ARC DP PhD Scholarship: 'Just right' job design: A new model using the Goldilocks paradigm

In this project, which draws on inspiration from the Goldilocks fairy-tale, the scholarship will be used to identify new knowledge for designing work to reduce the prolonged sitting while retaining productivity. It has the potential to make a real difference to the lives of people.

Scholarship Value: $28,092 per year (indexed)

Length of Scholarship: 3 years

Number Available: 1

Opening Date: 21 May 2020

Closing Date: 19 October 2020

Study LevelPostgraduate (Research)
Year of StudyFuture
CitizenshipAustralian Citizen; Permanent Resident
Study RegionAdelaide South Australia
Study ModeMixed Mode
Study LoadFull time

Residency within (or the ability to relocate to) South Australia as a PhD candidate at CQUniversity is preferred; however, given the COVID-19 landscape, the offer is also open to Australian nationals who are able to study remotely for part of or potentially the duration of the award.

  • A CQUniversity recognised Hons or Masters degree (by research) in Psychology or an equivalent/related area (e.g., health sciences, human factors, design);
  • Authorship of at least one peer-reviewed scientific paper as lead author emanating from prior research candidature in a high-quality journal is desirable;
  • Demonstrated ability to work unsupervised;
  • Be willing to complete the project on Adelaide Campus or through remote study.

This scholarship is available for an immediate start, upon acceptance of both the offers of admission and scholarship.

The successful PhD candidate will study under the supervision and guidance of an international interdisciplinary team including A/Prof Anjum Naweed, Prof Leon Straker, Dr Janine Chapman, Prof Corneel Vandelanotte, and Prof Andreas Holtermann.

Please provide scanned copies of academic transcripts (including the titles of units previously studied at undergraduate and postgraduate level).

Interested applicants must first contact Associate Professor Anjum Naweed with an expression of their interest. This will involve several meetings (over video conference). The aim of these meetings will be to establish a dialogue around the research and the career goals and aspirations of the applicant in order to identify them as a preferred candidate.

Once the applicant has been identified as the preferred candidate, they will need to have copies of their supporting documentation available (including CV, academic transcripts and other supporting documentation) and be able to refer clearly to the scholarship selection criteria.

For more information, please contact A/Prof Anjum Naweed +61 8 8378 4520;

Applicants will be notified via email to their nominated email address as soon as an outcome is available.
Australian Research Council (ARC)