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PhD scholarship: Indigenous counselling and nicotine (ICAN) quit in pregnancy



Three PhD scholarships are available to investigate ways to improve the health of Aboriginal pregnant mothers and their babies. Suggested candidates include those who identify as Indigenous or who have an interest in Indigenous health research. Successful scholarship applicants will be supervised by Associate Professor Gillian Gould and Professor Billie Bonevski at the University of Newcastle in New South Wales.

There is limited understanding of how to assist Indigenous smokers to quit smoking in pregnancy. This funding, via the study, will aim to address this and has been planned using:

The successful applicant will be supported by the scholarship for three and a half years at $26,682 (2017 rate) full time, although part-time positions may also be considered. Candidates must hold a bachelor degree with first class honours or equivalent in a relevant field.

Interested applicants are advised to send an email expressing their interest. Please refer to the contact information below for the relevant email address.


Associate Professor Gillian Gould
The University of Newcastle
Mobile: 0403 615 563


Last updated: 9 January 2017
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