HDR Scholarship - Sex differences in treatment of coronary heart disease

Applications now open. Two PhD scholarships are available to initiate and conduct research on the topic 'Sex differences in treatment of coronary heart disease'.

Project Supervisor


Melbourne Burwood Campus

Research topic

Each year 62,400 individuals have a heart attack and at any one time, there are an estimated 580,300 Australians living with coronary heart disease, one-third of whom are women; 15% of these individuals (and in particular, women) have their condition sub-optimally managed placing them at increased risk of hospital re-admission and premature death. By levering data from across the health system, this project aims to identify key sex differences in utilisation of health resources and treatment pathways and the associated economic losses to the healthcare system resulting from these sex differences in coronary heart disease management.

PhD scholarships are available for two outstanding candidates to conduct research in the areas of 1) data linkage and analysis or 2) health economics. The scholarships are linked to a National Health and Medical Research Council Ideas Grant project on sex differences in care pathways of people with coronary heart disease. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary team of experts across multiple universities and partner organisations. The scholarships are provided by Deakin University and the successful candidates will be enrolled at Deakin University.

Important dates

Applications will remain open until candidates have been appointed.


This scholarship is available over 3 years.

  • Stipend of $28,900 per annum tax exempt (2022 rate)

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible you must:

  • be either a domestic candidate. Domestic includes candidates with Australian Citizenship, Australian Permanent Residency or New Zealand Citizenship.
  • meet Deakin's PhD entry requirements
  • be enrolling full time and hold an honours degree (first class) or an equivalent standard master's degree with a substantial research component.

Please refer to the research degree entry pathways page for further information.

Additional desirable criteria include:

  • Background in a relevant discipline: public health, mathematics and statistics, computation, health economics, qualitative research or similar
  • Demonstrated high level of communication and interpersonal skills

How to apply

HEALTH - Please apply using the Find a Research Supervisor tool


Contact us

For more information about this scholarship, please contact Prof Rachel Huxley

Prof Rachel Huxley
Email Prof Rachel Huxley
+61 3 924 68384