Research priority areas

In October 2016 Federation University Australia announced its research priority areas (RPA).

RPA scholarships

We are currently offering a number of additional scholarships in our research priority areas. Potential PhD topics and supervisors, as well as the application process can be found below.

Scholarship value: $30,000 per annum, with an additional $2,000 candidature support per annum.

Applications close: 11 November 2016.

Contact: research.degrees@federation.edu.au

Research priority areas and scholarship topics

Information forensics and security

Cyber security

Involves research in (i) cyber security, (ii) optimal and adaptive security, (iii) healthcare privacy, (iv) Internet of Things and software defined network security, and (v) analytics for cyber security attribution.

Information regarding proposed PhD projects and scholarships is available at: Information Forensics and Security

Multimedia signal processing and machine learning

Covers research in computer science and technical intelligence including machine intelligence for the advanced and automated management, as well as analyses of the growing volume of crime scene and evidence-related data embedded in various digital multimedia and communications forms.

Information regarding proposed PhD projects and scholarships is available at: Information Forensics and Security


Transformative and preventative health

Discovery to recovery: Translating basic and applied research to improve healthcare

Employs a multi-disciplinary approach that translates basic and applied research that also utilises big data analytics including machine learning to develop into new solutions that improve knowledge in mental health and physical disease for the betterment of healthcare.

Information regarding proposed PhD projects and scholarships is available at: Transformative and Preventative Health

Injury prevention in active populations

Uses public health and epidemiological approaches in data-driven research to provide new information to underpin the development and evaluation of injury prevention measures for the benefit of all active populations.

Information regarding proposed PhD projects and scholarships is available at: Transformative and Preventative Health

Sport and recreation spatial

Undertakes research on sport and recreation participation, facilities and health outcomes, to support evidence-based planning and decision making in the sport and recreation sector.

Information regarding proposed PhD projects and scholarships is available at: Transformative and Preventative Health


History and heritage

Explores Australian history and heritage using a humanities approach, as well as undertaking research in the allied areas of historical justice and community regional engagement.

Information regarding proposed PhD projects and scholarships is available at: History and Heritage


Improving policy and practice in vocational education and training (VET)

Employs a multi-disciplinary approach to examine and improve major policy and practice issues in the VET sector, which covers learning and training in TAFE and private Registered Training Organisations, in community organisations and in workplaces.

Information regarding proposed PhD projects and scholarships is available at: Improving Policy and Practice in VET


Dynamic landscapes

Delivers environmental knowledge and management tools for landscapes in transition including the rehabilitation of lands and waterscapes damaged through human activities, such as mining and agriculture, and through the impacts of fire and a changing climate.

Information regarding proposed PhD projects and scholarships is available at: Dynamic Landscapes