Preventing the Development and Reducing Impact of Mental Ill-health in Carers Providing Support for Someone who has Attempted Suicide
Closing Date: 03 April 2020
Interested in prevention and translational research? Everymind is seeking a passionate, enthusiastic student to join our team focussed on preventing mental ill-health in carers who provide support for someone who has attempted suicide.
The Prevention Hub, co-led by Everymind and the Black Dog Institute, conducts research and develops programs around support for mental health; prevention of mental ill-health and suicide; knowledge translation; and capability development. The successful PhD scholarship candidate will specifically contribute to the development and evaluation of a new online program and tailored resources for carers providing support for a family member, partner or friend who has attempted suicide. 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 in Newcastle dedicated to the prevention of mental ill-health and suicide. Our research work is multidisciplinary and often involves partnerships with industry, the mental health sector, policy makers and consumers.
PhD Scholarship details
Funding: $28,092 per annum (2020 rate) indexed annually. For a PhD candidate, the living allowance scholarship is for 3.5 years and the tuition fee scholarship is for four years. Note: Scholars must not undertake paid employment of more than eight hours per week within the hours of 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. They must also be enrolled as a full-time and on-campus PhD candidate, requiring that you regularly attend campus to complete your program.
Supervisor: Dr Sally Fitzpatrick
Available to: Domestic students
In addition to meeting the minimum eligibility requirements for admission, applicants should have a background in behavioural science, health behaviour, social science, public health, epidemiology, psychology or other allied health area. Applicants are also expected to have a basic understanding of quantitative statistical methods and a willingness to expand their current capabilities as the project demands.
To express interest, please send an email to Dr Sally Fitzpatrick with the items listed below:
- A brief (1-page maximum) covering letter, describing your background, interests, experience and why you would be a good candidate for this research projectt
- A copy of your CV, including any publications
Selection is a competitive process and an interview may be required for a final decision.
Please send the email expressing interest to Sally.Fitzpatrick@health.nsw.gov.au by 5pm on 03 April 2020.
Applications Close 03 April 2020
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