DISCOVER RESEARCH AT CQUNI
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.
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.
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.
The opportunities to learn and gain skills along the way are amazing at CQUniversity. I received some really valuable training that will stay with me for life. You have the chance to meet and engage with people from a range of disciplines which really widens your views in research.
A RHD at CQUni is more than just a qualification. The training and mentoring allows you to develop your career in research by helping you grow. You become a researcher that is able to make real change in the world.
My passion for environmental stewardship drove me to pursue a Masters in Natural Resources Management. This gave me the opportunity to work in environmental sustainability programs in the public sector, specifically on waste prevention and recycling programs.
I focused on finding a university with strong research outreach and credible supervisors; I found CQUniversity was the right place for my research.
I came to CQUniversity in 2012 looking for a new challenge. When I arrived, I was aware of its impressive reputation for community engagement and innovative, student-focused teaching. What I did not appreciate at the time was the great opportunity coming here has also provided in enabling me to expand my research portfolio.
CQUniversity is a fantastic place to do research. Much of the research has a strongly applied purpose that yields directly applicable, practical, real-life benefits to the community. This is a university whose research is of relevance to regional and rural Australia, engages local communities, collaborates with national industry and has global impact.
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.