PhD Scholarship - Digital health for patients and healthcare consumers

PhD Scholarship - Digital health for patients and healthcare consumers

Scholarship program


Allocation number



Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI), Centre for Health Informatics

Project name

Digital health for patients and healthcare consumers

Project description

The Centre for Health Informatics (CHI) is the longest-running health informatics research centre in Australia. The Centre's work is internationally recognised for its groundbreaking contributions in the role of digital technology to support health service innovation.

We are seeking a bright and enthusiastic candidate to join the Consumer Informatics team to undertake PhD research under the supervision of Dr Annie Lau.  Our research program focuses on those with the highest stake in our healthcare system, and investigates the impact, design, and science of digital technology on consumers, patients and their carers.

The exact PhD topic will be determined taking into account the interests, experience and prior training of the successful candidate.  Possible topics include, but are not limited to: investigating the role of Artificial Intelligence for patients and consumers, understanding “patient work”, designing and evaluating digital tools for patients (e.g. mobile apps), introducing digital tools for patients in various healthcare situations.

The scholarship would suit an applicant with training in Computer Science, Engineering, Human Factors, Psychology, Design methods, Data Science, or a Health-related field.  It would also suit applicants who enjoy working with innovative technologies, and a desire to work with patients, consumers and clinicians.

Other important information

This scholarship is available to eligible candidates to undertake a:

  • Direct entry into a 3 year PhD program.

The value and tenure of the scholarship is:

  • The MQRTP full-time stipend rate is $27,082 per annum (in 2018) tax exempt, for up to 3 years (indexed annually)

The scholarship is comprised of a Tuition Fee Offset and a Living Allowance Stipend

Applicants will need to complete a HDR Candidature and Scholarship Application Form and arrange for two academic referee reports to be submitted to the Higher Degree Research Office. The application form and further information can be found on the Application 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 allocation number on your application.

Contact name

Dr Annie Lau

Contact email

Contact phone

(02) 9850 2436

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