The George Institute For Global Health
United Kingdom

PhD Scholarship Opportunity: Integrated Management of Diabetes and Tuberculosis using mHealth in India (via UNSW Scientia Scholarship Scheme)

Type of career: 
Postgraduate opportunities
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Contact name: 
Leanne Tea

An opportunity for a prestigious UNSW Scientia PhD scholarships in public health research at The George Institute for Global Health, comprising:

•    $40,000 per annum stipend for four years (tax free)

•    Tuition fees covered for the full 4-year period (for international and local students)

•    Coaching and mentoring as part of your highly personalized career and leadership development plan

•    Up to $10,000 each year to build your career and support your international research collaborations.

We're seeking a suitable student to work on the research  ' Integrated Management of Diabetes and Tuberculosis using mHealth in India'. Tuberculosis (TB) and Diabetes Mellitus (DM) are major public health problems in India. Recent, studies in India confirm the prevalence of TB to be higher in people with DM and vice-versa. Co-morbid patients (those with both TB and DM) have a higher risk of severe clinical manifestations and experience poorer treatment outcomes, therefore need tailored attention and care. Interventions that utilise m-Heath (mobile phones solutions) to improve access to care and treatment adherence have been extensively used in DM and TB, but separately. There is an urgent need for an integrated approach in using mHealth strategies for these co-morbid patients. This PhD project will look at developing and evaluating an integrated m-Health platform for improving outcomes of co-morbid patients with TB and Diabetes. The results will be used to develop a robust framework for managing chronic diseases using m-Health platforms in developing countries.

The supervisory team is Professor David Peiris, The George Institute for Global Health (UNSW), Associate Professor Rohina Joshi, Dr Padmanesan Narasimhan, School of Public Health and Community Medicine (UNSW) and Associate Professor Rohan Jayasuriya,  School of Public Health and Community Medicine (UNSW).

Please submit your applications via the UNSW website: 

The UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme is part of UNSW’s dedication to harnessing our cutting-edge research to solve complex problems and improve the lives of people in local and global communities. Scientia scholars will have a strong commitment to making a difference in the world with demonstrated potential for contributing to the social engagement and/or global impact pillars of the UNSW 2025 Strategy. The Scientia Scheme is targeted in that applicants apply to a specific research area with an identified supervisory team and application is by nomination.  To learn more about the Scientia PhD scholarship, click here: