Researcher Profiles

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Dr Alexandra Wawryk

Senior Lecturer
Faculty of the Professions

Dr Alex Wawryk received First Class degrees in Economics and Law, and a PhD in Law, from the University of Adelaide. She is currently a senior lecturer at the Adelaide Law School in Contract Law, Mining and Energy Law, and International Energy Law, and a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of South Australia.

Mr Nick Warner

Research Fellow
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Nick Warner joined the University of Adelaide as an analyst programmer and System Administrator in 2000. Since then he has been involved in researching and developing software tools for the following clients:

Dr Richard Vokes

Senior Lecturer in Anthropology
Faculty of Arts

Richard Vokes is Senior Lecturer in Anthropology and Development Studies at the University of Adelaide, and an elected Research Associate of the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Oxford. He holds a B.A. Hons. and an M.A. with Distinction in Social Anthropology from the University of Kent, and a D.Phil in Social Anthropology from the University of Oxford. His research focuses primarily on the African Great Lakes region, especially on the societies of South-western Uganda, where he has been conducting ethnographic fieldwork since 2000.

Mrs Jessica Viven-Wilksch

Lecturer
Faculty of the Professions

Prior to joining the Adelaide Law School in 2015 as a lecturer, Jessica lectured at Flinders Law School and taught as a tutor at the Law School of the University of South Australia.

Jessica began her law studies at the University Toulouse I, France and completed her Licence (bachelor equivalent) through a year exchange program in UCD Dublin, Ireland. She completed the Master Degree in Comparative Law, following study at Mannheim Universitat and the University of Adelaide. She also graduated with a Master in International and Comparative Law in France.

Dr Sylvia Villios

Lecturer
Faculty of the Professions

Sylvia Villios is a lecturer at the Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide. Sylvia researches and teaches in taxation law, particularly focussing on questions about the operation of the Australian tax system, taxation policy, corporate taxation and the role, powers and accountability of the Commissioner of Taxation.

Mr David Unsworth

Higher Degree by Research Candidate
PhD Candidate & Provisional Psychologist
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

David Unsworth is currently completing a Combined Masters / PhD in Clinical Psychology. David is primarily interested in areas, such as, stroke, traumatic brain injury, and substance abuse. He has a particular interest in cell therapies for stroke and is currently researching the perioperative psychological and psychosocial factors that predict positive stem-cell treatment outcomes.

David Troolin

Higher Degree by Research Candidate
Faculty of Arts

As a postgraduate student in the Department of Anthropology and Development Studies, I am focusing on the topic of agency and community among the Sam people of Papua New Guinea (PNG). Specifically, I am interested in the ways the Sam people use their cultural value of social harmony (wanbel) to bring about successful endeavors, in such areas as diverse as winning sports games to averting death by sorcery.

Danielle Lemieux

Higher Degree by Research Candidate
Faculty of Arts

PhD student in Anthropology, School of Social Sciences at University of Adelaide. I completed my Bachelor of Arts (majors in Anthropology and Asian Studies) and Diploma of Languages (Japanese) at the University of Adelaide in 2014, and completed Honours (first class) in Anthropology in 2015.

Aimee Brownbill

Higher Degree by Research Candidate
Postgraduate Student
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Aimee Brownbill is a PhD candidate with the School of Public Health, supervised by Professor Annette Braunack-Mayer and Associate Professor Caroline Miller.

Her research is on the topic of sugary beverages, an area of increasing interest due to the negative health effects that are a consequent of over consumption. She is particularly interested in marketing techniques used by beverage companies to drive sales of these products, and the effect of this marketing on population perceptions and behaviours around sugary drink consumption.

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