Find a Supervisor

Master of Research (MRes), Master of Philosophy (MPhil), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and other research degree applicants are required to discuss their proposed research project with a suitable research supervisor prior to submitting an application.

As a potential applicant, finding the right supervisors for your project is an important first step in a successful research candidature.

To find a supervisor who matches your research interests, you should try a combination of the following methods:

  • Visit the School or Institute research pages and look for researchers in your area of interest.
  • Search the Staff Profiles Directory by keyword.

If you identify a potential supervisor, you should send them an email introducing yourself, describing your previous qualifications and experience, outlining your area of interest, and providing a short explanation about why you would like to work with them on a research project.

If you are finding it difficult to identify a supervisor, you should email the Higher Degree Research (HDR) Director in a relevant School or Institute. The HDR Director may be able to direct you to a potential supervisor or research project.

Western Sydney University supervisors and current PhD candidates talk about what they think is important to consider when choosing a supervisor.

School and Research Institute HDR Directors (or equivalent)

Research Institutes

Professor Labao Wang
labao.wang@westernsydney.edu.au

Associate Professor Markus Riegler
hieinfo@westernsydney.edu.au

Associate Professor Megan Watkins
m.watkins@westernsydney.edu.au

Dr Elizabeth Conroy
e.conroy@westernsydney.edu.au
 

Schools

Associate Professor TerrySloan
business.research@westernsydney.edu.au

Associate Professor Dongmo Zhang
SCEM-HDR@westernsydney.edu.au

Dr Chwee Beng Lee
chwee.lee@westernsydney.edu.au

Associate Professor Mourad Tayebi
HDR-SOM@westernsydney.edu.au

Professor Hannah Dahlen
research_sonm@westernsydney.edu.au

Professor Adam Possamai
ssap-hdr@westernsydney.edu.au