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PhD Scholarship in Epidemiology - Closed

PhD Scholarship in Epidemiology is now closed.

Status: Closed
Applications open: CLOSED
Applications close: CLOSED

About this scholarship

Description/Applicant information

A scholarship opportunity is available for a PhD student to investigate the effects of interpregnancy interval on child and maternal health outcomes. The PhD research is an important part of a larger nationally (NHMRC) funded project on providing an evidence base for improved World Health Organisation recommendations on birth intervals and is based on the following preliminary study:  The PhD research is a secondary data analysis project that does not require further collection of data. All health and medical records have already been obtained and are ready for analyses in electronic format.

The research will be conducted under the supervision of Dr Gavin Pereira, School of Public Health in collaboration with the Telethon Kids Institute.

Student type
  • Current Students
  • Future Students
  • Health Sciences
  • Science
Course type
  • Postgraduate Research

Non-gender specific

  • Australian Citizen
  • International students
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa
Scholarship base
  • Merit Based
Maximum number awarded



The successful candidate shall receive a tax-free stipend of $26,288 per year which will be indexed annually for the duration of the award.  The University will also provide the student with research funding, which includes $2,500 one off payment and $1,400 per year to support the cost of research and travel. Additional funding to support the student’s research will be provided by national grants held by the supervisors. Because the scholarship includes tuition, awardees are not charged the tuition fee for the duration of the award.  The duration of the award shall be for 3 years.

Eligible courses

•  Honours (1st class), or, Master degree by Research, or Master degree with >25% research component with high academic performance

•  Applications are invited from those with a degree in statistics or biostatistics, epidemiology, public health, or from a quantitative/data science.

•  Applicants should have a strong background in biostatistics or epidemiology

•  Applicants with experience with statistical software, particularly R, are encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Application process

Interested applicants please email your expression of interest including the following documents to :  Dr Gavin Pereira ( before 18th December 2016: a letter expressing interest in the position, Current CV, and academic transcripts. Submitting a short sample of academic writing (e.g., excerpt of honours/masters thesis, published article) is encouraged but not mandatory. Please use “EoI PhD Scholarship” as the subject heading of your email.

Shortlisted applicants will be advised to apply for admission via Curtin online e-application:


Need more information?


For further information please contact:

Dr Gavin Pereira, Senior Research Fellow, School of Public Health

Email :

Phone: +61 8 9266 3940

Further information

The PhD work will build upon the following published preliminary study:

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