Business models and implementation roadmap for rapid translation into healthcare

Project opportunity

This Earmarked Scholarship project is aligned with a recently awarded Category 1 research grant. It offers you the opportunity to work with leading researchers and contribute to large projects of national significance.

This PhD project will be part of an NHMRC MRFF Dementia, Aging and Aged Care Mission funded study, which aims to develop and implement a new technology-assisted intervention, PDCogniCare, for early and improved diagnosis of dementia in people living with Parkinson's Disease (PD).

Informed by Medical Research Council guidance for process evaluation, a mixed methods approach will be used to understand factors influencing the use of the digital platform, delivery of cognitive assessments, and acceptability of PDCogniCare. Process and economic evaluations will inform the development of a roadmap for implementation within healthcare services and business models for future commercialisation. This project would suit someone with a background in technology and software development, business studies, policy, and an interest in improving healthcare service delivery.

Scholarship value

As a scholarship recipient, you'll receive: 

  • living stipend of $32,192 per annum tax free (2023 rate), indexed annually
  • tuition fees covered
  • single Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)


Associate Professor Nadeeka Dissanayaka

Professor Martie-Louise Verreynne

Preferred educational background

Your application will be assessed on a competitive basis.

We take into account your

  • previous academic record
  • publication record
  • honours and awards
  • employment history.

A working knowledge of mixed methods research, research commercialization, implementation science and policy would be of benefit to someone working on this project.

Latest commencement date

If you are the successful candidate, you must commence by Research Quarter 2, 2025. You should apply at least 3 months prior to the research quarter commencement date.

If you are an international applicant, you may need to apply much earlier for visa requirements.

How to apply

You apply for this project as part of your PhD program application.

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