The NHMRC-funded Centre of Research Excellence (CREATE) is recruiting a PhD student for a project on phasing out tobacco. The applicant will examine policy options that could end the cigarette epidemic using a mixed methods approach to examine feasibility, stakeholder acceptability, likely effectiveness, potential unintended impacts and equity impacts.
CREATE’s ambitious goal is to determine the optimal mix of strategies that will help Australia become a smoke-free nation and produce a roadmap outlining how to implement these strategies while mitigating potential unintended impacts and increasing equity. You can read more about our research centre here.
The applicant will demonstrate academic achievement in the field(s) of public health, psychology, law, biostatistics, or a related field, and demonstrate the potential for scholastic success, such as excellent communication skills. The Centre of Research Excellence provides a unique and highly supportive research training environment with a focus on developing future research leaders.
To inquire about this project you must submit your academic CV, academic transcripts for your tertiary studies, and write a brief personal statement about why you want to obtain a PhD on the topic of tobacco control policy and what relevant research experience and methodological expertise you would bring to the project.
The scholarship includes: base stipend of $28,597 per annum tax free (2021 rate), indexed annually, tuition scholarship; and Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) where applicable.