Centre for Social Impact Swinburne

How to apply for a research degree

We encourage high-quality candidates to apply for research programs with the Centre for Social Impact. Our staff currently supervise HDR students completing Doctor of Philosophy (Business), Doctor of Philosophy (Business – Practice-based research) and Master of Business (Research).

Potential research degree candidates should consider our research priorities to ensure their interests align with existing research themes or projects. Novel research will be considered.

Information for candidates

Candidates are strongly encouraged to contact potential supervisors and discuss their research interests before submitting an application.

The following information resources will assist prospective students.

Find research supervisor and topic

  • Professor Jo Barraket: Social enterprise and entrepreneurship; social innovation; and social economy and the third sector.

  • Professor John Fitzgerald: Philanthropy and social investment in the Asia-Pacific region; Australia's Asian diasporas; politics and government of China; Chinese history; nationalism; and international relations of East Asia.

  • Dr Chris Mason: Social entrepreneurship; critical management studies; discourse studies; corporate governance; organisation studies; and corporate social responsibility.
  • Dr Michael Moran: Social finance and social enterprise; private actors and public policy, particularly philanthropic foundations; multi-sectoral partnerships and network governance; international development philanthropy; and global governance.