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Experts deliver talks for postgrads

CDU’s Head of Creative Arts Professor Brian Mooney (centre) with speakers Dr Richard O’Brien (left) and Dr Alan Tapper CDU’s Head of Creative Arts Professor Brian Mooney (centre) with speakers Dr Richard O’Brien (left) and Dr Alan Tapper

Prominent international and interstate researchers have held a series of talks on analysis and research methods for postgraduate students at Charles Darwin University.

Researchers from Western Australia, Tasmania, Singapore and Ireland helped postgraduate students from the School of Creative Arts and Humanities understand advanced learning methods and introduced them to internationally significant topics.

Head of School Professor Brian Mooney said the talks and workshops addressed increasing demands for Creative Arts and Humanities students across Australia to apply sophisticated, qualitative research methods to their studies.

“It was a highly successful but demanding and intensive long weekend with over 30 participants attending,” Professor Mooney said.

“These events have addressed issues students need to consider when studying a postgraduate degree, on a national and international scale.”

Included at the events were human rights expert from Singapore Management University Dr Jiyoung Song, and maritime security expert from Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University Senior Fellow Euan Graham.

Ireland’s former Ambassador for countries including Australia and Indonesia, Dr Richard O’Brien, also presented, along with Tasmanian College of the Arts head Dr Marie Sierra, and Curtin University Senior Research Fellow Dr Alan Tapper.