Spring Newsletter


Who will win the 2017 The Asia-Pacific 3MT Competition?

Watch Deakin Law School PhD candidate Mr Paul McGorrery competed in the finals on Friday 29 September 2017. Paul will present his compelling explanation of why the prosecution of psychological harm in the legal system needs to change.

We wish Paul all the best as he competes in this regional competition featuring competitors representing 50 universities from across Australia, New Zealand, East-Asia and South-East Asia.

Livestream direct the 3MT competition, held at The University of Queensland and find out more via about 3MT competition via their website.

Upcoming HDR Training Events

Mock Interviews – SAVE THE DATE

Tues 3 October. Building LB – various rooms TBA; EA Moot Court

Burwood (Skype-based interviews by arrangement)

Students with a consumed load >2.5 years will be offered the opportunity to take part in a mock job interview. Interviews will be held over the whole day. You will be notified of your appointment time.

Information on Job Selection Criteria will be supplied with the email invitation.

Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling (SEM)

BUiLD 2-Day Training Workshop with Dr Mark Griffin, Monday 30 – Tuesday 31 October

Structural equation modelling is a very general statistical model and widely used method. For example, SEM is used in fundamental disciplines such as the social, economic and psychological sciences, the biological sciences, and applied disciplines such as education, health and marketing. This course provides an overview of the fundamentals of SEM. As well as the statistical theory, an overview of the many applications and capabilities of SEM is given. The course is not particularly mathematical, but instead places emphasis on the fundamental concepts of SEM and how it is used by applied researchers.

A few places are still available. Contact blresearch@deakin.edu.au for more details now.

Grant Ed Workshop - Thriving, not just surviving

November 2017 – Details will be advised soon

First-year HDR students will be offered four x 2-hour programs from the Grant Ed group. Learn how to develop skills and approaches to successfully manage the pressures of completing a PhD, and being prepared to thrive in post-PhD careers. Topics include: Communication, Networks and Collaborations, Wellbeing, Life after PhD.

One program topic will be offered in 2017, and the remaining three will be offered in 2018.

Confirmation Presentation Skills

November – December 2017 Burwood

Details will be advised soon.
Join Jon Hopwood for a half-day, intensive confirmation presentation skills workshop.
Two alternate sessions will be scheduled so that students can attend one of these sessions.

Attendance is a requirement for first year HDR students.

2017 Library HDR Training Program

The Library offers a range of online seminars as part of the HDR training program. These seminars are targeted to University researchers, and Higher Degree Research students. Bookings are essential, and open for registration 2 weeks before the seminar takes place.

Upcoming programs include Literature Review, Endnote, Your publishing plan, Your author profiles.

Further details can be found at the Library HDR Program Training website.

HDR Publication Incentive Scheme

Students who have a paper accepted for publication in an A/A*/A** journal during their PhD candidature (including while their thesis is under examination, but prior to completion) can receive a cash prize commensurate to journal ranking and authorship position (see Table 1). There will be no limit to the number of times a student can receive this prize over the course of their candidature.

Journal rank

Authorship position



1st author



Other author position



1st author



Other author position



1st author



Other author position


Table 1: Value of the prizes associated with the HDR student publication incentive scheme

Eligibility criteria

  • Journal rankings will be drawn from the Business and Law Quality Journals List.
  • Deakin continuing staff who are currently completing their PhD at Deakin will not be eligible to receive this award.
  • A journal acceptance email must be provided before students can claim this prize. To be eligible, this acceptance email must be issued during the student’s candidature (including while their thesis is under examination).
  • If the paper is a multi-authored study, a confirmatory email from the other paper authors articulating the student’s authorship position will need to be provided. The other paper authors will also need to confirm that the student has placed Deakin as their institutional affiliation.
  • Journal acceptance emails issued from 1 Jan 2017 onwards will be eligible for this prize.

Application process

To apply for this prize, please email the following documents to blresearch@deakin.edu.au

  • Journal acceptance email
  • For multi-authored papers, an email from the other paper authors confirming:
    • The student’s author position
    • That the student has placed Deakin as their institutional affiliation on the paper

Please download a copy of the HDR publications incentive scheme (PDF, 126.4KB) for full details.

Thinking of publishing your work?

It is important to correctly attribute Deakin University in your academic publications.

For Deakin authors, the Deakin affiliation must be “Name, PhD student, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia”, followed by the Department, School, Faculty, Centre and/or Institute.

Help available with resumes and job applications

Do you need assistance with writing an application or a resume for your post-HDR job search? Deakin TALENT offers programs and resources around job searching and applications.

Deakin TALENT currently holds a weekly Resume & Application workshop in Burwood & Geelong (alternating between Waterfront and Waurn Ponds). Resume and application support and advice to students of all levels is provided.  While these workshops address resumes and applications generally, they also provide individual feedback and advice, and links to resources for specific industries and academia.

In addition, you can submit your resume and application documents online for Deakin TALENT Career Coaches directly to review. It is also recommend you seek advice from your supervisors to assist in developing your academic resume.

Don’t forget about Deakin University Student Association’s clubs and societies

DUSA clubs include the Deakin University PhD Society, and the Deakin Graduate Business Society as well as sporting, cultural and other shared interest groups.

Well worth a look!

Stay tuned

for the Faculty of Business and Law's End of year HDR lunch in mid-December. Details will be circulated in the near future.

Congratulations! HDR Completions June - August 2017

First name Surname Area
Anne Kershaw Department of Marketing
Christine McLachlanDepartment of Information Systems and Business Analytics
AkshayaKamalnathDeakin Law School
Qiuyue JasmineWongDeakin Law School

Congratulations to HDR Students Currently Under Examination June - August 2017

First nameSurnameArea
Franziska Wolf Department of Economics
Sreeparna SahaDepartment of Economics
Ruby MaDepartment of Management
Bardo FraunholzDepartment of Information Systems and Business Analytics
ZiChongDepartment of Information Systems and Business Analytics
SyedaZamanDeakin Law School

HDR Support

blresearch@deakin.edu.au For inquiries regarding Ethics approval for research projects involving humans.


For all HDR matters and general research inquiries. 


For inquiries regarding research publications and recording these on Elements for the HERDC.

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