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Location RMIT University, School of Economics Finance and Marketing
App. deadline 11/08/2017
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Eligibility Open to international applicants

PhD Scholarship in Networks for Combating Social Isolation in Older Australians

You will research the mechanisms through which computer-mediated collaborative networks can offer pathways to combat social isolation and promote integration and empowerment of older Australians.

Project description:

As the ideal PhD candidate, you need to have experience in working with issues surrounding the ageing population. This experience can be linked to government agencies, community programs and not-for-profit work with the elderly or health care for the elderly. You will bring your expertise and contacts to the project. The project tackles an important issue for Australian society, but there is currently no integrative framework for understanding the process of consumer socialisation and technology adoption in the ageing population. As the PhD candidate, you will be the catalyst for the ground work that needs to be done integrating consumer socialisation processes, market exclusion, collaborative networks, consumer digital literacy and social marketing. You would be willing to leverage your industry knowledge to build a theoretical framework and form guidelines that can help address critical issues impacting Australia's ageing population. The process has the potential to contribute to various research areas, including market exclusion, social stigma, consumer learning and digital literacy, and the role of technology in supporting collaborative networks for the elderly. The final (specific) research question however will be decided conjointly with you, based on your previous field experience, training and interests.

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