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Specialist Research Programmes

Whitley Research collaborates with individuals and organisations around several areas of strategic research priority. In these areas of research, we value collaborative, interdisciplinary research projects that involve a range of stakeholders: doctoral students, researchers, scholars, industry partners, practitioners, and end-users.

A key goal for our research activity are research outcomes that catalyse the informed development of resources, consultancy, training, policies, and lead to improved industry standards and practices. Additionally, of course, we expect our research to result in excellence of published output.

Currently, we are developing interest and expertise in interdisciplinary approaches to research in several areas, including:

These fields of research are supported with a small number of PhD and HDR scholarships.

NAIITS research partnership

Whitley College and the University of Divinity are privileged to partner with NAIITS, a worldwide Indigenous Learning Community for theological studies. A healthy number of doctoral students work together in an international research cohort, mentored and supervised by research active indigenous scholars.

NAIITS students enrol in the HDR programmes of the University of Divinity through Whitley College. The College works closely with the Australian Academic Dean for NAIITS, Naomi Wolfe, and the Director of NAIITS, Dr Terry Le Blanc. For further information please visit the NAIITS website


Research scholarships

For more information about the scholarship programmes in these areas, see the relevant pages on our website.