Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences (QAEHS) has up to 6 PhD Scholarships in the field of Environmental Health Sciences.

Course Level: PhD, Research

Eligible Countries: Australian citizens, Australian Permanent Residents and NZ citizens, International student

To be taken at (country): Australia

There are 16 available projects across the eight QAEHS research themes listed below.

Applicants should select their preferred project in their online application. The list of projects is given below and further details, including the QAEHS supervisory teams, can be found here.

Environmental Health Toxicology

  1. Alternative matrices for personal exposure monitoring: explanted silicone prostheses and wristbands
  2. Characterisation of novel substances in wastewater that select antimicrobial resistance
  3. Wastewater fingerprinting as a tool to inform on community health

Emerging Environmental Health Risks

  1. Developing passive sampler monitoring approaches for use in wastewater based epidemiology
  2. Bioaccumulation potential of chlorinated paraffins (CPs) in humans
  3. Calibration of new passive sampling monitoring technologies for aquatic pollutants as part of regulatory compliance monitoring

Environmental Health Risk Assessment

  1. Bioaccessibility, interaction effects and risk assessment of mixed metals
  2. Occurrence and health risk assessment of rare earth elements in the food chain

Environmental Health Risk Communication

  1. Communicating about uncertain environmental health risks
  2. Chemical exposure concerns and how they relate to health- and environment-related decisions

Environmental Health Microbiology

  1. Using phage to control opportunistic pathogens in drinking water distribution systems
  2. The interaction between non-antibiotic pharmaceuticals and antibiotic resistance

Environmental Health Epidemiology

  1. The role of family environments to the development of cardiovascular health: an intergenerational perspective

Environmental Health Regulatory Science

  1. Regulating the design and construction of nicotine and tobacco products
  2. Health education interventions to increase smoking cessation among people from priority populations

Environmental Determinants of Infectious Diseases​​​​​

  1. Understanding human-bat interactions using systems dynamic modelling

Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible to apply you must meet the entry requirements for Higher Degrees by Research at UQ.

Number of Awards: 6

Value of Award: $27,596 per annum (2019 rate) for three years, with possible extension to four, with additional living allowance support of $5,000 per annum for three years. For international students, tuition fees and Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) are included.

Duration of Programme: The scholarships will be for three years, with possible extension to four years.

Method of Application: Applications should be submitted through the UQ online application system. You must indicate your preferred project in the online application (enter the project name you are applying for in the ‘Research project title’ field).

The following documents are required to support your application:

  • Academic CV
  • Academic transcript for all post-secondary study undertaken, complete or incomplete, including the institution grading scale
  • Award certificates for all completed post-secondary study
  • Evidence for meeting UQ’s English language proficiency requirements
  • Two referee reports from persons who can best comment on your prior research experience. UQ will contact your referees directly, but you will need to enter their details into the application form.

UQ will accept scanned copies of the above (your) original documents. If you enrol at UQ you must retain your original, hardcopy supporting documentation for the duration of your studies.

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Scholarship Application Deadline: 23rd November 2018

Important Note: If any of your documentation is in a language other than English, UQ will require a copy of the original language document and an officially translated copy.