Professional development, teacher change and student outcomes

Closing Date: 30 June 2018

PhD Scholarship

An opportunity for PhD candidates in Education to contribute to a significant program of work, while undertaking substantial research training in a dynamic and collegial research environment.

Professional Development

The Teachers and Teaching Research Centre (TTRC), under the leadership of Laureate Professor Jenny Gore, will soon be embarking on a major program of research investigating the efficacy, complexity and sustainability of teacher change. Several PhD scholarships are available in connection with this work. Building on earlier studies, including randomised controlled trials (RCTs), the research will involve a range of methodologies and theoretical perspectives. Within this program of research, possible PhD focus areas include:

  • Improving teaching practice
  • Impact on student achievement
  • Teacher identity
  • Scaling of educational innovation
  • Implementation science
  • Digital technologies
  • School culture
  • Leadership and school change

PhD Scholarship details

3.5 years

Supervisor: Laureate Professor Jenny Gore and colleagues in TTRC

Available to: Domestic

Eligibility Criteria


  • GPA 5.7 or higher
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Capacity to work well with and contribute to a team


  • Experience working in collaborative environments
  • Prior research experience

Application Procedure

Interested applicants should send an email expressing their interest, including scanned copies of their academic transcripts, CV, a brief statement of their research interests and a sample of recent academic writing, to by 30 June 2018 at 5pm.

Applications Close 30 June 2018

Contact Laureate Professor Jenny Gore
Phone +61 2 4921 6709

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