PhD Scholarship in Digital Health/Informatics

Hawthorn, Australia
05 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
31 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • School of Health Sciences - Research in the growing health and informatics area
  • $32,082 (AUD) per annum (tax free) for up to 3 years (scholarship stipend of $27,082 + top-up of $5,000 per annum)
  • 3 year fixed term contract until February 2022, Hawthorn location

About the scholarship

Swinburne University of Technology’s School of Health Sciences is announcing an exciting opportunity for a PhD student to work and research in the growing digital health and informatics area. Digital health and informatics is an interdisciplinary field, combining knowledge and skills at the intersections of: health science, information technology, computer science, information systems, sociology, management and others to support health and healthcare. Through technological innovation, digital health care may help to improve health service delivery, redefine models of care and positively impact health outcomes. 

Potential topics for eligible PhD projects align to the School’s digital heath strategy.

These might include, but are not limited, to:

  • Making an impact on people’s health through digital technologies (e.g. mobile health, web and social media, electronic health records, devices and wearables, and games, etc.)
  • Redefining models of care and health services through digital technology
  • Consumer engagement/empowerment enabled by digital technology
  • Individuals’ participation in health enabled by digital technology
  • Telehealth
  • Technology supporting health professionals in their work
  • Promoting health and digital health literacy
  • Overcoming barriers to care and adoption of technologies

The successful applicant will receive $32,082 (AUD) per annum (tax free) for up to 3 years (scholarship stipend of $27,082 + top-up of $5,000 per annum). The successful applicant must:

  • meet the academic requirements for a PhD (Health Sciences); see: 
  • are successful at a competitive Research Training Program Stipend (RTPS) scholarship; see: 
  • has a staff member from the School of Health Sciences as a principal supervisor; see researcher profiles: 

Skills and experience

  • A Bachelor degree Honours and/or a research master’s degree in a discipline relevant to the research topic
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated person who meets the academic requirements for enrolment for the PhD degree at Swinburne University of Technology
  • Academically sound candidate with essential team-working, observational and communication skills

Further information and how to apply

Please include: 

  • A cover letter with a brief outline (1 page) of your research interests
  • A curriculum vitae including academic transcript(s) and any published works

For further information about the position, please contact Dr. Mark Meroli (Academic Director of Digital Health) on

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on 

Applications close at 5 pm on Wednesday 31st October 2018