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Date:April 06, 2016

Commitment to quality higher degrees boosted through new workshop

Professor Jakelin Troy with Batchelor Institute staff presenting at AIATSIS Conference.

Photo: Professor Jakelin Troy with Batchelor Institute staff presenting at AIATSIS Conference

Batchelor Institute hosted a workshop for current and future postgraduate supervisors on 5-6 April 2016. This training brought together 17 Research staff and Adjuncts, from Alice Springs, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Canberra as well as Batchelor and Darwin, to share knowledge of how to best guide postgraduate candidates in their research journeys.

Institute CEO Robert Somerville praised the initiative by Graduate School Director, Dr Kirstie Close- Barry. “This training not only advances the skills and knowledge of current research supervisors but will extend the pool of supervisors available to current and future PhD and Masters’ in Indigenous Perspectives candidates.”

“We are committed to providing the highest quality supervision to our postgraduates. By expanding our pool of supervisors, we are better placed to match candidates to the right supervisors, those that can guide and support the research across the specialisations of Indigenous education, languages, creative arts and livelihoods.

“Over the past two years we have extended our higher degrees’ research capacity through linking the Institute’s research cohort with academic staff from institutions across Australia,” said Mr Somerville.

“We now have more than 20 Adjuncts and associates, many of whom are leaders in their field of research. We were delighted that one such Adjunct, Professor Jakelin Troy led this supervision workshop. Professor Troy is Director of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research at Sydney University and her areas of expertise include Australian languages and linguistics, anthropology and visual arts.”

Supervisor Training workshop JGaykamangu presentation

Photo: Supervisor Training workshop JGaykamangu presentation.