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
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.
$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.