Leading innovative music research with strong artistic and social outcomes

The Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre (QCRC) undertakes leading-edge research that tackles the complex and multi-faceted role that music plays in contemporary society.

Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre collaborates with national and international partners and stakeholders to cultivate projects that are imaginative in content and design, interdisciplinary in nature, and dedicated to addressing the pressing needs of our time.

Griffith Research

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Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre

Research news


Find out more about the recent news, events, exhibitions, conferences, opportunities, resources and training available through the Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre

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Research People


Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre brings together key researchers across a diverse range of specialty areas.

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Research Projects


QCRC has a diverse array of projects covering climate change, health equity, social justice, desistance from crime, poverty alleviation, community wellbeing or cultural sustainability

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Undertaking a Higher Degree by Research

Identifying HDR supervisors

Applicants are expected to identify at least two possible supervisors in their application for admission.

You may wish to contact the relevant HDR Convenor for advice on enrolment and potential supervisors:

HDR scholarships

We offer a range of generous scholarship programs that can cover tuition fees, living allowances paid as stipends, relocation and publication assistance. Scholarships are offered to domestic and international doctorate or masters by research applicants in two competitive application rounds each year.

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Student resources

Griffith Graduate Research School ( GGRS ) is a dedicated point of contact for all higher degree research candidates at the University. GGRS works in collaboration with Academic Groups, Research Centres and Institutes to create a rewarding and supportive research environment for HDR candidates.

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Research and postgraduate study

Whether you're beginning your research study or continuing at a higher level, our degrees provide a unique opportunity to follow a specific interest in a particular research area.

    Graduate Certificates provide graduates with a solid understanding of their chosen field. They provide a comprehensive foundation for future postgraduate study.

These specialist degrees combine coursework with professional and/or artistic practice.

The PhD is Griffith’s premier research training degree. It is awarded for a thesis (or a series of published papers), drafted under supervision, which makes an original, significant, and extensive contribution to knowledge and understanding in your field of study.

Griffith Experts

Guide to Queensland Conservatorium academic and research expertise


Queensland Conservatorium

Higher Degrees Research Convenor

Catherine Grant

Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre

+61 7 3735 6335