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

You can contact the Business, Government & Law Faculty representatives at

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

Associate Professor Deborah Pino-Pasternak is the Faculty of Education HDR Convenor.


If you plan to make an impact in:

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

contact the Faculty HDR Convenor:

If your calling is:

  • Ecology
  • Environmental Earth Sciences

be in touch with the Institute for Applied Ecology HDR Convenor, Dr Bernd Gruber:

To further your studies in:

  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Physical Health, Physiotherapy, Exercise and Physical Activity
  • Environmental Physiology
  • Active brain
  • Exercise epigenetics
  • Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology
  • Pharmacy
  • Psychology and Counselling
  • Environmental Health
  • Public Health
  • Higher Performance Sport and Exercise
  • Physical Literacy and Activity
  • Sport and Exercise Medicine
  • Health and wellbeing throughout the lifespan
  • Healthcare systems and health services research
  • Technology for improved health and well-being

The Faculty of Health is host to the Health Research Institute (HRI) and Research Institute for Sport and Exercise (UCRISE)

A/Prof Wayne Spratford is the HDR Convenor for the Faculty of Health


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