PhD scholarships in Health Economics Mid-year entry 2019 Monash University, Faculty of Business and Economics Australia

Opportunities for PhD scholarships in Health Economics Mid-year entry 2019

Job No: 584919

Faculty/Portfolio: Faculty of Business and Economics

Location: Caulfield campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 3 year program


The Opportunity

If you are looking for a rigorous graduate training, and want to make a substantial research contribution to the economics of health and health care, the Centre for Health Economics at Monash University offers a fully funded PhD in Health Economics.


Generous scholarships covering all fees and a stipend, plus travel costs are available for suitably qualified individuals. There are further opportunities for travel and the potential to study for up to one year at one of our partner institutions in Europe or USA.


PhDs are available in all areas of health economics, but we specifically encourage those within the current research programs of our experienced supervisors:


Economic evaluation of health programs

Professor Anthony Harris, Associate Professor Duncan Mortimer

The socioeconomic determinants and dynamics of health and subjective wellbeing

Professor David Johnston, Associate Professor Nicole Black, Dr Sonja Kassenboehmer, Professor Michael Shields, Professor Andrew Jones

Health outcomes and health preference assessment

Associate Professor Gang Chen

Behaviour and performance in the health system

Associate Professor Dennis Petrie, Dr Daniel Avdic


About Monash and the Centre for Health Economics:

As a student at the Centre you will be part of a team of academics and researchers at the cutting edge of important international research, using the latest methods. Our current students, recent graduates and alumni demonstrate the range, quality and opportunities offered in those programs including the costs of childhood obesity, well-being and health, perinatal mental health, economics of alcohol pricing, health aid for lower income countries.


We offer excellent research facilities including a dedicated student study space, a behavioural laboratory, high quality computing facilities, frequent internal and external seminars, and funded conference travel. Applicants should have a good first degree in a relevant discipline and we provide coursework in health economics and related studies.


Monash is one of the top 100 universities in the world, ranked top in health economics in the Asia Pacific. The Business School contains both a leading Economics Department and a distinct Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics with an international reputation in theoretical and applied econometrics. The School of Public Health provides expertise in large epidemiological studies, multicentre clinical trials, clinical registries, evidence, synthesis and health social science. Co-supervision is available and common.


Information about undertaking a research degree at Monash can be found at:


How to Apply

There are two rounds each year for both international and domestic applicants: Interested candidates should send an expression of interest to and attach a full CV (including details of specific grades and transcripts if available) at least six weeks prior to the scholarship application closing dates. Suitable applicants will be sent an invitation to apply to submit with their online application.


To express your interest in this opportunity please send your CV including details of two referees, a copy of your academic transcripts and grading scales and a 1-2 page cover letter which outlines your research skills, experience and why this PhD opportunity interests you to


Deadlines for Expressions of Interest Mid Year 2019

International students – 15 February 2019

Domestic students – 19 April 2019



We strongly encourage you to get in touch with us prior to making an application, to discuss the range of exciting projects available at the Centre. Email your enquiry to


Closing date

Friday 15 February 2019, 11:55 pm AEDT

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