Location Western Sydney University, School of Science and Health
Discipline
App. deadline Applications accepted year round/until filled
Funding
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Eligibility Open to international applicants

Infant Feeding and risk for obesity later in life

Western Sydney University is a major urban university spread over six campuses in Greater Western Sydney, a region of great opportunity, diversity, challenge and growth.  The University has a strong connection to Greater Western Sydney, working with its communities and businesses to contribute to the region's growth.  Western Sydney University offers a diverse range of postgraduate programs internally and externally and provides professional training to both Australian and international students.

Research Area

The Healthy Smiles Healthy Kids Project is an NHMRC-funded longitudinal study addressing socio-economic inequality in oral and general health in children. Over 1000 mother-infant dyads in former Sydney South West were recruited to this longitudinal study in 2010 and have been followed for the last 8 years.

This project will utilise longitudinal data on infant feeding and obesity risk later in life. The scope of the project will be determined in consultation with the supervisory panel. The doctoral candidate under the primary supervision of Dr Amit Arora and will learn relevant skills in longitudinal research.   

The Person

Applicants will have a First Class Honours degree or equivalent and should be eligible for a Research Training Program (RTP) grant or equivalent.  Basic expertise and experience is required in one or more of the following areas: nursing, epidemiology, public health, biostatistics, paediatrics, medicine, health sciences.  Previous experience in the epidemiology/public health/biostatistics would provide candidates with a distinct advantage. Candidates with an interest on maternal and child health will be considered in particular.

Applicants must fulfil the PhD admission criteria for Western Sydney University, including English language requirements, and demonstrate excellent capacity and potential for research. 

Strong academic performance demonstrated through publication output in peer reviewed international journals is highly desirable. 

Remuneration

Appointment to the position is contingent upon receipt of an RTP scholarship through one of Western Sydney University's scholarship rounds or an NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship through the national rounds.

Prospective students will be provided with assistance to apply for either an RTP or an NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship.  

Enquiries

Further information regarding the project can be obtained by contacting Dr Amit Arora (a.arora@westernsydney.edu.au).

All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter and a Resume/CV.



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Further Information / Application Enquiries

Dr Amit Arora
+61 2 4620 3475