PhD Scholarship – The Health4Her Project

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Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
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PhD Scholarship – The Health4Her Project

Job No.: 664699

Location: Turning Point, 110 Church Street, Richmond

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 3.5-year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: The successful applicant will receive a tax-free stipend, at the current value of $35,013 per annum 2024 full-time rate, as per the Monash Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend

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About the project

Alcohol is a major modifiable risk factor for female breast cancer; yet, awareness of this risk remains surprisingly low, and is not systematically addressed in healthcare settings. The Health4Her project , a collaboration between Turning Point, Monash University, Eastern Health, BreastScreen Victoria, VicHealth, Lifepool, and Shades of Pink, is a world-first initiative targeting low awareness of the link between alcohol and breast cancer among women participating in population-based breast screening programs.

A PhD scholarship is being offered to conduct research as part of the Health4Her Project, supporting the implementation-effectiveness trials, as well as the opportunity to gather data and explore a range of issues around women’s health and alcohol consumption, including alcohol literacy, attitudes, social practices, health promotion, and behaviour change.

The project may include qualitative and quantitative research methods, the utilisation of implementation research frameworks, and consumer and stakeholder participation approaches.

Turning Point and Monash University

The successful candidate will be part of a multidisciplinary cohort of researchers and students based at Turning Point, Australia’s leading national addiction treatment, training and research centre, based in Melbourne, Australia. For more information about the important work that Turning Point does, please visit the website .

Turning Point is affiliated with Eastern Health Clinical School, within the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (MNHS) at Monash University, and undertakes close collaborative work with the Monash Addiction Research Centre (MARC).

Monash University is a member of Australia’s Group of Eight coalition, and is internationally recognized for excellence in research and teaching as one of the world's top 80 universities. Embedded in an ecosystem of health, academia and industry, it delivers the research outcomes, skilled workforce, technology and partnerships to improve human health locally and globally.

Supervisory team

The principal supervisor will be Dr Jasmin Grigg .

Dr Grigg is a Research Fellow in Addiction Studies at Monash University and Turning Point. Her research uses hybrid implementation-effectiveness methods to develop novel public health interventions to reduce alcohol consumption and related harms, and raise population awareness about the low levels of drinking that cause harm.

Eligibility Requirements

This opportunity is available to domestic students only. Candidates will need to fulfil the Monash University minimum requirements for admission to a PhD detailed here: admissions/entry-requirements/ minimum .  

How to apply

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To express your interest in this scholarship and PhD research opportunity, we request candidates provide:

  • A cover letter describing your research interests and why you would like to undertake a PhD (maximum one page)
  • A CV including qualifications, academic achievements, list of publications, work history and references
  • A copy of your academic transcript(s)


Turning Point Research Support, [email protected]

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