Research at Shepparton

We are committed to research within our regional communities.

We draw on our research capability and expertise from our multi-campus network to benefit organisations and our community.

Academics with an active research profile in Shepparton include:

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Make an impact with a research degree at La Trobe University. If you would like to discuss studying for a graduate research degree at our campus, please contact us. To learn more, please visit our Graduate Research School page.

Our Industry PhD program is a cost-effective and innovative way to solve industry problems. If you're an organisation that would like to have a conversation about a potential industry PhD project, please contact us.

Meet our staff

Photo of Dr Mishel McMahon

In my research, I would like to disrupt the status quo of what is normalised as ways of knowing, and create opportunities for First Nations ways of knowing. My research in the principles of First Nations child rearing can provide the healthcare sector with a greater understanding of Aboriginal parenting. Part of Aboriginal research is being accountable to community, and implementation of my findings is just as important as the study itself.

Dr Mishel McMahon
Lecturer - Social Work,
Shepparton Campus
Photo of Dr Doug Robinson

I am interested in how we maintain common species across Victoria’s 14 million hectares of private land which is predominantly used for agriculture, so that we are not just focusing on the 3 million hectares of native vegetation. My research examines reversing the long-term impacts of habitat loss and degradation, and the loss of threatened and declining species, by working with local communities to conserve habitats and species.