Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (3DN)


For Local Research Students

PhD Scholarship: Intellectual Disability, Mental Health and Offending Project

NHMRC Partnerships for Better Health Project The Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (3DN) within the School of Psychiatry, in conjunction with Intellectual Disability and Behaviour Support [IDBS] within the School of Social Sciences is offering a three-year full-time PhD scholarship to a highly motivated student to work with Professor Julian Trollor & A/Prof Leanne Dowse on a project that will examine the intersection between intellectual disability, mental health, and the criminal justice system.

In part, this work will utilise Big Data from a large linked cohort of people with intellectual disability in NSW. The work is expected to be translational in nature, in that the studies conducted will have a direct relevance to service provision, clinical practices, policy and legislative decision making frameworks related to people with intellectual disability or mental illness. The candidate will be part of a multidisciplinary research team with expertise in epidemiology and biostatistics and social policy/social science and will be involved in data linkage and other analyses related to the study.

Study Subject: Data Linkage, intersection of intellectual disability and the criminal justice system Web Address: Provided By: The Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry and Intellectual Disability and Behaviour Support To be undertaken at: School of Psychiatry, UNSW Medicine, or Intellectual Disability Behaviour Support Program, School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW Australia Level: Post Graduate (Research) Availability: This scholarship is open for applications to 31 March 2017, unless filled prior. Payment Information The value of this scholarship is AUD $30,000.00 per annum. Recipients of an APA 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. Research Information This scholarship is for one of the following fields of research: Medical & Health Sciences, Mental Health, Disability, Justice and Education. It is required that your full time study starts by August 2017. 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 Professor Julian Trollor & A/Professor Leanne Dowse. You can download a PDF with more information about the scholarship (PDF below). Terms and conditions are subject to change. Always confirm details with scholarship provider before applying. 

Main Contacts Professor Julian Trollor; Email: A/Professor Leanne Dowse; Email:

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