Our team

Our multidisciplinary team at the Alfred Deakin Institute (ADI) is led by Alfred Deakin Professor Fethi Mansouri. We are a large team of researchers who come from diverse disciplines and areas of study. We work together in a vibrant environment with a shared goal of understanding the complex social issues associated with globalising processes.

Alfred Deakin Professor Fethi Mansouri

Deputy Directors

Deputy Director International
Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh
Deputy Director Research
Professor Yin Paradies      
Deputy Director, Governance
Professor Andrea Witcomb

Administration team

Executive Officer
Cayla Edwards        
Strategic Communications Officer
Sandra Kingston       
Administration Assistant
Arlene Pacheco

Research only staff

School-based members

Doctoral researchers

We have over 90 doctoral researchers who are members of ADI, here are the profiles of select students:

Power and Paradoxes in the Subjectivities of Australian Muslims Rebecca Coutts-Buys
Human Rights-Based Approaches to World Heritage Conservation in Bagan, Myanmar Laura Kraak
Turkish Political Elites and Democracy: A Discordant Pairing? Tezcan Gumus
An Investigation of how Myanmar's Post-2010 Liberalisation has Affected the Rohingya Muslims Ronan Lee
Assessing Relationships between US Military Forces and Iraqi Archaeologists Diane C. Siebrandt
Unaccompanied Minor Asylum Seekers: Narratives of Identity Tori Stratford 
Intangible Cultural Heritage Safeguarding in the Context of Tourism: A Case Study of Lijiang, China Junjie Su 
Understanding Trajectories in Health Behaviour of Immigrants in Australia: A Longitudinal Study Suresh Joshi 
Needlework and Genteel Identity in Gold-Rush Victoria Lorinda Cramer 
Social Protection’s Contribution to Building an Inclusive State in Nepal Kristie Drucza 
The Intersection Between Monitoring and Program Quality in Development NGOs Murray Boardman 
Employment challenges and migrant responses among Horn of Africa men living in Melbourne Jehonathan Ben 
Utopian Imaginations and Spatial Justice: Exploring Diverse, More-Than-Representational Narratives of the 'Good Life' in Broome, Western Australia David Kelly 
Fantasy Literature and the Imagination in Social Life James A. Holmes
Identity, Belonging and Cultural Diversity in Australian Museums Karen Schamberger
Technical Practice and the Decision-Making Habitus in the World Heritage System: Impacts on Conservation and Global Cultural Governance Luke James
The transnationalism of young Polynesian women Lorayma So’otuli Taula
To be confirmed Sara Cheikh Husain

Emeritus Professors

Affiliate members

Honorary fellows

Visiting fellows