Higher Degree Research scholarships

Find out about HDR scholarships in the School of Population Health

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  • Are you an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person interested in obtaining a higher degree? A generous scholarship is now available from The School of Population Health and UNSW for a Masters or PhD in Aboriginal youth health and wellbeing.

    We are seeking expressions of interest from candidates to undertake Masters by Research (MRes), Masters in Philosophy (MPhil) or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). There are a several potential research topics open including:

    • Understanding how factors related to social and emotional wellbeing, cardiometabolic risk, and avoidable injury vary across the adolescent age spectrum in the ‘Next Generation’ cohort.
    • Exploring how Aboriginal cultural health, health behaviours and social challenges impact young Aboriginal people’s health and wellbeing in the ‘Next Generation’ cohort
    • Working collaboratively with Aboriginal communities and stakeholders to explore preventive actions and knowledge translation.

    Why study with us?

    We have generous tax-free scholarships available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander higher degree students providing support up to $60,000 pa, and a strong team of Aboriginal academics to provide cultural and professional support.

    You will have the opportunity to engage in high quality research under the guidance of expert researchers and supervisors. Our School is strongly committed to excellence in learning, teaching and research to enhance public health and health services. We provide quality learning that is student-centred and relevant to real-world practice.

    Who we are looking for

    If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person with an undergraduate degree in public health, allied health, social sciences, medical/health sciences, psychology, or related field, or Honours degree, and have experience working with Aboriginal communities contact us now!

    This position is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants only (pursuant to section 126 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW). The exemption was sought for this position to designate and recruit professional and academic positions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only, to fulfil UNSW’s goal of a representative workforce rate.

    More information

    To explore this opportunity further please contact Professor Rebecca Ivers (rebecca.ivers@unsw.edu.au) or Dr Ary Yashadhana (a.yashadhana@unsw.edu.au)

    Professor of Public Health
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