The University of Newcastle, Australia

UON PhD scholarships and opportunities

Yoga

Implementing the Provision of Care to Address Cancer Risk Behaviours in Community Mental Health Services

Closing Date: 26 October 2018
PhD Scholarship

The Physical Health in Mental Illness (PHiMI) Research team has a key focus on developing and evaluating systems-based approaches to addressing chronic disease risk behaviours for people with a mental illness, including smoking, poor nutrition, inadequate physical activity.

Low Carbon Energy Transition

Closing Date: 31 October 2018
PhD Scholarship

The successful candidate will contribute to a cross-institutional research project investigating the political dynamics of the low carbon energy transition within the Australian energy industry.

Gavel

PhD Scholarship Offered in Gender and Judging

Closing Date: 31 October 2018
PhD Scholarship

Expressions of interest are sought from applicants wishing to conduct research that unites the following areas of focus: • Gender and judging • Judicial diversity • Legal reasoning • Feminist institutionalism • Feminist political and legal theory

Climate Change

Climate Change Law and Policy: Legal Frameworks for the Social Cost of Carbon Dioxide

Closing Date: 31 October 2018
PhD Scholarship

The successful applicant will work with supervisors to develop a research topic that builds theoretical and applied understandings of the use of cost-benefit analysis in policy assessment. In turn, this research will help to shape legal and policy responses to Climate Change in Australia.

Tortoise

Prey – Preferences of Australia’s Placental Predator Guild and the Role of Ecological Replacement in Restoring Ecosystems

Closing Date: 31 October 2018
PhD Scholarship

A PhD scholarship is available within the Conservation Biology group of the University of Newcastle’s School of Environmental and Life Sciences under the supervision of Associate Professor Matt Hayward.

Teacher

Investigating the Impact, Mediators and Sustainability of Teacher Professional Development and Transference to Student Outcomes

Closing Date: 08 November 2018
PhD Scholarship

The research will embed within an Australian Research Council-funded project incorporating the first Australian randomised controlled trial of this internationally important phenomenon.

Exercising man

Combined Influence of Physical Activity and Sleep on Health

Closing Date: 09 November 2018
PhD Scholarship

One PhD scholarship is available under the supervision of Associate Professor Mitch Duncan and Dr Stina Oftedal. The PhD will focus on understanding the combined influence of physical activity and sleep on the health and wellbeing of adults.

Books

Janet Copley Doctoral Scholarships for Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Closing Date: 09 November 2018
PhD Scholarship

Expression of Interest for the 2018 scholarship are now invited using the Janet Copley Doctoral Scholarship Expression of Interest form. The successful candidate will join a diverse School of Humanities and Social Science with an active research culture and a lively HDR cohort.

Legs

Translational Research and Capacity Building to Prevent the Development and Reduce the Impact of Anxiety and Depression

Closing Date: 09 November 2018
PhD Opportunity

Do you have a passion for prevention and translational research? Everymind is currently seeking interested students to join our team to work in strengthening prevention for children, adolescents, families and workplaces.

Mathematics

Selected Topic in Number Theory

Closing Date: 12 November 2018
PhD Scholarship

One domestic PhD scholarship is available in Number Theory. A possible project concerns Ducci sequences, which are sequences of n-tuples of integers formed by taking cyclic absolute differences, and is described in the next paragraph. Other topics proposed by the candidate will also be considered.

Scholarship

PhD Scholarship in Corporate finance, Management and Financial decisions

Closing Date: 15 November 2018
PhD Scholarship

The University of Newcastle is offering a PhD Scholarship in any of the following areas: corporate finance; bank loans; liquidity management; financial decisions; investment decisions.

Brain stroke

"Obesity Paradox" in Stroke: Studies on the Blood-brain Barrier

Closing Date: 30 November 2018
PhD Scholarship

Obesity is a major risk factor for stroke. However, many studies suggest a better prognosis in obese patients after stroke. The aim of this project is to investigate the underlying mechanisms with a focus on the blood-brain barrier.

Chemometrics based spectroscopy for emerging contaminants (eg. Pharmaceuticals in environment)

Closing Date: 30 November 2018
PhD Scholarship

Speciation and analysis of environmental organic contaminants at trace levels always poses challenge due to interferences from matrix and other substances.

Dad and child

Father-Child Interaction, Child Development & Mechanisms of Influence

Closing Date: 30 November 2018
PhD Scholarship

The PhD scholar will investigate aspects of father-child interaction that impact upon child development (0 to 5 years), with a particular focus on the nature, quality and frequency of the interactions.

p-adic numbers

Totally Disconnected, Locally Compact Groups

Closing Date: 30 November 2018
PhD Scholarship

A PhD scholarship opportunity is available for students to investigate totally disconnected, locally compact groups under the supervision of ARC Laureate Professor George Willis. The students will join a team seeking to bring our understanding of these groups to a level comparable to that of finite.

Road Hazard Landslide

Human Factors in Driving and Road Safety

Closing Date: 01 December 2018
PhD Scholarship

A particular focus of the lab is attention and situation awareness in driving, such as use of autonomous vehicles, road safety, hazard detection, and distraction.

Deoxyribonucleic acid

Adult Stem Cells in Respiratory and Gastrointestinal Diseases

Closing Date: 01 December 2018
PhD Scholarship

Studying the role of mucosal adult stem cells in lung and gastrointestinal tract tissue repair and inflammation, and applying cutting edge technology to build assays for translational medicine

Algal Bacteria

Genetic and Environmental Drivers of Neurotoxic Cyanobacterial Blooms

Closing Date: 31 December 2018
PhD Opportunity

Australian freshwater systems are plagued by toxic cyanobacterial ("blue-green algal") blooms. Mitigating the effects of these blooms is a major challenge in protecting the nation’s water supplies.

Atoll Pacific Ocean Coral

Ramifications of Climate Change on Microbial Ecology in the Pacific Ocean

Closing Date: 31 December 2018
PhD Opportunity

Microbial biodiversity in the tidal zone is responsible for important biological processes such as geochemical cycling and carbon sequestration. Climate change in the Pacific Islands has resulted in the restructuring of these zones effecting local freshwater ecology.

Cancer cell during cell division

CASTIDE: Cancer and Sexually-Transmitted Infection Differences in Experience

Closing Date: 31 August 2019
PhD Opportunity

People are increasingly experiencing a dual diagnosis – being told they have cancer and a sexually transmitted infection (STI) called Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). The aim of the project is to describe the experience for people with cancer, an STI or both.

Recently expired PhD Scholarships

court

Exploring Parents’ Participation and Legal Representation in Child Protection Proceedings in the NSW Children's Court

Closing Date: 30 September 2018
PhD Scholarship

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate that will conduct a socio-legal study of child protection law, contributing to interdisciplinary research of Dr Nicola Ross (child protection, family law) A/Prof John Anderson (criminal law, evidence) Dr Kcasey McLoughlin (feminist legal theory) and Prof Tania Sourdin (justice innovation).