PhD Scholarship in Economics of Disability and Health

The Centre for Health Economics at Monash University invites expressions of interest in applying for a PhD scholarship to work as part of our major new research initiative – Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health (CRE-DH) – funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

Centre for Health Economics, Monash University

If you are looking for rigorous graduate training, and want to make a substantial research contribution to the economics of disability and health, the Centre for Health Economics at Monash University is offering a fully funded PhD in Health Economics. Scholarships covering all fees and a stipend are available for suitably qualified individuals. As a student in the centre you will be part of a team of academics and researchers at the cutting-edge of important international research, using the latest methods. We offer excellent research facilities including a dedicated student study space, a behavioural laboratory, high quality computing facilities, frequent internal and external seminars, and funded conference travel.

About the CRE-DH

The first research centre of its kind internationally, the CRE-DH will generate the evidence required for policy reform to improve the health of Australians with disabilities. The CRE-DH involves leading researchers from across Australia (University of Melbourne, University of Sydney, UNSW, Monash University and RMIT) and internationally with expertise in epidemiology, health economics, health and social policy, psychology, psychiatry, public administration and public health. The Centre will further develop the future research leaders in disability and health.

The CRE-DH has four work programs:
  1. Mapping inequities in social, economic and health outcomes between people with and without disabilities
  2. Identification of the social determinants of health of people with disabilities
  3. Health economic analysis and modelling of health and social policies for people with disabilities
  4. Policy research to identify the key emerging issues in health and social policy related to people with disabilities

The PhD scholarship

 Your research will primarily be part of work program 3 which is being led by the Centre for Health Economics at Monash University and you will also collaborate with other staff and PhD students of the CRE-DH. The project would suit someone with a strong research background in economics, econometrics, statistics or health economics with an interest in applying these skills to the economics of disability and health. Applicants must have an Honours 1 or Honours 1 equivalence in a relevant discipline (economics, econometrics, health economics, or statistics) and we provide coursework in health economics and related studies.

People with a disability or long-term medical condition are encouraged to apply.

Successful candidates with a disability can also apply for the Monash Equity Scholarship Supplement valued at up to $6000 to assist with extra expenses incurred during your degree.

Expression of interest

To express your interest in this PhD Scholarship please send:

  • your CV including details of two referees,
  • a copy of your academic transcripts and a 1-2 page cover letter which outlines your research skills, experience and why this PhD in the economics of disability and health interests
  • Email to:
Further enquiries

If you have any questions about the PhD Program or the application process please contact Associate Professor Dennis Petrie Email: or +61 3 9905 0776

Closing date: 30 September 2017 for domestic applicants


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