Director's Welcome

Welcome to the IDPhD

Welcome to Memorial University's Interdisciplinary PhD Program (IDPhD), housed within the School of Graduate Studies. IDPhD students pursue studies across various departments and faculties; our program presently has 40 doctoral students.

The IDPhD offers an intimate and varied community, in which students bring strong individual initiative to studies that cross traditional disciplinary borders, together with the shared research concerns and expertise of a diverse supervisory committee.

Applicants are encouraged to take an active part not only in shaping their interdisciplinary research projects, but also in putting together their committees of supervisors from across any of the University's faculties and schools.

IDPhD Admissions Committee

We are grateful to the members of the IDPhD Admissions Committee for their precious input in the study of the application files. These members are as follows:

Dr. Jacqueline Blundell - Associate Dean of Science (Research and Graduate Studies) - Psychology
Dr. Reza Tabrizchi - Vice Dean (Research and Graduate Studies) - Biomedical Sciences
Dr. Emmanuel Haven - Director, IDPhD Program

As Director, I look forward to this next term in the Interdisciplinary PhD Program at Memorial University. If you have any questions about our program, please feel free to contact me at

Kind wishes,

Dr. E. Haven


Interim Director
Jennifer Dyer