Health science scholarship is available in Australia at two research units; CRE REACH and CRE WHY, focusing upon aboriginal child injury and adolescent health respectively.

Master/PhD health science scholarship in Community led Aboriginal child injury prevention

CRE REACH (Research Excellence in Aboriginal Child and Adolescent Health) is a research unit managed by the University of Melbourne led by Professor Sandra Eades, the unit pursues research in Aboriginal child and adolescent health, with regards to regional and national policy making. CRE REACH is providing opportunities to health and medical research workforce to pursue independent projects become future leaders in the sector.

Students and researchers at CRE REACH are offered mentorships, traineeships, short courses, PhD and postdoctoral positions in 6 priority areas of research; Injury prevention, Infant nutrition/development, Smoking, Youth mental & physical health. The research team at CRE REACH includes many top scientists and academicians from Australian research institutes and universities.

Scholarship Description

Prospective candidates who are interested in Aboriginal child injury prevention and health literacy should apply for this position. The research project involves working with two New South Wales remote Aboriginal community organisations to develop and pilot an innovative child injury prevention program, with a focus on health literacy.

Candidates will be enrolled through University of New South Wales, Sydney at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Ivers. The School of Public Health and Community Medicine is a vibrant and supportive place to study and conduct high quality research under the supervision of world class researchers.

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person is eligible to enroll in a Masters (by research) or a PhD in health science ( public health, medicine, allied health, psychology etc). Domestic students are eligible to apply for this position, prospective applicants with backgrounds in arts or law disciplines will also be considered.

For queries or to apply for this position, submit your expression of interest via cover letter and CV to Prof. Rebecca Ivers (Rebecca.ivers@unsw.edu.au).

There are no deadlines for the current health science scholarship, applications will be reviewed as soon as they arrive.

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PhD health science scholarship in Improving health pathways for adolescents

CRE WHY is a center of excellence in adolescent health research funded by National Health and Medical Research Council. The research center is committed to pursue research in health and well-being of young people. At CRE WHY (Wellbeing Health & Youth) a team of researchers, clinicians, health administrators, youth advocates and policy makers are collaborating with young people on the development of health services.

CRE WHY has partnership with 7 Australian universities; The University of Sydney, The University of Melbourne, The University of New South Wales, Macquarie University, Western Sydney University, University of Technology and Curtin University. CRE WHY aims to create new dimension in engagement of youth as research partners, providing a voice for key stakeholders in adolescent health research, promoting a community of supporters and advocates of adolescent health.

Scholarship Description

The PhD position is available to motivated candidates who are interested in studying and researching adolescent health. The research project involves creation of innovative pilot models of adolescent health care addressing developmental issues in collaboration with local health districts of New South Wales. The research work will be carried out at emergency departments located in hospitals with a focus upon injury and self-harm. Clinicians and young people will work together for the improvement of psychosocial health, wellbeing and implementation of digital health solutions.

Candidates will be enrolled through University of New South Wales, Sydney at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Ivers. The School of Public Health and Community Medicine is a vibrant and supportive place to study and conduct high quality research under the supervision of world class researchers.

Prospective candidates are required to have a strong interest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and/or be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person. Succesfull candidates will be enrolled in a PhD program and will have a background in health science (medicine, public health, allied health, psychology etc). Domestic applicants can apply for this positions, for more information, queries or to apply please submit your expression of interest via Cover Letter and CV to Prof. Rebecca Ivers (Rebecca.ivers@unsw.edu.au).

There are no deadlines for the current health science scholarship, applications will be reviewed as soon as they arrive.

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