PhD Scholarship in Exploring Parents’ Participation and Legal Representation in Child Protection Proceedings in the NSW Children's Court

at University of Newcastle

This opportunity will interest applicants who want to conduct a socio-legal study of child protection law, contributing to interdisciplinary research of Dr Nicola Ross, Principal supervisor (child protection, family law) A/Prof John Anderson (criminal law, evidence) Dr Kcasey McLoughlin (feminist legal theory) and Prof Tania Sourdin (justice innovation).

The successful applicant will work with their supervisors to develop a research topic that contributes to a better understanding of the experiences of parents in the Children’s Court and of their legal representation.

The research will enhance optimal outcomes for children, parents, and the smooth operation of the child protection system. Dr Nicola Ross has recently received associated funding for a collaboration to support a parents’ peer support project in Newcastle.

Closing Date: 30 September 2018

Eligibility Criteria

We are seeking an outstanding candidate with an undergraduate Honours degree or a research masters in Law, social work, public policy or in a related discipline. Scholarship applicants must be eligible for acceptance by the University of Newcastle into the PhD program, and must be citizens or permanent residents of Australia.

The successful candidate must be able to commence their PhD before 30 November 2018.

Scholarship Details

$27,082 per annum (2018 rate) indexed annually. The living allowance scholarship is for 3.5 years and the tuition fee scholarship is for four years. Scholarships also include up to $1,500 relocation allowance, if applicable.

How to Apply for this job

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 proposal that specifically links them to the research project, to by 30 September 2018 at 5pm.

Newcastle New South Wales Australia

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