PhD Scholarship, Consumer Driven Healthcare

Melbourne, Australia
10 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
21 Jan 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • 3-year scholarship position
  • Salary: annual living allowance based on Monash University’s Research Training Program (RTP), stipend of $26,682 per annum (2017 rate - indexed annually), plus a top-up living allowance of $2,000 per year
  • Fully supported training and development program – springboard your career!

Collaborate with leading Monash academics and Safer Care Victoria representatives to empower patients to be active partners in their healthcare.

What is this Consumer Driven Healthcare Project?

In October 2017 Monash University and government agency partners announced that, for the first time in Australia, 18 applied behaviour change PhD scholarships would be offered through the Monash Graduate Research Industry Partnership program (GRIP).

The Behaviour Change GRIP seeks to meet strong demand for behavioural researchers who are willing and able to work with some of Australia’s leading government agencies to co-design and deliver new interdisciplinary behaviour change approaches to help solve public policy issues.

Safer Care Victoria, an organisation that oversees and supports health services to provide safe and high-quality care to patients, has developed a new framework that seeks to empower patients as active partners in their health care.

What are we aiming to achieve?

The newly developed framework from Safer Care Victoria outlines five components of high quality partnering in health care that require implementation. After considering the policy development foundations and underlying evidence, the successful PhD candidate will develop, implement and evaluate behavioural interventions to improve the health care experience.

Why apply for this scholarship?

As the successful candidate, you will be supported through a comprehensive training and education program and have the opportunity to work with some of Monash University's leading academics from BehaviourWorks Australia, the Monash University Accident Research Centre, the Faculties of Arts, Law, Business and Economics and the Monash Sustainable Development Institute.

You will also learn from and work alongside a large cohort of behaviour change PhD candidates working with other GRIP partners, enabling you to develop strong professional connections and propel your career forward.

This is an exceptional opportunity to work in close partnership with Safer Care Victoria and leading Monash University academics in an interdisciplinary environment to conduct research that will be applied to policy and practice and have real world outcomes!

What are we seeking in you?

We want your entrepreneurial mindset and your dedicated interest in solving public policy issues in an interdisciplinary manner to enable the achieve of the aims of this project.

Ideally you will hold an Australian or New Zealand bachelor’s degree with First Class Honours (H1) or qualifications and/or research experience deemed equivalent by the University. Concerned your qualifications don’t meet the H1 level?  Your experience as a researcher could be considered equivalent! Check our eligibility equivalencies for more details.

Closing date:

To ensure you do not miss out on this outstanding opportunity, submit your application by Sunday 21st January to be considered for this role.

To apply simply download and complete an Expression of Interest form via the following weblink: