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Finding 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.

Explore the profiles of University of Canberra academic researchers:

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

If your passion lies in:

  • Built Environment and Architecture
  • Building and Construction Management
  • Creative and Cultural Industries
  • Communication and Media
  • Creative Production
  • Creative Writing
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Design
  • Global Studies & International Development

contact the Arts and Design Faculty representative:

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 Eleni Petraki is the Faculty of Education Associate Dean Research - Higher Degrees by Research.


If you plan to make an impact in:

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

contact the Faculty HDR Convenor:

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
  • Optometry and Vision Science

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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