HDR Supervisor of the Month

To recognise good practice in ANU Higher Degree Research (HDR) supervision, we have introduced the HDR Supervisor of the Month Award.

All HDR supervisors, conveners, administrators, or anyone else who works to support HDR are eligible to be nominated.

The winner will receive ANU-wide recognition.

Nominations are welcome from all members of the ANU community. Nomination involves completion of the simple HDR Supervisor of the Month – Nomination Form.

Current HDR Supervisor of the Month awardee

March 2024

Belinda Townsend

Dr Belinda Townsend
Deputy Director, Australian Research Centre for Health Equity
School of Regulation and Global Governance
ANU College of Asia & the Pacific

Belinda's supervisory approach:
"My approach to HDR supervision is to work with students as they develop their core competencies for research design - from identifying key regulatory or governance puzzles that are important for addressing social problems, to becoming confident in using theory and designing projects to generate novel insights. I aim to build students’ confidence to see themselves as authoritative experts as they develop their skills and unique contributions throughout their research journey. It is incredibly rewarding to see students develop their knowledge and confidence and ultimately provide important empirical and theoretical insights for addressing current regulatory and governance challenges."

Find out more about Belinda’s work by visiting Belinda's profile webpage on the RegNet website.