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Applications open for PhD scholarships

10 October 2018

Everymind is currently seeking expressions of interest from students who would like to undertake a PhD scholarship as part of The Prevention Hub

Jointly led by Everymind and the Black Dog Institute, The Prevention Hub is Australia’s first and largest integrated research initiative into the prevention of anxiety and depression. 

It focuses on three research priorities: workplaces; children, adolescents and families; and medical workforces.

According to Everymind’s Mental Health and Research Program Manager, Dr Gavin Hazel, the successful PhD scholarship recipients will be involved in two key areas.

“Students will work alongside our team in the area of workplace health, with a specific focus on small business in Australia,” Dr Hazel said.

“This research will help us understand the needs of small business owners, allowing us to tailor programs to better enhance their mental health and wellbeing.”

The students will also assist in the development and evaluation of a new online program, which has been designed to improve the mental health of people who are supporting a family member or friend with anxiety or depression.

Dr Hazel says the scholarships will offer students the chance to undertake research that is aimed and directly influencing practice and policy, while also helping to change peoples’ lives. 

“Students will have the opportunity to develop and test real-world solutions, while contributing to the evidence base for the prevention of mental ill-health and suicide, as well as the promotion of overall mental health and wellbeing,” Dr Hazel said.

“PhD scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to work alongside leading researchers and connect with policy makers, clinicians and health professionals, the community, the NGO sector, advocacy groups and governments.”

Candidates will be enrolled at the University of Newcastle and undertake the research project at Everymind’s Newcastle office.

Interested applications can click HERE for full scholarship details and how to apply. 

More information on the work of The Prevention Hub can be found HERE.