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Healthy Housing PhD information session

Updated: Oct 13, 2020

We are looking for passionate PhD students based at the University of Melbourne and the University of Adelaide.

We are holding a webinar on Wed, October 15: register here

Our ideal candidate will be passionate about housing and health and interested in pursuing a project in:

  • social epidemiology;

  • quantitative sociology; or

  • health economics.

4 reasons to do a PhD on Healthy Housing

Apply your skills to an urgent social crisis

Currently in Australia, we see unaffordable, poor quality rental housing, a shrinking social housing sector, and Indigenous people faring poorly in our housing system. PhD researchers will contribute to developing a robust evidence base for healthy housing. Our network emphasises translating academic knowledge into policy outcomes. Global interdisciplinary expertise and connections

We are a cross-university network with researchers based across Australia and internationally. PhD candidates will have a supervisory panel drawn from researchers in our group whose specialties include Indigenous health, cost-effectiveness of interventions and social epidemiology.

Mentorship from leading researchers

Graduate research is a crucial time to develop skills and set yourself up for a career in academia, industry, or government. PhD candidates will be embedded in research teams, guided by professors in healthy housing, and will have access to professional development opportunities.

Top-up scholarships

The Healthy Housing Research group will provide top-up scholarships of $5000 per year for 3 years to selected candidates.

Register your interest

Please contact Professor Rebecca Bentley ( or Professor Emma Baker ( to discuss your potential research topic by mid-September 2020 to allow time to prepare a scholarship application.

Eligibility: Candidates will need to apply for a scholarship through the University of Melbourne or the University of Adelaide.

Top-up scholarships in Healthy Housing

$5000 per year for 3 years will be awarded on a competitive basis. Application form will be available in November 2020 for students who successfully apply for a PhD scholarship at UoA or UoM.


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