I am delighted to welcome you to the research team at Flinders University. Your success as a higher degree by research student will form a vital part of further building our reputation as a research-intensive university with a high national and international research profile.

We will continue to invest in direct assistance for our higher degree by research students through scholarships, allowances, travel assistance, technology support and skills training. The Office of Graduate Research supports a range of resources to enhance the student experience, facilitate timely completions and provide opportunities for students to prepare for fulfilling careers. All of our Colleges have dedicated structures in place to ensure your program runs smoothly and to assist you in achieving excellence in your studies.

I welcome your interest in undertaking a higher degree by research program at Flinders. I encourage you to contact our staff to ensure you benefit from all the opportunities that will enable you to gain an advanced research degree of international standing. The information in these webpages will help you in your research journey. I wish you every success in that journey.

Professor Robert Saint

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)


Completing a research higher degree is an achievement, an opportunity and a privilege.  You are about to commence a remarkable journey through scholarship.  We welcome you.  We thank you for joining our Flinders Research community.  It is a powerful and exciting time to be conducting research at Flinders and in Australia.  We are moving through a time of change, reorienting to a knowledge economy.  Ideas are our currency.  Your discoveries in the next few years will provide the foundation for our society, our economy and education.

The Office of Graduate Research (OGR) welcomes you.  We will support you throughout your candidature.  We exist for you and your research to ensure that you can become your best self.  The research higher degree journey starts as a dream for many.  The next few years will see that dream become a reality.  You will discover.  You will transform.  You will become.  You will engage.  You will research.


Professor Tara Brabazon

Dean of Graduate Research