gunawardena
Samanthi.gunawardana@monash.edu
Arts
School of Social Sciences
Sri Lanka Development policy on employment systems, labour, and livelihoods among rural women in South Asia
Dr Gidi Ifergan
Gidi.Ifergan@monash.edu
Arts
School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
India Approaching cultural icons of the past: Sankara and Lognchenpa, in Re-Thinking India: Perceptions from Australia
Assoc Prof Asadul Islam
Asadul.Islam@monash.edu
Business and Economics
Department of Economics
Bangladesh Development Economics, Economics of Education and Health, Social Networks, Corruption, Economics of Immigration
Assoc Prof Henry Linger
Henry.Linger@monash.edu
Information Technology
Caulfield School of Information Technology
Indonesia, Vietnam, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, China Knowledge Management for environmental policy and practice (in colllaboration with Dr Jeremy Aarons and team from Monash Sustainability Institute)
Dr Ian Mabbett
Ian.Mabbett@monash.edu
Arts
School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
Nepal, Tibet The Kautiliya Arthasastra and the concept of secularism;
Prof Pushkar Maitra
Pushkar.Maitra@monash.edu
Business and Economics
Department of Economics
India Child health in West Bengal – Comparison with other regions in India
Dr Adrian McNeil
Adrian.McNeil@monash.edu
Arts
Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music
India Currently working on a number of interconnected projects that focus on diplomacy, possession and law
Dr Ruth Morgan
ruth.morgan@monash.edu
Arts
National Centre for Australian Studies
India, Pakistan Environmental connections and exchanges between British India, the Cape Colony and the Australian colonies during the long nineteenth century.
Emeritus Prof Keith Murray
Keith.MURRAY@monash.edu
Science
School of Chemistry
Thailand, India, China (a) Spin switching in molecular complexes of iron; cosupervisor of Miss Wasinee Phonsri with Dr David Harding, University of Walailak (b)Molecular magnetic materials, especially Single Molecule Magnets. Project New generation molecular magnetic materials Experiment and theory. Co-supervisor of K. R. Vignesh with Assistant Professor Gopalan Rajaraman, IITB, under the Monash-IITB Academy program, also supported by an Australia-India AISRF grant) (c) Inorganic chemistry; supported by International Science Linkages; Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research; Australia group of Australia-China linkage headed by Professor Mark Humphrey, Chemistry, ANU. I believe this is completed.
Ms Isabella Ofner
Isabella.Ofner@monash.edu
Arts
School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
Tibet Ama Adhe, the voice that remembers, in New Views of Tibetan Culture
Swati Parashar
Swati.Parashar@monash.edu
Arts
School of Social Sciences
India The nature of political violence and wars in South Asia, particularly women as perpetrators and survivors of violence.
Dr Shrimal Perera
Shrimal.Perera@monash.edu
Business and Economics Bank and banking system stability, liquidity-profitability trade-off, competition, vis-a-vis contestability, off balance sheet exposures, revenue diversification,, bank regulation, bank capital arbitrage
Dr Jagjit Plahe
Jagjit.Plahe@monash.edu
Business and Economics India Political economy of development; trade and development; rights based approaches to development particularly the right to food and the right to health; global value chain analysis; global governance and the politics of international economic relations.
Prof Ranjan Ray
Ranjan.Ray@monash.edu
Business and Economics
Department of Economics
India, Vietnam A measure of social justice
Assoc Prof Ramanie Samaratunge
Ramanie.Samaratunge@monash.edu
Business and Economics
Department of Economics
Sri Lanka Public management in developing countries, public governance, cross cultural management, Immigrants in Australia
Dr Ahmad Sarmast
Ahmad.Sarmast@monash.edu
Arts
Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music
Afghanistan A Survey of the History of Music in Afghanistan: Special Reference to Art Music from c.1000 A.D; The Naghma-ye Chartuk of Afghanistan: A new perspective on the origin of a solo instrumental genre
Dr Anurag Sharma
Anurag.Sharma@monash.edu
Business and Economics
Centre for Health Economics
India Poverty nutrition traps in rural India
Mr Michael Slater
Mike.Slater@monash.edu
Matheson Library, Library India Beating up the news? The Indian media, sensationalism, and the attacks on Indian students in Australia
Assoc Prof Srinivas Sridharan
Srinivas.Sridharan@monash.edu
Business and Economics
Department of Marketing
India Market behaviour in low socioeconomic segments – , consumer and entrepreneurial behaviour and strategies of larger firms engaging with them, (social or commercial) -, how transformative subsistence entrepreneurs in India break out of poverty , and grow their businesses and their communities; and how hybrid marketing, exchange systems of water and sanitation have evolved in four Pacific Island countries.
Dr Larry Stillman
Larry.Stillman@monash.edu
Information Technology
Caulfield School of Information Technology
Bangladesh Main research topics & current project: SMS for the Millions: Working with Oxfam in Bangladesh: The aim of this research is to conduct a prospective evaluation of current understandings and capacities concerning the use of Information and Communications Technologies (mobile phones, SMS, internet, radio etc) around issues such as influence of messages to change behaviour (particularly disaster management and violence against women), transform practice and generate advocacy.
Assoc Prof Wendy Stubbs
Wendy.Stubbs@monash.edu
Arts
School of Geography & Environmental Science
India, Pakistan Corporate social and environmental sustainability,, corporate social responsibility,, sustainable business models, hybrid business models (B Corps),, systems approach to sustainability (collaborative networks),, education for sustainability, industrial ecosystems, sustainability reporting and integrated reporting, Lifting the lid on integrated reporting in Australia: In-depth insights from, successful early adopters
Dr Imants Svalbe
Imants.Svalbe@monash.edu
Science
School of Physics and Astronomy
India Discrete tomography, image acquisition and reconstruction (IITB)
Dr David Templeman
David.Templeman@monash.edu
Arts
School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
Monash Asia Institute
India Introduction, in Asian Horizons: Giuseppe Tucci’s Buddhist, Indian, Himalayan and Central Asian Studies
Dr Willem Van Der Kaars
Sander.vanderKaars@monash.edu
Science
School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment
Indonesia, Sth Asia Investigation of issues surround the global challenges of climate change and creating, sustainable environments and more liveable cities and communities
Prof Marika Vicziany
Marika.Vicziany@monash.edu
Arts
Centre of Southeast Asian Studies
Bangladesh, India, China, Malaysia
Prof Roberto Weinberg
Roberto.Weinberg@monash.edu
Science
School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment
India, Nepal, China Granite genesis, shear zones, Himalayan tectonics, gold mineralization
Assoc Prof Normann Witzleb
Normann.Witzleb@monash.edu
Law
Teaching and Research
India Surrogacy in India: strong demand, weak laws
Dr Bayden Wood
Bayden.Wood@monash.edu
Science
School of Chemistry
Japan, India, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, China, Korea, Australia, New Zealand. 5th Asian Spectroscopy Conference, This will be run at the Sunway campus, Malaysia by a committee of Australian/New Zealand spectroscopists supported b y a local Malaysian organizing committee. It is a conference Singapore Dec 2014, Xiamen, China Dec 2012, Seoul, Korea 2010, Bangalore, India Nov 2008.series that promotes Asian spectroscopy and Asian scientific collaboration with a committee of scientists from the above Asian nations. Previous conferences

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Central/West Asia
Researcher Name
Email
Faculty / School / Discipline(s) Nation(s) of interest Topics of interest &
Current research
Mr Hashim Abdulhamid
Hashim.Abdulhamid@monash.edu
Arts
School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
Arabic-Malay lexicography
Dr Gay Jennifer Breyley
gay.breyley@monash.edu
Arts
Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music
Cultural history
Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan ARC DECRA project: A historical study of modern Iran and its diaspora through the music, career and cultural significance of pop star Googoosh. Convener, Central and West Asia and Diasporas Research Network
Assoc Prof Colin Hope
Colin.Hope@monash.edu
Arts
School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
Centre for Archaeology & Ancient History
Egypt Archaeology, history and language of ancient Egypt
Dr Simon Jowitt
Simon.Jowitt@monash.edu
Science
School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment
Korea, China, far east-Russia SHRIMP IIe geochronology; Palaeoproterozoic constraints on the geodynamic evolution of northern Gawler Craton, Australia (in collaboration with Keewook Yi, Korean Basic Science Institute) Large Igneous Province magmatism in eastern Siberia; Large Igneous Province magmatism in China; Economic geology and exploration geochemistry of the Yangtze River Metallogenic Belt; Petrogenesis, magmatism, and economic potential of the Tarim Basin LIP, plus other ongoing economic geology-focused
Dr Simon Musgrave
Simon.Musgrave@monash.edu
Arts
School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
Indonesia Languages of Central Maluku, syntax of languages of the Austronesian family, particularly Indonesian and Sasak, non-derivational formal models of syntax, syntactic typology, computational tools for handling linguistic data, especially data managment for , linguistic field work and archiving of linguistic data, medical communication, particularly in intercultural contexts, investigation of knowledge of endangered languages amongst the Sudanese, community in Melbourne and projects looking at issues in medical, communication in intercultural settings
Prof Bruce Scates
Bruce.Scates@monash.edu
Arts
School of Journalism, Australian and Indigenous Studies
National Centre for Australian Studies
Turkey Revisiting Australia’s War: international perspectives on heritage, memory an ANZAC pilgrimages to the cemeteries and battlefields of World War Two, Current ARC Discovery Project
Adjunct Assoc Prof Millicent Vladiv-Glover
Millicent.VladivGlover@monash.edu
Arts
School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
Slavic studies The European Novel (Russian: Tolstoy & Dostoevsky; French: Flaubert , and Stendhal; English: Dickens, V Woolf, H James), Modernism and Postmodernism, Structuralism, Semiotics and Constructivist Cinema (C S Peirce,, M Bakhtin, M Merleau-Ponty, Lev Vygotsky, J Lacan, M M Mamardashvili; Sergei Eisenstein, Dziga Vertov, Tarkovsky, Kusturica), Form and Meaning of Drama: from Classical to Theatre of Cruelty,, Intimate Theatre, and the Absurd (Euripides, Racine, Kleist, Chekhov, Beckett, Strindberg, Petrushevskaya), Screen and Stage Adaptations of the Literary Canon, Literatures and Cultures of the Balkans
Dr Dennis Walker
Dennis.Walker@monash.edu
Arts
School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
Thailand The classical Arabs’ thought, Bayazid al-Ansari (1525-1572) and his mystical work Maqsud al-Mu’minin: Mysticism and Sunni orthodoxy in the Pakhtun zone

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