PhD and Mphil Scholarships Business and Economics of Health

The University of Queensland is pleased to invite applicants to apply for a new opening PhD position in international business. The funds for this fellowship are available for two years. Eligible candidates should submit the applications before February 03, 2019.

The University of Queensland Business School is independently ranked as one of the top business schools in Australia and among the leading institutions worldwide. Based in Brisbane, it brings together over 200 subject experts with over 11,000 students and offers a wide range of degree programs and Executive Education.

The School has seven main areas of academic strength represented by disciplines; Accounting, business information systems; finance; international business management; marketing; strategy & entrepreneurship business; and tourism with a senior academic reporting to the Head of School leading each discipline. The successful applicant would be joining the Strategy Discipline within the UQ Business School.

The School's mission is to be courageous thinkers who empower future leaders to positively transform business and society. The School carries AACSB International and EQUIS accreditation - the first school in Australia to receive AACSB and EQUIS accreditation across the full range of programs. The School also enjoys strong research links with leading international research schools.

Details of the teaching programs, research activities and business relations may be accessed through the School's web site at:

Information about the Faculty and the School may be accessed on the Faculty's web site at

The Centre for Advanced Imaging (CAI), a strategic initiative of The University of Queensland, is a leading imaging research facility in Australia, and one of a handful in the world. It brings together the skills of a critical mass of researchers and state-of-the-art, world- or Australian-first imaging research instruments including NMR, EPR, MRI, PET, CT, optical imaging and an on-site cyclotron and radiochemistry facilities. CAI hosts the largest Node of the National Imaging Facility (NIF) (

CAI conducts research across the spectrum from development of new imaging technologies, analysis of molecular structure, synthesis of MRI and PET biomarkers targeting fundamental biological processes to studies of major diseases affecting a range of organ systems, through to imaging economically significant agricultural animals and plant material, minerals and construction materials.

A multidisciplinary, cohesive student community have come together from all over the globe to CAI to undertake research training. The Centre has an active student association (STAC)that provides many opportunities for networking and professional development, a supportive mentoring structure that will enhance personal and professional growth, an annual symposium and a well-attended weekly seminar program which attracts high profile National and International speakers.

Further details on the Centre for Advanced imaging and ongoing research can be found on CAI's website

CAI is committed to supporting the career growth of female researchers and have a number of initiatives to support females in developing and achieving a fulfilling research career at the institute. For more information, please visit our CAI Women in Imaging website at

CIBIT ( is a multidisciplinary collaboration between researchers at The University of Queensland's Centre for Advanced Imaging and partners in the Medical Technologies and Pharmaceutical industry. The purpose of this national Centre is to provide research training to close critical skills gaps and to develop more effective imaging probes and scanning algorithms in conjunction with industry partners. Students will undertake industry-driven research to overcome bottlenecks in the development and application of novel diagnostics, therapeutics and theranostics and to inform changes in regulatory policy that support industry growth. Scholarships will include an industry placement for one year.

CIBIT encompasses a number of major research projects across science and business. These scholarships will focus on projects in health economics of targeted drugs and diagnostic agents, and regulatory frameworks for AI in imaging. The candidates will also work with our industry partners, including Inter-K Peptide Therapeutics, Clarity Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd, Minomic International Ltd, Theranostics (Australia) Pty Ltd, Brisbane Veterinary Specialist Clinic, Uniting Care Medical Imaging, Red Radiology Pty Ltd, Siemens Healthcare Pty Ltd and BGI International Pty Ltd.

While the PhD or MPhil projects will draw from UQ Business School, CAI and CIBIT, the principle Supervisors are in the Business School.

Students may be domestic or international of high scholarly caliber and must meet the requirements for admission into the UQ Graduate School PhD or MPhil programs (, including meeting the English language requirements, and must demonstrate excellent capacity and potential for research.

A domestic part-time student with carer's responsibilities, a medical condition or a disability, which prevents them from studying full time may be eligible for scholarship consideration, on a case by case basis.

The base stipend will be at the rate of AUD $32,788 per annum (2019 rate) tax-free, indexed annually for up to two and a half (2.5) years for the MPhil and three (3) years with the possibility of two six month extensions in approved circumstances for the PhD. For the candidates who have been successful in obtaining any government-funded scholarship or UQ-funded scholarship or any other external scholarship, a top-up scholarship may be awarded.

Please note that the successful applicant(s) will be required to apply to the UQ Graduate School for admission. A successful application for this research project does not guarantee a successful application with the UQ Graduate School. Successful applicants must accept and commence within six (6) months of receiving an award.

For enquiries specific to this project please contact Professor Martie-Louise Verreynne ( or Dr Anna Jenkins (

Please submit your scholarship application to:

Selected applications will be required to submit a full application for entry into the PhD or MPhil program.

Before you apply, you are encouraged to read the definitive rules for this scholarship,in particular any specific eligibility conditions and check theFAQsif you have any questions. We also encourage you toread the policy onUQ Research Scholarships.


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