A PhD scholarship is available in Deakin University’s Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, to conduct research with the ‘Hazards, culture and Indigenous communities’ project led by Dr Timothy Neale. The successful applicant will be based at the Melbourne Burwood Campus. Closing date is 1st July 2017. Applicants must submit a draft project proposal (200 words) to Dr. Timothy Neale via email prior to application.
This opportunity is open to suitably qualified domestic candidates with a degree in Anthropology, History or Geography. The topic must align with the focus of the Hazards, culture and Indigenous communities project:
- To investigate the hazard priorities of diverse Aboriginal communities in southern Australia, and the sectors engagement with these communities.
- To conduct collaborative research with Aboriginal peoples and sector practitioners to explore how better engagement can be supported, with a focus on the interaction of scientific, Aboriginal and other knowledge sources.
- To analyse and report on what this dynamic intercultural context can offer practice and policy, including with respect to the merging of risk and resilience agendas.
Image: Bert Knottenbeld, bushfire, via Flickr.