Your graduate research experience

When you study your graduate research degree with us, we’re there for you every step of the way with advice, information and support.

Discover what it's like to complete a PhD

Caroline Spry talks about her experience as a new PhD candidate in archaeology, researching stone tool artefacts from Lake Mungo. Caroline recently completed her PhD and wrote an article on her experience. You can read Caroline's article at our RED Alert blog.

Starting a PhD

How we support your research journey

The La Trobe Graduate Research School (GRS)

We aim to ensure you receive high quality supervision and have access to a rich, well-rounded research education experience by supporting the work of supervisors and graduate research coordinators across the University. We also function as an administrative hub for matters relating to candidature—including admissions, leave and examinations.

Research Education and Development (RED)

Prepare for the next step in your career with our Research Education and Development (RED) support program. We help La Trobe graduate researchers and early-career researchers develop:

  • quality research practices
  • strategies to achieve publication and source funding
  • insight into career paths and industry sectors
  • excellent research communication skills.

View the Research Education and Development (RED) team

The Research Office

Our dedicated Research Office supports all researchers from early career onwards with applications, ethics, grants, contracts, commercialisation, partnerships and publishing. The Research Office provides information and support for every stage of the research process, from starting your research to promoting and publishing your results.

Access to a community of leading research experts

Your research supervisor is vital to your success in achieving a high standard of research. Connect with our expert researchers and find a mentor who can help you (and your research) make an impact.

You'll need to contact a potential supervisor before submitting your application for a research degree. When you apply for candidature, the proposed supervision arrangements will then be assessed as part of the application process.

Meet one of our research supervisors

Photo of Professor Kay Crossley

I am committed to reducing the burden of hip and knee injuries, pain and osteoarthritis in younger and older Victorians, and to training and mentoring the next generation of researchers.

Professor Kay Crossley
Director, La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre and 2020 Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation award recipient (Life Sciences)

Take your next step