The Science of Healthcare Delivery

The University of New England (UNE) in Armidale, is a regionally based Australian university committed to delivering an outstanding student experience. UNE is proud of its excellent international reputation as well as being a leader in research and academic innovation. We aim to foster a constructive and engaged culture where creative ideas and innovation thrive.

The Faculty of Medicine and Health offers courses, training and research opportunities in a full range of scientific and clinical disciplines including Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychology, Health Sciences, Counselling, Health Management, Nursing and Social Work. Our Faculty staff and students are committed to improving the well-being of individuals, families, communities and populations through diverse programmes, collaborative research and strong community partnerships.

The New England Institute for Healthcare Research (NEIHR) was recently established within the Faculty of Medicine and Health and has affiliations with the Hunter New England Local Health District and formal networks of community-based health professionals. This is an exciting time to join our team with PhD scholarship opportunities available within the NEIHR.

Project Information

The research projects will be undertaken within the newly established New England Institute for Healthcare Research (NEIHR). The projects will have close affiliation with the Hunter New England Local Health District and networks of community-based health professionals. The context for the PhD scholarships is exploring the enablers and facilitators of e-health and digital health technologies, particularly their relevance in rural and regional settings in improving access to healthcare.

The successful candidates will be required to work alongside health service industry partners and the broader scientific community and therefore display a willingness to work in rural areas and the capacity to work both independently and as part of a team.

Scholarship Information

PhD Scholarship available valuing AU$30,000 per annum, tax-exempt and paid in fortnightly installments, and will be indexed annually in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

The scholarship is open to domestic candidates only.

The PhD must be undertaken on a full-time basis.

Additional information

Applicants must be able to demonstrate strong research and analytical skills. Applicants must be proficient in spoken and written English and have a current driver’s licence. A statement of your background and interest in the project, Curriculum Vitae (CV) and all undergraduate academic transcripts must be submitted with the scholarship application.

How To Apply

Applicants must meet UNE’s admission requirements for a PhD program. Please see the entry requirements. Applicants must submit a candidature application if they wish to apply for a scholarship. For more information on submitting a candidature application please see our how to apply/enrol webpage.

To apply for the scholarship please review the relevant application guidelines and complete the application form:

Scholarship and candidature applications can be submitted through AskUNE.

Please see the scholarship terms and conditions for more information.

To discuss these opportunities or for further inquiries, please email Professor Frances Quirk

Closing Date: 31 October 2019 at 5:00 pm

Equity principles underpin all UNE policies and procedures. As a University committed to engaging a diverse workforce, UNE encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.