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PhD Scholarship for Adolescent and Young Adult Healthcare Research


$27,082 per annum (2018 rate)

In addition, students are eligible to claim up to $3,000 to support travel and direct research costs.

3 years





The Centre for Research Excellence in Adolescent Health ( is seeking one candidate to undertake a PhD in the area of Adolescent Health research at the Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney (UTS).

The successful applicant will conduct a study focused on the health and wellbeing of adolescents and young adults and/or their access and uptake of health services. The applicant may identify their topic within this field, or choose to develop an aspect of current work within the CRE Adolescent Health portfolio.

To discuss projects of interest, please contact Lin Perry; 0401771644 or Melissa Kang (02) 9514 7986 or Fiona Brooks (or) 9514 5023.

The successful applicants will be supervised by Profs Fiona Brook, Lin Perry and A/ Prof Melissa Kang.

Who is eligible?

  • Eligibility for enrolment in a PhD program at UTS, with an Honours or Master Research
  • Capacity to enrol for Semester 2 / Spring semester 2018 no later than end August 2018
  • Open to Domestic students only

For information about the UTS PhD program please go to: UTS:

Selection process

Applicants will be assessed on the basis of academic merit, previous research outputs, research experience, the quality of any proposed research, and alignment with the University's research priorities. Applicants are required to have a background in adolescent and/or young adult health or social care. Applicants having a published academic paper are preferred.

Applicants may propose their own project, within the field of AYA health, or may choose to develop aspects of current work within the CRE adolescent health portfolio.

In addition to ensuring you are eligible for admission to UTS, students should contact one of the named supervisors to discuss a suitable adolescent health research project before submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI).

Need more information? Contact...

Lin Perry; 0401771644 or Melissa Kang  (02) 9514 7986