Senior Research Fellow, Family Therapy

Melbourne, Australia
$119,899 - $141,883 + 17% superannuation
04 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
23 Jul 2023
Contract Type
  • Full-Time or Part-Time (0.8 FTE)
  • Continuing
  • Located at Melbourne (Brunswick)
  • Level C – $119,899 - $141,883 + 17% superannuation

About the position

The Bouverie Centre (Bouverie) is a values-based Practice-Research Centre of La Trobe University, within the School of Psychology and Public Health. Bouverie is also funded by the Department of Health (DH) as a clinical demonstration centre, providing services to families where a member suffers a mental illness or alcohol and drug, and statewide training to the mental health workforce.

As an integrated Practice- Research Centre, our research aims to understand how relationships and circumstances affect abilities to develop well, to care for ourselves and others, and to manage challenging times, at all stages in life, in all cultures, for all people. We work closely together with stake-holders to create meaningful research findings that support the well-being of individuals and families, and serve multiple practice, policy, public health, and research purposes.

This is a senior research fellow position where the incumbent will be responsible for helping to progress the research and evaluation program within the Bouverie Centre’s Clinical, Workforce Development, Academic, and Indigenous programs. The Senior Research Fellow will be mentored by the Professor of Systemic Practice (Family Therapy). The incumbent will extend the Bouverie Centre’s existing research activity, identify new opportunities for research and build collaborative projects with the Centre’s extensive industry and research partners. They will contribute to our Higher Degree Research and Academic Programs. This position supports a promotional path, and will suit a researcher seeking to progress their track in the family mental health field.

Skills and Experience

To be considered for this position, you will have:

  • A PhD in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience.
  • A record of original, innovative and internationally recognised research in family and/or allied areas, with evidence of its impact and significance.
  • Demonstrated effective leadership and capacity to contribute to building teams.

Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

How to apply

Closing date: By 11:55 pm Sunday 23rd July 2023

Position Enquiries: 

Prof. Jennifer McIntosh | TEL: +61 3 93855100 | Email:

Recruitment Enquiries:

Position Description below:

PD Level C T & R.pdf

Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter;
  • A current resume; and
  • A separate document addressing each essential and desirable bullet point in the Key Selection Criteria which is located in the position description.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

La Trobe University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We take an intersectional approach by actively supporting and encouraging people of all backgrounds and abilities to submit an application and aim to ensure that the recruitment and employee experience is as accessible and inclusive as possible. Flexibility in interview format will be offered to shortlisted candidates.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005.  If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.