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Health Scholarships

The following scholarships are available for Post-Graduate (Research) in health at the University of Canberra.

Ochre Health Pty Ltd and UC-HRI Scholarship

Applications are now open for a three-year PhD scholarship through Ochre Health Pty Ltd and supported by the University of Canberra Health Research Institute .

The project "Factors that  influence quality improvement in general practice" will be undertaken with Ochre Health Pty Ltd at the University of Canberra.

The Principal Supervisor is of international expert in primary health care Professor Stephen Campbell who is based at the Institute of Population Health, Centre for Primary Care Manchester University, and is seconded to the University of Canberra on a part-time basis.

The Supervisory panel will also include academic staff from the Health Research Institute at the University of Canberra and a representative from Ochre Health.

A tax-free living allowance (stipend) will be paid at the rate of AU $27,000 per annum.

The successful candidate may be employed by Ochre Health for up to 1 day a week of paid work in addition to the stipend scholarship.

To Apply

Candidates must submit a cover letter, full Curriculum Vitae (CV), an academic transcript and two academic references.

The successful candidate will be expected to enroll in a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and produce a minimum of four first-author peer reviewed publications during their candidature.

Study Subject Factors that influence quality improvement in general practice
Provided By Ochre Health Pty Ltd
To be undertaken at University of Canberra
Level Post-Graduate (Research)


This scholarship is offered once only to one person. Applications close 30 November 2015. The scholarship is for full-time study only.

Payment Information

The value of this scholarship is AUD27,000 (per annum). This award is to be used for living expenses. This scholarship is paid fortnightly for the period of 3 years.

There is also opportunity for paid work for Ochre Health 1 day a week.

Research Information

This scholarship is for one of the following fields of research: MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES or PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES.


This scholarship is for study in Australia for those who have achieved a minimum of Honours 1 or equivalent. A Masters by Research or previous research experience is preferred. Only citizens of Australia or AUS permanent residents may apply.

Application Details

To apply for this scholarship you must email the required information to:

Main Contacts: Professor Rachel Davey Director, Health Research Institute, University of Canberra.

Dr Hamish Meldrum Director of Medical Services, Ochre Health