PhD scholarship: Melbourne

Via ADCA Update:

PhD scholarship
Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre

Alcohol and other drug use and harms in the population

A 3 year PhD scholarship is available at the Eastern Health Clinical School, Monash University. The position is based at Turning Point Alcohol & Drug Centre in Fitzroy.

Alcohol- and other drug-related harms have significant impacts on individuals and communities. Developing and enhancing the evidence base regarding population level alcohol and other drug use and harms are integral to the development of social, policy and clinical responses to alcohol and other drug issues.

This PhD scholarship presents an exciting opportunity to undertake research examining population level data in an area of interest. Specific topics will be determined through consultation between the prospective student and the supervision team. Students interested in population health research, epidemiological research and methods, or social and environmental correlates of alcohol and other drug use and harms are encouraged to apply.

A suitable full-time PhD student will be supported for three years through a PhD scholarship. The full-time stipend is $22,860 per year tax-free, with the opportunity for additional paid employment. In addition, the candidate will be funded to attend an annual conference and professional workshops. Existing scholarship holders are also welcome to apply for attractive top-up funding.

The scholarship would suit a candidate with a social science, epidemiology, public health or psychology background who has a strong interest in the drug and alcohol field.

Applicants should meet the minimum requirements for entry into a higher degree by research are looking for an outstanding candidate with, for example, a Masters degree or a minimum honours grade of 2A or equivalent.

Turning Point Alcohol & Drug Centre provides an active research training environment and is part of the Eastern Health Clinical School at Monash University, and is conveniently located on Gertrude Street in Fitzroy (

A cover letter with CV should be submitted (via email) to Dr Belinda Lloyd ( by 30 June 2011. For further information regarding the PhD opportunity, applicants are invited to contact Dr Belinda Lloyd. Email: or phone: (03) 8413 8413.