PhD scholarship in Public Health, Curtin University


PhD scholarship in Public Health (health systems evaluation and implementation research),Curtin University

Curtin University is Western Australia’s largest and most culturally diverse university with Australia’s third largest international student population. Currently Curtin university announces the following PhD scholarship opportunities for International student, New Zealand Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, Permanent Humanitarian Visa & Australian Citizens;


A three year fully funded PhD scholarship is available for an outstanding candidate to conduct health services research that focuses on health systems and implementation science at the School of Public Health. The PhD will involve evaluation of  the implementation of current telehealth service provision across the Western Australia country Health Services.   The PHD will involve evaluating the effectiveness of telehealth services across a number of key performance indicators (including quality, effectiveness and efficiency). The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on a range of activities, including survey design, data collection, data analysis and dissemination.

he PhD candidate will work jointly across the School of Public Health and the WA Country Health Services. The PhD will be supervised by experts in health systems and health economics. The supervisory team will be led by Professor Suzanne Robinson and Associate Professor James Boyd

Student type

  • Future Students


  • Health Sciences

Course type

  • Postgraduate Research


Non-gender specific


  • International students
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • Australian Citizen

Scholarship base

  • Merit Based
Maximum number awarded



The successful candidate will receive a stipend of $27,082 per annum.

Eligibility criteria

The successful candidate will have:
  • A Masters degree in a relevant discipline requiring the completion of a publicly available thesis or research project to an acceptable standard OR
  • A Bachelors degree with first class honours OR
  • Graduated with a bachelor degree (with first class or upper second honours) and completed a postgraduate diploma or its equivalent, or completed a master degree by coursework, with, in both cases, a course-weighted average of not less than 70 per cent within the University, and demonstrated the capacity to undertake significant research 

Additionally, they should:

  •  Have strong numeric skills and an interest in quantitative research;
  • Preferably have experience in research and/or the use of statistical packages; and
  • Preferably have experience of publishing peer-reviewed research.

How to apply

Application process

Please email Lynda Bergey ( with:
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Academic transcripts
  • A brief covering letter (no more than 2 sides A4) that addresses the eligibility criteria. The letter should explain why you are interested in the project and how your skills, attributes and experience make you a good candidate for the award.

Applications open: 09/02/2018
Applications close: 09/04/2018

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