About Higher Degrees by Research (HDR)

Professor Jonathan Clough

As part of the Group of Eight research-intensive Universities in Australia, Monash Law School has a vibrant research culture. Our academic staff and research students undertake diverse and innovative research that is doctrinal, theoretical and empirical. Their research attracts funding from a variety of sources and is published in scholarly books, journals and submissions to government and law reform agencies.

We regard postgraduate research students as the life-blood of the academic community since scholars of the future will be recruited from their ranks. We have a lively Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) Students Group which plays an active role in supporting HDR students’ research and building social networks.

We are committed to the provision of high-quality research training. All academic staff appointed as principal supervisors have completed training in research supervision. We also provide funding support for postgraduate research students to carry out research, such as travel to collect data or to present a paper at a conference. We encourage our students to attend conferences so that they have an opportunity to meet their peers or experts in their area of interest.

Professor Jonathan Clough
Director, Higher Degrees by Research