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 education researchers who are experts in their fields. A PhD or Masters opportunity with REDI will provide you with access to education 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.

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HDR scholarship opportunities

HDR Scholarship – Youth Side-Hustles

A PhD scholarship is available to work on an Australian Research Council-funded project exploring youth ‘side-hustles’. The project explores young people who pursue employment-adjacent entrepreneurial activities, i.e. those who have both a job and a ‘side-hustle’.

Applications will remain open until a candidate has been appointed.

HDR Scholarship – Student climate justice activism

A PhD scholarship is available to initiate and conduct research on the topic ‘Student climate justice activism’.

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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Associate Professor Glenn Auld

Senior Lecturer in Education (Language and Literacy Education)

Dr Rosalyn (Ros) Black

Senior Lecturer of Education (Humanities, Societies And Environments)

Deakin Distinguished Professor Jill Blackmore AM FASSA

Professor of Education

Deakin Distinguished Professor David Boud

Co-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

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

Dr Seamus Delaney

Senior Lecturer, Science Education

Dr David Farrugia

ARC Future Fellow

Associate Professor Radhika Gorur

Associate Professor of Education (Pedagogy and Curriculum)

Professor Linda Hobbs

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

Senior Lecturer, Education (Inclusive Education)

Dr Eve Mayes


Dr Trevor McCandless

Research Fellow

Associate Professor Lucinda McKnight


Dr Tebeje Molla

ARC Future Fellow

Professor Amanda Mooney

Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning

Deakin Distinguished Professor Julianne Moss


Professor Andrea Nolan

Professor In Education (Early Childhood)

Professor Joanne O’Mara

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 (CRADLE)

Professor Ly Tran

Professor of Education

Deakin Distinguished 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)