PhD Studentship Centre for Palliative Care


A full-time graduate research studentship is available for a suitable PhD candidate with a nursing or allied health degree.


The studentship is offered by the Centre for Palliative Care and the Department of Nursing, the University of Melbourne. We are seeking a PhD student with an interest or passion in inter-disciplinary research in palliative care that will improve quality of care for people diagnosed with advanced disease and their families/caregivers.


We are looking for an individual interested in full-time study. An applicant must hold current registration as a clinician in Nursing or Allied Health Profession with an Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA).

Applicants are required to fulfill eligibility requirements for admission into the PhD program at the University of Melbourne.


The PhD studentship is valued at $30,600 per annum and is indexed and tax exempted. This studentship is for 3 years and can be extended for up to six (6) months, subject to satisfactory progress toward timely completion.

About Centre for Palliative Care and Department of Nursing

The Centre for Palliative Care based at St Vincent’s Hospital is a collaborative Centre of The University of Melbourne, a statewide provider of training and education programs for health professionals with a diverse research program that includes collaboration with experts throughout Australia and internationally.

The Department of Nursing at The University of Melbourne is part of the Melbourne School of Health Sciences and is located within Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences. In research and research training, the Department of Nursing is progressing a dynamic a program of research in health-services research. Critically, this program is concerned with where and how nurse-led interventions, in the context of multi-disciplinary models of care, value add to patient, system level and population outcomes.

More Information

Contact: Professor Marie Gerdtz -

Application closing date: Tuesday, 24 December 2019.