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.