Enabling Technologies Impact PhD (Health Sciences) with an interdisciplinary team of supervisors (28,579 stipend)

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Apr 25, 2022, 7:48:44 AMApr 25
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Interested in joining Swinburne University of Technology (Melbourne, Australia) as a PhD researcher for Enabling Technologies Impact PhD (Health Sciences) with an interdisciplinary team of supervisors? (28,579 stipend)

We are seeking people who wish to work at the interface between health, technology, society, businesses, and digital literacy and have the aptitude for solution-focused, user- informed research as part of a broader team.

All infos: https://swinjobs.nga.net.au/?jati=994BBDEE-B3B7-4C23-CDE9-C876ED6E8FC5

Applications close at Wednesday 27 April 2022 at 5:00pm

Swinburne University of Technology has launched MedTechVic, a new initiative focusing on the co-creation, development and delivery of enabling technologies for people who live with disability. We are bringing together Swinburne’s deep capabilities in co-design, user experience, technology, engineering and innovation to chart a new route for the creation of products and services that meet the needs of people and enable them to live their lives and achieve their goals. A scholarship is available within the School of Health Sciences for a student to undertake a PhD as part of this Australian-first partnership between industry, end users, clinicians and multidisciplinary researchers.
Resources are often wasted when health-oriented interventions/solutions are not fit for purpose and do not maximise benefits to users. This can be due to a lack of meaningful engagement of people with lived experience of health information and services – or user engagement tends to be ad hoc or short term, limiting success and sustainability.
This project will ensure effective, inclusive and authentic engagement of a range of stakeholders, such as patients, carers, prescribers, manufacturers and funding bodies. Long term engagement along the life cycle of idea generation to user consumption to commercialisation will be a focus. Considering the barriers and facilitators to peoples’ engagement with health information, health care, and health management activities will be a critical aspect of this person-centred project.
The aim will be to co-develop a digital, user-centric framework that
·       assesses needs,
·       makes, and implements fit-for-purpose interventions,
·       and is sustainable through its applicability and benefit to any user scenario. 
Throughout this project cross-cutting approaches, including innovative methodological and theoretical approaches and knowledge translation, will be used. The student will work closely with interdisciplinary collaborators to share knowledge and experience.
The successful applicant will have a Masters degree in a related area or a combination of study and work experience. Research experience in the workplace will be viewed favourably.

For further information about this position, contact Ranjit Gajendra Nadarajah on rgaj...@swin.edu.au
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