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Our Graduate Research School offers services and support to Research Master and Doctoral candidates, their supervisors and their schools.

We aim to enhance the quality of the research experience and culture at ECU by providing face-to-face and online training, seminars, academic events and social activities. We also promote high quality in research training through clear policies, procedures, information and support processes.

Our services

We support higher degree researchers by providing training, resources, peer-to-peer support, networking opportunities and social events to honours, masters and doctoral candidates and their supervisors.

We promote high quality in research programs and outcomes through the development of sound policies and procedures and information. We also foster good practice in supervision through the provision of training and compliance procedures for supervisory staff.

Our key service areas include;

  • research student support
  • research training and resources
  • SOAR Centre

News & events

Dr Greg Maguire

An interview with Research Writing Consultant Dr Greg Maguire

Friday, 25 November 2016

On the eve of his retirement, we took the opportunity to find out about Dr Greg Maguire’s journey to ECU and his plans for the future.


New principal supervisors on a new pathway

Friday, 25 November 2016

PSAP is a new pathway for HDR supervisors who have not yet obtained a full HDR completion as associate supervisor.  Doing the year-long program offers them a different way to skill up for accreditation.

Professor Mel Ziman

Reach for the stars: Supporting women in research

Friday, 23 September 2016

Professor Mel Ziman shared a very personal story at the launch of this year's Research Week which focused on the barriers that women face when they focus on a career in the sciences.

Student testimonials

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“Experiencing this unique opportunity to study and at the same time helping cancer patients through exercise has been incredible and very fulfilling.”

Favil Singh

Doctor of Philosophy (Sports Science) student

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“Research was one of the things I heard about, but never seriously considered going into.”

Christina Ballico

PhD student

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“I was very impressed with the quality and quantity of the research performed at ECU and the facilities and equipment are fantastic.”

Luis Penailillo

Sport and Exercise Science PhD student


Graduate Research School
Joondalup Campus

Building 34, Level 3
270 Joondalup Drive
Joondalup WA 6027
Telephone: (08) 6304 2628

Graduate Research School
Mount Lawley Campus

Building 3, Room 3.117
2 Bradford Street
Mount Lawley WA 6050
Telephone: (08) 9370 6515

International: (61 8) 6304 2628

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