Whether you want to explore a topic that interests you in depth, create new knowledge or become an expert in your field, a research higher degree at Flinders will help you to make a difference.
Work with highly qualified and recognised supervisors, connect with industry, government and the community, and contribute to the global research conversation. Research higher degrees transform lives, opening you up to new opportunities and making an impact with new discoveries.
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My research explores the social and cultural factors that influence women's decisions to undergo cosmetic genital surgery. Although my research topic could be considered somewhat controversial, this has never been an issue at Flinders. Flinders is known for its progressive and innovative stance on research and I feel fortunate to be a part of the research experience here. I know that the skills I will develop during my PhD experience at Flinders will help me in making a significant contribution in both the research and treatment of mental health.
The support and guidance of my supervisors, the vibrant humanities postgraduate community, and the ongoing opportunities for professional development have made my experience at Flinders challenging and rewarding. I have not only learned how to research and write a thesis, but also how to publish and present my work both locally and internationally, and have had the opportunity to teach in diverse university classrooms. It’s been a positive and memorable experience.