Podcasting and health communication

Degree type

PhD

Closing date

18 July 2022

Campus

Hobart

Citizenship requirement

Domestic/International

About the research project

Podcasting is growing fast as a format and platform for audio-based communication. Its close and embodied listening in headphones or earpods provides an intimate space to engage with other people's lived experiences. This project supports interdisciplinary research investigating the role of podcasting in shaping listener engagement with and understanding of health. It can be either a practice-led project comprising a podcast production artefact with exegesis or a written thesis.

Depending on applicants' interest and background, the project could focus on health literacy, audience studies, textual analysis and/or experimentation with forms of audio storytelling. Overall, this study is expecting to contribute new knowledge to the emerging fields of podcast studies and health humanities.

Primary Supervisor

Meet Professor Mia Lindgren

Funding

Applicants will be considered for a Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship or 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:

  • Relevant cognate degree

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.

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, Professor Mia Lindgren 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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