There is a scholarship opportunity to research mental health and alcohol treatment programs for defence veterans, under the supervision of A/Prof Carole James

PhD Scholarship: E-Health, mental health and Defence Force Veterans

Friday, 2 December 2016


There is a scholarship opportunity for a PhD student to research  mental health and alcohol treatment programs for defence veterans, under the supervision of Associate Professor Carole James.

Associate Professor Carole James from the Faculty of Health and Medicine and the Centre for Resources Health and Safety is offering a Defence Industry PhD scholarship to work with a team of researchers on a Defence Health Foundation funded study – “An internet-delivered, evidenced-based treatment program for mental health and alcohol use in contemporary Veterans”.

The study is being conducted in conjunction with Aspen Medical who have existing partnerships with several ex- service organisations.

This project will see the student engage with Defence to evaluate the feasibility, acceptability, and effectiveness of an online therapy (SHADE - Self Help for Alcohol and Depression) for the treatment of mood, alcohol, and other substance use concerns in contemporary Veterans of the ADF.

The successful applicant would have an undergraduate degree in psychology, health sciences, health economics, statistics or relevant field.

Research training and support will be available.

Quantitative and qualitative research methods can be incorporated into this research study.

Working alongside academics and industry will provide the student with translational research skills.

This project will be based at the Centre for Resources Health and Safety, Newcastle Institute of Energy and Resources. It is envisaged that this PhD will include the timely publication of findings, which will guide translation of research into best practice services.

Scholarship Details

This is a Defence Industry Higher Degree Research Scholarship.

The scholarship meets the full tuition fees and overseas student health cover costs for a period of three years, as well as a relocation allowance of up to AU$1,520. It also provides a tax-free living allowance of AU$26,682 per annum (2017 rate, indexed annually).

The successful candidate may also apply for a six-month extension to the scholarship on research-related grounds.

Eligibility

The successful applicant would have an undergraduate degree in psychology, health sciences, health economics, statistics or relevant field.

This scholarship is available to International and Australian candidates.

Application procedure

Interested applicants are advised to send an email expressing their interest and providing background, including a CV, academic transcripts (if available), research experience and publication list.

Contact: Associate Professor Carole James
Email: Carole.James@newcastle.edu.au
Phone: (02) 4921 6632

Applications open until April 28, 2017

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