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TitleNeurodiverse Students and Health Professions Courses
SupervisorDr Kiah Evans
KeywordsHealth
Research areaHealth Sciences
Project description

Society is increasingly recognizing the strengths that neurodiverse professionals can bring to the workforce, and is subsequently focused on supporting individuals diagnosed with conditions such as autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and learning disorders to flourish at university and beyond. Whilst there is a growing advocacy movement internationally for autistic doctors, there is a need to expand this to all neurodiverse students preparing to become health professionals. This research project will involve exploring the learning experiences and needs of neurodiverse students enrolled in university courses to become qualified health professionals. This will include an investigation of the existing research literature and a series of mixed-methods studies. 

Location: This research project may include a national focus that is led by UWA. Although the core research team are based in Perth (primarily at UWA), there would be flexibility for the successful PhD candidate to be based in another Australian location.

Opportunity statusOpen
Open date01 Sep 2023
Close date02 Dec 2024
Funding source

Applicants are encouraged to apply for a RTP Scholarship in UWA's Domestic Scholarship Round via iAthena.

Value: $35,000 per annum

SchoolSchool of Allied Health
Contact

Dr Kiah Evans - (profile)

Specific project requirement

The successful applicant should have a health degree qualifying the individual to be recognized as a clinician (e.g. AHPRA registration or equivalent) is preferred.

Additional information

Scholarship is currently available for application.

Project manager reserves the right to make an appointment before the closing date if suitable candidate is identified.

Guidance

Study Area (Discipline): Health

Tenable at: The University of Western Australia

Please send in your application to Dr Kiah Evans, Health Professions Education discipline, School of Allied Health.

https://research-repository.uwa.edu.au/en/persons/kiah-evans

Scholarship project is currently open for applications.

A health degree qualifying the individual to be recognized as a clinician (e.g. AHPRA registration or equivalent) is preferred.

Payment type: Fortnightly Stipend

Value: $30,000 per annum