Scholarship Opportunity: Dementia and cognitive decline in women: biological, social, behavioural aspects
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.
Dementia poses an enormous global burden. Dementia disproportionately affects women, who are more likely to develop dementia and provide most of the care for others with dementia. Limited research has focused on the causes and consequences of dementia in women and its predecessor cognitive decline. The long-term impact of living with, or caring for, someone with dementia on women has not been fully explored. This project uses data from large-scale clinical trials, systematic reviews, and in-depth panel surveys to obtain an understanding of the biological, social, behavioural aspects of dementia/cognitive decline in women, and how this differs from men.
The supervisory team is Dr Mark Woodward, The George Institute for Global Health, Dr Maree Hackett, The George Institute for Global Health, and Dr Sanne Peters , The George Institute for Global Health UK.
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