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Monash University

http://www.monash.edu.au/research/
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The overall research aims of Monash University are:
  • To increase the quantity and quality of the University’s research output;
  • To strengthen the University’s research training program
  • To develop research activities which support developments in the University’s educational programs locally and internationally
  • To promote public awareness of the University’s research achievements
  • To strengthen the University’s research links with other research organisations, nationally and internationally and with industry and other users of research.
Research at Monash covers the full spectrum from basic to applied and ranges across the arts and humanities, social, natural and health sciences and the professions. The University is determined to preserve its strength in basic research, which underpins its successes in applied research and to continue to make a distinguished contribution to the cultural life of the nation.

Monash research embodies the three key themes of the University: innovation, engagement and internationalisation. Researchers and postgraduate research students at Monash address fundamental questions of disciplinary and professional knowledge, as well as the problems of government, industry and the community.

Monash aims to strengthen existing relationships and develop new strategic partnerships with other universities, industry and government research agencies.

All Faculties at Monash have been involved in finalising Faculty Research Management Plans, which accord with the objectives of the Monash Plan 1999 - 2003. They include Faculty based assessments of their current research strengths and emerging research strengths, in addition, they aim to identify strengths which have potential for development.

 

Faculty of Arts
http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/schools/research/
[ Australian Science at Work Entry ]

Encyclopaedia of Melbourne
Chief Researchers: Davison Prof G, Dunstan Dr D
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors:CULTURAL DIVERSITY PLANNING; PROPERTY; CITY GEOGRAPHICS; HISTORICAL BUILDINGS
Research Fields Classification: 310102 Heritage and Conservation
310105 History of the Built Environment

 

School of Geography and Environmental Science
http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/ges/research/
[ Australian Science at Work Entry ]

Assessing regional sustainability: The case of land use and land cover change in the middle Yiluo catchment of the Yellow River basin, China
Chief Researcher: Peterson Assoc Prof J
Duration: 1999 - 2001
Descriptors: LAND--INFORMATION;--MAPPING; REGIONAL SUSTAINABLITY
Research Fields Classification: 300903 Sustainable Development
269999 Earth Sciences nec


Australian ecotourism: Contributing to ecological and community sustainability
Chief Researchers: Pfueller Dr S, Cock Dr P
Duration: -2000
Descriptors: COMMUNITY; ECOTOURISM; ENVIRONMENT; SUSTAINABILITY
Research Fields Classification: 300903 Sustainable Development
350503 Impacts of Tourism


Building community responsibility and capacity for participatory environmental management
Chief Researcher: Pfueller Dr S
Duration: 2000 - 2001
Descriptors: BIOREGIONAL; COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION; MANAGEMENT-- LAND;--WATER
Research Fields Classification: 300903 Sustainable Development
300902 Land and Parks Management


Catchment change and environmental variability - Research on the palaeoecology land-use history in the Murray and Yarra catchments
Chief Researcher: Kershaw Prof P
Sponsors: CRC for Freshwater Ecology (Monash University)
Duration: 2000 - 2002
Descriptors: CATCHMENT LAND USE; DIATOMS; ECOLOGY--AQUATIC; NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT; PALAEOECOLOGY; PALYNOLOGY
Research Fields Classification: 300902 Land and Parks Management
310105 History of the Built Environment
279901 Global Change Biology


Deepening the guiding experience in ecotourism
Chief Researcher: Cock Dr P
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: ECOTOURISM; ENVIRONMENT--EDUCATION; HUMAN HEALTH--WILDERNESS
Research Fields Classification: 350504 Tourist Behaviour
370403 Recreation and Leisure Studies


Torres Strait cultural history project - the horticultural sites of Badu and Moa
Chief Researcher: Bruno Dr D (Logan Fellow)
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: BIOGEOGRAPHIC CONDITIONS; CULTURE--PRACTICES;--SITES; HORTICULTURE
Research Fields Classification: 310102 Heritage and Conservation
370302 Social and Cultural Anthropology

 

School of Historical Studies
http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/schools/hgs/

Archaeological investigation of major urban centres in the Dakleh Oasis, Egypt
Chief Researcher: Hope Dr C A
Sponsors: Royal Ontario and Durham Universities, Australian Government, Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: BUILT ENVIRONMENT--CONSERVATION;--HISTORY;--TOURISM IMPACT
Research Fields Classification: 310102 Heritage and Conservation
310105 History of the Built Environment
350503 Impacts of Tourism


Bushy park wetlands, Glen Waverley
Chief Researcher: Langberg V (PhD)
Supervisor: O’Hanlon Dr S
Sponsor: Parks Victoria
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: HABITAT--NATIVE; HISTORY--ENVIRONMENTAL;--SOCIAL;--WETLANDS
Research Fields Classification: 300903 Sustainable Development
300902 Land and Parks Management


Together apart: Boarding house, hostel and flat life in pre-war Melbourne
Chief Researcher: O’Hanlon Dr S
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: ACCOMODATION--INDUSTRY;--HERITAGE; URBAN--GEOGRAPHY
Research Fields Classification: 310102 Heritage and Conservation
310105 History of the Built Environment


The history of Carlton
Chief Researcher: O’Hanlon Dr S
Sponsor: Carlton Resident’s Association
Duration: -2001
Descriptors: --GEOGRAPHICS;--HERITAGE; URBAN--COMMUNITY
Research Fields Classification: 310102 Heritage and Conservation
310105 History of the Built Environment


The Lysterfield boys farm
Chief Researcher: Kyi A (PhD)
Supervisor: O’Hanlon Dr S
Sponsor: Parks Victoria
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: ACCOMMODATION; HERITAGE
Research Fields Classification: 310102 Heritage and Conservation
310105 History of the Built Environment


The recreation camps of the Mornington Peninsula
Chief Researcher: Symons K (PhD)
Supervisor: Hains Dr B
Sponsor: Heritage Victoria
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: ACCOMMODATION--INDUSTRY; COMMERCIAL; HERITAGE; RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES
Research Fields Classification: 310102 Heritage and Conservation
310105 History of the Built Environment


The spread of Christianity in Egypt and its effects upon the urban environment as indicated by the archaeological investigation of the christianisation of ancient Kellis in the Dakleh Oasis, Egypt
Chief Researcher: Bowen Dr G
Sponsors: Monash University Societies, Dakleh Trust Columbia, Royal Ontario and Durham Universities
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: --BURIAL PRACTICES; CHURCH ARCHITECTURE--DEVELOPMENT; RELIGION--MAJOR CHANGE;--TEMPLES
Research Field Classification: 310105 History of the Built Environment


Trestle bridges of the Traralgon Stratford railway line
Chief Researcher: Griffiths T (PhD)
Supervisor: Fletcher Dr M
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: INFRASTRUCTURE--HERITAGE--CULTURAL SITES
Research Fields Classification: 310102 Heritage and Conservation
310105 History of the Built Environment

 

School of Humanities, Communications and Social Sciences
http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/schools/hcss/

CyberCultures: Terrains, practices, futures (an actor-network-theory approach)
Chief Researchers: Cooper Dr S, Rossiter N
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: ACTOR-NETWORK-THEORY; CYBERCULTURES; EFFECTS OF STRUCTURAL TRANSFORMATIONS AND REORGANISATION OF CAPITAL ON NATION STATES AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES; MEDIA THEORY
Research Fields Classification: 370302 Social and Cultural Anthropology
370402 Social and Cultural Geography
350503 Impacts of Tourism


Active citizens/new technologies
Chief Researchers: Griffiths Dr M, Cooper Dr S
Sponsor: City of La Trobe
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: CITIZENSHIP; DEVELOPMENT--COMMUNITY INITIATIVES; LOCAL GOVERNMENT; TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Research Fields Classification: 370302 Social and Cultural Anthropology
370402 Social and Cultural Geography


Digging up people for coal: A history of Yallourn
Chief Researcher: Fletcher Dr M
Duration: -2000
Descriptors: HISTOR--COMMUNITY;--SOCIAL
Research Fields Classification: 310102 Heritage and Conservation
310105 History of the Built Environment
370402 Social and Cultural Geography


Gippsland Research and Information Service
Chief Researcher: Collis Dr M
Sponsor: Local Governments
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: ECONOMIC PROFILING; RESEARCH--SURVEYS
Research Field Classification: 370402 Social and Cultural Geography


Research unit for work and communications futures
Chief Researchers: Collis Dr M, Cooper Dr S, Griffiths Dr M, Snell Dr D
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: E-CITIZENS; E-CONSUMERS; EMPLOYMENT--RESTRUCTURING
Research Field Classification: 370402 Social and Cultural Geography

 

School of Literary, Visual and Performance Studies
http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/schools/lvcs/

The GloWeave company
Chief Researcher: Forster S (MA)
Supervisor: Marsh Dr A
Duration: 1998 - 2001
Descriptors:; MARKETING--ADVERTISING;--CAMPAIGNS;--PUBLICITY
Research Field Classification: 350508 Tourism Marketing


Performing the subject: Recognition, subjectivity and sexuality in discourse and media
Chief Researcher: Cover R (PhD)
Supervisor: Marsh Dr A
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: CULTURAL DIVERSITY; LIFESTYLE; MARKET--PSYCHOGRAPHICS--CULTURAL DIVERSITY;--SEXUALITY; THE GAY COMMUNITY
Research Field Classification: 370302 Social and Cultural Anthropology


20th century Australian architecture
Chief Researcher: Hamann Dr C
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: ARCHITECTURE--AUSTRALIA; CULTURAL SITES; HERITAGE LISTING
Research Fields Classification: 310102 Heritage and Conservation
310105 History of the Built Environment

 

School of Music - Conservatorium
http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/music/research/

Banjarese music theatre, artists and audiences in South Kalimantan, Indonesia
Chief Researcher: Kartomi Prof M
Duration: 2001 - 2004
Descriptors: MUSICAL-SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY
Research Field Classification: 370302 Social and Cultural Anthropology

 

School of Political and Social Inquiry
http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/schools/psi/

An ethnographic study of the language and culture of the deaf community in a village in north Bali, Indonesia
Chief Researcher: Miller Assoc Prof D
Duration: 2000 - 2001
Descriptors: BALI; COMMUNITY INTITATIVES; INDIGENOUS
Research Field Classification: 370302 Social and Cultural Anthropology


Backpacker attitudes to ecotourism
Chief Researcher: Jarvis J
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: ECOTOURISM--BACKPACKERS
Research Field Classification: 350504 Tourist Behaviour


Backpackers in Southeast Asia and Australia
Chief Researcher: Jarvis J
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: MARKET--BEHAVIOUR
Research Field Classification: 350504 Tourist Behaviour


Buddhism and attitudes towards disabilities in Thailand
Chief Researcher: Miller Assoc Prof D
Duration: 1998 - 2000
Research Field Classification: 370302 Social and Cultural Anthropology


Ecotourism in Broome, WA
Chief Researcher: Jarvis J
Sponsors: Private industry
Duration: 2000 - 2001
Descriptors: ECOTOURISM--IMPACT;--SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT
Research Field Classification: 350508 Tourism Marketing


Holiday business: Tourism in Australia 1870-2000
Chief Researcher: Spearritt Prof P
Duration: -2000
Descriptors: AUSTRALIA; TOURISM--HOLIDAY
Research Fields Classification: 310102 Heritage and Conservation
310105 History of the Built Environment


Indigenous women in the Isle of Pines
Chief Researcher: Johnson Dr H
Duration: 1997 - 2000
Descriptors: INDIGENOUS WOMEN; NEW CALADONIA--ISLE OF PINES
Research Field Classification: 370302 Social and Cultural Anthropology


International students and the tourism industry
Chief Researcher: Jarvis J
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS; TOURISM INDUSTRY
Research Field Classification: 350504 Tourist Behaviour


Language and education among the deaf population of Buleleng, Bali, Indonesia
Chief Researcher: Miller Assoc Prof D
Duration: 2000 - 2001
Research Field Classification: 370302 Social and Cultural Anthropology


Pacific-Vietnamese women’s narratives of self and modernity
Chief Researcher: Johnson Dr H
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: NEW CALADONIA; VIETNAMESE WOMEN
Research Field Classification: 370302 Social and Cultural Anthropology


Processes and institutional arrangements for resource and environmental management: Australian experiences, (LWRRDC Project 17)
Chief Researcher: Eckersley Dr R
Sponsor: Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation
Duration: 2000 - 2001
Descriptors: ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT; POLITICS; POLICY;
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Research Field Classification: 300902 Land and Parks Management
310102 Heritage and Conservation


Urban aboriginal tourism
Chief Researcher: Peel Dr V
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: TOURISM--ABORIGINAL;--URBAN
Research Field Classification: 350503 Impacts of Tourism


Urban tourism in Australia
Chief Researcher: Peel Dr V
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: TOURISM--AUSTRALIA;--URBAN
Research Field Classification: 350507 Tourism Management


Wine from the hills: Winemaking, heritage and travel in Victoria's Pyrenees region
Chief Researcher: Dunstan Dr D
Sponsor: Pyrenees Vignerons Association
Duration: 2000 - 2001
Descriptors: TOURISM--WINE; VITICULTURE
Research Field Classification: 370402 Social and Cultural Geography

 

Faculty of Business and Economics
http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/Research/

Tour guide certification in the ecotourism industry
Chief Researcher: Black R (PhD)
Supervisors: Weiler Assoc Prof B, Crabtree Dr A, Ham Prof S
Sponsors: Department of Natural Resources and Environment (Victoria), Ecotourism Association of Australia
Duration: -2002
Descriptors: ACCREDITATION; CERTIFICATION; ECOTOURISM; TOUR GUIDING; TOURISM--NATURE-BASED
Research Fields Classification: 350501 Tourism Policy and Planning
350599 Tourism nec


Attitudes, disability and the hospitality and tourism industry
Chief Researcher: Daruwalla P (PhD)
Supervisor: Weiler Assoc Prof B
Sponsor: University of Newcastle
Duration: -1999
Descriptors: DISABILITY--VISITORS; TRAINING--STAFF ATTITUDE
Research Field Classification: 350601 Hospitality Management


150th Anniversary of the Victorian gold rushes (1851-2001) Festival
Chief Researcher: Frost W (PhD)
Duration: -2001
Descriptors: EVENTS; LOCAL GOVERNMENT; PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT; TOURISM--HERITAGE
Research Fields Classification: 310102 Heritage and Conservation
350501 Tourism Policy and Planning
350507 Tourism Management


The impacts of the Traralgon cup events on the local community
Chief Researchers: Lee C (PhD), Spisto M, Tame J
Duration: 2001
Descriptors: IMPACTS OF TOURISM; SPECIAL EVENTS
Research Field Classification: 350503 Impacts of Tourism


Cultural differences between mandarin speaking tourists and Australian hosts and their impacts on cross-cultural tourist-host interaction
Chief Researcher: Reisinger Assoc Prof Y
Duration: -2000
Descriptors: TOURIST BEHAVIOUR--CULTURAL DIFFERENCIES;--CHINESE
Research Fields Classification: 350504 Tourist Behaviour
350508 Tourism Marketing


A cultural analysis of Japanese tourists: Challenges for tourism marketers
Chief Researcher: Reisinger Assoc Prof Y
Duration: -2000
Descriptors: TOURIST BEHAVIOUR--CULTURAL DIFFERENCES;--JAPANESE
Research Fields Classification: 350504 Tourist Behaviour
350508 Tourism Marketing


Japanese tourism satisfaction: Gold Coast versus Hawaii
Chief Researcher: Reisinger Assoc Prof Y
Duration: -2000
Descriptors: TOURIST BEHAVIOUR--SATISFACTION LEVELS;--CULTURAL DIFFERENCES
Research Fields Classification: 350504 Tourist Behaviour
350508 Tourism Marketing


Tourism satisfaction with hosts: A cultural approach comparing Thai tourists and Australian hosts
Chief Researcher: Reisinger Assoc Prof Y
Duration: -2000
Descriptors: TOURIST BEHAVIOUR--SATISFACTION LEVELS;--CULTURAL DIFFERENCES
Research Fields Classification: 350504 Tourist Behaviour
350508 Tourism Marketing


Comparative analysis of cruise-based interpretive tour guides in Alaska, U.S. and Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
Chief Researcher: Weiler Assoc Prof B
Duration: 2000 - 2001
Descriptors: TOUR GUIDES--ASSESSMENT;--INTERPRETATION;--COMMUNICATION
Research Fields Classification: 350507 Tourism Management
350508 Tourism Marketing


Panama canal watershed ecotourism studies of tour operators and visitors
Chief Researchers: Weiler Assoc Prof B, Ham Prof S (University of Idaho)
Sponsor: GreenCOM (Environmental Education and Communication Project of the U.S. Agency for International Development)
Duration: 1999 - 2000
Descriptors: TOUR OPERATORS--CLIENTS;--SERVICES; VISITOR INFORMATION SERVICES
Research Fields Classification: 310102 Heritage and Conservation
350507 Tourism Management
350508 Tourism Marketing


Video and workbook training package for ecotour guides: "Developing effective communication and interpretation techniques"
Chief Researchers: Weiler Assoc Prof B, Ballantyne Assoc Prof R (Queensland University of Technology)
Sponsor: Australian Office of National Tourism
Duration: -2000
Descriptor: ECOTOUR GUIDES--TRAINING
Research Field Classification: 350599 Tourism nec


Cross-cultural awareness of hospitality staff: An evaluation of a pilot training program
Chief Researchers: Weiler Assoc Prof B, Mallinson H (RMIT)
Sponsor: RMIT
Duration: 1998 - 1999
Descriptor: HOSPITALITY STAFF--CROSS CULTURAL TRAINING
Research Field Classification: 350601 Hospitality Management


A comparative evaluation of ecotour guide training in three latin American countries
Chief Researchers: Weiler Assoc Prof B, Ham Prof S (University of Idaho)
Duration: 2000 - 2001
Descriptors: ECOTOUR GUIDES--TRAINING;--EVALUATION
Research Field Classification: 350599 Tourism nec


Inventory and analysis of ecotourism and interpretation training for tour guides in Australia
Chief Researchers: Weiler Assoc Prof B, Ballantyne Assoc Prof R (QUT) and others
Duration: 2000 - 2001
Descriptors:; ECOTOUR GUIDES--DIRECTORY;--TRAINING;--SURVEY
Research Field Classification: 350599 Tourism nec


Improving the tourist experience: Evaluation of interpretation components of guided tours in National Parks
Chief Researchers: Weiler Assoc Prof B, Armstrong K (La Trobe University)
Sponsor: CRC for Sustainable Tourism Pty Ltd, Parks Victoria, Victoria Tourism Operators Association
Duration: -2001
Descriptors: ENVIRONMENTAL ECOTOURISM; INTERPRETATION--BEST PRACTICE; NATIONAL PARKS
Research Fields: 300902 Land and Parks Management
350501 Tourism Policy and Planning
350508 Tourism Marketing


Intercultural competence of tour guides: An analysis of Chinese Australian tour guides
Chief Researcher: Yu X (PhD)
Supervisors: Weiler Assoc Prof B, Ham Prof S
Duration: 2000 - 2004
Descriptors: CHINESE TOUR GUIDES--INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE
Research Field Classification: 350599 Tourism nec

 


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