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Scientia PhD Scholarships in Public Health

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UNSW is now recruiting new PhD scholars of exceptional quality to work on research projects aligned with UNSW’s ten year strategy. These prestigious scholarships offer unique benefits, individualised support and guaranteed funding to reach your personal development goals. Candidates are matched with our best researchers who have demonstrated excellence in supervision, and will work in research areas aligned with UNSW’s strategic goals. For further information please refer to the UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarships website

These prestigious scholarships includes:

  • a stipend of $40,000 per annum for four years
  • tuition fees covered for the full 4 year period
  • a support package of up to $10,000 per annum for support of development activities, international collaboration and other related expenses
  • work on high quality research projects with the best supervisory teams in world class environments
  • coaching and mentoring will form a critical part of your highly personalised leadership development plan
  • commence their candidature in either semester of 2018

    For more information, please read the Frequently Asked Questions and Guidelines.


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    Deadline for Expression of Interest 21st July 2017


    School of Public Health & Community Medicine research areas, projects and supervisors

    Strategic Area

    Research Project

    Primary Supervisor

    Joint Supervisor

    Grand Challenges


    Examining sustainability in sport for social change through social business


    Anne Bunde-Birouste



    Mohammed Razzaque


    Global Health   Integrating eHealth, Social Business and Citizen Engagement to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals  

    Siaw-Teng Liaw



    Md Mahfuz Asraf


    Global Health   Endemic Nephropathy in Developing Countries: Epidemiology and Earth Observation  

    Nicholas Osborne


    Global Health   Trends in Causes of Death in Pacific Island Countries  

    Richard Taylor


    Global Health   Task-Specific Brain Training to Improve Balance and Cognitive Function  

    Kim Delbaere


    Technology and Innovation   Designing a low cost, reusable fitted face mask to prevent infection  

    Raina MacIntyre



    Rakesh Joshi


    Social Justice, Government and Health Policy   Investigating how Big Data Translates from Research into Public Health Policy  

    Niamh Stephenson