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 Andrea Witcomb

Administration team

Administration Assistant
Tara Brennan
Digital Content Assistant
Giles Campbell-Wright
Senior Administration Officer
Yvonne Williams        
Engagement and Communications Officer
Matthew Guy    
Research & Partnerships Coordinator
Dr Patrick Guay
Academic Editor
Jenny Lucy
Administration Officer
Arlene Pacheco
Research Assistant
Enqi Weng

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:

Employment challenges and migrant responses among Horn of Africa men living in MelbourneJehonathan Ben 
The Intersection Between Monitoring and Program Quality in Development NGOsMurray Boardman 
Social Protection’s Contribution to Building an Inclusive State in NepalKristie Drucza 
Turkish Political Elites and Democracy: A Discordant Pairing?Tezcan Gumus
Fantasy Literature and the Imagination in Social LifeJames A. Holmes
To be confirmedSara Cheikh Husain
Technical Practice and the Decision-Making Habitus in the World Heritage System: Impacts on Conservation and Global Cultural GovernanceLuke James
Understanding Trajectories in Health Behaviour of Immigrants in Australia: A Longitudinal StudySuresh Joshi 
Utopian Imaginations and Spatial Justice: Exploring Diverse, More-Than-Representational Narratives of the 'Good Life' in Broome, Western AustraliaDavid Kelly 
Human Rights-Based Approaches to World Heritage Conservation in Bagan, MyanmarLaura Kraak
An Investigation of how Myanmar's Post-2010 Liberalisation has Affected the Rohingya MuslimsRonan Lee
Excavating the Power Politics of Heritage: Nation-building, Identity Formation and Reconciliation in post-war Sri LankaMelathi Saldin
Identity, Belonging and Cultural Diversity in Australian MuseumsKaren Schamberger
Assessing Relationships between US Military Forces and Iraqi ArchaeologistsDiane C. Siebrandt
Transmissions of Violence: tracing the impacts of intentional cultural property destruction by the Islamic State.Sofya Shahab
The transnationalism of young Polynesian womenLorayma So’otuli Taula
Unaccompanied Minor Asylum Seekers: Narratives of IdentityTori Stratford 
Intangible Cultural Heritage Safeguarding in the Context of Tourism: A Case Study of Lijiang, ChinaJunjie Su
The effectiveness of Aid in Fragile State of Afghanistan from 2002 to 2017Safiullah Taye
An investigation of the effectiveness of arts-based approaches to building social inclusion in Australian and international contextsSarah Williams

Emeritus Professors

Adjunct members

Conjoint Members

Honorary fellows

Professor Howard White
Professor Tom Stanley
Associate Professor Kevin O'Toole
Dr David Carpenter
Dr Philipp Schorch
Dr Sabra Thorner
Ms Padmini Sebastian