PhD opportunities

13 September 2019

CPAS has a number of potential PhD projects open to applicants. 

Contact for more details, or click through to specific projects. 

Mulligan's Flat: The biosocial shaping of conservation and biodiversity practices in Australia’s capital

With our partners at Australian National University and the ACT Government we want to smash the mould on conservational thinking and practice in Australia by putting people and their actions front and centre in our analyses.

We are looking for social science and science communication graduates to take our interdisciplinary mission to the next level! So if you’re invested in the environment and are keen to partake in cutting-edge socio-ecological thinking and multi-method research on the various factors that shape how diverse communities engage with environmental issues, check out our four PhD project topics and get involved in the next generation of conservational work!

Gender equity in STEM

Attracting, retaining and progressing girls and women in studies and careers has become a prominent topic and area of activity. The adage ‘you can’t be what you can’t see’ is consistently used to highlight the importance and influence of role models. But do role models actually have the impact we think?

We are seeking two PhD applicants to contribute to this inter-disciplinary, mixed method longitudinal study, based within the Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS) at the Australian National University (ANU).