25 September 2023
Domestic / International
About the research project
The shipping industry plays an important role in today’s global economy as it is a facilitation mechanism for more than 90% of world trade. However, in recent history thousands of incidents and accidents involving ships have resulted in loss of life and property, not to mention environmental damage of different magnitudes. It is estimated that over 80% of all maritime mishaps are presently attributable to the human element and onboard human actions. However, from early in their careers, mariners have to attend formal learning environments to gain skills and knowledge that they need to practice safely onboard ships. Yet little is known about how this learning is applied practically on the job, i.e. what is transferred from one setting to another and how this transfer occurs. Through the investigation of the mariners in their formal learning environment (marine colleges) and in their workplace (on board ships), it is the utmost purpose of the present ethnographic study to understand the implications of this discussion in reducing shipping accidents. The database will be composed of videotapes, field notes, interviews and documents. The implications of this study are relevant to workplace learning research in general and to maritime education and safe shipping practice in particular.
Primary SupervisorMeet Dr Reza Emad
Applicants will be considered for a Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship or Tasmania Graduate Research Scholarship (TGRS) which, if successful, provides:
- a living allowance stipend of $31,500 per annum (2023 rate, indexed annually) for 3.5 years
- a relocation allowance of up to $2,000
- a tuition fees offset covering the cost of tuition fees for up to four years (domestic applicants only)
If successful, international applicants will receive a University of Tasmania Fees Offset for up to four years.
As part of the application process you may indicate if you do not wish to be considered for scholarship funding.
Other funding opportunities and fees
For further information regarding other scholarships on offer, and the various fees of undertaking a research degree, please visit our Scholarships and fees on research degrees page.
Applicants should review the Higher Degree by Research minimum entry requirements.
Ensure your eligibility for the scholarship round by referring to our Key Dates.
Additional eligibility criteria specific to this project/scholarship:
- Applicants must be able to undertake the project on-campus
The project is competitively assessed and awarded. Selection is based on academic merit and suitability to the project as determined by the College.
Additional essential selection criteria specific to this project:
- Candidates from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds are encouraged to apply
Additional desirable selection criteria specific to this project:
- Applicants with a maritime background who are familiar with qualitative research are preferred
- Select your project, and check that you meet the eligibility and selection criteria, including citizenship;
- Contact Dr Reza Emad to discuss your suitability and the project's requirements; and
- In your application:
- Copy and paste the title of the project from this advertisement into your application. If you don’t correctly do this your application may be rejected.
- Submit a signed supervisory support form, a CV including contact details of 2 referees and your project research proposal.
- Apply prior to 25 September 2023.
Following the closing date applications will be assessed within the College. Applicants should expect to receive notification of the outcome by email by the advertised outcome date.