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Higher Degrees by Research

Study at the university for your new world

Join a research community that delivers real-world and measurable impact in Northern Australia and the Asia Pacific. Access unique community connections, environments and partnerships. Be supported by committed and professional supervisors. Be part of the inclusive and down-to-earth Darwin community.

Apply by 31 October for Research Scholarships

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Be supervised by leading researchers

Find the right supervisor for you. They can help you develop your project outline and provide the support you'll need to successfully complete your degree.

 

Medical, Health and Nursing researchers

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RHEUMATIC FEVER AND TUBERCULOSIS
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TROPICAL AND EMERGING DISEASES
Heidi Smith-Vaughan
INDIGENOUS AND TROPICAL HEALTH
Jaquelyne Hughes
INDIGENOUS AND TROPICAL HEALTH
Dr Michael Binks
CHILD RESPIRATORY HEALTH
Kamala Thriemer
MALARIA ELIMINATION
Dr Benjamin Tan
INTEGRATIVE ONCOLOGY & EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE
 

Environmental Sciences researchers

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AQUATIC ECOLOGY
 
Christine-schlesinger
ARID ZONE CONSERVATION
Dr. Kamaljit Sangha
ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS
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ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY
Sam Banks
MOLECULAR ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION BIOLOGY
David Crook
MOVEMENTS AND BEHAVIOUR OF BARRAMUNDI
Natasha Stacey
NATURAL RESOURCES-BASED LIVELIHOODS
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TROPICAL ECOLOGY RESEARCH
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TROPICAL SAVANNA FIRE ECOLOGY
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TROPICAL SUSTAINABILITY

 

Professor Jenny Davis
FRESHWATER ECOLOGY RESEARCH
doctor penny wurm
ECOLOGY AND LIVELIHOODS

 

Engineering and Technology researchers

Rebecca Murray
3D METAL PRINTING
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BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
Erwin Chang
FIBER-OPTICS & PHOTONICS
Stefanija Klaric
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
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PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY
Jim Lee
WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY
 
Ali Rajabipour 3
 ASSET MANAGEMENT & NATURAL COMPOSITES
Dr Andrew Edwards
BUSHFIRE ANALYSIS
Bogdan Dlugogorski
MITIGATION OF FIRES AND EXPLOSIONS
Sina Vafi
ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING
David Young
MATERIALS CHEMISTRY
 

Social and Public Policy researchers

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INDIGENOUS RESEARCH
Judith Lovell
REALIST PHILOSOPHY AND CREATIVE INTERVENTIONS
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INDONESIAN HISTORY
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LANGUAGE MAINTENANCE AND REVITALISATION
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 POLITICAL SCIENCES
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POPULATION CHANGE
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SOCIETY AND PUBLIC POLICY
Barry-Judd
INDIGENOUS POLICY
Kerstin Zander
CLIMATE CHANGE ECONOMICS
Pascal Tramblay
SOCIETY AND PUBLIC POLICY
Ruth Wallace 2
INDIGENOUS FUTURES, ARTS AND SOCIETY
Vannessa Hearman 2
SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY AND POLITICS

Education researchers

Doctor Bea Staley
SPECIAL NEEDS AND INCLUSIVE EDUCATION
Birut Irena Zemits (1)
SUSTAINABILITY, VISUAL ART & CULTURE
Georgie Nutton
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
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 LITERARY STUDIES
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STUDENT CENTREDNESS
 
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RACE, RELIGION & RESPECT

Business and Law Researchers

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TOURISM, POLICY AND GOVERNANCE
David Low
SOCIAL MARKETING
David Price
PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW
Alan berman
HATE CRIMES AND HATE SPEECH
Steven Greenland
STRATEGY,  SUSTAINABILITY & INNOVATION
Indra Abeysekera
ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE

Humanitarian, Emergency and Disaster Management Researchers

Associate Professor Akhilesh Surjan
HUMANITARIAN, EMERGENCY AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Dr Jonatan Lassa
HUMANITARIAN, EMERGENCY AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT
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EMERGENCY & DISASTER MANAGEMENT

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