Study with us

REDI fosters a vibrant research environment that supports excellence, innovation and collaboration. We’re searching for bright minds to work with our teams of researchers who are experts in their fields. A PhD or Masters opportunity with REDI will provide you with access to research in a supportive and exciting environment.

If you’re interested in pursuing a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) with REDI, you’ll need to align your research proposal with one of our research priority areas. Here’s how it works:

  • Choose a research topic from one our research priority areas or search the list of current projects.
  • Find a supervisor in the list below, then contact one or more that match your research interests to discuss your research proposal.
  • Complete the Faculty of Arts and Education expression of interest form – EOI form. This form is not a formal application for a Higher Degree by Research. An ‘Invitation to Apply’ will be required from the Faculty to progress to the formal application stage. There is no deadline for submission of this form.

Find out more about Deakin’s HDR process.


PhD story

Dr Saeed Salimpour’s PhD thesis, Visualising the Cosmos – Teaching Cosmology in High School in the era of Big Data, involved investigating innovative approaches to teaching and learning cosmology in high schools. Read Saeed’s story.

HDR scholarship opportunities

HDR Scholarship – Young Workers and Post-Industrial Citizenship

Two PhD scholarships are offered as part of a wider program of Australian Research Council funded research that explores the experiences of young workers in relation to questions of political participation and employment precarity. This program of work is led by Dr David Farrugia and is exploring issues connected with identity, skills and productivity, and labour practices, all in relation to the role of young workers in public life.
Applications close 5pm, Monday 2 October 2023.

HDR Scholarship – Student climate justice activism

A PhD scholarship is available to initiate and conduct research on the topic ‘Student climate justice activism’.
Applications close 5pm, Thursday 31 August 2023.

ARC Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child

Three PhD scholarships are available to initiate and conduct research within the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child.
Applications will remain open until a candidate has been appointed.

HDR Coordinator

Dr Trent Brown
+61 3 924 45105
Email Dr Trent Brown

Find a supervisor

We have more than 30 research degree supervisors to choose from at REDI. You can use the search below to find the right supervisor for you. You can contact supervisors directly to discuss your research.



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Professor Rola Ajjawi

Professor (Research)

Associate Professor Glenn Auld

Senior Lecturer in Education (Language and Literacy Education)

Dr Rosalyn (Ros) Black

Senior Lecturer of Education (Humanities, Societies And Environments)

Alfred Deakin Professor Jill Blackmore AM FASSA

Professor of Education

Alfred Deakin Professor David Boud

Director, Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE)

Associate Professor Jill Brown

Senior Lecturer, Maths Education

Dr Claire Charles

Senior Lecturer In Education (Pedagogy and Curriculum)

Associate Professor Tim Corcoran

Associate Professor, Education (Inclusive Education)

Professor Phillip Dawson

Associate Director, Centre For Research In Assessment And Digital Learning (CRADLE)

Dr David Farrugia

ARC Future Fellow

Associate Professor Radhika Gorur

Associate Professor of Education (Pedagogy and Curriculum)

Associate Professor Linda Hobbs

Associate Professor of Education (Science Education)

Professor Amanda Keddie

Chair in Education

Professor Peter Kelly

Professor of Education

Associate Professor Julianne Lynch

Associate Professor of Education (Pedagogy and Curriculum)

Dr Genée Marks

Lecturer, Education (Inclusive Education)

Dr Eve Mayes


Dr Trevor McCandless

Research Fellow

Dr Lucinda McKnight


Dr Tebeje Molla

ARC Future Fellow

Associate Professor Amanda Mooney

Associate Head of School, Teaching and Learning

Alfred Deakin Professor Julianne Moss


Professor Andrea Nolan

Professor In Education (Early Childhood)

Associate Professor Joanne O’Mara

Associate Professor of Education (Language and Literature)

Associate Professor Trace Ollis

Associate Professor of Education (Applied Learning, Vocational Education & Training)

Professor Louise Paatsch

Deputy Director

Dr Luci Pangrazio


Dr Emma Rowe


Dr Carly Sawatzki

Senior Lecturer in Education (Maths Education)

Associate Professor Andrew Skourdoumbis

Associate Professor, Education (Pedagogy And Curriculum)

Dr Joanna Tai

Senior Research Fellow

Professor Ly Tran

Professor of Education

Alfred Deakin Professor Russell Tytler FASSA

Chair In Science Education

Associate Professor Michiko Weinmann

Associate Professor (Languages Education)

Associate Professor Peta White

Associate Professor, Education (Science Education)

Dr Lihua Xu

Senior Lecturer, Education (Science Education)