An exciting opportunity for a PhD scholar to help establish a longitudinal study that will shape the lives of young people affected by cancer.
Canteen Postgraduate Scholarship
When cancer and growing up collide. Life as a young person after a cancer diagnosis.
Canteen Australia, and the Kids Cancer Centre, Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick and School of Women’s and Children’s Health, UNSW Sydney is proud to offer the Canteen Postgraduate Scholarship Fund. This scholarship will support a PhD scholar, who will conduct new research on the ways having cancer while young can impact future outcomes.
A full-time PhD scholarship is available for a suitably qualified candidate with a minimum of an honours or masters degree, or equivalent research training. The research will be conducted under the supervision of the General Manager Research, Policy, and Patient Programs at Canteen (Associate Professor Pandora Patterson), the Research Manager at Canteen (Dr Fiona McDonald), the Head of the Behavioural Sciences Unit at the Kids Cancer Centre, Sydney Children’s Hospital (Professor Claire Wakefield), and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Behavioural Sciences Unit (Dr Jordana McLoone).
The successful PhD scholar will help to establish this longitudinal study. They will explore how best to engage young cancer survivors in long term research, so that we can hear all their voices; and be involved in the collection and analysis of baseline data to better understand the impact of cancer on young people. This PhD is linked to a larger study that will continue to follow-up with these young people for at least 5 years and seek to understand the influence of the cancer experience on longer term social and occupational outcomes.
The PhD scholar will be a UNSW student, based at Canteen’s National office in Newtown, Sydney. The student will receive the full support of Canteen’s Research and Evaluation team as well as the Behavioural Sciences Unit (BSU) at the Kids Cancer Centre.
Please ensure you read the 'how to apply' section below carefully to ensure your application is reviewed appropriately.
Our ideal candidate will have: