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PhD Scholarship - Health Inequities (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students )



The Centre for Disability Research and Policy is offering an opportunity for students who want to make a substantial research contribution to reducing health inequities for people with disability. This scholarship will suit graduates eligible for an Australian Postgraduate Award or a National Health and Medical Research Council Public Health Scholarship. The Centre will offer additional funds to support a student who gains one of these funded scholarships. We are keen to attract candidates who wish to be part of and contribute to our multi-disciplinary team. The candidate will have opportunities to collaborate with Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers.

As a student in the Centre for Disability Research and Policy and the CRE-DH, the student will be part of a team of academics and researchers at the cutting-edge of important international research using the latest methods. The Centre offers excellent research facilities including a dedicated student study space, high quality facilities, frequent internal and external seminars, and funded conference travel.

The first research centre of its kind internationally, the CRE-DH will generate the evidence required for policy reform to improve the health of working age Australians with disabilities. The CRE-DH involves leading researchers from across Australia (University of Melbourne, University of Sydney, UNSW, Monash University and RMIT) and internationally with expertise in public health, social epidemiology, health economics, health and social policy, psychology, psychiatry and public administration. The CRE will further develop the future research leaders in disability and health.

The CRE-DH has four work programs:

Students research will primarily be part of the mapping inequities research program which is being led by the Centre for Disability Research and Policy and they will collaborate with other staff and PhD students of the CRE-DH. The projects available under this work program would suit students with a research background in qualitative social and/or health research, quantitative social sciences or biostatistics with an interest in applying these skills to mapping inequities in social, economic and health outcomes of people with and without disabilities.

Applicants would normally have an Honours 1 or Honours 1 equivalence in a relevant discipline (public health, social sciences, statistics, social policy) and will be provided the coursework in disability and related studies.

People with lived experience of disabiliy are encouraged to apply.

Closing date: Friday 29 September 2017


Professor Gwynnyth Llewellyn
Ph: (02) 9351 9553

Dr John Gilroy


Last updated: 18 July 2017
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