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Scientia PhD Scholarships in Public Health

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Expression of Interest for the 2019 round of the UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme Program has now closed.

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 2019

    For more information visit the FAQs, Guidelines, and Terms and Conditions for more detailed information on the process and the Scheme.


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

    Projects will be listed here as they become available.

    Strategic Area Research Project Primary Supervisor Secondary Supervisor
    Interdisciplinary research Naturalistic Study of Budding Cyclists [NS-Buddies] Dr Julie Hatfield (Transport and Road Safety Research Centre (TARS)) A/Prof Roslyn Poulos (SPHCM)
    Global Health Nephropathy in developing countries: combining earth observation and environmental epidemiology Dr Nicholas Osborne (SPHCM)

    Prof Richard Taylor (SPHCM)

    Klaus Joenhk (CSIRO)

    Interdisciplinary research

    Modelling the genomic epidemiology of antimicrobial resistant gonorrhoea

    A/Prof James Wood (SPHCM) A/Prof David Regan (Kirby)
    Aboriginal Health

    Literacy program effects on wellbeing outcomes in Aboriginal adults - Candidates wishing to apply for a scholarship in this project are required to send a 2-page CV to either Prof Richard Taylor or Dr Sophia Lin before Friday, 6 July 2018

    Prof Richard Taylor

    Dr Sophia Lin

    A/Prof Bob Boughton

    Biomedical Sciences

    The Microbiome Dementia Connection: Learnings from Diverse Populations

    Dr Adrienne Withall

    Julian Trollor

    Technology and Innovation Optimising the adoption of technological innovations in healthcare

    A/Prof David Heslop

    A/Prof Reema Harrison

    Dr Michael Wang
    Global Health Addressing sexual and reproductive health education for adolescents in Indonesia

    Dr Jerico Pardosi

    Dr Husna Razee

    Dr Tanya Jakimow

    Global Health

    Optimising early childhood development among vulnerable populations in Asia

    A/Prof Rohan Jayasuriya Dr Patrick Rawstorne
    Indigenous Dementia prevention across the life course in Indigenous Australians

    Tony Broe (NRA)

    A/Prof Kim Delbaere
    Primary Health Care Community health workers as navigators: improving access to preventive care Prof Mark Harris (CPHCE)

    A/Prof Elizabeth Harris (CPHCE)

    A/Prof Jane Lloyd (CPHCE)

    Primary Health Care Growing Well: Renewing Sydney’s housing for health, wellbeing and equity Prof Evelyne de Leeuw (CPHCE) A/Prof Ben Harris-Roxas (CPHCE)