|Location||University of New South Wales, School of Public Health and Community Medicine|
|Eligibility||Open to international applicants|
Innovative Models of Dementia Care for Older Australian Offenders
This an amazing scholarship opportunity to study with a world class team at UNSW Sydney. See full info here:
For new PhD scholars of exceptional quality to work on research projects aligned with UNSW’s ten year strategy. These prestigious scholarships offer unique benefits, individualised support and guaranteed funding to reach your personal development goals.
Over the last fifteen years, the older offender population (aged 55+) has been the most rapidly expanding prison population worldwide. This group presents health, financial and human rights challenges that are exacerbated by the built environment, lack of appropriate support systems, and absence of education and training for custodial staff concerning the unique needs of this population. There is currently no international model of care for the management of dementia in this vulnerable group who are at increased risk of early cognitive decline. This study will address the urgent need to develop and trial an innovative and cost-effective practical model to improve the care and support of older offenders with dementia in the Australian prison setting. This project represents an exciting partnership between academia and key industry stakeholders, namely UNSW Sydney, Corrective Services NSW/NT and Alzheimer's Australia NSW/NT.
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