The University of Newcastle, Australia

PHD SCHOLARSHIP – SMS4dads mobile phone information and support for new fathers

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

A PhD scholarship is available in the SMS4dads suite of research projects under the supervision of A/Prof Richard Fletcher

Dad on computer

There is limited understanding of how to assist new fathers with information and support during the perinatal period. SMS4dads is developing an early intervention platform of mobile phone based programs to assist fathers and their partners to manage the transition to parenthood. The field of eHealth is developing rapidly expanding and there are numerous empirical questions to be addressed if the potential of the SMS4dads project is to be realised.

The PhD candidate will work on an agreed aspect of this study. This study will provide essential new knowledge to inform future approaches to supporting fathers, and thereby their partners and families during the perinatal period.

ELIGIBILITY
Applications will have an undergraduate degree in Psychology, Public Health, Medicine, Social Sciences or equivalent with first class honours and preferably a Masters degree. Strong proficiency in English is essential and good communication skills.
Applications are open to international and domestic candidates.

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS
The successful applicant will be supported by a scholarship for three years at $26,288 (indexed annually). with the opportunity to apply for a 6 month extension.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Interested applicants are advised to send an email expressing their interest.
Contact: Dr Richard Fletcher
Email: Richard.fletcher@newcastle.edu.au

Visit www.sms4dads.com

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN UNTIL 30TH SEPTEMBER 2016

Contact
  • Dr Richard Fletcher
  • Phone: 02 49216401

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