Wednesday, 12 February 2014

PhD Opportunities In Public Health

The Migration, Social Disadvantage, and Health Programs, based within the Global Health & Society Unit, Department of Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine, has three PhD Scholarships for high performing new PhD students ($25,220/scholarship/year over three years). 

We are seeking students with Honours (1st class or equivalent), who have published at least two peer-reviewed papers to work on three discrete PhD projects focusing on global health and/or the prevention of chronic diseases among migrants and ethnic minorities (including indigenous people) in Australia and/or overseas. 

The PhD area of research is negotiable with the successful candidates. Successful candidates will work under the supervision of A/Prof Andre Renzaho, who is a leading expert in the prevention of chronic diseases including obesity prevention, vitamin D and type 2 diabetes, the double burden of undernutrition, acculturation measurements and health outcomes, the socio-cultural aspects chronic diseases, and blood donation among dark skinned populations. 

The successful students will have the opportunity to work in a world class research setting, which offers staff and students the opportunity to work together in more systemic and sustained ways and the mentoring systems in place are world class. 

Please send your application and the outline of your PhD proposal to andre.renzaho@monash.edu

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