The University of Newcastle, Australia

CM Engage: Engaging Community Managers in Providing Evidence-based Interventions for People with Mental Illness

Closing Date: 30 November 2018

PhD Opportunity

The National Disability Insurance Scheme allows people with physical disabilities to live better lives. Newcastle has been a pilot site for rolling out the NDIS for people with severe mental illnesses. How do Community Managers find evidence-based interventions?

Hands Team Work

Community Managers in the Hunter have changed roles dramatically in the past 5 years, since the NDIS psychosocial support pilot started here. They've changed staff, vision, mission and measures of productivity. But most importantly, they've changed the services they provide. But how do they find the right services? How do they find the right staff or training? How do they evaluate the effectiveness of their interventions in this new context? You have an exciting opportunity to meet Community Managers, interview them, and discover the dark matter that is community management! This is important work!!

PhD Opportunity details


Please note that this HDR opportunity does not guarantee a scholarship. To also be considered for a scholarship please apply by the relevant scholarship round.

Supervisor: Dr Mary-Claire Hanlon

Available to: Domestic students

Either PhD or MPhil

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants will preferably have First Class Honours. Please examine the university's website to find potential co-supervisors who look like they are a good fit with this project, and who have similar interests to your own, and include their names when you send your expression of interest.

Application Procedure

Interested applicants should send an email expressing their interest along with scanned copies of their academic transcripts, CV, a brief statement of their research interests and a proposal that specifically links them to the research project.

Please send the email expressing interest to by 5pm on 30 November 2018.

Applications Close 30 November 2018

Contact Dr Mary-Claire Hanlon
Phone +61 2 492 1776

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