Reimagine your career with a research degree at Deakin

Shake up your business as usual and position yourself to transform the workforce of the future. Our research community will help you unlock a work of opportunity, connect you with industry, and encourage you to pursue creative and innovative approaches to your research. Through-out your degree you’ll receive guidance from some of the world’s leading researchers and benefit from access to world-class facilities so you’re ready to step into your extraordinary future.

Dr Matt Dingle

Dr Matt Dingle shares his journey from boat builder to studying a PhD in engineering, to founding several successful companies including Carbon Revolution and FormFlow.

I’d advise people considering postgraduate study to consider it as an alternative route to industry

Dr Matt Dingle, Managing Director at FormFlow

Environmental Science

Making a career switch from cosmetics to biodiversity conservation, PhD candidate Anne is working with new technologies to improve ecological knowledge about wildlife and engage society with nature.

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Applied Artificial Intelligence

A passion for artificial intelligence inspired Romero’s PhD journey to help machines understand and predict human behaviour through research that’s set for positive impact.

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Biomedical Engineering

With industry experience as a research engineer, PhD candidate Bipasha is using human speech algorithms to identify the presence and severity of Cerebellar Ataxia to improve health outcomes.

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Frontier Materials

Dr Filip Stojcevski shares his journey from completing a materials science PhD to uncovering an environmentally friendly solution to carbon fibre waste.

Frontier Materials

Set to ‘supercharge’ her career, PhD candidate Karolina is following her passion for materials science and developing internationally recognised green battery storage technology.

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Exercise Science

From the footy oval to the sleep lab, Olivia's HDR journey involves helping female athletes get the most out of their bodies.

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Applied Artificial Intelligence

Motivated by his experience as a software engineer, Matthew is working to improve artificial intelligence-infused software systems so that in the future when we shop online, post on social media, or stream the latest binge worthy series our user experience is seamless.

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Biomedical Engineering

Bipasha Kashyap shares how she's using human speech algorithms to identify the presence and severity of Cerebellar Ataxia to improve health outcomes.

For me, a PhD is not just a degree, it’s an opportunity to use the skills and make a difference in people’s lives.

Bipasha Kashyap, PhD candidate in biomedical engineering

Frontier Materials

Deakin offered PhD graduate Filip the opportunity to work on Australia’s only carbon fibre line. As someone interested in aerospace materials and high performance, this was the perfect place to perform a PhD.

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Military Sociology

Studying a PhD at Deakin helped Cate to expand her skill base and become a course designer in the Centre for Defence Leadership and Ethics at the Australian Defence College.

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Public Health Nutrition

Studying a PhD at Deakin helped Fiona draw on her career as an artist, exploring how immersive art in public spaces can engage audiences with urgent issues such as climate change.

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Open a world of opportunities with a research degree

Re-imagine your career, connect with industry and make your impact alongside world-leading researchers in one of Australia’s leading research communities.

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