Scholarship Opportunity: Does blood pressure lowering reduce headache?
An opportunity for a prestigious UNSW Scientia PhD scholarships in public health research at The George Institute for Global Health, comprising:
- $40,000 per annum stipend for four years (tax free)
- Tuition fees covered for the full 4-year period (for international and local students)
- Coaching and mentoring as part of your highly personalized career and leadership development plan
- Up to $10,000 each year to build your career and support your international research collaborations.
Recurrent headache is a common, disabling condition affecting millions of Australians and 1.4 billion people globally. Headaches are also a leading cause of lost work productivity. Some research suggests blood pressure lowering reduces headache, but there is clinical uncertainty – resolving this would improve treatment of hypertension, migraine and tension headache. Much of the relevant evidence lies ‘hidden’ as secondary outcomes in trials conducted for other reasons. Envisaged phases of research include 1) systematic review of previous trials (anticipated >2,000) 2) clinical trial of blood pressure lowering for headache prevention 3) process and economic evaluations to assess acceptability and cost-effectiveness.
The ideal candidate has a biomedical sciences degree with first class honours or equivalent, familiarity with pharmaceutical studies, literature searching and clinical trials, ability to synthesise information, and excellent written and verbal communication skills.
The supervisory team is Dr Anthony Rodgers , The George Institute for Global Health, Dr Emily Atkins, The George Institute for Global Health, and Dr Abdul Salam, The George Institute for Global Health India.
Please submit your applications via the UNSW website:
The UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme is part of UNSW’s dedication to harnessing our cutting-edge research to solve complex problems and improve the lives of people in local and global communities. Scientia scholars will have a strong commitment to making a difference in the world with demonstrated potential for contributing to the social engagement and/or global impact pillars of the UNSW 2025 Strategy. The Scientia Scheme is targeted in that applicants apply to a specific research area with an identified supervisory team and application is by nomination. To learn more about the Scientia PhD scholarship, click here: http://www.2025.unsw.edu.au/apply/?interest=scholarships
Type of career: Postgraduate opportunities
Application close date: 20/07/2018