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 now open to all staff and HDR students. Nomination involves completion of the simple HDR Supervisor of the Month – Nomination Form.

Current HDR Supervisor of the Month awardee

January 2020

Diane Smith

Dr Diane Smith
Research Fellow
Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR)
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Diane’s supervisory approach:
“My supervision approach has a simple focus – to recognise the individual and intercultural needs of HDR scholars, and the very real multiple demands each is under – from their family, communities, peers and professional lives, as well as the often unique demands of their Indigenous Studies. Supervision is, above all, a two-way working relationship – personal, collegial and professional. The balance in that is often delicate and changeable, but critical to outcomes. Through understanding the needs in each individual case, I try to identify the specific support that I, other colleagues and peers, the ANU and the wider community can provide that will make the most difference at a particular point in each scholar’s program.”