Deadline: May 31, 2012
The Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health in the School of Medicine at the University of Adelaide is offering a fully funded PhD Scholarship with an annual top-up to investigate health service utilization in men.
The successful candidate will focus on examining men’s attitudes and help-seeking behaviours in relation to their health and wellbeing with a view to improving health service delivery and developing more effective responses to men’s health issues. Data from a recent survey of 1500 men in South Australia, conducted to investigate the perceived healthcare needs of men, will be available for analysis in addition to follow-up data from the Florey Adelaide Male Ageing Study (FAMAS), a longitudinal study of over 1000 men in South Australia designed to learn about changes in men’s health as they age. Latitude to explore additional areas of interest in relation to men’s health service utilization will also exist within the project framework.
To qualify as an applicant you must:
- Be an Australian citizen or have Permanent Resident status in Australia
- Hold either an Honours degree (1st Class or 2A) or Master’s degree in a health related field
- Be able to meet the admission requirements for enrolment in a Higher Degree by Research program at the University of Adelaide
Value: The scholarship will be offered for full-time study for three years subject to satisfactory academic progress at a rate equivalent to an Australian Postgraduate Award ($23, 278 in 2012, indexed annually – tax exempt) plus a $2000 per annum top-up.
For more information about the research project and how to apply please contact: Dr Vanessa Glennon on 83130514