Students undertaking a post-graduate research degree, graduate course work, or undergraduate studies with DPA work under the guidance of some of the world’s leading experts on Melanesia and the wider Pacific. DPA provides the most significant concentration of scholars conducting research on Australia’s near neighbours, with staff regularly carrying out fieldwork in the region. As a student, you will have access to cutting edge research that reflects the contemporary reality of the region.
DPA is committed to encouraging and developing a new generation of researchers working on the Pacific region. Our teaching is of the highest quality and we use innovative teaching methods, challenging students to ‘think outside the box’ and to look at things from different and critical perspectives. A multidisciplinary unit, DPA has staff with backgrounds in political science, anthropology, geography, law, development studies and gender-studies.