PowerLab PhD Scholarship 2019

Wollongong, Australia
31 May 2019
End of advertisement period
28 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

PhD Scholarship Information

Scholarships are available to support PhD studies in the PowerLab on the following topics:

1) Food environment and child obesity
2) Residential green space and healthy ageing

The PowerLab (Population Wellbeing and Environment Research Lab (https://socialsciences.uow.edu.au/powerlab/) is led by Professor Thomas Astell-Burt and Associate Professor Xiaoqi Feng at the University of Wollongong. The scholarships offer a living allowance of approximately $26,682 per year. Scholarships and studies begin in the PowerLab from July/Aug 2019 and run for 3 years.

Exceptional candidates with an Honours degree (or a Masters degree with a significant research component) in a relevant discipline (e.g. public health, social sciences, geography, statistics, data sciences) are encouraged to apply. A demonstrated ability to apply quantitative methods in independent research is essential. International candidates with excellent spoken and written English are welcome to apply and international tuition fees can be waived.

Applications will close once all of the PhD positions and scholarships have been allocated.

Informal enquiries can be emailed to powerlab-enquiries@uow.edu.au.


About the PowerLab:

You will join a collegial, intellectually stimulating and warm environment of senior and early career epidemiologists, statisticians, geographic data scientists and quantitative social scientists as a member of the PowerLab (Population Wellbeing and Environment Research Lab): https://socialsciences.uow.edu.au/powerlab

About the University of Wollongong:

The University of Wollongong (UOW) is ranked number 16 in the world for the QS universities under 50 years old: https://www.uow.edu.au/about/awards/index.html

About Wollongong:

Wollongong is a coastal city in New South Wales (Australia), just over 1-hour travel south of Sydney. You will enjoy the benefits of living in a friendly community known for its work-life balance, cultural diversity, spectacular beaches and mountain range and excellent food: http://www.visitwollongong.com.au/