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Find a Supervisor

Finding the right supervisor is hugely important to the success of your research degree because you will be spending a lot of time working closely with them.  The University of Canberra works to pair you with the right supervisor to make your higher degree candidature with us as smooth and productive as possible.  

Contacting our faculties and research institutes directly will put you on track with starting your higher degree.

If your passion lies in:

  • Architecture
  • Communication and Media
  • Creative Production
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Design
  • International Studies

contact the Arts and Design Faculty Representative Debra Hippisley

on (02) 6201 2972.

If you want to make a difference in:

  • Accounting, Banking and Finance
  • Economics
  • Government
  • Information Systems
  • Management and Marketing (including Tourism)
  • Urban & Regional Planning

please be in touch with the Business, Government & Law Faculty Representatives:

Important to know

You do not need to make contact with potential supervisors for this Faculty. We will source supervisors once you submit your complete application.

The diversity of educational research in the Faculty includes an array of projects related to:

  • school teaching
  • teacher education
  • educational policy
  • tertiary teaching and learning
  • teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL)
  • teacher professional development
  • inclusive education and
  • community education and development

Prof Robert Fitzgerald is the Faculty of Education research course contact.

Email: or phone: 02 6201 2513

If you plan to make an impact in:

  • Environmental Science
  • Forensic Science
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Maths and Statistics
  • Software Engineering

Contact the Faculty research representative Dr Michelle Gahan on (02) 6201 2079.

To further your studies in:

  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Physical Health, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Psychology and Counselling
  • Environmental Health
  • Public Health
  • Higher Performance Sport and Exercise
  • Physical Literacy and Activity
  • Sport Design and Technology
  • Sport and Exercise Medicine
  • Health and wellbeing throughout the lifespan
  • Biomedical discovery for disease prevention and treatment
  • Healthcare systems and health services research
  • Technology for improved health and well-being

Dr Janie Busby Grant is the representative for the Faculty of Health, the Research Institute for Sport and Exercise and the Health Research Institute.

If your calling is:

  • Ecology
  • Environmental Earth Sciences

be in touch with the Institute for Applied Ecology representative, Dr Bernd Gruber on (02) 6206 3804.

If you want to more fully explore:

  • Social, Economic and Business Microdata
  • Microsimulation Modelling
  • Public policy
  • Public administration
  • Citizen engagement and participation

contact the Institute for Governance And Policy Analysis representative Dr Lain Dare on (02) 6201 5580.

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