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Research student support

Research Student Support Coordinators

The Research Student Support Coordinators assist candidates and supervisors with confirmation of candidature requirements, milestones, reporting, changing supervisors, policy and procedure support, referrals and general advice. Appointments or advice via Zoom or MS Teams, telephone or email is available. To contact your school’s coordinator, email

Research Advisers

Research Advisers help with the transition to research. The aim of this service is to support candidates in developing skills to effectively plan and carry out research, including: planning research projects and keeping on target; choice of methods and methodologies to suit research questions; research design; data management and analysis; interpreting, reporting and presenting findings; conceptual and theoretical issues in producing a final thesis. Appointments or advice via Zoom/ Teams, telephone or email is available. Our Research Advisers have also created excellent online qualitative and quantitative resources under the HDR Research Training and Workshop Canvas site.

For Qualitative Research, please contact:

Research Adviser (Qualitative)
Dr Neil Ferguson
Telephpne: (61 8) 6304 6047

For Quantitative Research, please contact:

Research Adviser (Quantitative)
Dr Chandra P. Salgado Kent
Telephone: (61 8) 6304 3705

HDR Communication Advisers

The HDR Communication Advisers help research candidates improve their ability to communicate their research. This is a key part of the journey to becoming independent researchers and is essential for both English speakers and candidates whose first language is not English. There are also free ‘English as an Additional Language’ workshops to support candidates from a Non-English speaking background. HDR Communication Advisers are available for one-to-one appointments in an online consultation. They can be contacted on

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