Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards (DECRA)

The DECRA scheme provides support for promising early career researchers.  The aim of the DECRA scheme is to focus the research effort in the National Research Priority areas to improve research capacity and policy outcomes, promote enhanced opportunities for diverse career pathways, and to enable research and research training in high quality and supportive environments.

Commencing in 2015

Dr Ailie Gallant
Rethinking Australian drought risk, its long-term variability and processes

Commencing in 2014

Dr Marie Segrave (Political and Social Inquiry)
The Exploitation of unlawful migrant labour : crime, labour and regulation

Dr Charlotte Greenhalgh (Philosophical, Historical and International Studies)
Researching ourselves and changing society: social surveys in twentieth-century Australia

Commencing in 2013

Dr Clare Monagle (Philosophical, Historical and International Studies)
Sexing scholasticism: gender in medieval thought 1150-1520

Dr Gay Breyley (School of Music – Conservatorium)
A historical study of modern Iran and its diaspora through the music, career and cultural significance of pop star Googoosh

Dr Timothy Verhoeven (Philosophical, Historical and International Studies)
Secularism in nineteenth-century America: a history

Commencing in 2012

Dr Adam Clulow (Philosophical, Historical and International Studies)
Perilous embassies: diplomatic encounters between Europe and Asia, 1600-1800

Dr Anna Eriksson (Political and Social Inquiry)
Othering in penal policy and practice: a cross-national study of imprisonment in Australia and

Dr Paul Watt (School of Music – Conservatorium)
Innovation and reform in the theory and practice of musical criticism in late Victorian England to the 1920s