PhD in epidemiological and economic simulation of health housing interventions
The Population Interventions Unit and Scalable Health Intervention Evaluation program (SHINE), headed by Professor Tony Blakely, in the Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics has a PhD position available commencing early 2023. The PhD research project will assess the health gain and health inequality impacts of housing interventions (e.g., retrofitting homes, minimum standards, increased social housing, Indigenous housing etc.). The research will provide evidence for a novel- approach to curbing housing related diseases. You will – as a team member – be using sophisticated computer simulation modelling, built by the SHINE team. You will lead the conceptualisation and specification of inputs to the modelling, and the interpretation and write up of outputs.
In addition the student will have opportunity to take part in research initiatives set up as part of a broader SHINE and Healthy Housing Centre of Research Excellence teams, and interact with a diverse research team with expertise in global public health, social epidemiology, data science, economics and clinical medicine at the Melbourne University School of Population and Global Health. Download the flyer below to learn more, or apply now.