Faculty of Human Sciences: Psychology- Increasing the efficacy of treatment for socially anxious youth through theoretically derived improvements

Faculty of Human Sciences: Psychology- Increasing the efficacy of treatment for socially anxious youth through theoretically derived improvements

Department

Psychology

Project Name

Increasing the efficacy of treatment for socially anxious youth through theoretically derived improvements

Project Description

One full time international MRES/PhD scholarship is available in the Centre for Emotional Health, Department of Psychology, Macquarie University. Opportunity exists for research on child/adolescent social anxiety to occur alongside a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funded trial awarded to Ron Rapee, Jennifer Hudson, Viviana Wuthrich and Lauren McLellan, to develop a new psychological intervention for child social anxiety. Research project topics are negotiable but preference is given to projects related to underlying mechanisms or therapy processes of child anxiety, especially social anxiety. The project is best suited to a candidate with an existing Masters in research or similar.

This project is being conducted in the Centre for Emotional Health, a university centre for research excellence in understanding and treating anxiety across the lifespan.

Contact

Dr Viviana Wuthrich
Viviana.wuthrich@mq.edu.au
+61 2 9850 4866

This scholarship is available to eligible candidates to undertake either:

  • Research Training Pathway (RTP) MRes Year 2 followed by a possible Macquarie University Research Training Program scholarship (MQRTP) for a 3 year PhD. This is referred to as an MRes/PhD ‘bundle offer’. MRES Year 2, Semester 2 commencement is subject to further approval;
  • OR
  • Direct entry into a 3 year PhD program, according to University requirements;

The value and tenure of the scholarship is:

  • The MRES Year 2 full-time stipend rate is $26 288 per annum (2016 rate) tax exempt
  • The MQRTP full-time stipend rate is $26,288 per annum (in 2016 tax exempt, for up to 3 years (indexed annually)
  • For international candidates, the scholarship includes Macquarie University tuition fees for up to three years/four years

Applicants will need to Apply for a research degree and scholarship at Macquarie University and arrange for two academic referee reports to be submitted to the Higher Degree Research Office.

The form can be downloaded from the Forms page.

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants are expected to have a record of excellent academic performance and preferably, additional relevant research experience and/or peer-reviewed research activity, awards and/or prizes in line with the University’s scholarship rating guidelines.

Refer to the Rating Scholarship Applicants section for more information about these guidelines. Macquarie University will advise the successful applicant of entitlements at the time of scholarship offer. Please quote the scholarship code on your application.

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