Published: June 10, 2019


Congratulations to Life Course Centre students Nikita Sharma and Laura Simpson Reeves who have been awarded University of Queensland Graduate School Candidate Development Awards.

Nikita’s PhD topic is on immigrants in the Australian labour market, and she will use the award grant to attend the Paris School of Economics Summer School on Migration Economics in June.

Laura’s PhD is focussed on cultural perceptions of poverty and inequality. She will use the award grant to undertake an internship with Cultural Survival, an NGO focused on Indigenous research and advocacy based near Boston, USA, from November 2019 to January 2020. Laura was also selected to participate in the International Anthropology and Law Symposium, a collaboration between UQ and the University of Arizona, and was awarded a Special Travel Grant from the UQ Graduate School to attend the two-week symposium in Tuscon, Arizona, in November.

The UQ Graduate School Candidate Development Awards focus on the broader development skills of higher degree research students – skills which are transferable, cross-disciplinary, professional, and will enhance employment opportunities after their degree.