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Applications open for PhD scholarships in prevention and translational research

19 December 2019
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Do you have a passion for prevention and translational research? Everymind is seeking interested students to join our team conducting research around the prevention of mental ill-health and suicide for carers, children, adolescents and families.

The research will be undertaken as part of The Prevention Hub, Australia’s first and largest integrated research initiative into the prevention of anxiety and depression, which is co-led by Everymind and the Black Dog Institute.

The Prevention Hub conducts research across a variety of areas including the prevention of mental ill-health and suicide, knowledge translation, and capability development, with focus areas in: workplaces; children, adolescents and families; and medical workforces.

Two scholarships are currently available.

According to Everymind Project Lead, Mental Health and Research, Dr Sally Fitzpatrick, the successful PhD scholarship recipients will be involved in two key areas.

Everymind tackles complex prevention problems that often involve multi-level interventions that target individuals, carers, workforces, communities and organisations to improve mental health care outcomes for all Australians,” Dr Fitzpatrick said.

“One scholarship student will specifically contribute to the development and evaluation of a new online program for carers providing support for a family member or friend who has attempted suicide.

“The second scholarship recipient will more broadly contribute to translational research supporting carers as well as children, adolescents and families.”

Both students will work alongside Everymind researchers and will undertake and support research aimed at directly influencing practice and policy, while also helping to improve people’s lives.

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

“They will also have the opportunity to 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 their research projects at Everymind’s Newcastle office.

Interested applicants can find full scholarship details and how to apply through the University of Newcastle's Graduate Research website. Applications close 31 January 2020.

Find out more about The Prevention Hub online.