PhD scholarship available

La Trobe University has a range of doctoral scholarships available for specific research projects or themes as part of its end-of-year scholarship round. Successful applicants will receive a scholarship that can help with fee-relief, living costs, and more.

One of the project-based scholarships is available here at the Judith Lumley Centre, supervised by Dr Amanda Cooklin.
Project title The 'long arm of the job': Parents' jobs and children's development

This PhD project will investigate the relationship between parents’ work stressors (job strains, work-family conflict), time pressure, and well-being and school-based outcomes for children and adolescents. The scholar will use secondary data from a range of sources, including national cohort and / or survey data from Australian Families, and conduct a new companion qualitative study to explore these themes in-depth, shedding light on these issues in a post-Covid context. Evidence from this project will inform parents, workplaces and policy-makers about optimal supports for working parents across all family stages.

Special conditions: This scholarship is only available to domestic applicants. Preference will be given to those with a background in Sociology, Public Health or Psychology and with some experience in quantitative data analyses.

Applications for this scholarship are now open and will close 30th April.

For more information, please contact Amanda Cooklin and visit the Graduate Research Scholarship webpage.