PhD Scholarship in Mental Health

Hawthorn, Australia
31 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
10 Mar 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Swinburne University Postgraduate Research Award
  • Annual stipend $27,082 (indexed) (2018 rate) for three years (with possible six-month extension)
  • Tuition fees for up to four years; thesis allowance


Swinburne has an international reputation for research excellence, innovation and impact through active research engagement with industry, business and the community. Our commitment to high-quality teaching and research is reflected in our place within a number of prestigious world academic rankings.

We are looking for a PhD student to work on an exciting program of research into multimodal hallucinations in psychosis. As our PhD student, you will be located within Swinburne’s emerging Centre for Mental Health, and have the opportunity to work with researchers and other students in the centre. In particular, you will be a member of the Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Lab headed by Prof Susan Rossell, where we conduct innovative and rigorous research into an array of disorders, ranging from psychosis to body image, utilising advanced and complementary methodologies, often leveraging off a broad, symptoms-based approach. We expect this novel project will spearhead budding research and clinical interest in multimodal hallucinations in psychosis, and offer potential clinical and therapeutic implications.

About you

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • At least a Bachelor degree (with First Class Honours) in Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience or other relevant mental health-related discipline
  • Excellent academic (written and oral), interpersonal and team-working skills
  • Existing knowledge and/or experience in mental health, especially schizophrenia and/or bipolar disorder

A full list of the selection criteria can be found in the position description.

Swinburne are a Child Safe Organisation, all appointments are subject to a valid Working with Children Check, therefore it will be a mandatory requirement to have and maintain a current Working with Children Check.

To view the position description or to start an application click on 'apply' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description and a scanned copy of academic transcripts.

For further information about the position, please contact Dr Wei Lin Toh via email:

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Applications close at 5 pm on Sunday 10 March 2019