Investigating the influence of dog ownership on human health



Location University of Sydney, School of Public Health
Discipline
App. deadline 07/05/2017
Funding
  • Scholarship available
Project ID PhD DogOwnership
Eligibility Australian and New Zealand residents

Two PhD scholarships are available for suitablyqualified candidates from human health-related or veterinary disciplines.

The aim of the broader research project is to investigate theeffects of dog ownership on cardiometabolic health, psychological healthand mental wellbeing, social connections, and health-related behaviourssuch as physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and sleep.


ELIGIBILITY:

Potential applicantsmust be highly motivated and have an Honours degree (or evidence of equivalent research experience) on disciplines such as Public Health,Physical Activity and Exercise Science, Veterinary/AnimalScience/Bioveterinary Science, Psychology, Education,Epidemiology/Statistics. A passion for understanding the role of dogs inpeople’s health is essential. Exceptional interpersonal skills are alsorequired as the research may involve data collection in domestic settings,dog rescue shelters, and other dog welfare organizations.

Applicants must be Australian citizens, Australian permanentresidents or New Zealand citizens*. These Scholarships are onlyeligible to candidates who are eligible for an APA scholarship (or aUniversity of Sydney Postgraduate Award, or equivalent) as their primarysource of stipend.

Successful candidates will be based atCharles Perkins Centre of the University of Sydney (http://sydney.edu.au/perkins) and Sydney School of PublicHealth (http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/public-health), and will beactive members of the Dog Ownership and Human Health project node (http://sydney.edu.au/perkins/research/current-research/dog-ownership-and-human-health.shtml). Although not necessary, successful candidates will have the opportunity toundertake free-of-charge any of the Sydney School of Public Health Masterscoursework units that are approved by their supervisors as relevant to thePhD studies, up to a maximum of 12 credit points.

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AMOUNTAWARDED:

Top-up funding is available in the amount of$8,000 per annum to a postgraduate student who has successfully obtained anAustralian Postgraduate Award. The scholarship may be renewed for up tothree years, subject to satisfactory progress.”


APPLICATION GUIDE:

Further information can beobtained from Associate Professor Emmanuel Stamatakis,Charles Perkins Centre, School of Public Health, The University of SydneyNSW 2006

E-mail: [email protected]

Phone: 02 86271867

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      Two PhD scholarships are available for suitably qualified candidates from human health-related or veterinary disciplines.

      The aim of the broader research project is to investigate the effects of dog ownership on cardiometabolic health, psychological health and mental wellbeing, social connections, and health-related behaviours such as physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and sleep.

      ELIGIBILITY:

      Potential applicants must be highly motivated and have an Honours degree (or evidence of equivalent research experience) on disciplines such as Public Health, Physical Activity and Exercise Science, Veterinary/Animal Science/Bioveterinary Science, Psychology, Education, Epidemiology/Statistics. A passion for understanding the role of dogs in people’s health is essential. Exceptional interpersonal skills are also required as the research may involve data collection in domestic settings, dog rescue shelters, and other dog welfare organizations.

      Applicants must be Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens*. These Scholarships are only eligible to candidates who are eligible for an APA scholarship (or a University of Sydney Postgraduate Award, or equivalent) as their primary source of stipend.

      Successful candidates will be based at Charles Perkins Centre of the University of Sydney (http://sydney.edu.au/perkins) and Sydney School of Public Health (http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/public-health), and will be active members of the Dog Ownership and Human Health project node (http://sydney.edu.au/perkins/research/current-research/dog-ownership-and-human-health.shtml). Although not necessary, successful candidates will have the opportunity to undertake free-of-charge any of the Sydney School of Public Health Masters coursework units that are approved by their supervisors as relevant to the PhD studies, up to a maximum of 12 credit points.

      AMOUNT AWARDED:

      Top-up funding is available in the amount of $8,000 per annum to a postgraduate student who has successfully obtained an Australian Postgraduate Award. The scholarship may be renewed for up to three years, subject to satisfactory progress.”

      APPLICATION GUIDE:

      Further information can be obtained from Associate Professor Emmanuel Stamatakis, Charles Perkins Centre, School of Public Health, The University of Sydney NSW 2006 

      E-mail:   [email protected]

      Phone: 02 8627 1867 

      Applications should be sent direct to Professor Emmanuel Stamatakis at the above address and should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae up to 5 pages, a copy of an academic transcript, and the names and contact details of at least two referees, one of whom should be able to comment on research-related skills and potential. In the covering letter candidates are encouraged to why they think they are suitable for this PhD project. Candidates shortlisted for interview will be informed within 10 workings days from applications closure.

      View this listing on the PhDSeek.com website at http://www.phdseek.com/phds/1346

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