QUT Centre for Justice PhD scholarship

QUT Centre for Justice Director Professor Melissa Bull announces support for new PhD students interested in pursuing social justice research.

QUT Centre for Justice conducts transdisciplinary research that focuses on finding solutions to social injustice, regardless of social status or geo-political spatial location in a globalised world. A key aim of the Centre is to empower and enable citizens, consumers and communities by improving opportunities for health and well-being, enhancing the inclusiveness of work and education and widening access to justice.

QUT Centre for Justice has real world impact across three programs of research: Access to Justice, Technologies of Justice and Ecologies of Justice.

‘Our research makes a difference. It shapes legislation, policy and practice, and influences social change. This might be in relation to preventing gender violence, for example, or social inclusion of people with disabilities, or how technology can help or hinder the delivery of justice,’ said Professor Melissa Bull.

The new scholarships will assist with covering living costs. “Financial support can make all the difference when it comes to being able to devote time to research,” said Professor Melissa Bull. Successful applicants must be able to enrol and commence by 1 September 2020. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the scholarship is restricted to prospective students currently based in Australia.

“Our high-impact research makes QUT Centre for Justice a leader in delivering interdisciplinary solutions to enduring problems. It’s an exciting environment for HDR students who get to work in a supportive environment with world class researchers,” said Professor Melissa Bull.

QUT Centre for Justice currently has projects available in the areas of Peace and Youth Advocacy, Technology and Crime, Technology and Digital Justice and Domestic and Family Violence, however applications for research in other areas is encouraged and will be considered.

QUT Centre for Justice members have recently been successful in receiving two ARC Linkage Grants in the areas of gender equality in STEMM hospital and health service research and reducing young women’s offending through improved service delivery. QUT Centre for Justice has also recently put together a number of Briefing Papers on Domestic and Family Violence following the recent tragic deaths of Hannah Clarke and her children.

Applications for the scholarship close 24 June 2020.

More details can be found here.


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