School of Population Health


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EOI: Research Masters/PhD Opportunities - Aboriginal health and wellbeing

We are seeking expressions of interest from candidates to undertake Masters by Research (MRes), Masters in Philosophy (MPhil) or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). There are a several potential research topics open including:

  • Factors impacting implementation and scale up of a co-designed community-based falls prevention and healthy ageing program for Aboriginal people, the Ironbark Program.
  • Identifying and prioritising Aboriginal healthy ageing research needs

To explore this opportunity further please send your expression of interest via a Cover Letter and CV, with any questions to Professor Rebecca Ivers ( Applications will be reviewed as received so please apply as soon as possible.

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Domestic PhD opportunity: Improving epidemic risk assessment using record linkage

An opportunity is available for an outstanding scholar to conduct PhD research on using linked healthcare databases to provide improved risk assessment and healthcare impact of epidemics of influenza and COVID-19. You will be supervised by Dr David Muscatello from the School of Population Health.

The objectives of this research are to:

  • create a research database for emulating the real-time monitoring of influenza and COVID-19 epidemic and pandemic outcomes using integrated health-care and death data streams
  • develop case studies using the research database for comparative risk assessment of emerging epidemics using multiple epidemic-attributable disease outcomes 
  • Use the research database to emulate real-time estimation of the impact of the epidemic on health services as epidemics evolve

For further information please contact David Muscatello by phone on (02) 9065 1498 or by email at Please include your CV.

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