Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (3DN)


PhD Scholarships: Adults Living with Autism Spectrum Disorders - APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

The Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (3DN) within the School of Psychiatry, UNSW Sydney is offering one or more upcoming three-year full-time PhD positions to highly motivated students to work with Professor Julian Trollor on a longitudinal study of participation, productivity, and health and well-being of adults living with autism spectrum disorders.

There is strong likelihood one full scholarship will be funded by the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Living with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Autism CRC under the Australian Government CRC Program

For more information, please see the detailed Study Subject: Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders; Health and Wellbeing

Provided By: The Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry

To be undertaken at: School of Psychiatry, UNSW Medicine, The University of New South Wales.

Level: Post Graduate

(Research) Availability: Scholarships are currently open for applications. Please apply as we hope to fill the position ASAP

Payment Information: The value of this scholarship is AUD $26,682.00 per annum. Recipients of an RTP can apply for an AUD $5,000.00 pa top up scholarship. This award is to be used for research and living expenses. This scholarship is paid fortnightly for the period of 3 years.

These positions are dependent upon successful enrolment in the Faculty of Medicine.

Research Information: This scholarship is for one of the following fields of research: MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES.

Eligibility: This scholarship requires you to have achieved outstanding academic results.

Only citizens of Australia or New Zealand or Australian permanent residents can apply.

Application Details: To apply for this scholarship you must apply directly to the Prof Julian Trollor.

You can download a PDF with more information about the scholarship

Terms and conditions are subject to change. Always confirm details with scholarship provider before applying.

Main Contact Prof Julian Trollor;



Applicants Sought for Prestigious UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme - APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

Using Big Data to examine the health and wellbeing of people with intellectual disability

The Department of Intellectual Disability Neuropsychiatry (3DN), in collaboration with the Centre for Big Data Research in Health (CBDRH), is looking for one or more PhD scholars of exceptional quality to undertake a multi-disciplinary project which will create a large linked data infrastructure to enable the interrogation of health service use, pathways, costs of health care and outcomes of people with intellectual disability (ID) in NSW. The project will assemble the largest and most comprehensive linked dataset relating to health profiles of people with ID internationally, an enduring resource to examine service use and associated costs. Findings will inform policy and practice for people with ID to ensure that health gains are shared by everyone and across every community in NSW, which is a priority in the State health plan.

The candidate will be part of a multi-disciplinary research team with expertise in Epidemiology, Clinical Psychiatry and Biostatistics and will be involved in data linkage and other analyses related to the project. The supervisory team consists of Professor Julian Trollor, Chair of Intellectual Disability Mental Health and Head of 3DN; Dr Simone Reppermund, Senior Lecturer at 3DN and Associate Professor Claire Vajdic, Head of the Cancer Epidemiology Research Unit at CBDRH.

UNSW Scientia PhD scholars are awarded a prestigious scholarship package of $50,000 per annum, comprising a tax-free living allowance of $40,000 per annum for 4 years, and a support package of up to $10,000 per annum to provide financial support for career development activities.

For more information about the UNSW Scientia PhD scholarship scheme and for submission of your application, click here:

The deadline for prospective applicants to contact the supervisors is 21 July 2017.

Potential applicants should first discuss suitability with one of the following:

Professor Julian Trollor:
Associate Professor Claire Vajdic:
Dr Simone Reppermund:




3DN Department Head

UNSW Chair of Intellectual Disability Mental Health

Student Coordinator

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