Dr Lucy Mills
Chief Operating Officer
The University of Queensland
The Life Course Centre has a mandate to attract, train and retain the next generation of life course academic and industry researchers for Australia. We do this by delivering professional training, mentoring and development opportunities that bring researchers together across disciplines, universities, government and non-government organisations.
Students are invited to be part of the Life Course Centre if:
To study with one of our researchers, contact them directly through Our Members. Alternatively, you may prefer to liaise with one of our nodes using the contacts listed below.
The WA Node of the Life Course Centre is based at the Telethon Kids Institute and is examining a range of issues relating to the development of children and adolescents facing deep and persistent disadvantage. The successful candidate will work with Associate Processor Hayley Christian, Associate Professor Francis Mitrou and other experienced academics from the Centre. Topics of interest include:
– reducing childhood inequities in social and emotional well-being
– how schools can deflect students from developmental trajectories of disadvantage
– how does the built environment impact on child health inequities
– place-based interventions to assist families facing disadvantage
Dr Renee Zahnow (firstname.lastname@example.org) is currently advertising for a PhD position associated with her DECRA project: Understanding public spaces from young people’s perspective: Identity, territoriality and guardianship.
Young people frequent public spaces during the course of their everyday lives and may experience public spaces differently than other users. We have a limited understanding of the extent to which young people develop familiarity with public spaces they regularly visit and how this may influence their actions, perceptions and potential guardianship in public spaces. The aim of this PhD would be to address this research gap.
The successful HDR candidate will also be a student member of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course, which qualifies them to apply for travel grants and attend professional development courses.
The successful candidate must commence by Research Quarter 4, 2021. You should apply at least 3 months prior to the research quarter commencement date. International applicants may need to apply much earlier for visa reasons.
This PhD would be part of an ARC DECRA, which examines loneliness from a longitudinal and life course perspective. The DECRA project will investigate whether the experiences of different life events may render older Australians more susceptible to a sustained path to increased loneliness and isolation. It will also will innovate by moving the analysis beyond the individual level, incorporating characteristics across households and neighbourhoods. The student will work closely with the advisory team to discuss the details of the PhD project, which will sit within the scope of the DECRA.
An additional top-up scholarship of $5,000 is available to the successful applicant. The successful HDR candidate will also be a student member of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course, which qualifies them to apply for travel grants and attend professional development courses.
The successful candidate must commence by Research Quarter 3, 2022. You should apply at least 3 months prior to the research quarter commencement date. International applicants may need to apply much earlier for visa reasons.
This PhD would be part of a larger ARC Linkage project and would require you to apply for a UQ scholarship. If you are interested in this project and want more information, please contact email@example.com.
APPLICATIONS FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP ARE NOW CLOSED.
The University of Melbourne offers the Life Course Centre Pathways Scholarship to enrolled students pursuing research relevant to the aims of the Centre.
To be eligible for this scholarship, students must:
Applications open 1 March 2022. For more information, visit the University of Melbourne Scholarships page.
The UQ Summer and Winter Research Program provides UQ students with an opportunity to gain research experience working alongside some of the university’s leading academics and researchers.
Participation is open to undergraduate (including honours) and masters by coursework students who are currently enrolled at UQ.
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