sha PhD Scholarship on Youth drinking trends at Curtain University in Australia 2022

PhD Scholarship on Youth drinking trends at Curtain University in Australia 2022

Curtain University offers the PhD Scholarship on Youth drinking trends in the 2022/2023 academic session.

Young people are drinking less than ever. But we don’t know whether this continues over the life-course. This ARC-funded scholarship will help identify ways to ensure that recent declines in adolescent drinking are maintained and reinforced as these young people age. It will generate new knowledge on the trajectories of youth drinking into young adulthood, changing risk and protective factors for alcohol problems and will help develop new and effective harm prevention policies and interventions. The project focuses on young people in Australia, Sweden and the UK and will involve significant collaboration with key international research teams and likely international travel.

The PhD candidate will join the growing Melbourne office of the National Drug Research Institute and will tackle key components of the overall project, including for example, the relationship between health inequalities and drinking trends.

Worth of Award


The scholarship provides a living stipend of $29,000 p.a., based on full-time study for up to 3 years


The team is inviting applications for PhD candidates to join the NDRI Melbourne office

Applicants should have:

  • A Master’s degree in a relevant discipline requiring the completion of a publicly available thesis or research project to an acceptable standard; OR
  • A Bachelor’s degree with first class honours

Relevant disciplines include Public Health, Epidemiology, Statistics, Psychology and related fields.

Additionally, the applicant should have:

  • Quantitative research skills and some experience in the use of statistical packages
  • Experience with longitudinal data would be an advantage

How to Apply

Please email Assoc Professor Michael Livingston ([email protected]) an expression of interest with:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Academic transcripts
  • A brief covering letter (no more than 2 sides A4) that addresses the eligibility criteria. The letter should explain why you are interested in the project and how your skills, attributes and experience make you a good candidate for the award.

Deadline: Applications are accepted all year


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