|Location||University of Sydney, School of Public Health|
|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.
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.
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.”
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