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Joint PhD graduate makes his mark in the Philippine film industry

After completing his master’s in the Philippines, Michael Kho Lim was keen to continue his academic career. His idea was underlined at a work meeting at the Australian embassy when he spotted a ‘Study in Australia’ promotional banner.

"It’s calling me,” says Michael “I’d always wanted to do a PhD, and out of the blue I spotted the promotional banner.”

Michael, who previously worked as an executive director for the Animation Council of the Philippines, and an independent filmmaker, is passionate about the sustainability of the independent film sector in the Philippines.

Joint PhD builds strong networks

Monash Warwick Alliance Joint PhD student Sean Mulcahy is undertaking compelling research that examines the role performance plays in the court of law.

Sean started his journey at Monash studying a Bachelor of Performing Arts and moved quickly into a Bachelor of Performing Arts/Laws (Honours) double degree course after his first year. With interests in both the performing arts and law, he was keen to explore how these disciplines intersected. He completed his Honours year researching the legal regulation of theatre, particularly during the Renaissance period in England.

Joint PhD opens up global opportunities

Through the Monash Warwick Alliance, students have the opportunity to undertake a Joint PhD from Monash University and the University of Warwick. Working with academics from around the world, students learn from differing perspectives and work on globally important research whilst developing their personal, professional and academic skills across two research-intensive universities. They build strong networks, gain exposure to different research techniques and cultures, and develop intercultural competencies.