I am constantly seeking outstanding researchers to undertake doctoral or honours projects to continue my goal of changing the way people think and act in education through rigorous and robust social scientific scholarship. Additionally, I welcome proposals from highly motivated and talented researchers who believe they have the potential to make a significant contribution to advancing scholarship as post-docs, research assistants, visiting sabbatical researchers and collaborators. Read the 2017 prospectus here.
Come and work with me …
Prospective staff and students are encouraged to apply for fellowships and studentship schemes in their country of origin, or from Australia, that would allow them to travel to Sydney and work with me. In this case, the project and topic of research will be negotiated between myself and the applicant, based on the applicant’s area of expertise and overlapping research area within my research program. I will assess the potential applicants before committing to support their application.
If I am to supervise and/or mentor someone, then I want to know that there is something in what they have to offer that I think is worthwhile and interesting AND that can contribute to and extend the work that I and colleagues already undertake. I’m looking for potential synergies and for ways in which the proposed research will contribute to the research networks and centre [or group] of which I’m part.
Therefore, if you are looking at applying for a doctorate / post-doc / honours with me, then it is expected that you articulate that there are these kinds of connections and you can only do this if you actually know what it is we do. Reading this webpage is a great start. So too is checking out my university webpage. Significantly, potential students should examine the publication list and current projects to gain a sense of the scope of my interests and expertise.
Why would you work elsewhere?
There is nothing quite like Australia. In every part of the country you will find unique experiences. Sydney is Australia’s true global city. Located on one of the world’s most stunning harbours, the city extends north and south of the harbour in a golden chain of easy-to-reach, inner city beaches. Not only is it a natural playground, but with its sense of style, outstanding sporting attractions and exuberant celebrations (e.g. New Year’s Eve and Australia Day), Sydney is one of the world’s greatest cities to live and work. Sydney is also a hub for research and training. With four institutions located in the top 400 in the World University Rankings. This makes Sydney one of the world’s best 18 cities for higher education.
The University of New South Wales is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities. Established in 1960, the School of Education, located in the John Goodsell Building on the Kensington campus, is widely recognised among peers and the broader community in Australia and internationally for its excellence in research and teaching.
Researchers interested in undertaking doctoral, masters, honours or post-doctoral projects should contact me to discuss projects of mutual interest.
UNSW assists researchers by providing many prestigious scholarships. These range from annual stipends, living allowances and coverage of tuition fee costs, as well as funding and supplements for travel. Further details can be found here.
Opportunities for Domestic candidates include:
Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)
University Postgraduate Award (UPA)
UNSW Research Excellence Awards (RE) – attached to an APA
Faculty top ups – attached to APA or UPA
Opportunities for International candidates include:
International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS)
University International Postgraduate Award (UIPA)
Tuition Fee Scholarship (TFS) plus a Research Stipend
UNSW/Home Country Joint Scholarships
I also welcome unfunded Higher Degree, including Honours, Researchers whose projects sit within the broad field of educational leadership, management and administration, especially projects mobilising social theory.
Apart from undertaking an Honours program, students can apply for the competitive Summer / Winter Taste of Research Scholarships. The successful applicants receive instruction in advanced research methodologies, receiving a stipend for work during the summer or winter uni-break. Applications for the Taste of Research Scholarships open in October and May each year. Contact me for further details.