The Southgate Institute is an exciting research hub providing opportunities for postgraduate students to work on topics of relevance to the Institute:
- social and economic determinants of health
- health inequity and social exclusion
- aboriginal health
- community health
- building capacity in others to conduct similar research
Why choose Southgate?
In addition to the standard academic support expected from an internationally recognised University, the Southgate Insitute offers a range of interdisciplinary educational opportunities to complement your education:
- Southgate Early Career Researchers Group, which helps newer researchers build the skills and networks needed for a successful research career.
- Southgate Theory Club, which explores current issues from a variety of lenses
- Southgate Journal Club, which critically analyses recent literature, examine methodological approaches, and consider lessons and insights for writing your own papers.
- Southgate Policy Club, which bring together policy makers, practitioners and researchers to examine evidence on topics associated with health and society, and to debate policy alternatives
- We also run a Research Incubator that enables early career researchers to develop research ideas into firm proposals through mentoring, support and constructively critical processes.
A joint Southgate/Public Health PhD group meets regularly presenting their work for peer feedback, organising guest speakers and social activities. Southgate attracts leading overseas researchers to Flinders for short and long term visits.