Family Based Care/UTAS Reablement

Degree type


Closing date

27 March 2023



Citizenship requirement


About the research project

This PhD scholarship builds upon the funded reablement project, in partnership with Family Based Care in Northern Tasmania. The study will explore ways in which clients and carers of clients of Family Based Care can be engaged better with the reablement process.  Outcomes are likely to be structures and processes that provide better support for these clients and carers in the community. It fits into the Aged Care priority for the School of Nursing, as well as Health Services research.

Applicants may be considered for part-time candidature. In addition, the successful applicant (particularly if they are an Allied Health Professional) may be considered for part-time paid clinical work with Family Based Care in line with RTP guidelines.

Primary Supervisor

Meet Prof Steve Campbell


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 $31,500 per annum (2023 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.


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

Additional eligibility criteria specific to this project/scholarship:

  • Applicants must be able to undertake the project on-campus
  • For permanent residents where English is not their first language (see AHPRA website), the School of Nursing requires all students to have an IELTS of 7 across the board

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, Prof Steve Campbell 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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