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Scholarship details

2022 PhD Scholarship: Implementation Science

Status: Closed

Applications open: 1/04/2022
Applications close: 30/06/2022

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About this scholarship

The PhD scholarship is funded through Curtin University as a support package for a research grant entitled: Embedding the ESCALATION System in WA Country Health Service

The purpose of the scholarship is to provide a full-time PhD stipend to enable doctoral research that aligns with the grant aims:

To use Implementation Science methods to 1) evaluate the scale up and sustain the implementation of the ESCALATION System (paediatric early warning system) in WA Country Health Service and 2) strengthen the family involvement component for Aboriginal families to maximise the benefits for Aboriginal children and their families.

The exact PhD topic is negotiable but must align with the above research grant. Preference will be given to those with an interest in acute paediatric and/or child health care, safety and quality, health systems research, early recognition of clinical deterioration, sepsis, co-design, Aboriginal child health outcomes, family involvement in hospital care

  • Current Students
  • Future Students
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Higher Degree by Research
  • Australian Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Merit Based

The full-time scholarship provides a salary stipend of $30,000 per annum (tax-exempt), up to a maximum of 3.5 years

Scholarship Details


Domestic full-time postgraduate students who meet the criteria for admission to a PhD at Curtin University, with an excellent academic record in a relevant field; and interest in the topic.

  • Australian and NZ citizens or Permanent Residents (ie "Domestic" students - Full-time enrolment)
  • Prior studies in a health sciences field relevant to the PhD topic
  • Interest in acute paediatric healthcare research
  • Well-developed communication skills including computer skills

Application process

Expressions of interest are invited to be submitted electronically to A/Professor Fenella Gill and should include: (1) a current CV with a full citation of all publications; (2) a statement about your research interests (maximum one page); (3) academic transcripts for every degree you hold; (4) the names of two referees, at least one being an academic referee. This will allow initial consideration of suitability for enrolment into a PhD and for the award of the scholarship. Where applicable an interview will be arranged. Applications will remain open until the PhD scholarship has been awarded.

Enrolment Requirements

Recipients must achieve an academic status of 'good standing' at each Annual Report for retention of their scholarship.


Associate Professor Fenella Gill 0402881604

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