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Supervisors for LEBA Postgraduate Candidates

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Postgraduate candidates

If you are looking for a supervisor for a PhD or Master by Research or Coursework program, below are the lists of current supervisors, by disclipline area, who may be available to supervise your research.


SupervisorResearch areaContact
Dr Abhishek Shuklaabhishek.shukla@cdu.edu.au
Dr Aggie Wegneraggie.wegner@cdu.edu.au
Dr Bhanu BhatiaEconomicsbhanu.bhatia@cdu.edu.au
Dr Darius Pfitznerdarius.pfitzner@cdu.edu.au
Dr Hassan RkeinBusiness, Accountinghassan.rkein@cdu.edu.au
Dr John McLarenjohn.mclaren@cdu.edu.au
Dr John Politisjohn.politis@cdu.edu.au
Prof Kishor SharmaEconomics, Managementkishor.sharma@cdu.edu.au
Dr Laura RookHuman Resource Managementlaura.rook@cdu.edu.au
Dr Malliga Marimuthumalliga.marimuthu@cdu.edu.au
Dr Rabindra NepalEconomicsrabindra.nepal@cdu.edu.au
Dr Rajeev Sharmarajeev.sharma@cdu.edu.au
Associate Professor Ram Vemuriram.vemuri@cdu.edu.au
Dr Susan BandiasBusinesssusan.bandias@cdu.edu.au

Communications, digital media

Current HDR supervisors in the School of Creative Arts & Humanities


Current HDR superviors in the International Graduate Centre of Education

History, literary studies, creative writing

Current HDR supervisors in the School of Creative Arts & Humanities

Indigenous knowledges, public policy

supervisorresearch areacontact
Dr Curtis Romancurtis.roman@cdu.edu.au
Dr David Bennettdavid.bennett@cdu.edu.au
Mr Ganesh Koramannilganesh.koramannil@cdu.edu.au
Mr Greg Williamsgreg.williams@cdu.edu.au
Mrs Tracy Woodroffetracy.woodroffe@cdu.edu.au

Languages and cultures - Chinese, Greek and Hellenic, Indonesian and Asian

Current HDR supervisors in the School of Creative Arts & Humanities


SupervisorResearch areaContact
Dr Danial Kellydanial.kelly@cdu.edu.au
Prof David Pricedavid.price@cdu.edu.au
Ms Felicity Gerryfelicity.gerry@cdu.edu.au
Dr Jenny Ngjenny.ng@cdu.edu.au
Prof Les McCrimmonles.mccrimmon@cdu.edu.au
Prof Ned Aughtersonned.aughterson@cdu.edu.au

Northern and Central Australia

Research Themes in the Northern Institute:

  • Contemporary Indigenous knowledge and governance
  • Demography & growth planning
  • evaluation & knowledge impact
  • regional, economic & workforce development

Current information re HDR Supervisors in the Northern Institute.

Political science, philosophy, anthropolgy, sociology

Current HDR supervisors in the School of Creative Arts & Humanities

Visual arts, art history, music

Current HDR supervisors in the School of Creative Arts & Humanities

Postgraduate supervisors

The Office of Research and Innovation (ORI) has further information for HDR Supervisors.



For an application please complete the following form and submit to research.scholarships@cdu.edu.au.

A current CV must be provided with the application forms.



Supervisor training is conducted by ORI and information regarding workshops will be sent out via the research-supervisors emailing list.  If you have not been receiving information please contact research.degrees@cdu.edu.au.


HDR supervisors travel grant

Supervisors are eligible to apply for the Faculty travel grant. This travel grant is only applicable to supervisors with external students. It allows supervisors to travel to their students for meetings.

LEBA External HDR Student / Supervisor Travel Grant

This is to be accompanied by an appropriate completed Movement Request and, if applicable, DFAT memo and declaration for international travel:

Internal research grants

The Faculty of Law, Education, Business and Arts strives to provide quality support and services and excellence in research and research training across all its Schools, Institute and Centres. The Faculty is committed to grow a thriving and supportive culture of research and research training.

The small and medium grant application forms will be assessed each year. The forms may change year to year and an email will be sent to LEBA Staff when the next round of applications is open.

2017 Small and Medium Grant Application Round

2016 Small and Medium Grant Application Round

2015 Small and Medium Grant Application Round

For any questions please contact the LEBA Research Administration Officer: lebaresearch@cdu.edu.au

Conference travel

The Staff Conference Travel Support Scheme is intended to assist LEBA staff to present at conferences of significance to their discipline in order to provide tangible benefits for staff members themselves and for the School/Faculty/University. Further information and the application form can be found at Conference Support, LEBA Research.

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