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At CQUniversity we pride ourselves not only on delivering outstanding research outcomes, but on welcoming students to be a part of a research community where you can share in knowledge, techniques, skills and experience.

At CQUni the support offered by our supervisors is second-to-none, meaning you won’t be alone on your research journey but will have strong guidance to help you develop and achieve success. Be inspired and discover the stories of just some of the world-class researchers and students involved in our Research Higher Degree program.

Get to know Bruce

Learning, Equity, Access and Participation – Bruce Knight

Throughout my career, I’ve been involved in identifying, programming for and teaching students with special needs (including gifted students).

CQUniversity undertakes high impact applied research that leads to sustainable benefits in the education and employment arenas for people from diverse backgrounds.

Get to know Chris

Psychology and Cognitive Sciences – Chris Crawford

Most of my career as a psychologist has primarily been in the fields of community counselling and community mental health. My PhD focuses on how outcome measures can best be used as indicators for positive outcomes for mental health consumers.

Research at CQUniversity usually has a practical focus on improving the lives of individuals or improving the effectiveness of programs and interventions. We have a very active research community, and I chose to do my research here because it’s well known for providing excellent support to RHD students.

Get to know Kristina

Environmental systems – Kristina Jorgensen

My actual interest in conservation began by accident while watching a koala documentary on Danish TV one Sunday afternoon which featured my supervisor, Dr Alistair Melzer – the ‘koala expert’. CQUniversity’s affiliation with many interesting researchers, plus a love for all animals, great and small, is what drew me to studying biology here.

CQUniversity is affiliated with so many amazing researchers, all with their very own specific niche of research areas, allowing students to explore their own limits and broaden their knowledge.

Get to know Silke

Psychology and Cognitive Sciences / Public Health and Health Services – Silke Meyer

I started out as a social worker in Germany, working with at-risk children, young people and families. I now teach as part of a fabulous team in an innovative area of postgraduate studies that was the first of its kind in Australia when it started in 2016.

CQUniversity offers access to a great range of research staff and excellent research training. When it comes to Domestic and Family Violence-related research, CQUniversity is the place to be.

Get to know Nicholas

Agricultural Systems – Nicholas Anderson

I worked on a mango farm during my first-year visa trying to figure out how best to forecast mango harvest maturity. I never suspected for a moment that it might become my career path, but that’s exactly what happened.

CQUniversity sets itself apart from other universities by attempting to implement methodologies or technologies developed by our research immediately.

Get to know Kerry

Nursing Workforce, Education and Health-Service Delivery – Kerry Reid-Searl

The best thing about doing research in Nursing Workforce, Education and Health-Service Delivery at CQUniversity is the high-calibre staff. From the start, you’ll get the sense that everyone working with and supporting you is offering the greatest opportunity for personal success.

CQUniversity has allowed me to be creative and innovative in my approach to nursing education.

With a strong research reputation in innovative teaching practices, simulation, mental health and patient safety, I believe that undertaking a PhD at CQUniversity offers you that extra edge which has the potential of opening doors in your career pathway.