How to do a PhD with the Healthy Housing Research Group

Interested in researching the link between housing and health? Learn about PhD opportunities with the Healthy Housing Research Group.

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The Healthy Housing and Healthy Cities Research Collaboration is looking for students passionate about housing and health, and interested in pursuing a project in:

  • social epidemiology
  • quantitative sociology
  • data science
  • housing research or
  • health economics.

Join the information session and hear from leading researchers from the University of Melbourne and the University of Adelaide.


4 top reasons to do a PhD

  1. Apply your skills to an urgent social crisis. Currently in Australia, we see unaffordable, poor quality rental housing, a shrinking social housing sector, and Indigenous people faring poorly in our housing system. PhD researchers will contribute to developing a robust evidence base for healthy housing. Our network emphasises translating academic knowledge into policy outcomes.
  2. Global interdisciplinary expertise and connections . We are a cross-university network with researchers based across Australia and internationally. PhD candidates will have a supervisory panel drawn from researchers in our group whose specialties include Indigenous health, cost-effectiveness of interventions and social epidemiology.
  3. Mentorship from leading researchers. Graduate research is a crucial time to develop skills and set yourself up for a career in academia, industry, or government. PhD candidates will be embedded in research teams, guided by professors in healthy housing, and will have access to professional development opportunities.
  4. Top-up scholarships. The Healthy Housing Research group will provide top-up scholarships of $5000 per year for 3 years to selected candidates on a competitive basis.


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