A PhD scholarship opportunity is available for a student to study rural mental health and the environment under the supervision of Professor Brian Kelly.
We are seeking an enthusiastic applicant to be part of a team of researchers at the Centre for Resources Health and Safety, to undertake a PhD involving rural mental health and the environment.
The project will be undertaken in partnership between the University of Newcastle’s Centre for Resources Health and Safety (Faculty of Medicine and Public Health), the School of Environmental and Life Sciences’ Centre for Water, Climate and Land (Faculty of Science) and the University of New England (Collaborative Research Network on Mental Health and Well-being in Rural and Regional Communities).
There are a number of themes this study could investigate such as:
- Mental health resilience
- Environmental impacts on rural communities and well-being
- Extreme environmental events and how they relate to human health and rural communities
- Human health and social impacts associated with drought, flood and other weather events
- Psychosocial and environmental distress
- Addressing vulnerabilities and building resilience in human health in communities
- Community-level social and economic impacts of climate change related events
- Relationships between health, well-being and the capacity to adapt to climate change – does low capacity to adapt increase poor well-being or does poor well-being limit the capacity to adapt?
Applications will also be considered from people interested more broadly in climate change and mental health.
Quantitative and qualitative research components can be incorporated into this research study.
The successful applicant should have an undergraduate degree in health or science and a basic understanding of analysing quantitative data.
Research training and support will be available.
This project will be part of the Centre for Resources Health and Safety based at the University of Newcastle.
The scholarship is open to Domestic and International candidates. The scholarship is funded 50/50 UON and Faculty of Health and Medicine with an annual stipend of $26,682 (2017 rate, reviewed annually).
The successful applicant should have an undergraduate degree in health or science and a basic understanding of analysing quantitative data. Research training and support will be available. This project will be part of the Centre for Resources Health and Safety based at the University of Newcastle.
If you have any questions about your application, please contact Anthony Kiem (Anthony.Kiem@newcastle.edu.au)
Contact: Anthony Kiem
Phone: +61 02 4921 8656