Centre for Supply Chain and Logistics

As a specialist research and knowledge centre, the Centre for Supply Chain and Logistics (CSCL) provides independent, industry-focused research and development.

Working with both industry and government, CSCL strengthens Deakin's research focus in the supply chain arena throughout Australia and overseas.

What we do 

Through commercial and grant-funded activities, the CSCL team coordinates diverse skills and resources to develop and apply knowledge for the benefit of industry, government and community organisations.  

The team works closely with the Centre for Regional and Rural Futures (CeRRF) and other disciplines inside and external to the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment in order to drive Deakin's research and development agenda towards making a difference in the communities we serve.

Our research

CSCL is the only centre in Australia focusing specifically on freight logistics and value-added supply chains.

Our research is practical, impartial and has 'real world' application based on best practice. We serve a number of private and public sector clients, with our work focusing on:

  • demand and support planning
  • supply chain strategy 
  • infrastructure development 
  • optimisation
  • integration 
  • policy, regulatory and planning frameworks 
  • risk and sustainability assessments.

Higher Degrees by Research (Master by Research and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD))

As a research student with the Centre for Supply Chain and Logistics at Deakin University, you can expect to receive guidance from our world class academic staff.  They will equip you with systematic and critical analytical skills to solve the complex challenges of the future. Our graduates are prepared for academia, industry and public policy institutions.

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master by Research programs are available in various specialisation including, but not limited to:

  • Food and Agribusiness
  • International Trade and Freight Logistics
  • Supply Chain Strategy

Our research focuses on how organisations and their supply chains respond to the issues and challenges of globalisation and constantly changing competitive landscapes.

Our research program looks at how supply chains are:

  • Being redesigned for increased, sustainable value
  • Responding to the digital economy
  • Being influenced by changing tastes, incomes and population

Your next step

  1. Please assemble your Research Proposal - a description of your intended project for our information.
  2. When you are satisfied with your proposal, send your documents to the Centre for Supply Chain and Logistics.
  3. Also include a copy of your Resume, Qualifications, and IELTS score.
  4. Email documents to joe.monitto@deakin.edu.au

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If there is anything else we can assist with your application for admission, please let us know. We also recommend that you read through the information on the following pages:

For further information about the application process, please contact:

Deakin Research
Deakin University
221 Burwood Highway
Burwood VIC 3125
Telephone +61 3 92445613          
Email research-hdr@deakin.edu.au

Our team

Dr Hermione Parsons

Deputy Director
Michael Smith

Staff and researchers

Research Fellow
Rose Elphick Darling
Industry Researcher
Dr Aida Ghalebeigi
Research Fellow
Dr Don Gunasekera
Senior Administrative Officer 
Joe Monitto
Senior Research Fellow
Dr Roberto Perez-Franco
Research Officer 
Sue Perry
Associate Professor
James Sillitoe 
Industry Researcher; Maritime Logistics
Peter Van Duijn
Industry Research and Knowledge Exchange Strategist
Adam Voak

Contact us

The Centre for Supply Chain and Logistics
Deakin University
Melbourne Burwood Campus, Level 8, Building BC
221 Burwood Hwy, Burwood, Australia
+61 3 9246 8071
Email CSCL
Email Joe Monitto