We're pleased to announce that four scholars, Jodie Kidd, Axelle Marjolin, Sarah Mortimer and Karen Wilcox, have been awarded prestigious Scientia PhD Scholarships to study at the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC), commencing in 2018.

The Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme is part of UNSW Sydney's dedication to harnessing cutting-edge research to solve complex problems and improve the lives of people in local and global communities. Scientia scholars have a strong commitment to making a difference in the world, with demonstrated potential for contributing to social engagement and/or global impact. 

The research areas, scholars and supervisory teams are below.

  • Poverty and Inequality in an International Context – Sarah Mortimer, supervised by Associate Professor Bruce Bradbury, Professor Peter Saunders and Dr Trish Hill, SPRC;
  • Intergenerational Trauma and Lateral Violence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities – Jodie Kidd, supervised by Dr BJ Newton, Professor Ilan Katz and Associate Professor kylie valentine, SPRC;
  • Australia's Charities: Strengthening Social Justice for the 21st Century – Axelle Marjolin and Karen Wilcox, supervised by Dr Natasha Cortis, SPRC, Dr Abigail Powell and Professor Kristy Muir, Centre for Social Impact.

Current SPRC PhD student Erin Whittle has also been awarded a Faculty Top-up Scholarship of $5000 per year.