Study with us

A PhD or Masters opportunity with REDI will provide you with access to research in a supportive and exciting environment. 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.

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:

  • Check if you satisfy the eligibility criteria to apply for a scholarship.
  • Choose a research topic from one our research priority areas or search the list of current projects.
  • Search for 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.

HDR scholarship opportunities

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.

Contact our HDR coordinators

Our HDR coordinators will be happy to help you with any enquiries you might have regarding studying at REDI, choosing a discipline or finding a supervisor.

HDR Coordinator
Associate Professor Andrew Skourdoumbis
+61 3 9244 6673
Email: Dr Skourdoumbis

HDR Coordinator
Dr Trace Ollis
+61 3 5227 1489
Email Dr Trace Ollis


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.

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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Associate Professor Rola Ajjawi

Associate Professor (Research)

Dr 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)

Dr Jill Brown

Senior Lecturer, Maths Education

Professor Coral Campbell

Professor of Education (Science 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)

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

Associate Professor Julianne Lynch

Associate Professor of Education (Pedagogy and Curriculum)

Dr Genee Marks

Lecturer, Education (Inclusive Education)

Dr Lucinda McKnight


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

Senior Lecturer, Education (Language and Literacy 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)

Dr Ben Whitburn

Senior Lecturer in Education (Inclusive Education)

Dr Peta White

Senior Lecturer, Education (Science Education)

Dr Lihua Xu

Senior Lecturer, Education (Science Education)