We provide PhD research opportunities in the following areas. To kick-start your research endeavour it is worthwhile to start by making contact with potential supervisor(s) in the area(s) of your research interest.
- Belief Formation and its disorders - Associate Professor Robyn Langdon
- Language and its disorders - Professor Stephen Crain
- Memory and its disorders - Associate Professor Olivier Piguet
- Person Perception and its disorders - Professor Gillian Rhodes
- Reading and its disorders - Professor Anne Castles
The ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders regularly hosts seminars/ workshops/ conferences for HDR students. These workshops are discussion-oriented meetings on topics relevant to the work of the Centre, with local and overseas authorities presenting papers for discussion and allowing Centre students to interact with authorities in their fields of research.
PhD Application Process - Administering Organisation (Macquarie University only)
The following HDR application information is limited to the Macquarie Node, and does not represent UWA or UNSW procedures.
Email potential supervisors to see if your research interest is a good match for PhD study at Macquarie University. You can contact our HR / HDR Administrator, Lesley McKnight for more information.
Administering Organisation PhD application process
For general information on postgraduate studies, consult HDR Prospectus.
To apply, download and complete this form.
The Higher Degree Research Office is responsible for the processing of any application for candidacy. There are various deadlines for applications and they can be found on the HDRO website. Please ensure that you have obtained the appropriate application form well ahead of the due date if you are also applying for a scholarship (e.g. APA, E-IPRS, MQRES).
The research proposal is usually written in consultation with the potential supervisor and should be approximately 3,000 to 5,000 words.
HDRO will communicate directly with you on the outcome of your application.
Scholarships and Funding
The following information about scholarships is limited to MQ, and does not represent UWA or UNSW procedures.
This Centre of Excellence provides a focus for undertaking a multidisciplinary PhD from a wide range of backgrounds including Psychology, Linguistics, Speech Pathology, Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology, Philosophy, Audiology, Artificial Intelligence and Experimental Phonetics/ Laboratory Phonology. Students interested in completing their PhD program at ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders can apply for scholarships.
For current scholarship information, at Macquarie University please visit the Macquarie University Higher Degree Research Office website. There are Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarships (MQRES) available which fund both domestic and international Higher Degree Research PhD scholarships. These PhD scholarships are made available to fund postgraduate PhD students of exceptional research promise as they undertake their postgraduate research in the University's identified concentrations of research excellence. The individual letter of offer will confirm what is included in the offer package, but as a guide successful applicants may receive living and other allowances, and for international students, overseas health cover and tuition fees. Domestic applicants would have access to research training scheme (RTS) placement for their tuition funding. Applicants must provide evidence of high Australian first class honours or equivalent research qualifications/background.
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