Masters by Research Elevate Scholarship - CQUniversity and CentacareCQ Partnership

We often hear that a large proportion of the Australian ageing population state a preference to remain living in their own home for as long as possible, including the preference to die at home. The implementation of consumer-directed service provision has made this preference appear more feasible. However, as a provider of home care services, CentacareCQ has limited information about: consumer perception of what “care at home until I die” looks like, how consumers and their families/carers choose which service types will assist them, and what attributes they are looking for from service providers. To adequately map service need, and to ensure workforce supply going forward, CentacareCQ needs to better understand what drives decision making for consumers of aged care in-home services.

Scholarship Value: $30,000 stipend per year. Additional travel and conference funds will be available

Length of Scholarship: 2 years

Number Available: 1

Opening Date: 07 October 2020

Closing Date: 30 November 2020

Study LevelPostgraduate (Research)
Year of StudyFuture; First year
CitizenshipAustralian Citizen
Study RegionRockhampton Queensland
Study ModeAll modes
Study LoadFull time

Applicants must have completed:

  • a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a health science, public health, or related degree, or
  • be regarded by CQUniversity as having an equivalent level of attainment.

Applicants must be able to commence by January 2021

Applications are invited from candidates who can demonstrate:

  • a good understanding of the aged care system including future directions;
  • an ability to critically evaluate and synthesise policy and research documents;
  • excellent communication skills;
  • strong planning and organisational skills with the ability to work systematically;
  • an ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines;
  • experience in both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.
  • A track record in publication would be an advantage.

This project has been established as a collaboration between CentacareCQ and CQUniversity Australia, and will inform CentacareCQ about future delivery of aged care services.

Please attach certified copies of any qualifications to your application. If available, examples of your scientific writing (e.g. published scientific articles, research reports, thesis) should also be included in your application.

The application should be submitted by email to Dr Rob Stanton no later than close of business (5 pm AEST 30th November 2020). The successful candidate will commence their study in January 2021 (pending COVID-19 health directives). Please contact Dr Rob Stanton for any questions regarding this project. Please include in the application:

  • letter of motivation describing your skills and research expertise and experience;
  • a current resume/CV outlining research projects, publications or contributions to policy;
  • academic transcripts;
  • two (2) recent references related to research activities;
  • examples of scientific writing (theses, publications, policy documents).
Applicants will be notified by email to their nominated account as soon as the application outcome is finalised
CQUniversity and CentacareCQ