PhD Scholarship in Examining Novel Treatments for Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Melbourne, Australia
10 Sep 2021
End of advertisement period
03 Oct 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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 in Body Dysmorphic Disorder. As our PhD student, you will be located within Swinburne’s 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, Neuroscience, Neuroimaging 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
  • Existing knowledge and/or experience in neuroimaging/neuroscience

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.

How to apply

Please submit your application by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link, and submit a resume, cover letter, academic transcripts and a response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the position description. 

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online. The online application must include a scanned copy of academic transcripts.

For further information about the position, please contact Prof Susan Rossell via email:

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

Position number: TBC

Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 3 Oct 2021