Institution (Location)
Griffith University
$ AUS 28,597 for a period of up to three years of full-time study
Position Description
Candidate’s Qualifications (who should apply)

Griffith University is currently looking to fund a PhD candidate to conduct a project that aims to positively shape the eating behaviour of military personnel to benefit their health and performance. This project includes opportunities to design, implement and/or evaluate behaviour change programs that aim to improve healthy eating.

Successful candidates will be given the opportunity to develop their PhD project aims in line with their individual experience and interests ensuring the project aims and partner needs are met.

This project will allow the candidate to develop their capabilities as a researcher and/or implementation scientist.

This scholarship delivers funding support and provides an opportunity for access to implement change. Candidates are offered the opportunity to develop a program of research that can result in publications within high impact journals and/or deliver meaningful impact and standing within the Australian community.

This is a unique opportunity for potential PhD candidates interested in social marketing, eating psychology or sociology, behaviour change, nutrition, health promotion, program development and/or health communication.

Opportunities will be provided to collaborate with world-renowned researchers, to develop the successful applicant’s early career research profile, and to gain access to a wide range of formal and informal mentoring and team development opportunities.

The candidate will be located at Griffith University’s Nathan campus.

The selection of applicants for the award of higher degree research scholarships at Griffith University involves consideration of your academic merit and research background. To be successful within this role, you will be able to work autonomously as well as within a team, demonstrate excellent communication and written skills, be highly motivated with a strong work ethic, and demonstrate evidence of critical and applied thinking skills. You will have evidence of a passion for behaviour change, implementation, consumer research, nutrition or health, with a strong desire to undertake research in a world-leading social marketing centre.

  • This scholarship is open to domestic applicants who hold Australian citizenship
  • Applicants must have completed, or expect to complete, a bachelor’s degree with first-class honours or a master’s degree, incorporating a significant research component, or be regarded by Griffith University as having an equivalent level of attainment in accordance with Schedule One of the HDR Scholarship Policy


How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit an expression of interest (EOI) to [email protected] containing:

  • Statement addressing your suitability for the project/scholarship
  • Evidence that you have completed a Bachelor Degree with Class 1 Honours or will be regarded by Griffith University as having an equivalent level of attainment in accordance with Schedule One of the HDR Scholarship Policy
  • A brief CV
  • Research proposal
  • Two references

The closing date for expressions of interest is: 11:59pm Friday 27 August 2021

The preferred applicant will then be invited to apply on-line.


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