PhD Scholarship In Health Psychology


  • Partnering with Peter MacCallum Cancer Center
  • Health Psychology
  • Full time, Annual Stipend $27,596 fixed term position at our Hawthorn campus

About the Scholarship
An exciting opportunity for applicants with a background in psychology and health, who are focused on achieving outcomes for the health industry. The role is primarily located at the hawthorn campus; however, students will also be required to undertake duties at the premises of the industry partner Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.

Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer affecting Australian Men, with one is seven men expected to receive a diagnosis by the age of 75. The PhD project will extend upon the primary aims of the Navigate project, the data collected from the navigate project will be utilized to explore interrelationships between couples’ illness communication, decisional conflict, regret and satisfaction, anxiety and quality of life.

This role will suit someone who is enthusiastic, self-motivated and enjoys working collaboratively with a team of likeminded individuals. Experience working with oncology populations, and both quantitative and qualitative methodologies is advantageous.

About Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne is a multi-sector university of science, technology and innovation with more than 54,000 students and 5,000 staff globally. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways. Our mission is to be a world-class university, creating economic and social impact through science, technology and innovation. We aim to deliver future-ready learners, research with impact and innovative enterprise.

Be the innovator in the face of technological and social change with Swinburne’s Faculty of Health, Arts and Design. Leading edge research centres, strong ties to industry and commitment to high-quality, high-impact research allows you to understand humanity deeply, bring the real world to focus and make your mark.

About you
To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree (with First Class Honours) and/or a research master’s degree in a discipline relevant to the research topic
  • Strong interpersonal and team-work capabilities
  • Strong health science background
  • Advanced written communication skills and clear oral communication and presentation skills.
A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description.

How to apply and further information
Please submit your application by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link, and submit a resume, cover letter and a response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the position description.

For further enquires please contact Jessica Sharp, Lecturer on 9214 4300 or via email jsharp@swin.edu.au.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on staffrecruitment@swin.edu.au

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact inclusion@swin.edu.au. For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact DeadlyCareers@swin.edu.au

Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation. We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for women for 10 years in a row and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan. Equity and diversity are integral to our 2025 vision to be a world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.

Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 22nd of March

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