The Hospital Research Foundation Group Palliative Care University of Adelaide Scholarship is established by The Hospital Research Foundation with The University of Adelaide to support a full-time PhD student to undertake research examining culturally and linguistically diverse experiences and perspectives of end-of-life care. Approximately 26% of Australians were born overseas, and almost 40% of migrants from non-English speaking countries are aged 50+years. However, individuals from such backgrounds face substantial barriers that limit access to appropriate palliative care and end-of-life care.
This project will put the person (patient, family, carers) at the centre of the research, to identify palliative care needs and priorities, and to capture factors (e.g., events, beliefs, personal and social issues) that shape how and why patients and families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, make end-of-life decisions. This project will contribute to the improvement of access to and delivery of palliative care services in culturally and linguistically diverse communities in South Australia.
The project is part of the Palliative Care Research Collaboration (PCRC), which is a five-year Statewide project funded by The Hospital Research Foundation Group - Palliative Care. The program is aimed at improving access to and delivery of services for culturally and linguistically diverse communities, rural and remote areas, and those experiencing low socio-economic status, who are dealing with a life-limiting illness, to help them live as well as possible for as long as possible. This specific PhD project is focused on research examining experiences and perspectives of end-of-life care for South Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Further information on the Palliative Care Research Collaboration can be found on our website: https://health.adelaide.edu.au/public-health-and-palliative-care/
The successful candidate will develop an in-depth knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods, palliative care needs and priorities, and palliative care systems and practices in South Australia. The candidate will work closely with academics, community organisations and community leaders, patients and carers during the end-of-life, and palliative care supporters. The candidate will also be given the opportunity to participate in local and national conferences and submit papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals. This project will contribute to the improvement of access to and delivery of palliative care services in South Australia.
The project will involve a mixed methods approach and will allow the student to develop skills in consumer collaboration, intervention development (co-design), quantitative evaluation and qualitative interviewing and analysis, literature review, ethics, project management and interpersonal skills. Due to the collaborative nature of this project, you will also establish connections with academics, clinicians, industry experts in palliative care, community organisations, advocacy groups and patients and their families at the end-of-life.
Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia who are acceptable as candidates for a PhD degree at the University of Adelaide.
Desired criteria: Previous experience in qualitative and/or mixed methods research and/or critical enquiry and/or community-engagement and/or public health.
The scholarship will be for four years and has a stipend of $28,854 (indexed annually) per annum.
It is likely to be tax exempt, subject to Taxation Office approval. Details of any terms and/or benefits can be found in the Conditions of Award.
For further information:
Associate Professor Jaklin Eliott
School of Public Health
P: (08) 8313 3855
E: [Email Address Removed]
Expressions of interest should be submitted to Associate Professor Jaklin Eliott by no later than 31 March 2023 with the name of scholarship in the subject heading. Please ensure you include all of the following documents:
- Evidence of Australian or New Zealand citizenship, or Australian permanent resident status (if applicable)
- Degree certificates (testamurs)
- Academic transcripts
- Curriculum vitae (include your ORCID and/or Google Scholar reference, and/or SCOPUS ID)
Eligible applicants will be invited to attend an interview to discuss the project further, with selection made based on provided documentation and interview outcomes.