Find a Supervisor

All Master of Research (MRes), Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) applicants are expected to discuss their proposed research topic with a suitable research supervisor before they submit an application. As a research candidate, finding the right supervisors for your project is crucial to your success.

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 (see links below).
  • Search the Staff Profiles Directory(opens in a new window) by keyword.

If you find a potential supervisor, you should send them an email introducing yourself, describing your experience and area of interest, and explaining why you would like to work with them on a research project.

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

HDR Directors

School and Research Institute HDR Directors (or equivalent)

Research Institute

Contact

Hawkesbury Institute for the
Environment
Associate Professor Markus Riegler
hieinfo@westernsydney.edu.au
Institute for Culture and Society Associate Professor Megan Watkins
m.watkins@westernsydney.edu.au
The MARCS Institute Dr Paul Breen
marcs.hdr@westernsydney.edu.au

School

Contact

School of Business Associate Professor Meg Smith
business.research@westernsydney.edu.au
School of Computing, Engineering
and Mathematics
Associate Professor Dongmo Zhang
SCEM-HDR@westernsydney.edu.au
School of Education Dr Brenda Dobia
b.dobia@westernsydney.edu.au
School of Humanities and
Communication Arts
Dr Matt McGuire
m.mcguire@westernsydney.edu.au
School of Law Dr Luke Beck
Law.Research@westernsydney.edu.au
School of Medicine Dr David Mahns
HDR_SOM@westernsydney.edu.au
School of Nursing and Midwifery Professor Hannah Dahlen
research_sonm@westernsydney.edu.au
School of Science and Health Dr Graham Jones
HDR_ssh@westernsydney.edu.au
School of Social Sciences and
Psychology
Professor Adam Possamai
ssap-hdr@westernsydney.edu.au