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Life Course Centre PhD Scholarship

The ARC Life Course Centre of Excellence investigates ways in which deep disadvantage endures within families and across generations and aims to develop new knowledge and practices to benefit those living in, or at risk of, disadvantage. The WA Node of the Life Course Centre is based at the Telethon Kids Institute and is examining a range of issues relating to the development of children and adolescents facing deep disadvantage. The successful candidate will work with Associate Processor Hayley Christian and other experienced academics from the Centre. Topics of interest include:

- reducing childhood inequities in social and emotional wellbeing

- how schools can deflect students from developmental trajectories of disadvantage

- how does the built environment impact on child health inequities

- place-based interventions to assist families facing disadvantage

Available in the 2023 round for Domestic applicants and UWA International graduates 

Payment type
Living allowance
Value unit
Per annum
Basis of award
Academic Achievement

Interested applicants should submit an expression of interest to [email protected]

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course (the Life Course Centre) is an international collaboration of 21 organisations working to identify the drivers of deep and persistent disadvantage and develop innovative solutions to address it.

The successful HDR candidate will also be a student member of the Life Course Centre, which qualifies them to apply for travel grants and attend professional development courses.

Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, Australian Humanitarian Visa, International
Study area
Health, Medicine
Commencement date
Applications open
Applications close
Tenable At
University of Western Australia
Currently available
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