Update NDRI PHD Scholarships – Qualitative research on addiction

NDRI PHD Scholarships – Qualitative research on addiction


The National Drug Research Institute (NDRI) invites expressions of interest from suitably qualified candidates for two PhD scholarships in qualitative research on addiction. The scholarships will be based in NDRI’s Social Studies of Addiction Concepts research program, which is based in Melbourne.

The Program

Concepts of ‘addiction’ vary across time and place. Focusing on the field of alcohol and other drug (AOD) use, this program of research takes addiction as its central object of study, mapping and monitoring changes in addiction concepts and language in Australia and around the world. Drawing on a range of social scientific research methods such as in-depth interviewing, policy analysis, cultural studies, ethnographic observation and international comparative collaborative techniques, this program of research directly informs policy, and helps develop clearer models and more productive approaches for improving AOD-related health and social outcomes in Australia.

The Scholarships

The scholarships carry an annual tax-free stipend of $29,549 a year each for three years. The scholarships commence mid-2013 and are based at NDRI’s Melbourne office. Additional paid work may also be available.

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