Arts for better health and wellbeing

Using the arts and creativity to promote wellbeing and better health

Degree type

PhD

Closing date

6 March 2023

Campus

Hobart

Citizenship requirement

Domestic/International

About the research project

This project supports interdisciplinary research into the potential benefits of the use of creative arts (eg. Music, visual arts, theatre, dance) for health and wellbeing outcomes. Proposals are sought from applicants for the implementation and evaluation of a practical arts-based program using one or more art forms to promote better health and wellbeing outcomes for patients with chronic kidney disease, people in aged care, or in other health related settings in Tasmania.

This project may have a part-time study option available. Some restrictions may apply. Please discuss your preference with the Supervisor and note your preferred study option when applying.

Primary Supervisor

Meet A/Prof Anne-Marie Forbes

Funding

Applicants will be considered for a Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship or a Tasmania Graduate Research Scholarship (TGRS) which, if successful, provides:

  • a living allowance stipend of $28,854 per annum (2022 rate, indexed annually) for 3.5 years
  • a relocation allowance of up to $2,000
  • a tuition fees offset covering the cost of tuition fees for up to four years (domestic applicants only)

If successful, international applicants will receive a University of Tasmania Fees Offset for up to four years.

As part of the application process you may indicate if you do not wish to be considered for scholarship funding.

Eligibility

Applicants should review the Higher Degree by Research minimum entry requirements.

Additional eligibility criteria specific to this project/scholarship:

  • Applicants should hold a first class Honours degree or equivalent in visual or performing arts with demonstrated experience in a care environment, or a first class Honours degree or equivalent in a health-related field with demonstrated professional practice in the arts.

Selection Criteria

The project is competitively assessed and awarded.  Selection is based on academic merit and suitability to the project as determined by the College.

Additional essential selection criteria specific to this project:

  • Qualifications in Arts in Health or arts related therapy will be highly regarded.

Application process

There is a three-step application process:

  1. Select your project, and check you meet the eligibility and selection criteria;
  2. Contact the Primary Supervisor, A/Prof Anne-Marie Forbes to discuss your suitability and the project's requirements; and
  3. Submit an application by the closing date listed above.
    • Copy and paste the title of the project from this advertisement into your application. If you don’t correctly do this your application may be rejected.
    • As part of your application, you will be required to submit a covering letter, a CV including 2 x referees and your project research proposal.

Following the application closing date applications will be assessed within the College. Applicants should expect to receive notification of the outcome by email by the advertised outcome date.

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