The University of Newcastle, Australia

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.


This research will be undertaken as part of the work of the Prevention Hub. The Prevention Hub, co-lead by Everymind and the Black Dog Institute, conducts research across a variety of mental health areas including mental health and suicide prevention; knowledge translation; and capability development. The Prevention Hub has a strong interest in developing robust outcome measures; translating knowledge into practice; and testing strategies to improve mental health outcomes and prevent mental ill-heath and suicide. These research projects will be conducted at Everymind, a leading Institute dedicated to the prevention of mental ill-health and suicide and candidates will be enrolled at the University of Newcastle. Everymind tackles complex prevention problems in which often involve multi-level interventions that target individuals, carers, workforces, communities, and organisations to improve mental health care outcomes for all Australians. Our research work is multidisciplinary and often involves partnerships with industry, policy makers and consumers. Everymind has scholarships available for Higher Degree by Research candidates to work within the following two areas of work:

  1. Workplaces. The Higher Degree by Research candidate will contribute to our work in the area of workplace mental health, with a specific focus on those who work in small business. Research will aim to:
    1. Better our understanding of the distinct and specific needs of those who work in small business;
    2. Use the information to help shape development of tailored programs for those who work in small business; and
    3. Evaluate programs to enhance mental health and wellbeing of those who work in Australian small businesses.
  2. Strengthening Prevention for Children, Adolescents and Families. The Higher Degree by Research candidate will contribute to the development and evaluation of a new online program to improve the mental health and wellbeing of adult carers providing support for a family member or friend with anxiety and/or depression.

PhD Opportunity details

Funding: $27,082 per annum (2018 rate) indexed annually. The living allowance scholarship is for 3.5 years and the tuition fee scholarship is for four years. Scholarships also include up to $1,500 relocation allowance, if applicable.

Supervisor: Associate Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin

Available to: Domestic students


Eligibility Criteria

These positions would suit applicants from: behavioural science, health behaviour, social science, public health, epidemiology, psychology, nursing or other allied health. Students are also expected to have a basic understanding of quantitative statistical methods or work towards. Students must also meet the admission eligibility criteria.

Application Procedure

Interested applicants should send an email expressing their interest along with a copy of their CV (including any publications), academic transcripts, and a brief statement regarding their preferred area of research. If applicant's have more than one area of interest, they should be ranked in order of preference. Selection is a competitive process and an interview may be required.

Please send the email expressing interest to by 5pm on 09 November 2018.

Applications Close 09 November 2018

Contact Mr Gavin Hazel
Phone +61 2 4924 6945

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