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Research and Innovation

Social and public policy supervisors

Higher Degree by Research

The Northern Institute at CDU is a hub for research expertise and leadership and our researchers are recognised as leaders in their fields.

Our research aims to understand regional development and provide strong evidence for policy development and capacity building, responding to the needs of governments and communities.

Our capacity is developed through the involvement of PhD and Master by Research students who can examine issues deeply when partnering with stakeholders.

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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