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07/02/2018 - Top up scholarship - Qualitative cancer survivorship research

An increasing number of people are surviving a cancer diagnosis, but little is known about their long term outcomes. This NHMRC funded project will recruit people who are participating in a NSW Population based study called 45 & up (which is recruiting 10% of all people in NSW aged 45 and older).

All 45 & up participants who have ever had a cancer diagnosis have completed questionnaires, which will be analysed to identify outcomes and disparities in outcomes. A subset of participants will complete qualitative interviews.

This PhD will focus on the qualitative component, working with academics from the School of Psychology at the University of Sydney. The qualitative work will explore in depth experiences of cancer survivors with different cancer types and stages to better understand the predictors of disparity and how outcomes can be improved.

This PhD will be supervised by Professor Phyllis Butow and Dr Rebekah Laidsaar-Powell

 

Eligibility/Selection Criteria:

  • An Honours degree in a health related field such as Psychology, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health
  • Candidate must have (or ability to obtain) an RTP scholarship or equivalent
  • Experience with qualitative research and cancer related issues is desirable
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Good project management skills

Amount awarded:

The Top Up scholarship is $10,000 per year for 3 years. In addition to the Top Up Scholarship, funds are available for project costs. 

Please contact Professor Butow  or Dr Rebekah Laidsaar-Powell  if you have any questions and/or to express your interest in the PhD project and scholarship.

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