Government at Flinders University offers an extensive PhD program with a staff of very active postgraduate supervisors. Our supervisory staff are specifically trained for PhD supervision and are research active specialists in their chosen areas.

Our students undertake a structured program of mentoring, peer research support, supervisory meetings and preparation for their chosen post-PhD pathway. Students are provided extensive support at the discipline, College and University level to ensure their success and the production of their best work in the PhD.

Our previous students include current academics in Australia and overseas, high ranking public servants and politicians, as well as policy analysts in the public, private and non-government sectors worldwide.


Student Experience

“I moved to Australia from Nepal and undertook a research higher degree at Flinders University where I was funded under the Australian Leadership Award (ALA) scholarship to complete my PhD. My research topic was mainstreaming climate change adaptation in development planning in Nepal. During my PhD, I published 5 journal articles, 3 peer reviewed book chapters, and 3 technical papers. After my PhD, I returned back to Nepal and worked in several national and international organisations. I am now working as governance specialist in the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (CIMOD). I am proud to say that the academic and research experiences I gained during my PhD has helped me to advance my career and excel my professional reputation in the field of climate change in Nepal.”

Bimal Raj Regmi, Nepal

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Staff within the discipline have wide ranging research interests across politics, public policy and public management and international relations.

Areas of speciality include electoral politics, political theory, social democracy, non-government organisations, public private partnerships, corruption, international affairs, security and conflict, e-government, child and welfare policy and environmental politics and policy.

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