A PhD scholarship is available for Determining Models of Care for Severe Asthma, under the supervision of Vanessa McDonald and Vanessa Clark

PHD SCHOLARSHIP - Determining Models of Care for Severe Asthma

Thursday, 23 March 2017

A PhD scholarship is available for Determining Models of Care for Severe Asthma, under the supervision of Vanessa McDonald and Vanessa Clark

The NHMRC-funded Centre of Excellence in Severe Asthma  supports training and research translation in severe asthma.

The Centre brings together researchers in Newcastle, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, with the aim of achieving integrated, effective and evidence-based care, transforming the approach to severe asthma.

Applications are invited for individuals looking to start PhD studies based at the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI), through the University of Newcastle.

You will be part of a dynamic and inter-professional research group, with an outstanding research track record and exceptional research facilities. Researchers are involved in translational research not only in severe asthma, but also mild and moderate asthma, COPD and other airways diseases.

The successful applicant will focus on developing best practice models of care for the management of severe asthma.

Specific roles include:

  • Systematic review of literature
  • Qualitative interviews with patients and primary and tertiary care clinicians
  • Development and piloting of tools to inform severe asthma management

Creative, articulate and strongly-motivated candidates with skills and experience in any or all of the following, are encouraged to apply.


Scholarship Value: $26,682 p.a. (2017 rate), 3 years plus 6 month extension.

Opportunities exist for travel grant funding through the Centre of Excellence in Severe Asthma


Minimum eligibility criteria: GPA of at lest 5.25 out of 7, English Proficiency, Honours Class One or equivalent.

This scholarship is for domestic and international students.


Interested applicants are advised to send an email expressing their interest.

Contact: Dr Vanessa McDonald
Email: severeasthma@newcastle.edu.au
Phone: (02) 40420146


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