Dr Dani Milos

Higher Degree Research Education Coordinator

Office of Graduate Research

place Registry (003)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dani is the Higher Degree by Research Education Coordinator in the Offfice of Graduate Research, where she develops and delivers educational programs, processes and seminars that enhance graduate research excellence and promote a supportive research environment. Dani has led change and innovation in supervisor development policies and practices for the University to develop an integrated HDR supervisor development program. She has also developed and delivers a world class training program to support Flinders University graduate research students to successfully develop research projects and acquire research and professional skills.

Dani's PhD research was in the area of access to justice for vulnerable groups, particularly South Sudanese refugee background communities. Throughout her time at Flinders, Dani taught in various Legal Studies topics, worked in the Professional Development Unit and as an Academic Adviser to students in the Student Learning Centre. She also worked as a Research Associate at Southgate Institute for Health and the Law School at Flinders.

2012  PhD Legal Studies, Flinders University
2006  Bachelor of Justice and Society (Honours I), Flinders University
2005  Bachelor of Justice and Society, Flinders University
Honours, awards and grants

ACGR Award for Excellence in Graduate Research Leadership 2022

Chapter Travel Awards Program, Australian Research Management Society (ARMS) 2019

Australian Postgraduate Award, 2007

Key responsibilities

Dani is the HDR Education Coordinator in the Office of Graduate Research, coordinating the HDR Development team which manages all activities and research training programs for HDR students and supervisors. HDR students and supervisors are encouraged to contact Dani to discuss their development needs and any questions or recommendations they may have.

Dani developed and coordinates the Research and Employability Skills Training (REST) mandatory skills development program for HDR student, responding to students' individual training needs and career aspirations. Having developed the Flinders University Doctoral Gradaute Attributes, Dani helps HDR students to develop their skills through an an iterative, reflective process, helping students assess, identify, develop and demonstrate the skills they already have, those they wish to develop and those that they are already developing. This reflective exercise is innovative and designed to produce graduates who have acquired the relevant learning outcomes and are equipped with the skills required for success, providing tangible evidence of graduate outcomes to future employers.

Dani also developed and coordinates the mandatory HDR Supervisor Development Program, supporting HDR supervisors through their training and compliance requirements, ensuring they are equipped with the information and resources they need in order to effectively support their students.

Teaching interests

Dani has taught in the following topics at Flinders University:

  • Research and Employability Skills Training (REST) Program
  • HDR Supervisor Development Program
  • COMS9001: Communication Skills for Research Higher Degree Students
  • Research Higher Degree Professional Development Program
  • Introductory Academic Program (IAP)
  • Foundation Studies Program
  • LEGL 1001: The Australian Legal System
  • LEGL 1003: Contemporary Legal Issues
  • LEGL 2003: Gender, Law and Society
  • LEGL 3010: Comparing Legal Cultures
Supervisory interests
Higher education
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Sudanese customary family law (1), Refugee law and policy (1)