PhD Scholarship at Interface of Clinical Psychology & Data Science

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 08 Mar 2020

  • PhD research project within Swinburne’s Centre for Mental Health
  • Generous stipend and a range of other benefits
  • Located at our Hawthorn campus

About the Scholarship
A PhD scholarship is available for an exceptional candidate to conduct industry-based cutting-edge research at the interface of psychology and data science. The scholarship is administered through the Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre and comes with a generous stipend, project funding support, and professional development opportunities (see

For the industry partner SiSU Health, the key deliverable is the development of an evidence-based, empowerment-oriented mental health assessment component, ready to be embedded in existing health self-assessment portals. This will enable SiSU Health to offer an entirely new domain of consumer feedback and move closer to a holistic health assessment technology.

The PhD project will be supervised by Professor Greg Murray, Director of the Centre for Mental Health at Swinburne. Within the parameters of the project description and deliverables described above, the successful candidate will (in close consultation with Professor Murray) be the intellectual driver of the research project.

About Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne is a multi-sector university of science, technology and innovation with more than 54,000 students and 5,000 staff globally. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways. Our mission is to be a world-class university, creating economic and social impact through science, technology and innovation. We aim to deliver future-ready learners, research with impact and innovative enterprise.

Be the innovator in the face of technological and social change with Swinburne’s Faculty of Health, Arts and Design. Leading edge research centres, strong ties to industry and commitment to high-quality, high-impact research allows you to understand humanity deeply, bring the real world to focus and make your mark.

About you
To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • A first-class Honours degree and/or a research master’s degree in psychology or related discipline
  • Where applicable, International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination certificate with a minimum overall score of 6.5 with no individual band score below 6.0
  • A background in psychology or a mental health-related field

A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description.

How to apply and further information
Please submit your application by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link, and submit a resume, cover letter and a response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the position description.

For further enquires please contact Professor Greg Murray, via email at [email protected]

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on [email protected]

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact our Diversity Consultant, Dr Walter Robles, on [email protected] . For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact [email protected]

Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation. We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for women for 10 years in a row and of key initiatives such as our Pr[email protected] Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan. Equity and diversity are integral to our 2025 vision to be a world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.

Applications close at 5pm, 8 March 2020

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