The Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre (DHCRC) invites expressions of interest for three-year PhD scholarships starting from February 2019.  Successful candidates will be enrolled with one of our 16 university partners and will work on applied R&D projects with our industry partners.

The DHCRC is a seven-year intensive multi-national R&D initiative that brings together over 80 health service, technology and university partners to improve the quality of healthcare for all, through evidence and to grow existing and emergent digital health technology companies, click here for more information.

Primary research areas

  • Biostatistics

  • Cyber-security

  • Data science

  • Electrical/mechanical engineering

  • Epidemiology

  • Health, technology and data science education

  • Health economics and behavioral sciences

  • Health systems

  • Human-computer interaction

  • Law

  • Machine learning

  • Natural language processing

  • Software engineering

  • Value-based care

  • Health Services


Approximately 20-25 scholarships will be available in the first year, at an average rate of AUD 50,000 per year tax-free.


Scholarships are available for Australian residents. Non-residents will be considered, subject to project-specific requirements and tuition fee-waiver availability. Australian citizenship may be required for projects with specific industry partners.

Applicants should have a good honours degree or equivalent in a related discipline.

About the PhD programme

We are in the process of agreeing research projects with our partners.  Once these are fully specified we will have certainty on the nature and number of PhD students required. So this application should be considered as an “expression of interest”. DHCRC staff will review resumes and applicants with the potential to be good a match for future projects will be contacted  to organise an informational conversation and to discuss interest.

Projects will generally involve an academic supervisor from a partner university and at least one industry partner. Students would then apply to the PhD programme at the partner university.

DHCRC projects provide the opportunity to work closely with relevant industry partners in a advisory role, with students spending up to 50% of their time on-site.

How to apply

Please register expressions of interest by using the link below.

Digital Health CRC PhD Application Form


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