Clinical Redesign helps deliver better healthcare outcomes


PhD Scholarship

Type: Living Allowance

Value & Duration: $24,653pa + Elite Top Up of $7,500pa

Subject to satisfactory progress the duration of the scholarship is 3 years with a possible 6 month extension for a doctoral candidate. An amount of approximately AUD$5,000 per year is available to support project costs.

Basic Eligibility

Applicants will generally have a first class Honours degree or a combination of equivalent qualifications and / or sector based experience. Applicants are welcome from a diverse range of disciplines, including but not restricted to, the medical, nursing, pharmacy, psychology and allied health professions. Examples of relevant disciplinary backgrounds can be found in the health as well as the social sciences.

Applicants should complete the Application for Admission and Scholarship for Higher Degree Research Candidature (refer to How to Apply) and indicate in Section 9 Scholarship Support, that you wish to be considered for the Health Services Innovation – Clinical Redesign Scholarship.

Project Description

We are seeking dynamic PhD candidates (2 scholarships available) to undertake research as part the School of Medicine's Centre for Health Services Education & Research.  Candidates will draw directly from and engage with the Health Services Innovation Tasmania - a program that recently attracted $12mil in funding over 3 years from DoH towards the establishment of a state wide approach to supporting healthcare redesign.  The HSI Tas will work to facilitate the collaborative reorganisation of health services to overcome identified challenges, in turn, creating efficiencies and enhancing the patient experience through improved delivery, quality and flow of care, and by ensuring that services are sustainable into the future.  A key aim of the program is to develop a research-led evidence base for redesign work that is academically and operationally robust, independent and accessible.  

The successful candidates will investigate aspects of health services and clinical redesign research, dependent upon the formal selection of demonstration projects (for example, a demonstration project might include system redesign to reduce waiting lists for elective surgery) and the disciplinary background of the candidate.

The candidate will be based either in Hobart, Launceston or Cradle Coast at the School of Medicine, University of Tasmania.


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