IMHIP-Youth: Developing, implementing, and evaluating a culturally valid model of social and emotional wellbeing care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adolescents who experience detention

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.

Supervisor – Associate Professor Edward Heffernan, e.heffernan@uq.edu.au

Applications are welcomed from individuals interested in undertaking PhD research that will contribute to developing and/or evaluating meaningful and culturally valid services to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in Queensland who experience detention.

Applicants from a broad range of backgrounds are invited to apply, with applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders particularly welcomed.

Applicants are invited to submit a research proposal that will contribute to a Medical Research Future Fund Indigenous Health Research funded project that aims to develop, implement and evaluate a culturally valid model of social and emotional wellbeing care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adolescents who experience detention.

Topics of study could include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing, examining and evaluating approaches to culturally valid co-design
  • Advancing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programme evaluation
  • Developing the evidence base for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander models of social and emotional wellbeing care
  • Developing and undertaking culturally and age appropriate approaches to collecting and representing young people’s stories
  • Analysis of routinely collected (linked data) about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people

Preferred educational background

Applications will be judged on a competitive basis taking into account the applicant's previous academic record, publication record, honours and awards, and employment history.

A working knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait social and emotional wellbeing paradigms and models and/or qualitative or quantitative research methodologies would be of benefit to someone working on this project.

The applicant will demonstrate academic achievement in the field(s) of social science, public health, community development or related discipline and the potential for scholastic success.

A background or knowledge of working with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or experience in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health or community development sectors is highly desirable.

*The successful candidate must commence by Research Quarter 2, 2021. You should apply at least 3 months prior to the research quarter commencement date. International applicants may need to apply much earlier for visa reasons.

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