Each year the Melbourne Social Equity Institute gives Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarships and other scholarships to students whose interest in social equity issues aligns closely to our research agenda. Recipients of an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship are given automatic entry into our doctoral academy once they have completed confirmation.
Students currently undertaking their PhD aligned to the Institute are listed below.
Project: Sustainability vs profitability: locating stakeholders of Australian disability services in the individual support package model
Supervisors: Prof Lynette Joubert, Department of Social Work & A/Prof Helen Dickinson, Melbourne School of Government
Project: From the Convention to the courts: Sexual orientation-based refugee law in Australia
Supervisors: Prof Michelle Foster, Melbourne Law School & A/Prof Sarah Maddison, School of Social and Political Sciences
Project: How do women with disability in the Philippines understand and experience participatory research practice?
Supervisors: Dr Cathy Vaughan, Gender and Women’s Health Unit & Prof Marilys Guillemin, Centre for Health Equity
Project: Social impact of technology: digital social innovation in Australia
Supervisors: Prof Helen Sullivan, Melbourne School of Government & Dr Sarah Bice, Melbourne School of Government
Project: Parenting after a disaster: experiences since Black Saturday
Supervisors: Prof Louise Harms, Department of Social Work, A/Prof Lisa Gibbs, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health and Dr David Rose, Department of Social Work
Project: Embedding the voices of children and young people in the development of programs for violent fathers
Supervisor: Prof Cathy Humphreys, Department of Social Work
Project: Understanding emotional distress and help-seeking in young people from a migrant background in Australia using photo-elicitation interviews
Supervisor: Dr Victoria Palmer, General Practice
Project: Disability, Law, and All that Romance: A Cross-disciplinary Approach to Equality Rights for People with Disabilities
Supervisors: Dr Eddie Paterson, School of Culture and Communication, Prof Bernadette McSherry, Melbourne Social Equity Institute and Prof Beth Gaze, Melbourne Law School.
Project: Gender equity, social transformations and education
Supervisors: Prof Julie McLeod, Melbourne Graduate School of Education
Project: Transforming Housing; Affordable Housing for all
Supervisors: Professor Carolyn Whitzman, Melbourne School of Design
Project: Sexually abusive behaviour by young people: supporting Victoria's prevention response
Supervisors: Prof Cathy Humphreys, Department of Social Work & Dr Bridget Hamilton, School of Nursing
Project: Linking in and grooving out: The use of music to address social connectedness for young people with disability transitioning between school and adult services
Supervisors: Prof Katrina Skewes-McFerran, National Music Therapy Research Unit & Dr Nick Hagiliassis, Scope Victoria
Project: What are the existing models of mental health care for women with disability who have experienced sexual violence?
Supervisor: Prof Kelsey Hegarty, Department of General Practice
Project: Engaging new fathers: learning from Baby Makes 3
Supervisors: Prof Kelsey Hegarty, General Practice & Prof Cathy Humphreys, Department of Social Work
Project: Mental health & wellbeing of people who are deaf-blind
Supervisors: Prof Keith McVilly, Disability Research Initiative
Project: Model laws and guidelines to regulate the use of chemical restraint on persons with disabilities
Supervisors: Prof Bernadette McSherry, Melbourne Social Equity Institute, Prof John Tobin, Melbourne Law School and Dr Lisa Brophy, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Project: Reproductive health and contraceptive needs of migrants from Burma: practitioner and patient perspectives in the Australian context
Supervisors: A/Prof Meredith Temple-Smith, General Practice; A/Prof Lena Sanci, General Practice & Dr Lester Mascarenhas, General Practice
Project: Enabling sociospatial justice: an integrated local planning approach to addressing the disability-gender violence nexus
Supervisors: Prof Carolyn Whitzman, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning & Dr Cathy Vaughan, Gender and Women's Health Unit