Current Students 

Aarushi Dhingra

Aarushi Dhingra

Aarushi Dhingra is a HDR student enrolled in the School of Economics at the University of Queensland. Aarushi has a Masters in Applied Econometrics from the University of Queensland and a Bachelor (Hons.) in Economics and Management from the University of St Andrews, Scotland. Her main research area is in resource use and women’s health. Aarushi will conduct her research in the program on ‘Health Economics: Econometric Modelling and Resources Use Implications of NCDs for Women’, and will be supervised by Professor Brenda Gannon, Professor Gita Mishra and Professor Luke Connelly.

Email: a.dhingra@uq.edu.au

Chen Liang

Chen Liang

Chen is a HDR student enrolled in the School of Medicine at the University of Queensland. Chen has a master’s degree in Epidemiology and health statistics, and a bachelor’s degree in Public Health from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. Her main research area is in the association of established and emerging risk factors in women’s reproductive stage with non-communicable disease (NCDs) incidence. She will be supervised by Professor Gita Mishra and Professor Annette Dobson.

Email: c.liang2@uq.net.au 

Current Opportunities

UQ Earmarked Scholarship

Enrolment status: New students

Student type: Domestic students

Level of study: Higher Degree by Research

HDR funding type: Living stipend scholarship, Tuition scholarship 

Scholarship value: Living stipend of $28,597 per annum tax free (2021 rate), indexed annually

Scholarship duration: 3 years with the possibility of two 6-month extensions in approved circumstances

Earmarked scholarships are funded by the Australian Government to assist PhD students with their living costs and tuition fees. Scholarships are offered for projects that are aligned with recently awarded Category 1 research grants. They offer students the opportunity to work with leading researchers and contribute to large projects of national significance.

We are offering a scholarship to an exceptional domestic students who wish to undertake a PhD project at the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence on Women and Non-communicable diseases: Prevention and Detection at The University of Queensland.

Our first project will conduct a comprehensive assessment of Australian Women’s use of health services across life stages, identifying key factors influencing distinct patterns of health service use and assessing the comparative impact of NCDs on health service use.

Our second project will undertake a systematic investigation into the associations of established and emerging risk factors at each stage of women’s lives (including early life, young adults, main reproductive stage, menopausal transition and later life) with NCD incidence (using both prevalence and age at onset of each NCD), including multimorbidity.

The project descriptions above are a brief outline of what the project hopes to achieve. Supervisors will work with candidates to develop a PhD project that is in line with the candidate’s research interests and also fits within the overall scope of the outlined projects.

Students will enrol through The University of Queensland’s Faculty of Medicine. 

The successful applicant will be based at the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence on Women and Non-communicable Diseases: Prevention and Detection in Herston, Brisbane.

More details about earmarked scholarships can be found on UQ’s graduate school website.

If you have any further queries please contact the CRE project coordinator, Ms. Reshika Chand.

NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence on Women and Non-communicable Diseases: Prevention and Detection

Level 3, Public Health Building

The University of Queensland,

266 Herston Road

Herston, QLD, 4006

General enquiries
wandcre@uq.edu.au
Phone: +61 7 3365 5197