Humanities and Social Sciences


Research Projects

Research will be conducted in a team-based approach. Research in The Academy will be truly multi-disciplinary which will allow discoveries to be made at the interface of disciplines.

The Academy’s intention is to organise research into classes of problems that seeks to address a key research-theme or sector-goal.

Eight key research themes have been identified:

Research Themes Project Number Monash University
Supervisor
IIT-Bombay
Supervisor
Project Title Project Status
Humanities and Social Sciences HSS0498 Sjaanie Koppel Azizuddin Khan Impact of personality traits on driving behaviours among various age
groups
Candidate Required
Humanities and Social Sciences HSS0499 Sjaanie Koppel Azizuddin Khan Role of working and prospective memory in the performance of young and
old drivers
Candidate Required
Humanities and Social Sciences HSS0503 Mridula Nath Chakraborty Rowena Robinson Women, Minorities and Access to the City. Candidate Required
Humanities and Social Sciences HSS0504 Mridula Nath Chakraborty Paulomi Chakraborty Migration, Minority, Memory. Candidate Required
Humanities and Social Sciences HSS0501 Shanthakumar Wilson Rajaratnam
Co-supervisors: Sean Drummond and Clare Anderson
Azizuddin Khan Effect of sleep disruption on cognitive performance and its relevance
with biological clock
Candidate Required
Humanities and Social Sciences HSS0635 Monima Chadha C. D. Sebastian Cognition and Mind in Indian and Western Traditions Candidate Required
Humanities and Social Sciences HSS0633 Dharma Arunachalam
Co- Supervisor: Swati Parashar
Rowena Robinson Dynamics of Family Change in India Candidate Required
Humanities and Social Sciences HSS0500 Shanthakumar Wilson Rajaratnam Azizuddin Khan Effect of sleep deprivation on decision making and vigilance among
night shift workers
Candidate Required
Humanities and Social Sciences HSS0762 Dharmalingam Arunachalam Satish B. Agnihotri Can unsafe be smart? Smart city governance and women´s safety in
Urban India
Candidate Required
Humanities and Social Sciences HSS0766 Naomi Kakoschke
Monash Co-Supervisor: Lucy Albertella
Rashmi Gupta Cognitive mechanisms underlying addiction Candidate Required
Humanities and Social Sciences HSS0765 Antonio Verdejo-Garcia
Monash Co-supervisor: Naomi Kakoschke
Rashmi Gupta The interactive effect of cognition, emotion, and motivation on
behaviour
Candidate Required
Humanities and Social Sciences HSS0507 Mridula Nath Chakraborty Ronita Bardhan and Arnab Jana Women Without Fear: Gender-based Violence, Urban Transport and Public
Space in Metropolitan India
Candidate Required
Humanities and Social Sciences HSS0636 Bebe Loff Rama Pal The economics and ethics of hospital care in India Candidate Required
Humanities and Social Sciences HSS0637 Bebe Loff Amrita Banerjee In search of innovative models of justice to respond to sexual
violence
Candidate Required
Humanities and Social Sciences HSS0730 Srinivas Sridharan Anush Kapadia An Ethnography of Cash Consumption in Urban India Candidate Required
Humanities and Social Sciences HSS0759 Adrian McNeil Suddhaseel Sen Narratives of Music and Modernity in 19th Century Colonial Calcutta Candidate Required
Design, Humanities and Social Sciences ID00690 Misha Myers Nina Sabnani Digitalore: Sustainable preservation, transmission and transformation
of intangible cultural heritage through digital storytelling
Candidate Required
Advanced computational engineering, simulation and manufacture, Humanities and Social Sciences IMURA0780 Gholamreza Haffari Preethi Jyothi>br> IITB Co-supervisor: Pushpak Bhattacharyya, Malhar Kulkarni Spoken translation systems for resource scarce languages Candidate Required
Humanities and Social Sciences HSS0754 Michael Ure Monash
Co-Supervisors: Paul Muldoon, Anne McNevin
Siby K. George Sustaining Democracies Candidate Required
Humanities and Social Sciences, Design, Management HSS0763 Robert Thomson
Samanthi Gunawardana
Suryakant Waghmore
Rowena Robinson, Arun Iyer
Representative democracy in India: The making, breaking and fulfilment
of campaign promises
Candidate Required
Humanities and Social Sciences HSS0772 Mridula Nath Chakraborty Ahonaa Roy Alternative Sexualities, Queer Cultures: Negotiations, Performances,
Activisms
Candidate Required
Humanities and Social Sciences, Clean Energy HSS0771 Robert Thomson Priya Jadhav India’s Renewable Energy Policy Candidate Required
Humanities and Social Sciences, Clean Energy HSS0770 Robert Thomson
Monash Co-supervisor: Dharmalingam Arunachalam
Priya Jadhav The value, implementation and uptake of distributed generation
solutions in light of poor quality grid supply in low usage rural
areas: the impact of technical, political and social factors
Candidate Required
Humanities and Social Sciences IMURA0637 Bebe Loff Satish Agnihotri In search of innovative models of justice to respond to sexual
violence
Candidate Required
Humanities and Social Sciences HSS0489 Michael Ure
Co-Supervisor: Paul Muldoon and Anne McNevin
Siby K. George Sustaining Democracies Candidate Allotted
Ananya Dasgupta
Humanities and Social Sciences HSS0731 Greg Markowsky Pushpa Trivedi Demand for Cash: An Econometric Model for India Candidate Allotted
Anirudh Tagat
Humanities and Social Sciences HSS0707a Samanthi Gunawardana
Monash Co Supervisor: Marika Vicziany
D. Parthasarathy Lives, Livelihoods and Aspirations of the Kolis in Mumbai: Urban
Transformation, Space, Habitat, and Coastal Contestations
Candidate Allotted
Anusha Gavankar
Humanities and Social Sciences HSS0634 Dharma Arunachalam
Co- Supervisor: Swati Parashar
Mrinmoyi Kulkarni
Rama Pal
Child and reproductive health in India Candidate Allotted
Bhavna Rajagopal
Humanities and Social Sciences HSS0506 Mridula Nath Chakraborty
Co-supervisors: Swati Parashar
D. Parthasarathy Class, Gender, and the Transformation of Public and Community Spaces
in Indian Urban Metropolises
Candidate Allotted
Indu Rai
Humanities and Social Sciences HSS0707b Samanthi Gunawardana D. Parthasarathy Livelihoods and Aspirations of the Kolis in Mumbai: Urban
Transformation, Space, Habitat, and Coastal Contestations
Candidate Allotted
Kailash Tandel
Humanities and Social Sciences HSS0705 Alice Gaby Vaijayanthi Sarma Documentation of the Endangered Languages of South Asia Candidate Allotted
Mashrur Imtiaz
Humanities and Social Sciences HSS0645 Dharma Arunachalam
Co- Supervisor: Swati Parashar
D.Parthasarathy Exploring gender and ethnic dimensions of malnutrition Candidate Allotted
Pragati Dubey
Humanities and Social Sciences HSS0505 Mridula Nath Chakraborty Paulomi Chakraborty Gender and Public Sphere Candidate Allotted
Sreejata Paul
Advanced Computational Engineering, Simulation and Manufacture, Humanities and social sciences IMURA0742 Chung-Hsing Yeh Pankaj Dutta Sustainability based recycling planning using multi-criteria decision
making
Candidate Alloted
Pratistha Chandra
Humanities and Social Sciences HSS0641 Pushkar Maitra Sarthak Gaurav
Co- Supervisor: Ashish Singh
EVALUATION OF OUTCOMES AND IMPACTS OF NRHM Candidate Alloted
Rohit Shah
Humanities and social sciences IMURA0794 Amrik Sohal T T Niranjan Supply Chain Risk Management In Practice: A Behavioral Study of What Is, And What It Is Thought To Be Candidate Required
Clean Energy, Humanities and social sciences IMURA0804 Prof Mita Bhattacharya Prof Vinish Kathuria Energy Transition in the Indian Economy Candidate Required
Humanities and social sciences HSS0818 Dharma Arunachalam Satish B Agnihotri Where does the shoe pinch – mapping the contours of child malnutrition to plan its elimination Candidate Required