Reconnecting to Rivers project: 2 fully funded (with stipend) PhD scholarships available

We welcome expressions of interest from Australian residents who are interested in pursuing a PhD on urban river landscapes at Curtin University. This PhD will be undertaken within an interdisciplinary team of researchers in a pilot project on approaches to historic river landscape planning – based on a holistic understanding of how these landscapes have been used, managed and valued over time by both Noongar and non-Indigenous communities. The core of the project is a collaborative mapping and monitoring process, mapping boodjar, run by and with Whadjuk Noongar leaders. These leaders and their families have long advocated for the socio-ecologies and important dreamings that sustain the Blackadder-Woodbridge catchment. 

Interdisciplinary team: Planning, Geography, Civil Engineering, Education, History, Cultural Studies


Applications due: 21 June 2020. Start: August 2020 

Application process:

Contact: Tod Jones ([email protected]

Image: Swan River. State library Western Australia  – al. CC BY-SA 4.0.