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Higher Degree by Research
  • The location of CDU makes us the ideal university for research into Indigenous populations and tropical illnesses.

    For over 30 years, improving the health and wellbeing of Indigenous populations has been the dedicated work of Menzies School of Health Research, one of Australia’s leading medical research institutes.

    Located on the CDU campus, Menzies is also a global leader in researching tropical illnesses and the effects of the tropics on child health and development.

    “Our goal at Menzies is to address the health inequalities between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous Australians. We do this through meaningful research in partnership with the community,” said Heather D’Antoine, Associate Director, Aboriginal Programs.

    To find the latest research opportunities with Menzies please go to their website for honours, Masters and PhD projects, or download the handbook by clicking here.

  • The College of Nursing and Midwifery offers research expertise in midwifery and women's health, birthing on country, primary health care, mental health, cancer and chronic conditions. The College’s strategic plan has prioritised its research engagement in strengthening the College’s major research foci, research impacts, and research support environment. The College has been engaging in high impact research outcomes that make a difference in the lives of people in the Northern Territory, Australia and internationally.  The team has a strong track record, with more than 20 currently funded projects and many national and international collaborations.

    The Chronic Disease, Cancer and Ageing Research Group (CCARG) leads innovative research to improve supportive care outcomes for people with cancer, chronic illnesses, and age-related degenerative conditions. The research programmes of CCARG are centred on empirical development and evaluation of nurse-led and evidence -based non-pharmacological interventions that can be transferred quickly into practice to help alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life in people affected by cancer, chronic illnesses, and other life-limiting conditions.

    The Mental Health Care Research Group (MHCRG) leads and participates in studies that address the mental health of people experiencing severe mental illness, social adversities and those with comorbid physical/mental health care needs. Our main research focus is on developing and testing easily accessible psychosocial treatments for young people, marginalised groups and those experiencing psychosis, psychological trauma and multi-morbidities.

    To find the latest research programs and opportunities with the College of Nursing and Midwifery please go to

  • The College of Health and Human Sciences offers research opportunities across a range health disciplines, including psychology, social work, health sciences, sports and exercise science, nutrition, occupational therapy and biomedical science.

    Located in Australia’s Top End we are uniquely positioned to explore issues of national and regional importance such as Indigenous health, community resilience, disaster preparedness, allied health and mental health.

    We are committed to develop evidence-based strategies for building more resilient communities.

I can't find a supervisor who matches my research interest. What can I do?

If you've been unable to find a supervisor from the list above, you can use the researchers portal to find researchers from related fields.

  • Use one or two keywords to narrow down the list of researchers.
  • Each research profile will indicate if the researcher has the capacity to supervise.

Once you've found a suitable supervisor, you can contact them using the CDU directory.

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