PhD Opportunities

RURAL MENTAL HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT
PhD Scholarship

A PhD scholarship opportunity is available for a student to study rural mental health and the environment under the supervision of  Professor Brian Kelly.

We are seeking an enthusiastic applicant to be part of a team of researchers at the Centre for Resources Health and Safety, to undertake a PhD involving rural mental health and the environment.

The project will be undertaken in partnership between the University of Newcastle’s Centre for Resources Health and Safety (Faculty of Medicine and Public Health), the School of Environmental and Life Sciences’ Centre for Water, Climate and Land (Faculty of Science) and the University of New England (Collaborative Research Network on Mental Health and Well-being in Rural and Regional Communities).

There are a number of themes this study could investigate such as:

  • Mental health resilience
  • Environmental impacts on rural communities and well-being
  • Extreme environmental events and how they relate to human health and rural communities
  • Human health and social impacts associated with drought, flood and other weather events
  • Psychosocial and environmental distress
  • Addressing vulnerabilities and building resilience in human health in communities
  • Community-level social and economic impacts of climate change related events
  • Relationships between health, well-being and the capacity to adapt to climate change – does low capacity to adapt increase poor well-being or does poor well-being limit the capacity to adapt?

Applications will also be considered from people interested more broadly in climate change and mental health.

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

The successful applicant should have an undergraduate degree in health or science and a basic understanding of analysing quantitative data.

Research training and support will be available.

This project will be part of the Centre for Resources Health and Safety based at the University of Newcastle.

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

The scholarship is open to Domestic and International candidates. The scholarship is funded 50/50 UON and Faculty of Health and Medicine with an annual stipend of $26,682 (2017 rate, reviewed annually).

ELIGIBILITY

The successful applicant should have an undergraduate degree in health or science and a basic understanding of analysing quantitative data. Research training and support will be available. This project will be part of the Centre for Resources Health and Safety based at the University of Newcastle.

Applications for this PhD are now closed.

EXPLORING HEALTH DELIVERY IN REMOTE WORKPLACES PhD Scholarship

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.

Applications for this PhD are now closed.

DEFENCE INDUSTRY PhD Scholarship

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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” which is being conducted in conjunction with Aspen Medical who have existing partnerships with several Ex-Service Organisation’s. 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.

Applications for this PhD are now closed.NIER Logo