A PhD Scholarship Opportunity: Deakin University

A PhD scholarship is available to initiate and conduct research on the topic

Communicating about antimicrobial prescribing, administration and evaluation between aged care providers, residents and families in aged care facilities.

Research topic
We are inviting applications from eligible individuals to undertake a PhD supported by a Faculty of Health HDR scholarship. The successful applicant will be situated at the Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research in the Institute for Health Transformation.

The topic of the project is:
Communicating about antimicrobial prescribing, administration and evaluation between aged care providers, residents and families in aged care facilities.

Project aim
The aim of this study is to examine antimicrobial practices in aged care facilities. This study will explore how decisions are made about prescribing, administering, and evaluating antimicrobial practices, and the influences of sociocultural and contextual factors on these decisions.

Important dates
Applicants are sought for commencement in 2022.

Benefits
This scholarship is available over 3 years.

  • Stipend of $28,600 per annum tax exempt (2021 rate)
  • Relocation allowance of $500-1500 (for single to family) for students moving from interstate

Eligibility criteria
To be eligible you must:

  • be a domestic candidate currently residing in Australia. Domestic includes candidates with Australian Citizenship, Australian Permanent Residency or New Zealand Citizenship.
  • meet Deakin’s PhD entry requirements
  • be enrolling full time and hold an honours degree (first class) or an equivalent standard master’s degree with a substantial research component.

Please refer to the research degree entry pathways page for further information.

How to apply
HEALTH – Learn more about submitting a successful application on the How to apply page

Contact us
For more information about this scholarship, please contact Prof Elizabeth Manias.
Prof Elizabeth Manias
Email: emanias@deakin.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 9244 6958

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