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PhD program within the Psychology of Active, Healthy Living group

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Profile Description

 We (Profs. Dimmock: http://www.uwa.edu.au/people/james.dimmock and Jackson: http://www.uwa.edu.au/people/ben.jackson) are seeking highly motivated applicants to undertake a PhD program within our Psychology of Active, Healthy Living group at The University of Western Australia. Successful applicants will undertake research in one or more of the following three areas:

- The study of group and relationship processes within exercise and health contexts.
- Issues relating to self-regulation, self-control, and motivation in exercise and health.
- Models and mechanisms of persuasion in health and exercise.

Students can either fund themselves or apply for a Ph.D scholarship.

For funding opportunities, international applicants should visit here:


Please note that to be competitive for these international scholarships, you will need:

  • a) A high-class Honours or Masters degree
  • b) Good grades at undergraduate level
  • c) At least one peer-reviewed publication, preferably as first author.
  • In addition to these requirements, it is a bonus if you have won awards or prizes for your involvement in research.

Domestic applicants should visit here:


Interested applicants should contact us before applying for funding. We are happy to help suitably qualified applicants apply for funding to support their research.

The University of Western Australia is a world-class research institution, recently ranked in the top 100 universities in the world (http://www.shanghairanking.com/ARWU2015.html). It is located in Perth, the capital of Western Australia and one of the world's most liveable cities (e.g., http://www.businessinsider.com/best-cities-economist-intelligence-unit-2014-8).

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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