Numerical Cognition, Learning and Development

Numerical Cognition, Learning and Development

Programs Available


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Opening Date

20 May 2019 12am AEST 

Closing Date

31 Oct 2019 11pm AEDT 

Scholarship available to



An exciting opportunity to join a new research group studying the development of children’s numeracy and mathematical skills. Applicants with a background in psychology, cognitive science, or educational studies and with interests in any of the following areas are encouraged to apply:

  1. Numerical cognition (experimental studies from a psychological/cognitive science perspective investigating how we represent and activate numerical information and other representations associated with magnitude).
  2. Numeracy in the preschool / early primary classroom (e.g., pedagogical approaches, instructional quality, intervention for low achievers).
  3. Assessment and development of working memory and executive functioning/self-regulation in young children.
  4. Impact of hearing loss on child development and learning.
  5. Informal opportunities for learning numeracy and mathematics in the home and classroom environment.
  6. Assessment and intervention for children with mathematical learning difficulties.

For interested applicants, there may be an opportunity to undertake a joint PhD with a partner institution.

The candidate must be available to enrol and commence studies no later than 30th June 2020


There are two scholarships available for eligible candidates to undertake a direct entry 3-year PhD program.

Applicants can be International or Domestic (Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens).

Scholarship Components

The scholarship is comprised of a Tuition Fee Offset and a Living Allowance Stipend. The value and tenure of the scholarship is a “MQRES” full-time stipend rate of $27,596 per annum (in 2019 tax exempt for up to 3 years - indexed annually).

Contact Details

Name: Rebecca Bull
Phone: +61 2 9850 8605

How to Apply

For information on how to apply, select the "How to Apply" button below.

Please note, at the start of your application you should select the scholarship type of "HDR Project/Supervisor Specific Scholarship".

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