Students at the Centre for Work + Life
The Centre for Work + Life encourages prospective PhD and Honours candidates to consider undertaking research at the Centre for Work + Life.
The Centre includes research academics from many different disciplinary areas including economics, gender studies, public health, psychology, industrial relations, sociology, political science, education, labour studies, social work and legal studies. Joint supervision of students with staff from across the University enables study in other disciplines on related topics.
PhD scholarships offered in 2012 CURRENTLY OPENWork, Gender Equality and Regulation Scholarship
One new scholarship is being offered to a high calibre PhD candidate to consider research on topics that would fit within the broad remit of the Work, Gender Equality and Regulation research program. This may include topics such as:
- The workplace impact of employment/antidiscrimination regulation
- Motherhood/carer workplace discrimination
- The gender impact of precarious work
- The work/life experiences of refugee and immigrant women
- Gender and enforcement of minimum labour standards
- Gender and job quality at the industry /workplace level
More information about
this scholarship and application processes are
available on the
University's Research Degrees Scholarships webpage.
A new Australian Postgraduate Award Industry (APAI) scholarship funded under the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project Grant entitled A study of flexibilities that enable workforce participation and skill development and use, and their implications for work-life outcomes in Australia.
The successful candidate will undertake research on topics that would fit within the broad remit of the Work, Life and Flexibility Research Project and may address research questions such as:
What is the extent of Australian workers' uptake of flexible work practices such as working part-time or reduced hours, schedule flexibility, working from home and job sharing?
Who uses flexibility and why (i.e. for what purpose)?
To what extent and how do flexible work arrangements support women, carers, older workers and other groups to participate in paid employment?
How is flexibility related to important outcomes such as skill use, skill development and wellbeing at work?
What types of flexible work arrangements have the best outcomes, and for whom?
What are the barriers and supports to the uptake of flexible work arrangements for Australian workers?
More information about
contacting: Dr Natalie Skinner,
Dr Natalie Skinner,email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 08 83024250. Further scholarship details and application processes are available on the University's Research Degrees Scholarships webpage. Additional information regarding the Work, Life and Flexibility Research Program is available here
Summer scholarships at the Centre may be possible through UniSA Summer Research Scholarships when these open for application in August from students in their second, third or Honours year. The close-off date for these scholarships is September.
In addition, applications will be invited shortly for EAS Undergraduate Research Vacation Scholarships for UniSA undergraduates, who will complete their third or honours year this year.
Further information including possible summer research research project areas at the Centre is available here.
Potential candidates are encouraged to register their interest in research by contacting the Centre Co-ordinator, Ph: 8302 4288
Centre Postgraduate and Honours Students
Summer Research Scholarships
The Centre had one summer research student David Duong who was a UniSA EAS Undergraduate Research Vacation Scholarship holder.
The Centre had six summer research students. Three were recipients of UniSA/ANU Vice Chancellors' Summer Research Scholarships and three were UniSA EAS Undergraduate Research Vacation Scholarship holders.
The centre had two Summer Research Scholarship placements: Natalija Vujinovic worked on the Work, Home and Community Project and Stephanie Kempson worked with the Centre in identifying significant literature for the Lochiel Park study.