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Research students

The ITRC provides an exciting and rewarding research experience for Higher Degree by Research students, early and mid-career researchers, research fellows and our collaborating partners.

Our researchers work with Indigenous, migrant, refugee and international student communities to develop meaningful, useful and culturally responsive outcomes, collaborate with world leaders in their discipline, and help people flourish in their lives.

The ITRC includes domestic and international Higher Degree by Research students. If you would like to be part of this dynamic and stimulating environment then please contact us.

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To assist in your search for a supervisor, use the Research Supervisors search tool to identify potential people that may align with your research interests.

Send a copy of your resume or CV, a brief summary of your work experience history, and research interests to your potential supervisor.

If you are unsure of which academic to approach feel free to contact us by email with your resume or CV, a short statement about you and the ITRC Directors will consider mentors who may be available to support your research aspirations.


Explore scholarships available (filter by study level Postgraduate - research).

Our Students

Student Academic Program Project Title Year/s Institution/s Supervisors
Annette Dupont Doctor of Philosophy Subjectivities in postcolonial Kuwaiti fiction: A Foucauldian discourse analysis. 2018-2025 UniSC Australia Prof Catherine Manathunga, Dr Paul Williams 
Robyn Fox Master of Education (Research) Ecological literacy and sustainable practices in School-Based Outdoor Education Programs in Australia 2020-2024 UniSC Australia Dr Glyn Thomas, Professor Catherine Manathunga
Kristy Farrelly Doctor of Philosophy Power and control in Australian education and the role of neoliberalism 2019-2028 UniSC Australia Professor Catherine Manathunga, Dr Ashley Pearson
Justine Grogan Doctor of Philosophy Indigenous Studies in curriculum development and pedagogical delivery of content in education 2016 - 2022 UniSC Australia Professor Jen Carter and Professor Maria Raciti
Mengjiao Wang Doctor of Philosophy The Experiences of Culturally-diverse Music Teachers in Australian Schools 2022 - 2025 UniSC Australia Dr Rachael Dwyer, Professor Catherine Manathunga, Professor Maria Raciti, Dr Jing Qi