Physical activity is one of the most powerful modifiable risk factors for chronic disease, yet its adoption in Australian healthcare remains low and evidence-based physical activity interventions have rarely been implemented in primary care and clinical settings. There is a clear need to develop and test innovative approaches to address this evidence-to-practice gap and gather implementation-relevant evidence that can inform much-needed new healthcare practices to reduce the burden of chronic health conditions for Australians.
There is an opportunity for a PhD student to join the Baker-Deakin Department of Lifestyle and Diabetes to undertake work to implement and evaluate a “sit less, move more” intervention within the healthcare setting. This intervention will be developed in collaboration with stakeholders and end-users (patients, practitioners, providers) and will be developed to be delivered at scale. In doing so, it will provide new evidence to inform transformative changes to practice for physically-inactive adults at high risk of developing cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and dementia.
Applications will remain open until a candidate has been appointed
This scholarship is available over 3 years.
- Stipend of $33,500 per annum tax exempt (2023 rate)
- Relocation allowance of $500-1500 (for single to family) for students moving from interstate
- International students only: Tuition fees offset
for the duration of 4 years. Single Overseas Student Health Cover policy for the duration of the student visa.
To be eligible you must:
- be either a domestic or international 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.
How to apply
Please apply using the Find a Research Supervisor tool