PhD Scholarship, Translational Health Research

Canberra, Australia
Friday, 15 October 2021
End of advertisement period
Friday, 12 November 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

2022 University of Canberra

The Health Research Institute (Faculty of Health) Scholarship Scheme aims to attract the brightest people who will be health leaders of the future. Students will use research to answer ‘real world’ questions and issues that have impact on practice and policy.

Scholarship Opportunity

The University of Canberra has undergone significant transformation over the past 10 years and has continued to rise rapidly in the international rankings. The University is ranked among the world’s top 20 young universities worldwide. The Health Research Institute was awarded the highest of national research ratings “well above world standard’ in the latest Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA2018) for Public Health and Health Services Research.

The successful candidate will be enrolled into our flagship PhD Plus programme and be integrated into high performing academic teams in a world class research environment.

PhD candidates will be awarded a scholarship stipend of $28,000 per annum (and indexed), comprising a tax-free living allowance for 3 years.

As an embedded component of their research degree, each student will have the opportunity to spend part of their candidature with a community, local government or industry partner applying knowledge and developing ‘real-world’ skills.

Research areas

  • Spatial epidemiology, spatial statistics
  • Applied spatial data analysis investigating health amongst deprived communities and/or marginalised groups
  • Working with spatially enabled personalised sensors and apps to understand how we interact with the built environment
  • Lifecourse environmental exposure and health risk: the exposome
  • Visualising Spatial Big Data

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • be an Australian citizen (i.e. domestic student)
  • meet the University of Canberra’s admission requirements;
  • meet residency requirements;
  • not be currently enrolled in a PhD program at another university at the time of application;
  • apply as a full-time candidate;
  • have obtained the equivalent of a Master’s degree by research or 1st Class honours degree in a related subject to the research area(s) above
  • Be available to start in February 2022 (Semester 1)

Successful candidates must be located on the UC campus in Bruce.

Application Process for the PhD Scholarship

  1. Prospective applicants should submit a full CV and an expression of interest (EOI) – 2 pages max. providing information on their research experience.
  2. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit a full application.
  3. Applications will be assessed by the HRI Research Committee, ranked and interviewed.

Further Information

Please send your EOI and Curriculum Vitae to: Prof Rachel Davey

EOIs close 1st January 2022.