Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research

PhD Scholarships in ‘Optimising Outcomes in Cardiovascular Disease’

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The NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence to Reduce Inequality in Heart Disease, based at the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research, is seeking applicants for three PhD Scholarships to undertake innovative research in the field of cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular outcomes.

Depending on the negotiated field of study, the Scholarship recipients will be co-supervised by Professor Simon Stewart (Director of the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research and NHMRC Principal Research Fellow). Co-supervision will be arranged in negotiation with the successful candidate, with the potential to engage with leading academics in Europe, North America and Africa.

The Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research provides a dynamic, multidisciplinary environment for PhD students to pursue an academic and/or industry research career.  It has a large academic and support staff dedicated to its research program, substantial research funding, and a vibrant PhD program. Professor Stewart and his team are world-leading pioneers in the development of innovative surveillance and intervention programs across the spectrum of risk and heart disease.


  • A tax free stipend of $AUD 26,288 per annum and a tax-free top-up of $AUD 5,000 per annum for up to three years;
  • A Commonwealth-funded place for domestic students;
  • A tuition fee waiver and Overseas Student Health Care Policy for international students; and
  • Project costs and conference travel via NHMRC CRE to Reduce Inequality in Heart Disease.

Please visit ACU Research Scholarships for applicant information.

Closing date:
Monday, 25 July 2016 or until suitable applicants are found.

For more information:
Dr Jocasta Ball

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