In the final year of his PhD research, Kent Goldsworthy found his involvement with the Centre for Global Research integral to the progress of his PhD thesis.
Current PhD candidate
"In the final year of my PhD, my research is focused on how neo-liberal globalisation produces certain kinds of relationships between citizens, markets and states of the rich and developing worlds.
I have been involved with the Centre for Global Research since halfway through my first year. I actively attended the Centre's seminar events and because the Centre provides its research candidates the opportunity to participate in its seminar series, I eventually delivered a seminar myself. Being active in the seminars resulted in some very valuable feedback on the progress of my research and particularly valuable encouragement from Centre members.
The research culture and collegiality of the Centre has been an ongoing source of encouragement consistently over the past four years. Colleagues at the Centre include both my supervisors and coordinators of courses with whom I have taught. These relationships, held within a shared experience of the Centre’s intellectual and education environment, have been especially enriching.
Over time I have also had the opportunity to contribute to the Centre as the PhD representative on the Centre Executive. In addition I had the opportunity to undertake some administrative project work promoting the Centre.
I have come to understand and appreciate that engagement with the Centre has been integral to the progress of my PhD research and it has been a significant influence on shaping my direction into a research and teaching career."