Health Economics - Sports Concussion

Friday, 16 February 2018

The  Priority Research Centre for Stroke and Brain Injury at the University of Newcastle has a PhD research opportunity studying health economics and sports concussion  under the supervision of Dr Andrew Gardner.

This research program will evaluate the economic cost of concussive injury.

The successful candidate will work closely with local semi-professional players, local sports' governing bodies, and the Hunter New England Local Health District Sports Concussion Clinic.

The study sample will included all registered players involved in the Newcastle and Hunter Rugby Union (NHRU) and the Newcastle Rugby League (Newcastle RL) competitions.


A three and a half year scholarship is available for one successful candidate. Scholarship Value: $27,082 p.a. (2018 rate), indexed in January each year. Opportunities for scholarship top-ups will also be available pending academic record and program progress.


This scholarship is for domestic students only.

Visit the higher degree by research scholarships website for further information about eligibility criteria (


To express your interest, please email your CV together with copies of your undergraduate transcripts and a brief statement of your research interests to as soon as possible.

Contact: Dr Andrew Gardner
Ph: +61 2 4033 5699

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