A PhD scholarship for Exploring Health Delivery, Service Use, Feasibility and Practice in Remote Work Places, under the supervision of Professor David Perkins

PHD Scholarship: Exploring Health Delivery in Remote Work Places

Thursday, 23 March 2017


A PhD scholarship is available for Exploring Health Delivery, Service Use, Feasibility and Practice in Remote Work Places, under the supervision of Professor David Perkins.

We are seeking an enthusiastic applicant to be part of a team of researchers at the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health and the Centre for Resources Health and Safety, to study aspects of health service delivery in the workplace specifically in remote locations in Australia.

This project is the result of a partnership between these two research centres and an industry partner, Aspen Medical.

This study will investigate health and wellbeing of remote workers, by examining data on health service delivery related to pre-employment assessment, occupational health assessment and use of health services in remote workplaces.

Aspen Medical will be providing data related to these aspects for analysis which aims to investigate both feasibility and cost efficiency of service delivery and scope of practice of different professional medical staff at the workplace.

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

The successful applicant would have an undergraduate degree in psychology, health sciences, health economics, geography or relevant disciplines, with interests in remote health and health service models.

It is crucial that the applicant has a basic understanding of analysing quantitative data. Research training and support will be available.

This project will be based at the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health in Orange, however there may-be some flexibility for other locations with the University of Newcastle.

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

Full scholarship available, partially funded by the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health and partially by the University of Newcastle. Scholarship value: $26,282 p.a., indexed in January each year.

ELIGIBILITY

The successful applicant would have an undergraduate degree in psychology, health sciences, health economics, geography or relevant disciplines, with interests in remote health and health service models.

It is crucial that the applicant has a basic understanding of analysing quantitative data. Research training and support will be available.

This scholarship is for domestic and International students.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

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

Contact: Assoc Prof Carole James
Email: carole.james@newcastle.edu.au
Phone: +61 (0)2 4921 6632

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 31 May 2017

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