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The University of Newcastle: PhD Scholarship

The University of Newcastle: PhD Scholarship

Scholarship Application

The University of Newcastle (Australia) is offering a PhD scholarship to students interested in focusing on Determining Models of Care for Severe Asthma.

Interested PhD applicants are invited to apply to work on a project led by Associate Professor Vanessa McDonald and Conjoint Professor Peter Wark within the Centre of Excellence in Severe Asthma. You will be part of a dynamic and inter-professional research group, with an outstanding research track record and exceptional research facilities. Researchers are involved in transnational research not only in severe asthma, but also mild and moderate asthma, COPD and other airways diseases.

Specific roles include:
– Systematic review of literature
– Qualitative interviews with patients and primary and tertiary care clinicians
– Development and piloting of tools to inform severe asthma management

The value of this scholarship is $26,288 per annum in 2016, indexed in January each year for 3 years plus 6 month extension. Opportunities exist for travel grant funding through the Centre of Excellence in Severe Asthma.

The NHMRC-funded Centre of Excellence in Severe Asthma supports training and research translation in severe asthma. The Centre brings together researchers in Newcastle, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, with the aim of achieving integrated, effective and evidence-based care, transforming the approach to severe asthma.


Applications are open to both domestic and international students. Creative, articulate and strongly-motivated candidates with skills and experience and an Honours degree in nursing, behavioural science, health sciences, medicine, science or related field are encouraged to apply. Applications close 15 May 2016.


Applications should include:

– Short description of your skills and experience, specifically related to the listed areas.
– A copy of your CV & transcripts.

If you are interested in finding out more, do contact us at AUG Student Services.
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