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PhD and Research Masters degrees

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Current Supervision Opportunities

PhD scholarship - The formation of young workers

PhD scholarship - The formation of young workers

Closing date: 4 March 2016

A PhD scholarship is available to investigate The formation of young workers under the supervision of Dr David Farrugia and Professor Lisa Adkins.


PhD and Research Masters in Creative Arts

PhD and Research Masters in Creative Arts

Closing date: Ongoing

Apply now for a PhD or Research Masters in the School of Creative Arts.


PhD and Research Masters in Education

PhD and Research Masters in Education

Closing date: Ongoing

See information on undertaking a PhD or Research Masters degree that is specific to each research area within the School of Education. This includes available supervisors, research methodologies, current graduate research and how to apply:


PhD and Research Masters in Humanities and Social Science

PhD and Research Masters in Humanities and Social Science

Closing date: Ongoing

See information on undertaking a PhD or Research Masters degree that is specific to each discipline within the School of Humanities and Social Science. This includes available supervisors, research methodologies, current graduate research and how to apply.



PhD Opportunity in Graph Labellings and Extremal Graph Theory

PhD Opportunity in Graph Labellings and Extremal Graph Theory

Closing date: Ongoing

An opportunitiy exists for a PhD candidate to work on a project investigating graph labellings, in particular Graceful Labellings, and various extremal graph problems under the supervision of Associate Professor Ljiljana Brankovic.


PhD Opportunity in Parameterised Approximation Algorithms

PhD Opportunity in Parameterised Approximation Algorithms

Closing date: Ongoing

An opportunity exists for a PhD candidate to investigate parameterised approximation algorithms under the supervision of Associate Professor Ljiljana Brankovic.



PhD Opportunity - Biomarker for early Alzheimer's disease

PhD Opportunity - Biomarker for early Alzheimer's disease

Closing date: Ongoing

A PhD opportunity exists for someone with biological and analytic skills who would be interested in taking advantage of collected data from an NHMRC funded study focussed on a novel potential biomarker for early Alzheimer's disease under the supervision of Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Schofield and Professor John Attia.


PhD/Research Masters Opportunity - Fathers Perinatal Depression

PhD/Research Masters Opportunity - Fathers Perinatal Depression

Closing date: Ongoing

Applications are invited from motivated graduates to undertake a PhD or research masters in Fathers Perinatal Depression under the supervision of Dr Richard Fletcher.


PhD Opportunity - Identifying and measuring cognitive impairment in brain cancer patients

PhD Opportunity - Identifying and measuring cognitive impairment in brain cancer patients

Closing date: 31 December 2015

A PhD opportunity exists to Identify and measure cognitive impairment in brain cancer patients at initial consultation and at 3-month follow up using the Audio Recorded Cognitive Screen (ARCS) under the supervision of Dr Mary-Claire Hanlon.


PhD Opportunity - Hospital use at the end of life

PhD Opportunity - Hospital use at the end of life

Closing date: Open until suitable applicant is found

A PhD opportunity is available to investigate hospital use at the end of life under the supervision of Professor Julie Byles and Dr Melissa Harris.


PhD Scholarship - Indigenous Counselling and Nicotine (ICAN) Quit in Pregnancy Trial

PhD Scholarship - Indigenous Counselling and Nicotine (ICAN) Quit in Pregnancy Trial

Closing date: 4 March 2016

A PhD scholarship is available in the Indigenous Counselling and Nicotine (ICAN) Quit in Pregnancy Trial under the supervision of Dr Gillian Gould and Professor Billie Bonevski.


PhD Scholarship - Combined cannabis and tobacco smoking in vulnerable pregnant women

PhD Scholarship - Combined cannabis and tobacco smoking in vulnerable pregnant women

Closing date: 4 March 2016

A PhD scholarship is available to investigate combined cannabis and tobacco smoking in vulnerable pregnant women under the supervision of Dr Gillian Gould and Associate Professor Adrian Dunlop.


PhD Scholarship - Equity and Quality of healthcare in an Australian context

PhD Scholarship - Equity and Quality of healthcare in an Australian context

Closing date: 11 March 2016

A PhD or Research Masters opportunity is available focusing on equity and quality of healthcare in an Australian context under the supervision of Laureate Professor Rob Sanson-Fisher and Professor John Attia


PhD Scholarship in Clinical Nutrition opportunity

PhD Scholarship in Clinical Nutrition opportunity

Closing date: 31 March 2016

A unique opportunity exists for a PhD student to undertake a human research project in the Clinical Nutrition Research Centre at the University of Newcastle, under the supervision of Professor Peter Howe and Dr Rachel Wong.


PhD Scholarship - Vasoactive nutrients to promote healthy ageing in postmenopausal women

PhD Scholarship - Vasoactive nutrients to promote healthy ageing in postmenopausal women

Closing date: 31 March 2016

A PhD or Research Masters scholarship is available for a student to research vasoactive nutrients to promote healthy ageing in postmenopausal women at the Clinical Nutrition Research Centre at the University of Newcastle, under the supervision of Dr Rachel Wong.


PhD Scholarship - Neurobiological mechanisms underlying the development of chronic neck pain

PhD Scholarship - Neurobiological mechanisms underlying the development of chronic neck pain

Closing date: 31 March 2016

A scholarship is available for a PhD student to work on a project investigating neurobiological mechanisms underlying the development of chronic neck pain under the supervision of Professor Philip Bolton.


PhD Scholarship - Role of mechanical forces in asthma pathogenesis

PhD Scholarship - Role of mechanical forces in asthma pathogenesis

Closing date: Ongoing

Applications are open for a PhD scholarship at the University of Newcastle. As the successful applicant you will undertake your doctoral studies in the Priority Research Centre for Asthma and Respiratory Disease at the Hunter Medical Research Institute in Newcastle.



PhD Scholarship - Optimization/Functional Analysis/Operator Theory/Harmonic Analysis

PhD Scholarship - Optimization/Functional Analysis/Operator Theory/Harmonic Analysis

Closing date: 31 March 2016

A PhD scholarship is available for a student to work on the ARC 2016 Discovery Project Relaxed Reflection Methods for feasibility and matrix completion problems under the supervision of Laureate Professor Jon Borwein and Dr Jeff Hogan.