** Apologies for cross-posting, please forward this advertisement to any potential candidates for whom this opportunity could be of interest, thanks Thomas


PhD scholarship title: Environments To Advance Population Wellbeing and Human Flourishing


Population Wellbeing and Environment Research Lab (PowerLab)

Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Wollongong


Supervisors: Associate Professor Thomas Astell-Burt and Associate Professor Xiaoqi Feng


Annual Scholarship Stipend: AUD $26,682 | US $20,934 | GBP £15,492 | €17,513 | CN ¥136,244

Tuition Fees: None for domestic students. Fee waiver available to international students.

Duration: Three (3) years full-time for Doctoral candidates


Two major research themes to select from:

1.      Child Health & Environments (led by Associate Professor Xiaoqi Feng)

2.      Environments for Healthy & Equitable Ageing (led by Associate Professor Thomas Astell-Burt)


Research streams of potential interest:

1.      Urban Planning and Restorative Environments

2.      Residential Mobility, Commuting and Health

3.      Child Development and Healthy Ageing in East Asia

4.      Geographic Data Science and Visualisation

5.      Applications of Multilevel Modelling in Public Health


About the PhD: We seek candidates with an Honours degree and/or a Masters degree that has a significant quantitative data analysis component (e.g. statistics, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), coding). Applications from domestic and international candidates are welcome. The PhD will be conducted in the PowerLab (Population Wellbeing and Environment Research Lab). You will join a collegial, intellectually stimulating and warm environment of 16 senior and early career epidemiologists, statisticians, geographic data scientists, quantitative social scientists and research students who analyse large sources of data, to enhance understandings of how people and equity orientated changes in urban environments can enable population wellbeing and human flourishing. The University of Wollongong (UOW) is ranked number 17 in the world for the QS universities under 50 years old. UOW is the number 1 university in New South Wales (NSW) according to the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching. UOW is also the only publically funded university in Australia to achieve a 5-star rating in all student experience measures in the 2018 Good Universities Guide (Overall experience, skills development, student support, teaching quality and learning resources, and learner engagement). Wollongong is a coastal city in New South Wales (Australia), just over 1-hour travel south of Sydney. The candidate will enjoy the benefits of living in a friendly community known for its work-life balance, cultural diversity, spectacular beaches and mountain range, excellent food and average annual temperature of around 22 degrees Celsius / 72 degrees Fahrenheit.


Deadline for applications: February 5th 2018, 23:59 Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)

Anticipated start date: February 26th 2018

More information on PowerLab: Watch our video on https://socialsciences.uow.edu.au/powerlab

More information on UOW: https://www.uow.edu.au/about/awards/index.html

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Dr Thomas Astell-Burt

Associate Professor of Public and Population Health

NHMRC Boosting Dementia Research Leadership Fellow


Founding Co-Director: Population Wellbeing and Environment Research Lab (PowerLab)



Head of Research
School of Health and Society


Faculty of Social Sciences

University of Wollongong

NSW 2522 Australia

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