NHMRC Centre for Mental Health System Improvement, Deakin University, Australia, invites applications for its 2014/2015 PhD fellowship in Health Economics. The goal of the fellowship is to design a model mental health service system for Australia that would optimally reduce the burden of mental disorders.

The Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health System Improvement (CREMHSI) is a five year program of research funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council. The work of the CREMHSI will include a detailed analysis of how the model differs from the existing service system, the identification of policy instruments, and a knowledge transfer strategy describing how policy and services need to be changed to move from the existing system to the model system.

Worth of award

  • A stipend of $25,392 per annum tax exempt

Eligibility

To be eligible for the scholarship applicants should be enrolling full-time and possess the following:

  • Applicants must meet Deakin’s PhD entry requirements, be enrolling full-time and must hold an Honours degree (First Class) or a Master’s degree in a related field with a substantial research component (or equivalent). Refer to the entry pathways to higher degrees by research for further information.
  • Postgraduate qualifications in health economics (e.g. a Master of Health Economics or a Master of Public Health with a Health Economics specialisation) are preferred.
  • The project will be supervised by A/Prof Cathy Mihalopoulos and will be located at the Melbourne Burwood campus.
  • Applications are open to Australian or New Zealand citizens, Australian permanent residents or international applicants.
  • The institute is seeking a candidate with interest in economic evaluation for use in priority-setting within the mental health context to undertake a PhD in Stream 1 of the CREMHSI.

How to Apply

  • All applications must be made online

Deadline: Application closing date is April 12, 2014

Click here for details and to apply online

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