Information for HDR Students
The School of Health Sciences has an active research training program for students where we welcome new candidates. About half our students are international and half are domestic. We offer full time and part time candidature and flexible study programs. Our on-time completion rate is good and our graduates are proud to hold a research qualification from a top performing research intensive institution.
We offer PhD, PhD (integrated), MSc (Research), MPhil, and Doctor of Public Health research degrees.
The University has decided to adopt a Master of Philosophy nomenclature for masters research higher degrees from 2013 with progressive introduction across Faculties, and the last intake to the Master of Science-Research will be Autumn 2013.
The School of Health Sciences has supervision expertise in a wide range of areas. These include: Biomechanics, Cardiovascular physiology, Exercise physiology, Exercise rehabilitation, Functional anatomy, Health policy, Health promotion, Human thermoregulation and applied physiology, Metabolic and lipid chemistry, Motor Control and the Neurophysiology of Balance and Movement, Neuroscience, Nutrition and Dietetics, Occupational Health and Safety, Public Health, and Public Health Nutrition. Other areas may be considered on application.
We offer state-of-the art laboratory facilities, excellent community and fieldwork connections and a collegial environment where research students are part of the School and research centre community.
Students engage in a structured and supported research training program comprising:
- Structured first interview using the checklist provided by the Research Student Centre;
- Commencement of Candidature agreement lodged with the Research Student Centre;
- Proposal presentation and review with individualised feedback and supported preparation;
- Annual progress reports that include opportunities for individualised goal-setting;
- Regular face to face and/or telephone/e-meetings with supervisor/s who are recognised scholars in their field;
- Opportunities to engage in research training modules and seminars offered through the Research Student Centre;
- Attendance and participation in the School of Health Science “HDR days” where all research students come together in a conference-style meeting for first, final and progress reports on research;
- Specialist training in laboratory/ fieldwork/ methodological areas;
- Access to project funding through Faculty and School schemes;
- As well as access to university wide higher degree research seminars, activities and facilities.
Information for Current Students
- Orientation Information for HDR Students [pdf 726kb]
- 2013 HDR Conference Abstract Template [doc 104kb]
Want to find out more?
See the Research Student Centre
- information page;
- information for future research students: and
- information about our postgraduate research training programs.
News & Media
Mark Solomons, a member of the School of Health Sciences first MSC Occupational Hygiene Practice graduating class (2010) recently took out the coveted Dräger Safety Pacific Young Hygienist Award. He will attend the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) conference in 2013 with associated visits to Europe. Mark is a Senior Occupational Hygienist at BHP Billiton Roxby Downs Olympic Dam and was also the first UOW MSc OHP graduate to gain Certified Occupational Hygienist (COH) status in 2011.