"When looking at a big goal, you need coaches who can work out how to support a player to be their best. At NCNM, I feel I have the best coaches on my team."

Nicole Hannan

Olympian, naturopath and PhD student at the National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine

Study a higher degree by research

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Admission to the PhD program is granted to students who possess a Bachelor degree with first or second-class honours, or a Masters degree where at least half of the assessment was based upon a thesis or dissertation.

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Commence your higher degree by research journey with a Masters by research. This degree is generally available to students who have a recognised undergraduate degree.

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The Honours degree offered is a separate fourth year of study that may be undertaken following successful completion of an undergraduate degree.

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How to apply

If you are interested in undertaking a research degree through the Centre, please contact our team on ncnmresearch@scu.edu.au to discuss your proposed topic. If your topic is suitable and it aligns with the expertise of our supervisory team, we will work with you to develop a Research Proposal. This proposal will be used to determine the suitability of the project for a research degree. 

Once your proposal has been approved by the Centre and the Faculty of Health, you will be able to progress your application. 

To apply for a research degree, you will need to go to the Graduate School website, choose the degree you wish to study and proceed as directed. 

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Meet some of our experts

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A/Prof Romy Lauche

Deputy Director, Research

Romy is a qualified psychologist with a PhD in medical sciences. She is extensively experienced with all facets of clinical and non-clinical research including research methodology, systematic reviews, meta-analysis, mixed-methods research, and statistical analyses of large population health datasets.

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Dr Janet Schloss

Clinical Research Fellow and Lecturer

Janet is an accomplished researcher with extensive experience in coordinating clinical trials. Since completing her doctorate, Janet has focused her research on supporting people with cancer through studying the use of complementary medicines to assist side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

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A/Prof Matthew Leach

Deputy Director, Education

Since completing his PhD in 2005, Matthew has built an international reputation in health services research. His mission is to foster excellence in naturopathic medicine in order to advance the field of naturopathy, and ultimately, to improve patient outcomes.

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Dr Peter Bai James

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr James has a background in pharmacy, pharmacology with wide-spanning experience across drug research and development, drug regulation, pharmacovigilance, traditional and complementary medicine, public health, and health services research in low-to-middle income countries.


Contact the National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine

Future students

T: 1800 626 481 (Domestic)

T: +61 2 6620 3876 (International)

E: Domestic and international enquiries

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T: +61 2 6626 9255

E: ncnm@scu.edu.au

Current students

T: 1800 005 687 (Domestic)

T: +61 2 6620 3666 (International)

E: enquiry@scu.edu.au

NCNM Research Team

T: +61 2 6626 9255

E: ncnmresearch@scu.edu.au

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