Implementing Evidence-Based Smoking Cessation Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pregnant Women
Closing Date: 15 September 2019
The student will research an aspect of the iSISTAQUIT (implementing Supporting Indigenous Smokers To Assist Quitting) project. This targets health services working with Aboriginal pregnant mothers, to improve management of smoking in pregnancy.
Smoking during pregnancy has a major impact on the health of the unborn baby, and we know from our research that pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers need better access to evidence-based smoking cessation care. The student will research an agreed aspect of the iSISTAQUIT (implementing Supporting Indigenous Smokers To Assist Quitting) project. This project targets health services working with Aboriginal pregnant mothers, to improve management of smoking in pregnancy. This innovative new project will be accompanied by a social media campaign aimed at services, Aboriginal communities and pregnant women. The aim of this scholarship is to build capacity for Indigenous Health research. The study uses a participatory action research model and implementation science. There will be the opportunity for both qualitative and quantitative data collection, and working closely with diverse Aboriginal communities – both through Aboriginal and mainstream services. The project is funded by the Department of Health and, although a national project, is run out of a new centre in Coffs Harbour, led by Associate Professor Gillian Gould. The successful candidate will join a dedicated team of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal researchers. The research proposal for the scholarship will be negotiated with the successful candidate, and may address various health concerns for pregnant Aboriginal women, their families and communities, and implementation aspects of the training for the services, and/or the social media campaign. The candidate will be required to relocate to Coffs Harbour for at least the first 2 years of the full-time PhD.
PhD Scholarship details
Funding: Funded by the Australian Government Dept of Health iSISTAQUIT project. $27,596 per annum (2019 rate) indexed annually. For a PhD candidate, the living allowance scholarship is for 3.5 years and the tuition fee scholarship is four years.
Supervisor: A/Prof Gillian Gould
Available to: This scholarship is for a person who identifies as a female Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person. The gender requirement is due to the topic being about sensitive women’s business.
This scholarship is for a person who identifies as a female Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person. The gender requirement is due to the topic being about sensitive women’s business.
Please also refer to the admission eligibility criteria.
Please send the email expressing interest to Gillian.Gould@newcastle.edu.au by 5pm on 15 September 2019.
Applications Close 15 September 2019
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