Curtin University Australia 2022 PhD Scholarship in Public Health (Health Economics and Systems Modelling)

A three-year fully funded PhD scholarship is available for an outstanding candidate to conduct research at the interface of Health Economics and Systems Modelling at the School of Public Health.

The PhD will develop a microsimulation model of the health system that allows for simulation of the lifecycle dynamics and the health status and health outcomes of the Western Australian population.

The model will be developed using multiple sources of empirical data, including cross-sectional surveys, longitudinal surveys, administrative databases, vital statistics, and Census data. The PhD will also consider the use of the microsimulation model as a method for the evaluation of policy interventions and the implementation of this method in practical situations.

The PhD candidate will be supervised by experts in health economics, health data analytics, and systems modeling. The health economics aspect will be led by Dr. Delia Hendrie and Associate Professor Suzanne Robinson, and the health data analytics and systems modeling by Associate Professor James Boyd and Dr. Sean Randall.

Curtin University PhD Scholarship

  • Type: PhD
  • Organisation: Curtin University
  • Country to study: Australia
  • School to study: Curtin University
  • Course to study: Not specified
  • Gender: Men and Women
  • Application Deadline: Not Specified

Aim and Benefits of Curtin University PhD Scholarship

The successful candidate will receive a stipend of AUD 27,596 per annum 

Requirements for Curtin University PhD Scholarship Qualification

  •  Masters degree in a relevant discipline requiring the completion of a publicly available thesis or research project to an acceptable standard; OR
  • A bachelor’s degree with first-class honors; OR
  • Graduated with a bachelor’s degree (with first class or upper second honors) and completed a postgraduate diploma or its equivalent, or completed a Masters degree by coursework with, in both cases, a course-weighted average of not less than 70 percent within the University, and demonstrated the capacity to undertake significant research

At least one degree will be in Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, or a related course.

Additionally, the applicant should:

  • Have strong computational skills and an interest in systems modeling;
  • Preferably have experience in research and/or the use of statistical packages; and
  • Preferably have experience in publishing peer-reviewed research.

Application Deadline

Not Specified

How to Apply

Please email Dr. Delia Hendrie ( an expression of interest with:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Academic transcripts
  • A brief covering letter (no more than 2 sides A4) that addresses the eligibility criteria. The letter should explain why you are interested in the project and how your skills, attributes, and experience make you a good candidate for the award.

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