Scholarship Opportunity: Managing hip fractures in resource poor settings
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.
Hip fracture is a major emerging public health issue in China and India due to changing demographics and an ageing population. There are well developed clinical guidelines and pathways used effectively in high income settings but uptake of these is low in resource poor settings. This project will involve working with clinicians in China and India to develop and evaluate a simple, adaptable, protocol driven clinical pathway for hip fracture. This will build on current and previous large scale observational studies and established clinical networks, and will contribute to changes in clinical management of hip fracture across Asia.
An ideal student will have a clinical background, and strong interest in health systems research. They will have experience in low or middle income country settings, either in research or clinical settings. They will have postgraduate training in epidemiology and public health and exceptional written skills.
The supervisory team is Rebecca Ivers, The George Institute for Global Health, Ian Harris, South Western Sydney Clinical School, Maoyi Tian, The George Institute for Global Health.
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