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Opportunities for PhD scholarships in health economics mid-year entry 2018

If you are looking for a rigorous graduate training, and want to make a substantial research contribution to the economics of health and health care, the Centre for Health Economics at Monash University offers a fully funded PhD in Health Economics. Scholarships covering all fees and a stipend are available for suitably qualified individuals.

PhDs are available in all areas of health economics, but we specifically encourage those within the current research programs of our experienced supervisors:

Economic evaluation of health programs

Professor Anthony Harris, Associate Professor Duncan Mortimer

The socioeconomic determinants and dynamics of health and subjective wellbeing

Professor Michael Shields, Associate Professor David Johnston, Dr Nicole Black, and Dr Sonja Kassenboehmer

Health outcomes and health preference assessment

Dr Gang Chen

Behaviour and performance in the health system

Associate Professor Dennis Petrie

About Monash and the Centre for Health Economics:

As a student at the Centre you will be part of a team of academics and researchers at the cutting edge of important international research, using the latest methods. Our current students and recent graduates demonstrates the range and quality and opportunities offered in those programs including the economics of alcohol pricing, health aid for lower income countries, and the economics of obesity

We offer excellent research facilities including a dedicated student study space, a behavioural laboratory, high quality computing facilities, frequent internal and external seminars, and funded conference travel. Applicants should have a good first degree in a relevant discipline and we provide coursework in health economics and related studies.

Monash is one of the top 100 universities in the world, ranked top in health economics in the Asia Pacific. The Business School contains both a leading Economics Department and a distinct Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics with an international reputation in theoretical and applied econometrics.  The School of Public Health provides expertise in large epidemiological studies, multicentre clinical trials, clinical registries, evidence synthesis and health social science. Co-supervision is available and common.

We strongly encourage you to get in touch with one of our experienced supervisors prior to making an application to discuss the range of exciting projects available at the Centre.

Information about undertaking a research degree at Monash can be found at: and further details of how to apply at:

To Apply

There are two rounds each year for both international and domestic applicants: Interested candidates should send an expression of interest to and attach a full CV (including details of specific grades and transcripts if available) six weeks prior to the scholarship application closing dates.

To express your interest in this PhD Scholarship please send your CV including details of two referees, a copy of your academic transcripts and a 1-2 page cover letter which outlines your research skills, experience and why this PhD opportunity interests you to  Suitable applicants will be sent an Invitation to Apply to submit this with their online application.

Closing Dates

International students - 18 Feb 2018

Domestic students – 15 April 2018



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