School of Nursing and Midwifery PhD Scholarship – Climate Change and Older Adults

Updated: 23 days ago
Location: Mount Lawley, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 01 Jun 2024

At a glance

Global climate change (GCC) is widely recognised as a serious public health issue for human health and wellbeing across the lifespan. The consequences and threat of GCC to older adults includes worsening of existing health conditions, acquiring new health challenges and overall, increased likelihood of comorbidity and mortality. The focus of this PhD scholarship is to contribute to the development of methods and approaches for protecting older adults against the effects of climate change on their psychological health and wellbeing.


Eligibility guidelines

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must have;

  • Completed a health-related bachelor’s degree with first- or second-class honours and/or a master’s degree with a research component or equivalent from a recognised university.
  • An IELTS score of ≥7 across all bands where relevant tertiary education is not completed in an English-speaking country.

Selection criteria
  • Evidence of excellent interpersonal, communication and scientific writing skills
  • Evidence of research level English language proficiency (international, where applicable).
  • Have relevant experience in quantitative (e.g., SPSS and/or R or equivalent) and/or qualitative (NVIVO) analysis.
  • Have relevant experience working in either age-related and/or in community and primary healthcare settings.
  • Have knowledge or a keen interest in psychological health and gerontology.
  • A strong teamwork ethic and good understanding for overall project intellectual sharing and confidentiality.

How to apply
  • Applicants can send their CV, academic transcripts and an expression of interest outlining your motivation for applying for this scholarship in 500 words (+/- 10%) by 1st June 2024 to Claire Donnellan
  • Applicants will be shortlisted for an in-person interview which will be held in mid-June 2024.

For more information

For questions about this scholarship and informal enquiries please email Professor Claire Donnellan .



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