Exploring complexity to create a sustainable healthcare system

Exploring complexity to create a sustainable healthcare system

The Director of the Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science (CHRIS) and Founding Director of the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite, together with other colleagues in CHRIS, is undertaking an exciting body of innovative research that explores how complexity science and other theories of context and culture can be applied to sustainable healthcare systems for the improvement of patient care.

Scholarships are available for full time domestic MRES/PhD students to undertake mixed-method research in these areas, with specific research projects able to be negotiated.


This scholarship is available to eligible candidates to undertake either:

  • Research Training Program MRes Year 2 (RTPMRES) 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;



  • The scholarship is comprised of a Tuition Fee Offset and a Living Allowance Stipend.
  • The MRES Year 2 full-time stipend rate is $26,682 per annum (2017 rate) tax exempt
  • The MQRTP full-time stipend rate is $26,682 per annum (in 2017 tax exempt, for up to 3 years (indexed annually).


Applications will be closed on 15 February, 2017.

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.

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