PhD Scholarship opportunity – Risk Based Licensing and alcohol-related harm in Australia
A PhD Scholarship is available as part of an ARC-funded study evaluating risk-based schemes for the sale of alcohol at on-licensed premises in Australia. The Scholarship will be administered by The University of Newcastle’s School of Medicine & Public Health.
The scholar will work under the primary supervision of Prof Kypros Kypri (http://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/kypros-kypri
). The scholarship is on a full-time basis for 3 years in Newcastle’s PhD program and includes two semesters of part-time course work in epidemiology and biostatistics in addition to a thesis, preparing the candidate for a public health research career. The successful candidate will undertake research into the effects of changes in liquor licensing on rates of assault and other disorder in Australian cities.
This national project is led by A/Professor Peter Miller, of Deakin University, and Professor Tanya Chikritzhs, of the National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University. There will be opportunities for the candidate to spend time at Deakin and Curtin as part of their training in the epidemiology of alcohol-related harm and evaluation of policy responses.
Suitable candidates will have at least a 1st class Honours Degree (or equivalent) in a behavioural science, social science, public health, or statistics, and a desire and aptitude for training in quantitative research methods in relation to health or social problems.
Study Subject: Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Public Health
To be undertaken at: University of Newcastle, HMRI Building
Open for applications from 20 April 2015 until 15 June 2015.
The value of this scholarship is $25406 per annum. This award is to be used for living expenses. This scholarship is paid fortnightly for a period of 3 years.
It is required that your study starts no earlier than 1 Jul 2015 and no later than 31 Aug 2015.
This scholarship is for study in Australia for those who have achieved Honours 1 or equivalent or hold a Masters Degree with Credit or Distinction. Only citizens of Australia or permanent residents of Australia can apply.
To apply for this scholarship you must apply directly to the main contact (below). Terms and conditions are subject to change.
Professor Kypros Kypri
School of Medicine & Public Health
University of Newcastle, Australia
+ 61 2 4042 0536