PhD student stories

Woman sitting indoors on a couch

After completing Bachelor and Masters degrees in her home country of Sri Lanka, Asha is currently pursuing a PhD in Politics and International Relations.

Asha's story
Smiling man holding a starfish at an indoor rock pool

Originally from the United States, Jeff is pursuing his PhD in Marine Science and is based at the Leigh Marine Laboratory, roughly 100kms north of Auckland.

Jeff's story
Smiling woman standing in an open space

Hailing from Indonesia, Annisa was motivated to choose the University of Auckland for the tailored programmes that combine multidisciplinary learning with industry needs. She is completing a PhD in Civil Engineering.

Annisa's story
Woman standing in front of pink hydrangeas amongst the greenery

Shuchismita comes from India and is pursuing a PhD in Social Work under the Faculty of Education and Social Work. She previously completed a Master’s in Social Work in Clinical and Community Practice from Christ University, Bangalore, and has work experience in non-profit organisations in India.

Shuchismita's story

Diego is from Mexico and is studying for his PhD in Civil Engineering. Diego was awarded a Conacyt scholarship to study in New Zealand.

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PhD candidate Stephanie Segovia

Dr Stephanie Segovia

Canadian doctoral candidate Stephanie Segovia explains her research focus, why she picked the Liggins Institute and what she likes about life in Auckland.