Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Brisbane, Australia
20 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
18 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences includes the professional disciplines of Audiology, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, and Speech Pathology.  Undergraduate programs are available in Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech Pathology with graduate entry programs available in all disciplines.  Students gain supervised professional experience as part of their academic program and graduates are ready for immediate entry to their profession on completion of their degree.  Each of the undergraduate degree programs is of four years’ duration and includes both preclinical and clinical study offered in an integrated way.  All of our programs place considerable emphasis on problem solving and diagnostic decision-making and students are guided in the processes of systematic and holistic assessment and the selection and effective implementation of management approaches.  Each discipline prepares students to operate within the health, education and related systems and to contribute meaningfully to teams.  There is an emphasis on interprofessional education and research in the school.

All disciplines within the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences are active in research and are making significant contributions to the advancement of knowledge in their professions. The School offers Research Higher Degree programs in all disciplines.

The role

This role will be responsible for undertaking research funded by the NHMRC, particularly investigating the implementation of an occupational therapy intervention (The Tailored Activity Program) for people with dementia and their family living at home. The successful applicant will manage the evaluation of this implementation project which will include a series of qualitative studies, a repeated measures study, a randomised controlled trial of training, and a process evaluation.

The person

The successful applicant will hold  PhD in a healthcare discipline, preferably occupational therapy, allied health, psychology, nursing or medicine with previous experience working in the aged care sector. You will have an established publication record with experience in both qualitative and quantitative research methods, data analysis and report writing. The successful applicant also requires exceptional communication skills and a sound understanding of dementia.


This is a three year part-time (0.4 FTE), fixed term appointment at Academic Research Level A. The remuneration package will be in the range $64,533 - $87,535 p.a. FTE, plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 9.5% (total package will be in the range $70,664 - $95,850 p.a. FTE).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Associate Professor Sally Bennett on +61 7 3365 3451 or

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