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Welcome to Dr Joshua Newton

Our new Faculty of Business and Law HDR Director

Josh Newton is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Marketing, and his research interests include consumer behaviour and social marketing. Josh has published across a number of ABDC A and A* journals, including the European Journal of Marketing, Industrial Marketing Management, Tourism Management, Journal of Advertising, Journal of Advertising Research, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Marketing Management, Marketing Letters, and International Marketing Review. He is a past recipient of a Vice‐Chancellor’s Early Career Researcher Award for Research Excellence and has previously served as HDR Director within the Department of Marketing.

HDR Barbeque Lunch, Thursday 8 December 2016

Come along and enjoy a delicious Barbeque Lunch prepared by Fusion Café, A selection of Halal food and salads, including vegetarian options, and soft drinks will be provided.Please advise if you have any dietary restrictions.

Please RSVP by Thursday 1 December to


Thursday 8 December 2016, 12:00-1.30pm, The Oak Lawn, adjacent to Building EA, Elgar Road, Burwood

HDR BBQ lunch, November 2015


Confirmations and Oral Presentations

For students who commenced after August 2015, confirmation presentations (but not the panel discussion) are to be open to a wider audience.

HDR Candidates will deliver an oral presentation and verbal defence of the research proposal to members of the Department, School or Faculty and confirmation panel, prior to the confirmation panel meeting.  The oral presentation should be between 20 - 30 minutes in length and be followed by 10-15 minutes for questions, comments and feedback from members of the audience.

The oral presentation serves the dual purpose of assessing the candidate’s understanding of the research proposal while also giving them the opportunity to explain the rationale behind their study and to verbally defend their research plan. General audience members listen to the oral presentation and are welcome to participate in the question period. When the open question period ends, audience members depart to allow the Confirmation Panel Meeting to proceed.

An invitation will be sent to Departmental academic staff and respective HDR students one week prior to the scheduled confirmation. The HDR candidate is welcome to invite other people as well.

Reminder - PhD is up and running

All new students enrolled from 31 October 2016 will be enrolled in the PhD Xtra program and must meet some limited additional requirements to complete their degree.

All current students can opt into the new features and benefits to maximise opportunity for an enhanced learning experience and improved career prospects.

Log into DeakinSync now to access systems and browse research training available at Deakin.

Thesis Authorship

Please remember that your thesis is essentially the effort of your own intellectual work. Services such as transcription, and aspects of data collection can be outsourced, but anything that may give someone else an authorship claim over your work must be avoided.

For further information, please see Section 5 – Authorship in the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research

HDR Workshops

We were pleased to offer two workshops in December led by Dr. Jon Hopwood. The sessions were strictly limited in numbers and places filled up quickly.

Engaging Industry and Doctorpreneurship - a session on pitching your skills to industry in the context of employment in the industry. Ideal for those in the latter half of candidature.

Presenting at Confirmation - especially useful for all those doing their confirmations early in 2017.

We hope to offer these again in 2017, subject to funding.

Upcoming HDR Training Support

Shut Up & Write - Writing is hard and working with peers is one way to get it done in a fun way!

Discuss your writing goals for the session, then 'shut up and write'.

Thesis Study Group - A chance to meet peers and discuss your writing and research. You will have the opportunity to give and receive feedback on your drafts in a supportive environment.

Research Tools

Software and Databases - The Faculty provides staff and students with access to a range of software and database products to support their research. For more information, please see the Faculty's Software page and the Faculty's Databases page.

Deakin Software Library - The University provides access to a range of software products to support research, which are listed on the Deakin Software Library page. These include statistical software products such as SPSS, Amos and QPR Nvivo, and Teaching and Learning software products such as EndNote. For more information, please contact eSolutions.

For access to databases and specialist software, please carefully read the instructions as requirements differ according to each resource.

For further information and details please see Research Tools

Congratulations! HDR Completions September - November 2016

James Adonopoulos Department of Management
Maria Jacinta Arquisola Department of Management
Morteza Namvar Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics
Mina Roshan Kokabha Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics
Jessica Helmi Department of Marketing

And Congratulations to HDR students currently Under Examination

Dinithi Pallegedara
Elka Johansson
Ian Bowler
Thu Huong Nguyen
Maria Alejandra Pinero De Plaza
Helen Jane Richardson
Lan Anh Tong
Vuong Thao Tran
Po-Jui Wu
Md Manirujjaman
Wayne Read
Alex Kokkonen   - DBA Thesis
Suryamardi Dominic Pardede   - DBA Thesis

Footpath Replacement – Entrance 5 Elgar Road (behind/south of Building EA)

You may be aware that works are scheduled to commence Monday 9 January and be completed by Tuesday 24 January. We are making enquiries about the anticipated level of noise, and temporary alternate work spaces should you be impacted. Please note there will be no works on Saturday 14, or Saturday 21 January.

University Christmas Break Arrangements

The University will be closed from Friday December 23, 2016 – Tuesday 3 January, 2017 (inclusive). All buildings will be in lock down.

We have arranged for a limited milk supply during this period, as well as tea, coffee and other kitchen supplies. Extra bin bags, paper towels and toilet rolls will also be available.

Please contact Andriyawan Sasmita if you require supplies, as he will be around for most of the break (Thank you, Andri). Regular milk deliveries from the MilkBox will resume on Wednesday January 4 2017.

There will be NO CLEANING, so PLEASE keep your work area, kitchen and communal areas tidy.

Wishing all of you a Happy Festive Season and a Prosperous New Year.

Bronwyn, Elizabeth, Gloria, Katrina, Lee-Ann, Julie, Vilia, Penny and Steve

HDR Support 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.

  • HDR student representative position on the Faculty Board is currently Vacant
  • HDR student Robin Visser is your representative on the Faculty HDR Committee (2016)

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