Consortium for diagnosis and models of care in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) PhD Scholarships
About the scholarship
Griffith University has been received funding from Australian Government Drug and Alcohol Program: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Diagnostic Services and Models of Care Grant Opportunity - H1617G038 to undertake the following program of research: Improving wellbeing outcomes for children diagnosed with FASD and their families: Expanding existing services through enhancement of referral pathways, diagnostic capacity and provision of evidence-based models of care.
The primary purpose of this project is to work with Consortium partners to expand two Queensland FASD diagnostic clinics by (i) extending the age range of diagnosis to children aged 3 – 7 years and (ii) provision of family-focused models of care that includes an adaptation of the Parents Under Pressure program that focuses on enhancing young children’s self-regulation.
The Consortium is led by Professor Sharon Dawe in collaboration with Professor Melanie Zimmer-Gembeck and Associate Professor Frances O’Callaghan from Griffith University. They will be working closely with the FASD Clinics at the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast Hospitals and with community partners, the Institute of Urban Indigenous Health and Kummara Family Association.
There are two PhD scholarships available that can be developed around ongoing research examining the diagnosis and models of care for children and families affected by FASD.
Applicants should have a strong background in the behavioural or social sciences and health.
Duration and Value
The scholarships provide a tax-exempt living allowance at the rate of AUD$30,000 per annum for three years contingent on satisfactory progress. The scholarship is paid as a fortnightly stipend. A six-month extension may be granted to doctoral candidates in certain circumstances. There will be a $6,000 allowance for research expenses and travel.
The FASD Consortium Scholarship is available to two new candidates who are:
- Australian citizen
- New Zealand citizen
- Australian permanent resident.
- Applicants must have completed, or expect to complete, a bachelor degree with honours equivalent to first class and be intending to enrol full-time.
- Applicants who wish to complete a PhD (Clinical Psychology) program need to have been accepted into the Griffith University Clinical Psychology program.
- Applicants who are current students in the Masters (Clinical Psychology) may be eligible to apply subject to suitable application to PhD program by the 30 September 2017 close date.
Equivalency to first class honours may be demonstrated through the following:
- refereed journal publications (or acceptance for publication)
- refereed conference paper presented and written as first author
- evidence of other research output such as a book or book chapter, OR
- evidence of any research income, awards, significant professional experience.
Applicants must have high-level communication skills. An ability to accept and follow direction and work as part of a larger research team is essential.
Experience in working with high need families and children would be advantageous.
Compliance with relevant legislation and University policies and procedures, including health and safety, is expected.
Award of the scholarship is contingent on successful enrolment in a PhD program at Griffith University. Details of eligibility requirements to undertake a PhD at Griffith University can be found on the Programs and Courses site.
Your application should include:
- a half-one page document outlining your interest and suitability for the project
- a detailed curriculum vitae including (where necessary) details of research experience and publications
- undergraduate and honours transcripts
- two academic referee reports.
Applications Close date: Monday 4 December 2017 Midnight (AEST).
How to apply
- Applicants must be eligible for admission to a Griffith University PhD program.
- Applicant must make contact with Professor Sharon Dawe, to ensure suitability to the project. Professor Sharon Dawe, School of Applied Psychology, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 07 3735 3371 or mobile 0419 901 968.
- On advisement of suitability, applications must be made using the Apply Now link.
- You must nominate in your online application under the scholarship section that you wish to be considered for the FASD Scholarship