Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity PhD Scholarship: Improving housing and health and wellbeing outcomes for asylum seekers and refugees:


The Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity at Flinders University is offering a three-year PhD scholarship for full-time research on an Australian Research Council (ARC) funded research project entitled “Belonging begins at home: Promoting social inclusion and wellbeing for asylum seekers and people from refugee backgrounds”.

This exciting project is a partnership between Flinders University and four non-government organisations working closely with refugees and asylum seekers –  Anglicare SA, Australian Refugee Association, Baptist Care SA and Shelter SA.  Using a range of innovative and varied research methods the project will explore the housing settlement experiences of refugees and asylum seekers entering Australia.  The research aims to advance understandings of how these experiences affect social inclusion and health and wellbeing, and will provide information to policy makers, practitioners, and communities about how to best support humanitarian migrants.

The successful applicant will undertake their research within the dynamic Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity at Flinders University  The Southgate Institute leads high quality scholarships on the social and economic determinants of health and health equity which helps inform initiatives and policy at local, regional, state and national levels to promote population health and reduce health inequities and their underlying causes.  The student would be supervised by A/Prof Anna Ziersch and A/Prof Kathy Arthurson. Further information and application is available here.

Closing Date: 17-03-2014


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