The University of Newcastle, Australia

Implementing the Provision of Care to Address Cancer Risk Behaviours in Community Mental Health Services

Closing Date: 26 October 2018

PhD Scholarship

The Physical Health in Mental Illness (PHiMI) Research team has a key focus on developing and evaluating systems-based approaches to addressing chronic disease risk behaviours for people with a mental illness, including smoking, poor nutrition, inadequate physical activity.


The opportunity to undertake PhD with PHiMI team is currently available on research project which addresses the need to facilitate the adoption of evidence-based behaviour change strategies and support for people with mental illness into routine practice. It will involve the use of evidenced-based, clinical practice change strategies to support the implementation of AAR (Assess, Advise, and Refer) preventive care within community mental health services in the Hunter New England Local Health District.

PhD Scholarship 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: Dr Kate Bartlem and Professor Jenny Bowman

Available to: Domestic students


Eligibility Criteria

Applicants are required to meet the minimum eligibility criteria for admission.

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, contact details for two academic referees, and a proposal that specifically links them to the research project.

Please send the email expressing interest to by 5pm on 26 October 2018.

Applications Close 26 October 2018

Contact Professor Jenny Bowman
Phone +61 2 4921 5958

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