The George Institute For Global Health
United Kingdom

Expression of Interest (EOI): PhD Scholarship - Regulation of Firearms in Australia

Type of career: 
Postgraduate opportunities
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Contact name: 
Rebecca Ivers

Interested in public health law?

Dr Jennifer Sarah Schulz Moore (UNSW Law) and Prof Rebecca Ivers (The George Institute for Global Health, UNSW Sydney) are seeking expressions of interest from candidates to undertake a PhD on a study examining the intersection of the law and gun control in Australia.

What will you be contributing to?

Policymakers in Australia and overseas are keenly interested in the relationship between regulation and public health outcomes regarding firearm related deaths and injuries. Following the mass firearm shooting in 1996 in Tasmania, Australia, the government introduced regulatory reforms. These gun laws were implemented in all states and territories. In NSW in 2017, the NSW Firearms Regulations were amended. 

Researchers in Australia and overseas have examined trends in the rates of firearm related deaths and injuries in the context of legislative reform in order to describe and investigate the impact on injury prevention.

You will be examining the regulation of firearms at the National, State and local government levels. The Australian approach to the regulation of firearms may be compared to other jurisdictions. You will also investigate the impact of regulation on access to firearms, gun control, and injury prevention.

Why study with us?

You will have the opportunity to engage in world-class research under the guidance of highly-respected researchers and supervisors. If you have an undergraduate degree in law, and a Masters or Honours degree (in public health and/or law) and want to join our dedicated team to make your mark in this critical research area, then touch base with us now! You must also be an Australian resident.

More information

To explore this opportunity further please send your expression of interest via a Cover Letter and CV, with any questions to Dr Jennifer S Schulz Moore ( ) or Professor Rebecca Ivers (