Masters Degree Research Scholarship Opportunity: Effective strategies for raising awareness on drowning reduction in low and middle income countries
A scholarship is available for a suitably qualified candidate to undertake a one year full-time MPhil degree, based at The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney. Drowning is the third leading cause of unintentional injury death worldwide. More than 90% of drownings occur in lower and middle income countries where men, women and children have a higher exposure to the risks associated with open water as they go about their daily lives.
The Barisal Drowning Reduction Project is a drowning reduction program in a regional area of Bangladesh with very high drowning rates. The research will explore effective means of communication outreach delivered as part of the drowning prevention program to community members, Government and other stakeholders. The experience and knowledge gained from the program will be used to inform good practice for the development of national and sub-national drowning reduction plans and campaign efforts in other parts of Bangladesh and the rest of the world.
The student will gain expertise in both research implementation and dissemination and will work with a wide range of national and global stakeholders. This is an opportunity to work with large, well established internationally renowned research teams.
Applicants should hold an appropriate undergraduate degree in a related discipline (eg public health, health communication or health promotion/social marketing), or a Masters degree. Professional experience in health promotion, communications, global health, or other related preventative health discipline would be an advantage. Applicants must be Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, or New Zealand citizens.
The scholarship stipend is $30,000 per annum per year for 1 year. Students will be supported to apply for competitive scholarship funding.
Applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and should include:
- a curriculum vitae
- a copy of an academic transcript
- the names and contact details of at least two referees
Please subject the email: Effective strategies for raising awareness on drowning reduction in low and middle income countries
Type of career: Postgraduate opportunities
Application close date: 07/08/2016