RHD Supervision is a overview of the University of Newcastle resources for research higher degree supervisors and rhd postgraduate students

Research Advantage

About research supervision

Supervising PhD and Research Masters candidates is one of the most significant and intensive teaching and mentoring experiences available to a researcher.

Supervisors need to be across the many procedures and practices within the university as well as national policies concerning doctoral education.

Workshop Series

The Office of Graduate Studies and Organisational Development work together to provide workshops to support supervisors with current, empirically grounded information and access to best practice.

Find out more about the Supervisor Workshops Series.

Support Materials

There is now significant international literature on research training, supervision as well as, national and international networks of researchers in the field.

The national body, The Council of Deans and Directors of Graduate Studies in Australia (DDOGS) produce policy and position papers, that also can be used to guide supervision practice.

The University also subscribes to fIRST - for Improving Research Supervision and Training established in 2000 to provide resources for supervisors and research students across Australia and NZ.

Find a Supervisor

The Find a Supervisor tool allows students to search for a potential supervisor. Prospective PhD and Research Masters applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with academics in their chosen field prior to submitting an application for admission.

The tool draws information from your researcher profile. For assistance with creating your profile contact rps@newcastle.edu.au.

Find a Student

You can alert potential students to research project opportunities that are available both with and without a scholarship by completing this form.