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PhD Scholarship in Advancing Occupational Health and Safety Management 2016, Australia

Publish Date: Nov 02, 2016

Deadline: Nov 05, 2016

Early Career Research (ECR) Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Scholarship in Advancing Occupational Health and Safety Management under the supervision of Dr Manikam Pillay.

This research aims to investigate Advanced OHS Management through one of the following areas: Accident causation, prevention and management; Organisation safety behaviour; Organisational safety culture; High-Reliability Theory or Resilience Engineering. There is scope for the successful candidate to mould their research in one or more of these areas as they engage with industry (particularly within the construction, healthcare or resources sectors) to develop, evaluate and implement measures and tools; contribute to knowledge translation; and advance OHS practice. The Research candidate will be supported by a team of experts within the Centres for Interdisciplinary Built Environment Research (CIBER) and Resources, Health and Safety (CRHS) at the University of Newcastle. Both research centres have excellent track records in working with industry to conduct research.

Scholarship details

The value of this scholarship is $26,288 p.a. and is for three years for a PhD, with a possible six month extension, or two years for an MPhil. Overseas student health cover and tuition fees will also be provided for the tenure of the scholarship if the successful candidate is an international applicant.


Honours class one; or a combination of qualifications, publications and research experience deemed Honours class one equivalent by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

The successful candidate will hold an undergraduate degree in one of the following: OHS, Health Sciences, Human Resources, Management, Psychology, Construction, Mining, or a related field with a strong interest in OHS. Candidates experienced in quantitative or mixed method research will be viewed favorably.

This scholarship is available to International and Australian candidates.


Interested applicants should submit an expression of interest (in the form of a single pdf attachment) by email to

Expressions of interest should include the following:

  • A cover letter that includes a brief statement of the applicants suitability
  • A CV including two academic referees and research output if applicable.
  • An academic transcript
  • A research proposal (four pages maximum)

Contact: Dr Manikam Pillay
Phone: +61 2 4921 7438


For more information click "Further official information" below.

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