Applications for this PhD have now closed.
Location Monash University, Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
App. deadline 25/07/2017
  • Scholarship available
Eligibility Australian residents only

Health Professions Education Research

PhD opportunity in health professions educational research Monash Centre for Scholarship in Health Education (MCSHE) Monash University

The PhD opportunity

MCSHE has an exciting opportunity open to a prospective PhD student to join our team. The successful candidate would be working on a Department of Health and Human Services-funded project linked with the ice action plan to enhance the clinical supervision education of frontline health and human services workers in Victoria.  The PhD student will conduct a programme of related clinical supervision research including:  1) a realist synthesis of clinical supervision training interventions, 2) realist evaluation of clinical supervision training workshops, and 3) a longitudinal audio diary study exploring the impact of the clinical supervision training program on supervisory beliefs, identities and practices.

The Centre

MCSHE has been launched in 2017 to improve the quality of health education at the Monash Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences and beyond through scholarship.  Drawing on Boyer's conceptions of scholarship, MCSHE aims to facilitate the quality improvement of health education through: (1) scholarship of discovery (e.g. excellent educational research); (2) scholarship of integration (e.g. high quality interdisciplinary collaboration); (3) scholarship of application (e.g. translation of research findings back into educational practice/policy); and (4) scholarship of teaching (e.g. good quality, research-informed teaching and teaching that better informs education research). MCSHE aims to become an internationally recognised world-class Centre of excellence in the scholarship of health education to improve health education locally, nationally and internationally. We are working towards MCSHE being the leading Centre for Scholarship in Health Education in the Asia-Pacific region, plus one of the top five Centres worldwide by 2022.

What is the MCSHE offering?

  • Scholarship: A stipend/living allowance of $29,682 per annum (2017 rate, full-time), increased each year as per indexation.
  • Allowances: $2000 available per annum to help support project consumables, conference travel, etc. A relocation allowance up to $1500 if applicable.
  • Supervision: Provision of high quality supervision by a team with expertise in the topic of inquiry, methodological approaches and research supervision.
  • Physical location: The PhD student will be provided with a desk and computer in the MCSHE office, 27 Rainforest Walk, Clayton Campus, Monash University.
  • Duration:Three years full-time for doctoral applicants (with a possible 6 month full-time extension)

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Applicants are open to domestic candidates only (Australian Citizens, Australian Permanent Residents, New Zealand Citizens)
  • Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree with honours (first class) and/or a Masters degree with substantial research component, or qualifications and/or research experience deemed equivalent by the University.
  • The Bachelor with honours and/or Masters degree should preferably be from a related discipline such as social sciences (e.g. psychology, sociology, anthropology, education) or health and/or social care professions.
  • Applicants must also satisfy the English language proficiency levels set by the University.
  • Applicants must show high research potential, a demonstrated ability for independent studies, be equipped to undertake qualitative and/or quantitative research, have strong written and verbal communication skills and be comfortable with developmental feedback.

Where should applications be sent?

Send your applications to Professor Charlotte Rees (see email) by 24th July 2017.  Your application should include your academic CV, a cover letter explaining why you want to do this PhD at Monash University and how you meet the eligibility criteria above, and your academic transcript.  Shortlisted applicants will be invited to Monash University, Clayton Campus in August for an interview, which will include giving a presentation of your previous research.

Who should you contact?

If you are interested in applying for this PhD scholarship, please contact Professor Charlotte Rees:; Tel: 03 9905 9995

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