Project Coordinator, Dementia and Driving Cessation Research

Brisbane, Australia
23 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
09 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The School of Psychology is one of six Schools in the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences at the University of Queensland. The School is one of the most prestigious schools of psychology in Australia, and its strong reputation is built on excellence in both research and teaching. The School has thriving and dynamic research profiles in almost all areas of psychology, and is able to attract visitors from overseas and other institutions in Australia.

The Role

The School of Psychology is currently seeking a Project Coordinator to oversee a research project funded by the NHMRC that will investigate an innovative telehealth approach to supporting older adults with dementia with driving cessation and mobility through a cluster randomised controlled trial. The intervention is delivered by telehealth from UQ's Telerehabilitation Clinic and is Australia wide.

The appointee will support all aspects of the project, including coordination of telehealth clinical and research staff, ethics applications, management of timelines, initiation and management of stakeholder collaborations, implementation and maintenance of randomised controlled trial databases and research trial management software, regular progress reporting, data management, data analysis, project reports and project publications.

The Person

The successful applicant will have a minimum honours degree (or equivalent) in a healthcare discipline (e.g. psychology, occupational therapy, allied health, nursing or medicine) with previous experience coordinating research projects, including obtaining ethics approvals, administering assessments, delivery of interventions, data entry, adhering to timelines and budgets, data management and reporting. He or she will have knowledge of psychological theories, interventions and research methods, as well as sound understanding of dementia. Demonstration of research ability through publication output in peer reviewed international journals is desirable.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University's Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

This is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated. 

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


The appointment will be made on a full-time, fixed term basis at HEW6 until 30 June 2020. The remuneration package will be in the range $74,207 - $79,964 p.a. (full time equivalent), plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 9.5% (total package will be in the range $81,256 - $87,561 p.a. FTE).

Position Description

Download File Project Coordinator, NHMRC Boosting Dementia Research Project.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Dr Theresa Scott on +61 7 3443 2546 or email

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