PhD Opportunity: Addressing chronic disease among people with a mental health condition

Wednesday, 28 February 2018


The Physical Health in Mental Illness (PHiMI) Research Group, led by Professor Jenny Bowman in the School of Psychology, is seeking expressions of interest for Research Higher Degree candidates.

The Physical Health in Mental Illness (PHiMI) Research Group, led by Professor Jenny Bowman in the School of Psychology, is seeking expressions of interest for Research Higher Degree candidates.

The PHiMI group has a key focus on developing and evaluating novel approaches to addressing chronic disease risk behaviours for people with a mental illness, including smoking, poor nutrition, inadequate physical activity, and harmful alcohol consumption.

Approaches include understanding the individual, organisational and environmental determinants of health-related behaviours, and increasing the capacity of mental health services and other services to implement evidence based care to address these behavioural risks.

The work is highly collaborative, and involves a strong research relationship with local mental health services and other industry partners at local and state levels.

A number of PhD opportunities may be available on various projects.

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

This PhD opportunity does not guarantee a scholarship. To also be considered for a scholarship please apply for admission and select the relevant scholarship round. The team is happy to assist the right applicant in preparing their application.

ELIGIBILITY

For general eligibility criteria please see: https://www.newcastle.edu.au/research-and-innovation/graduate-research/phd-and-research-degrees/eligibility

This opportunity is only avaliable to domestic students.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Interested applicants should send an email expressing their interest, including scanned evidence of their academic transcript, CV. These documents should be emailed to Kate.Bartlem@newcastle.edu.au by 5pm, Wednesday 28th February 2018.

For more information please contact:

Contact Name: Dr Kate Bartlem
Email: Kate.Bartlem@newcastle.edu.au
Phone: +61 40 33 9608

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 28th February, 2018

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