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Two RegNet scholarships now open

2nd September 2015

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Two scholarship schemes for students considering beginning a PhD with RegNet are now open for applications.

Regulatory Institutions Network (Australian National University) PhD Scholarship

Closing date: 30 September

Description

The Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet) is offering a three-year PhD scholarship for a new full-time student commencing his/her studies in 2016. RegNet is one of five Schools/Centres in the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific (CAP). It is a dynamic community of scholars from different disciplines united by our interest in governance and regulation and has received international recognition as one of the world’s most vibrant governance and regulatory academic centres. Our work is built on principles of justice, sustainability and human wellbeing. Currently we work in the following thematic areas: Climate, Energy & Environments; Human Rights; Law & Justice; Society, Safety & Health; Trade, Investment & Intellectual Property. Outstanding candidates working in any of the areas of RegNet expertise are encouraged to apply. The student’s primary supervisor will be a RegNet-based staff member.

The successful candidate will receive an annual stipend, funded for three years. In addition, the candidate will receive an allowance support fieldwork and conference attendance. All RegNet PhD scholars receive a shared office space, complete coursework and methodological training, and form an integral part of RegNet’s vibrant research community. Scholarships are open to domestic (Australia, New Zealand Citizens and Australian Permanent Residents) and international students.

See this document outlining benefits, eligibility and the application process for more information.

Centre for Research Excellence on the Social Determinants of Health Equity PhD Scholarship

Closing date: 30 September

Description

The Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet) is offering a three-year full-time PhD scholarship within the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centre for Research Excellence on the Social Determinants of Health Equity (CRESDHE). The PhD project will work within one or more of the work-packages and thematic areas of the CRESDHE. The PhD scholar will be based within RegNet, with Professor Sharon Friel as the primary supervisor.

About the CRESDHE

There is increasing concern about the growing financial, social and health inequities in Australia, a country that prides itself on a ‘fair go’. Although the power of social, cultural and economic forces to influence health - the so-called social determinants of health - is well demonstrated, the translation of this evidence into equity-focused action has been slow. Current approaches have not closed the gap in health between advantaged and disadvantaged Australians, particularly between non-Indigenous and Indigenous Australians. This brings into focus many political, governance and policy challenges. Yet the governance arrangements that make for effective policy and action are poorly understood, both theoretically and practically.

The goal of the CRESDHE is to provide evidence on how political, governance and policy processes could function more effectively in order to achieve better and more equitable health outcomes. The work is organised into four work-packages, each focused on a respective stage of the policy process: agenda-setting, policy formulation, implementation, and evaluation. The work is also organized around four thematic areas: macroeconomics and infrastructure, land use and urban environments, the health system, and indigenous peoples. Case studies include the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, Northern Territory Intervention, Closing the Gap initiative, Medicare, Paid Parental Leave scheme, land-use planning legislation in NSW, and the National Broadband Network.

For further information or to discuss the PhD scholarship contact Kathryn.henne@anu.edu.au and/or Sharon.friel@anu.edu.au

See this document outlining benefits, eligibility and the application process for more information.

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