News from the Group

PhD opportunities in speleothem palaeoclimate studies

Expressions of interest are invited for a number of PhD positions in the School of Earth Sciences.

Our well-established palaeoclimate research group is undergoing a substantial new growth phase as a result of Prof Jon Woodhead’s recently awarded Laureate Fellowship. We will be developing new geochronological tools, and climate proxies for use in speleothem studies with a major emphasis on reconstructing past precipitation trends across Australia throughout the Cenozoic. 

 The PhD scholarships include tuition fees and a living stipend for 3 years. All costs associated with travel to undertake fieldwork and laboratory studies are covered by the project.

 Applicants with a Masters Degree or a First Class Honours degree and an appropriate background in Earth Sciences, or Physical Geography should contact Jon Woodhead ( for further information.