Higher Degree by Research Application Portal
|Neurodiverse Students and Health Professions Courses
|Dr Kiah Evans
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.
|01 Sep 2023
|02 Dec 2024
Applicants are encouraged to apply for a RTP Scholarship in UWA's Domestic Scholarship Round via iAthena.
Value: $35,000 per annum
|School of Allied Health
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.
Scholarship is currently available for application.
Project manager reserves the right to make an appointment before the closing date if suitable candidate is identified.
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.
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